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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...

This image provided by KDKA TV shows the scene near Greensburg, Pa. along the Pennsylvania Turnpike where multiple people were killed and dozens were injured in a crash early Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 that involved multiple vehicles, a transportation official said. (KDKA TV via AP)

Investigators say bus passed truck before wreck killing 5

Jan. 6, 2020 7:16 PM EST

Federal investigators said Monday a packed bus passed a truck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike shortly before losing control and causing a chain-reaction wreck that killed five and injured dozens. An initial report about the facts should be out in about 10 days, but it could be up to two years before the 3:30 a.m....

Activists gather in Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, to protest recent U.S. military actions in Iraq. A top Iranian general and Iraqi militiamen were killed in a U.S. airstrike that sharply escalated tensions across the region. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Protests across US condemn action in Iran and Iraq

Jan. 4, 2020 8:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Demonstrators in dozens of cities around the U.S. gathered Saturday to protest the Trump administration's killing of an Iranian general and decision to send thousands of additional soldiers to the Middle East. More than 70 planned protests were organized by CODEPINK and Act Now to Stop...

MLS's NYC team moves 4 games to Mets Citi Field from Yankees

Dec. 17, 2019 1:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer's New York City team has moved four home league games to the Mets' Citi Field from Yankee Stadium next season. NYC said Tuesday the decision eliminates what would have been four midweek games. The team has limited weekends available in the Bronx because of the New York...

This April 1, 2019, photo shows the Long Island Railroad storage yards and buildings at Hudson Yards in New York. Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens after politicians and activists objected to nearly $3 billion in incentives. Amazon said the new office in a building near Hudson Yards will open in 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal

Dec. 7, 2019 7:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens after politicians and activists objected to nearly $3 billion in incentives. The new...

Mets acquire Marisnick from Astros for pair of prospects

Dec. 5, 2019 4:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Jake Marisnick was acquired by the New York Mets from the Houston Astros on Thursday for two prospects -- left-hander Blake Taylor and outfielder Kenedy Corona. Marisnick is an excellent defender with speed but hasn't hit well in the majors. He could play center field and allow...