President Barack Obama appeared alongside Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday and said he believes Clinton will go down as "one of the finest secretaries of state we've had."
"I wanted to have a chance to publicly say thank you," Obama said in the first interview he has given alongside anyone other than his wife, Michelle.
"I'm going to miss her ... but she... » more
Two state senators are calling for a full review of the G train, saying that service on the line hasn't kept up with increased ridership.
State sens. Daniel Squadron and Martin Malavé Dilan sent the MTA a letter asking the agency to probe the frequency of trains; communication with riders on service changes and disruptions; and the lack of free out-of-system transfers.... » more
A rash of subway deaths this year -- from people being pushed onto the tracks to suicides -- is reigniting calls for the MTA to move toward installing safety barriers and take other steps to protect straphangers.
The agency is set to discuss platform safety at a board meeting today, as yet another person jumped in front of a train yesterday in an apparent suicide. And last week, Manhattan... » more
A 78-year-old woman died in a "smoking-related" fire Saturday night inside her Williamsburg apartment, the FDNY said.
Nelly Bermudez, 78, died in her 12th-floor apartment in the Taylor-Wythe Houses on Ross Street, according to DNAInfo.com. An FDNY spokesman said an investigation into the fire is ongoing.
About 60 firefighters were called on to put out the blaze.
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When his career is through, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco may go down as one of the NFL's most prolific postseason presences.
The fifth-year pro - who has started every game of his career, including 12 playoff games - already ranks 15th among quarterbacks on the career playoff starts list. That's more than Super Bowl champion Giants quarterbacks Eli Manning and Phil Simms. Flacco has a chance... » more
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says the city needs to do a better job of keeping the Big Apple's displaced families from freezing this winter.
Quinn, a potential mayoral candidate, sent a letter to the Department of Homeless Services Sunday urging them to ensure families who apply for shelter aren't rejected during extreme cold weather.
Single homeless applicants are ensured beds... » more
Casey Anthony, the Florida woman acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in 2011 and dubbed "America's most-hated mother" has filed for bankruptcy in Florida.
The bankruptcy petition's list of debts, which reports said totals $792,000, includes $500,000 owed to Anthony's criminal defense lawyer, $222,000 in court-ordered trial costs, investigative expenses and criminal fines... » more
The brother and husband of a missing Staten Island woman flew to Turkey Sunday to join officials in the hunt for their loved one.
Sarai Sierra was scheduled to return from Istanbul to New York Jan. 22, but the 33-year-old mother of two never boarded the plane.
Sierra's husband, Steven Sierra and her brother David Jimenez left for Turkey late yesterday in hopes to bring Sierra home, a... » more
Steve Jobs is difficult man to imitate, as Ashton Kutcher recently learned.
Kutcher, who stars as the eccentric Apple co-founder in the upcoming biopic “jOBS,” was hospitalized two days before the film began shooting. The reason? Kutcher tried to adopt Job’s “frutarian diet,” which consisted of only fruits, nuts, and seeds.
The diet may have worked for Jobs -- who reportedly spent a... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has stepped in to try to end the school bus strike.
A representative for the mayor said today's Gracie Mansion meeting will be among the bus companies, the members of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union and a mediator. No city representatives will take part in the meeting.
"The mayor reached out to both the bus companies and union to arrange a meeting... » more