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Computer whiz accused of aiding al Qaeda says he’s innocent

A Vietnamese computer whiz accused of helping a Yemen-based al Qaeda offshoot​ ​recruit Westerners through the publication of ...

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

A former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer will not face federal civil rights charges in the fatal shooting of unarmed black ...

Connecticut Safety Measures Lead To Dramatic Reduction In Truck Driver Fatalities

Mike Riley, head of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, attributes the improvement to a more intense focus on the ...

Prison shows being gay is a choice: GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson

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Report: Star Running Back McCoy ‘Frustrated’ By Trade To Buffalo

The good vibrations in Orchard Park, N.Y., were a bit tempered Wednesday when a report came out saying that stud tailback ...

Silverman: Ranking The Top 10 NFL Free Agents

While some of the best players have already been franchise-tagged by their current teams, here’s a look at the 10 best players ...

Mayor Bill De Blasio To Visit Israel This Summer

De Blasio has championed Jewish causes. He denounced anti-Semitic violence in Europe at a major New York synagogue and in a ...

Potholes Causing Problems For Many Across Tri-State Area

Potholes are causing problems for drivers on roads around the Tri-State area after another round of snow and sleet Tuesday ...

Pot smell from Rogen's old office delays Pascal move: report

Well after the uproar over "The Interview," Seth Rogen is still apparently vexing outgoing Sony Pictures co-chief Amy Pascal. ...

Man claims late NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain is his father

Wilt Chamberlain — the center who played for the Warriors, Sixers and Lakers — may have carried a big secret during his Hall of ...

Shania Twain announces farewell tour

Shania Twain is hitting the road one final time. The star announced Wednesday that she will be launching her farewell tour this ...

Avery Fisher Hall to become David Geffen Hall

Good-bye, Avery Fisher. Hello, David Geffen.

De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to ...

Keidel: Memo To Daniel Murphy — Stick To Baseball

Murphy's mouth is as powerful as his bat. And he should know better than most about the accidental tripwires of the limelight.

Darren Wilson will not be charged in death of Michael Brown

Darren Wilson will not face federal civil rights charges, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

Karlie Kloss could make bank on sale of her building

Karlie Kloss will soon be able to afford a few more million dollars bras.

1,000 turn out for NYPD Det. Paul Duncan's funeral

A respected NYPD veteran killed by a wrong-way suburban driver was celebrated Wednesday at a jam-packed Harlem funeral.

Tiny chapel on wheels available for small weddings

An ordained minister in Richmond, Va., has constructed a micro-church on wheels specifically catered to affordable, downsized ...

Funeral Held For NYPD Detective Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Sprain Brook Parkway

Funeral services were held Wednesday for an off-duty NYPD detective killed on his way to work in a wrong-way crash on the ...

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial starts

The accused Boston Marathon bomber had “murder in his heart” when he dropped explosives near kids, jurors heard Wednesday. ...

Giants need help getting after QB, here are 3 D-line targets

The Giants defensive line has its big-talking, quarterback-sacking, running-back-smacking star for at least one more year. ...

Alleged member of Al Qaeda in Yemen pleads not guilty

A Vietnamese national extradited to New York from the United Kingdom pleaded not guilty Wednesday to colluding with Al Qaeda in ...

Misao Okawa, world’s oldest person, turns 117 in Japan

The world’s oldest person says 117 years doesn’t seem like such a long time.

Leonard Nimoy remembered as a ‘mensch through and through’

Leonard Nimoy’s friends and family paid their final respects to the beloved “Star Trek” actor at an intimate funeral in Los ...

Georgina Bloomberg backs Hillary Clinton for President

It’s too soon to tell if dad’s on board, but Georgina Bloomberg is going for Hillary.

Giorgio Armani blames Madonna for Brit Awards show fall

Madonna may be looking for love after taking a tumble during her recent performance, but she's not going to find it in Giorgio ...

Mass. teen’s confession to killing teacher is thrown out

A Massachusetts teenager’s taped confession cannot be used in his murder trial, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Cops release video, sketch of shooter who killed L.I. man

Cops are hunting the gaunt-faced gunman who shot and killed a Long Island resident outside the victim’s Mineola home.

McDonald's dropping human antibiotics from chicken

The fast food giant also says it plans to start using milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone ...

Teen Charged In 4-Year-Old Ariel Russo’s Death To Decide Whether To Accept Plea Deal

A teenager accused of striking and killing a 4-year-old girl with an SUV will be in court Wednesday to decide whether to take a ...

