| May 27, 2011
| 9:56 AM
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas on Friday said he's thinking more seriously about a presidential run, making him the latest in a growing roster of Republicans suddenly giving the 2012 campaign a look.
Texas' longest-serving governor, Perry took office in 2000...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Let's roll out the list. It includes, in no particular order of sluttishness: Kwame Kilpatrick; Jesse Jackson; James McGreevey; Ted Haggard; Gary Condit; Mark Sanford; John Edwards; Bill Clinton; Newt Gingrich; Rudy Giuliani; Eliot Spitzer; Antonio...
| Dec 10, 2010
If you're feeling a bit stressed about your holiday entertaining plans, listening to Chris Giftos talk about his experiences should calm you.
There was the time that then-First Lady Hillary Clinton was coming for a dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 7:49 AM
It was called a "Christmas miracle," but a last-minute compromise by Congress will provide a smaller aid package than originally envisioned to help victims of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center and the responders sickened as they worked in...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 9:03 AM
American family values are under siege again, this time in Maryland.
Two centuries of American jurisprudence and millennia of human experience are at the mercy of the state's Court of Appeals. The decision of the seven-judge panel may corrupt one of...
| Dec 29, 2011
NEW YORK -- The U.S. population is expected to top out at close to 312.8 million people just around the time crowds gather to watch the ball drop on New Year's Eve, according to new census data released Thursday.
The figure represents a 0.7% increase...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:44 PM
The first votes in the nation's first presidential primary were cast at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday in Dixville Notch, N.H., resulting in a tie between Jon Huntsman Jr. and Mitt Romney in the Republican race.
Each received two votes apiece, with one vote each for...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 11:47 AM
If history is any guide, Mitt Romney is a sure thing to win his party's nomination for president.
Romney has opened up the widest advantage to date over his Republican rivals in a nationwide Gallup survey, and for the first time has the support of more...
| Jan 23, 2012
Richard J. Sheirer
NYC emergency official at time of 9/11
Richard J. Sheirer, 65, the former New York City emergency management chief who helped guide the city through the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, died Thursday after experiencing chest pains....
| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:42 PM
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly issued an apology Wednesday night for the NYPD's airing of a controversial film on Muslim extremism. The 71 minute movie, called "The Third Jihad," was actually played in a waiting room at the training...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:52 AM
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- With former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney coming off his second straight victory, the race for the GOP presidential nomination heads to three states holding caucuses this week.
Romney's triumph Saturday in the Nevada caucuses,...