Police discovered the body of a woman wrapped in a bedsheet outside a Brooklyn home Thursday, next to a bloody 35-pound dumbbell and knife, police say. The dead woman found wrapped in a bedsheet, with trauma to the body, in front of 1635 Union St. in Crown Heights early Thursday, police said. The bloody items were found outside the apartment window, police say. A person of interest, a 32-year-old man, was taken into custody at the home, police said. Investigators believe the victim may be the man's grandmother. No charges have been filed.
A 31-year-old man who had previously been deported four times faces a litany of charges for a series of alleged crimes on Long Island, including a sex attack on a 2-year-old child and brutal stabbings of two women, officials say.
The white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore accused of killing a black man collecting bottles with a sword on a New York City street has been charged with murder as a hate crime.
Thousands of family, friends and colleagues of slain FDNY emergency medical technician Yadira Arroyo packed into a Bronx funeral home to say their final goodbyes.
GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes. The bill could still come to a vote in coming days, but canceling Thursday's vote was a significant defeat. It came on the seven-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act, years that Republicans have devoted to promising repeal.
A man from Utah on vacation to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary was among those killed in Wednesday's terrorist attack outside of U.K.'s Parliament in London, the victim's family said in a statement. Kurt W. Cochran was killed by the attacker, who killed one other person with his car on Westminster Bridge and then stabbed a police officer to death outside of Parliament Wednesday afternoon. "Our family is heartbroken to learn of the death of our son-in-law, Kurt W. Cochran, who was a victim of Wednesday's terrorist attack in London," the statement said.