Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, whose single for the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series touched off one of the most improbable rallies in baseball, died Thursday. He was 57.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a deal has been struck on a new teacher evaluation system that he says will be a national model.
The Obama administration has put the brakes on a plan to build a new lab that studies contagious animal diseases, a decision that has pitted disappointed Kansans hopeful about growth against New Yorkers fighting to keep about 200 jobs at a Cold War-era facility on a tiny island.
Fans worldwide who want to bid Whitney Houston farewell will be able to watch her private funeral on the World Wide Web.
Five people suffered minor injuries and 34 people were displaced during an overnight fire in the East Village.
A plan to realign a suburban police department's eight police precincts is set to get another airing.
A group of clergy, including civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton, demanded Monday that the police department reveal the names of the officers who broke into a home and killed an unarmed man during a drug investigation.
State officials say Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul will compete for votes from Connecticut Republicans in the state's presidential preference primary on April 24.
A federal judge has sentenced the father of an admitted terrorist to 4 and a half years in prison for destroying evidence and lying to investigators.
The New York City police commissioner's TV host son is resuming his morning show duties at "Good Day New York" after being cleared of the prospect of criminal charges of raping a woman he met for a drink.
A Republican lawmaker has submitted a proposal for a ballot question that would ask New Jersey voters to approve gay marriage.
A man shown on video being kicked and punched by four New York City police officers says he's suffered from constant headaches and nightmares since then.
A judge on Tuesday scheduled an October trial for a man charged with plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, saying it would be unfair to everyone involved to let the case drag out.
A man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head has been indicted on an attempted murder charge.
A federal judge in New York has declined to order the elimination of toll increases imposed last summer at bridge and tunnel crossings in New York and New Jersey.
New York City will be hosting a ticker-tape parade and City Hall ceremony for Super Bowl champions New York Giants. The celebration is scheduled for Tuesday.
Ben Gazzara, whose powerful dramatic performances brought an intensity to a variety of roles and made him a memorable presence in such iconic productions over the decades as the original "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway and the film "The Big Lebowski," has died at age 81.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the earnings assumptions New York City is using for its pension funds are "laughable."
State Inspector General Ellen Biben who served in several roles for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was appointed Thursday to police ethics in the Cuomo administration and the Legislature and to regulate lobbying.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has apologized for a remark about civil rights but says he's not sorry for using a slang term to describe a lawmaker who compared him to segregationist Southern governors.