Big Apple stages its first disability pride parade

Jul 13, 2015

Big Apple stages its first disability pride parade

New York City is hosting its first parade honoring people with disabilities. Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke Sunday to kick off the inaugural NYC Disability Pride Parade. He said he was proud of the city being a national leader in supporting rights for disabled ...

Mayor eulogizes slain officer as cops outside turn backs

Jan 5, 2015

Mayor eulogizes slain officer as cops outside turn backs

Thousands of New York City police officers turned their backs Sunday as they watched Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogize an officer shot dead with his partner, repeating a stinging display of scorn for the mayor despite entreaties from the police commissioner not to do ...

New York mayor greeted by heckles at police ceremony

Dec 30, 2014

New York mayor greeted by heckles at police ceremony

Simmering tensions between New York City’s police force and its top official boiled over again into public view Monday as boos greeted the mayor during an officer swearing-in ceremony. Hundreds of police turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio during Saturday’s funeral for ...

NYC police chief calls protest at funeral 'inappropriate'

Dec 29, 2014

NYC police chief calls protest at funeral 'inappropriate'

New York’s police commissioner, Bill Bratton, said Sunday it was “very inappropriate” for officers outside the funeral of slain cop Rafael Ramos to turn their backs in protest as the mayor spoke. “That funeral was held to honor Officer Ramos, and to bring politics, ...

Dec 24, 2014

Activist protesters defy New York City call for moratorium

A national coalition of activists on Tuesday rejected calls to suspend anti-police protests in New York after two officers were murdered and called for a mass demonstration on New Year’s Eve. America’s largest city has been left in shock by the killings of Wenjian ...

Killings expose rift between NYC mayor, police

Dec 23, 2014

Killings expose rift between NYC mayor, police

New York’s police commissioner sought Monday to ease a damaging rift between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the largest police force in the United States in the wake of the murder of two officers. Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael Ramos, 40, were shot in ...

Russian tourist charged in Brooklyn Bridge climb

Aug 26, 2014

Russian tourist charged in Brooklyn Bridge climb

A Russian tourist climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures for fun in the landmark’s second security breach in a month, authorities said Monday. Yaroslav Kolchin was charged with reckless endangerment, trespassing and disorderly conduct. Police said they spotted the ...

Bitterly cold U.S northeast digs out from snow

Jan 23, 2014

Bitterly cold U.S northeast digs out from snow

Residents of the U.S. Northeast dug themselves out Wednesday from a snowstorm that grounded flights, shuttered schools and left a bitter cold in its wake, while a blizzard swept across parts of Atlantic Canada. The atmosphere was particularly frosty in New York, where some ...