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Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett denied Monday that he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself in downtown Chicago, testifying at his trial that “there was no hoax.”

A Norwegian Cruise Line ship with at least 10 passengers and crew members infected with COVID-19 docked Sunday in New Orleans.

Could we be in for some serious snow on Wednesday? Or not so much? Here's how the latest models are tracking, according to @StormTeam4NY .

#BREAKING : NYC expands vaccine mandate to all private-sector workers, ups required proof to 2 doses and kids ages 5 to 11 must show it, too, when indoor dining or at entertainment venues

A former D.C. National Guard official is accusing two Army generals of lying under oath in congressional testimony about the military’s response to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

The video and audio clips released by the attorney general’s office include footage from cameras mounted in police cars as well as body-worn cameras, which reveal a vehicle check that turned deadly over about 4 minutes

The former exec allegedly took about $3.9 million from a customer in 2016 and deposited it into an account he controlled, using the money to pay for credit card payments, property taxes and his child’s private school tuition

A Long Island man was arrested after allegedly threatening to launch an attack at the New York City Pride march so devastating that it would make the 2016 attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando “look like a cakewalk,” according to federal prosecutors

Temperatures plummet as snow looms -- but it doesn't look like it's going to be a big-time event for the city. Here's the latest on tomorrow's storm -- and the 60-degree weather (yep!) you can look forward to this weekend via @StormTeam4NY .


Due to coronavirus precaution, Bob Shellard isn't allowed to visit his wife in her Connecticut nursing home. So he stood outside her window and held up a sign that said "I've loved you 67 years and still do. Happy Anniversary."

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#BREAKING : Jeffrey Epstein confidante, British socialite and heiress Ghislaine Maxwell, has been arrested by the FBI, sources tel @jonathan4ny 

NEW: A New York City pilot program to respond to 911 calls for mental health crises with social workers instead of cops appears to be reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, while increasing the percentage of people who accept help when offered.

#BREAKING: US Department of Justice designates #NYC  as an anarchist jurisdiction

BREAKING: NYC restaurants can only serve takeout and delivery options starting Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio orders. Bars that do not serve food must close.

Earlier today in Queens, NYPD officers joined demonstrators in kneeling during their protest.

#BREAKING : Cuomo imposes 10 p.m. indoor curfew on bars, restaurants and gyms starting Friday; private home gatherings are limited to 10 people. Parts of Staten Island now become a yellow zone

"I hope you're watching [Rep. Matt Gaetz] -- you are not welcome in New Jersey, and frankly I don't ever want you back in this state," Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday.

Everyone older than age 2 should wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, when schools reopen in the fall, according to updated guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics released Monday.

"Never in a million years did we imagine or think to account for parents deliberately sending their sick or symptomatic child to school," one health official said.