| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:08 PM
NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg stepped up his call for universal background checks for gun buyers Wednesday in the wake of the deadly Navy Yard rampage in Washington, D.C., releasing a study that he said showed thousands of felons had used federal...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Leave it to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to use the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards to plug his city as a film destination.
“The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have recognized some of the most talented people in the production...
| Oct 1, 2013
Michelle Obama wants you to drink more water, at least one more glass a day. Frankly, I think it's great. Sure, the science behind some of her claims is somewhere between iffy and debatable. If you're not dehydrated, drinking more water won't give you...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:55 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to leave Los Angeles for a quick weekend trip to New York City, where he will meet with mayors from around the country.
The occasion is a conference on urban innovations: “City Lab: Urban Solutions for Global Challenges.&...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This year’s crop of state political candidates has learned something from the federal government shutdown: The ability to sing "Kumbaya," or at least know the lyrics.
High-profile races from Virginia to New Jersey are awash in testimonials to...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:53 PM
NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has targeted sugar, salt and fat in his drive to make the city healthier, turned his attention to tobacco Tuesday as he signed legislation raising the age at which people can legally buy cigarettes from 18 to 21....
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Batkid -- the pint-sized cancer survivor who captured the nation’s heart this month while “saving” San Francisco -- was called upon again Monday, this time to battle the Joker in New York City.
On Nov. 15, 5-year-old Miles Scott...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:58 AM
NEW YORK -- At the start of Monday night's IFP Gotham Independent Awards, host Nick Kroll made an inside "Inside Llewyn Davis" joke. "A common theme in this year's movies," the comedian said, "are the horrors we inflict upon one another -- slavery, war,...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:59 PM
You know a bill is in trouble in Congress when its opponents come up with increasingly infantile reasons for killing it. That's the coming fate of immigration reform in Washington. To hear House Republicans talk, it's worth killing because (a) passing...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:56 PM
In all the commotion about a Miami-area police force's allegedly mindless harassment of workers and patrons of a convenience store, one aspect that may have been overlooked is how the cops' behavior was fostered by a "zero tolerance" program.
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:47 PM
The future of the soda industry may end up looking a lot like a science-fiction movie. It will involve the loss of real ingredients and the creation of virtual substances meant to manipulate and trick the mind.
PepsiCo is working with Senomyx, a...