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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Finger pointing, frustration in eastern U.S. storm’s aftermath

Exhausted commuters pointed fingers and demanded answers Friday, a day after a modest snowstorm stranded motorists on slippery roads for hours, paralyzed the public transit network serving New York City …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:31 a.m.

It’s official: Amazon says Northern Virginia, New York will get headquarters expansion

Amazon on Tuesday made it official: The company’s headquarters expansion will be in Arlington County, Virginia, and the Long Island City neighborhood of New York.


Bangladeshi immigrant convicted in NYC subway bombing

A Bangladeshi immigrant convicted Tuesday of supporting a terrorist group after setting off a pipe bomb in New York City’s busiest subway station let the jury leave before saying he …


New York sues ExxonMobil, accusing it of deceiving investors about climate change risks

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood sued ExxonMobil on Wednesday, accusing the oil giant of defrauding investors about the financial risks of climate change and lying about how it was …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

MoviePass operations under investigation by New York AG

The company that runs the beleaguered MoviePass discount service for theater tickets is being investigated by the New York Attorney General on allegations that it misled investors.


New York’s Cuomo blasts Trump, Republicans in protest clash

Gov. Andrew Cuomo questioned Sunday why state Republicans would have invited the founder of a far-right group to speak in Manhattan, and he blamed them and President Donald Trump for …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

Bloomberg becomes Democrat again, looks at presidential run

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is officially a Democrat again.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 2:12 p.m.

Twenty die when limo on way to birthday party blows stop sign

A limousine on its way to a birthday party blew a stop sign at the end of a highway, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians in …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Holocaust survivor who visited Spokane in June dies after being struck by car in New York City

A survivor of the Holocaust who came to Spokane in June was struck and killed by a car in New York on Thursday. He was 91.


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.