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3 dead of gunshots in Harlem building that was on fire

Oct. 19, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Emergency responders found a chaotic scene Friday at a Harlem building that was on fire while three people lay dead of gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide. Deputy Chief Martine Materasso, the commanding officer of Manhattan North detectives, said police first responded to a report...

Clothing co. gets attention with billboard of hog-tied Trump

Oct. 18, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A clothing company has put up a billboard in New York City's Times Square that depicts President Donald Trump being hog-tied by a woman clad in its athletic wear. The 30-foot-high billboard featuring a model binding a Trump look-alike with red, white and blue rope while stomping on his...

Cohen turns to Congress in bid to shorten prison sentence

Oct. 18, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's imprisoned former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is again turning to Congress as part of a renewed bid to reduce his prison sentence. Cohen's lawyers sent a letter to the Democratic heads of three congressional committees last month urging them to ask U.S. District Judge...

Homeless, not faceless: After killings, a community mourns

Oct. 18, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — They were figures in Chinatown's street scene: the homeless octogenarian whom residents respectfully greeted as "uncle." The itinerant preacher and blogger who tapped out posts on his laptop in a park. And the man who had a home and family on Staten Island but liked to spend time with...

Woman rescued after plunging into pit on Manhattan sidewalk

Oct. 18, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman has been rescued after plunging about five feet into a pit on a sidewalk near New York City's Madison Square Garden. Witnesses say the woman fell around 3 p.m. Friday when a flimsy piece of plywood covering the pit gave way. Christopher Mele, walking a few feet behind the woman at...

Suspect arrested in 1995 murders of 2 teens on NYC rooftop

Oct. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal agents and New York City police have arrested a suspect in the murders of two teenagers who were shot to death on an East Harlem school rooftop in 1995. Ramon Solla was arrested Thursday in the deaths of Ricky Santiago and Christopher Torro, both 17 years old. Authorities say the...

Plan to close notorious Rikers jail complex by 2026 approved

Oct. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex, which has become synonymous with violence and neglect, and replace it with four smaller jails intended to be more modern and humane. The City Council voted 36-13 to replace the complex with four...

2 plead not guilty to conspiring with Giuliani associates

Oct. 17, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two businessmen pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions, as a prosecutor said evidence includes data from over 50 bank accounts and information gathered through 10 search warrants. David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin...

The Latest: 2 plead not guilty in Giuliani-associate probe

Oct. 17, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for businessmen accused of conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Two businessmen have pleaded not guilty to conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions....

With final name, authorities ID all 4 slain in NYC beating

Oct. 17, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities have now identified all four men beaten to death as they slept on the streets of Manhattan's Chinatown earlier this month. After working for nearly two weeks to determine one man's name, the city medical examiner's office said Thursday he was 39-year-old Florencio Moran. He had...