- DMC: Commissioner should apologize for words about rap Updated: May-28-16 1:14 am
NEW YORK - Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and hip-hop icon Darryl "DMC" McDaniels says the New York police commissioner's recent comments - where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert - are disrespectful and that the commissioner should apologize to rappers like Chuck D, Will Smith and Kendrick Lamar - performers whose songs do not promote violence and negative images.
- NYC to ease penalties for littering, public urination Updated: May-25-16 4:43 pm
NEW YORK - New York City will reduce the penalties for minor offenses like littering and public urination under a package of bills approved by the City Council on Wednesday.
- Americans have disparate access to retirement plans Updated: May-24-16 11:02 am
Americans who want to retire may face very unequal paths to get there depending on where they live.
- Council eyes easing punishments for public urination, litter Updated: May-23-16 4:06 pm
NEW YORK - The City Council is poised to pass a series of criminal justice reforms that would sharply curtail the punishments for low-level offenses such as littering and peeing in public, an overhaul intended to help unclog the courts and jails of the nation's largest city.
- New NYC buses have Wi-Fi but no tech to avoid those on foot Updated: May-22-16 1:02 pm
NEW YORK - There are some nifty features on New York City's sleek new fleet of more than 2,000 buses, the first of which began hitting the streets this past week.
- Mayor's move to shield outside advisers draws criticism Updated: May-20-16 6:11 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has long relied on the advice of outside advisers, has moved to classify his inner circle of private-sector consultants as agents of the city, shielding their communications from public disclosure.
- New York City street co-named for slain aide to Gov. Cuomo Updated: May-16-16 3:38 am
NEW YORK - A New York City street has been co-named in honor of an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who police say was fatally shot last fall in the crossfire between two gangs, hours before the city's West Indian Day parade.
- NYC mayor scrutinized over donations from businesses Updated: May-10-16 3:37 pm
NEW YORK - During his campaign to become New York City's mayor, Bill de Blasio held himself out as a champion of the average New Yorker who would diminish the clout of big business interests at City Hall.
- Labour's Sadiq Khan elected 1st Muslim London mayor Updated: May-06-16 7:55 pm
LONDON - Sadiq Khan became London's first Muslim mayor Saturday, as voters rejected attempts to taint him with links to extremism and handed a decisive victory to the bus driver's son from south London.
- NYC lawmakers impose 5-cent charge for plastic bags Updated: May-05-16 5:14 pm
NEW YORK - Every minute of every day, usually without thinking, thousands of New Yorkers reach across the counter at shops and supermarkets and accept a disposable plastic bag. The city's sanitation department estimates 10 billion bags a year are tossed in the trash - roughly 19,000 per minute.
- Ecuadoreans in US seek immigration help after quake Updated: May-04-16 11:54 pm
LOS ANGELES - Ecuadorean immigrants are asking the Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens living in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake.
- NYC is creating a new police precinct in Queens Updated: May-03-16 12:19 pm
NEW YORK - New York City is creating a new police precinct. The move is designed to speed up emergency responses and expand coverage in the growing neighborhoods of southeast Queens.
- Free to speak, stop-and-frisk judge claims some victories Updated: May-02-16 5:19 pm
NEW YORK - Tossing the gavel aside, feisty Judge Shira Scheindlin is speaking out, declaring victory over critics in the battle over police stop-and-frisk tactics and telling why she thinks the government spoiled its chance at conviction in four trials of John "Junior" Gotti.
- Next up in NY Legislature: Uber, ethics and NYC schools Updated: May-01-16 1:51 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers will return to Albany on Tuesday to begin the final weeks of their work for 2016, confronting a to-do list that includes a possible upstate expansion for Uber, a decision on control of public schools in New York City and the challenge of addressing Albany's perennial corruption problem.
- Probe of NYC mayor casts harsh light on lax campaign laws Updated: Apr-30-16 12:22 pm
ALBANY, New York - A probe swirling around New York City's mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation's most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody's doing it.
- NYC mayor says corruption probe won't affect re-election bid Updated: Apr-29-16 12:32 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says a widening corruption probe won't have an impact on his decision to run for re-election.