The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 13,000 for the first time since May 2008, about four months before the financial crisis began.
The state's powerful new ethics commission surprised even some of its members by declaring it's an executive branch agency under Governor Andrew Cuomo.
A New York prosecutor says no criminal charges will be filed in a "friendly fire" shooting that claimed the life of a police officer on Long Island in March 2011.
Newark Liberty Airport was briefly shut down after a commercial passenger plane with hydraulic problems was forced to make an emergency landing Monday.
The Fire Department of New York says a fire in a trash compactor at Port Authority has been brought under control. The busy bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan had been partially evacuated during the evening rush hours because of smoke caused by the fire.
The Obama administration said Monday it has no control over how the New York Police Department spends millions of dollars in White House grants that helped pay for NYPD programs that put entire American Muslim neighborhoods under surveillance.
A judge says he'll decide by March 5 if a trial is necessary to decide if the owners of the New York Mets were willfully blind to the multibillion-dollar fraud by financer Bernard Madoff.
New Jersey's Education chief says 90 percent of school districts would see modest increases in state aid under Gov. Chris Christie's proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
A federal judge has ordered an anonymous jury for the upcoming trial of a New York City man accused of plotting to attack the city's subway system with homemade bombs.
A prosecutor is deciding whether to file criminal charges in the deaths of three girls and their grandparents on Christmas morning in an accidental blaze that authorities say was started after a contractor discarded a bag of fireplace ashes at the Connecticut home.
A court in New York has scheduled a hearing on a lawsuit filed by the woman who accused former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of raping her in a Manhattan hotel.
The father of a construction crane operator has testified about watching his fatally injured son being pulled from the wreckage after a collapse in New York City.
Relatives of a foreign correspondent from Long Island killed while covering the Syrian uprising are remembering Marie Colvin's tenacious spirit and dedication to her craft.
Jury selection continues this week in the trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man.
Governor Chris Christie followed through on his threat to reject a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in New Jersey. He vetoed the bill Friday, hours after it had been delivered to his desk.
The top U.S. bishop, Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, has told a meeting of the pope and his fellow cardinals that they must spread the faith with joy, love - and blood if necessary.
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.