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It's a running joke that if you mention the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center to nearly anyone in Hollywood they're going to know exactly what you're talking about because odds are they might have gotten their first big break there. Would you believe some Hollywood's biggest stars -- Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, Angela Bassett -- got their start in a big red barn in the middle of nowhere.
Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida. Cameron's remarks came just moments after authorities raised Britain's terror threat level to severe, the second-highest level. The decision was related to developments in Iraq and Syria, but there was no information to suggest an attack was imminent.
A taxicab slammed into a woman on the Upper East Side, killing her, police said. The cab, driven by a 30-year-old man, made a left turn onto East 79 Street from Madison Avenue and hit the woman, who was trying to cross the street, the NYPD said. More>>
Diner chain Denny's is opening it's first New York City location, complete with a big-city "deal". How does a $300 breakfast sound? The Denny's is located at the corner of Nassau and Spruce in Lower Manhattan's Financial District. Along with its normal food you can get at just about any location in the rest of the country, this location will offer a Grand Slam breakfast with a bottle of 2003 Dom Perignon champagne. More>>
My Thoughts of Lennon...Reflecting on Lennon and what his life has meant to us is astounding.From the moment we laid eyes on him we were in love with his little face, his little toes, fingers, fingernails, everything was so tiny. We were in awe that God could create something so intricate and tiny, yet so beautiful. Lennon had fight in him as I watched him gasp so hard to make a cry in the delivery room only to let out two small grunts. Lennon didn't know his lungs were too small, he didn't k... More>>
The Fire Department of New York is taking steps to prevent infection after more than a dozen probationary firefighters were diagnosed with the drug-resistant staph infection called MRSA. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said a specialized cleaning company will disinfect showers and other high-risk areas at the fire academy at Randall's Island over the Labor Day weekend.
Hollywood legend Joan Rivers, 81, remains in serious condition at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan on Friday, according to her daughter, Melissa Rivers. The comedian and TV host was undergoing an outpatient procedure at a clinic on the Upper East Side on Thursday when she went into cardiac arrest. Rivers reportedly stopped breathing during the throat procedure.
More than 470 of the 2,000-plus workers at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel have found new jobs with other casinos owned by its parent company. The Showboat is shutting down Sunday afternoon after 27 years on the Boardwalk.
When an eight-year-old South Carolina girl heard about a local veteran who was having trouble getting service training for his dog, she opened a lemonade stand to help raise money. More>>
You've heard of snow days and weather days, but kids at one Maryland elementary school were sent home Friday because of something very different: a feral cat. More>>
A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use a fully automatic Uzi. Charles Vacca, 39, was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, investigators said. More>>
The ex-wife of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl learning to use an Uzi said Friday that her family plans to write the child a letter to comfort her. Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl on Monday at the Last Stop range in White Hills, Arizona, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas, when she squeezed the trigger.
NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and created using 3-D printing. More>>
Video of his crash made a splash on the Internet in 2009, and now a Texas man faces a long stretch in the clink for driving his Bugatti Veyron into the drink. More>>
Here are two simple rules to follow when developing hacker-proof passwords: More>>
Three women are under arrest in Las Vegas for allegedly getting two men drunk, trying to steal their thousand dollar watches and then smuggling them inside their bodies.Police say that Bryanna Warren, Trinity Kennard and Charmella Triggs plotted the robbery on Aug. 17, 2014.They say Warren and Triggs met a tourist from India at a Encore Hotel-Casio bar around 3:30 a.m.Cops say the two women flirted with him and he told them he was staying at the hotel with a friend.After separating for around... More>>
If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.Sixteen months after the attack killed three people and injured more than 260, including Costello, he married D'Agostino, the nurse who helped him recover. More>>
Festival goers to one of the most popular events of the summer in New York City will see major changes this weekend. The Electric Zoo festival featuring headliner David Guetta takes place Saturday and Sunday on Randall's Island. Organizers are expecting 45,000 people, daily. Last year's party was cut short after the deaths of Olivia Rotundo, 20, of Providence, R.I. and Jeffrey Russ, 23, of Rochester, N.Y. More>>
President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East. The president spoke shortly before convening a meeting of his national security advisers to discuss a range of Pentagon options for confronting the Islamic State group.
The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Agriculture Department is trying to stop them. Since June, department authorities have seized more than 1,200 live specimens of the large snails, all of them traced back to someone in Georgia who was selling them illegally.
