The planned overnight closings of 20 fire companies in New York City have been spared, for now, thanks to a budget deal reached between Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says he'll continue to advise the president.
The assassination of Salman Taseer, governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, by one of his own armed guards Tuesday is hitting home for Pakistanis in New York.
Thousands of people will be descending on Times Square for New Year's Eve, and one group hopes it will be an opportunity to spread a message of peace. The Muslims for Peace Campaign, sponsored by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, is a nationwide campaign. It was launched following the failed Times Square bomb plot in May.
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The developer behind the Mall of America in Minnesota and the West Edmonton Mall in Canada is now interested in re-developing the Xanadu project in New Jersey's Meadowlands. Triple Five has signed a letter of intent with the lenders of the property.
Fred Foy, who announced "The Lone Ranger" series, has died at the age of 89.
Two mail bombs exploded at embassies in Rome on Thursday, injuring two people.
Making good on a campaign promise, President Barack Obama has signed into law a repeal of the military's 17-year policy banning gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.
President Barack Obama praised bipartisan efforts to pass key legislation during the lame-duck session, calling it "the most productive post-election period we've had in decades" during a press conference from the White House on Wednesday.
British Police have announced the arrests of twelve people suspected of planning terrorist activity in the United Kingdom.
In spite of making retaliatory threats last week, North Korea did not act after South Korea held a military drill. The North had originally threatened action if the South went forward with planned exercises near a naval border between the two nations.
There's a new message in Times Square. It's a scrolling, 15-second graphic that reads: 'Muslims for Love, Loyalty and Peace.' It also features pictures of a dove, an American flag and a peace sign. And it's in rotation on an electronic billboard on 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th avenues, from six o'clock in the morning to midnight now through January 17.
The New York City Council is considering a bill that would require the Police Department and the Department of Education to release reports on disciplinary actions taken at city schools, like arrests, summonses and suspensions.
The House has approved a bill to repeal the military's seventeen-year policy banning gays from openly serving in the military. The move comes less than a week after the Senate voted down a larger defense bill that included a provision to repeal the policy.
Julian Assange's release on bail has been delayed to allow Swedish authorities to contest the ruling.
The New Jersey Senate has approved a resolution rejecting Gov. Chris Christie's proposed regulations on the state's medical marijuana program. Prior to the vote on Monday, state Sen. Nicholas Scutari said the governor's proposal was not in line with the intent of the law approved earlier this year.
A federal judge in Virginia has declared part of the nation's new health care law unconstitutional.
Columbia University has suspended three of its fraternities after five students were arrested earlier this week on drug charges. The university has announced an interim suspension for chapters of Alpha Epsilon Pi, Pi Kappa Alpha and Psi Upsilon.