Verizon Wireless' answer to the iPhone - the Droid - will go on sale next week for $200.
Verizon revealed details Wednesday after intensely advertising the device in recent weeks. Verizon has been pointing out the features Apple's phone lacks, such as a physical keyboard and the ability to run several applications at once.
At a launch event in New York, Verizon said it was embarking on its largest marketing campaign ever and would… Continue
The texting-while-driving ban goes into effect in New York State today, and those caught in the act will be slapped with a fine of up to $150.
While the new law is designed to make the roads safer for teens, they're the ones who will have the toughest time stopping the dangerous behavior: Teens are the group most likely to text from behind the wheel.
Nearly 100 teens from New York City and Long Island died in the past five years in… Continue
LOS ANGELES - Dennis Hopper has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is canceling all travel plans to focus on treatment, his manager says.
The 73-year-old actor and artist is being treated through a "special program" at the University of Southern California, Sam Maydew said Thursday.
Asked about Hopper's prognosis, Maydew said, "We're hoping for the best."
He would not elaborate on the actor's condition. Hopper was… Continue
Kiss that anchorman gig goodbye.
Outraged that Dominic Carter played the "high-profile journalist" card in a desperate bid to get a judge to bury a wife-beating charge, a top honcho at New York 1 all but slammed the door shut on the fallen anchorman.
"At this point, we have no plans to bring him back," New York 1 spokesman Steve Paulus said. "He's got a lot of personal issues to work through."
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Officials say a Florida Panhandle Fish and Wildlife officer lost a 5-foot alligator after bringing it to his daughter's school for show and tell.
Searchers scoured a wooded area surrounding the school Friday afternoon. The alligator jumped out of the man's vehicle Friday morning. The animal's mouth was taped.
Fish and Wildlife Spokesman Stan Kirkland says alligators have "amazing" jumping ability and that… Continue
NEW YORK – U2 brought three generations of chart-toppers — Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and the Black Eyed Peas — with them onstage Friday at another night of mix-and-match magic at Madison Square Garden.
Metallica brought the thunder to Lou Reed and Ray Davies. It was the second of two concerts to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and they will be edited into an HBO special to be seen on Thanksgiving… Continue
He got a shoutout in the liner notes of Lil Wayne's "Like Father, Like Son" album, but a Florida man says the rapper owes him a lot more than that.
Thomas Marasciullo claims in a federal lawsuit that the singer stole his voice and used it on two CDs.
Marasciullo said he recorded some "Italian-styled" spoken words for Cash Money Records in 2006 but was never paid or told how the recordings were to be used, a lawsuit filed yesterday in… Continue
CLEVELAND - Police in Cleveland say at least three bodies have been found at the home of a convicted rapist, and they expect to confirm three more.
Police spokesman Lt. Thomas Stacho said Saturday that the bodies were found at the home of 50-year-old Anthony Sowell of Cleveland.
He says officers have found three bodies and believe they have discovered three more but are awaiting confirmation from the coroner. On Thursday, police came… Continue
The following song, supposedly from Ne-Yo, just leaked to YouTube. If you listen to the lyrics to the song, it appears to be WRITTEN FOR A MAN. But it's NOT blatantly gay - the song is about how a woman feels when SHE kisses HIM.
But assuming it's Ne-yo, with all the gay rumors about dude ... we gotta wonder ... is he trying to tell us something… Continue
Four-year-old Jayden Lenescar was whipped bloody in a bathtub and left in agony for two days before his death - all because he touched himself.
That's the sick excuse his mother and a friend gave for a thrashing so savage paramedics who examined the body couldn't believe their eyes, sources told the Daily News.
Myrna Chenphang, 25, and Steven Dadaille, 26, have confessed to the Oct. 23 murder.
Usher seems to be taking some very specific shots on his new Sean Garrett-penned single "Papers," most of which fans have assumed are aimed at the singer's estranged wife.
But in a new interview with People magazine, Tameka Foster-Raymond claims that "Papers" is purely "entertainment," saying "people shouldn't take it literally." And even though the mother of Usher's two children doesn't believe he intended the song as a commentary on their short… Continue
The troubled Muslim woman who slashed her Staten Island husband as he slept told police she lay in bed next to him for a half-hour with the knife, weighing whether she should kill him.
"My heart was beating so fast," said Rabia Sarwar, 37, of the moments Wednesday morning before she pounced on her husband, Sheikh Naseem.
"I tried my best to cut his throat," she told police in a five-page, handwritten confession.
An NYPD detective reeking of booze six hours after his night shift ended was busted for drunken driving on Friday after running down a beloved Bronx grandmother.
In a reprise of last month's DWI fatality involving a Brooklyn cop, Kevin Spellman twice refused to take a Breathalyzer test - and it took cops more than five hours to get a court order for a blood sample.
The 22-year police veteran was driving a government-owned 2009… Continue
The man in question is gospel singer BeBe Winans -- who is accused of shoving his ex-wife Debra Winans to the ground in front of their kids back in February. BeBe was on "Oprah" on Friday to pimp out his new gospel CD -- his domestic violence charge is pending until another court hearing next year.
Debra tells TMZ she's "hurt by Oprah's decision to have Bebe on the show" -- especially after she refused to have Chris Brown on her show in the wake… Continue