Lena Horne, who was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio and who went on to achieve international fame as a singer, died on Sunday night at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. She was 92 and lived in Manhattan. Her death was […]

JARRATT, Va. – Kendall Gibson would seem to be one of Virginia’s most dangerous prisoners. For more than 10 years he has lived in segregation at the Greensville Correctional Center, spending at least 23 hours every day in a cell the size of a gas station bathroom. In a temporary home for the worst of […]

TMZ reports that the underage girl involved in the Lawrence Taylor rape case says she was ordered by her pimp to say that she was 19 and not 16. NEW YORK – The man who authorities say set up football star Lawrence Taylor with a 16-year-old runaway has been charged with sex trafficking of a […]

    Authorities have roped off a portion of Times Square on Friday afternoon after a suspicious package was found. The package was found at 46th Street and Broadway, just a few blocks from where the smoking SUV and failed car bomb was found Saturday night. The package is said to be a small cooler left on […]

Former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor was arrested early this morning and will be charged with third-degree rape involving a 15-year-old girl at a hotel in Montebello, N.Y., according to police. The Journal News reported that the victim was a runaway from the Bronx who was brought to the Holiday Inn by a pimp, according to Ramapo police supervisor […]

From the Washington Post: The growing oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico is not only an environmental danger, but also a widening political headache for President Obama, who just last month agreed to open vast stretches of the U.S. coastline to oil drilling. White House attention to the oil leak, from a deepwater exploration […]

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A Haitian judge said Monday he has dismissed kidnapping and criminal association charges against 10 American missionaries detained for trying to take a busload of children out of the country after the Jan. 12 earthquake. Judge Bernard Saint-Vil said Laura Silsby, the last of the 10 missionaries jailed in Haiti, still faced […]

Legal motions are expected in Maryland regarding Delonte West. Maryland authorities said West was carrying loaded handguns and a shotgun while riding a motorcycle in September. The charges are misdemeanors, but each gun count carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison.