| Jan 8, 2015
| 3:35 PM
New York City will move to the forefront of a growing environmental trend by banning food establishments from using plastic foam containers starting this summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Thursday.
De Blasio's mayoral ban will...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:55 PM
The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, the Justice Department said on Thursday, raising the prospect of years of federal oversight of the troubled jail....
| Feb 20, 2015
| 12:30 PM
"I WILL never win an Oscar, and do you know why? First of all, because I'm not Jewish. Secondly, I make too much money for all those old farts in the Academy." -- Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood has won four Oscars and has redeemed himself for addressing...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 7:16 PM
Louis Caldera, who resigned as a top military aide in the Obama White House after a botched Air Force One photo-op that led New Yorkers to fear the city was under attack, is considering a run for Barbara Boxer’s seat in the U.S. Senate.
| Feb 12, 2015
| 5:09 PM
I once sat down at an education gathering and placed my orange-and-black computer bag with the lettering “Broad Prize for Urban Education” on the floor. Said the woman next to me, “That's the most highly coveted satchel in the room.&...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 5:40 PM
Billionaire Eli Broad has suspended a coveted, $1-million prize to honor the best urban school systems out of concern that they are failing to improve quickly enough. And, associates say, he's no longer certain that he wants to reward traditional school...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 7:45 PM
NEW YORK — New Yorkers can look forward to an early spring, as Staten Island Chuck did not see his shadow — and avoided the potentially dangerous embrace of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
But the outlook for Pennsylvania is more glum:...
| Feb 3, 2015
After more than 30 years working in Chicago as Warren Buffett's stockbroker, Citigroup Managing Director John Freund is retiring from the bank at the end of March, the company said.
Freund, 69, managed to make big headlines only once: For altering the...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:34 PM
They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse.
Streets across the nation's largest city were empty, the only movement the changing traffic lights signaling to cars that weren't there. The subway system was shuttered, the city's pulse rendered...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:11 PM
The Internet has changed the way everyone shops by making goods and services far more accessible to far more people. That is often an acceptable thing, except when it comes to the hotly debated area of gun control.
In its latest report, released on...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:51 AM
As another storm flung snow at Chicago, Alexandra Clark wondered how she'd get to work. Like an increasing number of snowbound city dwellers, she had a ready tool at hand: an app that tracks hundreds of city snowplows in close to real time.