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Teenager charged over New York NYE machete attack

Trevor Bickford - who was also charged with two counts of attempted assault - travelled to NYC by train from Maine before the attack, police said.

US media reported his family recently told the FBI they feared he was being radicalised by Islamist extremists.

Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said the attack was "unprovoked".

The three officers - one of whom suffered a fractured skull after being struck by the machete - were all released from hospital on Sunday.

Car ploughs into pedestrians in Times Square

Witnesses said the motorist drove a burgundy Honda sedan against traffic and onto the footpath and sped along more than three city blocks, knocking people over.

The car crashed into a pole and came to rest at 45th Street and Broadway before police took the driver away.

Authorities said there was no indication it was an act of terrorism.

Topless women of Times Square say they can't be restricted

Click. His mom takes a picture for the family album and hands the women a dollar bill.

It's one of dozens of interactions that take place every day with a growing legion of bare-chested ladies who seek tips by posing with passing men, women and, yes, children. Facing what they see as a cringe-worthy crisis after decades of scrubbing Times Square's once-sleazy image, some city officials are now proposing to confine both the topless women and the costumed characters working alongside them to designated "activity zones."