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 ...

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 ...