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Man pinned, killed in NYC elevator accident

Aug. 22, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say an elevator accident in a Manhattan high-rise apartment building has killed a man who was apparently pinned between the elevator car and the shaft. It happened around 8:30 a.m. Thursday in a high-end rental building on Third Avenue in the Kips Bay neighborhood. Police and...

Judge tells jail to improve conditions for Epstein cellmate

Aug. 21, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge ordered a federal jail on Wednesday to improve housing conditions for one of Jeffrey Epstein's former cellmates, who wanted to be moved out of the lockup because he feared retaliation by guards. Nicholas Tartaglione, a former police officer awaiting trial in a quadruple...

Harvey Weinstein wants to move trial out of NYC

Aug. 20, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein has asked that the disgraced movie mogul's upcoming criminal trial be moved out of New York City, saying he can't get a fair trial. In a longshot motion filed with the New York State appellate court on Friday, attorney Arthur Aidala suggested the trial be moved...

3 women sue Epstein's estate, citing rape, other sex acts

Aug. 20, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three women filed lawsuits Tuesday accusing Jeffrey Epstein of raping them or subjecting them to other forced sex acts, including one case while he was serving a Florida jail sentence that allowed him out to work during the day. The lawsuits in Manhattan federal court were filed on behalf...

New York bans floating billboards in Hudson, East River

Aug. 20, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state has a new law banning floating digital billboards in navigable waters, including the Hudson River and the East River. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed the ban into law on Tuesday, calling the signs an eyesore. It applies to any digital billboard or floating sign...

Records: Epstein signed will 2 days before jailhouse suicide

Aug. 20, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a long battle over the financier's fortune. Court papers filed last week in the U.S. Virgin Islands list no details of beneficiaries but valued...

2 Proud Boys convicted in 2018 clash with protesters

Aug. 19, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two members of the far-right Proud Boys were found guilty of charges including attempted gang assault for their part in a melee that followed a speech at New York's Metropolitan Republican Club. A jury convicted Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman on Monday in connection with the October 2018...

Tommy Orange among winners of American Book Award

Aug. 19, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tommy Orange's novel "There There" and Jeffrey C. Stewart's biography of Harlem Renaissance thinker Alain Locke are among this year's winners of American Book Awards, given for works that highlight the diversity of the country's literature. The awards were announced Monday by the Before...

Police say man jumps to death, wife found fatally stabbed

Aug. 19, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man jumped to his death from a Manhattan apartment building and his wife was found stabbed to death inside the apartment. Police responded to a 911 call in the Inwood neighborhood shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday and found 72-year-old Campo Elias Albuja-Montalvo lying on the...

Bail set at $200,000 for NYC subway scare defendant

Aug. 18, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bail was set at $200,000 Sunday for a homeless man from West Virginia who was charged with placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station. Larry Kenton Griffin II of Bruno, West Virginia, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court before Judge Keisha...