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Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, center, speaks alongside William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, center right, and New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, right, during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

July 14 bail hearing date set for Epstein's ex-girlfriend

Jul. 8, 2020 3:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend will appear remotely by video for a July 14 courthouse arraignment and bail hearing on charges she recruited girls for him to sexually abuse over two decades ago, a judge said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan set the date in an order as...

FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $150 million to settle claims that it broke compliance rules in its dealings with the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, New York state announced Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

NY state penalizes Deutsche Bank $150M for Epstein dealings

Jul. 7, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $150 million to settle claims that it broke compliance rules in its dealings with the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, New York state announced Tuesday. The penalty was announced in a release by Superintendent of Financial Services Linda A. Lacewell....

A sign reads ‘New York, I love you,’ on the billboard outside Webster Hall in the East Village neighborhood of New York, June 20, 2020. The sign is one of many stamped across the city as it slowly rebuilds after the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Farnoush Amiri)

VIRUS DIARY: Goodbye to NYC, and to its unforgettable sounds

Jul. 7, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The last few weeks I spent in New York City, the soundtrack of my days went like this: police helicopters circling, firecrackers startling, uniform chants for justice rising into the air. The noise was constant — particularly following what had been months of silence as the city that...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2000 file photo, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, driven by Britain's Prince Andrew leaves the wedding of a former girlfriend of the prince, Aurelia Cecil, at the Parish Church of St Michael in Compton Chamberlayne near Salisbury, England. The FBI said Thursday July 2, 2020, Ghislaine Maxwell, who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested in New Hampshire. (Chris Ison/PA via AP, File)

Maxwell moved to NY for Epstein-related sex abuse charges

Jul. 6, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein's longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell was transferred Monday to a New York City jail plagued by coronavirus concerns and other problems as she faces charges that she recruited girls, one as young as 14, for him to sexually abuse. Maxwell, 58, was moved to the Metropolitan...

FILE - This file image made from May 25, 2020 video provided by Christian Cooper, shows Amy Cooper with her dog talking to Christian Cooper in Central Park in New York. Amy Cooper, walking her dog who called the police during a videotaped dispute with Christian Cooper, a Black man, was charged Monday, July 6, 2020, with filing a false report. (Christian Cooper via AP, File)

White woman charged after racist Central Park confrontation

Jul. 6, 2020 10:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A white woman who called the police during a videotaped dispute with a Black man over her walking her dog without a leash in Central Park was charged Monday with filing a false police report. In May, Amy Cooper drew widespread condemnation and was fired from her job after frantically...

Prosecutor: White woman has been charged with falsely calling 911 on Black man in racist Central Park confrontation

Jul. 6, 2020 2:22 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutor: White woman has been charged with falsely calling 911 on Black man in racist Central Park confrontation.
Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Prosecutors seek Friday court appearance for Epstein friend

Jul. 6, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

New York (AP) — Prosecutors on Sunday asked a judge to schedule a Friday court appearance in New York for Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime associate to face charges she helped him recruit women to sexually abuse. British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, was arrested Thursday at a $1 million estate on 156...

Competitive eater Miki Sudo eats a record 48 and a half hot dogs to win the women's division of the Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Saturday, July 4, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Signs of normal for NYC's July 4: Franks, fireworks, flyover

Jul. 4, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus put a damper on this year's Fourth of July celebrations in New York, but some things stayed the same — like hot dogs and fireworks. Macy's annual televised pyrotechnic show made the Empire State Building its focal point this year, with a colorful display originating...

NYC man killed while skydiving may have lost his parachute

Jul. 4, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

GARDINER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City man killed in an apparent skydiving accident may have lost his parachute mid-jump, police said. William McCartin, 40, was found dead last weekend in a fire station parking lot in upstate Gardiner, about 75 miles north of Manhattan, state police said. Investigators have...

Man crushed by subway train after trying to break up fight

Jul. 4, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 57-year-old man was crushed to death by a subway train in Harlem after he intervened in an argument and either fell or was pushed onto the tracks, police said. The confrontation happened at about 3:30 p.m. Friday when Dwayne Brown tried to break up an argument between two women, a police...