Former President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance in New York City Friday afternoon.
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 6-year-old girl who police believe was taken by her father following a deadly stabbing in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and authorities think the two are in New York City.
The 15-year-old giraffe named "April," who has captivated millions of people across the world as they watch a live stream in anxious anticipation of the birth of her fourth calf at an upstate New York zoo, is still pregnant and doing well.
News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on the record White House press briefing on Friday. The Associated Press chose not to participate in the gaggle following the move by White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
A man threatening to jump off the George Washington Bridge closed off traffic Friday morning, and police were forced to make a high-risk rescue to snatch the squirming man before he fell.
A blaze that shot through the roof of a South Jersey hotel overnight left two people, including a police officer, injured. The blaze at the Ramada Inn on Landis Avenue in Vineland broke out in a second floor room around 2 a.m. Friday and it took firefighters more than two hours to get the flames under control. All 28 guests were accounted for, firefighters said.