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Newly arrived migrants encounter hazards of food delivery on the streets of NYC: robbers

Jul. 18, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Brad Song thought he was about to get his e-bike stolen a second time in a less than a month after delivering an order for Chinese food app Fantuan Delivery. Seven strangers surrounded the Chinese immigrant and knocked him off the scooter. He was rescued when a nearby...

Storms flood the Ozarks and strand drivers in Toronto. New York community is devastated by tornado

Jul. 17, 2024 21:10 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Another wave of severe storms pummeled a wide swath of the United States and Canada, leading to flash floods and water rescues Wednesday in the Ozark Mountains, dropping a tornado that ravaged a community in upstate New York and stranding drivers in high water around...

'I can't breathe': Eric Garner remembered on the 10th anniversary of his chokehold death

Jul. 17, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ten years after Eric Garner ’s death at the hands of New York City police officers made “I can’t breathe” a rallying cry, loved ones on Wednesday remembered his life and legacy. “I want people to remember him and remember that he was the one that helped...

Blade collapse, New York launch and New Jersey research show uneven progress of offshore wind

Jul. 17, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three events Wednesday highlighted the uneven progress of the offshore wind industry in the Northeast, including the start of a major project in New York, research aimed at preventing environmental damage in New Jersey, and a temporary shutdown of a wind farm in...

Can a lottery winner run an effective foundation? Meet Roy Cockrum

Jul. 17, 2024 09:09 AM EDT

In the early 1980s, soon after graduating from college, Roy Cockrum was trying to make it as an actor in New York. He was hanging on by his fingernails, getting paid $40 a show for two supporting roles in the off-Broadway comedy “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom.” To cover his rent,...

Sabrina Ionescu leads short-handed New York Liberty to 82-74 win over Connecticut Sun

Jul. 16, 2024 21:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu scored 30 points and the short-handed New York Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 82-74 on Tuesday night. It was the last game before the month-long Olympic break for both teams. The game was tied heading into the fourth quarter before...

Self-exiled Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui convicted of defrauding followers after fleeing to US

Jul. 16, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Guo Wengui, a self-exiled Chinese business tycoon whose criticism of the Communist Party won him legions of online followers and powerful friends in the American conservative movement, was convicted by a U.S. jury Tuesday of engaging in a massive multiyear fraud that ripped off...

Albert the alligator's owner sues New York state agency in effort to be reunited with seized pet

Jul. 16, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man whose 750-pound alligator was seized is suing the state Department of Environmental Conservation in an effort to get him back, saying the agency was wrong not to renew a license for the pet he looked after for more than 30 years. ...

New York county's latest trans athlete ban draws lawsuits from attorney general, civil rights group

Jul. 15, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The New York attorney general and the New York Civil Liberties Union on Monday sued a county on Long Island over its latest move to ban transgender females from playing on women's sports teams at county facilities. The separate lawsuits came on the same day...

Acclaimed video artist Bill Viola dies at 73, created landmark `Tristan und Isolde' production

Jul. 14, 2024 16:46 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Bill Viola, a video artist who combined with director Peter Sellars on a groundbreaking production of Wagner's “Tristan und Isolde” originally seen in Los Angeles, Paris and New York, has died at age 73. Viola died Friday at his home in Long Beach of...