October 26th, 2012
06:47 PM ET

Police: Nanny accused in kids' deaths stabbed self when mom arrived

A New York nanny accused of fatally stabbing two children under her care Thursday began stabbing herself when the children's mother entered the room she was in - not before - New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Friday.

Kelly's revised statement relates to Thursday's slayings of Lucia Krim, 6, and Leo Krim, 2, both children of Marina Krim and CNBC Digital Senior Vice President Kevin Krim, in the family's luxury Upper West Side apartment. Police say they believe nanny Yoselyn Ortega, 50, killed the children before injuring herself.

Earlier, Kelly told reporters that investigators believed Ortega was on a bathroom floor with self-inflicted wounds when the children's mother entered the room and found the kids' bodies in a bathtub. Please read this story for more.

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Prosecutors: NYPD officer conspired to kidnap, cook, eat women
Gilberto Valle has worked with the New York Police Department for six years, authorities say.
October 25th, 2012
09:11 PM ET

Prosecutors: NYPD officer conspired to kidnap, cook, eat women

Editor's note: Gilberto Valle, a New York police officer accused of conspiring to kidnap, rape, torture and cook a number of women and eat their body parts, has been arrested and charged in federal court.

Here are the latest developments on this story.

[Updated at 9:11 p.m ET] A federal prosecutor and defense attorney argued in court Thursday whether a New York police officer's sexually deviant online conversations amounted to "idle, harmless talk" or a real threat to scores of women.


Allegations of widespread cheating in government class probed at Harvard
August 30th, 2012
07:29 PM ET

Allegations of widespread cheating in government class probed at Harvard

Harvard University is investigating allegations that almost half the students in an undergraduate class last spring may have plagiarized or "inappropriately collaborated" on their final exams, the school announced Thursday.

Following an initial investigation, Harvard's administrative board, which enforces academic regulations, undertook "a comprehensive review of the more than 250 take-home final exams" submitted at the end of a course, the school said in a statement.

The Harvard Crimson, the school's flagship student-run newspaper, identified the class in which the cheating allegedly occurred as Government 1310: Introduction to Congress.

A document on the website of Harvard's registrar's office says the class had 279 students.

"We take academic integrity very seriously because it goes to the heart of our educational mission," said Michael D. Smith, dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, in a written statement.


NYPD: Uncollected trash broke man's fall during suicide attempt
January 3rd, 2011
02:28 AM ET

NYPD: Uncollected trash broke man's fall during suicide attempt

Many New York residents have been piling criticism on city officials over heaps of snow and uncollected garbage lining streets after last week's blizzard. But trash bags left on one curbside may have saved a man's life, police said.

The garbage apparently broke the fall of a man who attempted suicide by jumping from the ninth floor of a building in midtown Manhattan Sunday, the New York Police Department said.

Police did not release the name of the man, who was still in critical condition late Sunday.

New York sanitation officials suspended garbage pickup after the blizzard, focusing on plowing instead.

They have said limited trash collection around the city will resume Monday, and that trucks began making garbage pickups at large apartment buildings Sunday.

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Arrest made after body found in suitcase
December 27th, 2010
11:17 PM ET

Arrest made after body found in suitcase

New York police said Monday they have arrested a man in connection in
the death of a woman whose body was found in a suitcase Wednesday night.

Police said the victim, 28-year-old Betty Williams from the Bronx, was
strangled and then stuffed into the dark-colored piece of luggage.

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November 29th, 2010
04:10 AM ET

Internet blackout hits Comcast users on East Coast

An internet service outage for some Comcast customers on the East Coast eased early Monday, the company said.

"Late this evening, our engineers identified a server issue that was affecting only Internet service in Greater Boston and DC/Beltway areas," Comcast spokesman Charlie Douglas said.

Shortly after midnight Monday, the problem appeared to be resolved.  Comcast engineers "are reporting service is working properly again," Douglas said.


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November 12th, 2010
03:46 AM ET

Newsweek, The Daily Beast to merge

Print media's flight to the Internet has picked up speed.


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