The largest heat wave of the summer has spiked dangerously high temperatures across large swaths of the country for days. Relief from the heat wave is within sight, but cooler weather can't come soon enough.
In New York City's Greenwich Village, a neighborhood long known for its acceptance of same-sex couples, a gay man was shot at point-blank range on Saturday. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly called the act a hate crime.
Questions remain following the collision Wednesday morning of a ferry into a dock in Manhattan. The ferry had recently undergone an overhaul, but officials said it was too soon to tell if the engine and propulsion work played a role in the crash.
The 20-year-old daughter of Ki-Suck Han, the man pushed onto the subway tracks Monday at the Times Square station, said it would have been great if someone had helped her dad before he was struck and killed by the train.
To cut waits and hoarding, New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New Jersey's Governor have announced rationing plans. Only one quarter of New York City's gas stations are open, according to Bloomberg. He calls the rationing plan 'practical and enforceable.'
The September 11 memorial and museum will require a $60 million-a-year operating budget. Some argue the federal government can't afford such a hefty price tag, while others say the meaning behind the memorial is worth any cost.