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3 men found dead in separate NYC overnight blazes

Jan. 20, 2020 3:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities on Monday were investigating the deaths of three men in separate overnight blazes, with two of the men found in unusual circumstances. The New York Police Department said the first fire was shortly before 3 a.m. on Casals Place in the Bronx. Emergency officials found an...

Matthew Albence, right, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, speaks during a news conference, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. The country's top immigration official blamed the

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

Jan. 18, 2020 7:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 information about inmates wanted for deportation. “This is not a request — it's a...

Matthew Albence, right, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, speaks during a news conference, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. The country's top immigration official blamed the

ICE leader blames 'sanctuary' policies for NYC killing

Jan. 17, 2020 3:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The country's top immigration official blamed the “sanctuary policies” of New York City on Friday for the sexual assault and killing of a 92-year-old woman, while the mayor's office decried such rhetoric as “fear, hate and attempts to divide.” Matthew Albence,...

Awkwafina, from left, BD Wong, Bowen Yang, Lori Tan Chinn, Lucia Aniello, Karey Dornetto and Teresa Hsiao speak at the

Awkwafina gets 2nd season of new cable network comedy series

Jan. 14, 2020 2:47 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Awkwafina may not have an Oscar nomination, but the breakout star has already secured a second-season renewal of her new Comedy Central series. “Awkwafina is Nora from Queeens” debuts Jan. 22. The network said Tuesday it was adding a second season for the show based on...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, the incoming New York City Police Commissioner, attends a news conference at New York's City Hall. Shea is drawing on his early days as a patrolman as he pushes the nation’s largest police department to cultivate deeper bonds with the communities it serves. Shea says that will be key to building trust and cutting crime. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NYPD’s new leader: Helping people is at heart of police work

Jan. 12, 2020 8:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On the Bronx streets where New York City’s new police commissioner started as a patrolman in the crime-ravaged early 1990s, gunfire and burned-out buildings were everywhere. Sometimes the police radio would crackle with a different kind of call, not for a shooting or stabbing but...

Patrons gather outside of Neir's Tavern on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. The 190-year-old New York City tavern where scenes from the movie

Rent deal means it's not last call for historic NYC tavern

Jan. 11, 2020 11:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 190-year-old New York City tavern where scenes from the movie “Goodfellas” were filmed will stay open thanks to a deal reached Friday by the bar's owner and his landlord, city officials said. Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Queens Chamber of Commerce announced “a...

NYC man charged with murder, sex abuse in death of woman, 92

Jan. 10, 2020 6:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 21-year-old man was arrested Friday on charges of murder and sexual abuse for allegedly attacking a 92-year-old woman as she walked near her home in Queens. Authorities say Reeaz Khan, of Queens, assaulted the victim, Maria Fuertes, in the early morning hours of Jan. 6. Surveillance...

Deaths of infant twins who lived in NYC shelter investigated

Jan. 10, 2020 6:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of 2-month old twins who lived in a New York City homeless shelter, police said Friday. Emergency responders were called to the scene of the scene of the Landing, a Queens hotel being used as a city-funded family shelter, shortly after 3 p.m. The...

Woman caught in NYC terrorism sting sentenced to 15 years

Jan. 9, 2020 2:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a New York City woman to 15 years in federal prison for studying how to make bombs for a terrorist attack that prosecutors said would have targeted law enforcement in the United States. Asia Siddiqui, 35, of Queens, admitted in federal court in Brooklyn that she...

Man gets prison term for role in ATM 'skimming' scheme

Jan. 8, 2020 8:30 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man involved in a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from ATMs by a process known as "skimming" has been sentenced to five years in prison, according to federal prosecutors in New Jersey. Bogdan Rusu, 39, of Queens, was also ordered Tuesday to pay $390,141...