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‘May Day’ Protesters Rally From Coast to Coast

‘May Day’ Protesters Rally From Coast to Coast

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — Police detained at least six people in New York as Occupy demonstrators and labor and immigration activists participated in “May Day” protests across the country on Tuesday. Protest organizers said they inte…

Cuban Actors Vanish Before NY Film Premiere, Director Hasn’t Heard From Them

Cuban Actors Vanish Before NY Film Premiere, Director Hasn’t Heard From Them

UnaNocheFilm(NEW YORK) — The director of a film about young Cubans defecting would like to know that her real-life missing stars — who may have defected en route to the premiere — are safe. Two of the stars of writer-director Lucy Mulloy’s film Una …

Northeast Primary Day: What to Watch After Santorum’s Exit

Northeast Primary Day: What to Watch After Santorum’s Exit

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Five Northeastern states — Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island — will hold their primaries on Tuesday, and a total of 231 delegates are at stake.Before Rick Santorum dropped out …

NY Woman Fired After Donating Kidney to Help Her Boss

NY Woman Fired After Donating Kidney to Help Her Boss

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A New York woman said she was fired after she donated a kidney to help save the life of her boss.Debbie Stevens, a 47-year-old divorced mother of two, filed a formal complaint with the New York State Human Rights C…

Cuban Actors Disappear En Route to New York Film Festival Premiere

Cuban Actors Disappear En Route to New York Film Festival Premiere

UnaNocheFilm(NEW YORK) — In a case of life imitating art, a pair of young Cuban actors who were expected at the New York premiere of their film about defecting to the U.S. have disappeared after landing in Miami.The film Una Noche is about three young…

Handyman in Etan Patz Probe Says He’s Innocent

Handyman in Etan Patz Probe Says He’s Innocent

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A lawyer for the handyman Othneil Miller whose basement workshop is the focal point of a new investigation into the Etan Patz case Friday denied he had anything to do with the little boy’s disappearance more than…

New York Subway Bomb Plotter Breaks Down on Witness Stand

New York Subway Bomb Plotter Breaks Down on Witness Stand

iStockphotos/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Najibullah Zazi, the admitted ringleader of a 2009 plot to bomb the New York City subway, broke down in tears Thursday, during his third day of testimony against his alleged co-conspirator.When asked by the prosecut…

Etan Patz Search Leads to Handyman’s Basement 33 Years Later

Etan Patz Search Leads to Handyman’s Basement 33 Years Later

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A fresh investigation into the disappearance 33 years ago of a little boy named Etan Patz led to the Manhattan basement workshop of a handyman named Othneil Miller on Thursday.Investigators believe that Patz, w…

New Search for New York Boy Who Vanished 33 Years Ago

New Search for New York Boy Who Vanished 33 Years Ago

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Federal investigators and New York City police are preparing on Thursday to dig beneath the streets near a Manhattan apartment building where 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared 33 years ago.The search for Patz has been on…

Prosecutor: Mental Health Worker Stole Patients’ IDs to File False Tax Returns

Prosecutor: Mental Health Worker Stole Patients’ IDs to File False Tax Returns

Suffolk County DA(NEW YORK) — A New York man used his job at the Long Island Head Injury Association to steal the identities of dozens of patients disabled by head trauma in a crime that went undetected for years, prosecutors said Monday.Benjamin Acha…

Titanic Treasures: Rare Memorabilia Set to Hit the Auction Block

Titanic Treasures: Rare Memorabilia Set to Hit the Auction Block

Universal History Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — An original Titanic launch ticket, currently valued at between $50,000 and $70,000, is among a series of Titanic-related items set to be auctioned off on April 15 by Bonhams auction house in New York….

Bloomberg Blasts NRA over ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

Bloomberg Blasts NRA over ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for the nationwide reform or repeal of Stand Your Ground laws Wednesday at an event in Washington, D.C. to announce the Second Chance on Shoot First campaign.The …

New York Telephone Booths To Get a ‘SmartScreen’ Digital Makeover

New York Telephone Booths To Get a ‘SmartScreen’ Digital Makeover

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You have to feel slightly bad for telephone booths — not only have cellphones made them relatively useless, but as a result, they tend to get sorely neglected.But the life of a phone booth is about to get much better…

Farm in Brooklyn: Rooftop Greenhouse to Be World’s Largest

Farm in Brooklyn: Rooftop Greenhouse to Be World’s Largest

Joelle Icard/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York City and farming: Those two ideas don’t typically find themselves in the same sentence, but a Manhattan-based company is out to change that with its latest development in the realm of sustainable urban li…

FBI, NYPD Investigating Image that Promises Al Qaeda Return to New York

FBI, NYPD Investigating Image that Promises Al Qaeda Return to New York

ABC News(NEW YORK) — While many al Qaeda websites are still shut down by an unexplained week-long blackout, a glitzy graphic promising that al Qaeda would be “coming soon again” to New York City appeared on other jihadi online forums.Set a…

Woman Crashes Through Apple Store Door, Sues

Woman Crashes Through Apple Store Door, Sues

File photo. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) — An 83-year-old woman from Queens, New York wants a million dollars from Apple, after she said she recently smashed her face into the transparent door of an Apple Store on Long Island, New York, br…

Alleged Accomplice of ‘Millionaire Madam’ Pleads Not Guilty, Free on Bail

Alleged Accomplice of ‘Millionaire Madam’ Pleads Not Guilty, Free on Bail

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The alleged accomplice of accused “Millionaire Madam” Anna Gristina surrendered to police Tuesday, pleaded not guilty in court and was released on a pre-arranged $100,000 bail.Jaynie Mae Baker, 30, was v…

"Millionaire Madam’s" Alleged Partner to Turn Herself In

"Millionaire Madam’s" Alleged Partner to Turn Herself In

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The alleged accomplice of the “Millionaire Madam” Anna Gristina is reportedly expected to turn herself in soon, while a former call girl said Gristina is not the suburban hockey mom she has portrayed her…

President Obama: ‘No One’s Announced a War’

President Obama: ‘No One’s Announced a War’

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Obama was heckled on Iran during his remarks at a campaign fundraiser in New York City Thursday night when a supporter shouted, “Use your leadership! No war on Iran!”“No one’s a…

Obama: I’ve Proven Democrats Not ‘Weak on Defense’

Obama: I’ve Proven Democrats Not ‘Weak on Defense’

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Obama says his administration’s foreign policy over the past three years effectively neutralizes longstanding Republican criticism that Democratic presidents are “weak on defense.”&ld…

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