| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Responding to the deadly crash of a commuter train that was speeding through a difficult turn in the Bronx, the Federal Railroad Administration on Friday ordered the rail line to modify its signal system to ensure that speed limits are obeyed.
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:14 PM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Rep. Paul D. Ryan are friends and political allies, one helping the other in 2012 when Walker faced a recall attempt and Ryan ran for vice president on the Republican ticket.
But when it comes to winning the White House,...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:54 AM
NEW YORK -- A ferocious snowstorm that buried some areas of the Northeast in nearly two feet of snow tapered off Friday, leaving death in its wake and giving way to a bitter chill compounded by winds that sent temperatures plunging well below zero.
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The 2016 presidential field is a long way from sorting out. In fact, as of now there is no officially declared field, just a small platoon of wannabes and talked-about possibilities.
As this story notes, the prospects include an unusually large number...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Some have called it a pragmatic approach. Others, namely the news satirists at The Onion, have mocked it. Whether visionary or absurd, the state of New York is adopting a sort of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" attitude......
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Allison Gollust, a longtime adviser to CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker, is expanding her duties at the Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet and taking on the role of chief marketing officer.
Gollust, who joined CNN in March, will retain her duties...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Ellis Island, which greeted millions of immigrants to the United States, reopened its museum doors on Monday, a year after the aptly named Superstorm Sandy tore through much of the eastern half of the United States, killing scores of people and destroying...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Johnny Depp revealed newly blond hair and an almost Gatsby-era 'do at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival Awards, where he presented the BFI Fellowship honor to Christopher Lee on Saturday. [Los Angeles Times]
Britain's Prince George is to be christened...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
It's tempting to view Wednesday's announcement that Disney will film its four Marvel series projects for Netflix in Gotham as a bit of pre-campaign campaigning on the part of Mouse House chief Bob Iger.
After all, there's been plenty of media speculation...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:29 AM
It took a suburban New York jury less than two hours Friday to acquit human rights activist Kerry Kennedy of a misdemeanor charge of drugged driving after she accidentally took a sleeping pill instead of her thyroid medicine.
Kennedy, the former wife of...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 12:31 PM
New York state isn't only providing generous tax breaks to film and TV productions. Now it's offering low-interest loans to small-town cinemas. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that $400,000 in funding is being made available to help community theaters in...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
No politician would admit to wanting disaster to strike. But, quite apart from the pain it inflicts, disasters can be a boon to a political leader.
It was true in 1994, when California Gov. Pete Wilson’s response to the Northridge earthquake...