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How to get rid of NYC rats without brutality? Birth control is one idea

Apr. 14, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

New York lawmakers are proposing rules to humanely drive down the population of rats and other rodents, eyeing contraception and a ban on glue traps as alternatives to poison or a slow, brutal death. Politicians have long come up with creative ways to battle the rodents, but some...

A jury of his peers: A look at how jury selection will work in Donald Trump's first criminal trial

Apr. 13, 2024 23:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's history-making criminal trial is set to start Monday with a simple but extraordinary procedural step that is vital to American democracy. A group of regular citizens — Trump's peers, in the eyes of the law — will be chosen to decide whether the former president...

Ojeda, Fernández, Freese carry NYCFC to 2-0 victory over Revolution

Apr. 13, 2024 22:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Agustín Ojeda scored the first goal of his career early in the second half, Julián Fernández scored late and New York City FC pulled out a 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium. Neither team scored until Ojeda found the...

Faith Ringgold, pioneering Black quilt artist and author, dies at 93

Apr. 13, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Faith Ringgold, an award-winning author and artist who broke down barriers for Black female artists and became famous for her richly colored and detailed quilts combining painting, textiles and storytelling, has died. She was 93. The artist's assistant, Grace...

Officer who fatally shot Kawaski Trawick 5 years ago won't be disciplined, police commissioner says

Apr. 12, 2024 21:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Kawaski Trawick inside his Bronx apartment five years ago will not face internal discipline, the city’s police commissioner, Edward Caban, announced Friday. In a statement, Caban said the...

Robert MacNeil, creator and first anchor of PBS 'NewsHour' nightly newscast, dies at 93

Apr. 12, 2024 20:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert MacNeil, who created the even-handed, no-frills PBS newscast “The MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour” in the 1970s and co-anchored the show with his late partner, Jim Lehrer, for two decades, died on Friday. He was 93. MacNeil died of natural causes at New...

New York county loses bid to prevent state legal challenge of its ban on female transgender athletes

Apr. 12, 2024 18:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A county outside New York City has lost its bid to block the state from taking legal action against its ban on women’s and girls teams that include female transgender players, state Attorney General Letitia James said Friday. U.S. District Court Judge Nusrat...

Biden tells racial justice meeting, 'We've kept our promises,' as he looks to energize Black voters

Apr. 12, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden virtually addressed the Rev. Al Sharpton’s racial justice conference on Friday, telling a sympathetic crowd “we’ve kept our promises” as he ramps up efforts to energize Black voters who will be vital to his reelection bid this fall. ...

Man arrested for allegedly taking a decommissioned NYC fireboat for an overnight cruise

Apr. 11, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man was arrested Thursday for allegedly taking a decommissioned New York City fireboat for an overnight cruise on the Hudson River, before becoming stuck, jumping ship and stealing another vessel, police said. He was charged with two counts of grand larceny,...

New York officials approve $780M soccer stadium for NYCFC to be built next to Mets' home

Apr. 11, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials approved a plan Thursday to build a 25,000-seat stadium for Major League Soccer’s New York City Football Club next to the New York Mets’ stadium, Citi Field. The $780 million soccer stadium, expected to open in 2027, will anchor a 23-acre...