The House Tuesday rejected legislation to extend a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for two months, drawing a swift rebuke from President Barack Obama that Republicans were threatening higher taxes on 160 million workers on Jan. 1.
Two firefighters who were badly burned at a Brooklyn apartment fire are in serious but stable condition.
Partisan to the core, Congress hit a speed bump in its standoff on legislation to prevent a Social Security payroll tax increase for 160 million workers on Jan. 1. The Republican-controlled House will wait until Tuesday to reject a Senate measure providing a two-month extension of Social Security payroll tax cuts due to expire on Dec. 31.
The man suspected of dousing a 73-year-old woman with gasoline and then setting her ablaze in an elevator was charged Monday with murder and arson.
A political operative has been sentenced to up to four years in prison after being convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border into neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. Their convoy's exit marked the end of a bitterly divisive war that raged for nearly nine years and left Iraq shattered and struggling to recover.
The House has passed a $1 trillion-plus catchall budget bill paying for day-to-day budgets of 10 Cabinet departments and averting a government shutdown.
Delta Air Lines Inc. is boosting its flying out of New York's LaGuardia airport, adding routes that target American Airlines and put it in a better position to compete against United.
The Securities and Exchange Commission alleges former executives of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae misled investors with subprime mortgages.
Republican presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich clashed sharply with one rival, took pains to compliment another and said it was laughable for any of them to challenge his conservative credentials Thursday night in the last campaign debate before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses kick off the 2012 primary season.
Former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine disputed an allegation that he knew more about customer money that vanished from MF Global, the firm he ran, than he previously testified.
Obesity rates have declined among New York City's public schoolchildren in kindergarten through eighth grade over the past five years, said a government study published Thursday.
With child sex-abuse scandals rocking college sports programs, New York lawmakers plan to revisit lifting time limits on victim lawsuits, an issue pitting the Catholic Church and other institutions against advocates for children.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is prohibiting the practice by some health insurers of requiring prescriptions to be purchased by mail, in what is a win for local drug stores.
After a yearlong search, police on New York's Long Island announced Tuesday that they believe they have discovered the skeletal remains of a New Jersey prostitute whose disappearance sparked an investigation into a possible serial killing spree.
Questioned by senators he once served with, Jon Corzine told a panel Tuesday that he never told anyone to "misuse" customer money that vanished when MF Global collapsed this fall.
The Federal Reserve under Ben Bernanke has gone further than ever to explain its policies to the public. It's ready to go further still.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is ordering the deployment of additional state troopers in Camden to help fight rising crime as the city's shrunken police force struggles to keep a lid on violence.
The sponsor of a bill to end five- and six-figure sick-leave payouts for retiring public employees in New Jersey is calling on Governor Chris Christie to sign compromise legislation.
A 22-year veteran police officer responding to a break-in Monday morning was shot in the face and killed by one of the suspects hiding inside the Brooklyn apartment when officers arrived, police officials said.