The winner of that monstrous $600 million Powerball jackpot has finally come forward.
Gloria Mackenzie, 84, was identified around 3 p.m. Wednesday at a news conference at the Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. (She declined to make an appearance.)
The lucky winner of last month’s $590.5 million Powerball lottery bought the $2 ticket at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills,... » more
The City Council announced a series of bills Wednesday aimed at improving the city's emergency response for the next major storm.
The 10 bills to be introduced next week include plans for sheltering New Yorkers, helping businesses recover and fuel management.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the bill sponsors used the information from months of Superstorm Sandy hearings to come... » more
Keith Olbermann is heading back to cable TV to host TBS' postseason Major League Baseball coverage, the network said Tuesday.
Olbermann, who was most recently the chief news officer of Current TV, will get back to his sports roots, as he shot to fame as a host on ESPN's "Sportscenter" during the '90s. "It's tremendous to be back in baseball," Olbermann reportedly said on... » more
Paul McCartney will perform and chat with Stephen Colbert during a special "super-sized show" on the "Colbert Report" on Comedy Central on June 12, the network announced Tuesday.
"I think this McCartney kid's got something special and I'm gonna put him on the map!" Colbert said a statement.
While McCartney was a guest back in 2009, this will be the first... » more
President Barack Obama chose close confidante Susan Rice as his new national security adviser on Wednesday, increasing White House control over foreign policy and defying Republican critics of her handling of last year's deadly attack on a U.S. compound in Libya.
The hard-charging Rice, selected to replace low-key Tom Donilon in the post, is expected to play a high-profile role in defending... » more
UPDATED: 8:04 p.m. Tens of thousands of straphangers will have to find a new way to get around beginning this summer.
The damage Superstorm Sandy caused to the city’s transit system will continue punishing commuters as the MTA is forced to disrupt service on the R and G trains, the agency said Wednesday.
Starting the first week of August, the Montague tunnel that allows the R train to... » more
Coney Island's rebounding boardwalk and attractions will be in the spotlight for the city's ongoing tourism campaign, which added a striped star to its celebrity endorsers.
Starting Wednesday, NYC & Company, the city's tourism wing, will feature Coney Island in its Neighborhood x Neighborhood campaign, which showcases outer-borough destinations for tourists.
Cultural Affairs Commissioner... » more
New York City ranks No. 2 on a list of the nation’s cities with the best parks, a new survey says.
The Big Apple gives more people access to parks and invests more dollars in improvements, moving the city up from last year’s third place finish in the annual ParkScore survey conducted by the Trust for Public Land, which judged 50 cities.
“New York City was the only city to move up the... » more
Kim Kardashian is finally a single woman — well, a not married woman, at least.
A Los Angeles judge on Monday finalized Kim's divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries after a lengthy legal battle that started last Halloween, according to E! News.
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star married Humphries in a costly wedding in 2011 that was broadcast on E! with an estimated cost of around... » more
Alex Rodriguez is one of about 20 players facing suspension for involvement in the Miami clinic that is being probed for its role in performance-enhancing drug scandal, according to ESPN.
The shuttered clinic's founder, Tony Bosch, agreed to cooperate with the MLB's investigation, and the suspensions could come down within the next few weeks, ESPN reported Tuesday. The players could include... » more