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'Sex and the City' actress Cynthia Nixon defeated in New York election

Sep 14, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Cynthia Nixon dove into the race in March, in a bid to become the first woman and first openly gay governor, demanding change and supporting a raft of left-of-center hot-button issues

CONCESSION. New York Democratic primary candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon makes a concession speech at a Brooklyn restaurant on September 13, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Workers still search for 9/11 remains, 17 years on

Sep 10, 2018 - 5:24 PM

In a New York lab, a team is still avidly working to identify the remains of than 1,000 victims of the hijacked plane attacks on the World Trade Center

MISSING. In this file photo taken on May 26, 2014, Sally Regenhard, who lost her son on 9/11, speaks at a news conference with other family members on the steps of City Hall to criticize the placement of unidentified human remains beneath the newly opened National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America/AFP

From 'Mexico, Pampanga' to 'China... Bank,' Pinoys congratulate Catriona Gray for walking NYFW runway

Sep 09, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Filipino wit shines in the comments section of the Sherri Hill post

IN PHOTOS: Heart Evangelista, Kim Jones, Laureen Uy at NYFW

Sep 09, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Attending New York Fashion Week is every fashionista's dream come true

NY FASHION WEEK. The 3 Filipina fashionistas make a statement at New York Fashion Week. Photos courtesy of Martin Romero/@martsromero

Cardi B and Nicki Minaj feud heats up in apparent altercation

Sep 08, 2018 - 5:32 PM

Cardi has allegedly attacked Nicki at a New York Fashion Week party

CARDI B. The 'Bodak Yellow' rapper allegedly attacks Nicki Minaj at a party in New York City. Screenshot from Instagram.com/iamcardib

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray walks for Sherri Hill in New York Fashion Week

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Catriona is in Sherri Hill's Spring 2019 fashion show

Trump urges U.S. attorney general to probe anonymous op-ed

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:29 AM

US President Donald Trump urges an investigation into the anonymous author of the New York Times op-ed to protect 'national security', deeming the publication of the piece as an act of treason

INVITATION. US President Donald Trump addresses the Pledge to America's Workers event at the White House in Washington, DC.  Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Duterte defers to court, Palace on inflation, Serena Williams | Evening wRap

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:59 PM

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New York subpoenas every Catholic diocese in state

Sep 07, 2018 - 2:25 PM

All 8 Catholic dioceses have either been or are in the process of being subpoenaed by New York's state attorney general

SUBPOENAS. In this file photo taken on September 7, 2015, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, is viewed in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America/AFP

Trump calls on Times to reveal 'coward' behind critical op-ed

Sep 07, 2018 - 11:45 AM

'Unidentified deep state operatives who defy voters to push their secret agendas are truly a threat to democracy itself,' says US President Donald Trump

ON NEW YORK TIMES. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks during a working session with mayors in the East Room of the White House on January 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. File photo by AFP

Officials rush to assure Trump they didn't pen op-ed criticizing him

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Amid frenzied speculation about who is hiding behind a cloak of anonymity, Vice President Mike Pence is the first to assert that he did not pen the New York Times piece

ASSURANCE. Senior officials rush to assure US President Donald Trump they didn't write the New York Times 'resistance' op-ed published on Wednesday, September 5. AFP file photo

Catriona Gray to walk for Sherri Hill in New York Fashion Week

Sep 06, 2018 - 10:13 AM

Catriona is one of the models for the brand, which sponsors Miss Universe

Trump slams 'gutless' New York Times 'resistance' op-ed

Sep 06, 2018 - 9:05 AM

But Donald Trump insists his administration is 'doing a great job.' He also unloads on the 'failing New York Times' for running an 'anonymous - meaning gutless - a gutless editorial.'

