The U.S. men's basketball team has made a habit of starting slowly, but it hasn't hurt them yet.
After struggling in the opening frame for the second consecutive game, Team USA found its rhythm to breeze by France, 98-71 in their first Olympic game.
The Americans fell behind by nine in the opening quarter of their last exhibition game against Spain, and struggled to a 22-21 first-quarter... » more
Michael Phelps helped the United States' 4x100 meter freestyle swim team to a big lead, but his teammate and rival Ryan Lochte couldn't hold off France's Yannick Agnel on the final sprint and the American team settled for the silver medal.
Phelps - who lost out to Lochte in the 400 meter individual medley - raced second in the relay, and handed Colin Jones a lead of more than three-quarters... » more
James Holmes -- the 24-year-old suspect in the Aurora, Colo., shootings -- will be back in court Monday when prosecutors formally arraign him on multiple charges of murder.
The former University of Colorado PhD student continues to be kept in solitary confinement while investigators try to figure out why he killed 12 people and wounded 58 more during a midnight screening of the "Dark Knight... » more
Eight out-of-control women were arrested on gang assault charges early Sunday morning after allegedly stabbing a 63-year-old straphanger on a Manhattan subway.
The unidentified man was attacked after asking the group of girls to calm down as they rode a downtown No. 6 train at about 6:15 a.m., according to police.
"He asked them to quiet down because they were being obnoxious,"... » more
About Face: Supermodels Then and Now 3 stars
You might think supermodels have it easy: Show up to work, look beautiful in expensive clothes and call it a day. But the new HBO documentary "About Face: Supermodels Then and Now" persuasively shatters that notion.
Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' insider look reveals a world packed with insane pressures and outsized expectations,... » more
The police are still looking into whether a detective was part of a kidnapping that involved his Springfield Gardens home.
As of Sunday evening, Ondre Johnson, who works in the NYPD's Brooklyn gang unit, according to The New York Times, has not been charged by prosecutors but has been suspended without pay, the NYPD said.
On Friday, cops traced a phone call made by an alleged kidnapper... » more
Midtown streets will no doubt be extra clogged Monday night while President Barack Obama is in town for a $40,000-per-plate fundraiser tat the posh Nomad Hotel, on Broadway and West 28th St.
The president is set to arrive at 4:30 p.m. and is expected to leave around 10 p.m., according to DNAinfo.com.
Sixty people have purchased tickets for the event.. Obama and hi his GOP rival, Mitt... » more
The mayor and city council speaker may be on the same page when it comes to gay rights, however they are on two different menus when it comes to Chick-fil-A.
Christine Quinn started a online petition Saturday demanding that Dan Cathy, the president of the fast food chicken chain, apologize for his anti-gay remarks and that the city ban his restaurants.
"We do not believe in denigrating... » more
Dozens of well wishers, including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, were on hand to see City Counilman Jimmy Van Bramer wed his partner of 13 years, Dan Hendrick.
During the ceremony at Studio Square in Long Island City on Saturday, Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) thanked supporters for helping get gay marriage legalized last year and promoting an atmosphere where same-sex married couples are... » more
Kenny Kramer, 69, the model for Cosmo Kramer on the Seinfeld show and former mayoral candidate, is in his 16th year of providing "Kramer's Reality Tour," that consists of an hour of his stand-up comedy and a series of stops at Seinfeld-related landmarks. He lives in Manhattan Plaza, a subsidized complex for performing artists, with his domestic partner, Marcie Castro, a singer and entertainer.
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