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UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 11:13 a.m.

Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

A judge denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday, saying the danger to the community that would result if the jet-setting defendant was free formed …


Jeffrey Epstein accuser urges more women to speak out

One of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers urged other women Tuesday to come forward with allegations against the wealthy financier as federal authorities prosecute him on sex charges.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

Financier in sex case went from math whiz to titan

Jeffrey Epstein has long been an enigma, his rags-to-riches ascent shrouded in mystery


Double jeopardy fight looms after Manafort pleads not guilty

Paul Manafort, the imprisoned former chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, pleaded not guilty Thursday to New York state mortgage fraud charges that could keep him locked up even …


Pilot killed in New York City crash wasn’t certified to fly in bad weather

The pilot killed Monday when his helicopter slammed into the roof of a New York City skyscraper was not authorized to fly in limited visibility, according to his pilot certification, …


Who gets to give dietary advice? Health coach fights law

In California, Heather Del Castillo offered tips on natural eating as a health coach. But in Florida, the title didn’t qualify her to give nutrition advice.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 3:06 p.m.

NY puts Democrats a step closer to getting Trump tax returns

New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump’s state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred …


Woodstock 50 organizers-vs-investor clash heads to court

Accusations and counterclaims have piled up as lawyers for organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival and their onetime financial partner head toward a court hearing Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m.

New York Senate OKs giving US House Trump state tax return

New York’s Democrat-controlled Senate approved a bill easily Wednesday that would allow three congressional committees to get access to President Donald Trump’s state tax returns, giving Democrats a potential end-run …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 11:09 a.m.

U.S. measles count rises to 764, driven by New York outbreaks

U.S. health officials say at least 60 more measles cases have been reported, increasing a 2019 tally that is already the highest in 25 years.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 11:50 a.m.

Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as the rapper tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls, law enforcement officials said Thursday.


U.S. measles count up to 555, with most new cases in New York

U.S. measles cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Are cashless stores discriminatory? New York City could follow New Jersey and Philadelphia with a ban as cities struggle with the potential impact of cashless stores on those who don’t …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Trump aiming to make it harder for states to block pipelines

President Donald Trump wants to make it harder for states to scuttle pipelines and other energy projects based on concerns about their impact on water quality.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

NYC orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak

New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak centered in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and ordered mandatory vaccinations in the neighborhood.


Reputed Gambino crime boss shot to death in New York City

The reputed boss of New York’s Gambino crime family was gunned down outside his home, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, the custom-tailored tabloid regular John …


New York’s Finger Lakes region has it all: history, adventure, outdoors

New York’s Finger Lakes region is a beautiful destination filled with history, adventure and the great outdoors.


N.Y. Gov. Cuomo deems losing 2nd Amazon HQ ‘greatest tragedy’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Amazon’s backing out of a deal to put one of its second headquarters in New York City is the “greatest tragedy” he has seen since he …


Beer from 1886 shipwreck may yield new brew

Ahoy, beer lovers: A bottle from a 133-year-old shipwreck may yield yeast for a new brew in upstate New York.


Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York

Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine’s Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 5:57 p.m.

Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to …


White supremacist pleads guilty to killing black man with sword in New York

A white supremacist from Baltimore on Wednesday pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing a black man in New York with a sword – a crime that officials say was the first …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9 p.m.

2 million in Times Square for New Year’s? Experts say no way

Ryan Seacrest and Anderson Cooper will be there. Snoop Dogg, too. But 1 or 2 million people in New York’s Times Square for New Year’s Eve? As Snoop would say, …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

NY baby named after highway where she was born in a car

It was my way and the highway for a newborn New Yorker, who’s now named after the expressway where she was born in her parents’ minivan as they raced to …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Trucker saves dogs thrown from vehicle on New York highway

A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway. The dogs were rescued …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

Silicon Valley East: Google plans $1B expansion in New York

Google is planning a major expansion in New York City, announcing Monday it will spend more than $1 billion on a new office complex that will allow the internet search …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 1:08 p.m.

Funding for defense in NY sex-trafficking case questioned

Federal prosecutors are challenging how defense lawyers are being paid in the case against a self-improvement organization accused of branding female followers.


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 …