A woman stalked and shook down New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, getting him to pay her $6,000 and demanding more by threatening to harm his reputation, prosecutors said Thursday.
Approximately 100 Bronx residents held a vigil and then marched to the 47th Police Precinct Friday night in the neighborhood where a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Ramarley Graham. Earlier in the day Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said a supervising sergeant and the officer who fatally shot the unarmed Graham had been placed on restricted duty.
Donald Trump on Thursday announced his endorsement of Mitt Romney for president, saying the former Massachusetts governor is "not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country we all love."
A man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head has been charged with attempted murder after a prosecutor called the shooting an evil act.
New York City's most famous groundhog, Staten Island Chuck, predicts it will be an early spring.
The draft Bloomberg is expected to release Thursday will close an anticipated $2 billion gap but won't include any taxes, his spokesman said.
Mitt Romney has won the Florida Republican presidential primary.
Camilla Williams, believed to be the first African-American woman to appear with a major U.S. opera company, has died. She was 92.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is using a slang term to refer to an openly gay state lawmaker who compared him to former segregationist Southern governors — calling Democratic Assemblyman Reed Gusciora "numb nuts."
The police chief in East Haven, Conn., is retiring amid a scandal in which four of the department's officers are accused of harassing Latino residents.
The NYPD says a man was shot and killed by an off-duty detective in Brooklyn as he tried to rob the officer.
Paavo Berglund, one of Finland's most prominent conductors, has died at age 82.
A New Jersey prosecutor says a homeless, 19-year-old unemployed man charged in the firebombings of two synagogues is an anti-Semite who intended to cause harm. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said Tuesday that investigators believe Anthony Graziano of Lodi knew there were people inside when he threw Molotov cocktails into a Rutherford synagogue building that also houses the rabbi's family.
Flanked by his wife and children, with five World Series trophies sitting on a table to his right, Jorge Posada announced his retirement Tuesday.
Martin Scorsese, Stephen Daldry, Joe Berlinger and Meryl Streep were just some of the filmmakers, actors and writers nominated for Academy Awards on Tuesday.
How does the Detroit Symphony Orchestra get to Carnegie Hall? Like everyone else - practice, practice, practice. But the Motor City musicians also added a little imagination.
The Supreme Court has upheld a law giving US copyright protection to millions of works by foreign artists that had been freely available.
A New York auction of jewelry and artwork from the estate of philanthropist Brooke Astor is now scheduled for September.
A massive cache of musical treasures that’s grown to include a fragile harp-piano, the pioneering Moog synthesizer and a famous theremin languishes in a Michigan storage vault.