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FILE - In this May 4, 2011, file photo, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera arrives at the Walter Reade Theater in New York. The former CNBC anchor will challenge Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in the Democratic primary on June 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

Former CNBC host Caruso-Cabrera to challenge Ocasio-Cortez

Feb. 11, 2020 12:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera said Tuesday she will run against U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, joining a dozen other candidates who have announced plans to challenge the high-profile freshman from New York City. Caruso-Cabrera told CNBC that she will run against...

The LaQuan Smith collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

LaQuan Smith puts on a NY Fashion Week show of sexy black

Feb. 9, 2020 1:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LaQuan Smith brought the sexy to New York Fashion Week in a mostly black collection of slinky evening dresses, ultra-short party wear and killer cold-weather coats of leather and fur. The Queens, New York-born luxury designer, who made a name for himself dressing Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and...

This Nov. 28, 2017 file photo shows former Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones, center, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C. A jury in Queens criminal court found Jones guilty of misdemeanor assault, on Thursday, for the punch that killed 35-year-old Sandor Szabo in August 2018.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Assistant basketball coach guilty of assault for fatal punch

Feb. 7, 2020 6:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Wake Forest University assistant basketball coach has been convicted of assault for fatally punching a man in New York City. A jury in Queens criminal court found Jamill Jones guilty of misdemeanor assault on Thursday for the punch that killed 35-year-old Sandor Szabo in August...

Feds ask judges to enforce immigration subpoenas sent to NYC

Feb. 3, 2020 6:22 PM EST

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn asked two judges Monday to compel New York City to provide immigration authorities information about a pair of inmates accused of being in the country unlawfully. The court motions come amid an escalating conflict between the Trump administration and the nation's largest city over...

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...

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...