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Reported sexual assaults in the military surged an unprecedented 46% during the last year, the Pentagon said Thursday, adding urgency to a push by lawmakers to change how the armed services deal with the problem. It’s not clear if the spike represents an increase in actual assaults, an increase in the number of people reporting them, or a combination of both.
A gospel choir complete with a three-piece band was practicing at the front of the Refugio de Esperanza (Refuge of Hope) church Thursday morning, in advance of the church's official opening by former Yankee closer Mariano Rivera.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's fight to move prosecution of sexual assault in the military out of the chain of command failed in the Senate Thursday, despite receiving support from a majority of senators.
A Florida mom got into a fistfight with one of her daughter’s classmates in the Hialeah Middle School parking lot — and the entire fight was over alleged bullying.
All Obama’s asking for is a little respect. Except the President flubbed the spelling of Aretha Franklin’s iconic song at the White House celebration of soul Thursday night.
A man was struck and killed by a No. 1 train in lower Manhattan early Friday, police said. The man, believed to be in his 40s or 50s, had been lying on the tracks when he was struck by a northbound No. 1 train at the Franklin St. station in Tribeca at about 5:40 a.m., cops said.
The mystery gunman who fatally shot a music teacher and wounded her caretaker at a northern Virginia home last month may be the same killer wanted for two other high-profile murders, police said.
Shakira is always on the move. The 37-year-old "Voice" coach told the April issue of Women's Health Magazine that she dances all the time, whether she's on-stage or not.
Organizers of an off-the-wall DNA test claimed Thursday it proved Michael Jackson is the biological father of aspiring singer Brandon Howard — but a lawyer for the late King of Pop’s estate is crying foul.
The charitable wisdom that has marked his papacy gave rise on Wednesday to Pope Francis’ recognition that civil unions can play important roles in gay couples’ lives.
The conviction of Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. on 21 federal corruption counts marks the end of an Albany farce.
Charter school industry money is being flung into Albany, and it’s stinking up the place.
A mice-ridden Upper East Side gourmet supermarket passed its latest state inspection a day after the Daily News published video footage showing rodents running wild in the shop.
Staten Island: As an avid genealogist, a former 35-year resident of Brooklyn and police officer there for 20 years, let me assure Spike Lee that his statement “you can’t discover this. We’ve been here” borders on the absurd (“Sentimental segregationists,” Op-Ed, March 5).
President Obama slapped the Russians with sanctions Thursday for tearing Ukraine apart, and prepared to dispatch U.S. fighter planes to Poland and Lithuania.
Internal affairs officers arrested a Bronx cop Thursday for pummeling a shoplifter he arrested at a Target store near Yankee Stadium, law enforcement sources said.
A controversial extortion and bribery case involving sex abuse in Brooklyn’s Hasidic community will be dropped by prosecutors Friday, the Daily News has learned. But that may not be the last word in a convoluted case that turned into political football during last year’s contentious district attorney race.
A thief who has been swiping copies of the Daily News from Middle Village homes for more than a year was caught in the act after a retired fireman captured video of the literate lifter and posted pictures of him Wednesday.
Taylor Hall scored the overtime winner and the Edmonton Oilers rebounded from a listless start to earn a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. The Oilers got the win after trailing 2-0 after the second period.
Queens City Councilmen Mark Weprin, Donovan Richards and Eric Ulrich are among those giving constituents a chance to help determine how their taxpayer dollars are spent.