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Ex-union boss at Rikers Island jail convicted of corruption

Aug. 15, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former union boss who was once thought of as the king of New York City's jails may be headed to federal prison after a jury convicted him of corruption charges Wednesday. The Manhattan jury returned its verdict against Norman Seabrook months after another jury deadlocked on the charges...

Officials unveil plan to replace Rikers with smaller jails

Aug. 15, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City unveiled an ambitious plan on Wednesday to replace the notorious Rikers Island jail complex with four smaller lockups located in densely populated neighborhoods, including turning an Art Deco government building that went up in lower Manhattan in 1930 into a tower for up to...

The Latest: Ex-union boss at NY jail convicted of corruption

Aug. 15, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of the former head of New York City's jail guard union (all times local): 5 p.m. A former union official who was once thought of as the king of New York City's jails may be headed to federal prison. A jury in Manhattan on Wednesday convicted Norman Seabrook of honest...

John Lennon's killer is up for parole for 10th time

Aug. 15, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The man who killed John Lennon is up for parole again. Mark David Chapman is scheduled to go before New York's parole board next week, in what will be his 10th attempt to win release. A decision is expected within two weeks of the parole hearing. The now 63-year-old Chapman is serving...

Actress returns laptops, calls theft claims publicity stunt

Aug. 14, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two laptops actress Sean Young was accused of stealing from a movie production company that had fired her were returned Tuesday after the new director urged her to "please turn yourself in to the police, who are looking for you." The two laptops producers said she stole from a New York...

The Latest: Laptops Sean Young accused of stealing returned

Aug. 14, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on laptops actress Sean Young is accused of stealing (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Two laptops actress Sean Young was accused of stealing from a movie production company that had fired her were returned Tuesday after the new director urged her to "please turn yourself in to the...

Judge denies request to move US trial for 'El Chapo'

Aug. 14, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. judge on Tuesday denied a request by notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to move his trial as a way to alleviate the public spectacle created by the intense security measures being used to transport him to court. The measures have included shutting down the Brooklyn...

Jazz superstar, boxing champ added to Italian American mural

Aug. 12, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A jazz superstar and a boxing champion have been added to a mural in upstate New York. Grammy Award winner Chuck Mangione and ex-welterweight and middleweight world champion Carmen Basilio were added to Rochester's Little Italy Wall Mural on Sunday. The two city natives join other...

Governor: Pact will keep NYC apartment complex affordable

Aug. 12, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City housing complex will stay affordable yet allow tenants the new option of ownership under an agreement announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Democrat unveiled the arrangement Sunday for Westview, a 361-apartment complex on Roosevelt Island in the East River. Westview could have...

GOP uncertain as Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

Aug. 11, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Collins ended his re-election bid Saturday, days after his indictment on insider trading charges, a move that raised questions about how the Republican Party might replace him with another nominee in one of New York's most conservative districts. The move came after Collins...