Tells press: Be tough WASHINGTON -- President Obama defended his decision to commute the remainder of Chelsea Manning's sentence during his final press conference as President on Wednesday, arguing that she'd done enough time already.
See lies in pol's purchase of med stocks WASHINGTON -- Presidentelect Donald Trump's nomineeto oversee America's health care system faced tough questions Wednesday over his purchase of health care stocks before he introduced legislation that could help those companieson Wednesday.
FORMER STATE Senate boss John Sampson was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison by a judge who struggled to understand how the once-powerful Brooklyn pol became so greedy.
INCHES SEPARATED Ayse Ayaz, a happily married mother of three, from life and death as she fell under the wheels of an oncoming school bus.
Not a day goes by that I don't think about my younger brother Charles Steinberg. Charles was only 26 years old when his promising life was cut short on Aug.
ALBANY -- Winning the lottery may no longer be a ticket to riches for people on public assistance, if Gov.
A SPIKE in reports of wrongdoing from universal prekindergarten programs fueled a record number of complaints fielded by the city's special schools investigator last year, a spokeswoman for the office said Wednesday.
MORE NYPD COPS are being accused of abuse and misconduct -- but very few are being disciplined, the New York Civil Liberties Union charged Wednesday.
FORMER PRESIDENT George H.W. Bush was taken into an intensive care unit Wednesday, and his wife, Barbara Bush, was admitted into the same Houston hospital, their spokesman said Wednesday.
HUNDREDS OF construction workers rallied outside City Hall on Wednesday for a crackdown on unsafe job sites -- and 31 of the protesters were arrested as they lay down in the street in an act of civil disobedience.
MAYOR DE BLASIO had better hope Hillary Clinton stays in Chappaqua. Clinton (photo) would easily beat Hizzoner in a race for City Hall, according to a new poll that found the former First Lady would win 49%-29% over de Blasio.
HIS OFFER sprang a leak. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had promised to surrender to American authorities over spilling classified secrets if President Obama gave clemency to whistle blower Chelsea Manning, but after just such leniency came through, he went back on his promise.
POLICE ARE looking for two teens who attacked and robbed a taxi driver after refusing to pay for their ride in Brooklyn, officials said Wednesday.
A GROUP of men beat a postal worker and tried to rob him as he delivered mail to a Bronx apartment building, police said Wednesday.
THE FAMILY of a 34-year-old woman who died in NYPD custody after being revived from an overdose last month will sue the city Thursday for information on the circumstances behind her death.
FROM START TO FINISH, a city cop violated one tactical rule after another in going after 18-year-old Ramarley Graham before shooting him dead, NYPD Inspector Gregory Sheehan testified Wednesday.
THE FBI is investigating possible civil rights violations after nearly 30 Jewish community centers, including JCC Manhattan, received a second round of bomb threats in two weeks.
NBC ANNOUNCED Wednesday that the beloved sitcom "Will & Grace" will be returning to TV nearly 10 years after it went off the air.
THE CITY will remove unpopular portions of the its infamous Specialized High Schools entrance exam starting this fall, Education Department officials said Wednesday.
A CITY plan to revamp the commercial waste business will put thousands of haulers and other support staff out of work, according to an analysis from an industry trade group.
POLICE ARE slowly piecing together the remains of a dismembered woman found in a Bronx waste transfer station -- and the mystery of her death, officials said Wednesday.
JPMORGAN CHASE will pay $55 million to settle federal charges that independent brokers working for the bank discriminated against minorities seeking home mortgages during the housing crisis.
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Wednesday defended his administration's decision to let a United Nations resolution blasting Israel for its ongoing settlement expansions proceed, using his final White House press conference to argue that the move was meant to keep alive any chance for peace in the region.
THE CITY COUNCIL voted Wednesday to jack up fines on rogue dollar vans, while easing regulations on vans that operate within the law.
THE DEATH of a 3-month-old Bronx girl found with broken bones and signs of strangulation has been ruled a homicide.
PRESIDENT-ELECT Donald Trump will complete his cabinet nominations Thursday, announcing former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue as his pick to head the Agriculture Department, according to The Associated Press.
