NYPD cop killed in L.I. crash

Joseph Pritchard, 30, was pronounced dead at the

(Credit: Joseph Pritchard, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene. (James Carbone))

One of New York's Finest died Monday when his pickup truck was struck and went up in flames while on the Long Island Expressway, Suffolk police said.

Joseph Pritchard, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene, between westbound exits 51 and 52 in Dix Hills.

Suffolk police said his 2008 Dodge truck was stopped in the right lane “for an unknown reason” at 2:23 a.m. when it was hit by a box...

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Tiger Woods reclaims No.1 spot in world rankings with win

Tiger Woods (Getty Images)

(Credit: Tiger Woods (Getty Images))

Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the eighth time Monday at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla., securing his first No. 1 world ranking since October 2010.

Woods takes over for previously top-ranked Rory McIlroy, who had held the spot since August.

Woods finished 13 under for the tournament, two strokes in front of Justin Rose and recorded his third win of the year. He shot a...

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Red Hook: Here's where to eat, shop and fish

Blocks at Valentino Pier provide a warm welcome

(Credit: Blocks at Valentino Pier provide a warm welcome to all who visit. (Getty Images))

As the days get warmer and the crocuses and daffodils pop their colorful heads out of the ground, there’s no better time to get out and enjoy a part of the city you may have overlooked.

Red Hook has been a popular spot for foodies and Brooklynites looking for bargains at just reopened post-Superstorm Sandy Fairway Market for years.

Still, other New Yorkers have visited the area to hit...

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New on DVD & Blu-ray: 'Star Trek: Enterprise -- Season One,' more

Star Trek

'Star Trek: Enterprise -- Season One' In the history of “Star Trek” series, “Enterprise” is the forgotten one. It was the last TV effort, coming long after the heyday of “The Next Generation,” “Deep Space Nine” and “Voyager.” Set before the original, it was the first “Star Trek” series to be canceled, lasting only four seasons. But it’s a fun adventure that likely would have thrived today. It’s...

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Police hunt suspect in Times Square mugging

Suspect is described as a approximately 30 years

(Credit: Suspect is described as a approximately 30 years old, 6'3" and last seen wearing a gray hoodie./DCPI)

Cops released video Monday of a mugging at a Times Square subway station.

The suspect, decribed as a 6-foot-3 man around 30 years old and allegedly assaulted a straphanger at the No. 1,2,3 station around midnight Monday. The suspect approached the 35-year-old victim, spoke to him and punched him in the face, police said.

The fugitive allegedly stole the victim's phone and fled on a northbound...

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Savings and CDS earn more in NYC than elsewhere: Study


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If you're disappointed by the interest compounding on your savings account or CD, just be glad you don't live in Cleveland.

A new local rate study of 4,000 U.S. banks and credit unions by gobankingrates.com reveals that New York City financial institutions offer higher rates on savings accounts and CDs than those elsewhere in the country, including those in other parts of the state. We're...

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Actress Tilda Swinton makes art out of herself

Tilda Swinton

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Actress Tilda Swinton, appearing asleep in a glass box, stunned visitors at the Museum of Modern Art Monday with the second run of her living-art exhibit.

Swinton slept the day away at MoMA as part of her performance piece, "The Maybe". Dressed in black pants, a dark-green shirt and beat-up sneakers, Swinton laid on a white bed and pillow while museum-goers gathered around her glass...

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WWE is rumbling with celebs in online auction for Sandy victims

Wrestler John Cena

(Credit: Wrestler John Cena (Getty Images))

Would you like to lunch with The Usos on the "Smackdown" set?

Or maybe you want to attend a NASCAR race with World Wrestling Entertainment superstar John Cena?

In what's being billed as the largest online auction ever, these experiences among others can be had with the proceeds going toward Superstorm Sandy relief in New York and New Jersey.

The auction, which began Monday,...

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Bridal designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka tie the knot

Designers James Mischka and Mark Badgley

(Credit: Designers James Mischka and Mark Badgley (Getty Images))

From wedding gown designers to a wedding of their own!

Mark Badgley and James Mischka, the minds behind red-carpet (and bridal) fave Badgley Mischka, have gotten married after 28 years together, a rep confirmed Monday.

The couple wed at City Hall in Manhattan on Friday, and Badgley’s twin sister O’Hara Fottrell served as the witness. After, they celebrated with friends and family at...

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City creates new programs to help unemployed get good jobs

Mayor announces initiative to connect low-income NYers with

(Credit: Mayor announces initiative to connect low-income NYers with economic opportunities. (Mayor's Office))

The city is reaching out to low-income New Yorkers to help them get an edge in the job market.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city's Economic Development Corporation launched the Leveraging Innovations and our Neighborhoods in the Knowledge economy Initiative, or LINK Monday to create new opportunities for immigrants and residents who don't have extensive academic backgrounds.

The eight...

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