President Barack Obama is going on a fundraising sweep through New York and Rhode Island as he continues to help Democrats raise money for November's elections. Obama headlines three events on Friday. Two in Westchester County, and the third is in Newport, Rhode Island. The New York fundraisers will benefit the Democratic National Committee, which is still paying off debt from the 2012 campaign season.
The NYPD arrested a suspect in the attempted sexual assault of a mother in front of her three children. Police say they busted Pedro Vargas, 48, of Yonkers on Thursday. Chilling surveillance video released by cops showed a man pretending to be a livery cab driver, pulling the woman out of a car, elbowing her five-year-old child in the face and tossing her three-year-old child onto a sidewalk in Queens. More>>
Mayor Bill de Blasio, educators and city leaders gathered at p.s. 307 in Brooklyn on Thursday to talk with pride about more than 50,000 kids who have enrolled in pre-kindergarten. Universal full-day pre-k was a platform of his campaign when he ran for mayor.Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina also feels the pre-k program is ready for launch. More>>
A casino piano tuner in Atlantic City is fighting the state's attempt to seize his late parents' house as part of a redevelopment project connected to the closing Revel Hotel Casino. Charlie Birnbaum says the house in the shadow of the failed casino was his father's livelihood. He says he is attached to the home, even though his mother was killed there in 1998.
Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. Russia dismissed the allegations, describing the fighters there as "Russian volunteers." The Kremlin has repeatedly denied arming and supporting the separatists who have been fighting Ukrainian troops for four months.
Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham, and Megan Mullally are just some of the names heading back to Broadway. Legendary playwright and four-time tony winner Terrence McNally leads the all-star cast in the new Broadway play appropriately titled It's Only a Play. More>>
The body of a missing New Jersey religious student who disappeared during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week has been found. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., had been missing since Friday, when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest and the two became separated, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
A northern New Jersey sheriff has delayed deployment of armored vehicles that are being acquired through a federal military surplus program. In a statement, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced Thursday he is taking the action after the U.S. attorney general and state attorney general decided to review the program in the wake of police response to civil unrest that followed a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. More>>
A photographer with the Wildlife Conservation Society photographed a humpback whale feeding on small fish a few miles off New York City on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The WCS, which runs an aquarium and several zoos in New York, released the photo, taken by Julie Larsen Maher, of the whale breaching the surface of the water about six miles from the Rockaways. More>>
For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have photographed these "sailing rocks" being blown... More>>
The rip current risk remains high along the New Jersey and New York coastlines. Some beaches were open to the public but closed to swimmers. The National Weather Service issued a High Surf Advisory and Rip Current Statement for the area beaches because of the effects of Hurricane Cristobal, which is expected to track south and east of the Jersey shore through Thursday. More>>
One of the region's largest mass-filings for unemployment and other benefits will begin next week for newly laid-off Atlantic City casino workers in an outreach effort so large it had to book part of the city's... More>>
Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities say they drank their duty free alcohol in the flight's bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight each other, forcing a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Toronto under a military escort. More>>
A new assistance program in New York and New Jersey seeks to help parents settle child support battles. More>>
The NYPD arrested Ailina Tsarnaeva, the sister of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, for allegedly threatening to bomb a New York City woman, a police official confirmed. Tsarnaeva, of North Bergen, N.J., is accused of calling a woman Monday and warning her to stay away from her and her boyfriend.
Prosecutors in Arizona say they will not file charges in the death of a firearms instructor who was showing a vacationing 9-year-old New Jersey girl how to fire a fully automatic Uzi machine gun. The gun recoiled and Charles Vacca was shot in the head. Shooting ranges with high-powered weapons have become popular attractions in Hawaii and Las Vegas. They draw bachelor parties, newlyweds and tourists from countries that bar citizens from many types of guns.
A nine-month-old boy is defying the odds after being born with half of a heart and suffering cardiac arrest three times within his first weeks of life. More>>
A new poll conducted by Quinnipiac University found overwhelming opposition to the way the arrest of Eric Garner was handled while the majority support the broken windows policy, which cracks down on low-level crimes to prevent bigger ones from occurring. Garner's death has brought the policy into the spotlight. The Staten Island man had been selling untaxed cigarettes when he was arrested. A police officer placed him in a chokehold and Garner died.
