NBC News Investigations unit reporter covering U.S. law enforcement, surveillance issues and occasionally writing about music. @CDFrancescani
Dylan's transformation from folk singer to rock icon unfolded over the course of 18 chaotic months in 1965 and 1966 during which he released three of the greatest albums in rock and roll history...his method of trying songs in different arrangements can provide for some fascinating insights, even years later.
The Benghazi Committee staffer who says he was fired for resisting participation in what he called a politically motivated probe of Hillary Clinton is not protected under federal whistleblower laws - an exemption that one labor lawyer called "inexcusable."
Cheap, powerful and wildly unpredictable in quality, K2 poses a different set of challenges from trying to get older drugs off the streets of New York City, according to local, state and federal officials.
Members of Suffolk County’s 15 model airplane-flying clubs fear their wings will be clipped by a proposal to ban drones over property owned by the Long Island county.
A 2015 National Research Council study concluded that it's more lucrative from many states to smuggle untaxed cigarettes than uncut cocaine into New York.
As the search for two escaped inmates in upstate New York riveted the nation, another intense manhunt for a prisoner has been unfolding about six hours south in New York City, with far less fanfare.
There are thousands of cameras following you, anyone can watch, and it’s all legal.
The dawn of drone cinema is upon us. And the view will blow your mind.
Conn. Investigators Moving Forward in Bizarre Bomb ...
“Etan was dead before his mom even knew he was missing [and] then his family and countless others spent the next three decades looking for him,” a Manhattan prosecutor told jurors. “That journey ends here.”
For the first time since 6-year-old Etan Patz vanished on his way to a New York City bus stop in 1979, fueling a national missing children’s movement, a criminal jury is set Wednesday to begin weighing evidence against the man accused of killing the child.
Researchers say they’ve uncovered more than 1,000 items lifted from other authors in Dylan’s ‘Chronicles.’ And that’s just the beginning.
Unprecedented stream of fighters worries counter terror officials.
With FBI biometric database, what happens in Vegas doesn't stay there anymore.
A month after the killings of two NYPD officers set off a dramatic public confrontation between union leaders and a mayor elected on a vow to reform the police department, New Yorkers are not happy with either side in the long-running debate about law enforcement and race in the nation’s biggest metropolis.