Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, 52, is engaged to the woman who he admitted to secretly visiting in 2009, according to reports.
Sanford proposed to his Argentine girlfriend, Maria Belen Chapur, 44, at a restaurant in Argentina on Wednesday, according to Clarin, a local newspaper. He confirmed the engagement Sunday in a statement to CNN.
"Yes, we are engaged, and I'm both happy... » more
A trial is scheduled to begin Monday for the fifth soldier charged in connection to Pvt. Danny Chen's death.
Spc. Thomas Curtis, 27, is charged with repeatedly hazing Chen, of the Lower East Side, as well as two other soldiers. Chen shot himself last October in a guard tower in Afghanistan.
Prosecutors say Curtis, who was awarded a Purple Heart, pelted Chen with rocks, kicked him, dragged... » more
Two people were killed and at least eight were wounded in a shooting outside the landmark Empire State Building.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said some may have been shot accidentally by responding police officers. The eight shot were either wounded or grazed during the exchange and not likely to die, he said.
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly identified the shooter as Jeffrey Johnson, 53, a former... » more
Transit officials and advocates on Thursday blasted a state judge's ruling that an MTA tax is unconstitutional, saying it could lead to "devastating" service cuts and "radical" fare hikes if it is not reversed.
MTA chief Joe Lhota called Judge R. Bruce Cozzens Jr.'s decision to strike down a payroll tax "flawed," saying he expected it to be overturned on appeal. But he warned that if the state's... » more
Brooklyn's Spike Lee returns to his roots with the new movie "Red Hook Summer," which was shot on location and with Lee's own money.
The world's most-famous Knicks fan sat down to talk about the film and more.This is your first self-financed movie in more than 26 years. How has your filmmaking style changed? Nothing's changed. You've got to make a movie. I go back and forth making... » more
When looking for good solid advice, the last thing you usually want to hear is "it depends."
But good fantasy football decisions usually do depend on answering questions like: What are your league's rules? What players are available? What players are your fellow owners likely to over- and under-value?
If you want to build a winner, you can't just draft the best players. You... » more
Work will resume on Monday at the Second Avenue subway construction site where an explosion of rubble smashed nearby buildings this week, MTA chief Joe Lhota said Thursday.
Lhota said underground work at what will be a new station at 72nd Street is expected to resume on Monday, though no explosives will be used on the site until he is "satisfied that it is safe to blast." He did... » more
Apple hit a new all-time high this week as investors anticipate the upcoming iPhone 5, and the possible release of the iPad Mini and iTV.
The stock is also getting a boost from hedge-fund managers suffering from performance anxiety. According to a recent report from Goldman Sachs, 89% of hedge-funds are underperforming the S&P 500 and it appears that they're piling into Apple in an effort... » more
With the summer blockbusters behind us, amNY takes a look at the finest new films fall has to offer.
'Lawless' Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf play a pair of bootlegging brothers in this film based on a true story. Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Gary Goldman and Mia Wasikowska round out the cast list. (Aug. 31)
'The Possession' A man (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his ex-wife (Kyra Sedgwick) have... » more
Gore Vidal's The Best Man 3 stars
Whenever a famous author passes away, lavish tributes to his or her body of work are hastily arranged. But how fortunate for us that a very popular revival of "The Best Man," the best-known play of Gore Vidal, who passed away last month at age 86, is already running on Broadway.
The 1960 drama explores the behind-the-scenes plotting and scheming... » more