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Stewart scores 13 to lift Manhattan over Canisius 70-65

Feb. 17, 2019 5:34 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Samir Stewart had 13 points as Manhattan edged past Canisius 70-65 on Sunday. Warren Williams had 12 points for Manhattan (9-17, 7-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Tykei Greene added 11 points. Tyler Reynolds had 10 points for the visiting team. Jibreel Faulkner scored a...

NYC's Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with vibrant parade

Feb. 17, 2019 4:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Drums, dragons and dancers paraded through New York's Chinatown on Sunday to usher in the Year of the Pig in the metropolis with the biggest population of Chinese descent of any city outside Asia. Confetti and spectators a half-dozen or more deep at points lined the route of the Lunar New...

Manhole fires force evacuation of NYC theater complex

Feb. 16, 2019 11:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A series of manhole fires in midtown Manhattan on Saturday forced the evacuation of a theater complex where performances of plays including "Jersey Boys" and "Avenue Q" were underway. No injuries were reported from the manhole fires at around 8 p.m. at West 50th Street near Eighth Avenue....

Border declaration protesters arrested at NYC Trump hotel

Feb. 15, 2019 11:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people have been arrested while protesting President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration outside a New York City hotel that bears his name. The NYPD wasn't immediately able to say how many people were taken into custody Friday night outside the Trump International Hotel &...

Greene scores 14 to lead Manhattan over Niagara 64-60

Feb. 15, 2019 10:11 PM EST

NIAGARA, N.Y. (AP) — Tykei Greene had 14 points off the bench to carry Manhattan to a 64-60 win over Niagara on Friday night. Samir Stewart had 14 points for Manhattan (8-17, 6-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Ebube Ebube added 11 points. Tyler Reynolds had seven rebounds for the visiting team....

Gucci to step up diversity hiring after 'blackface' uproar

Feb. 15, 2019 7:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Italian fashion house Gucci announced a major push Friday to step up diversity hiring as part of a long-term plan to build cultural awareness at the luxury fashion company following an uproar over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface. Gucci also said it will hire a global director for...

NY gives sex abuse victims more time to sue, press charges

Feb. 14, 2019 5:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Thursday long-sought legislation that gives the victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to seek criminal charges or file lawsuits against their abusers. The law known as the Child Victims Act loosens one of the nation's tightest statutes of...

Prominent art dealer sentenced to prison for tax fraud

Feb. 14, 2019 4:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent New York City art dealer once accused by Alec Baldwin of fraud was sentenced to 2½ years in prison Thursday for evading over $3 million in federal taxes, a crime that left her rejected in some art circles and saying she feels like a pariah. Mary Boone, 66, dropped her face...

Lawyers sue ICE over videoconference immigration hearings

Feb. 13, 2019 6:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of detained immigrants and the lawyers representing them filed a federal lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement, accusing the agency of violating their constitutional rights by forcing them to use videoconferencing for their court appearances instead of bringing them in...

Tribeca Film Festival to open with Apollo Theater doc

Feb. 13, 2019 5:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival will open with the premiere of a documentary about New York City's iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem. Festival organizers Wednesday announced that Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" will kick off the annual festival April 24. The HBO film covers...