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Theodore Roosevelt statue at New York museum to be relocated

Jun. 23, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent statue of Theodore Roosevelt at the entrance of The American Museum of Natural History will be removed after years of criticism that it symbolizes colonial subjugation and racial discrimination. The New York City Public Design Commission...

Adams takes fragile lead in NYC Democratic mayoral primary

Jun. 23, 2021 04:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams appeared to take a fragile lead Tuesday in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary, but it could be weeks before it becomes clear who is actually on top in the first citywide election to use ranked choice voting. ...

Too early to declare who won 8-way primary for Manhattan DA

Jun. 23, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On TV dramas, cases brought by the Manhattan district attorney usually wrap up in about an hour. Figuring out who’s likely to be the borough’s next district attorney in real life will take a bit longer. A winner in the Democratic primary for the...

Prosecutors balk at Avenatti's 7th sentencing delay request

Jun. 22, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors did not find Michael Avenatti’s seventh request to delay sentencing a charm, saying Tuesday that the once high profile California lawyer should be forced to hear his punishment next week for trying to extort Nike for up to $25 million. In...

Judge nixes New York City's 'vague' ban on police restraints

Jun. 22, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge Tuesday struck down a New York City law that had prohibited the city's police officers from putting pressure on a person’s torso while making an arrest, calling the measure “unconstitutionally vague.” Manhattan Judge Laurence Love wrote in...

Last votes being cast across New York in party primaries

Jun. 22, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Voters across New York were casting their final ballots in party primaries Tuesday, including a hotly contested mayoral race in New York City. With no presidential or congressional races at stake, turnout was expected to be a fraction of what the state...

Trump's company sues NYC for canceling golf course deal

Jun. 21, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump Organization sued New York City on Monday for cancelling its contract to run a golf course in the Bronx earlier this year, a move it said was politically motivated and should be reversed. The lawsuit, filed in state court, says nothing in the...

Documentary examines troubled past with Confederate statues

Jun. 21, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Perplexed by America’s controversial relationship with Confederate monuments, “The Daily Show” team member CJ Hunt saw potential for what he thought would make an interesting short film. But not long after beginning the project, he realized a much...

Decision day looms in NY party primaries

Jun. 21, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The final votes are set to be cast Tuesday in New York's party primaries, where mayors, prosecutors, judges and city and county legislators will be on the ballot, along with other municipal offices. The contests include one likely to decide who becomes...

Couric book tour this fall will be in-person, in theaters

Jun. 21, 2021 05:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For her tour this fall to promote her memoir “Going There,” Katie Couric is anticipating not only the interest of her fans but a return to something like a pre-pandemic world. Book events have remained mostly virtual even as movie theaters and...