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'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon kicks off New York governor campaign in Brooklyn

Mar 21, 2018 - 12:46 PM

The actress takes to the subway to meet minority voters in the poorest neighborhood of Brooklyn

Cynthia Nixon meets with people at the Bethesda Healing Center on March 20, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York at her first event since announcing that she’s running for governor of New York. Cynthia Nixon, the US actress who shot to fame as workaholic lawyer Miranda on "Sex and the City," jumped into the race for New York governor March 19, 2018, unveiling a progressive platform championing economic equality and eschewing big business.The 51-year-old declared her candidacy with a two-minute campaign video posted on Twitter that showed her at home with her wife and children, riding the subway, taking one of her children to school and speaking at liberal political causes.  / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Facebook chief security officer to leave over conflicts on handling misinformation – report

Mar 20, 2018 - 5:39 PM

Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief security officer, is said to be departing from the company by August this year

ALEX STAMOS. Alex Stamos, former chief information security officer at Yahoo! Inc testifies before the Senate Homeland Security Committee May 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon joins New York governor race

Mar 20, 2018 - 10:43 AM

Nixon, known for her role as Miranda in the show, unveils a progressive platform championing economic equality and eschewing big business

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 3, 2017 Nominee Cynthia Nixon attends the 2017 Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Junket at the Sofitel Hotel in New York City. Cynthia Nixon, the US actress who shot to international stardom as tough-talking lawyer Miranda on "Sex and the City," announced March 19, 2018 that she is running to become the governor of New York state. The 51-year-old actress announced her candidacy with a two-minute campaign video posted on her Twitter account that showed her at home with her wife and children, riding the subway, dropping her young child off at school and speaking at political events.  / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

5 dead in New York river helicopter crash

Mar 12, 2018 - 10:33 AM

(UPDATED) 'The pilot freed himself, the other five did not,' Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro tells reporters during a brief press conference.

HELICOPTER CRASH. Emergency first responders attend a call after a helicopter crashed in the East River on March 11, 2018 in New York City. According to reports at least two people were killed. Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/AFP

At least 5 dead as storm brings wind, floods and snow to U.S. Northeast

Mar 03, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Coastal flooding alerts are issued from New Jersey to Massachusetts with winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings and high wind warnings in effect from the Northeast to the Mid-Atlantic

COLD. People brave cold weather as they walk on the street in New York on January 5, 2018. Photo by Jewel SAMAD/AFP

Spotify files $1 billion IPO, eyeing streaming growth despite losses

Mar 01, 2018 - 6:27 AM

The papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission offers the most detailed look yet at the finances of Spotify, with it having 159 million monthly users including 71 million paying subscribers – twice that of Apple Music

SPOTIFY. People gather in Spotify offices following a press conference on June 27, 2013 in New York City. File photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

You don’t have to be a bride to rock these Kate Spade bridal Keds

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The collection is pre-selling online today!

KEDS X KATE SPADE. The sneaker brand and fashion house come together for a bridal collection. Photo courtesy of Keds

NY state sues Weinstein Company for failing to protect staff

Feb 12, 2018 - 8:09 AM

The lawsuit comes 4 months after the Hollywood mogul's downfall over allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape now leveled against the producer by more than 100 women over 40 years

THE ACCUSED. This file photo taken on May 22, 2015 shows US producer Harvey Weinstein arriving for the screening of the film 'The Little Prince' at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Loic Venance/AFP

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach models for Sherri Hill in New York Fashion Week 2018

Feb 10, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Pia walks the runway in two of the designer's outfits

WATCH: Lea Salonga performs for 'Go Red for Women Dress' collection 2018

Feb 09, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Marisa Tomei, En Vogue, Kate Walsh, and Melissa Joan Hart are among the other celebrities who walked onstage for the annual event

Knicks, Lakers most valuable NBA clubs - Forbes

Feb 08, 2018 - 11:21 AM

The Knicks remain on top of the list and are profiting from a $1 billion renovation to Madison Square Garden

Kristaps Porzingis' season over as Knicks suffer Bucks rout

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:35 PM

New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis tears his ALC in his left knee

TORN. New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis suffers a season-ending ACL injury. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 2, 2018

Feb 02, 2018 - 11:03 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

DEFIANT. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales will not enforce the suspension order against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang (left). Photo by Rappler

Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton is in Manila! Here’s how you can meet him

Feb 01, 2018 - 9:39 PM

The photographer will be doing a presentation at UP Diliman, and admission to the event is free!

