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St Patrick's suspect previously arrested at other cathedral

Apr. 18, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A college philosophy teacher arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had also been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral this week and had booked a Thursday flight to Rome, the New York Police Department said. Marc...

Guatemalan presidential candidate arrested on drug charges

Apr. 17, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Guatemalan presidential candidate was arrested Wednesday in Miami on drug and weapons charges, accused of plotting to assassinate political rivals and to let drug dealers use Guatemala's ports and airports. The candidate, Mario Amilcar Estrada Orellana, 58, and an alleged accomplice, Juan...

New Jersey congressmen on New York toll plan: Drop dead

Apr. 17, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — New York's plan to charge a fee for motorists entering its congested midtown area won't go into effect for another two years but is already renewing time-honored animosities between the state and its neighbor to the west. Standing on a bridge overlooking the heavily traveled George...

Olympic medalist Goebel honored by Figure Skating in Harlem

Apr. 17, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sharon Cohen believes Figure Skating in Harlem represents a microcosm of the sport itself. That's one reason the organization is honoring 2001 U.S. champion and 2002 Olympic bronze medalist Tim Goebel at its April gala. Cohen founded FSH 22 years ago, seeing a need in the inner city for a...

Officials announce new measures to fight NY measles outbreak

Apr. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials trying to contain a measles outbreak in a county north of New York City on Tuesday ordered all unvaccinated people exposed to the disease barred from public gathering places, including houses of worship, for up to three weeks. The order, issued by Rockland County, comes one day...

Pulitzers given to Aretha Franklin, author Richard Powers

Apr. 15, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Monday, as judges praised the Queen of Soul "for her indelible contribution to American music and culture." Competitive Pulitzers were awarded to books about two other giants of American history: Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke....

Jay-Z to perform at newly renovated Webster Hall in NYC

Apr. 15, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z will help re-open the newly renovated Webster Hall concert venue in New York City with a performance next week. Tickets for the April 26 show go on sale Friday. It will be Jay-Z's first time performing at the venue located in Manhattan's East Village. Webster Hall has operated as a...

Amazon: Woody Allen's #MeToo comments wrecked movie deal

Apr. 12, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen breached his four-movie deal with the online giant by making statements about the #MeToo movement that damaged prospects for promoting his films, an Amazon lawyer said Friday. Attorney Robert Klieger told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote that the company protected itself after...

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Apr. 12, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores are...

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Apr. 12, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores are...