Aaron Swartz, co-founder of Reddit and activist who fought to make online content free to the public has been found dead, authorities confirmed.
The New York building where former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is under house arrest on sexual assault charges has become a new tourist hot spot.
An Orthodox Jewish newspaper has apologised for deleting Hillary Rodham Clinton from a photo of Obama and his staff monitoring the raid on Bin Laden.
Youssou N'Dour, who ignited worldwide controversy among fellow Muslims, performed on Saturday at a festival aimed at spreading understanding of Islam.
A 12-year-old girl who fell into a chimney on her Manhattan rooftop and plummeted down the flue for 14 storeys survived almost unscathed.
Eve Ensler has just returned from hell. That is how the author of The Vagina Monologues describes her trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where tens of thousands of women have been sexually attacked and mutilated in the African nation's civil war.
A huge fire ripped through an abandoned skyscraper next to Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan on Saturday, killing two firefighters who were responding to the blaze. The former Deutsche Bank office building had been vacant since the September 11 terrorist attacks turned it into a toxic nightmare.
An extended family of Malian immigrants, trapped in their burning New York City home, screamed for help in the night, and one woman tossed children from a second-floor window to try to save them before jumping out herself, witnesses said. Nine people, including eight children, died in the city's deadliest fire in 17 years.