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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

ICE ups ante in standoff with NYC: ‘This is not a request’

NEW YORK – Federal authorities are turning to a new tactic in the escalating conflict over New York City’s so-called sanctuary policies, issuing four “immigration subpoenas” to the city for …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Appeals court keeps block of Trump immigration rule in place

A federal appeals court in New York on Wednesday rejected a motion from the Trump administration that would have allowed it to implement a policy connecting the use of public …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

US won’t grant Iran foreign minister visa for UN visit

The U.S. won’t issue Iran’s foreign minister a visa to travel to the United Nations later this week, contending there was not enough time to process the request.

Harvey Weinstein indicted on new sex crimes charges in LA

Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on new sex crime charges in Los Angeles, just as his trial on separate rape and sexual assault charges in New York was poised to …

Family of Hanukkah attack victim calls for end of hatred

The daughter of a man gravely wounded in an attack on a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City made an emotional plea Thursday to end hatred and anti-Semitism, saying …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Hate crimes charges against man accused in Hanukkah stabbing

Handwritten journals containing anti-Semitic references were found in the home of the man charged with federal hate crimes Monday in the stabbing of five people celebrating Hanukkah at a rabbi’s …

5 stabbed at Hanukkah celebration north of NYC

Authorities say that five people were stabbed north of New York City during a Hanukkah celebration late Saturday night and a possible suspect has been located

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019

Don Imus, New York radio legend, dead at 79

Radio icon Don Imus – a New York institution for decades at WNBC and WFAN – is dead at 79.

NYC ups policing in Jewish areas after spate of attacks

New York City is increasing its police presence in some Brooklyn neighborhoods with large Jewish populations after possibly anti-Semitic attacks during the Hanukkah holiday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said after …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

Police locate teen suspected of killing of Barnard freshman

A 14-year-old boy suspected of fatally stabbing a Barnard College freshman in a park near the school’s New York City campus has been found following a two-week manhunt, police said …

To battle opioid crisis, some track overdoses in real time

Drug overdose patients rushed to some emergency rooms in New York’s Hudson Valley are asked a series of questions: Do you have stable housing? Do you have food? Times and …

Judge greenlights suit challenging ICE arrests at NY courts

A New York judge denied the U.S. government’s request Thursday to toss out a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Starbucks settles claim that sick time rule violated NYC law

Starbucks violated New York City’s paid sick leave law by making ailing workers find substitutes or face possible discipline or even firing, officials said Thursday in announcing a settlement with …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Judge tosses Paul Manafort’s fraud case in New York

A New York judge threw out state mortgage fraud charges against Paul Manafort, ruling Wednesday that the criminal case was too similar to one that has already landed President Donald …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Trump pays $2 million in damages ordered by judge over misuse of charity funds, according to New York attorney general

President Donald Trump has paid $2 million in court-ordered damages for misusing funds in a tax-exempt charity he controlled, the New York Attorney General said Tuesday.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Exxon Mobil prevails in lawsuit over climate regulations

Exxon Mobil prevailed Tuesday in a lawsuit accusing the energy giant of downplaying the toll that climate change regulations could take on its business, with a judge saying the state …

Buffalo bishop resigns under fire for handling of misconduct

The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has resigned following widespread criticism over how he handled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

An intoxicated man broke into her house. This 82-year-old bodybuilder ‘did a number’ on him, she says.

An intruder busted into a New York woman’s home last Thursday night. He didn’t count on the home owner being an 82-year-old award-winning bodybuilder.

New York joins states suing e-cigarette maker Juul

New York has joined the ranks of states suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, Juul Labs Inc., saying the company used deceptive marketing practices to reel in young users.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Epstein jail guards charged with falsifying records

Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Bishop who investigated sex abuse accused of sex abuse

A Roman Catholic bishop named by Pope Francis to investigate the church’s response to clergy sexual abuse in Buffalo, New York, has himself been accused of sexual abuse of a …

Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit against NY over tax returns

A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against New York officials that was aimed at preventing the release of his tax returns.

Judge orders Trump to pay $2M for charity foundation misuse

A New York judge on Thursday ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to an array of charities to resolve a lawsuit alleging he misused his own charitable foundation …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Appeals court agrees Trump tax returns can be turned over

President Donald Trump’s tax returns can be turned over to state criminal investigators by his personal accountant, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Monday.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Storms kill 2, knock out power, downs trees on East Coast

Storms that began on Halloween have killed at least two people, caused flooding, down trees and power lines and damaged homes from the Deep South to the Northeast

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Mattis jabs Trump in comedic address; critics say former secretary should go further

For the last year, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has taken heat for his reluctance to directly criticize President Donald Trump, especially after he resigned from the position in protest …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Judge rejects Trump challenge to release of his tax returns

A federal judge Monday emphatically rejected President Donald Trump’s challenge to the release of his tax returns to New York prosecutors, saying the president’s broad claim of immunity from all …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

‘I want a future’: Global youth protests urge climate action

Young people afraid for their futures protested around the globe Friday to implore leaders to tackle climate change, turning out by the hundreds of thousands to insist that the warming …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Trump sues Manhattan DA seeking to block tax return subpoena

President Donald Trump asked a federal judge Thursday to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns.

Michigan bans flavored e-cigarettes a day after New York

Michigan banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Wednesday, the latest state to act following hundreds of serious breathing issues in people using vaping devices that prompted a federal investigation.