Research in Motion launched a new line of BlackBerry smartphones and renamed itself to just BlackBerry Wednesday with hopes of breathing new life into the failing brand, but some observers think it may already be too late.
RIM originally planned to debut the phones in 2011, but the date kept getting pushed back after the company struggled with the operating system on the phones.
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At the Senate gun hearing Wednesday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke of a vibrant girl who had one of the "happiest moments" of her life performing at President Barack Obama's inauguration. A week later, she was shot to death.
A gunman killed Hadiya Pendleton, 15, outside of a Chicago park, on Tuesday. Pendleton was with other teens under a canopy, when shots rang out. The teen was not the target.... » more
Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling more than $87,000 in taxpayer money while she was in office.
Huntley, who faces five years in prison, would pay restitution for the money that went to a phony educational program in southeast Queens, according to prosecutors.
She lost the Democratic Primary in the fall, a few weeks after her federal indictment.... » more
Gristedes owner John Catsimatidis formally declared his candidacy for mayor on the GOP ticket Tuesday on the steps of City Hall.
"It's not about being a Republican or a Democrat," said Catsimatidis, 64, who was previously a Democrat.
"It's about being a New Yorker who cares." If elected, he promised to create jobs in the city and help businesses succeed. Catsimatidis... » more
Turkish police released video footage Tuesday of the Staten Island woman who went missing in Istanbul.
The footage shows Sarai Sierra, 33, wearing a hat, jeans and a brown leather coat, eating alone in a Turkish restaurant and then walking alone down a street, wearing headphones.
Police didn't say when the images were from, but Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper said they were taken Jan. 20,... » more
Anquan Boldin is the unsung hero of the Baltimore Ravens' postseason run.
The veteran wide receiver has 16 catches for 276 yards and three touchdowns in three playoff games, giving quarterback Joe Flacco a steady target in all three wins. There's little reason to think Boldin wouldn't continue to be the Ravens primary receiver in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.
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Country crooner Mindy McCready has denied shooting and killing her boyfriend David Wilson, calling him her "soul mate" in a new interview with NBC.
"I have never gone through anything this painful," McCready told NBC's Andrea Canning in an interview that aired on the "Today" show Tuesday. "He didn't just touch my heart, he touched my soul. He was my soul... » more
The city's budget won't hurt New Yorkers' paychecks but the public schools will bear the burden of keeping it balanced, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday.
The mayor noted that the $70.1 billion proposal - the last of his tenure in City Hall - does not include new taxes because of the Big Apple's economic growth over the last few years and there would no layoffs for city employees.
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A 42-year-old man who allegedly pretended to be a lawyer was indicted Tuesday in Manhattan for practicing law without a license and filing false documents while unlawfully representing a criminal defendant.
Terence Kindlon Jr., who has a father by the same name who really is a criminal defense attorney in Albany - responded to a Craigslist ad for housing and struck a deal with a father and... » more
Brooklyn's in the house.
Newly crowned Miss America - and ex-Windsor Terrace resident - Mallory Hagan is slated to sing the national anthem as the Nets take on the Miami Heat at the Barclays Center Wednesday Night.
Hopefully, Hagan won't take any cues from Nets part-owner Jay-Z's wife, Beyoncé, who made waves last week after she reportedly lip-synced the tune at the presidential inauguration.... » more