The Brooklyn "serial killer" caught last week had a $22,000 reward for his capture.
While officials wouldn't say if a payout was a factor in Salvatore Perrone's arrest, the NYPD has been shelling out big bucks this year to catch suspects in the Big Apple's most dangerous crimes. Law enforcement experts say the cash makes a difference.
So far this year, the NYPD's Crime Stoppers... » more
The head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Schapiro, announced Monday that she would step down from the agency on Dec. 14.
SEC Commissioner Elisse Walter will be designated to succeed Schapiro upon her departure, the White House said in a statement.
Walter will serve as chairman-designate on a temporary basis.
A White House official said President Barack Obama... » more
A gang of alleged drug traffickers was indicted Monday after cops busted them in October for trying to move 105 pounds of cocaine out of a posh midtown hotel, officials announced Monday.
Six men working out of the Crowe Plaza Hotel in Times Square were arrested Oct. 25 after authorities observed them trying to smuggle out the drugs in suitcases, according to officials.
Five of the men,... » more
"Killing Them Softly," opening Friday, stars Brad Pitt as Jackie Cogan, a mob enforcer hired to enact revenge on the perpetrators of a card game robbery. It's based on the 1974 George V. Higgins novel, "Cogan's Trade." Scores of other films have been adapted from crime novels, of course. Here are some of the best.
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939): Holmes. Watson. The... » more
'Men in Black 3' Quite frankly, this film has no business being as good as it is, especially when you consider the mediocre previous entry. Apparently, time heals all wounds, as this time-travel tinged adventure is a great endeavor. While returning stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are fun and familiar, the real star of this film is Josh Brolin, who plays Jones' character in the 1960s. He brings... » more
Singer Chris Brown dumped his Twitter account Sunday after exchanging vulgar insults with comedian Jenny Johnson, causing some of his 11.6 million Twitter followers to threaten the Houston-based entertainer.
Johnson, who has repeatedly needled Brown on Twittere since his 2009 assault on Rihanna, incited the star's ire after Brown used an expletive to admit he looked old, even though he is... » more
See the real surprise this kid gets on his "Star Wars"-themed birthday. According to the video description, the military dad was away for three months and his son didn't expect to see him until much later. The dad was sent on his first overseas deployment soon after the video was shot last spring.
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After surviving Sandy, who's got the energy (or patience) to deal with the madness of in-store shopping?
So Cyber Monday, for New Yorkers, may be especially appreciated this year. The Monday after Thanksgiving was nicknamed some years ago by online retailers eager to create their own version of Black Friday - a virtual kickoff to the holiday shopping season. Surf the Web and you'll find all... » more
Joe Johnson poured in 21 points as the Nets moved to 6-1 at home with a 98-85 win over the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday.
Brook Lopez and Deron Williams scored 15 points each for the Nets. Wesley Mathews led the Trail Blazers with 20. ... » more
LiLo's latest guardian angel is ... Charlie Sheen?
The former "Two and a Half Men" star cut a $100,000 check for Lohan to help the forever-troubled actress with her tax troubles, according to TMZ.com.
The gossip site reports that Linz owes Uncle Sam more than $230,000 in taxes for 2009 and 2010.
Lohan, 26, and Sheen, 47, met on the set of "Scary Movie 5" in... » more