Elderly couple die in luxury Manhattan high-rise blaze

New York 01/12/19, 13:23

An elderly Manhattan couple died in a blaze that engulfed their luxury high-rise apartment before dawn Saturday and sent flames roaring out the windows.Fire officials say the 85-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the famed River House co-op on East 52nd Street. Her 89-year-old husband was rushed to Weill Cornell ...

New dog museum unleashed in New York

U.S. 01/11/19, 01:07

It's a museum that invites visitors to come! Sit! And stay.The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog opens Feb. 8 in midtown Manhattan, returning to New York after three decades on the outskirts of St. Louis.The collection boasts portraits of royal and presidential pets, artifacts that trace canine history ...

Sen. Gillibrand eyes Troy, New York, for 2020 campaign base

New York 01/10/19, 17:18

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is looking at basing a potential 2020 presidential campaign in Troy, New York, a small upstate city on the banks of the Hudson River, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions.The search for a headquarters is the strongest signal yet that the New York senator ...

Abu Dhabi fund, developer seek to sell Chrysler Building

U.S. 01/09/19, 13:10

The owners of New York City's Chrysler Building are putting the landmark Art Deco skyscraper on the market.The building's owners, the Abu Dhabi Investment Council and New York developer Tishman Speyer, have hired commercial real estate firm CBRE Group Inc. to market the office tower, CBRE spokesman Aaron Richardson confirmed ...

After Globes wins, ‘Green Book’ takes a bow at NBR Awards

New York 01/08/19, 18:13

Green Book" is taking an encore bow Tuesday night after its big wins at Sunday's Golden Globes.Peter Farrelly's feel-good road trip drama will be presented with awards for best film and best actor to Viggo Mortensen at the National Board of Review Awards. The ceremony for the previously announced winners ...

New York attorney general feted at inauguration ceremony

New York 01/06/19, 18:28

Letitia James, the state's first black attorney general and the first woman elected to the position, was honored at an inauguration ceremony in New York City.Sunday's ceremonial swearing in was at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. The Democrat was officially sworn in as the 67th Attorney General ...

NY governor touts plan to fix subway line without shutdown

New York 01/04/19, 15:57

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sought to reassure skeptics about his surprise, last-minute plan to repair a key subway tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn without a long-planned and long-dreaded 15-month shutdown. He spoke to reporters about his proposal Friday, a day after announcing the L-train shutdown wasn't necessary . He urged ...

Source: GOP Sen. Roberts of Kansas won’t seek re-election

Politics 01/04/19, 12:24

Longtime Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas will not seek re-election in 2020, ending a decades-long career in Congress and setting up an intense political scramble to replace him. A person with knowledge of the 82-year-old senator's decision told The Associated Press that Roberts will make the announcement Friday. The person ...

Governor calls off planned shutdown of NYC subway line

New York 01/03/19, 15:23

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's calling off a planned 15-month shutdown of a critical subway link between Manhattan and Brooklyn.The surprise announcement Thursday came after years of planning for the upheaval expected to be caused by the temporary closure of the L-train tunnel across the East River.The shutdown ...

Texas pulls away from short-handed Kansas State, 67-47

Sports 01/02/19, 23:52

Kace Febres scored 23 points and Texas Longhorns won its Big 12 Conference opener for the 15th time in 23 seasons, picking up a 67-47 win over short-handed Kansas State on Wednesday night.The Longhorns won for the fourth time in their last five games. Kansas State's Kamau Stokes, who averages ...

Ex-USC coach Tony Bland pleads guilty in corruption case

Sports 01/02/19, 12:53

Former University of Southern California assistant basketball coach Tony Bland pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit bribery, admitting to accepting $4,100 in cash to steer players at the school to certain financial advisers and business managers.Bland's plea in Manhattan federal court makes it likely he'll spend little or no ...

Fiery, 4-car car wreck in lower Manhattan kills 1 driver

U.S. 12/29/18, 13:26

Authorities say a fiery, four-car crash in lower Manhattan killed one person and injured others. A driver is in custody after allegedly trying to run from the scene. The crash happened Saturday morning about a block from the World Trade Center. Police say a 37-year-old man lost control of his Audi while driving ...

Deep underground, new NYC train hub slowly takes shape

New York 12/28/18, 01:01

Deep in the bedrock 15 stories below New York's famous Grand Central Terminal is a cavernous construction site that is slowly and expensively being transformed into a commuter rail hub of its own that will accommodate more than 150,000 passengers a day.The East Side Access has been dogged by massive ...

Officer in subway battle: ‘I’m trying to survive’; 3 charged

New York 12/27/18, 17:26

A police officer on patrol alone says he was just "trying to survive" as he fought off homeless men who came at him in a caught-on-video confrontation in a New York City subway station Sunday night. Officer Syed Ali, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, told reporters Thursday that he was flooded ...

City Council approves zoning changes in NYC garment district

New York 12/22/18, 00:07

The New York City Council has approved zoning changes in Manhattan's garment district to allow more space for use by a variety of businesses, while boosting what's left of apparel production in a neighborhood that once clothed many Americans.Council members voted unanimously Thursday in favor of easing a 1987 rule ...

High-rise catches fire in Midtown Manhattan

New York 12/21/18, 13:11

Firefighters are responding to a blaze at a Midtown high-rise office building.The New York Fire Department said Friday morning that no injuries have been reported.Five dozen firefighters responded to the fire on Madison Avenue a block from Grand Central Terminal.The Fire Department did not identify a cause of the blaze, ...

Update: Attorney Allred speaks out in Weinstein case

New York 12/20/18, 10:26

The latest on Harvey Weinstein's New York court appearance (all times local):10:20 a.m.Attorney Gloria Allred says there's "still time for other accusers to come forward" in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case.Allred, who represents one of the disgraced Hollywood mogul's accusers, spoke outside a Manhattan courthouse Thursday after a judge allowed ...

Kansas, K-State butt heads as early signing period opens

Football 12/19/18, 18:06

The first head-to-head showdown between Kansas coach Les Miles and Kansas State counterpart Chris Klieman was waged not on a football field but in classrooms and living rooms.Give this one to the Wildcats.During a packed news conference at Free State High School in Lawrence, not far from where Miles will ...

Prada withdraws luxury trinkets over blackface controversy

U.S. 12/18/18, 22:44

Prada is no longer selling a line of accessories and displays following complaints that they featured blackface-style imagery.The controversy began last week when a New Yorker complained in a viral Facebook posting after walking past a Prada boutique in Manhattan's SoHo district and noticing what she described as a "racist ...

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