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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 1:42 p.m.

Could Trump meet Kim in New York this month?

In recent weeks it’s become clear that Donald Trump wants to meet with Kim Jong Un again, and the North Korean leader has told the White House he’d like more …


Cuomo defeats Nixon in NY gubernatorial primary

Gov. Andrew Cuomo overcame a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat.


Nicki Minaj and Cardi B’s feud is spilling over into Cuomo and Nixon’s gubernatorial fight

Will everyone’s favorite celebrity feud mash up with one of the country’s most-watched political faceoffs? The notorious shoe-throwing, bench-clearing fight between rappers Nicki Minaj and Cardi B at a New …


New York attorney general issues subpoenas to every Catholic diocese in the state

The New York attorney general’s office has issued subpoenas to every Catholic diocese in the state, becoming the latest U.S. state to embark on a major investigation of sex crimes …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

Groundbreaking alternative paper Village Voice shuts down

The Village Voice, the Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative weekly known for its muckraking investigations, exhaustive arts criticism, naughty personal ads and neurosis-laden cartoons, is going out of business after 63 years.


Kushner Cos. fined $210K by New York for false documents

The Kushner family real estate company has been fined $210,000 by New York City regulators following an Associated Press investigation that showed it routinely filed false documents with the city …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Dershowitz says New York probe, not Mueller, is ‘greatest threat’ to Trump

President Donald Trump should be more worried about prosecutors in New York than about the ongoing Russia probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller III, retired Harvard Law School professor …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 2:33 p.m.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his ‘inartful’ remark: ‘Of course America is great’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, running for a third term and a potential candidate for president in 2020, acknowledged Friday that he was “inartful” when he said this week that America “was …


Find an eagle feather? U.S. law says don’t take it. Cuomo did

A federal law prohibits non-Native Americans from possessing bald eagle parts, including feathers. The law has been on the books for nearly 80 years, but most Americans, Cuomo included, probably …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Beasts unburden: Donkeys at mini ranch help people de-stress

In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group …


NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

New York City moved Wednesday to regulate the explosive growth of Uber and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new licenses for ride-hailing services.


Washington AG sues New York man, says he set up bogus charities here

The 60-year-old man, is accused of setting up six fake nonprofits here, and establishing similar bogus charities in eight other states, all using variations on the names for the United …


GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading

Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information that he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology company to …


NRA sues New York officials for hurting ability to operate

The National Rifle Association is suffering grave financial harm that threatens its ability to pursue its advocacy mission because of a blacklisting campaign by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Washington, five other states and NYC sue U.S. over immigration-related policy

Six states and New York City sued the federal government Wednesday, joining other cities and states who say the government is trying to unlawfully force “sanctuary” communities to engage in …


Jared Kushner’s family firm accused of pushing out tenants

More than a dozen current and former residents of the building told the Associated Press that they believe the Kushner Cos.’ relentless construction, along with rent hikes of $500 a …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer denies producer told magazine he traded acting roles for sex

Shortly after magazine publication of a story in which Harvey Weinstein was quoted as saying he traded actings roles for sex, Weinstein’s attorney Benjamin Brafman, who was present for what …


Donate to Cynthia Nixon campaign for N.Y. governor, win a bong

Cynthia Nixon fans who agree with the former “Sex and the City” star that marijuana should be legalized can support her campaign for governor of New York by entering a …


Actress Cynthia Nixon says son has come out as transgender

Actress and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has announced that her oldest child has come out as transgender.


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 10 p.m.

New York murder suspect arrested in Spokane

A homicide suspect from New York was arrested recently in Spokane after police theorize he drove more than 2,000 miles in a few days.


Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer lead New York’s Mermaid Parade

Throngs of people dressed as mermaids, fish and other aquatic creatures packed New York’s Coney Island on Saturday for a sun-soaked edition of the zany Mermaid Parade.


New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation

President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation served as a personal piggy bank for his businesses, legal bills and presidential campaign, New York’s attorney general said Wednesday as she sued the charity, …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Beep Beeeeeep! Traffic greets U.S. Open golfers at Shinnecock Hills

The world’s best golfers are crossing their fingers and hoping for luck as they head to Shinnecock Hills for the U.S. Open this week. It’s not the pin placements or …


30-year-old leaves parents’ home with help from Alex Jones

The 30-year-old man whose eviction from his parents’ suburban home drew national attention finally left Friday, hours before a court-ordered deadline, with financial help from right-wing radio host and conspiracy …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

North Koreans to meet Trump; ‘good progress’ toward summit

A top aide to Kim Jong Un will make a rare visit to Washington Friday to hand a letter from the North Korean leader to President Donald Trump, Secretary of …


Working Families Party formally endorses Cynthia Nixon

New York’s progressive Working Families Party formally endorsed “Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon on Saturday as its gubernatorial candidate – challenging incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 10:50 a.m.

U.S. arrest, raids in Seattle pot probe with China ties

U.S. authorities have arrested a Seattle woman and conducted raids in an investigation into what they say is an international criminal operation tied to China.


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 12:07 p.m.

Former Playboy centerfold apparently jumps to death with 7-year-old son

A former Playboy centerfold involved in a custody battle apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son to their deaths from the 25th floor of a Manhattan hotel, law enforcement officials said …


Kennedy Center festival shines spotlight on Cuban culture

Renewed tensions between the U.S. and Cuba aren’t stopping the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from shining a spotlight on the island’s rich cultural heritage during what’s …


Ex-NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg warns of ‘epidemic of dishonesty’

Americans are facing an “epidemic of dishonesty” in Washington that’s more dangerous than terrorism or communism.