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Two missing men likely found amid NYC gas explosion rubble: fire official
A car sits amongst the rubble after an explosion destroyed four buildings in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo and Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two bodies found on Sunday at the site of a gas explosion that destroyed three New York City apartment buildings last week, injuring 22 people, were believed to be those of two unaccounted for men, the city's top fire official said. The bodies were found about 20 feet apart of one of the buildings reduced to rubble by the blast and fire in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood on Thursday, Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro told reporters. While Nigro said a medical examiner had not officially determined that the remains belonged to the two people who remain unaccounted for, local broadcaster NY1 News said one of the missing men, 23-year-old Nicholas Figueroa, had been identified by his family as one of the bodies found on Sunday. Also missing was Moises Lucon.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:19:05 -0400
Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin: Reuters/Ipsos poll
News ImageBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2,809 Americans to rate how much of a threat a list of countries, organizations and individuals posed to the United States on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being no threat and 5 being an imminent threat. The poll showed 34 percent of Republicans ranked Obama as an imminent threat, ahead of Putin (25 percent), who has been accused of aggression in the Ukraine, and Assad (23 percent).
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:20:52 -0400
New York state lawmakers reach budget deal
News ImageNEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state lawmakers agreed a budget plan late on Sunday night that includes much-debated reforms to the education system and ethics standards for lawmakers, state governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said in statement. Cuomo proposed a $142 billion plan in January that keeps spending growth below 2 percent and promises money for big-ticket infrastructure projects while cutting property taxes. ...
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:03:18 -0400
Obama to attend opening of Institute honoring Sen. Kennedy
News ImageBOSTON (AP) President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain are among the guests scheduled to pay tribute to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy at the formal dedication of an institute named for him in Boston.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:42:24 -0400
Hernandez fiancee set to resume testimony in murder trial
News ImageThe fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is expected to take the stand for a second day of testimony in his murder trial and talk about a box she disposed of from their basement the day after a man who was dating her younger sister was killed.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:25:38 -0400
Focus shifts to cause of NYC explosion after 2 bodies found
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) After two bodies were pulled from the rubble of a Manhattan apartment building collapse, authorities shifted their focus to what caused the massive explosion and fire and the possibility that someone may have improperly tapped a gas line serving one of the buildings.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:19:43 -0400
Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property
News ImageOMAHA, Neb. (AP) The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through photos, faded with age, that fill four boxes spread across the dining table.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:13:44 -0400
Century-old NYC matzo factory faces a high-tech future
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) The last ever Passover matzos have rolled out of a century-old bakery on Manhattan's Lower East Side a neighborhood that's been dubbed the "Jewish Plymouth Rock" but is rapidly gentrifying.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:11:09 -0400
Late audits halt trading in Morgan Stanley-backed stocks
News ImageWASHINGTON (AP) Two major companies in a prominent $1.4 billion Asia investment fund managed by New York banking giant Morgan Stanley unexpectedly told securities regulators they will not file their financial statements on time and froze trading in their stocks, actions generally considered to be cause for concern.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:00:53 -0400
Crash Co-Pilot Seemed Like a 'Normal Guy,' Fellow Pilot Says
"We put our lives and our children's lives in their hands." Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:45:41 -0400
Man suspected of shooting at off-duty LAPD officer detained
News ImageLOS ANGELES (AP) Authorities have detained a man suspected of shooting at an off-duty Los Angeles police officer from a car before fleeing the scene at a suburban neighborhood in northern Los Angeles county.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:21:54 -0400
5 injured, including police officer, in Morrisville crash
News ImageA police officer was among several people injured in a crash in Morrisville, Bucks County.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:03:41 -0400
Officials: 2 bodies found 3 days after NYC explosion
News ImageTwo bodies were found Sunday amid rubble from the Manhattan apartment building collapse three days earlier and authorities said everyone was accounted for since the apparent gas explosion that caused a massive fire and altogether leveled three buildings and damaged a fourth.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:34:00 -0400
Boy, 11, struck by car in Wilmington
News ImageAn 11-year-old boy was hospitalized after being struck by a car in Wilmington, Delaware.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:31:02 -0400
Sources: Slain off-duty officer's girlfriend rushed to the hospital
News ImageA day after an off-duty police officer was fatally shot inside his Glenolden home, the officer's girlfriend, who sources say was taken in for questioning, was rushed to the hospital.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:28:46 -0400
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