The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday it has received more than 50 calls to its tip line about a false distress call of a yacht explosion that prompted massive rescue effort Monday off the coast of New Jersey.
A ferry accident two years ago in Staten Island, New York, was caused by a technical malfunction, according to a federal investigation. Fifty people were injured, three seriously.
Delinquent borrowers facing foreclosure are learning that they can stay in their homes for years, as long as they're willing to put up a fight.
A New York City police officer is being charged with violating civil rights law after allegedly arresting a black man in Staten Island without cause and later using racial slurs to describe the incident to a friend during a phone call that was intercepted by authorities, court documents say.
The percentage of Americans who owned their homes has seen its biggest decline since the Great Depression, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
President Obama and other dignitaries listen as the names of the victims are read
Hurricane hunter Mark Sudduth says Northeast residents should expect the same destruction already left in Irene's wake.
Officials in the mid-Atlantic states and southern New England on Saturday sounded fresh warnings about Hurricane Irene and told residents they were nearly out of time to leave for safer ground.
Four New York City beaches were closed Monday, but wastewater from a nearby treatment plant has stopped discharging into the Hudson River, city health officials said.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg proudly points out a recent empirical study finding her "the least funny justice who talks" when cases are argued on the Supreme Court's nine-member bench.
Health advisories were issued for four beaches in New York City Thursday evening as wastewater from a plant continued to discharge into the Hudson River, according to a press release from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
A group of supporters encircled the New York Public Library's 42nd Street branch in Manhattan arm-in-arm Saturday to show their love.
HLN's Joy Behar talks with the cast of VH1's 'Mob Wives' about why men are relucant to date women with mafia ties. See the full interview tonight at 10 ET on HLN.
The funny thing about reality shows built around housewives and girlfriends is that the men who made them such really aren't necessary.
A longtime associate of the Gambino family was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in prison for conspiring to kill a garbage company owner believed to be a government informant more than two decades ago.
Two men have been arrested in the death of a popular television and radio disc jockey who was shot to death on Staten Island early Sunday morning, according to New York City police.
The parents of a murder victim are suing Facebook after a paramedic pleaded guilty to photographing their daughter's corpse and posting the image to the social networking site, according to court documents.
A popular television and radio DJ was shot to death in Staten Island early Sunday morning, according to New York City police.
Whenever a gas price story is published on this site, astute readers write in to say that gas is in their area is much more expensive than the nationwide average.
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Guyanese man convicted of plotting to detonate explosives at John F. Kennedy International Airport to life behind bars.
A somber note dampened weekend celebrations in New York when a motorist killed a 46-year-old man shortly after the New York Jets' stunning victory over the New England Patriots, police said.
A man who pleaded guilty last summer in a plot to blow up fuel tanks and the fuel pipeline under New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison.
A flock of wild turkeys have become a mild nuisance in one Staten Island neighborhood, as WABC reports.
Thanksgiving may be two weeks away, but every day is turkey day for a quiet section of New York City's Staten Island.
Thousands of 9/11 first responders have until midnight Monday to accept a $712 million settlement agreement with the city of New York over illnesses stemming from their exposure to toxic dust at ground zero.
Marathon running stories in the SI Vault
Called "The Runner" for training in the mine, Edison Peña jogs through Central Park
Andre and Korisha Shipley were still mourning the death of their 17-year-old son, Jesse, when two months after his funeral, they received shocking news from students of the same Staten Island, New York, high school Jesse had attended. Members of a forensic science club on a field trip to the morgue couldn't believe what they noticed on a cabinet in the medical examiner's lab.
I am not sure we ever get past the annoying disappointments, nor do we ever learn to break through walls and climb mountains, but we can get close to it if we just do it.
Two men have been charged with a hate crime after an attack on a gay man in the bathroom of a historic gay bar in downtown Manhattan early Sunday morning, according to Erin Duggan of the New York district attorney's office.
