The cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins Sarah Jessica Parker and Forest Whitaker in adopting some of the nation's worst-performing schools.
He was long considered one of the most important power brokers in British politics. Now, with his influence shriveled by Britain's phone hacking scandal, media mogul Rupert Murdoch is returning to the U.K. to face questions about his ties to the country's most senior politicians.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of world-renowned conductor Riccardo Muti performed in Russia on Wednesday for the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union.
Prosecutors wrongly claimed a construction crane owner ignored city requirements and deceived inspectors to get a cheap repair on a rig that then collapsed and killed two workers, a defense lawyer said Thursday.
Greg Ham, a musician with the iconic Australian band Men at Work, was found dead in his Melbourne home on Thursday, Australian reports said. Watch videos of Ham playing with Men at Work.
Brooklyn's Park Slope historic district just got bigger.
Alec Baldwin visited the nation's capitol to press for increased federal funding for the arts after government dollars were cut last year. Arts funding is shaping up as an election-year issue.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax return shows he's making money in a trust that invests in real estate and petroleum as he weighs the future of extracting natural gas in New York.
Volunteer firefighters from 30 departments were on the scene of a brush fire in a remote wooded area of eastern Long Island.
The admitted bomb-maker in a foiled plot against the city's subways appeared in public Tuesday for the first time in more than two years, describing how an FBI most-wanted terrorist recruited him and two friends for an al-Qaida suicide mission in the U.S. after they abandoned plans to wage jihad against U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Advocates for New York prostitutes want authorities to stop taking condoms as evidence in criminal cases, calling it unhealthy. They're lobbying Tuesday for bills to make New York the first state to ban the practice.
A New York bound Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing in Dublin because of a report of a suspicious object on board.
Prosecutors said they might call former baseball players Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco, and current baseball commissioner Bud Selig and New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, as witnesses in the Roger Clemens perjury case. The defense said it might call former Clemens teammates Paul O'Neill, Jorge Posada and Mike Stanton, and baseball writer Peter Gammons.
A man accused of becoming an al-Qaida operative discussed bombing New York City movie theaters, Grand Central Terminal, Times Square and the New York Stock Exchange before settling on the city's subways, a federal prosecutor said Monday.
Occupy demonstrators, armed with sleeping bags and blankets, have begun spending nights on the sidewalks of Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange and in front of banks.
Retired NBA star Jayson Williams has been released from Rikers Island jail after serving eight months of his one-year sentence for drunken driving.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker was treated and released from a hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation and second-degree burns.
A new report has concluded that worker error contributed to the breakdown that paralyzed the Long Island Rail Road when a lightning bolt struck a critical signal shed.
The New York Attorney announced Wednesday that he is establishing a bureau to review potential wrongful convictions and streamline damage claims from those punished for crimes they didn't commit.
A little noticed, relatively inexpensive item in New York's massive state budget could be a life saver. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature found $1 million in a nearly flat budget to change the way buses are inspected in New York following a bloody year on the road.