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Prada withdraws luxury trinkets over blackface controversy

Dec. 18, 2018 10:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prada is no longer selling a line of accessories and displays following complaints that they featured blackface-style imagery. The controversy began last week when a New Yorker complained in a viral Facebook posting after walking past a Prada boutique in Manhattan's SoHo district and...

Arizona man gets 12 years in prison in NY Islamic State case

Dec. 18, 2018 6:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An Arizona man convicted of helping a New Yorker join the Islamic State group in Syria was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday by a judge who said he was not the typical "true believer" terrorism defendant. Ahmed Mohammed el-Gammal, 48, a suburban Phoenix man who sold car parts, was...

Lawmaker apologizes for tweet urging aide: 'Kill yourself!'

Dec. 18, 2018 5:27 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state senator apologized Tuesday for what he called a "poor choice of words" after sending a tweet to a legislative staffer urging her to kill herself. Democrat Kevin Parker's tweet to Republican Senate aide Candice Giove consisted of only two words: "Kill yourself!" It came...

AP analysis: Unemployment, income affect life expectancy

Dec. 18, 2018 10:17 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Even your lifespan can be local. Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your neighborhood can impact the length of your life. In recent years, the U.S. has seen...

Silicon Valley East: Google plans $1B expansion in New York

Dec. 17, 2018 4:15 PM EST

Silicon Valley is becoming Silicon Nation. Google announced Monday it will spend more than $1 billion to build a new office complex in New York City that will allow the internet search giant to double the number of people it employs there. It is the tech industry's latest major expansion beyond the Seattle-San...

NY governor's agenda includes recreational pot, subway fixes

Dec. 17, 2018 3:33 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined his agenda for 2019 on Monday, putting the legalization of recreational marijuana and fixing New York City's crumbling subway system among his top priorities for the start of his third term. In a 45-minute speech with 32 references to Franklin D. Roosevelt, a...

Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead

Dec. 16, 2018 5:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kroll, a tech executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has died. He was 34. The New York Police Department says officers went to Kroll's Manhattan apartment early Sunday after getting a call asking for a wellness check on him. They found him unconscious and unresponsive on his bed....

2 women in custody in death of 4-month-old boy at NYC hotel

Dec. 15, 2018 4:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 4-month-old boy died Saturday after he was found unconscious and unresponsive in the lobby of a New York City hotel. Police apprehended two women who were with him, and they're expected to face charges. Police identified the boy as Dominic Greene, of Wilmington, Delaware. He was taken by...

Reports: Federal prosecutors probe Trump inaugural committee

Dec. 14, 2018 7:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating the finances of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and whether foreigners contributed to its events using straw donors. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that prosecutors in New York are investigating whether some of the...

Lawyers seek to exclude evidence at NYC truck attack trial

Dec. 14, 2018 7:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people in a terrorist attack on a New York City bike path said in a court filing Friday that they had learned the FBI had intercepted his communications, though it was unclear when that surveillance began. "We are still waiting for more...