Nov 29, 2015

AIDS activist finishes row across Atlantic

A New Yorker who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean for AIDS awareness has arrived home in Brooklyn, ending a 21-month journey. Victor Mooney arrived at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Friday and plans a ceremony at the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday, he said Saturday. ...

Alleged New York mobster acquitted over 'Goodfellas' heist

Nov 13, 2015

Alleged New York mobster acquitted over 'Goodfellas' heist

An 80-year-old reputed mobster accused of a spectacular 1978 New York airport heist immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s hit movie “Goodfellas” was acquitted Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn. Vincent Asaro, allegedly a member of the notorious Bonanno crime family, was accused of murder, violence ...

Nov 11, 2015

Fantasy sports websites to stop taking bets in New York state

The New York state attorney general on Tuesday ordered the fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets in New York, saying the operations are essentially illegal gambling, according to copies of letters to the companies seen by Reuters. DraftKings and FanDuel ...