The perjury trial in which disgraced former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik will testify began opening arguments in Bronx state Supreme Court on Thursday.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has told thousands of protesters near the United Nations that the Obama administration has "betrayed" the people of Iran.
A police officer has shot and killed a knife-wielding suspect inside a building in Manhattan.
Egypt's new President Mohammed Morsi made his debut on the global stage at the United Nations, celebrating himself as the nation's first democratically elected leader who was swept into office after what he called a "great, peaceful revolution."
As the mid-year budget cut dance begins, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other council members want to see at least one department protected: The NYPD.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Monday that “major progress” will be made within the next year in introducing taped interrogations in all NYPD precinct houses – but he stopped short of giving a concrete timeline.
On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters run down some of the top political stories from the week that was, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that touch the region.
Checks totaling $2.48 billion were mailed out this week to some of Bernard Madoff’s victims to help cover their losses. Irving Picard, the trustee in charge of recovering funds, said just about half of the $17 billion that was lost in Madoff’s Ponzi scheme has been recovered.
Almost $2.5 billion dollars in checks were mailed Wednesday night to hundreds of victims of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
The Senate blocked legislation Wednesday that would have established a $1 billion jobs program putting veterans back to work tending to the country's federal lands and bolstering local police and fire departments.
A report found that New Jersey prosecutors — whose mistakes may lead to convictions that are reversed on appeal — were never disciplined for their in-court errors.
Former state Senator Pedro Espada Jr. received money from the sale of the Bronx health care clinic that he was found guilty of stealing from, according to a report.
It looks like the race to replace Assemblyman Vito Lopez as the head of the Democratic Party machine in Brooklyn is turning into a one man race.
As the Cuomo administration continues its push to expand casinos in New York State, the gambling industry is spending large sums of money to influence that process, according to a report.
A Queens man accused of plotting to attack New York City synagogues has been offered a plea deal that could mean substantially less jail time if he is convicted on the rare state terrorism charge, according to a report.
The driving rain and tornado watch didn’t put a damper on President Barack Obama’s New York City trip. He was in town Tuesday to raise some campaign cash and tape an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
The UN General Assembly begins meeting Tuesday, meaning there will be street closures in the area for the next week.
New York City is looking to trim its budget after a judge brought the city’s five-boro taxi plan to a screeching halt. The city was counting on $1 billion from taxi medallion sales associated with the taxi plan to help keep its budget in the black.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that the governors of New York and New Jersey wanted to strike a deal to resume work on the 9/11 museum “all along” — despite financial disputes that ground construction to a halt for months.
New York City's Board of Health voted 9-0 to require parental consent for a controversial ultra-Orthodox circumcision practice called metzitzah b’peh.