Vigils in U.S. honor victims of police brutality

Aug 15, 2014

Vigils in U.S. honor victims of police brutality

Thousands of people across America attended protest vigils Thursday for an unarmed black Missouri teenager who was fatally shot by a white police officer and for other victims who organizers say died as a result of police brutality. The vigils, observed in more than ...

Aug 15, 2014

Police have 'leads' in search for two Amish girls

Police have received “numerous leads” concerning two Amish girls abducted at a roadside stand in northern New York, where searchers scoured the countryside near the Canadian border for the missing children, authorities said Thursday. Deputies, state troopers, forest rangers and U.S. Border Patrol agents ...

Jul 31, 2014

Teen who climbed 1 World Trade Center pleads guilty

A teenager who climbed to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower in New York has pleaded guilty in an escapade that increased concerns about security at the nation’s tallest building. Justin Casquejo acknowledged Wednesday he broke a city misdemeanor law against ...

Jul 29, 2014

Three officers wounded in Manhattan shootout; suspect killed

Three New York law enforcement officers were wounded Monday in a shootout in Manhattan with an individual who was killed in the exchange of fire, authorities said. The incident occurred shortly after noon in the heart of the West Village, setting off a massive ...

Chestnut keeps hot dog title, wins fiancee

Jul 5, 2014

Chestnut keeps hot dog title, wins fiancee

High-ranking chowhound Joey “Jaws” Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday’s annual hot dog eating contest, then packed away 61 franks and buns to hold onto his coveted mustard-yellow winner’s belt. Chestnut has won eight times in a ...

Jul 1, 2014

U.S. sushi prices show New York is on a roll

by Selina Wang

Sushi restaurants in New York and Greenwich, Connecticut rank among the most expensive locales in the U.S. to buy the Japanese cuisine for the third year in a row. The price of basic sushi at New York restaurants was about 26 percent higher than ...

The naked American at Narita airport

| Jun 25, 2014

The naked American at Narita airport

by Baye Mcneil

Leaving Narita, stripped of your African accoutrement and any other identifiers that speak to your nationality and sensibilities, you advance through an array of unfamiliar sights and sounds, just as brown and naked as the day you were born.

Jun 11, 2014

N.Y. plan for fleet of Nissan taxis ruled legal

New York’s plan for a new fleet of cabs from Nissan Motor Co. is legal, an appeals court ruled, overturning an earlier judgment that said the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission had overstepped its authority by requiring owners to buy a specific vehicle. The ...