A tough fight for Michigan between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum tightened on Monday in a primary that may prove pivotal in choosing a 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
With Michigan to vote on Tuesday, a new poll said Santorum had halted a slide in support that began after a weak debate performance in Arizona last week.
The Mitchell Research/Rosetta Stone poll said the former Pennsylvania... » more
Silent film romance "The Artist" won big at the Oscars last night, taking home five statues including Best Picture, Directing and Actor in a Leading Role, with "Hugo" also cleaning up with five wins.
At the 84th annual ceremony, hosted by the drab-but-consistent Billy Crystal, honors were shared among a wide range of winners, including "The Help" actress Octavia... » more
You can now schedule a play date with the 2012 GOP presidential candidates.
Herobuilders.com, known for silly Sarah Palin dolls and that witching Christine O'Donnell figure, has dropped its line of 2012 GOP presidential candidate toys, featuring Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and other political heavyweights.
Each figure comes with custom attire and sytling, such as Mini-Romney's... » more
New York state will hawk its surplus goods on a new website in early April, and for online scavengers that means a treasure trove of both the pedestrian and peculiar.
Almost 500 cars will go on the market when NYSStore.com launches, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week. Officials said the site will be better categorized and more user-friendly than the state's current eBay account, which has... » more
A soldier will face a court-martial on charges connected to the suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen of the Lower East Side, the Army said Sunday. Chen, 19, was repeatedly hazed while serving in Afghanistan, his family said. In one incident in October, they said he was forced to crawl across gravel for more than 100 yards as fellow soldiers pelted him with rocks. He was found with a self-inflicted gunshot... » more
The MTA will begin another week of overnight shutdowns for maintenance work Monday night. B/D/F/M service will be canceled between 57th Street and West 4th Street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Friday morning. The cash-strapped transit agency says shutting down service overnight makes the work faster, safer and cheaper, since crews don't have to scurry away between passing trains. "In... » more
Judges and prosecutors aren't paying enough attention to revamped drug laws meant to make them less "draconian," some state pols say.
The amendments, made in 2009, eliminated minimum jail sentences to drug offenders and let judges send nonviolent offenders for treatment instead.
But a report by state Sen. Jeffrey Klein, chairman of the committee on alcoholism and drug abuse,... » more
Tony Muia, owner of "A Slice of Brooklyn" tours and pizza connoisseur, debuts his "Slice of Brooklyn" TV show 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 on The Travel Channel. Muia, 48, an ardent booster of all things Brooklyn, lives with his wife, Ronni, and a bump due to become a baby March 20, in Bensonhurst.
Q: What would you most like to see changed or accomplished in NYC?
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NBA All-Star Weekend brings NBA players to Orlando, Fla., to celebrate the game of basketball. Its manner of celebrating, however, might make Dr. James Naismith cringe. Here's our attempt to lower your expectations:
The traditional rookie-sophomore game has been scrapped in favor of two teams of first- and second-year players "drafted" by former stars Charles Barkley and Shaquille... » more
They're two of the biggest names in American sports right now, so it kinda makes sense that a good old-fashioned bromance of sorts is a-brewing.
Knicks star point guard and source of general citywide Linsantity Jeremy Lin, 23, and Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow, 24 - both devout Christians - have "connected," Lin's former chaplain at Harvard, Adrian Tam, told People. "They've spoken... » more