Mistrial declared in case of slain NYC jogger Karina Vetrano

U.S. 11/20/18, 22:58

The trial of a man accused of killing a New York City woman who was sexually attacked while jogging near her family's home has ended in a hung jury.A judge late Tuesday granted a mistrial after the jury said it was split after just a day and a half of ...

Amazon’s would-be NY neighbors: Cynicism, some hope for jobs

New York 11/17/18, 11:48

Shawn Smith has heard the promises before. When new hotels sprang up near the public housing complex in Queens where he's lived for 17 years, residents were told they would bring jobs and economic opportunity.He hasn't seen any of it. So he's cynical about the announcement this week that Amazon ...

Stung by Amazon’s rejection, cities look on the bright side

U.S. 11/14/18, 18:10

Sometimes losing is winning.Or at least that's what some of the 18 North American cities passed up by Amazon for its new headquarters are telling themselves.After 14 agonizing months of wooing and then waiting for the online retail giant to make up its mind, the finalists learned that instead of ...

Incentives to Amazon could top $2.8 billion in NYC

New York 11/14/18, 17:11

The total value of the incentive package New York is using to lure Amazon could top $2.8 billion. Amazon announced Tuesday that it would build new headquarters in New York City and Washington D.C.'s Virginia suburbs, each of which would host around 25,000 workers. The New York City headquarters, built on the ...

Amazon ends suspense over HQ by picking New York, DC suburb

New York 11/14/18, 00:05

For more than a year, cities around the country waited in suspense over whether they'd be chosen as Amazon's second home.The online retail giant held the promise of 50,000 jobs and the possibility of changing their fortunes. So the 20 finalists dangled tax incentives, showcased their workforce and even signed ...

Update: Amazon picks New York, Virginia for HQ

U.S. 11/13/18, 10:15

The Latest on Amazon's second headquarters (all times local):___10:15 a.m.Amazon has confirmed that it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York City and Arlington, Virginia.Its New York location will be in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, while its Arlington offices will be located in an area ...

Train lovers forge lifelong friendships through rail travel

U.S. 10/23/18, 08:37

They're aboard because they love trains: The pilot from New Orleans, the computer consultant from New Jersey, the retired tax lawyer from Florida, the computer accounting consultant from Queens and his mother, the retired corporate executive, the computer scientist from Florida's Space Coast.For the past decade, these one-time strangers — ...

3 newborn babies, 2 adults stabbed at neighborhood nursery

New York 09/21/18, 08:36

A woman stabbed five people — including three newborn babies — early Friday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as a neighborhood nursery and then slashed her own wrist, police said.All of those wounded in the attack, which happened before 4 a.m., were hospitalized but ...

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