Screenshot of New York Times op-ed; Trump file photo by AFP

10 people on board Emirates treated in New York hospital

Sep 05, 2018 - 11:18 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Emirates confirms that 3 passengers and 7 crew have been transferred to hospital for 'further medical care and evaluation'

AT THE READY. Ambulances line up beside an Emirates plane. Photo courtesy of Larry Coben on Twitter @larrycoben

Former Marcos mansion in New York to be auctioned off

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:33 PM

Bid starts at $2.1 million for what Maltz Auctions markets as an 'extremely rare opportunity to own one of the last great estates on Long Island'

MANSION. A waterfront estate in Long Island, New York previously owned by late strongman Ferdinand Marcos will be auctioned off. Photo from Maltz Auctions

Trump insists White House a 'smooth-running machine'

Aug 31, 2018 - 9:12 AM

President Donald Trump also brands the Mueller probe as 'illegal' – despite the fact his own Justice Department says the opposite

MUELLER PROBE. In this file photo US President Donald Trump speaks to the media after holding a press conference ahead of his early departure from the G7 Summit on June 9, 2018 in Quebec City, Canada. File photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images/AFP

Robredo’s daughter Jillian off to study in New York University

Aug 23, 2018 - 10:37 AM

A Philippine Science High School graduate, Jillian Robredo will be pursuing her college degree at New York University with a full scholarship

OFF TO COLLEGE. Jillian Robredo (1st from R) is hugged by her older sisters Aika and Tricia before she flies to New York, United States on August 23, 2018. Photo from Tricia Robredo's Instagram

Trump lashes out at Russia probe as 'McCarthyism'

Aug 19, 2018 - 9:43 PM

United States President Donald Trump's latest Twitter storm is set off by a front-page report in the New York Times

(FILES) This file photo taken on August 8, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking about North Korea at a meeting with administration officials on the opioid addiction crisis at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. President Donald Trump said on August 9, 2017 the United States' nuclear arsenal was now "more powerful than ever before" in a fresh warning to North Korea over its missile tests. "My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before," Trump wrote on Twitter before adding that "hopefully we will never have to use this power."  / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM

U.S. congressman charged with insider trading ends re-election bid

Aug 11, 2018 - 11:53 PM

New York Representative Chris Collins has initially said he would seek to clear his name and continue his bid to keep his seat in the November midterm elections

CHRS COLLINS. In this file photo taken on July 19, 2016 Chris Collins (R-NY) delivers a speech on the second day of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

New York mayor signs into law new crackdown on Airbnb

Aug 07, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The US financial capital is the latest in a long line of cities to put Airbnb in its crosshairs amidst a global backlash against 'sharing economy' startups disrupting traditional industries.

Trump anti-press attacks 'dangerous and harmful'

Jul 30, 2018 - 7:51 AM

A.G. Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times, says he told US President Donald Trump during their meeting that escalating attacks on news media 'will lead to violence'

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

Former Knicks star Oakley arrested, accused of Vegas gambling fraud

Jul 13, 2018 - 9:14 AM

The arrest of Charles Oakley comes just months after a high-profile spat with the New York Knicks

EMBATTLED. Charles Oakley makes headlines again for the wrong reasons. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Rookie Knox heats up NBA Summer League

Jul 11, 2018 - 4:52 PM

The New York Knicks' first-round NBA Rookie Draft pick sizzles in the preseason showcase

SCORCHING. Knicks rookie Kevin Knox knocks in 16 of his 29 points in the third quarter. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

When and where you can watch 'BuyBust' abroad

Jul 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Anne Curtis shares screening dates for viewers in South Korea, Canada, and the United States

BUYBUST. The film gets screenings in the US, South Korea, and Canada. Screenshot from Instagram.com/annecurtissmith

On New York's rooftops, old-style wooden water tanks hang tough

Jun 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Wooden water tanks – which also serve as protection against fire – have lots of advantages over tanks made from other materials, even atop a 1,300-foot-tall building

The week in photos: June 23-29, 2018

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:30 AM

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

People take part in the annual 2018 New York City Pride Parade on June 24, 2018 as they make their way down 7th Avenue in New York. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Democrat Crowley ousted by political novice in U.S. shocker

Jun 27, 2018 - 2:33 PM

According to a detailed profile this week in Vogue, just months ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was still working as a server in a restaurant. She identifies as a Democratic socialist.

VICTORY PARTY. Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is joined by New York gubenatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon at her victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Representative Joseph Crowly on June 26, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images/AFP

New York's Central Park goes officially car-free

Jun 27, 2018 - 10:56 AM

'For more than a century, we had turned parts of the world's most iconic park into a highway – and starting tonight, we have officially taken it back for good,' says Mayor Bill de Blasio

GREEN SPACE. People ride bicycles on West Drive in the southern portion of Central Park, April 20, 2018 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Thousands march and dance in New York's Gay Pride parade

Jun 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The theme of this year's parade is 'Defiantly Different,' a message inspired in reaction to President Donald Trump's treatment of the LGBTQ community

PRIDE MARCH PROPOSAL. Trudy Bermudez and paramedic Tayreen Bonilla of New York City Fire Department get engaged at the annual Pride Parade on June 24, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP

My breakup survival plan? Binge-reading the New York Times Vows column

Jun 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM

'It started as a salve for my breakup, but I got in too deep'

New York receives separated children, prepares to sue U.S. government

Jun 20, 2018 - 11:31 PM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweets: 'We know of at least 70 children who are being held in federal facilities across New York State. That number is expected to increase.'

