By Gina Cherelus

Sorrow, selfies compete at New York's 9/11 memorial 15 years on

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - The memorial in New York City at the site where the Twin Towers fell in the Sept. 11 attacks 15 years ago straddles...

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:38 PM

Actress Leslie Jones' website hacked, nude photos posted

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - "Ghostbusters" actress and comedian Leslie Jones' website was hacked on Wednesday and nude photos and personal information including her passport and driver's license were posted, according to media reports. The website...

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 8:44 PM

Actress Leslie Jones' website hacked, nude photos posted

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - "Ghostbusters" actress and comedian Leslie Jones' website was hacked on Wednesday and nude photos and personal information including her passport and driver's license were posted, according to media reports. The website...

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 2:51 AM

N.Y. police regularly violated rules on probing Muslim groups: watchdog

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City Police Department routinely violated court-mandated rules on handling investigations of political activity, particularly Muslim groups or individuals, the department's watchdog said in a...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 4:18 AM

Grand jury indicts man in murder of Queens imam

A New York City grand jury on Monday indicted a Brooklyn man who is accused of fatally shooting a Muslim cleric and his assistant this month after they left a mosque in Queens.Oscar Morel, 35, was charged with one count of first degree murder, two counts of second degree murder and two counts of...

Monday, August 22, 2016, 11:22 PM

New York man in court charged with murdering Muslim cleric, assistant

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City man appeared in court on Tuesday and denied charges he shot and killed a Muslim cleric and his assistant...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 4:13 PM

NY man in court charged with murdering Muslim cleric, assistant

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City man appeared in court on Tuesday and denied charges he shot and killed a Muslim cleric and his assistant on a street in the borough of Queens over the weekend...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 4:09 PM

Man scaling Trump Tower in New York City wanted meeting with nominee

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 20-year-old Donald Trump supporter who scaled the Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday for three hours using suction cups and a climbing harness was pulled...

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 6:43 AM

Man scaling Trump Tower in New York City pulled inside by police

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 20-year-old Donald Trump supporter who scaled the Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday for three hours using suction cups and a climbing harness was pulled...

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 3:07 AM

Dozens arrested for alcohol misuse at rappers' New York concert

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of people, many of them underage, were arrested at a concert by rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa in Long Island, New York because of alcohol misuse and nine were hospitalized with alcohol related issues, authorities...

Thursday, August 11, 2016, 2:39 AM

New York City subway transit system unveils plan to fight Zika threat

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - Track workers of New York City's subway system, the largest in the country, will drop bug-killing larvicide tablets into puddles of stagnant water to help combat and stem any threat of mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, the...

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 12:07 AM

U.S. police body camera policies put civil rights at risk: study

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - Police forces in 50 U.S. cities are failing to protect the civil rights and privacy of residents due to the inadequacy of programs that govern how their officers use body-worn cameras, a report by a coalition of rights groups said on...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 1:33 AM

U.S. Navy to name ship after gay activist Harvey Milk

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will name one of its new class of oil tankers after Harvey Milk, an activist who became one of the first openly gay people to be elected to public office in the United States before his assassination in 1978, officials...

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 5:55 AM

U.S. Navy to name ship after gay activist Harvey Milk

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will name one of its new class of oil tankers after Harvey Milk, an activist who became one of the first openly gay people to be elected to public office in the United States before his assassination in 1978, officials...

Saturday, July 30, 2016, 5:25 AM

Credit card records lead cops to New York bank burglars

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three suspected burglars who stole millions of dollars from two New York banks were caught after using a personal credit card to buy the tools of their trade, authorities said. The trio were charged on Tuesday with...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 3:45 PM

Credit card records lead cops to New York bank burglars

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three suspected burglars who stole millions of dollars from two New York banks were caught after using a personal credit card to buy the tools of their trade, authorities said. The trio were charged on Tuesday with...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 3:45 PM

New York City police upgrade gear after Texas, Louisiana shootings

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - The New York City Police Department has acquired $7 million in military-style protective equipment for patrol officers in response to recent shooting attacks on police in Baton Rouge and Dallas earlier this month, officials said...

Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:04 PM

One of New York City's busiest subway lines to shut for 18 months

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of New York City's busiest subway lines will cease running between Manhattan and Brooklyn for 18 months starting in 2019, transit officials said on Monday, creating a massive service disruption in an already...

Monday, July 25, 2016, 5:43 PM

New York City police upgrade gear after Texas, Louisiana shootings

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - The New York City Police Department has acquired $7 million in military-style protective equipment for patrol officers in response to recent shooting attacks on police in Baton Rouge and Dallas earlier this month, officials said on...

Monday, July 25, 2016, 1:01 PM

New York bridge partially reopened after crane collapse

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) - A major New York bridge has partially reopened following a crane collapse that injured four people on Tuesday, and the cause of the accident is being investigated, state and county officials said. The crane, used to...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 5:30 PM