Amtrak and New Jersey Transit riders were bracing for a nightmarish evening commute following Friday's havoc-wreaking Acela derailment at New York's Penn Station, and some were so baffled about how to get home they joked they'd swim across the river.
If you're trying to get from New York to New Jersey tonight, or vice versa, you may have an hours-long (or very expensive) trip ahead of you.
Nearly a half-dozen cars went up in flames on one Manhattan street Friday morning, creating a spectacle and causing extensive damage but no injuries, authorities say.
Two formerly conjoined baby girls who bravely endured a grueling 21-hour separation procedure at a Westchester County hospital earlier this year have made the next milestone in their recovery.
The Republicans' capstone health care overhaul seemed in dire trouble Friday as Speaker Paul Ryan weighed strategy at the White House with President Donald Trump. GOP lawmakers and aides said they lacked the votes to succeed in the House, just hours before a do-or-die showdown demanded by Trump. GOP leaders pushed toward a climactic House roll call, but their promise to stage the vote increasingly looked like a losing gamble for the new president and his GOP allies in Congress. Vice President Mike Pence was meeting near the Capitol with the House Freedom Caucus. That group's hard-right members, along with a growing band of party moderates, have been driving GOP opposition and threatening to crash one of Trump's and Ryan's top priorities. "I think the president has given it his all," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters in what sounded like a concession that the measure's fate was bleak. He added, "The speaker has done everything he can. You can't force people to vote."
Is today the day? Some think so, but the zoo isn't so sure.