| Dec 1, 2013
| 11:33 AM
NEW YORK -- The speed limit on the tracks where a New York City passenger train derailed Sunday is 30 mph, officials said as they began investigating whether speed was a factor in the early morning crash that killed four people on the busiest travel day...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:52 PM
NEW YORK – With violent crime at historic lows but rents and homelessness at record highs, New Yorkers elected Democrat Bill de Blasio as their next mayor Tuesday after embracing his vow to bridge the gap between rich and poor and to end police...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:29 PM
As New York prepares to choose a new mayor Tuesday, the latest issue in a race short on drama and long on lopsided polls is none other than the candidates' sleep patterns, with Republican Joe Lhota taking swipes at Democrat Bill de Blasio for...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Ellis Island, which greeted millions of immigrants to the United States, reopened its museum doors on Monday, a year after the aptly named Superstorm Sandy tore through much of the eastern half of the United States, killing scores of people and destroying...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Getting Johnie's Coffee Shop named a historic landmark in Los Angeles was supposed to be easy as pie.
In April, the Los Angeles Conservancy nominated the Googie-style diner at the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue for the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:35 PM
The chaos surrounding the Grand Avenue redevelopment may turn out to be a good thing — at least for Frank Gehry and quite possibly for the project as a whole.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Grand Avenue Authority surprised...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:39 PM
It was troubling to learn recently that three large-scale construction projects in Hollywood may sit closer to the active Hollywood earthquake fault than developers estimated when they submitted environmental reports to city officials. In all three cases,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:24 PM
When Los Angeles officials approved plans for a 39-story luxury residential tower in Century City, they declared the site suitable for development without a review of underground earthquake faults.
Not long after, the Metropolitan Transportation...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:25 PM
NEW YORK — The race to become New York City's next mayor narrowed Monday as the runner-up in last week's Democratic primary ended his campaign and endorsed Bill de Blasio, the liberal public advocate who has cast himself as the anti-Michael...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
What with taking off our shoes and belts at airports, discovering the feds are hoovering up all our phone records, and watching drone strikes and SEAL raids around the globe, it's sometimes easy to forget that America has escaped the horror of another...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:03 PM
NEW YORK — Corpses are sprawled on crime-ridden streets. Rioters hurl bottles through the night sky. An elderly woman stands alone, grim-faced and tense, on a subway car slathered in graffiti.
The scenes in Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota's...