Latest New York City News

Don’t like Phil’s forecast? Check out these rodents instead

Feb. 02, 2023 16:13 PM EST

Rodents predicting weather trends. Why? Just as fair a Groundhog Day question, though, is this: Why not? And more importantly, why should Punxsutawney Phil always get to, well, hog the press? The spring-heralding (or spring-delaying) small animal has taken firm root...

Wall Street's rally rolls on, led by torrid tech stocks

Feb. 02, 2023 16:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street closed higher, led by excitement around tech stocks and a surge for Facebook’s parent company, Meta Platforms. The S&P 500 rose 1.5% Thursday, a day after hitting its highest level since the summer. The Nasdaq composite jumped 3.3%, led by a 23.3% surge in Meta....

Vandersloot latest star to join New York Liberty

Feb. 02, 2023 15:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot became the latest star to join the New York Liberty. Vandersloot, who had played her entire 12-year career with the Chicago Sky, announced Thursday on social media that she would play with the Liberty this season, a day after Breanna Stewart...

Who is Hindenburg, the firm targeting India's Adani?

Feb. 02, 2023 14:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hindenburg Research, the financial research firm with an explosive name and a track record of sending the stock prices of its targets tumbling, is taking on one of the world’s richest men. Hindenburg is back in the headlines after last week accusing Indian...

Report: FBI investigating Santos fundraiser for sick dog

Feb. 02, 2023 13:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating a military veteran's claim that U.S. Rep. George Santos raised $3,000 for life-saving surgery for his pet dog several years ago, then never turned over the money for the animal's care, according to a published report. U.S. Navy...

Phil’s Groundhog Day prediction: 6 more weeks of winter

Feb. 02, 2023 13:43 PM EST

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — A furry critter in a western Pennsylvania town has predicted six more weeks of winter during an annual Groundhog Day celebration. People gathered Thursday at Gobbler’s Knob as members of Punxsutawney Phil’s “inner circle” summoned the groundhog from...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Feb. 02, 2023 12:21 PM EST

Albany Times Union. February 1, 2023. Editorial: Unbridled restraint Protecting children from the overuse of last-resort behavioral interventions starts with collecting better data. For educators and other school staffers, the decision to put a child...

Eye drops linked to US drug-resistant bacteria outbreak

Feb. 02, 2023 11:39 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are advising people to stop using over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday night sent a health alert to physicians, saying the...

Today in History: FEB 2, 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle killed

Feb. 02, 2023 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2023. There are 332 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 2, 1990, in a dramatic concession to South Africa’s Black majority, President F.W. de Klerk lifted a ban on...

Seton Hall takes down St. John's (NY) 84-72

Feb. 01, 2023 23:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Al-Amir Dawes had 21 points in Seton Hall's 84-72 victory over St. John's (NY) on Wednesday night. Dawes was 5 of 14 shooting, including 4 for 9 from distance, and went 7 for 8 from the line for the Pirates (14-9, 7-5 Big East Conference). Kadary Richmond added 15...