The United States will strive to take in 110,000 refugees from around the world in the coming year, a senior Obama administration official said Wednesday, in what would be a nearly 30 percent increase from the 85,000 allowed in over the previous year.
On September 11th, 2001, terrorists hijacked U.S. passenger planes hitting and taking down the World Trade Center, slamming into the Pentagon, and one crashing into a field in Pennsylvania. Eastern Air Defense Sector has some 28 employees who were in the unit on that day, still stationed in Rome today. They still have those eyes trained on the sky, but now there's a newer threat.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the electric car company is making major improvements to the Autopilot system used by its vehicles, which will dramatically reduce the number and severity of crashes they're involved in.
A Utica native who had been accused of killing her twin sister after their vehicle plunged off a Hawaii cliff has been released from a New York jail where she was being held on drunken driving charges.
A coalition of New York-based advocates is launching a national campaign to press large retailers, restaurant chains and other companies to end on-call and last-minute scheduling, which allows companies to assign shifts to workers with only a few hours' notice.
Former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson has settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, the case that led to the downfall of Fox's chief executive with stunning swiftness this summer.
Health officials are warnings doctors and patients about the potentially fatal consequences of mixing prescription painkillers and popular sedatives like Valium and Xanax, which can lead to breathing problems, coma and death.
New York's highest court has expanded the definition of parenthood by ruling that former same-sex couples have the right to seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren't the biological or adoptive parent.
A national organization promoting Sept. 11 as a day of public service and remembrance is asking presidential candidates to stop campaigning and running political ads on the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks.
From Boston to San Francisco and New York to Tokyo, traditional bike lanes running alongside vehicle traffic are being replaced in favor of "protected" lanes or "cycletracks," where physical barriers like concrete curbs, planters or fences separate cyclists from vehicle traffic.
Donald Trump continues to elaborate on his immigration plan, shifting from his earlier tone on the issue. Clinton's campaign is under fire after 15,000 more emails released by conservative advocacy group, Judicial Watch.
Four years after her first olympics, Cooperstown native, Sarah Groff, now Sarah True is once again in strong contention for a medal in the women's triathlon. This time around, her mom Jeannine went back to where her triathlon love began, the Clark Sports Center.
Gawker.com, the brash New York website that broke new ground with its gossipy, no-holds-barred coverage of media, culture and politics, is shutting down after nearly 14 years, brought low by an unhappy, but deep-pocketed, subject.
We all know the feeling of losing someone close that we love. It can be our darkest time but as Andrea Olson found out, one funeral home in Spokane, Washington has made it their mission to make people smile.
Usain Bolt is known of his happy-go-lucky personality and apparently couldn't contain himself from giving his rivals a mid-race grin as he sprinted toward the finish line ahead of the pack during the 100-meter dash semifinals Sunday night.
NBCUniversal has agreed to make customized episodes of "The Tonight Show," ''Saturday Night Live" and several other shows for Snapchat under a multiyear deal between the broadcast network and social media app.
The threat of violence by people inspired by foreign extremists invokes fear in a majority of young Americans across racial groups. But for young people of color, particularly African-Americans, that fear is matched or surpassed by worries about violence from white extremists.
Congressman Richard Hanna, (R)- 22, announced the Department of Health and Human Services awarded a more than $1.2 million grant to Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. for local Head Start programs.
A federal judge ruled Friday that the insurance carrier for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart does not have to defend or indemnify him in a lawsuit brought by the family of a driver who died after being struck by Stewart's car during a race.