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Plan to close notorious Rikers jail complex by 2026 approved

Oct. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex, which has become synonymous with violence and neglect, and replace it with four smaller jails intended to be more modern and humane. The City Council voted 36-13 to replace the complex with four...

Hinch: Astros will come off field if fans throw objects

Oct. 17, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch says he will remove his team from the field if fans at Yankee Stadium again throw objects at Houston players. Right fielder Josh Reddick said fans tossed water bottles, baseballs and other objects debris at him during Game 3 on Tuesday night. "I will pull the team...

Police: Gang member confesses in mass shooting at festival

Oct. 17, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 20-year-old gang member has confessed to being one of two shooters in a gunfight that turned a lively summer community festival in Brooklyn into a blood-drenched nightmare, police said Thursday. One person died and 11 were wounded when Kyle Williams and a second, yet-unidentified gunman...

Northeast officials team up to push pot, vaping regulations

Oct. 17, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The governors from several Northeastern states said Thursday they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping, including possible regional restrictions on flavored vaping products. Democratic governors from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania met in New York City...

Stanton still out, Hicks moved up to 3rd in Yanks' order

Oct. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton remained out of the New York Yankees lineup for the third straight game and Aaron Hicks was moved up to third in the batting order for Game 4 of the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Thursday night. Limited by injuries to 18 games during the regular...

The Latest: NYC to close Rikers Island jail complex by 2026

Oct. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City's plan to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex (all times local): 5:35 p.m. New York City lawmakers have approved a plan to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex and replace it with four smaller jails. The City Council voted Thursday to build...

New York City Council votes to close Rikers Island, replace massive detention center with 4 smaller jails

Oct. 17, 2019 5:35 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Council votes to close Rikers Island, replace massive detention center with 4 smaller jails.

The Latest: House observes moment of silence for Cummings

Oct. 17, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The House has observed a moment of silence in honor of Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died Thursday. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a fellow Maryland Democrat, said Cummings was a quiet man who did...

2 plead not guilty to conspiring with Giuliani associates

Oct. 17, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two businessmen pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions, as a prosecutor said evidence includes data from over 50 bank accounts and information gathered through 10 search warrants. David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin...

The Latest: 2 plead not guilty in Giuliani-associate probe

Oct. 17, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for businessmen accused of conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Two businessmen have pleaded not guilty to conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions....