‘Emanuel’ explores life after tragic church shooting

New York 06/17/19, 13:03

Jennifer Pinckney was hiding under a desk holding the mouth of her then-6-year-old daughter when Dylann Roof fired more than 70 shots in Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine black worshippers.The new documentary, "Emanuel," explores life after the tragic shooting on June 17, 2015, as family ...

Schumer urges FAA to require data recorders in helicopters

New York 06/16/19, 12:32

The Senate's top Democrat called on the Federal Aviation Administration Sunday to heed warnings from federal safety investigators and require all helicopters be equipped with flight data recorders, commonly known as a "black box." Sen. Charles Schumer's call for action comes days after a helicopter crashed on the roof of a ...

Summer camp is newest front in battle with measles outbreak

New York 06/16/19, 07:28

The battle to contain the worst U.S. measles outbreak in 27 years has a new front: summer camp.Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several counties north of New York City that annually fill up with kids from the Orthodox Jewish communities that have been ...

Protesters strip, get painted in Times Square

New York 06/15/19, 18:28

Several dozen people stripped naked and got their bodies painted in New York's Times Square as part of what was billed as a protest against "divisiveness."The event Saturday was organized by body artist Andy Golub. He has staged similar nude Times Square protests in years past.Golub said the world we're ...

Pilot killed in crash wasn’t certified to fly in bad weather

New York 06/11/19, 16:07

The pilot killed Monday when his helicopter slammed into the roof of a New York City skyscraper was not authorized to fly in limited visibility, according to his pilot certification, raising questions about why he took off in fog and steady rain. Tim McCormack, 58, was only certified to fly under ...

Artist Peter Max’s wife found dead in a suspected suicide

New York 06/11/19, 15:53

The wife of the artist Peter Max has died in a suspected suicide amid a family fight over her husband's work.New York City Police say Mary Max was found dead Sunday in her apartment. She was 52.Her attorney, John Markham, says in the hours before she died, Max left a ...

Helicopter Crashes on Roof of New York City High-Rise, Killing One

New York 06/10/19, 17:44

The New York City Fire Department and New York Police Departments responded to a helicopter crash on the roof of a skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, on Monday, June 10. The helicopter crashed onto the roof of a 54 floor high-rise around 2 p.m., which caused surrounding buildings in the local area ...

Andy Cohen pushes to allow surrogacy agreements in New York

New York 06/10/19, 17:32

Andy Cohen has joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in pushing to legalize paid gestational surrogacy, in which a woman is compensated for carrying a baby for its parents.The "Watch What Happens Live" host and the Democratic governor held a news conference Monday in New York City to call on ...

Hudson’s Bay executive leads bid to take retailer private

New York 06/10/19, 10:26

A group of shareholders of Saks Fifth Avenue's parent is making an offer to take the struggling department store chain private.The offer, announced Monday, is being led by Hudson's Bay Executive Chairman Richard Baker, Rhone Capital LLC, WeWork Property Advisors, Hanover Investment SA and Abrams Capital Management. The proposal values ...

Survey: New Yorkers back legal pot, not immigrant licenses

New York 06/10/19, 09:01

A newly published poll from Siena College shows New York state residents strongly support legalizing recreational marijuana but not legislation that would permit driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally.Those two issues are among the highest-profile items on lawmakers' to-do list before they adjourn for the year next ...

Puerto Rican Day Parade honors arts, culture trailblazers

New York 06/09/19, 14:10

With Puerto Rican pride on full display along New York City's Fifth Avenue, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday he's returning to the island to help rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria.Speaking at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Cuomo said he's also appointing a commission to oversee the construction of a ...

New York’s High Line park marks 10 years of transformation

New York 06/09/19, 07:05

The creators of New York's High Line park turned a disused rail line into an urban oasis, art showcase and tourism magnet that welcomes 8 million visitors a year.The park is now marking two milestones. Its final section opened Wednesday, days before the 10th anniversary of the opening of the ...

2 killed when small plane crashes on Long Island

New York 06/08/19, 15:42

A small plane crashed on New York's Long Island on Saturday, killing the man and woman on board, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Authority said in a statement that the single-engine Beechcraft A36 plane crashed in Southold at around 9:15 a.m. Southold Chief of Police Martin Flately said in an email that ...

Man sought guns, grenades for Times Square attack, feds say

New York 06/07/19, 15:59

A New York City man accused of plotting a terrorist attack on Times Square spent months trying to stockpile guns and grenades, heaped praise on the Islamic State group and Osama bin Laden, and feared being known as the "Looney Tunes Terrorist" if his glasses fell off and he couldn't ...

Michael Bloomberg to plunge $500M into clean energy effort

New York 06/06/19, 20:42

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is plunging $500 million into an effort to close all of the nation's remaining coal plants by 2030 and put the United States on track toward a 100% clean energy economy. The billionaire Bloomberg's investment in the Beyond Carbon initiative marks the largest ever ...

NY honors World War 2 vets, including 3 who saw D-Day action

New York 06/06/19, 16:52

New York state is honoring about a hundred World War II veterans during a D-Day ceremony on Long Island.The veterans being honored on Thursday — the 75th anniversary of D-Day — include three who saw action there: 97-year-old Army veteran Philip DiMarco; 96 year-old Army veteran Frank DePergola; and ...

Trainer Bill Mott trying to win Belmont, and without mayhem

New York 06/06/19, 14:18

Standing outside his barn at Belmont Park and wearing a New York Yankees cap, trainer Bill Mott was finishing a conversation about Roger Maris.Mott had thought the man who broke Babe Ruth's record was from his home state, South Dakota. Actually it was North Dakota, although the Hall of Fame ...

De Blasio gets 2020 presidential backing from local union

New York 06/05/19, 01:03

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) is picking up the first union endorsement of his longshot presidential bid.The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council announced Wednesday that it is endorsing de Blasio and will send members to campaign for him in the early voting states of ...

Tracy Morgan involved in NYC fender bender in his Bugatti

New York 06/04/19, 16:03

Comedian Tracy Morgan was involved in a minor traffic crash while driving his 2019 Bugatti in midtown Manhattan.Police say the fender bender happened just before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday near Tenth Avenue and 42nd Street.Police say the mishap involved the 50-year-old Morgan and his white Bugatti, reportedly worth around $2 million, ...