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Apr 29, 2013 at 7:25 AM
One World Trade Center already is New York's tallest building. And when the last pieces of its spire eventually rise to the roof, the 104-floor skyscraper that replaces the fallen twin towers will be just feet from becoming the highest in the Western Hemisphere.
Apr 9, 2013 at 7:12 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Cookie Monster stands accused of shoving a 2-year-old. Super Mario was charged with groping a woman. And Elmo was booked for berating tourists with anti-Semitic slurs.

Times Square is crawling with entrepreneurs who dress up...
Jan 24, 2013 at 7:38 AM
On most construction projects, workers are discouraged from signing or otherwise scrawling on the iron and concrete. At the skyscraper rising at ground zero, though, they're being invited to leave messages for the ages.
Jan 17, 2013 at 10:53 AM
Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren, wrote the long-running "Dear Abby" advice column that was followed by millions of newspaper readers throughout the world, has died. She was 94.
Jan 9, 2013 at 7:04 AM
A high-speed ferry loaded with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey crashed into a dock in lower Manhattan on Wednesday during the morning rush hour, seriously injuring 11 people.
Dec 11, 2012 at 4:46 PM
The crowning spire of the World Trade Center's tallest building arrived in New York on Tuesday — in giant steel pieces on a barge that floated in past the Statue of Liberty.
Nov 26, 2012 at 7:15 AM
Think Sandy was just a 100-year storm that devastated New York City? Imagine one just as bad, or worse, every three years.
Nov 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM
An Oregon man hopes to raise enough money to build a statue on the West Coast that would counterbalance the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast.  He plans to call it “Providence.”
Oct 28, 2012 at 9:39 AM
Big cities from Washington to Boston buttoned up on Sunday against the onslaught of a superstorm that could menace 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation, with forecasters warning New York could be in particular peril.
Jul 3, 2012 at 7:00 AM
Inmates arguing: probably not the most unusual occurrence at the Oregon State Penitentiary. But inmates arguing whether the United States should grant amnesty to foreign-born children of illegal immigrants is not what one might expect to hear on a...
Jun 7, 2012 at 8:21 AM
New Yorkers lined the West Side waterfront to welcome the space shuttle Enterprise as it sailed up the Hudson River on Wednesday to its new home aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Apr 27, 2012 at 9:37 AM
Look! Up in the sky! It's a ... space shuttle? An unusual flying object came to New York from Washington on Friday - the space shuttle Enterprise.
Feb 7, 2012 at 4:38 PM
David Imus enjoys helping others see the world. He’s been making it his mission for the last 29 years.
Jan 16, 2012 at 7:13 AM
Jon Huntsman abandoned his once-promising campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday and endorsed Mitt Romney as the man "best equipped to defeat Barack Obama'" in the fall.
Dec 28, 2011 at 8:25 AM
More than a decade after the federal government strengthened travel requirements after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, foreign visitors say getting a temporary visa remains a daunting and sometimes insurmountable hurdle.