The Rev. Al Sharpton promised Saturday to support the mother of a National Guardsman shot to death by a New York City police officer during an appearance alongside her, but later made no mention of it at a panel with the police commissioner.
The presidential race enters its final month enlivened by two events with the potential to reshape the contest or perhaps negate each other. Soon after Mitt Romney's strong debate performance came Friday's encouraging economic news, not a minute too soon for President Barack Obama.
The last time he ran for re-election, President Hugo Chavez won comfortably in Petare, one of Latin America's biggest slums with nearly half a million people. This time around, as Venezuelans vote Sunday, he may not.
A partially blind extremist Egyptian-born preacher and four other terrorism suspects appeared in federal courts Saturday, hours after they lost yearslong extradition fights in Britain and were transported to the U.S. under tight security to face trial.
The parents of a Rutgers University student who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam to see him kissing another man have decided not to sue the university or anyone else involved in the case.
The first year of a sweeping effort to help young minority men in New York City has ranged from adding 500 new internships to training 3,000 teenage jail inmates on making better decisions.
A naturalized U.S. citizen accused of illicitly obtaining military technology for Russia has been formally briefed on the charges against him in an initial court appearance.
The parents of a terminally ill New York City woman are waging a court battle over whether to keep her on life support.
An unarmed motorist who was weaving in and out of traffic on a busy highway near LaGuardia Airport was shot and killed by police before dawn on Thursday after he initially resisted efforts to pull him over, police said.
A New York federal judge who found Iran, the Taliban and al-Qaida culpable in the September 11 terrorist attacks has approved a $6 billion default judgment against them.
President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney spun one-sided stories in their first presidential debate, not necessarily bogus, but not the whole truth.
Americans demanded details and, boy, did they get them. In the first presidential debate, the candidates delved into dense discussions on taxes, health care, entitlement programs and more.
A state judge invalidated Binghamton's two-year moratorium on natural gas drilling, marking the first time a local law that would ban or delay hydraulic fracturing in New York has been struck down.
A coalition of major labor unions, progressive political groups and good-government advocates is trying to push New York's Legislature to adopt public financing of campaigns. The effort, aimed at a likely special session after the elections, would be used as a national model.
New Jersey education officials now have a handle on just how much bullying happens in public schools.
In a first-of-its-kind effort to help students and others capitalize on their ideas, a patent officer is setting up shop at a New York City technology graduate-school campus.
The New York Police Department is planning to double the size of its gang unit to 300 detectives to combat teen violence fueled by dares and insults traded on social media.
Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira homered in a nine-run second inning, and the New York Yankees routed the Boston Red Sox 10-2 Monday night to open a one-game lead over Baltimore in the AL East with two games to play.
A federal judge says some arrests of protesters outside the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York lacked probable cause.
A New Jersey state Senate committee has again advanced a bill that would create a state-run health insurance exchange.