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Protesters lead a chant on Fifth Avenue outside the Consulate General of India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in the Manhattan borough of New York. Tens of thousands of protesting farmers have marched, rode horses and drove long lines of tractors into India's capital, breaking through police barricades to storm the historic Red Fort. The farmers have been demanding the withdrawal of new laws that they say will favor large corporate farms and devastate the earnings of smaller scale farmers. Republic Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of India’s constitution on Jan. 26, 1950. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Protesters supporting Indian farmers demonstrate in NYC

Jan. 26, 2021 6:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators showing solidarity with protesting farmers in India rallied Tuesday outside the Indian consulate in New York, some honking their car horns while others stood in the snowy weather, yelling slogans and waving flags. The crowd gathered on Manhattan's east side on India's...

NYC pension funds to divest $4 billion from fossil fuels

Jan. 26, 2021 4:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials announced this week that two pension funds for city workers will pull an estimated $4 billion in investments from fossil fuel companies in order to promote clean energy use. “The divestment from fossil fuels is possible and necessary,” said City...

Feds: Man threatened family of congressman, journalist

Jan. 26, 2021 2:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A California man disgruntled about the presidential election result was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging he threatened family members of a New York congressman and a journalist in text messages sent during the attack on the Capitol, authorities said. Robert Lemke, 35, was arrested in...

FILE - In this July 2, 2020, file photo, Audrey Strauss, acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a photo of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell during a news conference in New York. Maxwell, a British socialite charged with recruiting girls for financier Epstein to sexually abuse in the 1990s, is asking a judge to dismiss the case on multiple grounds. A trial is scheduled for July 2021. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Epstein's ex-girlfriend seeks dismissal of charges she faces

Jan. 26, 2021 12:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A British socialite charged with recruiting teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse in the 1990s asked a judge Monday to dismiss the case on multiple grounds, including that a deal years ago not to prosecute Epstein and others should shield her from prosecution....

Man charged in rhino horns, elephant ivory trafficking case

Jan. 25, 2021 6:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged with conspiring to smuggle tons of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horns was extradited Monday from Kenya to the United States, where he pleaded not guilty to multiple charges. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss announced the arrival of Mansur Mohamed Surur to face a federal...

In this Wednesday March 4, 2020 courtroom sketch Joshua Schulte, center, is seated at the defense table flanked by his attorneys during jury deliberations in New York. Joshua Schulte, a former CIA software engineer charged with leaking government secrets to WikiLeaks says it's cruel and unusual punishment that he's awaiting trial in solitary confinement, housed in a vermin-infested cell of a jail unit where inmates are treated like “caged animals.

Ex-CIA engineer tells judge he's incarcerated like an animal

Jan. 24, 2021 11:23 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA software engineer charged with leaking government secrets to WikiLeaks says it's cruel and unusual punishment that he's awaiting trial in solitary confinement, housed in a vermin-infested cell of a jail unit where inmates are treated like “caged animals." Joshua Schulte,...

Police look for a dozen suspects in NYC assault

Jan. 23, 2021 8:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are looking for a dozen suspects in connection with a violent attack on a 26-year-old man who was beaten, cut with a sharp object and had his clothing removed. A group of males and females assaulted the victim at about 11:30 a.m. Friday near Canal and Allen streets in...

FILE — In this March 19, 2015 file photo, large panels of the ceiling are missing at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York. New York City's main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey unveiled a plan Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, to rebuild and expand the embattled midtown Manhattan bus terminal. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig File)

Loathed New York City bus terminal is bound for an upgrade

Jan. 22, 2021 9:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey unveiled a proposal Thursday to rebuild and expand the embattled midtown Manhattan bus terminal....

FILE — In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, New York State Attorney General Letitia James adjusts her glasses as she announces that the state is suing the National Rifle Association during a press conference, in New York. A New York judge on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, denied the National Rifle Association's bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun advocacy group out of business. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Judge: NY lawsuit seeking NRA's dissolution can go forward

Jan. 21, 2021 5:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Thursday denied the National Rifle Association’s bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun advocacy group out of business. Judge Joel Cohen’s ruling will allow New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit to move ahead...

Judge: Maxwell's sex relationships with adults can be secret

Jan. 19, 2021 8:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Testimony by Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend about her sexual experiences with consenting adults can remain secret when a transcript is released next week, a judge said Tuesday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska in Manhattan pertained to a July 2016 deposition of...