CITY COUNCIL Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito hailed President Obama's move to free Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera as "an incredible thing" -- and brushed off criticism from victims of bombings by the group he was part of.
A MOVIE PRODUCER died insidea SoHo apartment surrounded by heroin and cocaine, police sources said Wednesday.
AND YADA, yada, yada -- Jerry Seinfeld is going to Netflix. The comedian has signed a production deal with the streaming service, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A WOMAN plunged to her death at the Time Warner Center early Wednesday, police sources said. The 54-year-old woman, whose name was not immediately released, jumped from a thirdfloor landing and hit the floor in the main lobby of the Time Warner complex at Columbus Circle around 12:45 a.
AS GOV. CUOMO gears up for his 2018 reelection campaign, his campaign Wednesday reported having raised $4.
A QUEENS senior was killed crossing the street Wednesday when he was struck by an SUV. The 67-year-old was making his way across 76th St.
ARIES MARCH 21-APRIL 19 You're plagued with feelings of sorrow. It's not completely your fault; things have been coming undone.
Donald Trump got a head-to-toe body wax just in time for his inauguration. Madame Tussauds unveiled wax figures of the 45th President in its Times Square, Washington (below), London and Orlando locales on Wednesday.
"Gold" star Bryce Dallas Howard (above) gets why we all have such great affection for her dad, director Ron Howard, who grew up before our eyes as an actor on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Happy Days.
Legendary paparazzo Ron Galella (above), who famously followed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis everywhere and wore a football helmet to protect himself from Marlon Brando, said farewell to his wife and photo editor, Betty Galella, at St.
Bronx: I am not surprised about your article "Bomber's deal hit by vic son" (Jan. 18), which can only be categorized as character assassination against a Puerto Rican patriot, Oscar López Rivera.
Incoming Presidents usually like to demonstrate how different they are from their predecessors. After the U.
In downtown Manhattan's historic Fraunces Tavern is a plaque that quotes Virgil's "Aeneid": "Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
Rock finally got his plaque in Cooperstown. And he'll be joined by Pudge and one of the Killer B's. Long-time Expo and two-time Yankee World Series champ Tim Raines -- nicknamed Rock during his playing days -- received baseball's highest honor Wednesday, after the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced the 2017 class.
FOXBOROUGH -- So, why do so many people seem to think the Patriots are a bunch of a-holes? "I'm not sure," Tom Brady said Wednesday.
BOSTON -- The relationship between star and president has gone too far in the wrong direction, so far toward frosty that Carmelo Anthony sounded Wednesday like he just went through the easiest breakup of his life.
Starlin Castro says his goal is to make the All-Star team every year, at least from here on out. He made the Midsummer Classic in 2011, 2012 and 2014 as a Cub, and hopes to make it again as a Yankee in 2017.
ANTONIO Brown insists he didn't mean to disrespect his coach or create a distraction when the All-Pro wide receiver livestreamed the raucous aftermath of the Pittsburgh Steelers' playoff victory over the Kansas City Chiefs last week.
@mazznydnFor all your Yankee news follow Jorge Posada is one-and-done. Posada received just 3.8% of the vote in his first year on the ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame, and will be removed from the ballot going forward as a result.
VANCE Joseph has only been head coach of the Broncos for a week, but his past is already creating controversy.
After first season as head coach, we look at what McAdoo did right & wrong BEN MCADOO at 39 years old took a Giants organization that had floundered for four years, missing the postseason, and turned Big Blue into a confident, 11-win playoff qualifier.
FOR THE past two decades, the Islanders ostensibly have had two general managers. That is, if you delete the 40 summer days that Neil Smith -- the former Stanley Cup winner with the Rangers -- agreed to head up Charles Wang's ill-fated "hockey committee" in 2006.
When a boxer says without the slightest waver in his voice that he'd "die in that ring," it's clear this is more than a sport, but a way of life.
THE GIANTS' Miami boat fiasco could have been an even bigger deal -- had the defensive backs not turned down an invitation to join the wideouts.