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47 Pit Bulls Rescued From Alleged Fighting Ring

47 Pit Bulls Rescued From Alleged Fighting RingNYPD(NEW YORK) -- New York City police rescued 47 pit bulls from a Bronx basement and arrested a man for allegedly operating a dog-fighting ring.Police arrested Raul Sanchez for animal fighting and cruelty in the basement of a six-story apartment build...

Caught on Tape: Man Steals Salvador Dali Painting Worth $150K

Caught on Tape: Man Steals Salvador Dali Painting Worth $150KThinkstock/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Police are looking for a man who swiped a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting from a New York City art gallery.Police say the man walked into the Venus Over Manhattan gallery on Tuesday, posing as a customer.  The ...

Club Manager Arrested After Chris Brown, Drake Brawl

Club Manager Arrested After Chris Brown, Drake BrawlShareif Ziyadat/Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- One day after a bottle-throwing fight erupted between Chris Brown and Drake at a New York City club, police arrested the manager of the club.Jonathan Cantor, the manager of Greenhouse, was taken into...

NY Principal Nixes Performance of "God Bless the USA" at Graduation

NY Principal Nixes Performance of "God Bless the USA" at GraduationComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A principal in New York City has caused a stir after canceling a performance of Lee Greenwood's patriotic song "God Bless the U.S.A." at a kindergarten graduation. According to the New York Post, the PS 90 principal, Gr...

Social Media Efforts Reunite Engagement Ring with Owner

Social Media Efforts Reunite Engagement Ring with OwnerStockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Michelle La Plante could not have imagined that a trip to the playground with her daughter over Memorial Day weekend would have her on a mission to track down a stranger who left something very precious behind.La Plant...

Oops! Obama Decries Economic Policies of ‘George Romney’

Oops! Obama Decries Economic Policies of ‘George Romney’JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Criticizing his opponents’ economic policies at a New York fundraiser, President Obama made an interesting slip of the tongue Monday night, identifying the GOP nominee as “George Romney.”The en...

Etan Patz Suspect: Is Confession Real?

Etan Patz Suspect: Is Confession Real?Sketch Courtesy of Andrea Shepard(NEW YORK) -- Since Pedro Hernandez's confession to the killing of Etan Patz last week, questions are beginning to rise regarding the man's mental health and whether he is telling the truth about what happened in lower ...

Etan Patz Case: Suspect Pedro Hernandez Charged with Murder

Etan Patz Case: Suspect Pedro Hernandez Charged with MurderComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The former store clerk who confessed to the 1979 killing of Etan Patz was formally charged Friday with second degree murder of the little boy exactly 33 years to the day after he disappeared while on his way to school.P...

Man Who Confessed to Killing Etan Patz Expected in Court

Man Who Confessed to Killing Etan Patz Expected in CourtComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A New Jersey man who police say confessed to killing Etan Patz is expected to make his first court appearance in New York City on Friday, the 33rd anniversary of the 6-year-old's disappearance.Pedro Hernandez, 51, was a...

Etan Patz Suspect Arrested, Ending 33-Year Cold Case of Missing Boy

Etan Patz Suspect Arrested, Ending 33-Year Cold Case of Missing BoyComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Police Thursday arrested a former grocery worker in the 1979 murder of Etan Patz, apparently ending a mystery of what happened to the 6-year-old boy that has haunted New York City for three decades.Pedro Hernandez, 51, ...

Etan Patz Suspect Tells Cops He Strangled Little Boy, Put Body in Box

Etan Patz Suspect Tells Cops He Strangled Little Boy, Put Body in BoxComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A suspect in the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz 33 years ago has confessed to strangling the little boy and disposing his lifeless body in a box, authorities said. New York City police on Wednesday detained Pedro...

Etan Patz: Man in Custody Implicates Self in Boy’s Death

Etan Patz: Man in Custody Implicates Self in Boy’s DeathSpencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York City police have a man in custody for the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, who went missing 33 years ago this week, and have "cautious optimism" that they may finally have a significant break in th...

NYC Airports Add New, Holographic Customer Service Agents

NYC Airports Add New, Holographic Customer Service AgentsAirus Media(NEW YORK) -- Meet Ava. She’s more than just your average customer service representative. She’s always ready with a smile, never needs a bathroom break or a shift change, and charges $60,000 for a lifetime of devoted service.Ava...

Manhattan’s Million-Dollar Parking Spot

Manhattan’s Million-Dollar Parking SpotComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It used to be that $1 million could buy you a healthy chunk of real estate–a mansion, maybe, or a few acres of land. But in Manhattan’s tony Greenwich Village, it will buy a parking spot.That’s right: ...

Dad Saves Woman on NYC Subway Tracks

Dad Saves Woman on NYC Subway TracksiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A father of three young children leaped on the tracks of the New York City subway, rescuing a woman as his children looked on in disbelief.Greg Wetzel, 40, Saturday rescued an unconscious woman who had fallen on the ...

Obama’s Three Pieces of Advice for Barnard Grads

Obama’s Three Pieces of Advice for Barnard GradsOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) -- President Obama on Monday delivered his first commencement address of the year at Barnard College in New York City, offering three pieces of advice for the fawning crowd of women graduates who are p...

Obama Courts Private Equity Cash at New York Fundraiser

Obama Courts Private Equity Cash at New York FundraiserJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- On the same day his campaign launched an attack on Mitt Romney‘s record in private equity, President Obama is attending a big-dollar fundraiser at the Manhattan home of one of the industry’s top f...

Analysts: Damage to New York City in "The Avengers" Would Have Topped $160 Billion

Analysts: Damage to New York City in "The Avengers" Would Have Topped $160 BillionThe Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(LOS ANGELES) -- New York City blocks are blown up in the blockbuster film The Avengers. The climactic battle between the superhero team and the god-like Loki and his alien army sees countless cars destroyed, Grand ...

‘Remarkable Recovery': NYC Police Officer Stabbed in Head Leaves Hospital

‘Remarkable Recovery': NYC Police Officer Stabbed in Head Leaves HospitalABC News(NEW YORK) -- A New York City police officer who was stabbed in the head with a 3.5-inch blade last month left the hospital Wednesday. Officer Eder Loor was responding to a 911 call in East Harlem on April 17 when an emotionally disturbed man s...

"Newsies," a Musical of a New Protest Generation

"Newsies," a Musical of a New Protest GenerationABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- What if a pirouette could bring world peace? What if a cartwheel could change the world? What if people read actual newspapers made of actual paper?No, it wouldn’t take a miracle for that to happen. It would just take th...

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