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Police: Child fatally hit by SUV driven by mom's boyfriend

Oct. 25, 2021 08:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 2-year-old girl was fatally struck by a sport utility vehicle driven by her mother's boyfriend, New York City police said. The crash happened just after 10 p.m. Sunday in Bayside, Queens. The toddler's 23-year-old mother was...

Caro exhibit 'Turn the Page' is a window into his world

Oct. 22, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Days shy of his 86th birthday, Robert A. Caro has reached the point where his own life is a piece of history. The New-York Historical Society has established a permanent exhibit dedicated to Caro, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and many other honors for...

Man in NYC robbery that led to officer's death pleads guilty

Oct. 20, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man whose robbery of a store led to a “terrible chain of events" that culminated in a police officer's death in the crossfire of other officers' bullets pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated manslaughter and robbery. Queens District Attorney Melinda...

Man, 64, dies shortly after judge grants emergency release

Oct. 16, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man held at Rikers Island has died shortly after a judge granted him emergency release, the man's attorney said. The New York Post reported that 64-year-old Victor Mercado was the 13th person to die in the city's jail system in 2021. Mercado was held...

Rail link to LaGuardia Airport put on hold after criticism

Oct. 12, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A $2 billion project to build a rail link connecting New York City to LaGuardia Airport was officially put on hold Tuesday, after weeks of criticism from public officials and a lawsuit from neighborhood and environmental groups. In a news release, the...

No charges for passenger in LaGuardia emergency landing

Oct. 10, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An airline passenger whose behavior aboard a flight Saturday prompted an emergency landing and evacuation at LaGuardia Airport was released with no charges filed. According to a spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which...

Passenger detained at LaGuardia after flight evacuated

Oct. 09, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A passenger aboard a Republic Airways flight from Indianapolis was taken into custody on the tarmac of LaGuardia Airport, shortly after the plane touched down Saturday afternoon. Authorities said another passenger had reported the man acting suspiciously...

NYC man convicted of trying to join Taliban to fight the US

Oct. 09, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man has been convicted on charges alleging that he tried to help the Taliban fight American forces. Delowar Mohammed Hossain, 36, was convicted late Friday in Manhattan federal court on charges that he tried to provide material support...

2 days in a tree ends with trip to hospital for NYC man

Oct. 09, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A domestic dispute that led a Queens man to flee to a tree ended after two days when the man agreed to go to a hospital, authorities said. It was always the aim of police to get the man to a hospital for an evaluation after he went into the tree on...

NYC public libraries will end late fees in push for equity

Oct. 05, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's public libraries will no longer charge late fees and will waive existing fines for overdue books and other materials, city officials announced Tuesday. Late fees had already been suspended since March 2020 because of the coronavirus...