Mar 22, 2013 00:15 EDT
North Korea posted a new propaganda video Friday, showing paratroopers descending on Seoul in an invasion scenario that envisages taking around 150,000 US residents in South Korea hostage.
Mar 21, 2013 23:11 EDT
North Korea posted a new propaganda video on Friday, showing paratroopers descending on Seoul in an invasion scenario that it said would see thousands of US citizens living in South Korea taken hostage.
Mar 21, 2013 22:23 EDT
America's late-night TV hosts appear set for a new shake-up, with veteran "Tonight Show" presenter Jay Leno said to be hanging up his microphone after falling out with his NBC bosses.
Mar 21, 2013 18:55 EDT
A sobering image of John Lennon's bloodstained glasses ricocheted around the Internet on Thursday after his widow Yoko Ono posted them on Twitter in an appeal for tougher US guns laws.
Mar 21, 2013 18:45 EDT
The White House will keep pushing for tough gun ownership laws despite little support in Congress, Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday, as fellow Democrats vowed to introduce a bill to halt violence.
Mar 21, 2013 17:20 EDT
For the first time in four decades New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art will open seven days a week starting this July, the director announced Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 16:31 EDT
US prosecutors unveiled insider trading charges Thursday against the brother of disgraced hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam in the latest chapter of a giant Wall Street fraud investigation.
Mar 21, 2013 13:18 EDT
US soft drinks giant Coca-Cola will cut 750 jobs in the United States as part of a restructuring of its North America operations, a company spokesman said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 13:17 EDT
European stock markets slid Thursday as disappointing eurozone data and the Cyprus bailout impasse overshadowed strong Chinese economic performance.
Mar 21, 2013 11:38 EDT
An exhibition of 50 paintings by hyperrealist artists whose works depict shop windows, camper vans, street views and other everyday scenes in such painstaking detail that they resemble photographs opens Friday in Madrid.
Mar 21, 2013 10:34 EDT
European stock markets slid Thursday as traders looked past strong Chinese economic data to focus on bleak eurozone news, notably fallout from the Cyprus bailout impasse.
Mar 21, 2013 08:46 EDT
Global crude oil prices turned lower on Thursday as traders banked profits despite strong Chinese manufacturing data.
Mar 21, 2013 07:23 EDT
Asian markets were mixed Thursday as Chinese data showing manufacturing activity in the world's number two economy picked up in March, while Tokyo was lifted by renewed weakness in the yen.
Mar 20, 2013 20:56 EDT
A deal to normalise ties between Serbia and Kosovo is close and could be sealed next month, the European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said, following high-level talks in Brussels.
Mar 20, 2013 16:52 EDT
Colorado's governor signed landmark gun laws Wednesday following the Aurora theater massacre, hours after the US state's prison chief was shot and killed on his own doorstep.
Mar 20, 2013 14:21 EDT
An alleged veteran of al-Qaeda's fight against US soldiers in Afghanistan who went on to plot a bomb attack on US diplomatic facilities in Nigeria was charged Wednesday in New York.
Mar 20, 2013 13:44 EDT
Pentagon budget cuts will undermine the US military's efforts to seize illegal narcotics shipments out of Latin America and will open the way to more cocaine flowing to the United States, a top US general warned Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2013 13:27 EDT
Most European stock markets rebounded on Wednesday following two days of losses caused by Cyprus' bailout drama.
Mar 20, 2013 13:08 EDT
French police on Wednesday raided the Paris home of IMF chief Christine Lagarde in connection with a probe into her handling of a high-profile scandal when she was a government minister.
Mar 20, 2013 12:58 EDT
Global package delivery giant FedEx Wednesday reported lower quarterly earnings and slashed its profit guidance for fiscal 2013, citing weakness in the international freight market.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|State of New York|
|Largest city||New York City|
|Largest metro area||New York metropolitan area|
|Area||Ranked 27th in the US|
|- Total||54,555 sq mi|
|- Width||285 miles (455 km)|
|- Length||330 miles (530 km)|
|- % water||13.3|
|- Latitude||40° 30′ N to 45° 1′ N|
|- Longitude||71° 51′ W to 79° 46′ W|
|Population||Ranked 3rd in the US|
|- Total||19,490,297 (2008 est.)|
|- Density||408.7/sq mi (157.81/km2)|
Ranked 7th in the US
|- Highest point||Mount Marcy|
5,344 ft (1,629 m)
|- Mean||1,000 ft (305 m)|
|- Lowest point||0 ft (0 m)|
|Admission to Union||July 26, 1788 (11th)|
|Governor||David Paterson (D)|
|Lieutenant Governor||Richard Ravitch (D) |
|U.S. Senators||Charles Schumer (D)|
Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
|U.S. House delegation||27 Democrats,|
2 Republicans (list)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|