Google commences $1 billion expansion in New York City

New York 12/17/18, 07:29

Google is spending more than $1 billion to expand operations in New York City. Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Google and Alphabet, said in a blog post Monday, Dec. 17, that Google is creating a campus of more than 1.7 million square feet that includes lease ...

Giants’ Beckham to have further evaluation of injured quad

Football 12/13/18, 16:46

New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has had his injured quad examined by a specialist and his status for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans is uncertain.Beckham went to The Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on Thursday and returned to the Giants' facility after getting the second opinion."It ...

Chris Klieman introduced as Kansas State’s new coach

Football 12/12/18, 16:25

Chris Klieman needed no better reminder of the monumental task ahead of him Wednesday than the one sitting in the front row of his introductory news conference at Kansas State: Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder.Klieman was hired this week to replace what Wildcats athletic director Gene Taylor called "a ...

Aircraft technician with Tuskegee Airmen dies at 100 in NYC

U.S. 12/08/18, 14:56

A New York City man who served as an aircraft technician with the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen died Saturday at age 100.Police say a home health aide found Wilfred DeFour unconscious and unresponsive inside his Harlem apartment at about 9 a.m.DeFour was pronounced dead by Emergency Medical Service workers. Police ...

Weinstein’s lawyers: New evidence undermines rape charge

New York 12/07/18, 14:57

Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein say they've uncovered new evidence that further undermines rape allegations against him.The lawyers said Friday in a letter to the New York City judge overseeing Weinstein's criminal case that a friend of the alleged victim has said the two attended a movie screening hosted by the ...

R. Kelly documentary screening evacuated over phone threats

New York 12/05/18, 14:26

A screening of an upcoming documentary detailing abuse allegations against singer R. Kelly was evacuated after phone threats were made to the Manhattan location where it was being held.The New York Police Department says the threats to the NeueHouse Madison Square came in Tuesday night when it was hosting a ...

Hong Kong businessman guilty of bribery in African oil deal

New York 12/05/18, 14:26

A federal jury in Manhattan has convicted a Hong Kong businessman of bribing the presidents of Chad and Uganda to secure oil rights for a Chinese energy conglomerate.Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho was found guilty Wednesday of seven of eight counts of conspiracy, money laundering and violating the Foreign Corrupt ...

source: K-State coach Snyder retiring after 27 seasons

Sports 12/02/18, 14:07

A person with knowledge of his decision tells The Associated Press that Bill Snyder is retiring as the coach of Kansas State. The move ends his three-decade relationship with the program that included 27 years on the sideline interrupted by a brief retirement.The person spoke to the AP on condition ...

Pentagon IDs remains of Tuskegee Airman killed in WWII

U.S. 11/29/18, 17:54

The remains of a New York pilot killed during World War II are the first of the 27 Tuskegee Airmen listed as missing in action to be identified, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the agency charged with recovering and identifying the nation's war dead, said the remains ...

Weinstein’s lawyers urge dismissal of sexual assault case

New York 11/29/18, 17:22

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer says his sexual assault case has devolved into a mess of lying witnesses and hidden evidence and should be thrown out.In a court filing Thursday, lawyer Benjamin Brafman said defense investigators had turned up evidence raising doubts about Weinstein's accusers.He says the defense spoke to a friend ...

Inflation angst: Businesses face higher labor, vendor costs

Business 11/28/18, 13:36

Diners are willing to pay more at Manhattan's upscale Gotham Bar and Grill, but price increases these days aren't about snob appeal — the restaurant is contending with higher costs, particularly from rising wages. "We have been forced to raise our prices to offset this expense and our pricing still doesn't ...

Broad coalition created to push for NYC congestion tolls

New York 11/28/18, 13:13

A broad coalition of organized labor, environmental advocates, business groups and private companies is launching a new lobbying effort to introduce congestion tolls in Manhattan.The alliance, known as the Fix Our Transit coalition, was created to push state lawmakers to approve the tolls, which would be levied on vehicles entering ...

‘Fearless Girl’ statue is no longer staring down ‘Bull’

U.S. 11/28/18, 10:58

The "Fearless Girl" statue that inspired millions with her message of female empowerment has been plucked from her spot opposite Wall Street's "Charging Bull" and will be reinstalled in front of the New York Stock Exchange by the end of the year, officials said Wednesday.The Boston-based financial services firm State ...

1 killed, 6 injured when car plows into NYC pedestrians

New York 11/27/18, 01:02

A 70-year-old driver trying to parallel park on a New York City street Monday lost control of his minivan and struck several pedestrians standing next to a fruit stand, killing one person and injuring six others, police said. "The car just suddenly appeared and banged into the wall backward. I was ...

Lord & Taylor prepares to say goodbye to Fifth Avenue

New York 11/24/18, 10:50

For generations, the lavish, theatrical holiday displays in the windows of the Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue helped define Christmas in New York.FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2007 file photo, a woman pauses to view the elaborate holiday window display at Lord & Taylor's flagship store on Fifth ...

New Justice Department head erroneously says bomber had help

New York 11/21/18, 14:47

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker erroneously told an audience of law enforcement officials that a terrorist who set off bombs in New York and New Jersey had two co-conspirators overseas.Whitaker made the remarks about the case of convicted bomber Ahmad Rahimi on Wednesday while addressing members of the Joint Terrorism ...

Thompson, defense pace K-State to 21-6 win over Texas Tech

Sports 11/17/18, 19:01

Skylar Thompson returned from a concussion to throw for 213 yards and a touchdown, Blake Lynch hit four field goals and Kansas State's defense grounded high-flying Texas Tech in a 21-6 victory over the sloppy Red Raiders on Saturday.Alex Barnes added 136 yards rushing for the Wildcats (5-6, 3-5 Big ...

Beloved toy store FAO Schwarz makes its comeback

New York 11/16/18, 01:15

Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is making a return to New York.A new FAO opens Friday in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center, about 10 blocks from its former home near Central Park.In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 photo, Pretty Girlfriends dolls and accessories ...

Road warrior Red Raiders ready for trip to Kansas State

Football 11/15/18, 14:54

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury spoke glowingly of the fan base at Kansas State, where no matter how much the Wildcats are winning or losing, they always seem to make it a tough road environment."It's a great home-field advantage," said Kingsbury, who has experienced it as both a player and ...

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