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Oral arguments to occur in Trump fight over bank subpoenas

May. 22, 2019 2:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is poised to hear oral arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump's effort to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks. The hearing occurs after congressional Democrats sought the information from Deutsche Bank and Capital One. Trump, his family...

States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions

May. 21, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. A Manhattan federal court lawsuit asked a judge to declare the...

Digital billboard catches fire in Times Square

May. 18, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters have responded to the scene of digital billboard on fire in Times Square. Flames stated to shoot out of the LED billboard just after 3 p.m. Saturday. The Fire Department says no injuries have been reported and there was no damage to the building the sign is attached to. A...

I.M. Pei, architect who designed Louvre Pyramid, dies at 102

May. 16, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — I.M. Pei (PAY), the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at age 102. Pei's death was confirmed Thursday by Marc Diamond, a spokesman for the...

New Yorker convicted of giving material support to Hezbollah

May. 16, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Yorker was convicted Thursday of providing material support to Hezbollah by seeking targets in New York City for terrorist attacks. A jury returned its verdict against Ali Kourani in Manhattan federal court after a weeklong trial. Kourani, 34, could face life in prison at a sentencing...

Correction: Travel-Get Outta Here-The Shed story

May. 16, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 15 about the Shed, the new performance space at New York City's Hudson Yards, The Associated Press misidentified a previous position held by the Shed's artistic director and CEO, Alex Poots. He was director of the Manchester International Festival, not the Birmingham...

Woodstock 50 plans roll on; court nixes cancellation bid

May. 15, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Woodstock 50 festival is back on after a court rebuffed an ex-investor's effort to cancel the anniversary extravaganza — but organizers will have to do without some $18 million, at least for now. Manhattan judge Barry Ostrager ruled Wednesday that the festival's former chief...

Pilot escapes nearly unscathed after NYC helicopter plunge

May. 15, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A helicopter crash landed in the Hudson River near a busy Manhattan heliport Wednesday and partially sank, but not before the pilot was able to escape mostly unscathed. The 34-year-old pilot suffered just a minor hand injury after the hard splashdown, which happened just before 2:30 p.m....

Weiner visits his probation officer after halfway house exit

May. 15, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner met with his probation officer Wednesday, a day after the disgraced ex-congressman was released from a halfway house where he finished his sentence for having illegal contact with a 15-year-old girl. The 54-year-old Democrat did not comment as he left the Manhattan federal...

The Latest: Pilot escapes NYC helicopter after crash landing

May. 15, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash in the Hudson River (all times local): 4:30 p.m. New York City police and fire officials say the pilot of a helicopter that crash landed in the Hudson River escaped with just a minor hand injury. At a news conference Wednesday, authorities said the...