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Fire rages at building in heart of Manhattan's Chinatown

Jan. 24, 2020 8:21 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters toiled all night and were still putting out pockets of fire on Friday morning at a building in the heart of Manhattan's Chinatown district. Nine people were hurt, eight of them firefighters, but none of the injuries were considered life-threatening. Responders were called at...

Convicted New York bomber faces sentencing for NJ shootout

Jan. 24, 2020 7:41 AM EST

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — An Afghan-born U.S. citizen already serving a life prison term for a bombing in New York City faces sentencing Friday for multiple counts of attempted murder and assault stemming from a shootout with police in New Jersey in 2016. Ahmad Khan Rahimi is scheduled to appear in state...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Okla. They are circling each other like wary boxers, with taunts on Twitter, snarky asides and belittling depictions of one another. They rose to prominence in Manhattan on parallel tracks, amassed wealth real and perceived and displayed a penchant for putting their names on things.  President Donald Trump and Mike Bloomberg could hardly be more different as people but now they both want the same job: Trump’s. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Trump vs. Bloomberg: Fortunes collide in pricey knife fight

Jan. 24, 2020 2:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — They are circling each other like wary boxers, with taunts on Twitter, snarky asides and belittling descriptions. They rose to prominence in Manhattan on parallel tracks, amassed wealth real and perceived and displayed a penchant for putting their names on things. That's where the...

Actress Annabella Sciorra returns after a lunch break in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

'Sopranos' actress says Weinstein raped her in the mid-1990s

Jan. 23, 2020 8:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss overpowered and raped her and made other crude overtures that included sending her X-rated chocolates and showing up uninvited in...

NYPD: 1 dead, 2 injured in Harlem shooting

Jan. 23, 2020 6:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One person was killed and two others were injured Thursday in a shooting in Harlem, the New York Police Department said. Police are searching for a man in connection to the shooting. No arrests have been made. A 27-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest on 135th...

Sagl scores 23 to lift Marist over Manhattan 75-73 in OT

Jan. 22, 2020 10:40 PM EST

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Tyler Sagl had a season-high 23 points, including 10 points in overtime, as Marist narrowly beat Manhattan 75-73 on Wednesday night. The Red Foxes (4-13, 3-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) took an early lead in the extra period and Sagl drained a pair of 3-pointers and four...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court in New York to enter a plea to an indictment charging him with trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike. An attorney for Avenatti says his client cannot properly prepare for his extortion trial while he is housed in drug kingpin El Chapo's chilly former cell. Attorney Scott Srebnick wrote in a letter to a federal judge Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, that the onetime lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels needs to be transferred from solitary confinement at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City to the general population in the federal lockup. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File )

Judge: No keeping Stormy and Trump out of NY Avenatti trial

Jan. 22, 2020 6:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There's no keeping porn star Stormy Daniels and President Donald Trump out of California attorney Michael Avenatti's extortion case, a judge said Wednesday as he ordered the trial to commence Monday and refused the government's insistence that he ban mention of Daniels and Trump. The...

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse following a day in his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Weinstein rape trial opens, marking milestone for #MeToo

Jan. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein went on trial Wednesday in a landmark moment for the # MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him as a sexual predator who used his Hollywood clout to abuse women for decades, while his lawyers sought to portray his accusers as willing participants. Prosecutor Meghan...

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. appears in court Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in New York. A New York City judge ruled that two additional women accusing Gooding of sexual misconduct will be allowed to testify at the

April trial set for Cuba Gooding Jr. in bar groping case

Jan. 22, 2020 12:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women who have accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct will be allowed to testify at his trial on charges that he groped three other women at Manhattan bars in 2018 and 2019, a judge ruled Wednesday. An April 21 trial date was set for Gooding, who previously pleaded not guilty to...

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, of Hawaii, hosts a town hall meeting at the Keene Public Library, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Keene, N.H. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton over Russia 'favorite' comments

Jan. 22, 2020 11:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday over an interview in which Clinton appeared to call Gabbard "the favorite of the Russians.” Gabbard, a Hawaii congresswoman, said in her lawsuit filed in federal court in...