The Lucius women

Lucius formed in 2012 in New York, but you and vocalist Jess Wolfe had first met at college in Boston. We both went to Berklee College of Music.(...)

Blue notes: a jazz concert in New York. Photograph: Marcus Yam/New York Times

New York, New York. Frank Sinatra wasn’t the first or the last jazz musician to want to be a part of it. Jazz, that most American of art forms,(...)

Suleiman Abu Ghaith,  a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, is shown in this courtroom sketch, sitting during his trial in New York. Photograph: Jane Rosenburg/Reuters.

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Suleiman Abu Ghaith, unexpectedly testified today at his trial on terrorism-related charges and denied that he ha(...)

Joan Wasser is mid-sentence when she suddenly pauses. A horrified gasp is quickly followed by a colourful expletive. Then another. And another.(...)

The St Pat’s For All parade. “St Pat’s For All is almost restoring something the Irish were known for – being welcoming,” said founder Brendan Fay. Photograph: Ed Weidman

I’m in a small kitchen two blocks away from the last stop on the Q train – it smells like caramel and clean laundry and I’m talking to Tom Moul(...)

Polly McCourt in hospital in New York with her newborn baby girl Ila.

The wife of an Irish lawyer gave birth in the street in New York city after a taxi she waved down to take her to hospital was swiped by a pass(...)

New York mayor Bill de Blasio gives the State of the City address at La Guardia Community College last night. Photograph: Getty images

New York mayor Bill de Blasio charted a robust liberal agenda for the city last night, pledging to bypass Washington to address economic and social di(...)

As befits a rock’n’roller, last night was a late one for Kristen Gundred, or Dee Dee Penny as she’s more commonly known. It’s little wonder that sh(...)

Singer Kelly Rowland performs next to the new Mercedes-Benz 2015 C-Class during a  media preview on the eve of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters

There has to be some reason for holding the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in the depths of a Michigan winter. The post-apocalyptic(...)

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton announce the indictment of defendants in a Social Security fraud case. Photograph: Michael Appleton/The New York Times

Eighty retired New York police officers and firefighters were charged yesterday in a suspected disability scam in which authorities said dozens of peo(...)

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