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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...

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...

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Outrage at teen shooting decision

New York City Police Officer Richard Haste

Joseph Goldstein New York: Eighteen months after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager in the bathroom of his home in the Bronx, the case against the officer has unravelled, with a grand jury declining to...

Gun smugglers caught the bus into New York City: authorities

New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.

A pair of gunrunners smuggled firearms into New York City by hiding them in luggage they carried on discount buses that offered cheap fares and lesser odds of getting caught, authorities said Monday.

One-year-old Antiq Hennis shot dead in pram

New York police investigating the death of a one-year-old boy who was shot in his stroller during a walk on a Brooklyn street believe his father was the intended target.

Anthony Weiner, troubled NYC mayoral candidate, gets into shouting match with heckler

Anthony Weiner

Ex-congressman and struggling mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner said a video showing him in a shouting match with a bakery customer is just an example of him putting a heckler in his place.

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...