Pedro Hernandez was handed the maximum sentence for the 1979 murder of the New York six-year-old, but maintained his innocence.
Provocative far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos quit the right wing Breitbart News website amid a firestorm over comments that condoned sex between men and young teenage boys.
Supporters of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump have appropriated the phrase “basket of deplorables” - used by Hillary Clinton during the campaign to pillory some of his backers - to plan an inauguration party called the “Deploraball.”
A New York clothing salesman known as the “Son of Sal” serial killer was convicted on Wednesday of three counts of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting deaths of three shopkeepers in Brooklyn, including two Jews, prosecutors said.
Iconic New York delicatessen Katz’s has won a legal battle to force a Florida restaurant to change its name.