New York City postpones vote on Uber cap, plans study on traffic impact

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio postponed a vote on a controversial proposal to cap Uber`s growth in the city, announcing new plans on Wednesday to study the impact of the car service app on traffic.

Uber locks horns with New York city hall over fleet expansion

The ride-booking app Uber is fighting New York`s city hall, which wants to keep in check a fleet of vehicles that already far outnumbers the Big Apple`s trademark yellow cabs.

'Dad-in-chief' Obama takes daughters for night out in the Big Apple
'Dad-in-chief' Obama takes daughters for night out in the Big Apple

President Barack Obama carved out some time this weekend for two people he has described as "magnificent" but who, he says, find him boring: his teenage daughters, Malia and Sasha.

NYC reaches USD 5.9 million settlement in chokehold death case

The family of a black man who died after being placed in a white police officer's chokehold reached a USD 5.9 million settlement with New York City, days before the anniversary of his death.

World's oldest person celebrates 116th birthday in New York City

The world`s oldest living person, the daughter of sharecroppers and granddaughter of slaves, celebrated her 116th birthday on Monday in New York.

Ailing 9/11 firefighter wins USD 5 mn lottery in US

A retired firefighter, who severely damaged his lungs while responding to the 9/11 terror attack at the World Trade Centre, has won a whopping USD 5 million in a lottery here in the US.

Police hunt for remaining New York prison escapee
Police hunt for remaining New York prison escapee

Hundreds of police closed in Saturday on a convicted murderer who busted out of a maximum-security New York prison, a day after authorities shot dead his fellow escapee in a three-week manhunt.

Miley Cyrus spotted hanging out with 'girlfriend' Stella Maxwell in NYC
Miley Cyrus spotted hanging out with 'girlfriend' Stella Maxwell in NYC

After spicing up dating rumours with the Victoria's Secret model, Miley Cyrus was recently spotted with Stella Maxwell sipping drinks in the New York City.

New York man attacks FBI agent in Islamic State-tied probe: US

A New York City man was arrested on Wednesday after authorities said he tried to stab an FBI agent executing a search warrant in connection with an alleged plot to carry out an attack in support of the militant group Islamic State.

World's most expensive gold-plated cheese sandwich in New York, costs USD 214
World's most expensive gold-plated cheese sandwich in New York, costs USD 214

The world's most expensive sandwich - a cheese toastie dipped in gold and costing a whopping USD 214 - has been made at a ritzy restaurant here.

`Headless body in topless bar` headline writer dies

It was a grisly crime in a sleazy place -- the stuff New York tabloid headline writers feast on, too good an opportunity to miss: "Headless body in topless bar."

Roy Hodgson hails USA-bound Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard
Roy Hodgson hails USA-bound Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard

England manager Roy Hodgson has lauded departing Premier League stars Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard and predicted that both players will enjoy successful coaching careers once they stop playing.

Family sues New York over death of black man

The family of an unarmed black father, shot dead by a rookie police officer last year, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of New York on Thursday.

Thousands attend funeral for slain New York City policeman

Thousands of policemen from around the United States gathered on Friday at the funeral of a 25-year-old New York City officer who was shot in the head while on patrol, making him the fifth member of the NYPD to die in the line of duty since December.

Troops on Baltimore streets after night of chaos
Troops on Baltimore streets after night of chaos

Baltimore residents on Tuesday began to clear the wreckage of rioting and fires that erupted after the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody, while the city`s mayor defended local law enforcement`s light initial response.

Madonna criticized for not following audience etiquette at NYC theatre
Madonna criticized for not following audience etiquette at NYC theatre

Madonna has been criticized for not following theatre audience etiquette as she used her phone for texting during a performance at New York City 's Public Theatre.

9/11 rescue workers face chronic illnesses

The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City in 2001 have left a legacy of chronic ill health among emergency medical services workers, who came to the rescue of the victims, says a new research.

Atlanta Hawks` Thabo Sefolosha says police caused season-ending injury
Atlanta Hawks` Thabo Sefolosha says police caused season-ending injury

Atlanta Hawks reserve forward Thabo Sefolosha on Tuesday said New York City police caused his season-ending broken leg when he was arrested in Manhattan last week.

New York City Mayor says not yet endorsing Hillary for US presidency

 

New York: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is not yet endorsing former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in her bid for the US presidency, saying he first wants to see a "clear, bold vision" of where she is going in her campaign.

 

Indiana Pacers` Chris Copeland stable after surgery for stab wounds
Indiana Pacers` Chris Copeland stable after surgery for stab wounds

 Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland was in stable condition on Thursday after surgery for stab wounds to his abdomen and elbow, the NBA team said.