There are 30 active fires across nine western states. While the conversation about fire policy typically involves the west, wildfire is a reality in New York State.
City Hall is reminding New Yorkers that the city's drinking water system and most other water-related infrastructure is safe.
The legal attack led by Public Advocate Letitia James alleges the city has failed to address lengthy delays and abuse in the foster-care system. Some believe a courtroom is the wrong forum to tackle those issues, but suit supporters say the time for other approaches has passed.
Legionnaire's Disease sounds scary this week. Early in the city's history, diseases like yellow fever and diphtheria killed scores more.