Thanks to the celebrity of Democratic front-runner Cory Booker, the race to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg has garnered national media attention. But national headlines did little to motivate voter turnout. See live results here.
Change is coming to the board of the New York City Housing Authority.
The state legislature has approved a plan backed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that will expand the authority's governing board from four to seven members. Two of the board's full-time positions have been eliminated, leaving Chairman John Rhea ...
While those affected from Sandy continue to rebuild, there's new help for volunteers.
The non-profit Citizens Committee of New York will be awarding micro-grants of up to $2,000 to support volunteer-led groups, rather than individuals.
This week, the country reacted to several landmark Supreme Court decisions that had huge implications for the civil rights movement. But in a Sanford, Fla. courtroom, it was the first week of testimony in the high profile murder trial of George Zimmerman for shooting and killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
The Senate passed its compressive immigration bill on Thursday. The bill would offer a path to citizenship to 11 million unauthorized immigrants and provide extensive security along the Mexican border.
The bill was drafted by a bipartisan group of Senators, the so-called Group of Eight. One them, New ...
The New York City Council approved some of the most sweeping plans in years to impose new oversight over the NYPD. There were two bills passed with a veto-proof majority. One would expand the definition of racial profiling and a second would establish an inspector general with subpoena power to recommend changes to the NYPD's policies and practices.
Scientists are reviewing tsunami-like waves that were observed along the southern New Jersey coast earlier this month.
Many players have publicly voiced their support for Jason Collins - LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, to name a few. But will the goodwill continue? And what can Collins expect on and off the court from his peers? "Obviously you can't say 100 percent of the people are going to be OK with it or 100 percent are not," says Brian Scalabrine, a friend and former teammate.
It was the Tweet heard 'round the world...for a few moments anyway.
A part from one of the commercial airliners used in the September 11th, 2001 attacks has been discovered in Lower Manhattan, police said.
Officials say Times Square was a possible target for the brothers allegedly responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. This revelation comes almost three years after an attempt to detonate a car bomb in the tourist hub. A security expert discusses the risk to the city landmark, as well as how the NYPD has sought to protect it.
“This draft is seen as fairly deep, but not at the top, not really excellent,” said NPR’s Mike Pesca. “There aren’t those franchise quarterbacks.”
Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt: The names and legacies of our country’s greatest presidents are ingrained in the minds of every American. But what of the forgotten presidents?
For a period of time after December's elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Americans felt a collective sense of outrage that something had to be done about gun violence in this country. But that support appears to have waned. Joe Nocera, author of the the Gun Report in The New York Times, explains why.
Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy, and now he's courting it overseas. The real estate mogul has been engaged in a years-long battle with the residents of the Scottish city of Aberdeen, but now the project has hit another snag.
Atheism is a growing movement in America. Campaign ads encouraging humanism and free-thought are slowly becoming more prevalent, yet atheists remain one of the most disliked groups in the country. Can money make a difference?
One in eight bridges in the United States have been categorized as structurally deficient and many more are reaching the end of their lives. Attorney and author Barry LePatner tells us what can be done about America's infrastructure problem. Where will the money come from in an era of tightening budgets and is there enough political will to prevent the country's infrastructure from falling farther behind? Kristian Foden-Vencil is a reporter for OPB News.
Boston Globe staff photographer Essdras Suarez describes what it's like to actually be on the ground after an event like Newtown and to experience the grief of victims first-hand.
After passing the Senate 89-8, the House approved the fiscal cliff compromise negotiated by Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, concluding a battle over fiscal policy that's lasted two years. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich has been following the deal.
How truly cohesive is the U.S.'s mental health care system? And what can be done to ensure that those who need care most have access to it? Dr. E. Fuller Torrey discusses the shortcomings of the country's resources for the mentally ill.