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New York's One World Trade Center officially the tallest building in US

One World Trade Center has knocked the famous Willis Tower in Chicago off its pedestal.

NYU student rescued after becoming wedged between two buildings

A nineteen-year-old New York University student was freed on Monday after spending nearly two days wedged between a dormitory and a parking garage in New York City's TriBeCa neighborhood.

Man arrested after checking a loaded rifle at JFK airport

A Tennessee man was arrested at John F Kennedy International Airport on Saturday morning, after he attempted to check a bag containing a loaded, defaced rifle.

Black college student says he was detained for buying $349 belt at Barneys

"Why me? I guess because I'm a young black man, and you know, people do a credit card scam so they probably thought that I was one of them. They probably think that black people don't have money like that."

Long Island mother and children killed in house fire

A forty-one-year old woman and her three children were killed in a large Long Island house fire on Friday night, while authorities continue to investigate the source of the blaze.

Nun forced to leap out of window after Staten Island convent fire

A 45-year-old nun was forced to jump out of a window to escape a fire at the St Joseph Hill Convent in Staten Island, a blaze that authorities are treating as "suspicious."

Attack on Sikh Columbia professor may be hate crime

A Sikh Columbia University professor was brutally beaten in New York City on Saturday night, and authorities are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

New York state home housed 850 snakes

An animal control officer running a snake breeding business on the side was busted in Long Island on Thursday, after authorities entered his Shirley home and found a remarkable 850 serpents within.

Suspicious package at JFK turns out to be beauty supplies

A package that two John F Kennedy airport Customs and Border Patrol employees said made them sick was determined to only contain beauty supplies, authorities said after testing was carried out.

At least seven injured in explosion at New York college (VIDEO)

At least seven have been injured after an apparent natural gas explosion at Nyack College in upstate New York, although none of the injuries appear to be life threatening.
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