No proof ‘Jihadi John’ is my son: father of Mohammed Emwazi

There is no concrete proof that Mohammed Emwazi is the ISIS cutthroat known as Jihadi John, his father claims. “There is ...

D.C. police give seized marijuana back to freed arrestees

Legalized marijuana in Washington D.C. means cops are giving some freed inmates their weed back.

6 pols who benefit if Hillary's 2016 campaign crashes

Here are the SIX politicians who could seize the moment if things start to get really bad for Clinton.

MTA Officials Consider Elevated Tracks At LIRR Crossings

The option would cost an esimated $100 million for each crossing. That has some riders worried about rising fares.

Groom surprises bride with ‘jihadis,’ ‘execution’ in ISIS-style wedding

A groom in Egypt surprised his new bride with an ISIS-style wedding — complete with masked jihadis and a mock-execution inside ...

Daniel Murphy On Openly Gay Billy Bean: ‘I Disagree With His Lifestyle’

All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy, known for being an ardent Christian, raised some eyebrows when he addressed what Bean ...

Police Seek 2 Men In Robbery At Nassau Community College

Police are looking for two men wanted in connection with a robbery at Nassau Community College.

Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh Comes To Aid Of 2 People Hurt In Traffic Accident

Jim Harbaugh took a break from rescuing Michigan's football team to come to the aid of two people hurt in a traffic accident.

Taxi & Limousine Commission Looks To Revamp ‘Trouble Lights’

Currently, drivers can activate the 4-inch circular orange lights, which are seen at the front and back of the cars, by ...

David Wright Sorry For Scolding Syndergaard Near Reporters

David Wright isn't about to apologize for getting on the Mets' pitching prospect. But he is sorry for how it all went down.

Police Release Sketch, Video Of Man Wanted In Mineola Murder

Police have released a sketch and surveillance video of a man wanted in connection with a murder in Mineola.

Fugitive responds to police Facebook post, then surrenders

An Ohio fugitive responded to his own wanted post on Facebook before surrendering to law enforcement on Tuesday, officials ...

3/4 CBS2 Wednesday Afternoon Weather Headlines

Daytime rain will changeover to a mix this evening and become all snow by late tonight.

Homeless man shot by LAPD was a felon with stolen identity

The Los Angeles homeless man who was fatally shot by police was a convicted felon who had dreams of becoming a Hollywood actor ...

Charter School Advocates To Hold Rally In Albany

Two days after a teachers union-led protest of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's education proposals, charter school advocates are making ...

More Snow Headed Our Way After Snow, Rain Creates Slushy Mess

March is still coming in like a lion as more snow moves in Wednesday night after a wintry mix of snow and rain left roads and ...

On WFAN: Giants’ Victor Cruz Says He Feels No Pain, Is Almost There

"They're taking baby steps with me," Cruz said. "I want to get out there ... (There's) no pain. I trust the structure of (my ...

Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken WWII battleship

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he located the sunken wreck of a massive Japanese battleship from World War II – and he ...

USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution Link

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between ...

Dozens feared dead after coal-mine blast in rebel-held Ukraine

Dozens of miners were trapped underground and feared dead after a blast on Wednesday at a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian ...

Hospital sends miscarried twins to laundry by mistake

LAS VEGAS — Authorities say a Las Vegas hospital mistakenly sent two dead babies wrapped in linens to a laundry facility, ...

Vince Vaughn & The Cast Of ‘Unfinished Business’ Deliver Funny And Free Stock Photos

The new Vince Vaughn comedy 'Unfinished Business' is about corporate work life, so the movie's promotional have created ...

Signal Problems Cause Delays On Numerous Subway Lines

The Metropolitan Transit Authority said a problem with the automated train computer system caused delays along the 1, 2, 3, 4, ...

NJ Driver Whose Truck Fell Through Ice Into River Faces Charge

New Jersey state police say the driver of a pickup truck who went onto a frozen river, spun around repeatedly and then plunged ...

Investigation Underway After Fire Forces Evacuation Of Barnard College Dorm

It appeared to have started at Ollie's Noodle Shop & Grill adjacent to the Morningside Heights campus and across from ...

A-Rod In Lineup For First Game Action In 17 Months

Alex Rodriguez is batting second in the starting lineup as the designated hitter in his return to the Yankees on Wednesday.

Police: 6 Women Attack Teen On Brooklyn Subway Platform

It happened around 8 p.m. back on Jan. 23 on the Botanic Gardens S train platform.

Nina In New York: You Can Sleep When You’re Dead

Assuming you are not one of those well-rested freaks who I assume exfoliate regularly and lie upon piles of satin-sheathed ...

