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First responders gather at the derailment of a Metro North passenger train in the Bronx borough of New York Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013  The Fire Department of New York says there are "multiple injuries" in the  train derailment, and 130 firefighters are on the scene. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NYC train derailment kills 4, hurts more than 60

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed Sunday, killing four people and injuring more than 60 in a crash that threw some riders from toppling cars and […]

12/01/2013

Pumpkin carver, Chris Vierra, works on carving the head of a "carnivorous creature" out of a giant pumpkin on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Huge pumpkins get in spooky shape at NYC station

NEW YORK (AP) — Call it Gourd Central Terminal. Giant pumpkins as big as 1,500 pounds were being carved Friday into fanged jaws and other eerie shapes before passers-by at New York’s Grand Central Terminal. […]

10/18/2013

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Police kill armed 14-year-old boy on NYC street

NEW YORK (AP) – A rookie police officer shot and killed a 14-year-old boy on a street early Sunday after he refused to drop his gun and pointed it in the direction of officers, authorities […]

08/04/2013

Pattycake, gorilla at NYC’s Bronx Zoo, dies at 40

NEW YORK (AP) — Pattycake, the first gorilla born in New York City, has died at the Bronx Zoo. She was 40 years old and suffering from chronic cardiac problems.

04/01/2013

2 NY nun siblings, 96 and 98, die a day apart

MENANDS, N.Y. (AP) — They were born sisters and worked as Roman Catholic sisters for decades before spending their last years living in the same upstate New York residence for nuns.

01/23/2013

Lady Gaga donates $1M to Red Cross for Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) – Lady Gaga is donating $1 million to the Red Cross to aid those affected by Superstorm Sandy. The New York-born singer posted on her blog Wednesday that she is pledging the […]

11/07/2012

'King Lear' for kids? 1 company isn't scared

NEW YORK (AP) – “King Lear” may be Shakespeare’s greatest work, but, let’s face it, it’s also grindingly grim. The reasons are simple: There’s great suffering, a man descends into madness, two families are torn […]

10/23/2012

Overnight activities for dementia patients

NEW YORK (AP) – Just after 10 p.m., when most people their age are going to sleep, a group of elderly folks suffering from dementia are just getting started, dancing and shaking tambourines and maracas […]

10/01/2012

Hip-hop mogul Lighty found dead in apartment

NEW YORK (AP) – A hip-hop mogul who managed Sean “Diddy” Combs, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey was found dead in his New York City apartment Thursday in an apparent suicide, police said. Chris Lighty, […]

08/30/2012

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