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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.


Lawyer says he gave Trump team dirt on N.Y. AG Schneiderman

A New York lawyer said he told President Donald Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, years ago that former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was abusing women.


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 7:41 p.m.

New York attorney general resigns amid abuse allegations

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who had taken on high-profile roles as an advocate for women’s issues and an antagonist to the policies of President Donald Trump, announced late …


911: Man kills daughter who was also his wife after breakup

A man killed his wife – who was also his daughter – and their 7-month-old son before taking his own life after the woman broke up with him, according to …


Metal object in fatal N.Y. police shooting was a welding torch

The metal object that was mistaken for a gun in a fatal shooting by officers turned out to be the head of a welding torch, according to New York Police …


Lohan fails to convince court her image is in video game

It looks like “Game Over” for actress Lindsay Lohan in her state court fight against a software company for using what she claims is a likeness of her in a …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

5 doctors charged with taking kickbacks to tout painkiller

Five New York City doctors were arrested Friday on charges they accepted bribes and kickbacks from an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company to prescribe large volumes of a highly addictive painkiller.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

Veteran New York Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter dies

Veteran U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, a Kentucky blacksmith’s daughter who went on to chair one Congress’s most important committees, died Friday at a Washington hospital where she was being treated …


Five killed in helicopter crash into New York City’s East River

All five passengers aboard a helicopter that crashed into New York City’s East River were confirmed dead early Monday morning by a NYPD spokesman.


Bomber gets life in prison for New York, New Jersey attacks

A New Jersey man who set off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block, was sentenced Tuesday to …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 8:05 p.m.

Sale of Harvey Weinstein’s company up in air after lawsuit

New York’s attorney general said Monday that executives at Harvey Weinstein’s movie studio enabled and covered up dozens of sexual misconduct allegations against the Hollywood mogul and that any sale …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

As Westminster Dog Show kicks off, Washington competition judge shares view from New York

For the 142nd year running, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show convenes at The Piers and Madison Square Garden. Roughly 3,000 dogs will participate in showmanship and obedience events Monday …


3 Northeast states to sue feds over GOP’s tax overhaul plan

New Jersey and Connecticut are joining New York in planning to sue Washington over the Republican-led federal tax overhaul, the Democratic governors of the three states announced Friday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 10:13 a.m.

NY decrees net neutrality for web firms with state contracts

New York state will require all internet providers to observe net neutrality or risk losing their eligibility for state contracts.


Corruption trial of ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo aide to begin

For decades, Joseph Percoco was among the most loyal aides and confidants to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, so close to his family that the governor once likened him to …