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NY moves to ensure Trump pardons can't nix state charges

May. 21, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A presidential pardon won't be enough to clear someone associated with the commander-in-chief of similar state charges under legislation approved by New York state lawmakers Tuesday. The bill, which now moves to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revises the exceptions to the state's double...

The Latest: California also suing over Trump health rule

May. 21, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on states suing the Trump administration over a rule allowing medical providers to cite religious beliefs in declining to perform abortions (all times local): 4:30 p.m. California has joined nearly two dozen states and municipalities in suing the federal government to stop a new...

3 charged in $875,000 bribes-for-apartments case in NYC

May. 21, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say the key to get into a Brooklyn affordable housing complex was bribery — about $875,000 of it. Two Luna Park Housing Corp. board members and an office manager pleaded not guilty Tuesday to conspiracy and other charges. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez told...

States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions

May. 21, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. A Manhattan federal court lawsuit asked a judge to declare the...

NYPD officer says he inflated charge against Eric Garner

May. 21, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After Eric Garner's death following a confrontation with New York City police five years ago, one officer involved in the struggle wrote up paperwork that exaggerated the seriousness of the dead man's suspected crime, that officer testified Tuesday. Officer Justin Damico said that after...

Immigrants rally for drivers licenses in New York

May. 21, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Immigrants from around New York state have rallied at the state Capitol to call on legislators to authorize driver's licenses for residents who entered the country illegally. Tuesday's event featured remarks from top lawmakers including Democratic Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, of the...

Frazier, Eaton exchange more barbs from a distance

May. 21, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets third baseman Todd Frazier and Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton were back at it with more barbs Tuesday. During New York's 5-3 win on Monday the two jawed at each other from a distance, prompting several Nationals to take a few steps out of the dugout before Frazier and Eaton were...

Report: Many Uber, Lyft drivers fail to respond to recalls

May. 21, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to Consumer Reports. But taking a taxi or limousine isn't necessarily a safer option: nearly a quarter of traditional for-hire vehicles in New York City such...

$175 million solar power project planned for central Indiana

May. 21, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A $175 million solar power project is planned for central Indiana. Officials announced Tuesday that plans call for Brooklyn, New York-based Ranger Power to build the solar project in Shelby County starting in 2022. Those involved in the "Speedway Solar" project says that when it's...

APNewsBreak: Yanks, Red Sox play on artificial turf London

May. 21, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf for the first time in more than 2,200 games over a century. Major League Baseball has access to Olympic Stadium for 21...