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Carmen Cruz, center, speaks at a news conference with several activists to denounce the violence against her son, Erick Díaz Cruz, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 in New York. The 26-year-old Mexican tourist, who works as an assistant to the mayor of the Mexican city of Martínez de la Torre, was visiting his mother Feb. 6 when he was shot by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer during an altercation.

Mother of Mexican tourist shot by ICE agent demands justice

Feb. 21, 2020 5:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of a Mexican municipal worker who was shot in the face by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer said on Friday that she wants justice and the federal agent to be held accountable for what he did. Carmen Cruz spoke at a news conference, along with several activists,...

Mexican municipal worker shot by ICE agent in NYC files suit

Feb. 20, 2020 11:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Mexican municipal worker who was shot at point-blank range by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer in New York this month suffered excruciating pain, has limited vision in his left eye and cannot use his left arm, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the unnamed ICE...

In this Feb. 13, 2020, photo, Frankie Chu, owner of Vegetarian Dim Sum House in New York's Chinatown, sits in his empty restaurant usually bustling with customers, in New York. Sales have plunged 70% over the last two weeks,

Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses

Feb. 18, 2020 12:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaurant owner worries he won't make rent. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a local Asian American-owned restaurant chain is mulling...

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg gives his thumbs-up after speaking during a campaign event at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (James H. Wallace/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Bloomberg takes veiled swipe at rival's aggressive loyalists

Feb. 17, 2020 11:11 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning were fixated on a rival who wasn't contesting the state. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg all went after billionaire Mike Bloomberg and made...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the ​U.S. Conference of Mayors' Winter Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

De Blasio endorses former 2020 rival Sanders for president

Feb. 14, 2020 7:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is endorsing Bernie Sanders for president, a move that puts de Blasio in a position to become a leading voice in opposition to Sanders' newest rival, Mike Bloomberg, his predecessor in leading the nation's largest city. De Blasio, an unabashed liberal who...

Geoconda Arguello-Kline, right, Secretary-Treasurer of the Culinary Union, speaks at a news conference to announce the union's decision to stay out of the state's Democratic presidential caucuses and not endorse a candidate, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Nevada's Culinary Union will not endorse in Democratic race

Feb. 13, 2020 10:34 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Culinary Union, the most influential union in Nevada politics, has decided to stay out of the state's Democratic presidential caucuses, denying candidates who aggressively courted the group from getting a major leg up in the upcoming contest. The casino workers’ Culinary Union,...

Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch, left, speaks with the media at the Bronx Criminal Court after NYPD Lt. Jose Gautreaux, who was shot in the arm by a gunman who opened fire in a police precinct in the Bronx, was released from Lincoln Hospital, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Police ambush suspect arraigned on attempted murder charges

Feb. 10, 2020 5:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of ambushing New York City police officers in a patrol van and then at a precinct was arraigned Monday on attempted murder and other charges. The shootings have led to recriminations from police officials and union leaders who criticized recent demonstrations as creating an...

In this image taken from video provided by the New York Police Department a man, who the NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in identifying in connection to a police involved shooting, walks down a street on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in New York. Two New York City police officers narrowly escaped with their lives when a gunman fired into their patrol van Saturday night, wounding one of them in an attack officials called an attempted assassination. (New York Police Department via AP)

Gunman ambushes NYC police twice in 12 hours, spawns outrage

Feb. 9, 2020 8:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman was arrested after he ambushed police officers in the Bronx twice in 12 hours, authorities said, wounding two in attacks that brought outrage from officials who blamed the violence on an atmosphere of anti-police rhetoric. Robert Williams, 45, of the Bronx, was captured after he...

This photo provided by the New York Police Department shows a police van with a bullet hole above the door handle after a shooting in the Bronx borough of New York on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. A New York City police officer was wounded by gunfire in the Bronx on Saturday night in what Commissioner Dermot Shea called

NYPD: Officer shot, wounded in 'assassination attempt'

Feb. 9, 2020 1:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers narrowly escaped with their lives when a gunman fired into their patrol van Saturday night, wounding one of them in an attack officials called an attempted assassination. The ambush, which Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said “should outrage all New...

Authorities: Man shot in face during immigration operation

Feb. 6, 2020 6:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the shooting of a man in Brooklyn that involved a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer, a case that is inflaming passions around New York City's sanctuary policies. The shooting happened around 8:15 a.m. Thursday in the Bensonhurst...