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  • Mist rises above a mostly-frozen upper falls Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Letchworth State Park. Due to the deep freeze, the park's middle and upper falls are almost entirely encased in stories-high layers of ice and snow. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Rocco Laurienzo)

    2 Waterfalls Freeze Near New York Park’s Ice Volcano

    GENESEE FALLS, N.Y.—A New York state park that drew national attention for its ice volcano now has a second icy spectacle: a pair of waterfalls... Read more

  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., accompanied by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, to discuss the Department of Homeland Security funding bill. On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility of a potential shutdown at the department because of a congressional impasse over immigration. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

    NYC Mayor de Blasio Rips Congress for Possible Homeland Security Shutdown

    NEW YORK—New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is blasting the possibility that Congress might shut down the Department of Homeland Security. The Republican-controlled Congress... Read more

  • In this Feb. 16, 2014 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are together during a church service at the Wilborn Temple in Albany, N.Y. The mayor will come to Albany Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 with a long wish list that includes and a higher minimum wage, the Dream Act and rent control, while also having a difficult relationship with the governor. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, file)

    New York Governor Cuomo Urges Probe of Teacher Evaluations

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state Education Department should investigate the results of teacher evaluations to see whether the process is skewed... Read more

  • Framed by trees, a lone shoveler toils on a sidewalk after a winter storm sent temperatures plunging to single-digit levels and dumped up to a foot of snow Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Denver.  (David Zalubowski/AP Photo)

    Arctic Air Returns to Parts of New England, New York

    Arctic air returns to parts of New England and New York on Monday after a brief flirtation with sunshine and slightly higher temperatures. National Weather... Read more

  • Participants of the Epoch Media Group march at the Chinese New Year parade in Flushing, New York, on Feb. 21, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    International Media Group Comes Home for Chinese New Year

    Local media outlets often love a parade, and parade goers love seeing their favorite TV anchors take part, making a connection with their audience not... Read more

  • Members of the Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance group at the Chinese New Year parade in Flushing, New York, on Feb. 21, 2015. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Waning Hate Campaign Stains Chinese New Year Celebration in New York

    FLUSHING, NY—It was a merry day for the 500,000 Chinese in Queens, New York, celebrating the Chinese New Year with an annual parade through the... Read more

  • At least seven snowy owls have been spotted around the New York City area. These owls are from the Arctic. (AOL Screenshot)

    Snowy Owls Have Come to New York City (Video)

    Snowy owls are invading New York. And the freezing cold temperatures are to thank for their arrival. So far, at least seven of the owls... Read more

  • Pedestrians brave the cold during their morning commute, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in New York. Arctic air and bitterly cold wind is moving across the Northeast, plunging temperatures into record low single digits, accompanied by subzero wind chills. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    28 Life-Saving Tips for New Yorkers Facing Sub-Zero Temperatures

    Dangerously cold temperatures besetting New York City since Thursday night will continue on Friday night. It has been forecasted that “a wintry mix of snow,... Read more

  • Pedestrians brave the cold during their morning commute, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in New York. Arctic air and bitterly cold wind is moving across the Northeast, plunging temperatures into record low single digits, accompanied by subzero wind chills. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Here Are 6 Bone-Chilling Facts About the Weather Today in NYC

    The bitter arctic to-the-bone chilling frost gripped New York City Friday morning so mercilessly, it made us create this disturbing list. Brace yourself with a... Read more

  • An image of a machete, taken in June 2011. (Flickr/Coyote Peterson and Mark Vins)

    New York State May Ban Possession of Machetes

    It may soon be illegal to own machetes in New York State. State senator Tony Avella, who represents northeastern Queens, told the New York Daily... Read more

  • Gwen Carr, Eric Garner’s mother, at her home on Staten Island on Feb. 10, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Eric Garner’s Mom Carries On: From Gentle Matriarch to Unlikely Civil Rights Icon