A new poll conducted by Quinnipiac University found overwhelming opposition to the way the arrest of Eric Garner was handled while the majority support the broken windows policy, which cracks down on low-level crimes to prevent bigger ones from occurring. Garner's death has brought the policy into the spotlight. The Staten Island man had been selling untaxed cigarettes when he was arrested. A police officer placed him in a chokehold and Garner died.More>>
Police in Massachusetts say a man from France has been arrested after causing a disturbance on a Miami-to-Paris flight. A spokesman for the state police says American Airlines Flight 62 was diverted to Boston's Logan International Airport on Wednesday night after a passenger became unruly.
A new English-language Al Qaeda magazine features a how-to article on making car bombs and suggests terror targets in the United States, including casinos in Las Vegas, oil tankers and Times Square.
The FBI says it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several American financial institutions. The FBI is reportedly investigating an incident in which Russian hackers may have retaliated against U.S. government-sponsored sanctions against their country.The attack led to the loss of sensitive data.
New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure plans to build a new roller coaster for 2015. The theme park announced on Thursday Looping Dragon will join the park's other thrill rides. The park says 24 riders sitting in face-off seats will pitch forward and backward pendulum-style until the ride completes a full revolution seven stories in the air. Riders will be suspended upside down and then the ride will reverse direction.
NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets. NASA says a Black Brant IX suborbital rocket was launched at 5 a.m. Thursday from the agency's Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The new deployment method uses small rocket motors to eject sub-payloads from a rocket's main payload. Thursday's test included releasing vapor traces in space.
Hurricane Cristobal is expected to move rapidly toward the north Atlantic, staying away from Bermuda and passing south of Nova Scotia. The hurricane's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 75 mph (120 kph) with no significant change in strength forecast over the next two days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cristobal is centered about 285 miles (460 kilometers) northwest of Bermuda and is moving northeast near 29 mph (46 kph).
U.S. Open fans can't seem to get enough of practice. That's right, practice. In a new feature at Flushing Meadows this year, elevated stands loom over five practice courts and allow fans to see stars like Roger Federer and Serena Williams groove their strokes, tinker with strategy and sometimes bicker with coaches.
A man pretending to be a livery cab driver attempted to sexually assault a mother in front of her three children. Chilling surveillance video shows the man attacking the mother, elbowing one of the children in the face and throwing the other out of the car and onto a sidewalk before taking off. More>>
When Superstorm Sandy destroyed Maureen Childs' Staten Island home, she turned to New York City's Build it Back program for help. She says what she got back was heartache. At a news conference Wednesday, Rep. Michael Grimm, who represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn, highlighted what he called failures in a program designed to help victims of Sandy get back on their feet.
Video posted on YouTube showing young women and men who appear to be stumbling and drunk coming out of the restaurant Pranna in the flatiron district is why angry residents packed into a community meeting to complain Wednesday night. Neighbors say problems have been happening on Saturdays and Sundays during a so-called bottomless brunch, where patrons can drink as many drinks as they want in a two-hour period. More>>
A little bit of money, power and fame can unlock a whole world of hidden passageways and detours allowing stars to come and go discreetly. Seth Weisser has perfected private shopping inside his Soho vintage boutique What Goes Around Comes Around. Celebs slip in through the side door and descend into the vault. But the upper floor isn't too shabby either, featuring hundreds of rare Chanel and Hermes handbags. More>>
A study is published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that in the 13 states that passed laws between 1999 and 2010 allowing medical marijuana, the number of people who died from overdosing on prescription painkillers fell by 25 percent. The study suggests that patients are smoking marijuana to treat pain instead of taking prescription pain killers. But Dr. Robert Glatter of Lenox Hill Hospital said the study is flawed.
The Boys and Girls Club of Newark seems like the last place you'd expect to find the daughter of hip hop royalty. But when it comes to inspiring young girls, Angela Simmons, daughter of Rev. Run of Run DMC, believes in the old adage "each one, teach one." While it may seem like she had a silver spoon in her mouth, she knows the importance of giving back.
On Wednesday, the world famous New York Stock Exchange closing bell rang in honor of pediatric cancer awareness. The Loccisano family says their beloved Frankie heard the bell all the way up in heaven. Frankie's grandmother says she is convinced of it. Camille Loccisano, Frankie's mother, is the executive director of Frankie's Mission, a nonprofit pediatric cancer foundation named in her son's honor.
