Firefighters remain on the scene of a large brush fire in the meadowlands of northern New Jersey that's producing plumes of thick, black smoke.
The son of a schoolteacher found beaten and bloodied has been charged with murder.
The last of four New York City police officers injured during a shootout with a suspect has been released from the hospital.
Attorneys for a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen have withdrawn as his counsel, saying they have lost contact with him.
A murder trial has started for Rapper G. Dep in a 1993 shooting in New York City.
Very quietly, almost stealthily, a new king has been inaugurated on Broadway.
The state is creating smoke-free areas outdoors at New York state parks and historic sites, including around playgrounds and pools.
Rutgers University is investigating as a bias incident a student newspaper's spoof column praising Adolf Hitler.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan said religion has a role to play in politics and public life, and John F. Kennedy's 1960 speech on the separation of church and state had been misinterpreted.
CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make "60 Minutes" the most successful primetime television news program ever, has died. He was 93.
A federal appeals court on Friday reversed a judge's order making the state provide apartments and small homes to thousands of mentally ill people, questioning the scope of the order and delaying a resolution to a controversy that even the court acknowledged will continue.
Authorities say three crew members have been rescued after a tugboat overturned near New York City's Liberty Island.
A stuntman who claims he suffered a concussion, whiplash and two holes in his knees while performing as the comic book hero in Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has asked producers to turn over any relevant information as he weighs pursuing a negligence lawsuit.
A judge says she'll sentence a former Soviet arms dealer dubbed the Merchant of Death to 25 years on a terrorism weapons conviction. Viktor Bout said he's "not guilty" and that allegations against him are lies.
Gil Noble, the longtime host of WABC-TV's groundbreaking public affairs program "Like It Is," has died.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has retained his former top aide's new law firm for the court fight over the proposed addition of a state Senate seat. The Senate and Assembly majorities have also retained private lawyers.
Federal prosecutors are seeking to confiscate an ancient statue from Cambodia that had been bound for auction at Sotheby's in New York.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he brought a little Jersey to Jerusalem this week in hopes of drumming up business and jobs back home.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the MTA wasn't following the same safety rules at the site of Tuesday's crane collapse that other property owners must follow because the transportation authority is exempt from local regulations.
Immigration advocates have filed a lawsuit on behalf of several married gay couples, alleging a federal law violates their constitutional rights by preventing them from sponsoring their spouses for green cards.