No ‘Joker’: Bronx ‘step street’ becomes New York hot spot thanks to hit movie

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Like most tourists, Patricio Osuna had a list of “must sees” on his trip to New York City: the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and,... Read more »

U.S. Supreme Court weighs major gay, transgender employment rights case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday wades into a major LGBT rights dispute over whether a landmark decades-old federal anti-discrimination law that prohibits employment discrimination on... Read more »

Jefferies serves up US$300m for Fertitta’s Del Frisco’s buy

NEW YORK, Oct 1 (LPC) – Jefferies, a long-standing lender to Tilman Fertitta’s Landry’s Inc, has committed US$300m in debt financing to fund the restaurateur’s acquisition of Del Frisco’s’... Read more »

New York cop killed by friendly fire while investigating gangs: police

(Reuters) – A New York police officer was shot and killed by “friendly fire” on Sunday while investigating gang activity in the Bronx and a suspect also died in... Read more »

New esports network VENN aims to bring ‘gaming as a lens into pop culture’

(Reuters) – A new, 24/7 esports gaming network called VENN that aims to blend pop culture and gaming was announced on Tuesday, after generating $17 million in seed round... Read more »

Fugitive couple who overpowered guards captured in Arizona

(Reuters) – A fugitive husband-and-wife team wanted for murder and arson have been captured in Arizona, police said on Thursday, nearly three weeks after they overpowered guards and escaped... Read more »

As Serena fights for the throne, a duchess watches

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amid the excitement of Serena Williams’ latest bid for U.S. Open glory, some off-court news buzzed about the plaza at Flushing Meadows: a duchess had... Read more »

Andreescu embraces spotlight with U.S. Open triumph

NEW YORK (Reuters) – So new is Bianca Andreescu to the Grand Slam stage that after beating Serena Williams to win the U.S. Open on Saturday, a tournament official... Read more »

Canada’s pride Andreescu delivers on hype at Flushing Meadows

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Clobbering her way past her semi-final opponent Belinda Bencic at Flushing Meadows on Thursday, 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu proved she is no longer an underdog. Sep... Read more »

U.S. Open shocks show depth of talent, says Laver

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The triumph of the underdogs at the U.S. Open this week shows the sport is in good health, according to Australian great Rod Laver. FILE... Read more »