Sheppard started with the Yankees in 1951. His impeccable introductions of stars from Joe DiMaggio to Derek Jeter earned him the nickname "The Voice of God." He was believed to be 99.
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After four days of a steamy heat wave swamped much of the Eastern Seaboard, 80- or 90-degrees sounds pretty good.
Once, California Democrats led the way to a year of the women. Nearly two decades later, Republicans hope it's their turn.
Israel's attorney general says all of the nearly 700 activists on an aid flotilla bound for Gaza will be deported today.
The BP oil slick has drifted close to the Florida Panhandle's white sand beaches for the first time.
Artist Louise Bourgeois, whose sculptures exploring women's deepest feelings on birth, sexuality and death were highly influential on younger artists, died Monday, her studio's managing director said. She was 98.
Suspected Maoist rebels derailed an overnight passenger train Friday in eastern India, triggering a crash with an oncoming cargo train that killed at least 71 people and injured about 200 more, officials said.
The first defendant to be tried for a triple murder in a schoolyard that shocked New Jersey's largest city into action has been convicted on all counts. A jury returned the verdict today in state Superior Court in Newark against Rodolfo Godinez. He was among six men and boys charged ...
The Texas State Board of Education adopted new social studies and history guidelines Friday for classrooms in an ideological debate over academic standards that has drawn intense scrutiny.
Scientists say they've made a huge advance in their quest to create artificial life. They've produced a living cell powered by manmade DNA.
The stock market tumbled again Thursday after investors' already bleak view of the world economy worsened with another drop in the euro and disappointing U.S. employment news.
Faisal Shahzad is the only suspect for for the failed bomb attempt.
NEW YORK (AP) - Emergency workers have responded to a Staten Island Ferry terminal after some passengers were injured when one of the boats struck a pier at the dock on Staten Island.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. David Paterson says he was the first person to reveal to the media a conversation he had with the woman at the center of a domestic violence scandal involving one of his aides.
In an interview today with John Gambling on WOR radio, Paterson ...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration says a plane carrying a pilot who died in mid-flight has landed safely at the airport in Newark, N.J.
Spokeswoman Arlene Salac says Continental Airlines Flight 61 landed at 11:49 a.m.
Airline spokeswoman Kelly Cripe says the pilot died of natural causes Thursday on ...
New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine will tap his chief counsel, Stuart Rabner, to replace outgoing Attorney General Zulima Farber, according to a senior state official.
The official spoke on the condition of anonymity, so as not to upstage a news conference the governor has planned for 5 p.m. Thursday.
Before he ...
(AP) The three Democrats trailing Andrew Cuomo in the polls for state attorney general took turns attacking the front-runner Thursday night in the first debate before the party's September primary.
Mark Green, the former New York City public advocate, attacked Cuomo's record as head of the federal Housing and Urban Development ...
Con Edison says it is experiencing some underground electrical problems on Manhattan's East side and it is urging its customers there to stop using non-essential electricity. The effected area is between 40th Street and 14th Street, from Fifth Avenue to the East River.
Con Ed spokesman Chris Olert says the request ...
A four-story building on Manhattan's East Side went up in flames and collapsed Monday after what witnesses said was a thunderous explosion that rocked the upscale neighborhood.
At least 10 people were injured, including five civilians and five firefighters, the Fire Department said. One of the injured included a doctor who ...
The New York City transit union called Friday for a strike against two private bus lines after a night of intense bargaining failed to produce a deal - a development that does not immediately affect the subways that shuttle millions of people each day.
The move escalates pressure on the Metropolitan ...