BRANDON STANTON. The Humans of New York photographer invites his Manila-based followers to a presentation. Screenshot from

Cavaliers edge Heat, Celtics thump Knicks

Feb 01, 2018 - 2:38 PM

"King" James prevents James Johnson from getting a shot off at the final buzzer as Cleveland wins its first game since Kevin Love was sidelined with a broken hand

SLAM. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket while playing the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on January 30, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 125-114. Photo Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Philippine gov't hits New York Times for defending Rappler

Jan 25, 2018 - 11:42 AM

'Efforts to impute political motivation' to the case of Rappler 'do a great disservice' to SEC, says Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel 'Babe' Romualdez

BLACK FRIDAY. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa addresses reporters during the Black Friday for Press Freedom rally in Quezon City on January 19, 2018. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

New York Times hits Duterte over SEC decision vs Rappler

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:01 PM

In an editorial titled 'After killing spree, is a free press Mr Duterte's next victim?,' the New York Times says the ruling against Rappler is 'only the tip' of President Rodrigo Duterte's assault on his media critics

SUIT VS JOURNALIST. The New York Times has filed a complaint against a Filipino journalist for claiming to work for the paper.  Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Davis delivers 48 points to power Pelicans over Knicks

Jan 15, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway each score 25 points for the Knicks, who lose their third straight and 10th in their last 12 games

BIG GAME DAVIS. Anthony Davis has a big game to help the Pelicans overcome a 19-point third quarter deficit. File photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Chaos at New York's JFK airport with flood, storm backlog

Jan 08, 2018 - 1:18 PM

Arrivals were significantly disrupted into Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, where a water pipe broke

POLICE LINE. Police tape off an area of the John F. Kennedy International airport's terminal 4 following a water main break, in New York on January 7, 2018. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Arctic blast freezes US, Canada amid NY airport chaos

Jan 07, 2018 - 7:45 AM

The big chill follows a winter storm, dubbed a 'bomb cyclone' by forecasters, which is blamed for at least 19 deaths in the United States, based on US media reports

BOMB CYCLONE. A man walks on the snow covered boardwalk during a snow storm on January 4, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics pull away late in win over Timberwolves

Jan 06, 2018 - 3:50 PM

'Tonight was one of those games where every last one of us from the starters to the guys coming in off the bench were ready,' says Marcus Smart

BENCH POINTS. Celtics reserves Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier combines for 32 points that helped the Celtics overcome the Timberwolves. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Humans of New York's Brandon Stanton to visit Manila

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:51 AM

'If you know a special person who is doing amazing work and whose story needs to be told, let me know about them!' Humans of New York founder Brandon Stanton says in a Facebook post on his Manila trip

Firecracker ban, Tropical Depression Agaton, New Year in New York | Evening wRap

Jan 01, 2018 - 8:06 PM

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Anthony Davis dunked on Ron Baker so hard his iPhone facial recognition failed

Jan 01, 2018 - 3:38 PM

Baker roasts himself after getting posterized by Anthony Davis

BLACK EYE. Ron Baker has a black eye as a souvenir from this poster dunk by Anthony Davis. Photo from Twitter (@BR_NBA)

Freezing New York City welcomes 2018 with tightest security

Jan 01, 2018 - 1:56 PM

With most dressed in thick coats and snow gear, New Yorkers and tourists face a night tipped to be the coldest since 1962 – with temperatures of 14 F (-10 C) that felt like 4 F with the wind chill

