Latest Manhattan News

Manafort set to be arraigned on mortgage fraud charges

Jun. 27, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's imprisoned former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is set to be arraigned in New York City on state mortgage fraud charges. Manafort was transferred last week to a federal prison in Manhattan ahead of Thursday's arraignment. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr....

4 siblings get prison time in tax cheat conspiracy

Jun. 26, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four siblings each received sentences of less than a year in prison Wednesday, down from the nearly four years a judge said they would have faced if they had not cooperated against a lawyer who helped them evade taxes on more than $12 million inherited from their father. U.S. District Judge...

Pride or protest? Disillusioned plan their own LGBTQ march

Jun. 26, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the biggest celebrations of LGBT pride in New York City history will culminate Sunday with not one, but two processions through Manhattan, after dissidents who believe the annual parade has become too commercialized decided to split off with their own march. Both parades cap a month...

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s request to toss groping case is denied

Jun. 26, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge rejected Cuba Gooding Jr.'s bid to throw out his New York City groping case so he can continue working, saying Wednesday that she needed time to review written arguments and didn't want to make a rash decision. Judge Keisha Espinal said she wouldn't rule on the actor's request to...

Pilot killed in NYC crash saw 'window' to fly in bad weather

Jun. 25, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot killed this month when his helicopter hit the roof of a New York City skyscraper in rain and fog said before lifting off from a Manhattan heliport that radar showed a "20-minute window to make it out," according to an investigative report released Tuesday. Pilot Tim McCormack flew...

Lawyer: Gooding Jr.'s accuser 'troubled,' groping case bogus

Jun. 24, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr.'s lawyer is urging a judge to dismiss the forcible touching case that landed the actor in handcuffs two weeks ago, arguing that witnesses and security video contradict a woman's allegations that he groped her at a New York City night spot. Lawyer Mark Heller is also taking...

Stonewall: How a raid and rebellion became a rights movement

Jun. 24, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Olenick was 19 and living a secret social life, letting loose with friends at a speakeasy-like bar with blacked-out windows and one of the few floors in town where men danced with other men. Then the lights came on and the police strode into the Stonewall Inn. Adrenaline pumping,...

Uber driver gets 3 years for kidnapping sleeping passenger

Jun. 24, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who drove for Uber in New York City has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for abducting a woman who fell asleep inside his vehicle. A judge Monday also ordered Harbir Parmar to pay more than $3,600 in restitution for overcharging customers. Parmar pleaded guilty in March...

Slurpees incoming! 7-Eleven begins delivery in public spaces

Jun. 24, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Craving a Slurpee but lacking the motivation to get off a park bench? No worries. 7-Eleven launched a delivery service Monday that will send a Slurpee or almost anything else carried by the chain to public places ranging from parks to beaches. The company told The Associated Press that more...

Nik Wallenda says he 'freaked' when pole slipped

Jun. 24, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nik Wallenda says he "freaked" out when his balancing pole slipped during a high-wire walk with his sister above New York's Times Square. Nik and Lijana Wallenda spoke Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," just hours after their harrowing feat. Nik Wallenda said the scare occurred as his...