The US National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched a "Go Team" to investigate the wreckage of the Airbus that crashed into the Hudson River. Investigators have established that both engines came off the plane on impact.
57-year-old pilot Chesley Sullenberger III was hailed as a hero Thursday after successfully landing his damaged US Airways Airbus in the Hudson River off Manhattan, allowing all 155 passengers to escape safely.
A US Airways Airbus carrying around 150 people on board crashed into the Hudson River off Manhattan, after apparently hitting a flock of geese. Everyone has been safely rescued, airline officials said.
In a statement published on its Web site, The New York Times admitted that it had published a fake letter, purportedly from Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe, that attacked Caroline Kennedy's US Senate bid as "appalling".
In 1995, former French President Jacques Chirac officially recognised France’s responsibility in the deportation of Jews during WWII. Since then, the victims of French anti-Semitic laws, including those living in the US, can ask for compensation.
Commuters in New York City are likely to notice increased security measures during the Thanksgiving holidays, after the FBI warned of an "uncorroborated" threat by Al Qaeda against the city's public transportation.
The New York city council voted to extend the two-term limit for elected officials, enabling Mayor Michael Bloomberg to seek re-election in 2009. The city's billionaire mayor argued that he is best placed to handle the current financial crisis.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that he will seek a third mandate to confront the financial crisis hitting the Big Apple. To facilitate such a move, the city would have to amend term limits, which are set at two.