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Hundreds of migrating songbirds crash into NYC skyscrapers

Sep. 16, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City this week died after crashing into the city's glass towers, a mass casualty event spotlighted by a New York City Audubon volunteer's tweets showing the World Trade Center littered with bird carcasses. ...

Search at Grand Canyon turns up remains of another person

Sep. 16, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Crews searching for a missing man at Grand Canyon National Park made an unexpected discovery this summer. They found the remains of another person, believed to be Scott Walsh, who was last seen stepping off a shuttle bus at the park's South Rim...

Prosecutors play R. Kelly tapes as goverment case winds down

Sep. 15, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors, nearing the end of their case at the sex trafficking trial of R. Kelly, played recordings for a New York City jury Wednesday they say back up allegations the R&B singer abused women and girls. In court papers,...

Feds: NYC mobsters shook down union with threats, extortion

Sep. 14, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Members of a New York City crime family threatened violence, pressured workers and pocketed phony “pension” payments in a two-decade plot to seize control of a city construction union and its lucrative employee health insurance program, prosecutors alleged in an...

Operatic day at the beach evokes climate crisis

Sep. 14, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — How do you turn a performance space in Brooklyn into a day at the beach? Answer: Truck in 21 tons of sand from New Jersey in 50-pound bags and dump them out onto the floor — all 840 of them. That’s how the production crew at the...

NYC's Eric Adams runs for mayor as the outsider's insider

Sep. 14, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He's a veteran Democratic office holder who registered as a Republican in the late 1990s. He's a junk food lover who turned vegan. He's an insider with an outsider's sense of grievance. But Eric Adams, who first gained fame as a critic of the police...

Prosecutors: Tapes capture R. Kelly threatening his victims

Sep. 14, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors want a New York City jury at the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial to hear profane video and audio recordings they say demonstrate how he threatened his victims with violence. On one of the 2008 tapes, an enraged Kelly can be heard accusing an...

Inside Met Gala, where there's always someone more famous

Sep. 14, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe had just gotten her beverage at the bar at the edge of the room. She looked back at the throbbing crowd of celebrities packed into the center of the airy Petrie Court, where the Met Gala was holding its cocktail reception. ...

R. Kelly assistant says he made her write false confession

Sep. 13, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly's longtime assistant testified Monday that the R&B superstar was so paranoid, he once asked her to change into a robe to demonstrate she was not wearing a wire. “He could get pretty heated,” said Diana Copeland, who was Kelly's assistant...

Tom Ford wraps NY Fashion Week with a show of disco glam

Sep. 13, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Champagne was cold and the front row star studded Sunday night as Tom Ford closed New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center with a spring-summer collection of hopeful, glitzy glam. His 120 guests — mandatory masks on — were seated on long, soft...