Was highway hypnosis behind Sunday's deadly derailment of a MetroNorth commuter train?
Jim Lovell and Kisook Ahn left behind communities of people who loved them. WNYC's Janet Babin has this remembrance.
A Metro-North train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, coming to rest just inches from the water and causing multiple fatalities and dozens of injuries, authorities said.
You're already tense enough about the upcoming holiday - and now a coming storm could really throw a spanner in the works. Don't worry - we've got you covered, whether you're traveling by air, ground or just want to watch this nasty weather approach.
WNYC reporter Brigid Bergin was there when Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio visited the Talking Transition tent on Canal Street to talk about his own mayorality's transition. Sort of.
It's hovered around 11 percent over the past six years.
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to reconsider its order removing a judge from court cases challenging the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy.
New York's junior senator, Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, has been championing an effort to change the way the military deals with sexual assaults. Another Democratic Senator, Claire McCaskill, of Missouri, has also made the issue a top priority. But they are approaching reforms in different ways, and each is lobbying her colleagues hard for her own bill. McCaskill wants to keep prosecutorial power in the hands of military commanders. Gillibrand thinks those commanders — essentially, the bosses of the accusers — have been part of the problem, and her bill would take assault cases out of the chain of command and turn them over to military prosecutors.
Early Wednesday, Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio met with outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, mainly for a photo-op. But then he shifted gears, naming the first four members of his transition team. What's next for the de Blasio team? And what's going on in this photo?
To listen to Host Amy Eddings' full conversation with City Hall and Politics Reporter Brigid Bergin, click on the audio player.
An alternative way of measuring income and expenses shows that many more people in New York and New Jersey are living in poverty than reflected in the traditional count.
Update: Authorities say they have found the body of the suspected gunman who opened fire late Monday night at Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Northern New Jersey. The body was found in an area under construction and inaccessible to the public. The Bergen County Prosecutor says the alleged shooter, 20-year-old Richard Shoop of Teaneck, N.J. apparently killed himself.
A week from election day Gov. Chris Christie is trouncing his Democratic opponent, Barbara Buono.
Hour after same-sex couples began tying the knot in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie announced he is dropping his appeal to legalized same-sex marriage.
An anti-corruption commission Governor Cuomo appointed says "everything is on the table" when it comes to investigating public officials.
The Statue of Liberty is open again after a deal between New York and federal officials to keep it running during the government shutdown.
Allegations of corruption in a rural New Jersey Sheriff's office shook the community in Hunterdon County in 2010. The sheriff was accused of not properly conducting background checks on deputies and issuing a fake police ID for a prominent donor to Gov. Chris Christie.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker's father, Cary Booker, 76, passed away in Las Vegas today after recently suffering a stroke, according to Booker's campaign.
The mayor, who is running for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, canceled his campaign events for the rest of the day.
Sen. Chuck Schumer says Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes should not run on the Republican line for Brooklyn District Attorney. Instead, Schumer said, Hynes should start an orderly transition to Ken Thompson, who beat him in a Democratic primary last month.
Another motorcyclist is facing charges in connection with the beating of a motorist pulled from his car and set upon by a group of motorcycle riders, in an incident caught by a video camera. Reginald Chance, 37, was arraigned Sunday in Manhattan on charges including assault and gang assault and held on $75,000 cash bail. During his court appearance, he was photographed raising his middle fingers at the press.