James Rizzi, a New York-born and based pop artist best known for his playful and childlike three-dimensional sculptures, has died. He was 61.
A federal appeals panel has upheld the convictions and sentences of five New Jersey men who were convicted of planning to attack Fort Dix or other military bases, though it threw out one charge against one defendant.
Federal investigators have released a preliminary report on last week's plane crash in New Jersey that killed five people.
A New York City judge says his decision blocking a $285 million settlement over toxic mortgage securities should stand.
Connecticut officials said a Christmas morning fire that killed a couple and three of their grandchildren was caused by old fireplace embers.
Sears Holdings Corp. plans to close between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores after poor sales during the holidays, the most crucial time of year for retailers.
A man who died with his wife and three grandchildren in a Christmas morning house fire in Connecticut spent his career trying to prevent fires as safety chief at a liquor company in Kentucky.
The New York National Guard unit that conducts military funerals throughout the state had its busiest year ever in 2011.
A house severely damaged in a Christmas morning fire that killed three children and two grandparents, one of whom worked as Santa Claus at Saks Fifth Avenue, has been torn down.
More than 1,600 people who filed lawsuits claiming that their health was ruined by dust and smoke from the collapsed World Trade Center must decide by Jan. 2 whether to keep fighting in court, or drop the litigation and apply for benefits from a government compensation fund.
The city's response to the 2010 post-Christmas blizzard is still costing it a year later, with more than $1.8 million paid out in claims so far, and more claims still pending, according to the city comptroller's office.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have failed to qualify for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary, a setback in their bids for the Republican presidential nomination.
President Barack Obama has signed a bill that honors victims of the Sept. 11 attacks with congressional medals.
A New York City man accused in the torching death of a 73-year-old woman in an elevator has been charged with murder.
A federal judge says a major New Jersey hospital and 12 nurses who claimed they were forced to assist in abortions over their religious and moral objections have reached a deal.
Albany police are dismantling tents at the Occupy Albany encampment on the first day of winter, the deadline city officials gave the protesters to move out of a city park across from the Capitol.
About 1,500 new police officers have graduated from New York City's Police Academy during a ceremony at Madison Square Garden.
Authorities have identified the burned body of a New York man found shot to death along a rural eastern Pennsylvania road last month.
Stepping up the pressure to reach a deal, President Barack Obama has promised House Speaker John Boehner he is committed to immediately starting work on a full-year extension of payroll tax cuts if the House first passes a short-term compromise.
Former New York City Congressman Anthony Weiner is ending a rough year with some good news.