Photo of the blue light that flashed over Queens, New York

NYC Utility Probes Electric Flash that Lit Sky in Eerie Blue

NEW YORK — Electric utility Con Edison was working Friday to figure out what caused a high-voltage equipment failure that unleashed an otherworldly flash of bright blue light in the night sky over New York City. The event Thursday caused power outages, brie...
Police sketch of sisters Rotana, left and Tala Farea

Authorities Probing Immigrant Saudi Sisters’ Mystery Deaths

NEW YORK — Police are investigating the mysterious deaths of two sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies, bound together with tape, washed up on New York City's waterfront last week. The sisters, Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were discovered Oct. 24 ...
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Cardi B Hands out Free Winter Coats in New York

NEW YORK — Hundreds of people have lined up in New York City as rapper Cardi B handed out free winter coats. The Bronx-born rapper met with residents and fans on Thursday evening at the Marlboro Houses in Br...