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Man accused in fiery liquid attacks on New York City subway riders

May. 26, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man set a cup of liquid on fire and tossed it at a fellow subway rider in New York City, setting the victim's shirt ablaze and injuring him, police said Sunday. The random attack happened on a No. 1 train in lower Manhattan on Saturday afternoon, city police said,...

3 falcon chicks hatch atop the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York City

May. 25, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three peregrine falcon chicks have hatched in a nest built at the top of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York City, officials said. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges and Tunnels said Friday that the chicks hatched in a nesting box set up by the...

Trump appeared on stage at his Bronx rally with two rappers charged in a felony gang case

May. 24, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump, at his rally this week in the Bronx, invited two rappers on stage who have been charged in a sweeping gang case, with one of them facing attempted murder charges. Michael Williams, better known as Sheff G, is a 25-year-old rapper whose...

At 75, NYC Ballet is getting older. Its audience is skewing younger, and that's the plan

May. 24, 2024 00:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alice McDermott settled into her seat at New York City Ballet on a recent Friday night, excited to see her first-ever ballet performance. The 31-year-old Manhattanite, who works in recruiting, was on a fun girls' night out with three friends she’d met through work, starting with...

Holocaust museum will host free field trips for eighth graders in New York City public schools

May. 23, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Holocaust museum in New York City will offer free educational field trips to eighth grade students in public schools in a program announced Thursday aimed at combating antisemitism. The program will allow up to 85,000 students at traditional public schools and...

Independent booksellers continued to expand in 2023, with more than 200 new stores opening

May. 23, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Erin Decker was a middle school librarian in Kissimmee, Florida, increasingly frustrated by the state's book bans and worried that she couldn't make a difference remaining in her job. So, she and fellow librarian Tania Galiñanes thought of a way...

NYC is beginning to evict some people in migrant shelters under stricter rules

May. 22, 2024 20:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City stepped up its efforts to push migrants out of its overwhelmed shelters Wednesday as it began enforcing a new rule that limits some adult asylum-seekers to a month in the system before they have to find a bed on their own. Migrants without young...

NYC vowed to reform its protest policing. A crackdown on a pro-Palestinian march is raising doubts

May. 22, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When New York City resolved a lawsuit brought by Black Lives Matter demonstrators last year by agreeing to overhaul how police respond to protests, Mayor Eric Adams praised the suite of reforms as sensible steps to “move our city forward.” But some civil rights...

Sean 'Diddy' Combs accused of 2003 sexual assault in lawsuit

May. 22, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former model accused Sean “Diddy” Combs of sexually assaulting her at his New York City recording studio in 2003 in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the latest in a series of allegations against the embattled hip-hop mogul. The woman said she was a successful...

Ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani pleads not guilty to felony charges in Arizona election interference case

May. 21, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani pleaded not guilty Tuesday to nine felony charges stemming from his role in an effort to overturn Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss in Arizona to Joe Biden. Ten others, including former Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli...