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DA seeking Trump's taxes cites 'mountain' of allegations

Sep. 21, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan district attorney's office told a federal appeals court Monday that its quest to gain access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns is supported by “a mountainous record" of public allegations of misconduct. The president and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus...

FILE - In this June 30, 2020, file photo, a box of absentee ballots wait to be counted at the Albany County Board of Elections in Albany, N.Y. A New York federal judge ordered the U.S. Postal Service to live up to its responsibilities to timely process election mail. The Monday, Sept. 21 written decision by Judge Victor Marrero came after several individuals including candidates for public office sued. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Judge: Postal Service must process election mail on time

Sep. 21, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in a week, a federal judge said a nationwide order is necessary to ensure mail for November's election is delivered on time, and he is threatening to demand weekly updates on efforts by the U.S. Postal Service to process election mail. On Monday, U.S. District Judge...

3 suffer minor injuries when subway hits debris and derails

Sep. 20, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three passengers suffered minor injuries Sunday when a New York City subway train derailed after hitting construction debris that had been thrown onto the tracks, authorities said. The derailment happened at about 8:15 a.m. at the 14th Street and Eighth Avenue station in Manhattan. Interim...

Divers resume search for 5-year-old who fell in Harlem River

Sep. 20, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Department divers resumed their search Sunday for a 5-year-old boy who climbed a tree and fell into the Harlem River. The boy was was with his family on Randall's Island for his brother's soccer practice when he fell into the water at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, police said....

Demonstrators arrested at NYC protest against ICE, police

Sep. 19, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators were arrested Saturday in New York City's Times Square while protesting federal immigration officials and city police, authorities said. City police said in an email to The Associated Press that “several” protesters were taken into custody, but did not release...

This undated combination of photos made from video provided by the New York City Police Department, shows a man New York City police are seeking in connection with anti-Black and anti-Semitic graffiti found on a Manhattan college campus. The graffiti, including a swastika and racist statements, was scrawled on the side of New York University's Silver Center For Arts & Science around 1:35 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 police said. (New York Police Department via AP)

Anti-Black, anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on NYU building

Sep. 18, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A state hate crimes task force will assist a New York City police investigation into anti-Black and anti-Semitic graffiti found on a Manhattan college campus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. The graffiti, including a swastika and racist statements, was scrawled on the side of New York...

A commuter, left, rides the subway without a face mask in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced a new public service campaign to encourage mask usage as well as a new $50 fine policy for those who refuse to wear face coverings on subways, buses and commuter railroads. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NYC tries $50 fines to get scofflaws to don masks on subway

Sep. 18, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The young man slouched against the inside of the subway doors as the No. 3 train headed south along Broadway. Across the aisle, another young man lay asleep, sprawled across three seats. In ordinary times, it would be the snoozing seat hog who got angry glares. But in the age of COVID-19,...

Stan, one of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossil discovered, is on display, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Christie's in New York. The T. rex named after the paleontologist who first found the skeleton's partially unearthed hip bones, will be auction on Oct. 6, 2020 and will be on public view from Sept. 16 - Oct. 21, 2020 to pedestrians through Christie's floor-to- ceiling gallery windows and a limited number of in-gallery viewings by appointment.  Stan's head on the display is a casting of the original, which is too heavy for the display. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Bones to pick, for $8M: Stan the T rex goes up for auction

Sep. 16, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He weighed at least 7 tons and had eyes the size of baseballs. His bite could have crushed a car. He bore scars from fierce prehistoric battles. All this could be yours for as much as $8 million. The legend of the Tyrannosaurus rex nicknamed Stan is getting fresh life thanks to...

Florence Howe, co-founder of Feminist Press, dead at 91

Sep. 14, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Florence Howe, an activist, educator and major contributor to American literature and culture who as co-founder of the Feminist Press helped revive such acclaimed and influential works as Charlotte Perkins Gilman's “The Yellow Wall-Paper” and Rebecca Harding Davis'...

This combination photo shows designer Gabriela Hearst at the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund fashion gala honoring Coach in New York on Nov. 29, 2018, left, and Pyer Moss designer Kerby Jean-Raymond at the 2019 Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York on Dec. 3, 2019. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced Hearst as American Womenswear Designer of the Year and Jean-Raymond as American Menswear Designer of the Year for the 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards. (Photos by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Gabriela Hearst, Kerby Jean-Raymond win top fashion awards

Sep. 14, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Council of Fashion Designers of America gave its top fashion awards on Monday to Gabriela Hearst for womenswear and Kerby Jean-Raymond for menswear. The two designers led a group of winners that the CFDA said was the most diverse in the 39-year history of the awards. It was the second...