Anthony Marshall, son of socialite Brooke Astor, was convicted in 2009 of defrauding his mother. Marshall was sentenced to prison but appeals delayed him from serving any time until 2013.
After a quiet start, Monday's session was interrupted by residents who were frustrated by the long wait for them to be heard.
Counter-terrorism officials in the U.S. and the United Kingdom have discussed an outright ban on hand-carried luggage aboard airplanes in the wake of reports of a possible attack.
Since 1965, Charlie Brown's scrawny tree has been compared to many real-life Christmas trees. If you have one in your past – or in your den – we want to see it.
But the British newspaper's ombudsman says that after a thorough review The Guardian does not plan to revise the 2003 obituary of the Ugandan leader.
The company's email and corporate networks were disabled, and five Sony films were leaked online. North Korean officials said "wait and see" when asked if they were behind the cyberattack.
Restricting your calories for short periods of time may be one way to counter seasonal overeating. A few studies make a cautious but encouraging case for the health benefits of regular "minifasts."
The move was announced Monday, in a short news release in which Bill Cosby cited "the best interests of the university and its students."
As more U.S. states approve marijuana for medical or recreational use, the price for pot growers in Mexico is falling. This could change the business model for narcotraffickers as well.
The largest study of cancer patients reveals a huge gulf in survival rates around the world. And in some countries, there may only be one cancer doctor for the entire population.
Daisy Armstrong struggled in school. She was homeless for a time. Then she began performing poetry — and it helped her, a gay woman, find a niche where she never thought she'd belong: the Army.
In a woodshop on the Ivy League campus, Dudley Whitney shapes blocks of wood ... and the lives of his students.
The woman is suing the government after customs officers confiscated books without telling her why they were banned. The case comes as the country is taking steps to revamp its legal system.
Fewer than half of Americans who are HIV positive are engaged in medical care. Advocates and long-term survivors of HIV and AIDS reflect on how the stigma surrounding the virus may play a role.
Elizabeth Lauten criticized the first daughters for their dress and actions and appearance during a Thanksgiving Day turkey pardon last week.
Justin Carter is a Texas 19-year-old who was jailed for making a "terroristic threat" on Facebook. Despite many efforts to get his case dismissed, he's still awaiting trial.
The World Food Program says it needs $64 million immediately to continue a voucher program that allows refugees in countries bordering Syria to buy food in local shops.
Turns out, Ebola is transmitted through the air, but it's not very good at spreading through the airborne route. What in the heck does that mean? We dig into the science to clear up the kerfuffle.
Slumping oil prices are continuing to have global economic repercussions. At home, that means lower gas prices, but in other countries more dependent on oil, the effects are serious.
The young women say they were subjected to lewd comments from the men. They responded by attacking them with belts. The men have been arrested, and the girls are to be honored by the state.