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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019, file courtroom drawing, defendant Keith Raniere, center, leader of the secretive group NXIVM, is seated between his attorneys Paul DerOhannesian, left, and Marc Agnifilo during the first day of his sex trafficking trial. Raniere, a self-improvement guru whose organization NXIVM attracted millionaires and actresses among its adherents, faces sentencing Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, on convictions that he turned some female followers into sex slaves branded with his initials. (Elizabeth Williams via AP, File)

Long prison stint looms for defiant self-help guru

Oct. 27, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Raniere, a self-improvement guru whose organization NXIVM attracted millionaires and actresses among its adherents, faces sentencing Tuesday on convictions that he turned some female followers into sex slaves branded with his initials. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis will...

Jews For Trump car parade stirs protests, fights in New York

Oct. 26, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Skirmishes broke out between supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump as a “Jews For Trump” convoy of hundreds of cars draped with American flags and Trump 2020 banners rolled slowly through Manhattan and Brooklyn over the weekend. Jared Kushner, Trump’s...

Officer suspended for blaring 'Trump 2020' from NYPD vehicle

Oct. 25, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department said Sunday it has suspended an officer without pay a day after he was seen on video saying “Trump 2020” over a patrol vehicle's loudspeaker, a violation of department rules. The suspension is effective immediately and the incident remains under...

Authorities: Man steals police car in NJ, crashes it in NYC

Oct. 25, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — A man who stole a police cruiser from an accident scene in northern New Jersey eventually led authorities on a pursuit into New York City that ended when the driver crashed into a parked car, officials said. Frank Suarez, 31, of Bayonne, was charged Sunday with reckless endangerment,...

Indiana college student killed by stray bullet in Brooklyn

Oct. 24, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A college student from Indiana was killed by a stray bullet in New York City on Saturday, police said. Twenty-year-old Ethan Williams, of Indianapolis, was sitting on a stoop in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn with a group of friends when several shots were fired at about 2:30 a.m., police...

Push sends woman onto Manhattan subway tracks

Oct. 23, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman waiting on a Manhattan subway platform on Friday was pushed to the subway tracks without warning by a man who approached her from behind, police said. The New York Police Department said the 28-year-old woman made it off the tracks with only minor injuries after being shoved around...

FILE - A voter fills out an absentee ballot at the Albany County Board of Elections building, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Albany, N.Y. New Yorkers are getting to vote early for the first time in a general presidential election. In-person voting starts Saturday, Oct. 24 at 280 voting locations statewide and will last through Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Early voting makes presidential election debut in New York

Oct. 23, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers are getting to vote early for the first time in a general presidential election, an attractive option for anyone worried about socially distancing on Election Day or concerned about voting by mail. In-person voting starts Saturday at 280 voting locations statewide and will...

Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Rabbitt, of the Justice Department's Criminal Division and other officials, speak, Thursday,  Oct. 22, 2020, at the Justice Department in Washington. A subsidiary of Goldman Sachs pleaded guilty on Thursday and agreed to pay more than $2 billion in a foreign corruption probe tied to the Malaysian 1MDB sovereign wealth fund, which was looted of billions of dollars in a corruption scandal.  The company, Goldman Sachs Malaysia, entered the plea in federal court in Brooklyn. (Yuri Gripas/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Goldman Sachs subsidiary pleads to US charges in 1MDB probe

Oct. 22, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A subsidiary of Goldman Sachs pleaded guilty on Thursday and agreed to pay more than $2.9 billion in a foreign corruption probe tied to the Malaysian 1MDB sovereign wealth fund, which was looted of billions of dollars in a corruption scandal. In addition, several current and former top...

1 dead, 5 injured when gunmen fire out of car in Brooklyn

Oct. 22, 2020 7:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One person was killed and five others were injured when gunmen fired out of a car in Brooklyn, police said. The shooting happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said at least two shooters fired out of a white sedan into a crowd that had gathered on a street corner in the...

FILE - This combination of July 2020 file photos provided by the Stonington, Conn., Police Department shows Philip Sarner, left, and Emily Orbay. The couple accused of attacking a Black worker at a Mystic, Conn., hotel in June 2020, were able to escape arrest at the scene by tricking Stonington police, according to an independent investigation of the incident. (Stonington Police Department via AP, File)

Investigation finds police were tricked by assault suspect

Oct. 21, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A white couple accused of attacking a Black worker at a Mystic hotel were able to escape arrest at the scene by tricking Stonington police, according to an independent investigation. The investigation, ordered by town officials and released this week, found there was no malice or...