New York's newly elevated Cardinal Timothy Dolan says he wants to be a saint.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he found a report of NYPD surveillance operation targeting Muslims in Newark "disturbing."
Federal authorities say they've arrested a fugitive leader of a violent New York City gang linked to a series of armed robberies and shootings.
A state Supreme Court judge has upheld a community's ban on gas drilling, in the first ruling on whether local governments can prevent drilling through local ordinances in New York state.
A money-hungry construction crane owner's decision to skimp on a vital repair job led to a collapse that killed two workers, a prosecutor said Tuesday as the owner went on trial in a manslaughter case he says is casting the 2008 accident as a crime.
Throngs of grief-stricken family members and friends remembered iconic songstress Whitney Houston during a private funeral on Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J, the church that she sang in the choir as a young girl.
Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema's poster boy, takes Los Angeles Philharmonic to his homeland. The visit comes fresh from winning a Grammy.
New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid has died in eastern Syria while on a reporting assignment. The Times says he died Thursday apparently of an asthma attack.
The widow of Assembly GOP leader Alex DeCroce has been sworn in to fill the legislative seat left vacant by his sudden death.
The New Jersey Assembly has passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriages, setting the stage for an expected veto by Governor Chris Christie.
Charles Anthony, a character singer who set the record for most appearances at the Metropolitan Opera - 2,928 - during a career that spanned from 1954 to 2010, died Wednesday. He was 82.
Gov. Chris Christie has renewed his call for New Jersey towns to share more services.
Two Occupy Wall Street protesters have sued the city, saying a New York Police Department inspector caused them permanent physical and psychological injuries when he pepper sprayed them last fall.
The Detroit symphony has set what it believes is a record for the most viewers of a live, online performance by a U.S. symphonic group.
Remains of another 9/11 victim have been identified.
A policeman who was shot in the head left a Manhattan hospital in a wheelchair as hundreds of uniformed officers gave him a thunderous round of applause.
Former state Sen. Nicholas Spano has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion.
President Barack Obama says a revamped birth control policy will both protect religious liberties and protect women's access to contraception.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra officials insist it's not "American Idol" meets Mozart.
Federal officials say the five largest mortgage lenders have reached a $25 billion settlement with 49 states over foreclosure abuses that took place after the housing bubble burst. They will have three years to fulfill the terms of the landmark deal announced Thursday.