    NEW YORK—”Is there anything you can do about it, you see, I am Eric Garner’s mother,” Gwen Carr said softly, after security officers told her... Read more

  • Shoppers watch a Chinese Lion Dance performance to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at the Bloomingdale’s flagship store on Lexington Avenue in New York City on Feb. 19, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    How to Get It Right Marketing to Chinese Luxury Consumers

    NEW YORK—High-end retailers selling luxury goods, like Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Prada, Christian Dior, Bloomingdales, Tiffany & Co., Max Mara, Macy’s, etc., have embraced... Read more

  • Jury to Decide If Palestinian Authorities Are Responsible for Attacks

    NEW YORK—A New York City jury is being asked to decide whether to hold Palestinian authorities responsible for terror attacks in Israel that killed or... Read more

  • Police officers arrive to the funeral of Officer Wenjian Liu in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Liu and his partner, officer Rafael Ramos, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    New York Congressmen Introduce Bill to Help and Honor Families of Assassinated Police

    New York Congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday in honor of the families of assassinated detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, according to a press release... Read more

  • The Manhattan Bridge is viewed from the Brooklyn Bridge on August 25, 2014 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Tolls Proposed New York City’s Free East River Bridges, 60th Street

    NEW YORK—Reviving a congestion-pricing idea that has been rejected before, an influential transportation coalition proposed implementing tolls for all cars that cross 60th Street in... Read more

  • A man walks in the frigid weather on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Hundreds of schools across upstate New York closed or delayed the start of classes because of below-zero temperatures and wind chill as low as minus-40 in some areas. Forecasters say the arctic conditions will last through the weekend, with some upstate areas expected to get a few inches of snow accompanied by wind gusts reaching 30 mph. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    New York City Temperatures Near 127-Year Low; More Snow Coming

    NEW YORK—Temperatures in New York City came close to breaking a 127-year-old record low Monday before rising into the double digits as a cold wave... Read more

  • New York Times Columnist David Carr attends the TimesTalks at The New School on February 12, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)

    Remembering David Carr’s Work: ‘A Way, Not to Truth, but Fewer Lies’

    New York Times reporter David Carr, 58, died of complications from metastasized lung cancer and heart disease last week, according to autopsy results released Saturday. For Carr,... Read more

  • FILE - This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. After U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin laden in Pakistan in May 2011, top CIA officials secretly told lawmakers that information gleaned from brutal interrogations played a key role in what was one of the spy agency’s greatest successes. CIA director Leon Panetta repeated that assertion in public, and it found its way into a critically acclaimed movie about the operation, Zero Dark Thirty, which depicts a detainee offering up the identity of bin Laden’s courier, Abu Ahmad al- Kuwaiti, after being tortured at a CIA “black site.” As it turned out, Bin Laden was living in al Kuwaiti’s walled family compound, so tracking the courier was the key to finding the al-Qaida leader.  (AP Photo/File)

    Bin Laden Asked American in ’90s to Use Plane as Weapon

    NEW YORK— In the terrorism trial of a man accused of being one of al-Qaida’s early leaders, an American described being asked in 1995 by... Read more

  • New York Times columnist David Carr attends an event at the New York Times headquarters building in Manhattan, on January 17, 2012. Carr passed away at the age of 58 Thursday evening.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

    David Carr’s First Big Scoop Could Have Been Written Today

    New York Times columnist David Carr, who passed away at age 58 Thursday evening, was known to readers for his sharp, no-nonsense writings about the... Read more

  • In this Nov. 21, 2011, file photo, New York Times journalist David Carr poses for a photograph as he arrives for the French premiere of the documentary "Page One: A Year Inside The New York Times," in Paris. Carr collapsed at the office and died in a hospital Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. He was 58. Carr wrote the Media Equation column for the Times, focusing on issues of media in relation to business and culture. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

    Medical Examiner Investigating Death of NY Times’ David Carr

    NEW YORK—The city medical examiner’s office said Friday that it plans to look into the death of New York Times media columnist David Carr, who... Read more