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International pickpocket gangs turn up in New York just to rob on its subway

The gangs tend to avoid detection longer than their local counterparts because they are new faces, and their lack of criminal histories in the city is to their advantage when they are caught.

After 19 years in prison, New York man cleared in mother's killing

Burton was 16 when he was accused of stabbing his mother to death, then staging the scene to make it appear an intruder had sexually assaulted and killed her. He insisted for decades he didn't commit the crime.


At $238 mn, this is the highest-priced home in the US

The sale dwarfs the previous record-holder in New York City, a $100.5 million duplex sold in 2014.

Lawyer: Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial scheduled for May 6

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer says the disgraced Hollywood mogul's sexual assault trial is scheduled for May 6, but court officials say that's tentative and unofficial.

How rampant is fare evasion? At Times Square, one rider a minute sneaks in

While there have always been riders who try to avoid paying, the practice has become so widespread in New York City that it is costing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority about $215 million in lost revenue this year, prompting subway officials to announce a crackdown.

Watch: New York firefighters survive dramatic backdraft

Footage of the smoke explosion stunned New Yorkers with its dramatic power and its even more shocking result: only 12 minor injuries, seven firefighters and five civilians.


New York: Man charged with hate crime for assaulting Indian-origin woman in subway

Allasheed Allah, 54, was arraigned on Thursday and charged with assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment against Avneet Kaur, 20, for the attack in New York City's Queens borough last month.

Kansas city finally finds a reason to fall in love

Heading into Sunday night’s game at New England, the Kansas City Chiefs are 5-0, as they were last year, as they have been before, and yet the general sense here is that this season just feels ... different.

Joint funeral held for sisters killed in major limo crash in New York

The combined service is being held a week after the stretch limo loaded with 18 people ran a stop sign and crashed at the bottom of a long hill in nearby Schoharie. Everyone in the limousine died, as well as two pedestrians.

The world’s oldest barber is 107 and still cutting hair full time

Actually, O’Rourke was off by three years. Mancinelli is 107 and still working full time, cutting hair five days a week from noon to 8 p.m. He has been working in barbershops since he was 11. Warren Harding was in the White House.

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Thousands dressed up in red-and-white for SantaCon 2015

SantaCon is an annual mass gathering and pub crawl in which people dressed in Santa Claus costumes or as other Christmas characters parade in several cities around the world. This year the SantaCon in New York took place on December 12. Here are some photos.

Narendra Modi arrives in New York for a five-day visit

Describing America as India's "natural global partner", Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in New York on Friday.


Priyanka Chopra launches new album 'I can't make you love me' in New York

Actress-singer Priyanka Chopra launched her new album 'I Can't Make You Love Me' in New York on Monday.

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Cisco chairman, US India Business Council CEO meet PM Modi

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Cisco executive chairman John Chambers and President and Chief Executive Officer of US India Business Council Ajay Banga on Monday, bringing immense experience and passion in U.S.-India relations and business. Banga is a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Economic Club of New York. He is a graduate of Delhi University and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.


26/11 will be Pak.’s revenge against India: Lakhvi told Headley

Mumbai, Feb 12 (ANI): The 26/11 Mumbai terror attack convict David Coleman Headley’s 5th day of deposition began on Friday. Deposing before a special Mumbai court through video conferencing, he revealed that Lakhvi told him that 26/11 attack will be revenge to all bomb blasts planned by India in Pakistan. He further said that he visited Siddhivinayak Temple, made a video of the premises and purchased 15-20 sacred thread for 26/11 attackers so that they would look like Indians. He also told that he chose Cuffe Parade as the landing site for 26/11 attackers after visiting Gateway of India and Cuffe Parade. When he returned to Pakistan after his Mumbai visit from April 9th-15th, 2008, he met Sajid Mir and Major Iqbal to show them video of possible landing sites in India. He told the court that he was in Pakistan from April 15 to June 30, 2008, but during this period somewhere in May, he visited New York and Philadelphia.