A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation’s busiest subway system and set the device off at rush hour Monday in a scenario that New York has dreaded for years, authorities said.
Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan.
President Donald Trump’s tweets calling for the death penalty for the man charged in the New York truck rampage could give defense attorneys grounds to argue that Trump has poisoned the minds of potential jurors.
Organizers say they are not planning to continue the annual picnic that brought Mississippi catfish and blues to New York.
An annual New York City picnic celebrating Mississippi food and culture is canceled because of Mississippi’s adoption of a contested religious-objections bill.
With the nation still jittery over shooting massacres in California and Paris, New York City officials sought to assure revelers Tuesday that the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square will be the safest place in the world — heavily secured by thousands of New York Police Department officers, including a new specialized counterterrorism unit.
A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, the city’s police commissioner called Sunday for a “lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue” to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect.
Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos.
Police departments around the country are on alert after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car Saturday.
Columbus High School alumna Lashonda McLeod is a diplomat, currently representing the United States in Guatemala City, Guatemala.