Knicks Fined For Phil Jackson’s Comments About Ohio State Star D’Angelo Russell

Jackson watched the Buckeyes' 81-57 victory over Nebraska last Thursday and afterward told Cleveland.com that Russell was a ...

Palladino: If Revis Hits Market, Woody Has To Act And Bring Him To Jets

It’s time to crawl out from the onerous shadow of Idzik. Assuming Revis comes free, get him, if only to offer real hope for ...

Sims: Breaking Down Luis Torrens’ Season-Ending Injury

The labrum is a firm fibrocartilaginous structure that is attached to the inner socket of the shoulder and hip joints.

Lee Sends Game Into OT With Last-Second Goal, But Isles Fall To Stars 3-2

Cody Eakin scored 2:18 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Tuesday night to snap a six-game ...

Knicks Blasted By Sacramento 124-86 For Worst Loss Of The Season

Rudy Gay scored 25 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 22 and Ben McLemore finished with 20 and the Sacramento Kings handed the New ...

Playoff-Hopeful Devils Top NHL-Leading Predators 3-1

Cory Schneider made 33 saves, and the playoff-hopeful New Jersey Devils beat NHL-leading Nashville 3-1 on Tuesday night, ...

Boomer & Carton Podcast And MOTD: March 4, 2015

You can listen to — and download — all of the memorable audio from today’s (3/4) edition of the Boomer & Carton Morning ...

Boomer & Carton: The Testosterone Test Results Are In

After over a week of buildup, Wednesday marked the day that the Boomer & Carton Morning Show staff had their testosterone ...

Boomer & Carton: Jerry Updates David Wright’s Leadership, Some NFL News And More

David Wright and Bobby Parnell reportedly took 22-year-old Noah Syndergaard to task for eating his lunch in the clubhouse while ...

Boomer & Carton: Daniel Murphy Speaks Out And Rex’s Bills Get Better

Boomer & Craig were forced to open up Wednesday's edition of the Morning Extravaganza by addressing the comments Mets ...

Barnard College Dorm Building Reportedly Evacuated After Fire

An extra-alarm fire broke out late Tuesday in a building on the Columbia University campus, reportedly prompting the evacuation ...

Snow, Ice, Rain Pound Tri-State Area; System Will Last Into Thursday

If you were hoping for spring weather, you’re going to have to wait a bit longer.

AccuWeather Forecast for the New York area

We'll see more clouds than sun over the next few days, but we'll likely only see a passing shower on Wednesday.

NYPD officer struck by mirror of vehicle during East Harlem foot pursuit

An NYPD police officer was injured after was he was struck by the mirror of a vehicle while pursuing a suspect on foot.

Monroe Township schools 'shelter in place' lifted after prisoner captured

Schools in the Monroe Township school district have lifted a 'shelter in place' warning after a prisoner escaped from the ...

President Obama visit expected to bring traffic to Tarrytown

Obama is scheduled to appear near the Tappan Zee Bridge to call on Congress to support his $302 billion transportation plan.

More than 2 dozen cats found living in Westbury home

More than two dozen cats were found living inside a house in Westbury, in Nassau County.

Deadly hit and run shuts down Route 4 in Englewood

The accident happened in the eastbound lanes at Grand Avenue East around 4 a.m., completely shutting down the roadway.

Townhome fire at St. Andrews Golf Club in Greenburgh

Billowing smoke poured from a townhouse fire at St. Andrews Golf club in Greenburgh.

Suspect charged in deadly East Village beating

Police have charged 20-year-old Jamie Pugh with murder and attempted robbery in a vicious unprovoked beating in the East ...

Mom of Victoria's Secret dead baby in bag due in court

A teenager whose newborn baby was found dead in her bag in a Manhattan store will be in court Wednesday.

Huntington fire tears through 2-story commercial building

An overnight fire tore through a commercial building on Long Island, damaging businesses and prompting evacuations.

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Dead Shark Mysteriously Ends Up on Subway

A dead shark that mysteriously ended up on a subway train caused a stir among riders and forced an evacuation of the car early ...

Father, 1-Year-Old Boy Killed by Gunfire in Oakland

Three weeks after an 8-year-old Oakland girl was shot to death at a slumber party, a 1-year-old boy was gunned down Wednesday ...

Bus Full of Kids Headed to Aquarium Crashes into Truck: Cops

A bus taking nearly three dozen children and 10 adults from the Bronx to visit the Riverhead Aquarium on Long Island collided ...

Man Hides on McDonald's Slide, Sexually Assaults Girl, 4

Police are looking for a man who hid at the top of a covered slide in the play area at a New York City McDonald's and sexually ...

