Jodi Rudoren What does one of the world's richest people do when awarded a $US1 million prize?
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has ramped up his efforts to fight gun violence with a plan to spend $53.4 million on a grassroots network to organise voters on gun control.
Michael Barbaro and Kitty Bennett Michael R. Bloomberg loves tropical fish. So when he was elected mayor of New York, he installed two giant aquariums inside City Hall.
Edith Honan Bill de Blasio, an unabashed liberal Democrat who campaigned to reduce the gap between New York City's rich and poor, was formally inaugurated on Wednesday as the city's 109th mayor at a ceremony on...
Sebastien Malo Politicians, dignitaries and victims' relatives gathered in New York City, at the Pentagon and in rural Pennsylvania on Thursday to remember the nearly 3000 people killed in al Qaeda's attack on the...
NEW YORK, Sept 6 AFP - A US federal judge has approved a $US41 million ($A44.36 million) settlement for five men wrongfully convicted for the brutal 1989 rape and attempted murder of a white jogger...
Marc Santora A ban on gay groups participating in the St Patrick's Day march has ended after years of protests and court battles.
Henry Goldman Five men convicted in the 1989 beating and rape of a female runner in Central Park whose verdicts were overturned have agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit against New York City.
A Texas actress who sent ricin-laced letters to US President Barack Obama and the New York City mayor then tried to blame the crime on her soon-to-be ex-husband has been sentenced to 18 years in...
Francis Wilkinson Why a suicidal, paranoid schizophrenic with drug and alcohol problems was able to buy a gun and kill her father.
Nick O'Malley 'It's just a signature away. Who else has to die before you get it?'
Nick O'Malley One year after the Sandy Hook massacre, America is still fiercely divided over its gun laws.
Mayor Bloomberg tells british graffiti artist Banksy to stop painting murals in New York.
Nick O'Malley Results in New Jersey and Virginia paint grim picture for hard-right Republicans in the Tea Party.
Michael M. Grynbaum "Disaster," declared New York magazine when the new populist mayor did the unthinkable in Goodfellas restaurant.
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new global platform to press for action against climate change.
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013.
Nick O'Malley Anthony Weiner's mayoralty campaign ended with him dead last in the count and being chased by Sydney Leathers through a McDonald's to find a back entrance to his election night party.
John Cushman THE United States is facing a year or more without satellites that provide invaluable data for predicting storm tracks, a result of years of mismanagement, lack of financing and delays in launching...
After leaving 44 dead in the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy inched towards the US East Coast on Saturday, threatening as much as a third of the United States with what has been dubbed a powerful...