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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...

New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody

Aug. 17, 2019 10:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A homeless man from West Virginia faced charges Saturday for allegedly placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station, forcing an evacuation and snarling the morning commute, police said. Larry Kenton Griffin II, of Bruno, West Virginia, was awaiting...

The Latest: NYC subway scare suspect charged

Aug. 17, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on suspicious objects found in New York City (all times local): 8:20 p.m. A 26-year-old homeless man from West Virginia faces charges for allegedly placing two devices that resembled pressure cookers in a New York City subway station. Police announced on Saturday evening that...

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

Aug. 16, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier faced with sex trafficking charges hanged himself in his jail cell. Epstein, 66, was found dead at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Aug....

The Latest: Epstein lawyers dissatisfied with autopsy result

Aug. 16, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein's death (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Lawyers for financier Jeffrey Epstein say they're dissatisfied with the medical examiner's conclusions and plan to view prison videos themselves from a facility operating under "medieval conditions." Three...

Police seek to question man in NYC rice cooker bomb scare

Aug. 16, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers caused an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not explosives. Police were looking to talk to a man seen on...

The Latest: Police flyer shows man sought in subway scare

Aug. 16, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on suspicious objects found in New York City (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Police have released a flyer asking people to help them find a man who was recorded on security cameras placing a pair of rice cookers in a New York City subway station. The discovery of the cookers Friday...

Michael Avenatti blames arrest on 'vindictive' prosecutors

Aug. 15, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyer Michael Avenatti wants a judge to dismiss criminal charges that he extorted Nike, and he is blaming his arrest on what he calls vindictive prosecutors as he releases material his attorneys say support his claims the sportswear company was paying amateur athletes. Avenatti's attorneys...

Editorials from around New York

Aug. 14, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: May the SoulCycle Boycott Make Democracy Better The New York Times Aug. 8 It has been an unsettling week for some of President Trump's political contributors. On Tuesday, it was revealed that Stephen Ross, the billionaire real estate...

2 guards suspended and warden reassigned after Epstein death

Aug. 13, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The warden at the federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein took his own life over the weekend was removed Tuesday and two guards who were supposed to be watching the financier were placed on leave while federal authorities investigate the death. The move by the Justice Department came amid...