Jackie Robinson Statue Vandalized With Racial Slur

A statue of Jackie Robinson in Coney Island was vandalized with a racial slur and a swastika, police said.

Yahoo! is Getting a New Logo

Yahoo! is changing its iconic logo for the first time in almost two decades. For the next 30 days, until its unveiling on ...

Why We Love “Hump Day” So Much

Camels love hump day, and so do most American workers. Chances are you’ve seen the Geico insurance commercial starring a camel ...

Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $425 Million

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is now at an estimated $425 million, the third largest jackpot ever. The jackpot began as a $40 ...

Obstacle Course Racers Deal With "Spartan Rash"

A number of amateur athletes who participated in an extreme obstacle course race in Marseilles, Ill., more than two weeks ago ...

Feds Bust Mexican Drug Cartel in LA

In the largest single crackdown on organized crime in L.A. County history, a major drug raid Tuesday netted nearly $20 million ...

Artemis Loses First Race Since Sailor's Death

San Francisco hosts the 34th edition of the America's Cup with races officially beginning on July 7.

Former Stripper Accused of Trying to Kill Fiance

A Plano, Texas, woman accused of trying to kill her fiance is on trial this week for attempted murder charges. Vicky Renee ...

WATCH: Woman Steals Purse from Customer's Shopping Cart

A woman caught on surveillance video stealing a purse from a customer's cart inside a New Jersey supermarket is being sought by ...

Obama on Leno: Don't Overreact to Terror Threat

President Barack Obama gave an unexpectedly serious and wide-ranging interview to Jay Leno on Tuesday night, weighing in on a ...

Mayor's Accuser: I Asked For Help, He Asked for Date

A nurse and a U.S. Marine claim San Diego Mayor Bob Filner abused his elected office when he asked for a date in exchange for ...

Scott Suspends Miami Lakes, Sweetwater Mayors From Office

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he has suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi and Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Marono from office ...

Humane Society Wants to Stop U.S. Bull Run

The event isn't even slated to hit the Chicago area until next year, but already roughly 1,000 thrill-seekers have signed up ...

Ice Cream Man Sold Cocaine from Truck: DA

A Brooklyn ice cream man has been arrested for selling cocaine and painkillers out of his truck full of treats as children ...

2 Dead, 3 Seriously Hurt in New Jersey Car Wreck

Two men died and three other people were seriously hurt in a two-car crash in a quiet northern New Jersey neighborhood Tuesday ...

Southwest Nose Gear Likely Failed from "Stress Overload": NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board says a Southwest Airlines plane's nose gear appears to have failed because of "stress ...

Man Sought in Violent Sex Assault on Long Island

Police on Long Island are looking for a man believed to be in his late 20s in connection with a violent sexual assault on Long ...

Thief Swipes Newspapers from Stoops for Resale at Bodega

A New Yorker whose New York Times was routinely swiped from his Manhattan stoop became so annoyed by the thefts that he set up ...

9-Year-Old Calls 911 to Report Mom Being Attacked

A 9-year-old Newark, N.J. boy called 911 to report his mother being attacked Tuesday morning.

NY Real Estate Manager Shot, Killed While Collecting Rent

A 64-year-old rent collector was shot to death in Brooklyn Monday evening and was found lying on the street next to his car, ...

13-Car Crash Slows Traffic on Garden State Parkway

A 13-car crash on the Garden State Parkway in Union, N.J. has slowed rush-hour traffic in the area.

Feds: Westchester Not Properly Treating Drinking Water

The federal government says New York's Westchester County is not properly treating some of its drinking water.Photo Credit: AP

Cop Walks in on Teen Breaking Up Pot in Store Bathroom

A police officer who stopped at a New Jersey convenience store to use the bathroom instead ended up arresting a man there who ...

Body in NY Woods Identified as 27-Year-Old Man

A body found slumped over a log in a Long Island park over the weekend has been identified as a 27-year-old man, and police say ...

WATCH: Life-Sized Wall-E Replica Robot Comes Alive

A citrus farmer in Bakersfield, Calif., and his group of "Wall-E Builders" have created a real life, moving and talking Wall-E ...

University of Iowa Named Country's Top Party School

The University of Iowa has taken the top spot as the country's most hard-partying school, according to Princeton Review's ...

4 Friends Shot as Masked Gunman Opens Fire on NJ Street

Police are looking for a masked gunman who approached four friends walking down a street in a northern New Jersey town early ...

New Photos Released of Suspect in Teen Girl Knife Attack

Police released new photos Tuesday of a man suspected of attacking a 17-year-old girl from behind and stabbing her 10 times as ...