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1 of 2 Victims of NYC Explosion Is Officially Identified

A pile of debris remains at the site of a building explosion in the East Village neighborhood of New York, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Nancy Borowick)
A pile of debris remains at the site of a building explosion in the East Village neighborhood of New York, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Nancy Borowick)

NEW YORK — After two bodies were pulled from the rubble of an apartment building collapse, authorities shifted their focus to the cause of the...




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  • A man distributes pastries to weary firefighters at the site of an explosion and fire in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. Thursday's inferno caused the collapse of three buildings and fire damage to a fourth, the fire department said. It left four people in critical condition and more than a dozen others injured and at least one family searching for a loved one. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    NYC Mayor: Injury Toll in Explosion, Collapse Rises to 22

    NEW YORK — The number of people injured in an apparent gas explosion that destroyed three New York City apartment buildings has risen to 22... Read more

  • Firefighters spray water on a collapsed building in New York's East Village, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    2 Missing After NYC Blast; 6 Others Might Be Missing, Too

    NEW YORK — Firefighters on Friday used high-powered water towers to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan’s... Read more

  • Naila Amin at her family’s home in Long Island, New York on March 25, 2015. Naila is an American child marriage survivor. She is raising awareness to the little-known issue of child marriages in the U.S. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times Staff)

    The Incredible True Story of a 15-year-old American Escaping Forced Marriage

    NEW YORK—Naila Amin was an American teenager who wore pink velour suits and smoked cigarettes. She had a contagious, loud laugh, and envisioned herself as... Read more

  • New York City firefighters work the scene of a large fire and a partial building collapse in New York’s East Village on March 26, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Restaurants Pommes Frites, Sushi Park Destroyed in Manhattan Building Fire

    The huge New York City fire and building collapse destroyed two restaurants: Pommes Frites and Sushi Park. The blast, fire, and collapse occurred at 7th... Read more

  • Aerial views of the building fire and collapse in New York City. (NYPD Special Ops)

    Fire, Explosion, Collapse at 125 2nd Ave – Video, Pictures, Photos

    A building partially collapsed on 2nd Avenue in New York City on Thursday, following an explosion and a raging fire. Restaurants Pommes Frites and Sushi Park were... Read more

  • New York City firefighters work the scene of a large fire and a partial building collapse in New York’s East Village on March 26, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Manhattan Building Collapse: Explosion, Fire in East Village Injure Two Dozen

    A building has partially collapsed in Manhattan’s East Village, resulting in at least 19 injuries, according to media reports and FDNY. An explosion and fire... Read more

  • The Columbia University campus in New York on on July 1, 2013. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Columbia University Closes Chinese Students Group

    NEW YORK—A Chinese student group with close ties to the Chinese regime has been closed down at Columbia University for “ongoing violations,” according to a... Read more

  • A Jewish boy looks at the graves of seven Jewish siblings killed in a New York house fire, ahead of their burial, in Jerusalem, Monday, March 23, 2015. The bodies of the children, ages 5 to 16, were flown to Israel overnight from New York and were immediately taken to Jerusalem in a convoy escorted by police. According to Jewish tradition, funerals take place as soon as possible after death. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    These Solemn Pictures Remind Us of the Tragedy in Brooklyn

    JERUSALEM—Seven Jewish siblings who died in a devastating New York house fire were laid to rest in Jerusalem on Monday, March 23, at an emotional... Read more

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    NYC Courthouses Inaccessible for Disabled People

    NEW YORK—New York City’s courthouses and holding pens are rife with problems, from a lack of elevators for people who use wheelchairs to poorly marked,... Read more

  • De Blasio, Giuliani Team Up for Mayoral Control of Schools

    NEW YORK—Two unlikely allies are joining forces to petition Albany to extend mayoral control over the New York City school system. Mayor Bill de Blasio,... Read more

  • Mourners attend funeral services for the seven siblings killed in a house fire, March 22, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    7 Children Killed in Brooklyn House Fire Buried in Israel

    NEW YORK—Seven Jewish siblings who died in a devastating New York house fire were laid to rest in Jerusalem on Monday at an emotional ceremony... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tours the scene of a fatal fire in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, March 21, 2015. The fire raged through the residence early Saturday, killing seven children and leaving two other people in critical condition, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Funeral Held for 7 Siblings Killed in Brooklyn Fire

    NEW YORK— An ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has gathered to mourn the deaths of seven siblings killed in a house fire that was believed to have... Read more

  • Preet Bharara

    US Attorney Preet Bharara Faces Setbacks Amid NY Success Run

    NEW YORK—It was bad enough that New York’s most famous prosecutor, Preet Bharara, lost in the sweepstakes to become the next U.S. attorney general nominee... Read more

  • Linden, N.J. police department cars are parked near the emergency room exit of the Staten Island University Medical Center, March 20, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Off-Duty Officer Posted Booze Photo Before Fatal Accident

    LINDEN, N.J.—Police are investigating whether alcohol use explains how a car carrying three off-duty New Jersey police officers from a visit to a strip club... Read more

  • Firefighters walk near the scene of a fire, center left, in which seven children died in the Brooklyn borough of New York, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    New York Fire Department: 7 Children Die in Brooklyn Fire

    NEW YORK—Fire tore through a Brooklyn home early Saturday, killing seven children and leaving two other people in critical condition, authorities said. The dead are... Read more


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