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Lawmakers Approve $9.7 Billion in Aid for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Lawmakers Approve $9.7 Billion in Aid for Hurricane Sandy Victims

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives approved Friday a first provision of $9.7 billion for homeowners who suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy, three days after it earned angry protests for delaying the vote. continue reading »

WEIRD: Jets Coach Has QB Mark Sanchez’s Number Tattooed on His Arm

WEIRD: Jets Coach Has QB Mark Sanchez’s Number Tattooed on His Arm

Head coach of the NFL's New York Jets has revealed what can only be described as a slightly confusing tattoo. Still, as odd as it may seem, it could mean good news for Mark Sanchez. continue reading »

New Year’s in Time Square: New York Welcomes More than 1M for Ball Drop

New Year’s in Time Square: New York Welcomes More than 1M for Ball Drop

More than 1 million people welcomed the new year in Times Square, where neither the cold nor the strict security measures were obstacles to happiness and merriment. continue reading »

2012 Renews Public Focus on Climate Change

2012 Renews Public Focus on Climate Change

The year 2012 was one of extreme weather: massive floods in Australia stranded entire towns; a day of torrential rains submerged half the Philippines capital; a super-typhoon ravaged the western Pacific; and a record drought seared more than half the continental United States. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  Nouel Alba Arrested in Fundraising Scheme for Newtown Shooting Victims

Latino Blotter:  Nouel Alba Arrested in Fundraising Scheme for Newtown Shooting Victims

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kimberly K. Mertz, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that NOUEL ALBA, 37, of the Bronx, New York, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging her with lying to FBI agents in connection with their investigation into a fraudulent fundraising scheme related to the Newtown school shooting tragedy. continue reading »

Stranger’s Kindness Reunites Little Girl with Stolen Dog on Christmas Day

Stranger’s Kindness Reunites Little Girl with Stolen Dog on Christmas Day

When Angie Estrada's daughter's dog was stolen she watched in sadness as the heartbroken little girl continued to wish for the dog's return for Christmas continue reading »

U.S. Winter Storm Death Roll Stands at 6

U.S. Winter Storm Death Roll Stands at 6

The winter storm besetting much of the United States so far has resulted in at least six deaths and has caused the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights, authorities announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Shooter Responsible for Killing 2 Fireman in New York Planned More Attacks

Shooter Responsible for Killing 2 Fireman in New York Planned More Attacks

The New York man who killed two volunteer firefighters and wounded two others before taking his own life left behind a note suggesting he planned more deaths, police said Tuesday. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Times Square ‘Mario’ Arrested For Groping Woman

LATINO BLOTTER: Times Square ‘Mario’ Arrested For Groping Woman

New York’s Time Square was the site of an alleged groping of a woman who said the assailant was Super Mario, or more specifically, a man in a Super Mario costume. continue reading »

Alex Rodriguez Plans to Play Again After Hip Surgery in January

Alex Rodriguez Plans to Play Again After Hip Surgery in January

Injured baseball player Alex Rodriguez recently spoke with TMZ about his upcoming hip surgery. The New York Yankee says he plans to return to the diamond after he's all healed up after his now second hip surgery scheduled for January. continue reading »

Obama Looking for $60.4 Billion to Fund Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Obama Looking for $60.4 Billion to Fund Hurricane Sandy Recovery

President Barack Obama on Friday asked Congress to approve $60.4 billion in additional federal funds for the recovery from Superstorm Sandy, which killed more than 130 people and caused massive damage when it slammed into the U.S. Northeast in late October. continue reading »

Selena Gomez Surprises Fan in Collaboration with Make-A-Wish (VIDEO)

Selena Gomez Surprises Fan in Collaboration with Make-A-Wish (VIDEO)

Former Disney sweetheart Selena Gomez teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation once again to make a little girl’s wish come true. Frehley Gilmore, 10, was a normal, happy little girl unti continue reading »

TRAGEDY: Boy, 6, Killed When Bus Crashes Into Long Island Home

TRAGEDY: Boy, 6, Killed When Bus Crashes Into Long Island Home

A young New York boy is dead after a bus crashed into his bedroom Tuesday night. The bus, part of the Nassau Inter County Express, was traveling in Long Island’s Hempstead neighb continue reading »

New York Man Accused of Killing his 15-Year-Old Step-Niece

New York Man Accused of Killing his 15-Year-Old Step-Niece

Police are investigating the murder of a 15-year-old girl whose body was found the day after Thanksgiving. The girl, Destiny Sanchez, was found in the lobby of a three-family home in New Yor continue reading »

Hostess To Shut Down After Failed Union Talks

Hostess To Shut Down After Failed Union Talks

A U.S. bankruptcy court accepted the request by giant U.S. bread and cake producer Hostess Brands Inc. to shut down due to a strike that has derailed its recovery plan, a move that means that some 18,500 workers will be laid off. continue reading »