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  • NYC music festival to require anti-drug video August 10, 2014

    New York: Attendees at the New York City music festival where two people died last year will be required to watch an anti-drug video before admission this year. The final day of last year's Electric Zoo festival was called off after two people died of what the city medical examiner said...
  • Authorities: Wealthy men drugged by NYC strippers June 11, 2014

    New York: A crew of New York City women who worked as strippers scammed wealthy men by spiking their drinks with illegal synthetic drugs, then driving them to strip clubs that ran up tens of thousands of dollars on their credit cards while they were too dazed to stop it,...
  • US man files lawsuit seeking $2 undecillion over dog bite May 19, 2014

    New York: A man in the US has filed a lawsuit over a dog bite, demanding what is believed to be the largest amount of compensation ever - USD 2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. Anton Purisima, 62, filed the hand-scribbled lawsuit in Manhattan federal court seeking the huge amount and, in turn, likely setting a...
  • Watch: Helmet camera footage of this insane base jump from the top of New York's Freedom Tower will give you vertigo March 25, 2014

    This base jump video from the top of New York's Freedom Tower at 3 am on September 30, 2013 will literally have you reeling. The Daily News reported that the three skydivers who jumped from the top of the skyscraper initially sparked terrorism alert. But later surrendered to the police....
  • Manhattan funeral home hosts wake for Philip Seymour Hoffman February 7, 2014

    New York: Actors and others close to Philip Seymour Hoffman paid their respects at a wake in Manhattan. The wake was held at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home. It has orchestrated funerals for celebrities including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and James Cagney. Among the mourners was Amy Adams, who co-starred with Hoffman...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's family 'devastated' by his death February 3, 2014

    New York: The family of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman says his death is "a tragic and sudden loss." The 46-year-old actor was found dead on Sunday in his New York City apartment. In a statement, the family said the "outpouring of love and support" was appreciated. They asked people to respect...
  • NYC to sift Ground Zero debris for more 9/11 victim remains April 1, 2013

    New York: New York City will on Monday begin the mammoth task of sifting through the debris of buildings on the World Trade Center site to find more remains of the 9/11 terrorist attack victims that will allow more number of them to be identified. According to an NBC report,...
  • NYC mayor announces $ 12 mn gun control ad campaign March 24, 2013

    New York: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a new $12mn television ad campaign that will push senators in key states to back gun control efforts, including comprehensive background checks. Bloomberg, one of the most prominent gun control proponents in the country, announced the ad campaign by Mayors Against...
  • NYC woman killed by blow to head: Turkey police February 4, 2013

    Istanbul: A New York City woman who went missing and was later found dead in Istanbul had suffered a fatal blow to the head, police said Sunday. Forensic experts have not concluded their autopsy report on the victim, Sarai Sierra, but it is "clear" the head injury caused her death,...
  • US: High-speed ferry strikes NY dock; dozens injured January 10, 2013

    New York: A high-speed ferry loaded with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey crashed into a dock in lower Manhattan on Wednesday during the morning rush hour, seriously injuring 11 people, including one who suffered a severe head wound falling down a stairwell. Scores of people who had been standing, waiting...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Economic losses could amount to $ 20 bn October 30, 2012

    Superstorm Sandy has left 11 people dead in New York and three other states. Reports say the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant, on the New Jersey coast has been put on alert due to high sea levels caused by storm. There have been more than 12,000 flight cancellations so far. ...
  • New York is vying to become global high-tech hub May 29, 2012

    New York: Just as a trench dug in the 1800s created a shortcut to the nation's interior and helped make New York a global trading hub, the city is now hoping for another "Erie Canal moment" with a high-tech research complex to be built on an island in the East...
  • Space shuttle flies over NYC; crowds watch in awe April 28, 2012

    New York: In a city understandably wary of low-flying aircraft, New Yorkers and tourists alike watched with joy and excitement on Friday as space shuttle Enterprise sailed over the skyline on its final flight before it becomes a museum piece. Ten years after 9/11, people gathered on rooftops and the banks...
  • NYC subway bomb plotter admits he was trained in Pak April 18, 2012

    New York: An Afghan immigrant, who admitted of being part of a foiled terror plot to bomb New York's subways and stock exchanges, said he had travelled with two other men to Pakistan where they received training at an al-Qaeda camp and returned to the US to carry out the...
  • Gay marriages to start in New York on July 25 June 28, 2011

    New York: Gay couples will be able to marry in New York state from July 25, and New York City hopes to woo them with an 'NYC I DO' campaign as officials prepare for an expected deluge of weddings. An estimated 66,000 gay couples will marry in New York state within...
  • US museum to display remnants of Sept 11 attacks June 18, 2011

    Washington: When a hijacked aircraft smashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Lisa Lefler left behind her briefcase as she fled to safety from her office on the 103rd floor. Fifty-six minutes later, 175 of Lefler's colleagues, as well as that briefcase, were entombed...
  • Anti-war protests continue in NYC June 17, 2007

    New York: Ahead of the fourth anniversary of US invasion of Iraq, thousands of protestors took the streets shouting anti-war slogans across United States and major European capitals. CNN's Jim Acosta followed one young activist who would like to see her generation play a larger role in the peace movement. Born...