Police target suspect in Stein slaying

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Police in New York say they have made an arrest in the beating death of Linda Stein, a former manager for The Ramones who became a realtor to the stars.

New York City police on terrorist alert

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Hundreds of police fanned out through the streets of New York after al-Qaida Internet communications predicted a terror strike against the city.

1 dead, 16 hurt in Manhattan blast

NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- A massive steam pipe rupture rocked Manhattan at rush hour Wednesday, sending roiling clouds skyward and panicked people screaming as they fled to safety.

Yoko Ono's chauffeur arrested

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Yoko Ono's chauffeur has been arrested in New York and charged with blackmailing and threatening to kill the recording artist and her son. Police said Koral Karsan, who spent 10 years in Ono's employ, demanded that she give him $2 million or he would rele

Study: Race a factor in NYPD pot busts

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A new study says the New York Police Department targets the poor and members of minority groups for marijuana arrests.

Online offers of free rent for sex rising

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- A growing number of men in New York are posting online offers of free rent for women in exchange for sex, and city police are not amused.

NYC to make police files more secure

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The New York Police Department has begun an investigation into the disposal of police files after a box of files flew off a truck on the highway.

NY Police: London bombs were low-grade

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Common household items and not military explosives were used by the July 7 bombers on London's transit system, New York City police say.

Call made for NYC to use terror profile

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A New York state legislator has called for police to use racial profiling in random searches of people using New York's transit system.

Man shocked with Taser dies in NY cell

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- A 35-year-old man died after being shocked with a Taser in a Queens, N.Y. jail cell where he was being held for drug possession.

Suspicious package reports leap in NYC

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- Reports of suspicious packages in New York City have skyrocketed 300 per cent since the London terrorist bombings, it was reported Thursday.

NYPD says Crowe got no special treatment

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- The New York Police Department is denying actor Russell Crowe's claims that he was processed faster than others on his assault charges a week ago.

NYPD interviews Sosa in stabbing case

CHICAGO, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Two NYPD detectives flew to Chicago to interview the Cubs' Sammy Sosa regarding a cousin in the Bronx who is wanted in the stabbing of his live-in girlfriend. The detectives spoke with Sosa Saturday about his first cousin, Rudolfo Ramirez, who is accused

Anarchists threatening GOP convention

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Violent anarchist groups might attack the upcoming Republican National Convention in New York, the FBI's top counter-terrorism official warned.
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