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77-year-old woman survives 18 hours pinned under her SUV

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:00:44 GMT

A 77-year-old upstate New York woman has survived being pinned under a sport utility vehicle for 18 hours. Police tell the Glens Falls newspaper The Post-Star that Whitehall resident Shirley Coderre exited her SUV on Monday afternoon but had neglected to shift it into park.

Shkreli jury selection expected to take a third day

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:00:43 GMT

Even with his federal securities fraud trial set to begin Monday, Shkreli has... . Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, left, arrives to federal court with his attorney Benjamin Brafman in New York, Monday, June 26, 2017.

Subway train derails, scaring passengers and injuring dozens

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:00:42 GMT

A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and res... . This photo provided by Jackie Faherty from her Twitter page shows subway passengers on an A train with the lights out after it halted just shy of the 125th street stop in New York's Harlem neighborhood, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, ... .

Scary Movies X festival will terrorize New York City July 14-20

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:31:54 GMT

Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center , the Scary Movies X festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and is coming to terrorize New York City July 14-20. The fest starts off with a bang with the New York premiere of Damien Leone's TERRIFIER, which is the follow up to his 2013 thriller, ALL HALLOWS' EVE .

Q&A: Controversy lingers after $1.7B cleanup of Hudson River

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:56:48 GMT

Dredging crews left the Hudson River two years ago, but criticism of the $1.7 billion cleanup is bubbling up again. Advocates who want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to order crews back on the river are expected in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday night as the agency holds a public hearing on its review of the Superfund project.

Canada's Soulpepper launching off-Broadway month-long residency

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:56:47 GMT

With two major milestones looming on the calendar, Toronto-based Soulpepper Theatre Company isn't confining its celebrations to Canada: it's taking the party south of the border. The theatre company will be in the Big Apple for a month-long residency off-Broadway, serving as a dual commemoration of Soulpepper's 20th anniversary and Canada's 150th birthday.

Two smart fixes that will help New York City help the homeless

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:21:56 GMT

The city's decision to roll out 90 new shelters for families and single New Yorkers who are homeless will comprehensively reform a system that has traditionally relied on expensive, short-term fixes. As we rethink our approach, it's time to focus on a new strategic imperative: giving families the tools to break the cycle of homelessness for good.

U2 bassist thanks band for helping him through addiction

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:00:09 GMT

This Jan. 12, 2014 file photo shows members of the Irish rock band U2, from left, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Bono, and The Edge at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Clayton thanked his bandmates on Monday, June 26, 2017, for their support during his treatment and recovery from alcohol abuse years ago, before joining them for a rollicking rendition of a few hits.

Reversal of death penalty for cop killer won't be appealed

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:48:56 GMT

Federal prosecutors have decided not to appeal a ruling overturning the death penalty against a man convicted in the 2003 slaying of two undercover New York Police Department detectives. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn announced on Monday that it wouldn't challenge a finding last year that Ronell Wilson was ineligible for the death penalty because he met the legal standard for having a mental disability.

US lawyer: US entitled to seize Iran-tainted skyscraper

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:33:01 GMT

This May 30, 2017 file photo shows 650 5th Avenue in New York. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Lockard on Monday, June 26, 2017 urged a jury to conclude a charity must give up majority ownership the a Manhattan skyscraper, saying it is secretly controlled by Iran.

New York: Boaters get First Chance to use Lakeview Amphitheater Docks

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:02:08 GMT

Despite some controversy with docks at the Lakeview Amphitheater, boats filled all 22 spots for the Zac Brown Band concert. The first show of the summer.

WWI veteran's long lost Purple Heart returned to his family

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:27:19 GMT

A long lost Purple Heart medal awarded to a World War I veteran wounded in a gas attack has been returned to his family in central New York. Vermont-based Purple Hearts Reunited says the medal belonged to Cpl.

At least six dead after Colombia tourist boat capsizes

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:54:08 GMT

Stunning video published on social media shows the moment when a teenage girl dropped from a stopped ride at an upstate New York amusement park and fell ... -- At least six people died when a boat carrying more than 150 passengers capsized while on a sightseeing tour on a reservoir in northwestern Colombia.Col... WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts has joined Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Jon Tester to introduce the bipartisan Agriculture Equipment and M... OMAHA, Neb.

'Pharma Bro' defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:42:19 GMT

FILE - In this Monday, June 19, 2017, file photo, former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, second from right, arrives at Brooklyn federal court with members of his legal team, in New York, for a pretrial confere... Gay pride parades in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights. The American Values Atlas finds young Republicans hold significantly more liberal views on immigrants and immigration than their older counterparts.

Star Trek's extreme 'fans' cling on to the wrong parts of new series' trailer

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 02:34:49 GMT

Star Trek returns to TV with Star Trek: Discovery offering up the first new Trek adventures on the small screen in more than 20 years. OPINION: The trailer for Star Trek: Discovery , the latest entry in the Star Trek universe, feature two women of colour - Michelle Yeoh as the starship captain and Sonequa Martin-Green as her first officer - as they engage the Klingon people.

New Yorkers hit streets louder than ever to march in Pride Parade

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:22:37 GMT

Mayor de Blasio is seen marching among a sea of color at New York City's annual Pride Parade on Sunday. A rainbow of New Yorkers hit the streets with more pride than ever Sunday, celebrating the city's LGBT community with a spirited parade, the first in the new era of President Trump..

A Monument to Gay and Transgender People Is Coming to New York

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:18:25 GMT

Just as NYC Pride festivities got underway on Sunday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had some timely news to announce: The artist Anthony Goicolea had been chosen to design the first official monument to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people commissioned by the State of New York. On June 26, 2016, after the attack at t he Pulse nightclub in Orlando , Fla., that left 49 people dead, Governor Cuomo formed the LGBT Memorial Commission to honor the fight for equal rights and remember victims of hate, intolerance and violence.