Sep 9, 2014

New York cops to get use-of-force training after chokehold death

New York police officers will get three days of annual training on how to properly use force following the chokehold death of an unarmed man this summer, Commissioner William Bratton said on Monday. The initiative is part of an effort to repair community relations ...

Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral

Sep 8, 2014

Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral

Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang “Smile” and bagpipers played “New York, New York” at Joan Rivers’ funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that — like the late comedian herself — brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media. ...

Sep 5, 2014

New York City police to test wearable cameras in coming months

New York City’s police commissioner unveiled body cameras on Thursday that his department will start testing soon, demonstrating the equipment by playing a short video showing a notably good-natured traffic stop from an officer’s perspective. “I’m going to issue you a summons for that ...

Sep 4, 2014

Teen who climbed World Trade Center gets community service

A criminal case against a thrill-seeking teenager who climbed the World Trade Center’s centerpiece tower was closed Wednesday with a community-service sentence he had already completed. After a stunt that spotlighted lapses at one of the nation’s most security-conscious locales, 16-year-old Justin Casquejo did ...

Sep 1, 2014

Disaster-hit brewery to sell sake of hope in U.S.

A sake brewery in Iwate Prefecture that was heavily damaged by the monster earthquake and tsunami three years ago plans to start selling a new product in the United States in September. Intending to convey that the disaster-hit areas in the Tohoku region are ...

Rare copy of Superman comic book fetches $3.2 million

Aug 26, 2014

Rare copy of Superman comic book fetches $3.2 million

A rare, nearly flawless copy of Superman’s comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price: $3.2 million. New York comics dealers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo said Monday they submitted Sunday’s record-setting bid in the eBay auction for Action Comics No. 1, the 1938 ...

9/11 tributes reveal stories behind the names

Aug 23, 2014

9/11 tributes reveal stories behind the names

by Beth J. Harpaz

Out-of-towners and locals alike have shown enormous interest in sites connected to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. More than 700,000 people from all 50 states and 131 countries have been to the National Sept. 11 Museum since it opened May 21. More have come ...

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 ...