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On Sunday, June 25, 1950, the Korean People's Army attacked across the 38th parallel, captured Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea, and began driving south. The battered South Korean army and their U.S. military advisers quickly were pushed into the "Pusan Perimeter" on the southern tip of the peninsula - and U.S. President Harry Truman took the case to the United Nations Security Council.
New York City prosecutors will not charge Lindsay Lohan in an alleged fight at a Manhattan nightclub in November, an attorney for the actress said Friday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday proposed cutting the penalty for public possession of a small amount of marijuana, a change in state law that could defuse some criticism of the New York Police Department's "stop-and-frisk" policy in minority communities.
The mother of a "lone wolf" accused of plotting to attack police stations and post offices with homemade bombs apologized to New Yorkers on Monday, even as questions arose about why federal authorities — who typically handle terrorism cases — declined to get involved in what city officials called a serious threat.
New York City prosecutors filed court papers Monday recommending dismissal of sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was accused of attacking a hotel maid in May in a case that eventually dissolved amid questions about the woman's credibility.
A lawyer for the woman who accused former International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault said he finds Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance's motivations "incomprehensible."
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said it will help his office redirect limited resources to serious crime, and key Assembly Democrats expressed support.
Federal authorities were aware of the probe, but under the circumstances, "it was appropriate to proceed under state charges," District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in announcing the arrest late Sunday.