Climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer stood along the Hudson River and watched his research come to life as Hurricane Sandy blew through New York.
The presidential candidates searched for the right moment to get back to politicking after Superstorm Sandy's destructive interruption, with President Obama monitoring relief efforts and Republican Mitt Romney struggling to strike the right tone.
Defiant New Yorkers jogged, pushed strollers and took snapshots of churning New York Harbor on Monday, trying to salvage normal routines in a city with no trains, schools and an approaching mammoth storm.
New York's highest court will not hear a challenge to the state's 2011 law legalizing same-sex marriage, ending the most prominent objection to the law.
A coalition of environmental advocacy groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit charging that the California's Department of Conservation "has failed to consider or evaluate the risks of fracking" and therefore is in violation of state law, the latest state-level clash over the booming new technique for obtaining oil and natural gas.
It was an odd assignment for the young, pretty staffer when she was ordered to go along on a trip to Atlantic City with her boss, but the reason soon became clear.
Ambitious up-and-comers used this week's Democratic National Convention to introduce themselves to the nation and began carving a foothold for 2016.
New York has taken center stage in the heated national debate over fracking, with both sides making last-ditch appeals to Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he nears a decision on whether to allow the popular yet controversial practice in the Empire State.
Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon are launching a coalition of artists, musicians and filmmakers who oppose hydraulic fracturing in New York state.