NEW YORK (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado struck a beachfront neighborhood in New York City. Videos taken by bystanders show the funnel cloud hurling sand and debris in the air as it moves through the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens... more »
BROOKLYN, Ohio (AP) - A personal check that Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was assassinated is among those that were rediscovered by an Ohio bank.
The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that 70 checks were found in a vault at Huntington Bank's Columbus headquarters, including checks signed... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of the Brooklyn woman torched in her building's elevator is speaking up a day before her funeral.
Her adult children are holding a news conference Thursday to discuss the sudden, horrific death of Deloris Gillespie.
The 73-year-old died on Dec. 17 after... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - A major exhibition of gay-themed art that includes a film of ants crawling on a crucifix is opening at the Brooklyn Museum next week. The controversial work was pulled from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., when the exhibition was shown there last year. "A... more »
LONDON (AP) - A spokesman for David Beckham says the soccer star's wife Victoria has given birth to a healthy baby girl.
Simon Oliveira says that the couple are "delighted to announce the birth of their daughter," who was delivered Sunday morning at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles... more »
Already reeling from the deaths of 8 Fort Carson soldiers last weekend, the Mountain Post learned today that a 9th soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. SPC Kevin O. Hill, 23, a member of the 4th Engineer Battalion, 576th Mobility Augmentation Company, was killed in action when his unit was... more »