The Philadelphia Orchestra will travel to China next month for a packed schedule of concerts in four cities, master classes, cultural exchange forums and community outreach.
A puppy named Byrdie delayed several flights at New York's LaGuardia Airport when she escaped from her crate and frolicked around a busy runway.
A construction crane owner has been acquitted of manslaughter and all other charges in a collapse that killed two workers in New York City. A judge cleared James Lomma Thursday.
The problem of birds living near some of the nation's busiest airports is coming under renewed scrutiny after two emergency landings in a week and more than three years after the famous ditching of a jetliner in the Hudson River.
After nearly six weeks, the trial of former New York Senator Pedro Espada Jr. is winding down.
AIDS and Occupy protesters wearing Robin Hood costumes were arrested after chaining themselves together and blocking traffic in the Wall Street area. There were nine arrests.
The Philadelphia Orchestra says it has reached a settlement with the national pension fund representing musicians for the financially struggling organization.
In a case of life imitating art, two Cuban actors have gone missing en route to their film's premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Chicago prosecutors created a buzz by calling Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson as their first witness during the trial of the man accused of killing her mother, brother and nephew. But the hard part starts Tuesday, when they'll have to get down to the nitty-gritty of their case.
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.