Demonstrators at military funerals in New York could face new guidelines under a measure currently before the legislature. State Senator Lee Zeldin and Assemblyman Dean Murray drafted the Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act, which they said would create a larger buffer zone — between 500 and 2,500 feet — between mourners and protesters at military services.
New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs is sending teams to flood-damaged areas to warn residents about possible scams.
Gov. Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency for New Jersey, with the forecast calling for heavy rain — and the threat of floods — over the next few days.
Fewer New Yorkers are submitting complaints about identity theft, but the state still ranks No. 8 in the nation when it comes to the number of complaints on a per capita basis, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
A state task force in New Jersey released a set of recommendations designed to improve the state's education system.
Supporters and opponents of longtime Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi continue to fight for control over the country's major cities, as international pressure calling for Gadhafi's resignation mount.
The director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art said he's "increasingly concerned" about security at historical sites in Egypt and is urging action on the part of Egyptian authorities that they be protected.
Demonstrations are sprouting up in the Middle East, on the heels of recent uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Protestors are taking their message to the streets in Iran and Bahrain, among others this week.
President Barack Obama has introduced his budget proposal, touting investments in ideas that will "out-build and out-innovate and out-educate, as well as out-hustle" the rest of the world. He delivered his budget plans at a middle school in Baltimore on Monday.
The resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sparking celebration among Egyptians worldwide. Hundreds of thousands chanted and cheered in Cairo's main square following Friday's announcement.
Valentine’s Day can bring big sales for businesses like flower shops, chocolate makers and jewelers. Specialty stores in Manhattan have been preparing for weeks.
A fire in Rio De Janiero Monday morning torched costumes and other materials set aside for Brazil's world-famous Carnival.
Several warehouses and a samba school were burned in the blaze, which has reportedly destroyed thousands of costumes being stored for next month's Carnival. No serious injuries were reported, according to the BBC.
The White House continues to call for "free and fair elections," amid continuing protests in Egypt this week. Meanwhile, uprisings throughout the region, especially in Yemen, are also gaining ground.
Monday marked the seventh day of protests in Egypt. Demonstrations are expected to continue on Tuesday, with protestors trying to mobilize one million people in Cairo, according to The Associated Press.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that the city will need to close firehouses if the FDNY doesn't make staff cuts at 60 engine companies. A deal that allows five firefighters, rather than four at those companies, expired on Monday — and the city does not plan to renew it.
Thursday marked the third day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, and new protests against the ruling government in Yemen — the latest country in the region to experience demonstrations against the government.
The firefighters union plans to take legal action to prevent the city from cutting staff at 60 engine companies next month, claiming reducing personnel at some of the city's busiest companies would put the public at risk.
Eight city schools — nearly one-third of those slated for closure by the city's Department of Education — are small schools that were created to replace larger ones that Mayor Bloomberg previously closed, according to a new report from the Independent Budget Office.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who refused Tuesday to repay the government $271 million for the canceled Hudson River rail tunnel project, said he is considering another trans-Hudson option: extending the No. 7 subway line.
Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has taken his fight to keep his name on the ballot for Chicago's mayoral election to the Illinois Supreme Court.