One of the images in the Baby Hope case that led to the big break last month in the murder case was created more than 21 years ago by Canadian experts who used the actual skull of the dead child to create computer renderings of her face, according to NYPD officials.
The image — depicting a three-quarter profile of the child now known as Anjelica Castillo — was used this past summer on a poster... » more
Michael Jackson's doctor says the King of Pop's addiction to drugs is what killed him, not any wrongdoing of his own.
Conrad Murray, convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of the pop star and recently released from prison, gave a wide-ranging interview to Mail Online, saying Jackson was hooked on drugs and injected himself with a lethal dose of the sedative propofol.
"I... » more
Annoying phone messages from spammers and scammers are coming back with a vengeance, prompting Sen. Charles Schumer Sunday to announce a bill to hike penalties for breaking "Do Not Call" rules.
While the Do Not Call list, passed in 2003, had cut down on interrupting telemarketers and robocalls, Schumer said complaints are rising thanks to the rise in cellphone use and technology... » more
If you're a fan of chilly weather, you'll have plenty to be thankful for this week.
The cold snap that hit late Saturday will stay throughout the week, with temperatures not expected to get out of the mid-40s, according to the National Weather Service.
Today's high will be a frosty 35 degrees, with a low tonight of 32. Tuesday warms up slightly with a high of 47, but there's a 40% chance... » more
Ten families were left homeless after a three-alarm blaze raced through a five-story, 21-unit apartment house in Hamilton Heights early Sunday morning, destroying many of the apartments in its path.
The blaze is believed to have broken out on the third floor of 625 W. 138th St. shortly before 7 a.m. and zipped through the third, fourth and fifth stories, fueled by winds that reached 40-miles-per-hour,... » more
If you're looking for a way to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy through Dec. 1, the New York Public Library has you covered.
In "Dearest Jackie: On The Death of JFK," the library presents a selection of photographs, prints and letters from its collection that depict the nation's grief following the assassination on Nov. 22, 1963.
These include an emotional... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he is leaving Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio a budget that is balanced through mid-2015, and fiscal watchdogs predicted that would give the new administration more flexibility.
Higher-than-expected tax revenue of more than $500 million, plus the sales of city-owned buildings and new taxicab medallions, helped erase a projected $2 billion shortfall for the... » more
Hugh Jackman made a surprising confession on Instagram Thursday, sending out a photo of himself with a bandage on his nose after being treated for skin cancer.
The 45-year-old Australian actor said his wife of 17 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, was worried about a spot on his nose and told the "Wolverine" star to get it checked out by a doctor.
"Boy, was she right!" Jackman... » more
The Manhattan district attorney's office Thursday charged a relative of Anjelica "Baby Hope" Castillo with her murder more than 20 years after her death.
Conrado Juarez, 52, was charged in the 1991 murder of the 4-year-old girl whose body was found in a cooler on the side of the Henry Hudson Parkway. She was known only as Baby Hope until cold-case detectives identified her this year.
"For... » more
Terrorism, anthrax, and Superstorm Sandy — plus blizzards and blackouts — have permanently thrust New York City government into the business of disaster response and planning.
A mayor faces important choices of how to conduct that business — options that go beyond picking police, fire and health commissioners. Emergency-management professionals, whose job it is to prepare for grim scenarios,... » more