Citi Bike has hit a milestone, clocking more than 100,000 rides since its Memorial Day launch, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said Wednesday.
In addition to the surge in the number of riders zipping around the city, Sadik-Khan said 15,000 people signed up for the program in the last 10 days, bringing the total of annual subscribers to more than 30,000. More than 6,000 daily... » more
Paris Jackson, the 15-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson, is apparently all right after a reported suicide attempt early yesterday morning, and has been transferred from a hospital to a psychiatric facility, according to TMZ.com.
Katherine Jackson, Michael's mother, who has custody of Paris and her siblings, told Entertainment Tonight, "Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate... » more
Dan Sandler, the Elmo performer who was arrested last year for shouting anti-Semitic slurs, was arraigned Wednesday on various charges including extortion and stalking, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said.
Sandler, 49, allegedly sent numerous harassing emails to Girl Scouts of the USA supervisors last year and y threatened to make false allegations of sexual abuse within the organization... » more
A building collapsed in downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday and rescue workers pulled 14 people from mountains of crushed concrete and splintered wood, using search dogs to scour the rubble for others, fire officials said.
Thirteen victims were rushed to area hospitals, said Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers, who declined to comment on local media reports that the 14th died in the... » more
Add New Jersey casinos to the ever-growing list of places where Google Glass is banned.
Fearful that the eyewear device that can record videos, take photos and more could lead to a new generation of cheating, regulators have issued a directive allowing Atlantic City’s 12 casinos to ban the tech, according to The Press of Atlantic City.
“If these eyeglasses were worn during a poker game,... » more
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