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NYC poised to close notorious Rikers jail complex by 2026

Oct. 17, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers are moving a step closer to closing Rikers Island, a massive jail complex notorious for violence and dysfunction that is increasingly seen as a relic. The City Council is set to vote Thursday on a plan to replace the complex with four smaller jails located closer to...

Library exhibit offers glimpse into Salinger's life and work

Oct. 17, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. Salinger thought of including his generation's idea of a trigger alert as he worked on "The Catcher in the Rye." In an early draft of the 1951 novel, narrator Holden Caulfield warns that the story will include "quite a bit of swearing and sex stuff." But Salinger himself drew a large...

Man accused in probe of Giuliani associates is freed on bail

Oct. 16, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man accused of conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions made an initial court appearance Wednesday after flying to Kennedy Airport in New York City to turn himself in. David Correia, 44, made a brief appearance before a federal judge in...

New York governor signs law aimed at foiling Trump pardons

Oct. 16, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law Wednesday clearing away legal hurdles that could have prevented state prosecutions of people pardoned by President Donald Trump for federal crimes. Supporters of the new law, including newly empowered Democrats elected last year, said New York's...

Trump's lawyers ready for Supreme Court in tax record fight

Oct. 15, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers said Tuesday they'll immediately go to the Supreme Court if an appeals court in New York agrees that his tax returns can be released to state prosecutors. The lawyers notified the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan of the urgency hours before...

Gooding faces new charges and a potential parade of accusers

Oct. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. is facing a growing cast of sexual misconduct accusers, with prosecutors Tuesday unveiling new criminal charges against the actor and telling a judge they intend to have up to a dozen women testify that he violated them, too. Standing in a New York City courtroom, Gooding...

Decomposed corpse found in manhole in Manhattan

Oct. 15, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a utility worker has discovered a decomposed corpse inside a manhole near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. The New York Police Department says the grisly discovery was made around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday at West 58th Street and Eighth Avenue. The area is near Central Park and the Time...

Rags to riches: MLB to open NYC retail store at new offices

Oct. 14, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's new office will have a rags-to-riches component. The commissioner's office said Monday it will open its first permanent retail location in the U.S., the MLB Flagship Store, next summer. MLB is moving its offices in January to the west side of midtown Manhattan, near...

Honduran cartel figure testifies he bribed presidents

Oct. 11, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former boss of Honduras' Los Cachiros cartel testified Friday that he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to the current and former presidents of Honduras in exchange for protection from extradition to the United States and other favors. Devis Leonel Rivera Maradiaga said in...

Homeless man indicted in New York City beating deaths

Oct. 11, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A homeless man accused of beating four other homeless men to death while they slept on a New York City Street has been indicted by a grand jury. Randy Santos was not in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday for a brief session with prosecutors. He was being held at Bellevue Hospital Center for...