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Sean Baker's 'Anora' wins Palme d'Or, the Cannes Film Festival's top honor

May. 25, 2024 20:03 PM EDT

Sean Baker's “Anora,” a comic but devastating Brooklyn odyssey about a sex worker who marries the son of a wealthy Russian oligarch, won the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or. The win Saturday for “Anora” marked a coronation for Baker, the 53-year-old indie...

3 falcon chicks hatch atop the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York City

May. 25, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three peregrine falcon chicks have hatched in a nest built at the top of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York City, officials said. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges and Tunnels said Friday that the chicks hatched in a nesting box set up by the...

Trump appeared on stage at his Bronx rally with two rappers charged in a felony gang case

May. 24, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump, at his rally this week in the Bronx, invited two rappers on stage who have been charged in a sweeping gang case, with one of them facing attempted murder charges. Michael Williams, better known as Sheff G, is a 25-year-old rapper whose...

Trump holds a rally in the South Bronx as he tries to woo his hometown

May. 24, 2024 15:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has campaigned in one of the most Democratic counties in the nation, holding a rally in the South Bronx as he tries to woo minority voters days before a Manhattan jury will begin deliberations on whether to convict him of felony charges in his...

New secretary of state and construction authority leader confirmed by the New York Senate

May. 22, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Senate confirmed two former state lawmakers Wednesday to lead the Department of State and the state's public finance and construction authority. Senators confirmed Walter T. Mosley as secretary of state and former Secretary of State Robert J....

From 'Anora' to 'The Substance,' tales of beauty and its price galvanize Cannes

May. 22, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — “Beauty is like war,” says Gary Oldman, in character, in Paolo Sorrentino’s “Parthenope.” “It opens doors.” “Parthenope,” in which Oldman plays the author John Cheever, premiered Tuesday in Cannes. It's just one of the films at this year’s...

New York senator won't face charges after he was accused of shoving an advocate

May. 22, 2024 10:40 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state senator won't face charges after he was accused of shoving an advocate in the state capitol building last week. Disability rights advocate Michael Carey, who filed a complaint with New York State Police after a heated exchange with state Sen....

Sour Patch Kids Oreos? Peeps Pepsi? What's behind the weird flavors popping up on store shelves

May. 20, 2024 14:48 PM EDT

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream usually draws customers with gourmet takes on classics like vanilla and pistachio. But occasionally, the artisanal ice cream maker headquartered in New York slips in what it calls a “shock flavor,” like Hidden Valley Ranch or pizza. Surprising flavor...

Disability rights advocate says state senator with violent history shoved him at New York Capitol

May. 16, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A disability rights advocate made a complaint to New York State Police saying he was shoved twice in the state capitol building by state Sen. Kevin Parker, a Brooklyn Democrat with a history of violent behavior. Michael Carey said his confrontation with Parker...

New York City police shoot and kill a man they say would not drop a gun

May. 12, 2024 10:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police officers fatally shot a man armed with a gun on a New York City street early Sunday, department officials said. Two New York Police Department officers and a sergeant were patrolling the East Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn shortly after 1 a.m. when they...