The head of training at the New York Police Department who served two presidents and has a history of working on civil rights was named the NYPD's second in command Wednesday after the chief named to the job abruptly quit.
Benjamin Tucker, a retired NYPD officer and lawyer, is revamping the department's use of force training and is uniquely qualified for the job of first deputy commissioner, Commissioner William Bratton said. The job entails handling both community and police relations, he said.
New York voters have agreed to let the state borrow $2 billion so school districts can buy computers, connect to the Internet, improve security and build classrooms for prekindergarten students.
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy says the final numbers aren't in yet, but he believes he'll get enough votes to win a second term.
The fall art auctions are about to sizzle.
Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is opening for business. It's an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation.