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Kodak Black arrested on drug, gun charge at Canadian border

Apr. 18, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as the rapper tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was driving two other people in a Cadillac Escalade with temporary...

Judge voids rules aimed at reforming ultra-Orthodox schools

Apr. 18, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state overstepped its authority with guidelines intended to ensure that ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools teach secular subjects like English and math, a judge ruled Thursday. The decision by a state judge in Albany nullifies state Education Department guidelines for monitoring private...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Apr. 18, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The Justice Department expects to make a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation public Thursday. Attorney General...

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...

NYC may ban pre-hire marijuana tests for many job applicants

Apr. 12, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many job-seekers would no longer face tests for marijuana use under legislation that New York City is likely to enact, taking a novel step as lawmakers and employers around the U.S. grapple with workplace policies about pot. The Democrat-led City Council passed a measure Tuesday that would...

State probes doctor it says branded women in sex slave case

Apr. 12, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are investigating a doctor they say branded women under unsafe conditions at the behest of the spiritual leader of a secretive self-help group based in upstate New York, according to court documents about the accusations. The papers containing the revelations stem from a...

Cuomo: Ending exemption for vaccines 'legally questionable'

Apr. 12, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor says legislation that would end the ability of parents to object to vaccinations for their children on religious grounds is "legally questionable." Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo during interviews this week called the recent surge in measles cases a serious public...

Judge denies Nats attempt to block MASN dispute arbitrator

Apr. 10, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has denied the Nationals' attempt to block the Orioles from having an arbitrator determine whether baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred can decide yet another dispute between the teams over broadcast money from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. Washington's petition to stop...

Dykstra sues Darling over book claiming racist tirade

Apr. 9, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lenny Dykstra has sued former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, St. Martin's Press and Macmillan Publishing Group over a passage in the pitcher's new book accusing the outfielder of directing racist comments toward Boston starter Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series. Dykstra,...

Marine killed in Afghanistan was decorated NYC firefighter

Apr. 9, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Marine killed this week in Afghanistan was honored five years ago for rescuing a woman from a burning high-rise while serving with the Fire Department of New York, the city's mayor and fire commissioner said on Tuesday. Christopher Slutman, a 15-year FDNY member, was among three...