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New York Post front page photo of James Foley causes widespread anger

Staff reporters The New York Post has provoked outrage in the US by publishing a graphic image of American journalist James Foley about to be executed on its front page.

New York couple held in Amish girls kidnap

A New York couple has been arrested over the kidnapping of two young Amish sisters from their family's roadside farm stand that led to a manhunt along the US-Canada border.

James Foley: 'could be interesting where I'm going' - a friend remembers slain reporter

Alex Sherman James Foley knew the risks of living dangerously and couldn't get enough of them.

In case of James Foley, negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning

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Warren Strobel and John Irish After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of August 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for US air...

New York body artist Trina Merry makes her models invisible

Trina Merry, left, paints model Jessica Mellow in colors of the Manhattan Bridge in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

Eryk Bagshaw Passers-by in New York City have been doing double takes over the past week as the 33-year-old has painted her models.

Australian family escapes New York bus crash

Pedestrians gather at the scene of the bus crash as first responders attend to 15 victims.

An Australian three-year-old holidaying with her family in New York has narrowly escaped death after a traffic light pole fell and crushed her stroller when two double-decker tour buses collided in...

Patient with Ebola-like symptoms in New York City

The ebola virus, which has killed more than 800 people in west Africa.

Tina Susman New York's Mount Sinai Hospital was performing tests Monday on a patient who had travelled recently in West Africa, where an Ebola outbreak has killed hundreds of people, after he arrived at the...

New York flies white flags - NYPD investigates

New York City Police officers stand at the base of a white flag flying atop the west tower of New York's Brooklyn Bridge.

Chris Dolmetsch The New York City Police Department is trying to figure out who replaced the American flags that fly atop the Brooklyn Bridge with white banners.

Marijuana should be legalised, says the New York Times

Marijuana plants on display for sale at the medical marijuana farmers market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles.

The New York Times has called for the legalisation of marijuana, comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.

Chaos as New York beggars' banquet turns ugly

 Chen Guangbiao speaks about his philanthropy during the lunch.

Philip Sherwell A stunt by a Chinese tycoon to provide free lunch to 300 homeless people degenerated into a shambles as word spread that the participants would not be receiving an expected cash handout.

New York's 'Cannibal Cop' freed as judge overturns conviction

Former New York City police officer Gilberto Valle, dubbed by local media as the

Michael Muskal and Tina Susman A federal judge in New York has overturned the conviction of a former New York cop after he was found guilty of what prosecutors said was a plot to kidnap and eat young women.

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.

71 arrested in New York after net child porn sting, including police chief, rabbi and Boy Scout leader

Trusted community members ... Photos of some of the 71 individuals arrested are displayed, as part of Operation Caireen.

By all appearances, they were respected and trusted members of their communities.

The world's oldest man dead at the age of 111 in New York

New York: The world's oldest man, a retired chemist and parapsychologist, has died in New York City at the age of 111.

New York strippers accused of drugging wealthy men before charging them tens of thousands

Samantha Barbash, center, is escorted by police following her arrest in New York. Police allege Barbash is part of a crew of New York City strippers who scammed wealthy men by drugging them before charging extravagant bills.

Tom Hays New York: A crew of New York City strippers scammed wealthy men by spiking their drinks with illegal synthetic drugs, then driving them to strip clubs that ran up tens of thousands of dollars on...

One dead, 27 made ill by carbon monoxide at New York mall

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One man died and dozens more were treated in hospitals or at the scene after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning at a mall restaurant on New York's Long Island on Saturday evening, police said.

Gay exclusion makes Boston, New York mayors skip St Patrick's parade

Michael Muskal Amid the continuing legal fights over same-sex marriage and the growing acceptance of homosexuals and their rights, there remains an area where gay participation remains controversial: the annual...

Man arrested in NSW over New York death

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A fugitive accused of beating to death a New York store has been captured in Australia after police secretly swiped samples of his DNA .

New York: Explosions 'ripped the stomach right out of you'

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: Firefighters from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) respond to a five-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 17 people injured.   Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP

Marc Santora The explosion was so powerful it lifted Jaye Virgo off the bed where she lay in her Harlem apartment on Wednesday morning and blasted her window fan from the sill. Outside that window was chaos.

New York buildings collapse: searchers scour rubble for survivors after gas explosion kills 7

A man is loaded onto a stretcher by emergency service workers near the scene of where two buildings collapsed after a gas-leak explosion.

Verena Dobnik New York: Rescuers working amid cold, gusty winds and billowing smoke pulled four additional bodies overnight from the rubble of two Manhattan apartment buildings, as the death toll rose on Thursday...