Firefighters continue to battle a series of brushfires raging on nearly 2,600 acres in the U.S. Northeast, which officials say were triggered by high winds and dry conditions.
A young, aspiring marine biologist -- who did not let living in homeless shelters on Long Island deter her from pursuing a prestigious Intel science program scholarship -- finally has a house to call home.
A high-school science whiz who is also homeless is now a semi-finalist for a prestigious $100,000 scholarship.
A decision by Massachusetts prosecutors to subpoena the Twitter records of an Occupy Boston activist, as well as records linked to two Twitter hashtags, has free speech advocates up in arms, calling the move a violation of the First Amendment.
The mother of Shannan Gilbert said Tuesday that police botched an investigation into her daughter's death and the apparent murders of other victims on Long Island, New York, and she threatened to file a lawsuit against Suffolk County Police if the FBI doesn't take over the case.
A New York medical examiner's office said Saturday that a body discovered this week along a remote stretch of Long Island beach was that of Shannan Gilbert, the missing New Jersey woman whose disappearance led investigators to 10 sets of human remains and the hunt for a possible serial killer.
The pocketbook of a New Jersey woman whose disappearance in 2010 led authorities to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains across two Long Island, New York, counties has been found, police said Wednesday.
CNN's Susan Candiotti takes a look at a new theory about a string of unsolved murders on Long Island, New York.
After a nearly year-long investigation, police say they now believe 10 sets of human remains uncovered along a desolate stretch of Long Island, New York, beach are linked to a single killer.
A Utah professor allegedly caught looking at child pornography during an airline flight said Monday at a court hearing that he is innocent, the Suffolk County, Massachusetts, district attorney's office said.
With a police official saying, "This is not a television show where everything is solved in an hour," New York authorities Tuesday released details, evidence and two composite sketches related to 10 sets of human remains found along a remote stretch of Long Island beach in recent months.
A New York man pleaded guilty Thursday in the Father's Day shooting deaths of four people at a Long Island pharmacy, authorities said.
A man pleaded not guilty Thursday in the Father's Day shooting deaths of four people in a Long Island, New York, pharmacy robbery for painkillers, according to Robert E. Clifford, a spokesman for the Suffolk County district attorney's office.
Suffolk County Police have upped the ante in their search for a killer or killers who apparently dumped their victims along a remote stretch of beach in Long Island, New York.
The four sets of human remains most recently discovered on a Long Island beach don't appear to be related to four others discovered nearby that have been linked to a suspected serial killer, the Suffolk County district attorney said Monday.
An official says four new sets of human remains discovered on a Lond Island beach aren't linked to a serial killer.
Police will continue their search for human remains along Long Island Monday morning following the discovery of additional remains connected to a possible serial killer.
Several bodies are found on Long Island, New York. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.
CNN's Jason Carroll looks into how bones are used to discover the identity of victims in a criminal inverstigation.
Two teeth that appear to be human were discovered by investigators Friday in a thicketed and remote oceanfront stretch of Long Island, according to police.
Police divers returned to a section of a Long Island, New York, bay on Wednesday in their search for clues in the mysterious deaths of at least eight people.
A bone fragment found by divers during an investigation into the discovery of at least eight bodies on Long Island is not from a human, police said Tuesday.
As they worked to determine if new bones found off Long Island, New York, were human -- and possibly those of victims of a suspected serial killer believed to have targeted sex workers -- tests were underway Monday to match up identities with at least four other sets of discovered remains.
Police and FBI agents finished searching 18 "spots of interest" in Long Island, New York on Thursday without uncovering additional evidence in their investigation of a possible serial killer.
CNN's Allan Chernoff talks to a man who says he saw Shannan Gilbert alive when she came pounding on his door for help.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux speaks with a forensic psychiatrist who tells us what to look for in search for a serial killer.
As police on New York's Long Island were sending dive teams to search for clues in a string of suspected serial killings Wednesday, area residents were trying to come to terms with the grisly crimes.
Police are examining what appears to be a human skull found on the outskirts of a bird sanctuary in Long Island, New York, potentially the ninth set of remains discovered in the probe of a suspected serial killer.
Remains found Monday on Long Island, New York, have been identified as being human, police said Tuesday.
Police found what appears to be a human skull Monday on the outskirts of a bird sanctuary in Long Island, New York, a county police officer said, potentially the ninth set of remains discovered in the probe of a suspected serial killer.
Eight bodies have been found so far during a search of a Long Island, New York, beach community.
All four women found dead in Long Island, New York, last month were prostitutes who advertised on the website Craigslist, and were probably slain by a serial killer, according to Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer.
Police in New York believe the four women found dead in Long Island are the work of a serial killer.