An assault in a New York bar is the latest in a series of what police believe to be anti-gay attacks. WABC reports.
A pair of brush fires broke out within two hours of each other Wednesday afternoon on New York's Staten Island, closing part of a national park.
It's hard to think of a better place for a mosque today than lower Manhattan, near to ground zero. To support the siting of a mosque there is not just deeply American--a declaration of the freedoms we stand for -- it is the continuation of a long and established New York tradition of mosque-building.
Two men were convicted Monday of plotting explosions at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
A boy a New York tabloid tabbed a "suicidal teenage pyromaniac" was actually a murder victim, a spokeswoman for the New York City Medical Examiner's office said Thursday.
A Latino advocacy group organized a march through the streets of Staten Island, New York, Wednesday night to protest a string of attacks on Mexican nationals.
New York police have stepped up patrols in a Staten Island neighborhood after a string of attacks on Mexican nationals, authorities say.
Opening statements have begun in the New York terrorism case of two men accused of plotting explosions at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Russell DeFreitas and Abdul Kadir are accused of conspiring to blow up JFK's jet-fuel supply tanks and pipeline in 2007.
On Monday morning, New York City added a new sound to its usual cacophony of honking cars and taxis, groaning buses, and screeching subways: 5,280 tinkling piano keys.
CNN's Susan Candiotti looks at the 2nd crash in less than a decade for a Staten Island ferry.
A ferry boat that apparently had mechanical problems crashed into the Staten Island Ferry terminal Saturday morning, leaving at least 36 people injured, including one seriously, authorities said.
Four people were arrested and charged with hate crime offenses in New York after a Mexican immigrant was beaten with a baseball bat, a metal chain and wooden planks, police said.
Rapper and actor Clifford Smith, better known to fans as Method Man, was arrested Monday and faces charges of failing to pay taxes, the district attorney in Richmond County, New York, said.
Federal, state and municipal agencies staged an elaborate drill in the waters off New York City on Tuesday to prepare for the possibility of a nuclear or dirty-bomb attack from the water.
Anyone who has ever tried to get any work done with young kids underfoot can only imagine what Harris Levine must have gone through -- every day of his life.
A Staten Island Ferry lost power and hit a pier Wednesday at full speed, resulting in one serious injury and nine minor injuries, a Coast Guard spokesman said.
A New York City emergency medical technician is facing misdemeanor charges after being accused of taking a picture of a female murder victim and then posting it to his Facebook page.
They say that if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere, so here are some tips to help you make the most of New York.
The Manfredis were among the fortunate ones last week, avoiding Chrysler's ax as it struck down nearly 800 dealerships across the nation.
Maybe Wall Street bankers can learn a thing or two from the Humpherys.
The Humpherys scour New York in search of lost money as a lesson in saving. CNN's Richard Roth reports.
A fourth Staten Island man pleaded guilty Monday to charges stemming from three assaults targeting African-Americans in the hours after Barack Obama was declared the winner in the November presidential election, authorities said.
Three Staten Island men are charged with violating voting rights, accused of assaulting African-Americans after Barack Obama's win in the November presidential election, authorities said Wednesday.
Three Staten Island men face charges of voting rights violations for targeting African-Americans for assault after Barack Obama's win in the November 4 presidential race, authorities said Wednesday.
Questions continued to swirl Thursday over the president's decision to withdraw a pardon for a New York developer involved in a Long Island mortgage fraud scheme.
The hot pursuit of discounted toys and video games kept lots of shoppers waiting in the cold, dark night on Black Friday.
Lawyers say the widow of a man killed in the 2003 Staten Island ferry crash has settled a wrongful death claim against New York City for $8.7 million
A Minor League switch-handed pitcher has managed to confuse umpires on the rules as to how he may pitch to switch-hitters
The singer sang "Let's Get Loud" with autistic children for their graduation
Ian Schafer gets a C64 on his eighth birthday in 1983, and is so excited he forgets all about his birthday cake.
