Empire State Building News
Australian diplomat falls to his death in New York City
A young Australian diplomat fell to his death from a New York City building early Wednesday, police said, reportedly as he played a trust game on a ledge. Julian Simpson, 30, was on the seventh floor of a Lower East Side building with his wife and others when he fell, landing on a second-floor
Diplomat, playing a game of trust, dies in fall off terrace
Australian diplomat engaged in risky game of trust on 7th-floor terrace near Empire State Building falls to his death, police say; Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calls death of Julian Simpson 'shocking tragedy'
Plaza's 'Home Alone 2' package lets guests live it up
It's been 25 years since the release of "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York." To celebrate, the Plaza Hotel, which plays a prominent role in the film, is offering a package that allows guests to live it up like Kevin McAllister. Rates start at $895, only slightly less than the $967 Kevin spent on room
Man builds massive King Kong display in yard for Halloween
A Utah man has created a gigantic King Kong statue to sit centerstage in his front yard for Halloween. Ammon Smith, 33, has impressed his Salt Lake City neighborhood in the past, but this year he expects his 39-foot display to attract thousands of trick-or-treaters. In 2014, Smith created a pirate
Parents-to-be announce baby's gender with 187-foot Ferris wheel
Proud dad-to-be Matt Ostergaard wanted a grand gesture to not only “light up the sky” with his baby’s gender reveal for friends and family, but also to lift his fiancee’s spirits. He arranged for the 187-foot-tall SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to illuminate pink for their announcement.
Inside the bad blood between Donald Trump and Richard Blumenthal
One of President Donald Trump 's recent Twitter targets has been Sen. Richard Blumenthal , D-Conn., with the president recently reviving a controversy involving Blumenthal's military service. The two men have a storied and complicated relationship that started well before Trump took office. Rival
A look at the Russian compounds nestled in New York suburb and small Maryland town
In a property on Long Island's Gold Coast sits one of several posh homes hidden from eyes of passers-by. Hundreds of miles away, in Centreville, Maryland, is a 45-acre bucolic retreat, complete with a 33-room house that has a vault for fur and 3,000-bottle wine cellar. Aside from offering what
Skyscrapers, city halls, bridges across US lit up in honor of LGBT Pride
Structures across the U.S. -- including city halls, bridges, and skyscrapers -- are bathed in rainbow lighting this weekend in honor of LGBT Pride. June is internationally recognized as Pride Month, and many cities -- including New York City -- are hosting Pride marches on Sunday. From New York
World landmarks show Manchester solidarity
Monuments and iconic buildings around the world on Tuesday paid tribute to the victims of Monday's deadly attack in Manchester, England , with many displaying the colors of the U.K. flag and others going dark in solidarity. The explosion on Monday killed 22 people and injured 59 others who were
Bill Gates: 10 Memorable Moments
A PC industry without Bill Gates is almost unthinkable. And yet it's almost upon us. Here are some fond memories.