Police say they have identified three bodies found on Long Island, New York, last month, and the deaths may be the work of a serial killer.
A man imprisoned for killing his mother-in-law in 2008 could soon inherit his victim's assets, valued at a minimum of $250,000, authorities said.
A propane gas tank leak that prompted the evacuations of an estimated 900 homes in Shirley, New York, was contained, officials said Saturday night.
Searching for clues to the disappearance of a missing woman, authorities made a grisly discovery: the bodies of four women in various stages of decomposition, stuffed into bushes along an isolated strip of waterfront property on Long Island.
Police have found the remains of four people on a secluded Long Island beach.
A total of four bodies have been found near a Long Island, New York, beach by authorities searching for a missing person, police said.
Boston police have seized almost a ton of marijuana in the city's largest such haul in recent memory, according to Suffolk County, Massachusetts, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.
Jurors on Monday convicted a Long Island man of manslaughter as a hate crime in the death of an immigrant from Ecuador.
Jury deliberations are set to begin Wednesday morning in the case of a Long Island man charged with murder as a hate crime.
Closing arguments are under way in the trial of a Long Island man charged with murder as a hate crime in the death of a Latin American immigrant.
A murder trial that casts light on racial and ethnic tension on Long Island, New York, entered its second day Friday.
Federal programs will dole out more than $500 billion a year over the next decade based on data collected through the 2010 Census, according to a study released Tuesday.
Drivers of commercial trucks and buses are prohibited from texting under federal guidelines that U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Tuesday.
Affiliate KRON's Stanley Roberts rides along as an officer catches distracted drivers in the act.
The federal agency in charge of product safety announced the recall of 2.1 million cribs Monday, citing defective hardware that can cause toddlers and infants to suffocate.
The Justice Department and federal prosecutors will investigate allegations of discrimination against Latinos by police in Suffolk County, New York, officials said.
Latino immigrants living in Suffolk County, New York, have been living in an environment of intolerance and attacks against them, a report released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center said.
Illinois will become the 17th state on Thursday to ban texting while driving, a safety worry that has caught the attention of the federal government.
A new bill in the Senate would require states to ban texting while driving. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.
The Obama administration is calling together a wide range of officials next month to address how to end accidents caused by distracted motorists.
CNN's Tom Foreman shows the dangers of texting while driving.
Four senators pushed for a bill Wednesday to ban texting while driving, a day after a study found that drivers who text while on the road are much more likely to have an accident than undistracted drivers.
Truckers who text while driving are 23 times more likely to crash or get into a near-wreck than an undistracted driver, while car drivers face the greatest danger when dialing their cell phones, a transportation study found.
A new study shows texting while driving greatly increases crash risk. CNN's Josh Levs reports.
The operator of a Boston trolley that rear-ended another in May was indicted Wednesday on a charge of gross negligence, the Suffolk County district attorney said.
Philip Markoff is arraigned with his family and his alleged victim's mother in the courtroom
A speed camera boss had a taste of his own medicine on Wednesday when he was banned from the road for driving at more than 100 mph (165 km/h) on a 70mph highway.
Philip Markoff's fingerprints also match those on plastic restraints, duct tape at crime scene
A grand jury has indicted a Long Island teenager on a charge of second-degree murder as a hate crime in the stabbing death of an Ecuadoran immigrant this month, according to the indictment, unsealed Thursday in Suffolk County District Court.
How's this for a paradox: Just days after Americans made history by electing the first black president, seven teenage thugs in Patchogue, New York, pulled a shameful page from history by forming what one prosecutor called a "lynch mob."
A Latino group Tuesday expressed outrage over the slaying of an Ecuadoran man, allegedly at the hands of seven teenagers in what police are calling a hate crime.
The supermodel slams Peter Cook for talking about their failed marriage
The German-born man – real name Christopher Chichester – is also linked to a double-murder, authorities say
At least seven people have been swept away by strong ocean currents in the New York City-Long Island area.
As her divorce trial continues, the supermodel hopes for a bright future
His defamation suit seeks to prevent former girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins from claiming he "tried to kill" her
The supermodel and Peter Cook will meet in court on July 2
Here is a timeline from Suffolk police of their investigation into the killings of five women -- all believed to be prostitutes -- whose bodies were dumped near the eastern England city of Ipswich:
Some of the nation's frothiest housing markets are at growing risk of price declines, according to the most recent survey from PMI Mortgage Insurance Corporation.
The father of teenage actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested Tuesday night and charged with theft of services after allegedly skipping out on a $3,800 bill at a hotel.
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Legislation aimed at protecting workers who use video display terminals (VDTs) may have finally found a home in Suffolk County, on New York's Long Island. If signed into law by the county executive...
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