| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Herman Badillo, a Bronx politician who was the first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman, has died in New York. He was 85.
Badillo died Wednesday of complications of congestive heart disease at a hospital in Manhattan, according to...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 5:00 PM
William "Billy" Salomon, who oversaw the growth of the Salomon Bros. bond trading house cofounded by his father into a Wall Street giant, died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 100.
He had a gradual decline in health leading to his death, said...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Sharing a taxi in New York City can be a crapshoot for riders and most efforts to encourage doubling up were left in the dust.
But with Uber announcing its starting a carpool service Thursday, there's potential to make cab sharing viable for riders...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:21 PM
The hotly contested governor's race that attracted national attention cost more than $30 million for television commercials, consultants and other campaign expenses.
The biggest single contributor was the State of Connecticut, which paid out $13...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:53 PM
On Thursday, hundreds of millions of Americans risked obesity, heart disease and indigestion by eating large quantities of food with no precise knowledge of the caloric content. If many of them felt regret on Friday, it was not because they were duped...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 1:06 PM
The viral video of the week, at least among policy wonks, shows one of Obamacare's key architects saying that the health care law passed only because the administration deceived the public. MIT professor Jonathan Gruber spoke candidly — and...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Three years ago, Richmond City Councilman Jeff Ritterman became aware that about a third of his city's fifth- and seventh- graders were obese, and that the numbers were getting worse.
A retired cardiologist who got into politics to improve public...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election victory last week marked a defeat for Second Amendment rights activists who – enraged by the sweeping gun control legislation enacted last year – had hoped to punish the governor in the first...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Rihanna wore a sparkly Tom Ford unitard to perform on the National Mall in Tuesday's Veterans Day Concert for Valor. And, unusual for her (remember the gown with pasties?), she was covered from neck to toes. [The Cut]
Myla Dalbesio, whose size 10 frame...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Few states have experienced the political volatility that Colorado has over the last two decades.
Control of the Legislature flipped back and forth. The state see-sawed in presidential contests.
The last two years, though, have been particularly...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"You ain't seen nothin' yet!" was the famous come-on to the audience used by the great Al Jolson in the 1927 movie "The Jazz Singer."
And I, Liz, in 2014, still say this. But now I'm talking about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He was...