Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg wins $US1 million prize - and gives it back

Jodi Rudoren What does one of the world's richest people do when awarded a $US1 million prize?

Former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg pledges $53m to fight gun violence

Michael Bloomberg  is a staunch gun control advocate.

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.

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg spent $730 million of his own money while in office

Michael Bloomberg

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.

Bill De Blasio sworn in as New York mayor, succeeding Michael Bloomberg

New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio (right), is sworn in by former President Bill Clinton (left) as his family watches.

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...

Politicians, victims' families pause to remember September 11 victims on thirteenth anniversary

A woman places flowers in the inscribed names along the edge of the North Pool during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York.

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...

US judge grants $41m rape case settlement

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...

New York St Patrick's Day parade lifts decades-old ban on gay groups

Protesters in Fifth Avenue in 2006 rally against the exclusion of Irish and Irish-American gays from marching in the annual St Patrick's Day parade.

Marc Santora A ban on gay groups participating in the St Patrick's Day march has ended after years of protests and court battles.

New York settles lawsuit over Central Park Five rape convictions

Yusef Salaam

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.

Walking Dead actor gets maximum 18 years in jail for sending toxic ricin to Obama

Shannon Richardson is pictured in this booking photo from the Titus County Sheriff's office in 2013.

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...

Colby Sue Weathers: homicidal, psychotic and legally sold a gun

Francis Wilkinson Why a suicidal, paranoid schizophrenic with drug and alcohol problems was able to buy a gun and kill her father.

Tears in vain: shooting fails to sway US

Nick O'Malley 'It's just a signature away. Who else has to die before you get it?'

One year after Sandy Hook, Americans still up in arms

As the U.S. Senate takes up gun legislation in Washington, DC , Mike Acevedo puts a weapon on display at the National Armory gun store on April 11

Nick O'Malley One year after the Sandy Hook massacre, America is still fiercely divided over its gun laws.

Banksy riles Big Apple

A child poses for a photo under a new art piece by British graffiti artist Banksy in the Brooklyn borough of New York, October 17, 2013.

Mayor Bloomberg tells british graffiti artist Banksy to stop painting murals in New York.

Christie paves way for 2016 White House bid

Chris Christie

Nick O'Malley Results in New Jersey and Virginia paint grim picture for hard-right Republicans in the Tea Party.

New York mayor Bill de Blasio's first scandal: pizza with a knife and fork

Cutlery clanger: New York mayor Bill de Blasio caught out eating pizza with a fork on Friday.

Michael M. Grynbaum "Disaster," declared New York magazine when the new populist mayor did the unthinkable in Goodfellas restaurant.

Bloomberg named UN climate envoy

Michael Bloomberg.

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new global platform to press for action against climate change.

Mark Zuckerberg tops list of United States philanthropists


Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013.

Anthony Weiner runs last in bid for New York mayor nomination

Anthony Weiner and Sydney Leathers.

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.

US at risk of losing storm alerts

Fallen palm trees.

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...

'Frankenstorm' kills 44 before reaching US

In this image taken by NOAA's GOES East at 2:45 GMT on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, Hurricane Sandy is seen in the center bottom. The hurricane has killed at least 20 people in the Caribbean, and just left the Bahamas. It is expected to move north, just off the Eastern Seaboard. When Hurricane Sandy becomes a hybrid weather monster some call

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...