| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:42 AM
NEW YORK -- Following a long-fought legal battle over the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk tactics, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that the city has reached an agreement with civil rights attorneys that will bring about major reforms...
| May 10, 2014
| 10:45 AM
The official procession moved slowly through Manhattan early Saturday, blinking red lights illuminating streets barely awake. It carried the remains of more than 1,100 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, whose resting place will be back...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:35 PM
Condoms no longer will be seized from sex workers for use as evidence in prostitution cases, police announced Monday in a move that officials say should help prevent the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases among people at high risk of...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:22 PM
Republican Gov. Chris Christie rolled to easy reelection Tuesday in New Jersey, setting up an expected 2016 presidential bid, while former national Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe squeezed past his tea party Republican opponent to seize the...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:37 PM
NEW YORK – With violent crime at historic lows but rents and homelessness at record highs, New Yorkers elected Democrat Bill de Blasio as their next mayor Tuesday after embracing his vow to bridge the gap between rich and poor and to end police...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:47 PM
NEW YORK -- To the cheers of hundreds of supporters, New York’s next mayor, Bill de Blasio, promised Tuesday to lead the city down a path that would tackle racial inequality and undo income gaps that he said were “decades in the making.”...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:54 AM
While is it generally unwise to read too much into local elections from a handful of states, Tuesday's results produced a message writ too large to ignore. If Republicans want to win over swing voters, they'll need to produce candidates more like New...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Baltimore police say they stopped residents 123,000 times last year but found only nine handguns — a figure civil rights advocates say is so implausible that it raises questions about whether the agency is actually monitoring the conduct of officers...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:56 PM
In all the commotion about a Miami-area police force's allegedly mindless harassment of workers and patrons of a convenience store, one aspect that may have been overlooked is how the cops' behavior was fostered by a "zero tolerance" program.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:06 PM
When you're in politics, to borrow a phrase from Faulkner, the past is never the past, especially when you're running for high office. Even from when you were only 18 years old.
Bill de Blasio, the 52-year-old Democratic favorite to become New York...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A federal appeals court handed New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at least a temporary victory in the stop-and-frisk case by blocking a lower court order requiring changes to police policy.
The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals also removed District...