MIGRANT CHILDREN. Protestors demonstrate against the separation of migrant children from their families on June 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape, sex crimes by New York police

May 25, 2018 - 8:15 PM

(UPDATED) The former mogul – once the toast of Hollywood and whose films won scores of Oscars – is expected to appear before a Manhattan court later in the day, where he is expected to plead not guilty

GIVES UP. Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to the New York Police Department's First Precinct after he is served with criminal charges by the Manhattan District Attorney's office on May 25, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images/AFP

American literary giant Philip Roth dead at 85

May 23, 2018 - 11:45 AM

(UPDATED) Philip Roth's literary agent Andrew Wylie says the cause of death is congestive heart failure

Struggling Knicks tap ex-Grizzlies coach Fizdale

May 08, 2018 - 9:27 AM

Fired by Memphis last November, David Fizdale takes another 'enormous responsibility' with the New York Knicks

NEW HOPE. Coach David Fizdale succeeds Jeff Hornacek, who got sacked last month after the Knicks finished with an embarrassing 29-53 record. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

At New York's Met, an opera even babies can go gaga for

May 01, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Well-dressed and well-groomed 6 to 18-month-old toddlers assemble in a small auditorium at the Met to watch 'BambinO,' a 40-minute opera composed specifically for infants

The character Pulcino, played by Timothy Connor, performs for children and their parents during the presentation of BambinO on April 30, 2018 at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.  New York parents, ever vigilant for new ways to amuse their offspring, are picking up babies and flocking to the Metropolitan Opera this week for a very special US performance. "BambinO" -- a 40-minute opera composed specifically for infants -- has crossed the Atlantic for a booked-out, six-day run after winning over audiences in Britain and Paris.  / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT / With AFP Story by Jennie MATTHEW: Opera for babies, at New York's Met

New York lawyer passes PH Bar: She’s coming home soon

Apr 28, 2018 - 6:06 PM

Neneth Aporo, daughter of a retired policeman from Tondo, makes it as a lawyer in the Big Apple. She dreams of being a public attorney in the Philippines.

MTV Video Music Awards return to New York in August

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:12 AM

The music network makes the announcement with its trademark astronaut-clad 'moonperson' appearing outside Radio City Music Hall

The iconic VMA "moonperson" stands in front of a crowd outside of Radio City Music Hall on April 17, 2018 in New York, where the 2018 "MTV VMAs" will return and air live on August 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

With new fleet, PAL readies nonstop flights to New York, India

Apr 15, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Philippine Airlines president Jaime Bautista says introducing new routes to India is the airline's response to the call of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo for a direct link to the country – a potentially rich source of future tourists for the Philippines

MORE FLIGHTS. PAL is also planning to launch international routes directly from Davao International Airport, to Bangkok or a point in Japan. Stock photo of Rappler

Trump Tower fire kills 1, injures 4

Apr 08, 2018 - 9:25 AM

(UPDATED) A 67-year-old man dies in the fire at the skyscraper owned by US President Donald Trump

Fire trucks arrive outside Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York on April 7, 2018 during a fire on the 50th floor of the building owned by US President Donmald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Laura BONILLA CAL

‘Humans of New York’ features inspiring story of Filipino soon-to-be teacher

Apr 04, 2018 - 1:10 PM

JP Villanueva graduates from college, but not without facing struggles along the way

COURAGE. Despite trials, JP Villanueva kept going to support his family. Photo from Humans of New York/Facebook

John Wall stands tall as Wizards punch ticket to playoffs

Apr 01, 2018 - 2:09 PM

John Wall records 15 points and 14 assists as the Washington Wizards advance to the playoffs for the 4th time in the last 5 seasons

COMEBACK. John Wall returns from injury with a bang and a double-double effort for the Washington Wizards. File photo


'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