If you know this command -- Load "*", 8,1 -- like the back of your hand, you probably have fond memories of the Commodore 64, one of the first home computers commercially available en masse.
Last week, we offered a quick tour of New York's downtown neighborhoods. Following is a peek at the rest of the city. Next week we'll supply a few different itineraries to help get your planning started.
The Queens campus of St. John's University was locked down Wednesday after police apprehended a masked man with a rifle on campus, the school confirmed in a written statement.
Strong winds and heavy rainstorms tore through the Big Apple early Wednesday, killing one person and wreaking havoc on the region's transit system and causing delays at two major airports.
Severe weather in NY
A man who stored nearly 1,500 pounds of potassium nitrate and other chemicals in his Staten Island home and a nearby storage facility was charged with reckless endangerment Friday, according to the New York City Police Department.
Several blocks of Staten Island, New York, were evacuated as police investigated a "large amount" of chemicals found inside a home, police said.
We found places perfect for sharing -- just in time for Valentine's Day.
It seems obvious to say this, but NASCAR did not become as successful as it is by standing still.
"For us it's tradition when your child is born to appoint godparents who are the guardians." --Veronica (and Damien) Rowney, Dublin
More than 300 people crammed into a hotel ballroom near LaGuardia Airport to spend a Sunday evening in an attempt to understand both sides of the hyphen that defines their lives.
A tornado struck about 20 miles north of New York City during rush hour Wednesday, causing heavy damage to a Westchester County store, the National Weather Service and a store spokesman said.
School bus drivers around the country are being trained to be the eyes and ears on the road and to watch for potential terrorists, in a program financed by the Homeland Security Department.
Maybe one day flights to Iraq will be routine events. But that is certainly not the case now. The continuing insurgency explains why.
Every January, when northern skies darken, the thoughts of red-blooded Americans start turning to the National Pastime.
More than three years after the September 11 attacks, the New York City Police Department is hoping technology will provide closure.
Bosnia's former Ambassador to the United Nations, who is fighting extradition in an embezzlement investigation, has been released from prison after posting $6 million bail.
New York City police have uncovered an arsenal of weapons, ammunition and home-made bombs in a raid on a Staten Island home, a police spokeswoman said.
At least one person is dead after a four-vehicle accident today on the Goethals Bridge linking Elizabeth, New Jersey, with Staten Island, law enforcement sources said.
Between the Giants, the Knicks, and the Fresh Kills landfill, New Yorkers must endure plenty of things that stink. Add this to the list: area residents suffer the nation's longest daily commutes to work.
The wife of missing actor-writer Spalding Gray said Thursday the entire family is "in limbo" after not hearing from Gray for five days.
A woman who became a serial bride of sorts, saying "I do" over and over and over again for money, now faces a prison stretch for lying about her multiple marriages.
The best presentation I've recently seen lacked humor, grace, and PowerPoint. The speaker was cranky, opinionated, and perfectly willing to offend his audience. But the old guy did one thing fabulo...
The cost of prescription drugs soared to $154 billion last year, up 17% from 2000. Pundits have blamed rising R&D outlays, relentless TV ads, and greedy pharma conglomerates for the jump. But we wo...
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What do you do when you're a sector fund manager and your sector hits the skids? Well, if you're David Ellison, manager of the three-year-old FBR Financial Services fund, you stick with the value-o...
"I've disappointed a lot of people, mainly myself. I've destroyed my life." So ends the latest cautionary tale of charities with lax accounting practices, this time involving the American Parkinson...
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This month's tax questions are answered by Gary R. Donahue, partner at the Touche Ross Financial Services Center, located in New York City.
Robert Martorelli, 31, dreamed of playing center field for the Yankees. Instead, the onetime Little Leaguer from New York City's Staten Island got an MBA at Fordham University. Today, when he's not...
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