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Zack Iscol, veteran and entrepreneur, joins NYC mayor's race

Oct. 20, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The field of candidates to be New York City's next mayor has gotten another name, with entrepreneur and veteran Zack Iscol announcing his entrance into the race. Iscol, a former Marine who spent time in Iraq, said the city needed a change in his video announcing his candidacy. “That...

FILE - Audrey Strauss, acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a photo of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell during a news conference, July 2, 2020, in New York. Transcripts of interviews lawyers conducted with Maxwell, the ex-girlfriend of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, should be released as soon as possible, a judge ordered on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.  U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska said the transcripts of two days of depositions in 2016 of the British socialite and related documents along with the deposition transcript of an anonymous accuser should be released publicly as soon as is practicable. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Judge OKs release of Ghislaine Maxwell transcripts

Oct. 20, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Transcripts of interviews lawyers conducted with the ex-girlfriend of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein must be released by Thursday morning, a judge said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska's order allows the public release of transcripts of two days of...

Lawyers: Trump had to speak about rape claim to show fitness

Oct. 19, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump was addressing matters relating to his fitness for office when he claimed that a woman who said he raped her in a department store was lying and was politically motivated, Justice Department lawyers said Monday. The lawyers argued in papers in Manhattan federal court...

Court says Epstein's ex-girlfriend's testimony can be public

Oct. 19, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A British socialite’s testimony in a lawsuit related to Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse activities can be made public, an appeals court ruled Monday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued its conclusions in a series of orders it released regarding 2016...

New York woman referred to as 'Black Widow' to be paroled

Oct. 19, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York woman nicknamed “Black Widow” for the bespoke funereal clothes she wore at the trial for her estranged husband's killing will be paroled next month after 12 years behind bars. Barbara Kogan, 77, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges in 2010 in relation to...

Asian swamp eels are on display for sale at a market in the Chinatown neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. New York state and city wildlife officials say it's too soon to know the local impact of exotic eels dumped into a Brooklyn lake in September 2020. The nonnative eel species has been illegally released into freshwater bodies in at least eight U.S. states, including New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

'Big pile' of eels dumped in NYC park; impact not yet known

Oct. 17, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Orkin was taking a break from his evening jog to sit by Prospect Park Lake when he turned around and was startled to see a tangle of wriggling snakes. “And quite a big pile — fully alive,” said Orkin, a music composer who lives near the Brooklyn park. They turned...

A woman holds a sign as she and others protest outside the offices of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in New York. Three Rockland County Jewish congregations are suing New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he engaged in a

Jewish leaders call COVID rules 'blatantly anti-Semitic'

Oct. 16, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Rockland County Jewish congregations are suing New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he engaged in a “streak of anti-Semitic discrimination” with a recent crackdown on religious gatherings to reduce the state’s coronavirus infection rate. The Manhattan...

FILE - Singer Lenny Kravitz performs during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 27, 2016. In a new memoir,

Rocker Lenny Kravitz looks back to when he found his voice

Oct. 16, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lenny Kravitz is a man of extremes — as he readily admits. “I am deeply two-sided: black and white, Jewish and Christian, Manhattan and Brooklynite,” he writes about his first 25 years alive in his new memoir “Let Love Rule," released last week and named after...

FILE - Ethan Hawke poses for a portrait during the 2020 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 13, 2020. In an audiobook commissioned by the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan and airing online Oct. 19-29 Hawke inhabits the aging Rev. John Ames of Marilynne Robinson's acclaimed novel “Gilead.” (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Ethan Hawke tapes audio edition of acclaimed novel 'Gilead'

Oct. 16, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When she learned that Ethan Hawke was working on a special audio edition of her acclaimed novel “Gilead,” Marilynne Robinson's response was to get a better idea of who he was. “I can't say I was familiar with his voice,” Robinson said of the four-time Oscar...

Man climbs several stories up on NY Times building

Oct. 15, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man took to the side of The New York Times headquarters on Thursday, climbing several stories before police got him inside and into custody. The New York Police Department said it happened shortly after 5 p.m., when the man started scaling the south side of the building, which is in...