ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's work to avert a strike on the nation's largest commuter rail system won praise from commuters and political observers alike — while playing nicely into his aggressively cultivated image as a pragmatist skilled at managing chaos.
Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners - dressed in overalls and covered in soot - searched Friday through wreckage and bodies scattered over a vast stretch of Ukrainian farmland after a Malaysian jetliner flying high above Ukraine's battlefield was shot from the sky, killing 298 people.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it is proposing restrictions that would essentially block development of a massive gold-and-copper prospect near the headwaters of a world premier salmon fishery in Alaska.
By Natasja Sheriff New York (Reuters) - Lower Manhattan’s economy is set to take-off. New shopping centers, hotels and food courts are opening in the area that looked more like a war zone after the attacks on September 11, 2001. The massive developments are bringing back jobs lost as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center, which killed 2,753 people. The workers say that isn't surprising given they aren't offering the kind of compensation needed to build a life in New York City. "This is the challenge for us all, isn't it?" said Andrew Breslau, a spokesman for the Downtown Alliance, a research and advocacy organization that promotes development of Lower Manhattan.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Christopher Goodell served in the kind of community where violent crime is something seen on the evening news. Melvin Santiago volunteered to be assigned to the toughest neighborhood in New Jersey's second-largest city.
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Misty Holt-Singh planned to be gone for just a few minutes when she stepped into her local bank. Instead, she became the victim of three robbers who had gone there, too, planning to take both money and hostages.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Hearing the first victim to take the witness stand against Jerry Sandusky helped push the former Penn State coach's adopted son Matthew to come forward with his own allegations of abuse, he said in a television interview.