Police in New York City say three letters aimed at scaring mailroom employees at Citicorp and News Corp. were filled with a white powder believed to be cornstarch.
A former Rutgers University student who was convicted of hate crimes for using a webcam to see a snippet of his roommate kissing another man is asking a judge to overturn the jury's verdict.
Governor Chris Christie says having a sexy television star seated beside him made it easier to absorb the fat jokes Jimmy Kimmel made at his expense during the White House Correspondents' Club dinner.
Authorities say an out-of-control van plunged off a roadway near the Bronx Zoo in New York City, killing seven people, including three children.
The sister of a man accused in an alleged plot in 2009 to attack New York's subways with suicide bombs testified in his terror trial Wednesday as both sides wrapped up their arguments in the trial of the man accused of plotting the attacks in 2009.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed legislation into law that abolishes Connecticut's death penalty for future crimes. The Democrat signed the bill on Wednesday afternoon, behind closed doors, with no ceremony or fanfare. Connecticut joins 16 other states that have abolished capital punishment.
New Jersey's top state law enforcement officials discussed high-speed police escorts during a meeting Wednesday.
A JetBlue aircraft bound for West Palm Beach, Fla., made an emergency landing at a suburban New York airport shortly after hitting birds upon takeoff.
Lawmakers on eastern Long Island have approved a plan to trim the payroll by 315 jobs by July 1.
The National Transportation Safety Board says a faulty valve caused a Staten Island ferry accident that injured several people and caused minor damage.
NYPD officers wounded a suspect outside a Washington Heights apartment after he fatally shot a 13-year-old girl and critically injured her mother, officials say.
The complexity of the Roger Clemens perjury retrial showed itself in many ways Monday - before a jury that knows little about baseball.
A New Yorker who became a sworn member of al-Qaida has begun testifying at a terrorism trial in Brooklyn.
As he prepares to sign a repeal of Connecticut's death penalty into law, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy says that even if he doesn't have the support of all voters, he is sticking to his own convictions, formed by his experiences as a New York City prosecutor who helped lock up four people in homicide cases.
A spring nor'easter along the East Coast on Sunday is expected to bring rain and heavy winds and even snow in some places as it strengthens into early Monday, a punctuation to a relatively dry stretch of weather for the Northeast.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is no longer the top Democrat in New York politics. He faces the ambitious Gov. Andrew Cuomo who is closely allied with the state Senate's Republican majority. And Silver has mustered - with rare difficulty - votes that infuriated his base support among public employee unions.
George Zimmerman is getting out of jail. Now his defense team has to worry about keeping the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of gunning down Trayvon Martin safe on the outside.
A New York City fire lieutenant who died fighting a Brooklyn blaze is being laid to rest on Long Island.
Police say a security guard at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art accidentally shot himself in the leg in the basement of the building.
Telling Trayvon Martin's parents and a national TV audience "I am sorry for the loss of your son," neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman took the witness stand in an extraordinary move Friday during his bail hearing, making his first public comments since fatally shooting the unarmed teenager.