Scottish singer Susan Boyle says she has a form of autism known as Asperger's syndrome, a diagnosis she says came as a relief after years of believing she had brain damage.
Boyle, 52, told the Observer newspaper in an interview published Saturday she had sought help from a Scottish specialist a year ago believing her childhood diagnosis of brain damage was incorrect.
Boyle said she had... » more
Walt Disney Co's animated princess fairy tale "Frozen" heated up movie box office charts in the United States and Canada, displacing dystopian thriller "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" as the top-earning film.
"Frozen" sold $31.6 million worth of tickets from Friday through Sunday during its second weekend in theaters to top domestic movie charts, while "Catching... » more
Getting all the crime information about your neighborhood down to your block is now a click away.
The city Sunday launched an interactive crime map giving users access to information on reported crimes.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the map, found at maps.nyc.gov/crime, is the next evolution for the NYPD's transparency with New Yorkers who want to know how safe the streets are.... » more
"Downton Abbey" fans can warm up while sipping tea at Highclere Castle on their lunch break this week.
Servers donning period garb will be giving away free tea and biscuits around town in a mobile truck inspired by the PBS show ahead of its Jan. 5 season premiere.
The truck will be serving snacks between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. every day but Thursday, when it will be open from noon... » more
Cops shot a man Saturday night in Bushwick after they say he struck a police car and an officer with a wooden cane.
Two officers were patrolingnear the Myrtle Avenue J station around 10:30 p.m. when they saw Dairon Bledsoe allegedly hit their patrol car with a wooden cane.
When the cops told the 27-year-old to stop, he fled but one of the officers chased him, police said.
The officer... » more
There's one single rule in the brutal knockout game: An attacker aims to render a victim unconscious with a single sucker punch.
With attacks from Milwaukee to Paterson to New York City -- where at least 10 people have been victimized -- the so-called knockout game has become the latest fear-inducing news story in our city. Several deaths also have been linked to it nationwide, according to... » more
Men may seem like they're easy to shop for -- just grab any ol' tie or pair of slippers -- but finding something meaningful may take a while.
Here are our suggestions on holiday gifts for men. Some tap into personal interests while others are simply a bit unconventional, but all will show you put a little thought into your guy's present.
Whether your golfer... » more
UPDATED 12/5/13 at 8:25 P.M.: South African anti-apartheid hero and former President Nelson Mandela died at 95 at his Johannesburg home Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, plunging his nation and the world into mourning for a man hailed by global leaders as a moral giant.
Although Mandela had been frail and ailing for nearly a year, President Jacob Zuma’s announcement late Thursday... » more
Hundreds of fast food workers Thursday held another protest against low wages at major chain restaurants.
Employees of McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's and other restaurants joined with union members and elected officials across the city in seeking a $15 an hour wage. The protest, part of a nationwide action, ended at a rally in Foley Square.
Protesting workers said they do more than... » more
I've got Amazon.com drones in my future.
I use Amazon's Prime delivery service for everything from rechargeable batteries to art books to beef jerky, and so I was quite taken aback when CEO Jeff Bezos showcased a drone delivery system called Prime Air on 60 Minutes this past weekend.
The idea is that packages below five pounds could be delivered straight from Amazon distribution centers... » more