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 ...

Descendant from slaves, oldest person on Earth turns 116 in Brooklyn

Jul 7, 2015

Descendant from slaves, oldest person on Earth turns 116 in Brooklyn

The world’s oldest living person, the daughter of sharecroppers and granddaughter of slaves, celebrated her 116th birthday on Monday in New York. Susannah Mushatt Jones marked the occasion privately with family but a public celebration is planned for Tuesday, according to the Gerontology Research ...

Surviving N.Y. escapee now faces 23 hours a day in a cell

Jul 6, 2015

Surviving N.Y. escapee now faces 23 hours a day in a cell

The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than he and a fellow murder convict were in the prison from which they managed a getaway, officials said Sunday. David ...

Eager eaters weigh in ahead of July 4 hot dog contest in New York

Jul 4, 2015

Eager eaters weigh in ahead of July 4 hot dog contest in New York

Contestants have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island’s Nathan’s Famous. Reigning champion Joey Chestnut joined past winners at the weigh-in Friday ahead of the 99-year-old Independence Day boardwalk tradition. The dogs will be served ...

Macy's to dump Trump line

Jul 2, 2015

Macy's to dump Trump line

Macy’s became the latest company to sever ties with a defiant Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying it would end the Trump clothing line following the mogul’s controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants. The move comes on the heels of announcements by Univision and NBC to ...

Second N.Y. escaped killer shot, captured near Canadian border

Jun 29, 2015

Second N.Y. escaped killer shot, captured near Canadian border

A convicted murderer who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison three weeks ago has been shot and captured, authorities and media said Sunday, two days after his fellow escapee was shot dead. David Sweat was wounded just 2 miles (3 km) south of ...

Escaped killers on run from New York prison believed armed

Jun 25, 2015

Escaped killers on run from New York prison believed armed

Two U.S. killers on the run from jail are probably armed given the surrounding area is so heavily stocked with weapons and ammunition, police said Wednesday on day 19 of a massive manhunt. Richard Matt, 49, and David Sweat, 35, cut their way out ...