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  • A photographic portrait is displayed showing Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States.  (Hulton/Getty Images)

    Album With Lincoln, Grant Autographs Being Auctioned in NYC

    NEW YORK—An album containing the autographs of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and other prominent Civil War-era figures is being put up for sale by... Read more

  • Girls from the Irish Dancing and Music Association march in the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York on March 17, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Here’s Why New York’s the Place to Be on St. Patrick’s Day

    New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is the biggest and oldest in the world. It attracts tourists from around the world and draws out the Irish... Read more

  • Air Force Vet Pleads Not Guilty to Trying to Join ISIS

    NEW YORK—The attorney for a U.S. Air Force veteran says his client will plead not guilty to charges that he traveled to Syria to join... Read more

  • NYC Tour Bus Companies Reach Antitrust Settlement

    NEW YORK—Two double-decker tour bus companies accused of monopolizing the New York City market have reached an antitrust settlement that includes paying $7.5 million and... Read more

  • Actors Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray attend Fox's 'Empire' ATAS Academy Event at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel on March 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

    Jussie Smollett: My Mom’s a Super Fan of Fox’s ‘Empire,’ Too

    NEW YORK—Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of Fox’s prime-time soap, “Empire,” says he counts his mom as one of the super fans of the... Read more

  • St. Patrick's Day parade in New York, March 17, 2014. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Is the Best and Here’s Why

    It’s been around so long you may have forgotten. Or maybe it just diminishes in our minds as we hear about it every year. But... Read more

  • This booking photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Robert Durst, after his Saturday, March 14, 2015 arrest in New Orleans on an extradition warrant to Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)

    New York Millionaire Robert Durst Face Murder Charges After HBO Interview Series

    NEW ORLEANS—Robert Durst, a troubled millionaire from one of America’s richest families, agreed Monday to face trial for murder in the Los Angeles shooting 15... Read more

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    New Technology Helps NYPD Determine Where Shots Are Fired

    NEW YORK—New York City officials say a new high-tech pilot program will help the NYPD determine where shots are fired, even if no one calls... Read more

  • NYC Firefighters Rally Against Cuts to Pension Benefits

    NEW YORK—Hundreds of New York City firefighters are demanding better disability benefits and larger pensions. The Uniformed Firefighters Association, the union that represents rank-and-file firefighters,... Read more

  • The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New York Harbour are seen from the 100th floor of One World Trade Center on February 12, 2014 in New York City. The Harlem Globetrotters toured the 100th floor of the World Trade Center and gave away 104 tickets to an upcoming show, to represent the 104 floors of the building. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    NYC Officials, Activists Oppose Ocean Gas Terminal

    NEW YORK—Some New York City elected officials and environmentalists rallied on Monday against a plan to build a liquid natural gas terminal near New York... Read more

  • In this Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, New York City real estate heir Robert Durst leaves a Houston courtroom. Durst was arrested in New Orleans on an extradition warrant to Los Angeles on Saturday, March 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

    Robert Durst, NY Property Heir, Arrested on LAPD Warrant

    NEW ORLEANS —Robert Durst, a wealthy eccentric linked to two killings and his wife’s disappearance, was arrested on a murder warrant just before Sunday’s finale... Read more

  • Tug Boat Sink Off Fire Island; Captain Drowns

    FIRE ISLAND, N.Y.—Authorities say a tugboat captain died while three other crew members who were able to don immersion suits survived when their boat sank... Read more

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    Canal Side Development Reshaping Gowanus

    NEW YORK—The scrappy, industrial landscape along the Gowanus Canal is undergoing major changes. Large projects by big name developers are changing the aesthetics along the... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners carry a banner asking people to quite the Chinese Communist Party during a parade in Flushing in 2014. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Suit Defends Freedom of Religion in Flushing

    NEW YORK—Residents of Flushing, Queens, said they have endured a six-year-long nightmare on the streets of their community, and they have sued in federal court... Read more

  • A woman walks through the snow on March 5, 2015 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    New York Suing 2 Contractors for Snowstorm Price Gouging

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—New York state officials say they’re suing two contractors accused of price gouging during the November storm that dumped up to 7 feet of... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul listen to a speaker during a cabinet meeting in the Red Room at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Cuomo says he has not been subpoenaed or contacted by federal investigators probing Albany corruption, but he won't say if the same is true for his aides. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Cuomo Wants New Email Policy After Criticism of 90-Day Deletion Rule

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for a new, uniform email retention policy for state leaders following criticism of his administration’s practice of... Read more

  • A file photo of members of the New York Police Department (NYPD). Glen Hochman, a retired White Plans officer of 22 years, killed two of his daughters and himself on Feb. 21. The chilling murder-suicide exposes a dangerous problem in police departments, and chiefs’ attitude toward the mental health of their officers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    This Retired Police Officer Shot His Daughters and Himself: Why?

    NEW YORK—It was hard to pinpoint when Glen Hochman’s mind began to unravel. Before he killed two of his teenage daughters, his three dogs, and... Read more

  • A man walks into the Chelsea shelter, which has 200 permanent beds for overnight stays in the 12-story building in Manhattan on July 12. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Rats and Rot: NYC Report Rips Family Homeless Shelters

    NEW YORK—One family of six was living in a homeless-shelter apartment where a dead rat festered on the floor for days. Another family had no... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sunday, March 16, 2014, file photo, workers stand beside the recently cleared basements of two buildings leveled by an explosion last week in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. A gas main leak has been found at the site of the explosion that killed eight people and leveled two Manhattan buildings, federal investigators said Tuesday, March 18, 2014, but cautioned that they're still a long way from determining what caused the blast. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    East Harlem Service Marks Anniversary of Deadly Gas Blast

    NEW YORK—In front of the barren, icy, fenced-off lot that once held two five-story apartment buildings, relatives of the victims of a gas explosion there... Read more

  • Mari Gilbert prays over the coffin of her daughter, Shannan Gilbett on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Amityville Cemetery in Amityville, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    Funeral for Woman Linked to New York Serial Killer Mystery

    AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—A New Jersey escort was buried during a graveside Thursday, nearly five years after her disappearance led to the discovery of 10 victims of a... Read more


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