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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

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, 11:40 a.m.

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, 9:55 p.m.

‘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, 8:07 p.m.

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.


US narcotics agent admits role in drug trafficking scheme

A federal narcotics agent scheduled to stand trial this month has pleaded guilty to participating in a decadelong drug conspiracy that involved the smuggling of thousands of kilograms of cocaine …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Big global climate protests on Friday get union support

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York, as unions and some businesses lend their support …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump’s tax returns

New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s tax returns.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

Teen activist sails across Atlantic to go to climate meeting

A 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who crossed the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat to attend a conference on global warming approached New York City’s shores on Wednesday.


Nike signs merchandising agreement with New York City

Sneaker giant Nike will sell New York City-branded merchandise under a two-year licensing agreement.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 11:51 a.m.

New York, 2 other states sue over Trump immigration rule

New York state, New York City, Connecticut and Vermont sued the federal government Tuesday over new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

2 guards suspended and warden reassigned after Epstein death

Two guards assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein the night he apparently killed himself in jail have been placed on leave and the warden has been reassigned as federal authorities investigate …


Federal New York lockup draws new scrutiny in Epstein death

The apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein has brought new scrutiny to a federal jail in New York that, despite chronic understaffing, houses some of the highest-security inmates in the country.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 5:27 p.m.

Officials say financier Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York

The FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office will investigate how Jeffrey Epstein died in an apparent suicide Saturday, while the probe into sexual abuse allegations against the well-connected …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 4:37 p.m.

Man who threatened Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, others, found guilty

A Grand Island, N.Y., man accused of leaving threatening voicemails for House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., last year was found guilty Wednesday, according …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 1:27 p.m.

Woodstock 50 is officially canceled

Woodstock 50 is officially canceled. Organizers announced Wednesday that the troubled festival that hit a series of setbacks in the last four months won’t take place next month.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

Jay-Z no longer performing at Woodstock 50 show

Jay-Z’s got 99 problems but Woodstock isn’t one: The rap king has pulled out of the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival just weeks before the troubled event is supposed to take …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

‘His spirit just bloomed’: Renowned AIDS activist, art scholar Douglas Crimp, who grew up in Coeur d’Alene, dies at 74

Douglas Crimp grew up in a house on Sanders Beach in Coeur d’Alene and became a renowned and controversial art scholar and AIDS activist with ACT UP. He died this …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Trump sues House panel, NY to protect state tax returns

President Donald Trump is suing the House Ways and Means Committee and New York state officials to prevent his state tax returns from being turned over to the congressional committee.


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 2:03 p.m.

Morgenthau, iconic ex-Manhattan district attorney, has died

Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, who spent more than three decades jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean, died Sunday. He was …


Looking to declaw your cat? Don’t look in New York anymore

New York has become the first state to ban the declawing of cats. The measure was signed into law Monday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo after lawmakers passed it in …


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 …