South Dakota is believed to be the first state to pass a law that specifically allows teachers to carry firearms in the classroom.

A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden appeared before a federal judge in New York City and pleaded not guilty to plotting to kill Americans.

A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge indefinitely extended a Feb. 21 temporary restraining order barring SUNY from closing Long Island College Hospital.

Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords has been named this year’s recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award for her advocacy on reducing gun violence.

The “regular” state Senate Democrats and the IDC are divided over the push to restore the $260 million the NYC schools lost after missing the teacher performance evaluation deadlined.

Here’s video of Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal’s undercover “sting” on Century 21 for passing real fur-trimmed clothes off as “faux.”

Mayor Bloomberg said it “probably” crosses a line for government to try to force people to exercise.

The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance will host the first waterborne debate in memory on the decks the Spirit of New Jersey on April 9.

The sequester could negatively impact the 2013-14 budget, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli warned.

After efforts to enable speed cameras in New York City stalled in Albany the past few years, a new speed cam bill in the Assembly now has more than 30 sponsors, and introduction of a State Senate bill is expected soon.

The NYC Council’s left-leaning Progress Caucus is looking to grow.

Thruway Authority Director Thomas Madison is turning up the pressure on unions who are in contract talks, saying layoffs are needed to save money.

A group of New York City pension funds is opposing the re-election of the two longest-serving members of Hewlett-Packard’s board of directors for their involvement in a series of costly decisions.

Sarah Jessica Parker will be “very, very sad” if Hillary Clinton doesn’t run for president in 2016.

Queens Rep. Gregory Meeks officially represented the U.S. at today’s funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

The Obamas and the Clintons dined at the White House last Friday.

The purported secret to Hillary Clinton’s stamina: Hot peppers.