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NYPD: Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Flying Drone at US Open

A multirotor quadcopter drone used for aerial photography flies near a wind turbine on June 7, 2011 near Zeestow, Germany.  (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
A multirotor quadcopter drone used for aerial photography flies near a wind turbine on June 7, 2011 near Zeestow, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

NEW YORK—A New York City teacher was arrested early Friday for allegedly crashing a drone into an empty section of seats at the U.S. Open,...

  • The New York City skyline is viewed  in New York City on Oct. 19, 2009. New York's average sea level rise in the past 23 years is higher than the global average. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Sea Levels Rising Rapidly Around World, NY at Highest Risk in US

    Over the past 23 years, most places in the world have experienced rising sea levels, according to Josh Willis, project scientist for NASA’s Jason-3 Mission,... Read more

  • A helicopter searches for the body of a woman who jumped into the East River during the early hours of Aug. 30, 2015. (Courtesy of Seth Hirsch)

    Woman Jumped to Her Death In East River Saturday Night

    NEW YORK—A woman was reportedly yelling before she flung herself into the East River around midnight on Saturday night.  She was standing at the edge of... Read more

  • This photo provided by KEYT-TV shows an oily substance that washed onto the beach at Summerland, Calif., south of Santa Barbara on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (John Palminteri/KEYT-TV via AP)

    Oily Spill Closes Popular Beach at New York’s Lake George

    LAKE GEORGE, N.Y.—A popular beach at New York’s Lake George is closed after an oily substance was spilled into the water. The Post-Star of Glens... Read more

  • Waste water continues to stream out of the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colo., on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Frustration is mounting throughout the Four Corners region among officials and residents who say the EPA has moved too slowly and hasn't been forthcoming about the dangers of the spill. (Geoff Liesik/The Deseret News via AP) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT MBO (REV-SHARE)

    EPA, Colorado Officials Knew Gold King Mine Could Blow Out

    In documents of an internal government investigation into the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine spill in Colorado, released Wednesday, Aug. 26, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)... Read more

  • William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in a Nov. 7, 2014 file photo. (Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images)

    NY Fed’s Dudley Currently Less Inclined to Hike in September

    WASHINGTON—The head of the New York Federal Reserve Bank said Wednesday, Aug. 26, that he’s less inclined to support a Fed rate hike in September... Read more

  • An injured person is carried on a stretcher to an ambulance at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in New York.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Gas Explosion at New York City High School Injures 3 People

    NEW YORK—City officials were trying to figure out if a gas explosion that damaged a school and injured three construction workers would alter plans for... Read more

  • Singer Olivia Harris, aka Olivia K, at the EcoFest in Times Square, New York, on Aug. 16, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    EcoFest Reminds Busy New Yorkers of Bigger Picture

    NEW YORK—For your typical, highly aware New Yorker, green living is already par for the course. You recycle, look for organic groceries, conserve power, and possibly even compost... Read more

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    Brooklyn Homeowner Tackles the Difficult Path to Solar

    NEW YORK—Michael O’Malley’s Ditmas Park Victorian home is loaded with old world character and charm, humble décor mixed with antique treasures. Built in the early 1900s,... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio during a news conference to provide an update of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak, in New York on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Ten people have died and 101 have been sickened amid the largest outbreak of Legionnaires, disease in New York City's history. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    New York City’s Mayor Fighting Bad Ol’ Days Perception

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio is having a really bad summer, unable to shake a media-driven perception that the Big Apple’s crime-and-vagrant-filled days are returning... Read more

  • Celina Alvarez, 51, works at Jugueria de regreso al Eden, her shop in the Queens, New York, on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has rolled to victory in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, it has bumped up against a harsh reality: Plenty of scofflaw businesses don’t pay the legal minimum now and probably won’t pay the new, higher wages either. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

    Push for Higher Minimum Wage Ignites Worry About Enforcement

    NEW YORK—As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has achieved victories in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles, and New... Read more

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 photo, a boat enters Lock 4 of the Erie Canal in Waterford, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    After 190 Years, NY’s Erie Canal a Relic With a Hefty Cost

    ALBANY, N.Y.— The Erie Canal was an engineering marvel when it opened in 1825, linking the Hudson River to the Great Lakes and humming with... Read more

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    Meet the Man Who Walked Every Street in New York

    William Helmreich spent four years walking every block in New York City. Helmreich, 69, a sociology professor at the City University of New York, said... Read more

  • Darren Miller, 49, who has been homeless for six years, across the street from the Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan, New York, on July 27, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Thousands of Homeless Sleep on NYC Streets, Here’s Why They Don’t Have To

    NEW YORK—Darren Miller, 49, and homeless, kept track of the years by noting how many World Cups passed. It was startling when he realized that... Read more

  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New York Mayor Calls for Support of Climate Action

    In a statement Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio called on leaders across the nation to join him in supporting the federal government’s Clean... Read more

  • Colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Legionella pneumophila bacteria. (Janice Haney Carr/CDC/Public Domain)

    Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in South Bronx Raises Water Quality Questions: What You Need to Know

    UPDATE on Aug. 3: In the Bronx,  81 people have been infected with Legionnaires’ Disease, 64 were hospitalized, 28 were treated and discharged, 7 have... Read more

  • Commuters queue to board a bus during a 24-hour strike by Lisbon's subway workers, in Lisbon, Portugal, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. The strike was against pay cuts and the public company's possible privatisation. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    NYC Health Department Investigates Legionnaire’s Outbreak

    NEW YORK—The New York City Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in the South Bronx. The department said Wednesday that 31... Read more

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