The Metro-North Railroad has sacrificed safety for on-time performance, according to a report released Wednesday by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority panel. The report echoes an assessment conducted this year by the Federal Railroad Administration, which investigated after a string of Metro-North accidents including a December 2013 derailment that killed four riders in the Bronx. More>>
An armed fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges in the South was wounded during a shootout with deputy U.S. marshals who tracked him down in New York City, federal authorities said Wednesday. More>>
Connecticut officials have unveiled a memorial honoring state police dogs for their courage and sacrifice in serving the public.
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and other government and police leaders celebrated the new memorial outside state police headquarters in Middletown on Wednesday.
Hamden police say they're trying to determine who hid two handguns near a playground at a child care center - a discovery that scared local parents. Police say a .22-caliber handgun and a 9 mm handgun were found hidden near the Keefe Center Playground as officers worked what they called a "crime suppression detail" on Sunday.
A crew member with "Cops" was killed when Omaha police opened fire on a robbery suspect who also died, the production company behind the television show said Wednesday. nPolice say the shooting happened Tuesday night after officers interrupted a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in midtown Omaha.
Rapper Joe Budden was arrested by the NYPD on Wednesday in connection with the robbery of his ex-girlfriend's cell phone earlier this month. Police had been looking for the New Jersey resident since Aug. 18 after a heated argument with the woman inside his car in Washington Heights. After he was arrested on Wednesday, Budden apparently Tweeted several times from jail.
Rapper Joe Budden was arrested by the NYPD on Wednesday in connection with the robbery of his ex-girlfriend's cell phone earlier this month. Police had been looking for the New Jersey resident since Aug. 18 after a heated argument with the woman inside his car in Washington Heights. After he was arrested on Wednesday, Budden apparently Tweeted several times from jail.More>>
They were told by multiple doctors that there was no way to save their baby. That's when they took matters into their own hands, and it ended up being the right choice.
They were told by multiple doctors that there was no way to save their baby. That's when they took matters into their own hands, and it ended up being the right choice.More>>
The Army has identified the soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head. Fort Lee officials on Wednesday say it was 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Paula M. Walker of Yonkers
The Army has identified the soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head. Fort Lee officials on Wednesday say it was 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Paula M. Walker of YonkersMore>>
The U.S. Open is underway in Queens and there's no denying that many of the players, both men and women, are in great physical shape and know how to play that up. Women are particularly promoted in the industry as attractive, fashionable and fiercely competitive. Does that help the game and draw more people in? More>>
A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket and sentenced to jail for returning to a Los Angeles airport in violation of her probation was arrested Tuesday after being recognized loitering at a Phoenix airport, police said. More>>
Time Warner Cable suffered a nationwide outage primarily impacting its Internet service on Wednesday morning. More than 11 million customers were affected. Several hours later, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation into the outage. "I have directed the New York State Department of Public Service to investigate this outage as part of its review of Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner," said Cuomo. More>>
One Texas school district has unveiled a sign on school grounds warning that its teachers are armed.“Please be aware that the staff at Argyle ISD are armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students," the sign reads. More>>
Fashion chain Zara has apologized for a baby's pajama top that many people claimed looked like the outfit Jewish prisoners were forced to wear in Nazi concentration camps. The shirt featured white and blue stripes and six-pointed yellow star on the front. More>>
A U.S. journalist said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release from a Syrian extremist group. Peter Theo Curtis, who was freed Sunday after 22 months in captivity, wore sandals and a gray T shirt in his first public appearance. He returned to the United States Tuesday night.
Authorities say a man fatally shot his wife and wounded himself at a hospital in southern New Jersey. Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin says the shooting happened Wednesday at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford. The man was being treated for his injuries.
Police on Long Island are asking for the public's help in finding a forklift thief. The bright yellow vehicle went missing Monday between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. from its parking spot near a building in Riverhead. One or more people used a flatbed tow truck with a white cab to remove the Caterpillar forklift.
More than a dozen landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will light up to promote next week's "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon. Organizers say the buildings that will be illuminated starting Friday include Rockefeller Center, Toronto's CN tower and the Wrigley Building in Chicago. The hourlong cancer fund-raiser will air Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. on 31 U.S. broadcast and cable networks including FOX.
