The driver at the helm of a tour bus that crashed in a horrific accident last year, killing 15 passengers, knew the risks of fatigue and drove anyway despite a serious lack of sleep, prosecutors said Thursday as his manslaughter trial began.
A 625-foot Ferris wheel, billed as the world's largest, is planned as part of a retail and hotel complex along the Staten Island waterfront.
JFK Airport security workers charge they're often rushed to complete searches of planes for items left behind by passengers.
So long, replacement refs. The NFL's regular crews will be back on the field starting Thursday night.
A police officer has shot and killed a knife-wielding suspect inside a building in Manhattan.
The Bronx district attorney's office is no longer prosecuting people stopped and arrested for trespassing unless the arresting officer ensures the arrest is warranted.
An auction of the contents of philanthropist Brooke Astor's two homes brought in over $18.8 million, Sotheby's said Tuesday.
Police say a teenager has admitted vandalizing the campaign office of New York Congressman Michael Grimm.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney sparred over how best to address U.S. challenges abroad in nearly back-to-back addresses at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.
It is a taboo for Israeli leaders to give even the slightest hint of favoritism in politics in the United States, Israel's closest ally. So some Israelis are squirming over a perception that their prime minister is siding with Republican Mitt Romney in the U.S. presidential race, in the belief he will take a harder line on archenemy Iran if elected.
A 400-pound tiger that mauled a man who jumped from a moving monorail train and plummeted over a protective fence at the Bronx Zoo will not be euthanized and "did nothing wrong," the zoo director said.
Officials have formally cut the ribbon and opened the arena that will house Brooklyn's first big-league sports team in decades
Prosecutors say they've charged 11 gang members with multiple murders, attempted murders and other crimes on Long Island.
Libya's newly-elected leader will join Egypt's president and the U.N. secretary-general for the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York City.
The Senate blocked legislation Wednesday that would have established a $1 billion jobs program putting veterans back to work tending to the country's federal lands and bolstering local police and fire departments.
New York City prosecutors say a grand jury has voted to indict a drifter on charges he sexually assaulted a 73-year-old birdwatcher in Central Park.
Transit officials say an ad it initially rejected for its "demeaning" language is expected to appear at 10 subway stations next week.
Chicago teachers are suspending a seven-day strike in the nation's third-largest city, a move that will send thousands of students back to classrooms.
The National Weather Service has extended its tornado watch for New York City and Northern New Jersey until 9.p.m., and for Long Island, Westchester and southwest Connecticut until 11 p.m.
Authorities say two commercial passenger jets have been searched at John F. Kennedy International Airport because of an anonymous phone call claiming explosives were on them. They say no explosives have been found.