Ah, college. A time spent to prepare oneself for the modern job market, learning all the tricks of the trade that will place you higher up on that steep ladder of social mobility in 2013. Nowadays, that all translates into making the newest app or website, not really running a full-scale operation o ... More >>
UPDATED (1/15/13): On the one-month anniversary of Newtown, we heard yet more news about gun control from our Mayor and President.
In Baltimore, Mr. Bloomberg attended a summit on the topic at John Hopkins University and, once again, called for more action on a national level. His speech outli ... More >>
I've followed the Giants all season, and I can't recall the name of running back David Wilson being called on an important play even one time. I've been waiting for Wilson to explode ever since his senior year at Virginia Tech, where he was sensational: 1709 yards with an average of just under 6 y ... More >>
In the first quarter of the New York Giants' 24-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys last night, David Wilson was running left with the football when he was blindsided by Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee, who knocked the ball loose. The Cowboys recovered, and David WIlson, who had a penchant for fumbling at Vir ... More >>
On Friday, America witnessed true terror on the television - in Aurora, Colorado, over 70 people were shot by a madman at a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. James Eagan Holmes, the suspect now in custody, had been planning the attack for months and, inside of his apartment yesterday, poli ... More >>
There's a breaking situation going on at Virginia Tech: An officer has been reported dead after reports of a shooting. The school's website includes this information about the suspected shooter, who remains at large, and the incident:
From VT Alerts (1:12 p.m.): Suspect remains at large. A ... More >>
City University of New York students will be protesting tuition hikes this afternoon, and all classes at Baruch's Newman Vertical Campus have been cancelled. It will be déjà vu for Conor Tomás Reed, a CUNY PhD student and a graduate teaching fellow at Baruch College. He was one of five people a ... More >>
For the sophisticated cocaine addict, when it's a choice between "money now, coke later" and "coke now, money later" (or "coke now, no coke later"? or "money now, no money later"?) the winner is usually "money now, coke later." This is according to a study led by a psychology professor at Virgini ... More >>
VargasIn Sunday's edition of the New York Times Magazine, online today, a former Washington Post reporter and senior contributing editor for The Huffington Post, Jose Antonio Vargas, tells the story of his own life as an undocumented immigrant. Sent by his mother to the United States from the ... More >>
LI rep Carolyn McCarthyThere's nothing like knowing there are crazed gunmen out there with elected officials squarely in their sites to focus political attentions. Which is why it will be interesting to see if official Washington has a stronger reaction to a planned political assassination wi ... More >>
via National Geographic/Jake Socha"Normal" snakes are scary enough. Especially when you stumble upon a huge one while you're just milling through, say, an otherwise pleasant Queens park. Or when one suddenly emerges from your toilet. But, snakes that can fly? This is utterly terrifying. Which ... More >>
During the biggest campus massacre in U.S. history, Virginia Tech officials screwed up even worse than first thought -- and one of their biggest mistakes was no accident but a willful disgrace: They notified their own students way later than they should have. That's the crux of a revised report [P ... More >>
On Thursday Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan shot up Fort Hood, killing 12. Though a soldier for 12 years, Hasan apparently demonstrated, out loud, loyalty and affection for global jihad. It's appropriate to ask what such a person was doing in the U.S. Army.
Bits and pieces are coming out about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the shooter in custody in the Fort Hood massacre. Records show he was born in Virginia, graduated from Virginia Tech and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' F. Edward Hebert School Of Medicine in Bethesda, Mary ... More >>
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DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, 6:45 p.m.
LOCATION: 731 E. 224 Street, The Bronx.
The police have arrested Jamal Blair, 18, of East 233rd Street in the Bronx, in the murder of an elderly bystander struck by a stray bullet in her own home Tuesday. Blair is charged with murder and ill ... More >>
Well, it's closer than Trenton, so we guess we should mention that Princeton went into lockdown for a while this morning because it looked like one of those nut-on-campus-with-gun things was happening. But it turned out to be one of those nut-on-campus-with-toy-gun things instead. Police and securit ... More >>
Soon-to-be Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attended a lunch in midtown on Sunday afternoon with new Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Charles Schumer and Governor David Paterson, after which the celebrated hunting advocate was left to face reporters alone without so much as a squirt gun. But s ... More >>