More than a dozen landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will light up to promote next week's "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon. Organizers say the buildings that will be illuminated starting Friday include Rockefeller Center, Toronto's CN tower and the Wrigley Building in Chicago. The hourlong cancer fund-raiser will air Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. on 31 U.S. broadcast and cable networks including FOX.More>>
Its owner says Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel will definitely shut down on Sunday. A spokeswoman for Caesars Entertainment tells The Associated Press that despite expressions of interest from potential purchasers, the casino will be closed at 4 p.m. Sunday. Showboat is one of three Atlantic City casinos closing in the next few weeks.
The first ATM for BitCoin users in New York City is up and running in a store in Greenwich Village. The controversial, virtual currency is exchanged using a 'wallet' app on mobile devices. The ATM accepts cash but only returns virtual currency to the app. At the ATM in Flat 128, a store that sells UK-designed items, the fee for store owner Liz Dubois is less than that for a credit card transaction.
Swimmers and lifeguards are facing a high risk for rip currents along New Jersey beaches. The National Weather Service says Hurricane Cristobal is predicted to pass well to the southeast of the New Jersey coast on Wednesday night. Long period swells will spread out from the storm, churning up the surf along Jersey shore beaches.
Police say a convenience store clerk in New Jersey hugged and kissed her against her will. More>>
A U.S. official says an American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State. Investigators were aware that Douglas McAuthur McCain was in the country to fight with militants. His body has yet to be recovered and there is an ongoing investigation about the circumstances of his death. It's not clear when he went to Syria. More>>
One of New York City's police unions says it is opposed to the city's bid for Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, saying that crime is on the rise and criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio's public safety policies.The Sergeants Benevolent Association, which has 13,000 members, says the city was "lurching backwards to the bad old days of high crime." More>>
Fox 5 found that romance is almost completely alive and well in Harlem. The notion of one a soul mate, your better half, the one and only is thriving. Maybe have Cinderella or rather reality television to thank for this notion.Sadly, new research shows if you believe your partner is your soul mate your expectations may be to high when times get tough. More>>
Your Facebook page or email could soon be passed on in a will just like physical property. Delaware is the first state to allow heirs access to their loved ones' digital legacies. Pedram Tabibi, a social media attorney, says in many cases this can be vital information, like banking and health data. He says current terms and conditions for websites such as Apple, Amazon, and Google won't let an account get passed onto someone else. More>>
Time is free but it's priceless and yet always seems to elude us. Nowadays working 9 to 5 is unheard of, so it's no surprise that medical care has gone the same route with urgent care clinics. Once derided as doc-in-a-box medicine, walk-in clinics are now popping up everywhere. They have mushroomed into an estimated $14.5 billion industry. More>>
New York City women are tired of hearing vile things yelled at them as they walk down the street. Many women are going public about street harassment and catcalling. Some even post picture of their offenders on social media. Founded in 2005, Hollaback! is an anti-harassment organization giving women a platform to do just that. More>>
Homeless people still sleep under the Manhattan Bridge, but others who used to camp out near its base have been displaced by police and are now calling Park Avenue South home. Park Avenue South sits in one of the trendiest parts of Manhattan, with businesses, restaurants, hotels, and swank lofts. It's also the street corner home base of Tommy Lanfranchi and his domestic partner Nicole Kilroy, who've been in a methadone program for 10 years.
The carcasses of beheaded birds, goat, and other animals were found in bags dumped on the side of a road in Westchester County, the local SPCA said. The bags were found Monday at the intersection of Route 129 and Underhill Avenue in Yorktown.
A 61-year-old man has tried to get a 12-year-old kid's lemonade stand shut down, but the city sided with the boy, and now business is booming. More>>
Prosecutors say a New York City high school teacher used Snapchat to send a photo of his genitals to a 16-year-old student.
Brooklyn Tech teacher Sean Shaynak pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges including dissemination of indecent material to a minor and harassment.
The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon. Court records show 22-year-old Jesse Helt was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass in 2010, when he was 18 years old.
Caesars Entertainment is showing the soon-to-close Showboat Casino Hotel to "an interested party," but won't say who it is.Company spokesman Gary Thompson told The Associated Press that Caesars officials were showing the Showboat on Tuesday to a party that had expressed interest.
A Seneca Nation Council member is running to become the first female president of the western New York tribe. Darlene Miller announced her candidacy on Monday, saying she wants to unify the divided Seneca Nation and get back to traditional ways and values.