BALL DROP. A view of Times Square during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 on December 31, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Dick Clark productions/AFP

Knicks erase late deficit, beat Pelicans for rare road win

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Knicks win on the road for just the third time this season

CLUTCH. Kristaps Porzingis scored 7 of his 30 points in the last 90 seconds to lead the Knicks to victory. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Michael Beasley the unlikely hero as Knicks stun the Celtics

Dec 22, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Beasley turns in his third 30-point game of the season, making up for Porzingis' poor shooting night

BALLING OUT. It isn't often that you'll see The Garden erupt in "MVP" chants for Michael Beasley, but his 32-point explosion to defeat the Celtics gave Knicks fans something to cheer about. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Turkey seeks to jail Knicks player Enes Kanter for insulting Erdogan

Dec 21, 2017 - 2:24 AM

The 25-year-old basketball player faces up to 4 years and 8 months in jail for tweets posted last year

UNDER THREAT. Enes Kanter has claimed he routinely receives death threats for his criticism of Erdogan and is seeking US citizenship. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Beasley bags 30 as Knicks spoil Anthony's Garden party

Dec 17, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The Garden welcomes Anthony with a highlight video during the introductions, but the Knicks win their fourth straight

Porzingis eases injury fears as MRI comes back negative

Dec 16, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Porzingis remains questionable for the Knicks' next game against the Thunder

NEGATIVE. Kristaps Porzingis was diagnosed with a twisted knee but an MRI scan shows no structural damage. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Kristaps Porzingis leaves Knicks game with knee pain

Dec 15, 2017 - 12:44 PM

The Knicks star is optimistic that the injury isn't serious

UNICORN HURT. Kristaps Porzingis left the game early with knee pain in the third quarter. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi Leonard's return spoiled as Spurs stumble against Mavs

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:58 PM

In New York, Porzingis scores 37 as the Knicks beat the Lakers in overtime

COOLED DOWN. Kawhi Leonard made his long-awaited return from injury but could not stop San Antonio from an upset defeat in Dallas. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Sanofi on Dengvaxia, CA on Ongpin case, New York subway attack | Midday wRap

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:42 PM

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Malacañang condemns New York subway bomb attack

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Th Philippine government says no Filipino or Filipino-American was hurt in the explosion

'Terror' bomber strikes NY subway, 3 hurt

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:18 PM

(6TH UPDATE) The blast – which took place in the station at the Port Authority bus terminal, not far from New York's iconic Times Square – sparked commuter panic and travel disruptions

RESPONDERS. New York City Police Department officers and other first responders work the scene near the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal, December 11, 2017 in New York City. The Police Department said that one person was in custody for an attempted terror attack after an explosion in a passageway linking the Port Authority Bus Terminal with the subway. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Timothy Chalamet, Nicole Kidman, and more star in New York Times’ horror shorts

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:52 PM

The year's best actors star in minute-long nightmares produced by NYT magazine

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Met Opera to investigate conductor's alleged teen abuse

Dec 03, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Met statement: 'We are working on an investigation with outside resources to determine whether charges of sexual misconduct in the 1980s are true, so that we can take appropriate action'

ACCUSED. This file photo taken on September 04, 2007 shows US conductor James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra performing Hector Berlioz's 'Damnation of Faust' during a rehearsal at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. Miguel Medina/AFP

Roque on RevGov, Duque on Dengvaxia, Tax Reform bill | Evening wRap

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:03 PM

Watch the evening newcast with Mara Cepeda

RevGov rally, Revilla and Napoles, Trump on Tillerson | Midday wRap

Dec 01, 2017 - 1:41 PM

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Tillerson's future as top American diplomat in doubt

Dec 01, 2017 - 12:30 AM

(UPDATED) Amid reports of a plan to replace Rex Tillerson with CIA director Mike Pompeo, US President Donald Trump passes up an opportunity to publicly back his embattled top diplomat

