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Schism leads to dueling women's march events in NYC

Jan. 18, 2019 11:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Conflicts over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism will mean that women protesting on the second anniversary of the Women's March on Washington are faced with competing demonstrations this weekend in New York City. One procession, around the edge of Central Park and down Sixth...

US government files appeals notice after 2020 census ruling

Jan. 17, 2019 6:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department began its appeal Thursday of a New York judge's ruling stopping the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census for the first time since 1950. Garrett Coyle, a Justice Department attorney based in Washington, filed the one-page notice of...

Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer

Jan. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault case thrown out. Weinstein and high-profile defense attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement Thursday that they "have agreed to part ways" and that new lawyers would be...

Federal inmates in New York denied visits amid shutdown

Jan. 15, 2019 7:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal inmates awaiting trial in New York have refused meals after being denied visits with their families and lawyers due to staffing shortages worsened by the partial government shutdown, defense attorneys said Tuesday. David Patton, the head of the federal defender office in New York,...

Cuomo unveils plan to make NY 11th state to legalize pot

Jan. 15, 2019 6:19 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The measure would permit personal use as well as retail sales of the drug. Marijuana taxes would raise an estimated $300 million a year,...

Rockstar defends Pinkerton name in 'Red Dead Redemption 2'

Jan. 14, 2019 9:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rockstar Games is firing back in a legal tussle over the use of a Pinkerton security company's name in its video game "Red Dead Redemption 2." Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations sent a cease and desist letter to Rockstar and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive, in December,...

Sears' chairman stands at the center of fight for company

Jan. 14, 2019 7:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As Sears teeters on the brink of collapse, one man stands at the center of the fight for the future of the iconic retailer. Eddie Lampert plays several often-conflicting roles in what could be the final chapter for the company that began as a mail order watch business 132 years ago. He's...

Elderly couple die in luxury Manhattan high-rise blaze

Jan. 12, 2019 6:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An elderly Manhattan couple died in a blaze that engulfed their luxury high-rise apartment before dawn Saturday and sent flames roaring out the windows. Investigators are looking into the possibility that cigarette smoking in bed may have caused the fire at the famed River House co-op on...

McCarrick accuser cooperates with NYC prosecutors on abuse

Jan. 12, 2019 2:10 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The key accuser in the sex abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has met with New York City prosecutors, evidence that the scandal that has convulsed the papacy is now part of the broader U.S. law enforcement investigation into sex abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church....

NYPD leader says officers bludgeoned 2 men in self-defense

Jan. 11, 2019 6:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's police commissioner on Friday praised officers who were recorded bludgeoning two people with batons, saying the officers were defending themselves after being attacked by a man who had a history of getting into fights with police and then filing lawsuits over the...