Federal authorities say two homeless men used a stolen gun to kill a New York City orchestra violinist after gaining entry to her western New York summer home by telling her they had run out of gas. More>>
Family members say an elderly woman was left all alone in her wheelchair at Newark-Liberty International Aiport. Alice Vaticano reportedly said that she was planning to fly on Southwest Airlines from Newark to Denver. Vaticano's daughter says a skycap promised to wheel her mother directly to her assigned gate, but instead left her alone in the airport. More>>
A Queens teenager who admitted smoking marijuana and speeding before crashing into a tree in 2012, killing four of his friends on Long Island, was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison on Tuesday. The judge decided against a four-year youthful offender sentence for Joseph Beer, who was 17 at the time of the crash.
Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for a young New Jersey religious student who disappeared during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., has been missing since Friday, when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
Police in New Hampshire say a man who tried to dig around a 6,000-pound boulder in his yard became pinned under the rock and died. Police said 47-year-old Paul Comeau Jr. had been working on extricating the boulder over several months in his yard. More>>
What began with a youth football game lead to tears of joy Sunday for a young Michigan cheerleader. Her military dad came home early, giving her an emotional surprise. More>>
The old saying goes that thieves will steal anything that's not tied down. Well, cement didn't stop some dedicated air conditioning thieves at a daycare center.
Apple is offering to replace the battery on some iPhone 5 cell phones purchased between Sept. 2012 and Jan. 2013. According to the website: "Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently ..(the phones) fall within a limited serial number range." To find the serial number, go to Settings then General and then About. More>>
British diplomats in Washington are apologizing for Twitter posts that made light of the 200th anniversary of their troops torching the White House in the War of 1812. The apologies were prompted after the British Embassy posted a picture Sunday of Patrick Davis, deputy British ambassador to the United States, with a caption saying he was participating in "the anniversary of burning of the White House with a BBQ.” More>>
Police in northern New Jersey are searching for a man who robbed two teenagers of a pair of sneakers at knifepoint. More>>
An all-you-can-drink brunch special at a restaurant in the Flatiron District appears to be leading to some serious drunken behavior. Video of drunk people vomiting, urinating and falling down as they leave Pranna on Madison Ave. and 28th St. has gone viral. In one incident, a woman walks into the middle of street apparently trying to hail a cab. She walks back to the sidewalk, falls down and lies on her side. More>>
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that school start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. for middle and high school students. This recommendation is based on biology. Pediatricians say adolescents can have trouble falling asleep before 11 p.m. Therefore in order for teens to get a full eight hours of sleep the school day should start later.
Alec Baldwin took on a new role at the U.S. Open - the actor played a star athlete, snagging a stray ball that flew into the stands. Baldwin was sitting in the front row behind the baseline Monday night when an out-of-bounds shot from Maria Kirilenko sailed over Maria Sharapova and bounced into the seats. He flawlessly fielded the ball on one hop.
A used car dealer in New Jersey has admitted selling seven vehicles that sustained flood damage during Superstorm Sandy after a Motor Vehicle Commission office employee created clean titles for them. Jonathan Olin, 42, of Manalapan pleaded guilty to theft by deception and Jessie Dinome, 30, of Jackson pleaded guilty to tempering with public records. Olin operated D&D Auto Sales in Old Bridge.
An event will be held in the Bronx to honor slain journalist James Foley. The Sept. 6 event will be hosted by the Bronx Documentary Center and a program called RISC, which stands for Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues. Two of Foley's colleagues from the RISC course, Rachel Beth Anderson and Tim Grucza, will appear at a screening of their film, "First to Fall."
Sixty of the city's most dangerous criminals were reportedly treated to a magic show by daredevil magician David Blaine. From illusions to card tricks and even a rabbit yanked out of a hat, Blaine entertained the crowd at the Manhattan Detention Complex on July 26, reported the NY Post. Even members of the rival Bloods and Crips gang put their differences aside and served as assistants to Blaine during the one-hour performance for high security inmates at “The Tombs.” More>>
Like a sporting event, diners joined in the wave and flapped rally-napkins. Like a picnic, they packed their own meals and table settings. And like the guests of Jay Gatsby, they sipped champagne while wearing funny hats and fancy dresses, many of which looked as though they emerged from a vaudeville dress-up trunk. By now you've figured out the dress code.
The MTA is investigating how a subway train headed the wrong direction for several minutes before stopping in Manhattan. Back on August 11, an A train operator drove an express train uptown on a downtown track. The train was carrying passengers, but no one was hurt.