Security bolstered as Charlie Hebdo is honored in New York

May 6, 2015

Security bolstered as Charlie Hebdo is honored in New York

The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, targeted in a deadly attack earlier this year by Islamist gunmen, was being honored on Tuesday at a New York gala under heavy security, organizers said. The award from the PEN American Center comes two days after two ...

Thousands rally for abolition of nukes as hibakusha ranks thin

Apr 27, 2015

Thousands rally for abolition of nukes as hibakusha ranks thin

Atomic bomb survivors from Japan and peace campaigners from around the world marched through the streets of New York on Sunday to push for the abolition of nuclear weapons on the eve of a U.N. nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation conference. Around 7,500 people carrying ...

As NPT review kicks off, New York rally demands end to nuclear weapons

Apr 27, 2015

As NPT review kicks off, New York rally demands end to nuclear weapons

Global activists presented 8 million petitions to the U.N. disarmament chief on Sunday demanding a world free of nuclear weapons, kicking off a conference by world powers to review progress toward eventually achieving total disarmament. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran’s foreign ...

SkyWest cabin pressure emergency spurs FAA probe

Apr 23, 2015

SkyWest cabin pressure emergency spurs FAA probe

U.S. investigators are looking into why a SkyWest Inc. airplane with 75 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York, on Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the flight crew reported a pressurization problem and declared ...

Apr 10, 2015

Dozen Fukushima residents to attend NPT review conference in N.Y.

A major anti-nuclear group said Friday it will send 12 people from Fukushima to New York to convey the lessons learned so far from the prefecture’s triple core meltdown in 2011 to mark the U.N. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference starting later this month. ...

They may not be bonnets but NYC Easter paraders keep a lid on

Apr 6, 2015

They may not be bonnets but NYC Easter paraders keep a lid on

The bonnets were out on Fifth Avenue for the annual Easter Parade — outlandish 21st century headpieces that were hardly bonnets, featuring everything from bunnies and butterflies to grassy, egg-dotted lawns and even a tall ship on the high seas. And the parade is ...

Hollywood icon Bacall's belongings lure bidders

Apr 1, 2015

Hollywood icon Bacall's belongings lure bidders

Hollywood screen icon Lauren Bacall’s personal possessions from the precious to the mundane hit the auction block in New York, still drawing plenty of fans Tuesday. Collectors were jostling for a memento of the Oscar-winner from among more than 200 items from fine art ...

Apr 1, 2015

New York man arrested for defrauding parents of abducted children

A New York man who headed a group billing itself as a nonprofit dedicated to preventing child abduction and trafficking was arrested on Tuesday on charges of defrauding the parents of children nabbed by international kidnapping rings, authorities said. Peter Senese, 49, founding director ...