IN & OUT. This combination of pictures created on November 30, 2017 shows US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (left) and CIA Director Mike Pompeo in Washington, DC. The White House has a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA chief Mike Pompeo within weeks, the New York Times reported. Photo combo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

New York Knicks snap skid despite Porzingis injury scare

Nov 30, 2017 - 2:27 PM

New York's Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis hurt his right ankle while he was scrambling for a loose ball

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Tim Hardaway Jr. #3,Frank Ntilikina #11 and Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks react in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden on November 13, 2017 in New York City.The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the New York Knicks 104-101. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

New York Times sues Filipina journalist for false representation

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Rita Villadiego passed herself off as Times reporter 'Contessa Bourbon' since May 2015 to 'gain admittance to news conferences and other events,' according to the New York Times

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 27: People walk past the New York Times building on July 27, 2017 in New York City. The New York Times Company shares have surged to a nine-year high after posting strong earnings on Thursday. Partly due to new digital subscriptions following the election of Donald Trump as president, the company reported a profit of $27.7 million in the second quarter, up from $9.1 million in the same period last year. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James rallies Cleveland Cavaliers over New York Knicks

Nov 14, 2017 - 4:57 PM

LeBron James scores 23 points and reserve guard Kyle Korver adds 21 as the Cleveland Cavaliers overhaul a 24-point deficit to edge the New York Knicks, 104-101

THE KING. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Jarrett Jack #55 of the New York Knicks fight for the ball in their NBA game at Madison Square Garden on November 13, 2017 in New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Democratic election sweep is lousy anniversary gift for Trump

Nov 08, 2017 - 1:09 PM

The results amount to a sweeping repudiation of what critics have called Trump's politics of division, and a test of his influence ahead of electoral battles looming on the state and national level

BIGGEST WINNER. Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam greets supporters at an election night rally November 7, 2017 in Fairfax, Virginia. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Democratic NY mayor wins second term – U.S. media

Nov 08, 2017 - 11:03 AM

The vote is seen as a ringing endorsement for De Blasio's anti-Trump stance in an overwhelmingly Democratic city where 80% of the electorate voted for Hillary Clinton and Trump is despised

RE-ELECTED. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio greets people at the 72nd Street subway stop on the Upper West Side of New York on November 7, 2017. Timothy A Clary/AFP

Virginia elects Democrat governor, in rejection of Trumpism

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:36 AM

(UPDATED) A handful of US states held elections Tuesday, November 7, one year after Donald Trump's shock presidential victory

VOTE. Karina Smith holds her 2-year-old son Kyler as she fills out her ballot at the polling place at Washington Mill Elementary School November 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia.  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, October 30-November 5, 2017

Nov 05, 2017 - 12:18 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

Newly-appointed Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. holds his first press briefing in Malacañan on November 2, 2017. He told the members of the media that he is vowed to fulfill President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's order to do what is best for the country and to tell the truth. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

The week in photos: October 28-November 3, 2017

Nov 04, 2017 - 8:44 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Rohingya refugee childrens walk at Moynerghona refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on October 29, 2017.Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control failed. More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country. / AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFA

New York attacker was 'soldier' of ISIS, Islamic State says

Nov 03, 2017 - 12:11 PM

'One of the soldiers of the Islamic State attacked a number of crusaders on a street in New York City,' said an article in the latest issue of the group's al-Naba weekly newspaper

PRIME SUSPECT. A picture of suspect Sayfullo Saipov is displayed during a news conference about yesterday's attack along a bike path in lower Manhattan that is being called a terrorist incident on November 1, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Road to fitness: is running actually good for you?

Nov 03, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Yes, say experts, as long as you are careful. 'Running may be the most cost-effective lifestyle medicine from a public health perspective,' the study's authors say

FOR HEALTH. This file photo taken on October 8, 2017 shows spectators greeting runners participating in the Chicago Marathon on October 8, 2017. The New York Marathon will be November 5, 2017. Photo by Joshua Lott/AFP