In New York, All 51,000 State Prisoners Will Get Their Own Tablet ComputersInmates in New York state prisons will soon be able to read e-books, listen to music and email family members while in prison.
US Army Hero Dog During WWII Receives Posthumous MedalA U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery on Monday.
16 Hurt, 4 Seriously, In Bronx FireThe Fire Department of New York says 16 people are hurt, four of them seriously, in a fire raging through a Bronx building.
Leader Of NYC Ballet Retiring Amid Misconduct InvestigationThe longtime leader of the New York City Ballet is retiring in the midst of an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct by him.
Extreme Cold To Test New Year's Revelers; Some Events IcedDress in layers, lay off the booze and bring some hand warmers. Those are some of the tips offered for the huge crowd of revelers expected in Times Square for what could be one of the coldest New Year's Eve ball drops on record.
New York City Fire Kills 12, Investigators Say Child Was Playing With StoveNew York City's deadliest residential fire in decades spread through every floor of a Bronx apartment building within a matter of minutes.
Tightest Security Ever For New Year's After Deadly AttacksPolice are promising a bigger security detail than ever before in Times Square for this year's New Year's Eve celebration.
New York Jail Population Below 9,000 For 1st Time Since 1982New York City says its jail population is below 9,000 for the first time since 1982 and is hailing the drop as a step toward closing the notorious Rikers Island jail complex.

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