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Madonna on Trump: 'We have gone as low as we can go'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:32:14 GMT

In this Sept. 15, 2016 file photo, Madonna poses for photographers upon arrival at the World premiere of the film "The Beatles, Eight Days a Week" in London.




Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to appear in US courtroom

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:19:39 GMT

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious drug kingpins, is finally headed for a court date the United States sought for two decades while he made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run in Mexico. Extradited Thursday to face U.S. drug trafficking and other charges, Mexico's most wanted man was expected to appear in a federal court in New York Friday, the same day Donald Trump, who has lashed out at Mexico, is inaugurated as president.




MAFS bride Alene reveals she has never been in love

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:14:11 GMT

Trump is joined by a stunning Melania at pre-inauguration dinner and jokes that if it rains today 'people will know it's my real hair' 'I'm going to have biggest pee of my whole life': Alec Baldwin brings his Trump impression to huge New York protest with a tasteless 'dirty dossier' joke about Donald urinating at the Russian consulate All Revved up! Pro-Trump bikers roar into Washington DC ready to form a 'WALL OF MEAT' to protect The Donald from protesters at his inauguration Malia Obama lands an internship with Lion producer Harvey Weinstein a year after her sting working with Lena Dunham on Girls Dance floor ready! Caitlyn Jenner attends inauguration eve dinner in a tassel dress amid rumors Trump has been encouraged to dance with her Anti-Trump protesters are pepper-sprayed by cops during violent clashes at 'Deploraball' party for Donald's supporters in Washington DC Bill Clinton's ... (more)




New York resident pleads guilty to trying to support Islamic State

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:59:21 GMT

A New York City resident who prosecutors said tried two years ago to board a flight to Turkey on his way to Syria in order to join Islamic State pleaded guilty on Thursday to having conspired to provide material support to the militant group. Akhror Saidakhmetov, a 21-year-old citizen of Kazakhstan, entered his plea in federal court in Brooklyn to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, prosecutors said.




New York Governor Signs Executive Orders To Address Wage Gap

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:44:46 GMT

On January 9, 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued two executive orders aimed at addressing the perceived gender, race, and ethnicity-based wage gaps. Noting that the state government must lead by example and ensure equal pay for all New Yorkers, the two executive orders which Governor Cuomo signed as part of his 2017 State of the State address prevent state entities from asking job applicants about their compensation history and require state contractors to disclose data on the gender, race, ethnicity, job title, and salary of their employees.




NY lawsuits blame social media in terror attacks

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:09:42 GMT

Twitter says it has suspended 360,000 user accounts in the past 18 months for threatening or promoting acts of terrorism. Lawyers for the families of terror victims, including a brother and sister killed in last year's bomb attacks in Brussels and an American college student slaughtered in Paris, say that isn't enough.




Washington girds for days of anti-Trump protests

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:29:52 GMT

Washington will turn into a virtual fortress ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration on Friday, as the U.S. capital braces for more than a quarter-million protesters expected during the Republican's swearing-in. Police have forecast that some 900,000 people, both supporters and opponents, will flood Washington for the inauguration ceremony, which includes the swearing-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol and a parade to the White House along streets thronged with onlookers.




Man charged in fatal hit-and-run of New York Army National Guardsman

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:03:49 GMT

A man accused of killing an Oneida County soldier in a hit-and-run earlier this month turned himself over to police Wednesday, was charged and expected to be arraigned. Brian Tromans, 33, of Melrose, N.Y. went to Colonie police to surrender to authorities, his lawyer told The Albany Times-Union.




New York Increases its Minimum Wage Rate and the Minimum Salary Level for Exempt

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:55:33 GMT

New York is among a number of states implementing minimum wage increases for 2017; however, New York also increased the minimum salary levels needed to be considered exempt from overtime pay requirements under state law. On December 28, 2016, the New York State Department of Labor adopted its proposed wage orders regarding increases to the minimum wage for non-exempt employees and salary thresholds for exempt employees, which can be found here .




Federal Reserve sees growth pickup at end of last year

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:31:24 GMT

In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, file photo, high-rise construction in midtown Manhattan is framed though the pedestrian barriers in New York. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, the Federal Reserve releases its survey of economic conditions around the country.




Cuomo executive budget includes $1 billion in education aid

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:59:41 GMT

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Tuesday night rolled out his $152.3 billion Fiscal Year 2018 Executive Budget plan, which includes a $1 billion increase in state education aid. The governor presented his budget to Assembly members Tuesday afternoon before he hosted a briefing for reporters and the public in the evening.




Obama commutes FALN member's sentence

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:27:36 GMT

President Barack Obama's commutation of the sentence of Oscar Lpez Rivera, who was convicted for his role in a Puerto Rican nationalist group linked to bombings in US cities, ends a decades-long fight to free a man who supporters call a "political prisoner." Lpez Rivera, who was serving more than 50 years in prison for plotting to overthrow the US government, belonged to Armed Forces of National Liberation, known by its Spanish acronym FALN.




N.Y. designer charged with ex-U.N. chief's relatives pleads not guilty

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:56:24 GMT

A New York fashion designer who calls himself the "curator of cool" pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges stemming from a U.S. bribery case that has ensnared relatives of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Malcolm Harris, a self-described arts and fashion consultant and blogger, entered his plea in Manhattan federal court to charges that include wire fraud and aggravated identity theft after being arrested last week in Mexico.




New York's Island of the Dead Included in List of 2017 Preservation Priorities

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:24:39 GMT

The Historic Districts Council included New York City's mass grave, Hart Island, among its Six to Celebrate neighborhood preservation priorities. The annual Six to Celebrate initiative from the Historic Districts Council highlights neighborhoods in New York City in need of preservation attention, with the "class of 2017" announced this week.




Hip-hop personality charged in New York concert shooting

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:25:44 GMT

Federal prosecutors brought two weapons charges against a hip-hop podcast host over a fatal shooting at a Manhattan concert venue last May, although he has not been charged with the killing itself. Daryl Campbell, who goes by the name Taxstone on his podcast, appeared on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.




Brother of Islamic State fighter testifies at terror trial in New York

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:51:18 GMT

The brother of a New Yorker who joined the Islamic State group and died has testified at the terrorism trial of an Arizona man. Tarek el-Goarany testified Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.




'Aladdin' star James Monroe Iglehart switches to 'Hamilton'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:09:55 GMT

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