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Amtrak to Launch Repairs at New York’s Troubled Penn Station

A photo of the original McKim, Mead & White Penn Station on display in the Amtrak concourse of Pennsylvania Station in New York, on Feb. 6, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)
A photo of the original McKim, Mead & White Penn Station on display in the Amtrak concourse of Pennsylvania Station in New York, on Feb. 6, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—Traveling through the nation’s busiest transit hub, New York’s Pennsylvania Station, will become even more cumbersome as Amtrak takes some tracks out of service...

  • A woman looks at "The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula," 1610, by Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi, Italian, 1571–1610). Oil on canvas, Intesa Sanpaolo Collection, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Naples. (Milene Fernandez/The Epoch Times)

    Caravaggio’s Last Two Paintings Reunited at The Met

    NEW YORK—Expressions of denial, guilt, and regret are written all over the faces of the main figures in the last two works of the Italian... Read more

  • Pedro Hernandez appears with his lawyer Harvey Fishbein in the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York on Nov. 15, 2012.  (REUTERS/Louis Lanzano/Pool)

    NY Man Gets 25 Years to Life for 1979 Missing Child Murder

    NEW YORK—A former delicatessen worker who killed 6-year-old New York City boy Etan Patz in a 1979 slaying that helped raise national awareness about the... Read more

  • Pedro Hernandez in Manhattan Criminal Court.   (REUTERS/Louis Lanzano/Pool)

    NY Man to Be Sentenced for Murder in Infamous 1979 Missing Child Case

    NEW YORK—The former delicatessen worker convicted of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz is due to be sentenced on Tuesday, nearly 40 years after the boy’s disappearance... Read more

  • (L–R) Award winners Channaly Philipp,

    The Epoch Times Awarded for Its Journalism, Design

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.—The quality of The Epoch Times was on display at the New York Press Association’s annual spring conference on April 7 and 8,... Read more

  • Suffolk  County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini speaks at the Long Island School Safety Conference on Long Island, New York, on March 28, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    Four Murdered on Long Island Likely MS-13 Gang Killings, Say Police

    UPDATE: The four men have been identified by police as: Jorge Tigre, 18, of Bellport, N.Y., Justin LLivicura, 16, of East Patchogue, N.Y., Jefferson Villalobos,... Read more

  • Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, associate judge of the Court of Appeals speaks in this undated photo. (Courtesy of Columbia Law School/Handout via REUTERS)

    Police Probe Death of First NY Judge as Suicide

    NEW YORK—New York police are investigating the death of the United States’ first female Muslim judge as a possible suicide, but lack important clues about... Read more

  • The Henry Hudson Bridge in the Bronx borough of New York City on Dec. 1, 2013. (Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

    NY Judge Found Dead in Hudson River

    A jurist who became the first Muslim woman to serve as a U.S. judge was found dead in New York’s Hudson River on Wednesday, police... Read more

  • The sculpture "Charging Bull" at Broadway and Morris near the southern tip of Manhattan in January 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Wall Street’s ‘Charging Bull’ Artist Says Girl Statue Violates His Rights

    NEW YORK—The sculptor of Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” statue is seeing red over New York City’s decision to keep in place the “Fearless Girl” statue... Read more

  • Pedestrians walks past a City University of New York building in New York on April 11, 2017. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

    New York Rolling out Free Tuition Plan for Many Students

    NEW YORK—Sotiris Charalampous spent the past two years juggling school and work in an effort to save enough money to pay for his college tuition... Read more

  • (L to R) John Haldane, J. Newton Rayzor, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University; Mark Johnston, Henry Putnam University Professor of Philosophy​, Princeton University; Sir Roger Scruton, Writer and Philosopher, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington D.C.; Alicja Gescinska, Philosopher and Novelist; Daniel Cullen, Professor of Political Science, Rhodes College, at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions event, "The Achievements of Sir Roger Scruton," in Princeton University, on April 3, 2017. (Sameer A. Khan)

    Celebrating the Philosopher of Beauty

    PRINCETON, N.J.—If you care about beauty in art, music, and architecture; if you are looking for consolation in the world; if you want to learn... Read more

  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appears in a live television segment from the White House in Washington, U.S., March 29, 2017. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

    New Jersey’s Christie Halts Amtrak Payments After Train Derailments

    NEW YORK—New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has ordered the state to halt all payments to Amtrak and called for an investigation of the national rail... Read more

  • Co-owners of the restaurant Eleven Madison Park Daniel Humm (L) and Will Guidara (C) talk at a press conference during the 50 Best Restaurants awards in Melbourne, Australia on April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Sonali Paul)

    New York’s Eleven Madison Park Voted World’s Best Restaurant

    MELBOURNE—New York’s Eleven Madison Park nabbed the top prize at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants on Wednesday, only the second non-European restaurant to win the... Read more

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    Drug Dealer Gets Life in Prison for NYC Officer’s Death

    NEW YORK—A drug dealer convicted of fatally shooting a New York City police officer during a foot chase in 2015 has been sentenced to life... Read more

  • New York City firefighters stand by near Penn Station in New York on April 3, 2017 after responding to a derailment of a NJ Transit train at Penn Station. NJ TRANSIT said all 1,200 passengers on board were offloaded with only 4 minor injuries. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

    Another Train Derails at New York’s Penn Station, One Injured

    NEW YORK—A New Jersey Transit train derailed during rush hour at New York’s Penn Station on Monday, forcing passengers to be evacuated from cars in... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference,  in New York's City Hall on Aug. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    New York Mayor Backs Plan to Shut Rikers Island Jail Complex: NY Times

    NEW YORK—New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped his objections to closing the city’s Rikers Island jail complex after being presented with a special... Read more

  • A New Jersey Transit train is pictured damaged at Penn Station in Manhattan. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

    Rail Accident at NY’s Penn Station Snarls Rush Hour; Minor Injuries

    NEW YORK—A slow-moving Amtrak Acela train derailed then sideswiped a New Jersey commuter rain train on Friday, injuring several people and stranding hundreds of others,... Read more

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