| Sep 5, 2014
| 12:28 PM
A federal judge approved a $41-million settlement Friday for five black and Latino men who were wrongly accused in the brutal rape and beating of a Central Park jogger in 1989.
While admitting no wrongdoing, the city will make the payouts to Antron...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 4:43 AM
A decade ago, David and Betsy Sams built a retaining wall to stop erosion they feared was threatening the backyard and patio of their lovely and very expensive Old Saybrook summer home overlooking the Connecticut River. They assumed they were simply...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:30 AM
I was phoned the other night in middle of dinner by an earnest young man named Spencer, who said he was doing a survey.
Rather than hang up, I agreed to answer his questions. He asked me if I knew a soda tax would be on the ballot in Berkeley,...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Politicians, dignitaries and victims' relatives gathered in New York City, outside Washington and in rural Pennsylvania on Thursday to remember the nearly 3,000 people killed in al Qaeda's attack on the United States 13 years ago on Sept. 11.
| Sep 13, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The $31 million donation to the University of Maryland, College Park on Friday from a computer tech millionaire was the largest donation in the history of the university, but there have been others nearly as big.
The university has received three $30...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:48 AM
A Texas actress was sentenced to 18 years in a federal prison on Wednesday for mailing the toxic agent ricin in letters to President Barack Obama, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control advocate.
Shannon Guess Richardson whose career...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's statement last week about the Federal Aviation Administration's brief ban on U.S. flights to Israel — that "there's no reason whatsoever for the mistaken FAA decision to instruct American...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Michael Bloomberg is one of those 1-percenters who gives his caste a good name. When he really believes in a cause, he ponies up real cash to back up his words.
Unlike the Koch brothers, Bloomberg’s efforts to influence public policy are not...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
With no New York City film czar yet appointed some three months into Mayor Bill de Blasio's term, the local entertainment industry's backchannel lobbying has grown increasingly heated -- a mark of the growing apprehension of an industry that has not yet...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:00 PM
When promoting a big-budget summer film, there are plenty of stops at which movie stars are expected to shill their product. Actors hole up in fancy hotels for press junkets, trade banter with David Letterman and fly overseas to walk red carpets.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The pool of candidates for New York City's next film commissioner is believed to have been narrowed to a handful of likely suspects, with a decision expected by the end of the month as the city's film industry waits impatiently for new Mayor Bill de...