Around 270 firefighters and emergency medical services personnel were working to contain a seven-alarm fire on the New York City waterfront Saturday.
The blaze, which engulfed a storage building in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, cast thick, black smoke across the New York City skyline.
Police in San Francisco have arrested a man suspected of involvement in the case of a suitcase discovered earlier this week containing a headless human torso, plus other body parts in surrounding blocks.
The White House said on Friday that parents should be “listening to our public health officials,” who urge vaccinations against measles, as it emerged the disease has now infected more than 100 people in the U.S.
More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for faulty air bags that may inflate while the car is running.
The recall includes some Acura MDX, Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Odyssey, Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Avalon models made in the early 2000s.
Remember checking in to places on Foursquare? Of course you do. At the peak of its hype around 2012, the app boasted more than 20 million users and billions of check-ins.
Departing defense secretary Chuck Hagel said it’s possible the United States may need to send non-combat ground troops to Iraq to help deter the Islamic State.
Hagel, who resigned as Pentagon chief on Nov.
They come in all varieties. There are micromanagers and bloviators. There are delegators and relegators and benevolent despots. Kiss-ups and kick-downs. There are authentic leaders and natural born chiefs. Name a workforce and, almost by definition, there is a boss.
Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation’s new president on the third day of voting Saturday.
Mattarella’s election as head of state was clinched when he amassed 505 votes — a simple majority.
Stacy Krantiz’s photographic series From the Study on Post-Pubescent Manhood is an intense, visceral and unglamorized engagement with a raw and elementary, almost primeval, world of adolescence—where young testosterone, adrenaline, and substance-fueled males partake in the recreational rituals of coming of age, while living life on the edge.
People have been talking about Bruce Jenner’s changing appearance for months, and now PEOPLE reports that the former Olympian will soon be living life as a female.
“Bruce is transitioning to a woman,” says a source close to the family.
An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again.
Hundreds of thousands of people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by a fledgling radical leftist party, which hopes to emulate the success of Greece’s Syriza party in the Spanish general election later this year.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched an investigation after two planes nearly collided during a JetBlue flight from Orlando to Westchester County Airport in New York last week.
According to the Lower Hudson Valley-based Journal News, air traffic controllers told the pilot aboard JetBlue Airways Flight 94 that another smaller plane was about two miles away, the FAA said in a statement.
As the East Coast continues to bear the brunt of winter weather, the western state of Oregon is struggling with record low levels of snow.
Snowpack levels are as low as 16% of what they usually are in the state’s western regions, the Associated Press reports.
The Super Bowl might not be until Sunday, but you don’t have to wait to watch one of the most enjoyable part of the event, a.k.a. the ads. Companies including Budweiser and T-Mobile have released their spots ahead of the game—and whether they star adorable puppies or Kim Kardashian, they are pretty entertaining.
Groundhog Day is going to seem very familiar to many folks in the Midwest and Northeast, as another winter storm crosses the country over the weekend, just days after a historic blizzard.
“Is there someone in your life whom you would feel comfortable phoning at four in the morning to tell your troubles to?”
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Imagine a neighborhood where dozens of women were violently assaulted on a continuing basis. And that the local police chose not to bother investigating 40 percent of assault victims’ complaints.
The least and most reticent of football stars, Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman, share the stage in this Key & Peele Super Bowl skit.
You won’t come away knowing any more about the big game, but you might get a new perspective on the Academy Award-nominated movie Selma — and a mean hankering for biscuits and gravy.
A trio of tourists from France were arrested for taking nude photos of each other at a world-famous Cambodian temple, and will be deported.
The three men in their early twenties were found Thursday inside Banteay Kdei temple at Angkor Archaeological Park, AFP reports, which houses Angkor Wat — a 12th-century temple and UNESCO World Heritage site.
The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub and taken to an Atlanta-area hospital.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was discovered Saturday morning by her husband and a friend.
Benedict Cumberbatch has joined 40,000 others in signing an open letter to the British government demanding the pardons of thousands of gay men convicted under historic indecency laws in the UK.
Even Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ask to get an autograph every now and then.
Remember this song by 112 feat. B.I.G. and Mase, “Only You?” In Biggie’s first verse he says, “Room 112 where the players dwell. And, stash more cash than Bert Padell, inhale.” Padell was his accountant, I bet you didn’t know that.
On Sunday night, as confetti rains down on the University of Phoenix Stadium, there will be millions of elated sports fans declaring “We Won!”
For many people who do not follow sports, fans yelling “we won” appears to make no sense.
Do you eat well, exercise often, and still feel like you’re not losing that stubborn weight? Truth is, eating well and exercising often is a very relative and general statement.
My family and I moved to Glendale, Arizona — where the Super Bowl will be played this weekend — in 1968, when it was one of many small Arizona towns ringing Phoenix.
There’s been a lot of talk about Wonder Bread bags since Joni Ernst’s State of the Union response. (Consensus among my colleagues, regardless of party, is that we wore them too, but over our socks and under our boots.