Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been cleared for release from the hospital after an apparent Friday afternoon rear-end crash on a Las Vegas freeway, his office said.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has activated the state's emergency crews to monitor Hurricane Sandy as it works its way north.
New York has established a new felony for repeat low-level domestic violence offenses.
An ex-convict suspected of gunning down a New York police officer and then fatally shooting a carjacking victim is charged with first-degree murder.
Two people who have served 17 years in prison for a murder that some investigators now believe they didn't commit have been freed.
A city police officer was charged Thursday with plotting to kidnap, rape, torture and kill women, and then cook and eat their body parts.
Much of the East Coast has a good chance of getting blasted by gale-force winds, flooding, heavy rain and maybe even snow as early as Sunday by an unusual hybrid of hurricane and winter storm, forecasters said.
Five people were shot and at least two died in shootings at a business and a residence in a Los Angeles suburb Wednesday.
The latest federal lawsuit over alleged mortgage fraud paints an unflattering picture of a doomed lender: Executives at Countrywide Financial urged workers to churn out loans, accepted fudged applications and tried to hide ballooning defaults.
Federal officials say Queens Democratic district leader Albert Baldeo has been charged with campaign finance fraud during a 2010 City Council election.
A New Jersey woman who worked for the NBA as a senior account executive filed a $3 million gender discrimination lawsuit against the league.
Federal regulators are launching a pilot study of cancer risks in populations around six nuclear power plants, including the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in southern New Jersey.
A former Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble Co. board member once widely respected for his business smarts has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for insider trading.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said the state has moved to revoke the licenses of the New England Compounding Center and three pharmacists there. He also has ordered the state pharmacy board that oversees similar companies to conduct surprise inspections and take other steps to tighten oversight.
A New Jersey prosecutor says two teenage brothers have been charged with murdering a 12-year-old girl whose body was found in a recycling bin.
New York's top court will not hear a challenge to the state's 2011 law legalizing same-sex marriage, ending the most prominent objection to the law.
The Museum of Modern Art is presenting a special six-month exhibition of Edvard Munch's "The Scream," which sold for nearly $120 million at auction in May.
A paid informant for the New York Police Department says he was under orders to "bait" Muslims into saying bad things.
Voters didn't always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night before their last super-sized audience of the campaign. A few of their detours into domestic issues were problematic too.
The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says charges are being dismissed against a homeless man arrested after a beating from police officers that was caught on video.