Broadcasting pioneer Barbara Walters may be stepping out of the spotlight but “I’m not walking into the sunset,” she assured “The View’s” audience Monday.
In a carefully planned and scripted adieu, Walters, 83, said she will bow out from television appearances starting next year while continuing as co-executive producer of the ABC morning show, which she helped create.
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The Department of Justice secretly seized two months' worth of phone records of Associated Press journalists after the newswire broke news of a foiled terror plot in Yemen, the AP reported Monday.
The agency's CEO, Gary Pruitt, called the seizure a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, writing that there "can be no possible justification... » more
The city Department of Transportation has opened up the bottleneck that causes traffic jams near the Brooklyn Bridge.
Expanded access ramps to and from the Brooklyn Bridge and the FDR Drive opened within the past 10 days, giving drivers two traffic lanes instead of one, officials announced Monday.
The lone lane on each side of the FDR Drive was a choke point that snarled traffic as cars... » more
Dr. Joyce Brothers, who began her career in the 1950s by becoming the only woman ever to win the grand prize on "The $64,000 Question" game show and went on to become the nation's first television psychologist, died yesterday in New York at the age of 85, her publicist announced Monday.
Born Diane Bauer, Brothers was a graduate of Far Rockaway High School and an alumna of Cornell... » more
New Yorkers could soon shop for pricier goodies at their local newsstand.
The City Council proposed a bill Monday that would increase the maximum price for selling individual products at newsstands from $5 to $10.
There are only 300 licensed newsstands in the city, and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the legislation would give owners an edge because they can sell more go-to... » more
The State Department Monday recognized the NYPD's work to help rebuild Haiti after the devastating earthquake three years ago.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly received the first U.S. Secretary of State Award for Excellence in Overseas Criminal Justice Assistance in a ceremony in Washington D.C.
Since 2010, the NYPD have deployed officers to the nation to help train and mentor... » more
Developers of 1 World Trade Center and urban planning experts predict the iconic new tower will lure plenty of tenants before it opens despite being 45% vacant 18 months before its expected completion.
Condé Nast, the biggest tenant; the federal government; China Center New York and the Legends Hospitality Group, which manages the observation deck, are the only companies that have signed leases... » more
Hundreds of New Yorkers Monday met down at the Big Yellow Joint.
A real-life replica of the famous Bluth Company Banana Stand from the TV show "Arrested Development" sprang up across from Radio City Music Hall yesterday, giving out free frozen, chocolate-dipped bananas to fans gearing up for the debut of the show's fourth season on Netflix later this month.
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O.J. Simpson was back in court Monday seeking a new trial in his 2007 conviction of armed robbery in Nevada.
Simpson, 65, who was famously acquitted of the 1994 slaying of his ex-wife, is currently serving up to 33 years in prison for the armed robbery, in which he claimed he was trying to recover his own sports memorabilia of his storied sports career and the murder trial.
He was found... » more
President Barack Obama sought on Monday to neutralize two crises that threatened his second term agenda, calling the apparent targeting of conservative groups by tax officials "outrageous" and an uproar over his response to American deaths in Libya a "sideshow."
At a news conference with visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron, Obama tried to put his stamp on the... » more