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Records show special counsel zeroed in on Cohen early on

Mar. 19, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe. The heavily blacked-out records, released by a judge...

NYC official: Kushner firm flouted rules, endangered tenants

Mar. 19, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City councilman accused the Kushner family real estate company on Tuesday of putting tenants in danger by allowing several of its buildings to avoid safety inspections. New York Oversight Committee Chair Ritchie Torres said his investigation showed that the firm once run by...

FBI tracked Michael Cohen's phones with controversial device

Mar. 19, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, meet the Triggerfish. Search warrant documents made public Tuesday show the FBI used highly secretive and controversial cellphone sweeping technology to zero-in on President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer when agents raided his New York City home, hotel room and office...

Critics question policy on photos of climbable NYC sculpture

Mar. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Days after a climbable sculpture called the Vessel opened at New York's Hudson Yards megadevelopment, critics are questioning a policy that grants the attraction's owners broad rights to use photos posted by visitors. Terms and conditions that visitors must click on to secure a free ticket...

Statue of Liberty climber covers face in tape at sentencing

Mar. 19, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty last July 4 to protest the separation of families at the Mexican border came to her sentencing Tuesday with her face entirely covered with clear sticky tape, irritating a judge who refused to proceed until she removed it. After she did...

Ex-Auburn assistant basketball coach pleads guilty

Mar. 19, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn University assistant coach and 13-year NBA veteran Chuck Person pleaded guilty Tuesday to a bribery conspiracy charge in the widespread college basketball bribery scandal, ensuring that none of the four coaches charged in the probe will go to trial. Person, 54, of Auburn,...

Defense criticizes years-long monitoring of terror defendant

Mar. 18, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defense lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people in a New York City terrorist attack said in a court filing Monday that the U.S. had their client under surveillance and perhaps illegally for years. The lawyers in their partially redacted filing in Manhattan federal court demanded...

Belay Tilahun, Joyciline Jepkosgei win NYC Half

Mar. 17, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Belay Tilahun of Ethiopia and Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya won their New York City racing debuts in the NYC Half on Sunday. The 24-year-old Tilahun completed the 13.1-mile course through Brooklyn and Manhattan in 1:02:10, overtaking Eritrea's Daniel Mesfun, who led for the majority of the...

Irish pride, and dash of politics, at St Patrick's Parade

Mar. 16, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new, troublesome topic hovered over the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York this year: Britain's failed Brexit deal with the European Union that could squeeze Ireland's economy. But nothing could put a damper on the largest American celebration of Irish heritage on Saturday, with tens of...

NY, Brazil sign agreement for military training missions

Mar. 16, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York National Guard will partner with Brazil to conduct joint training missions and military exchanges. National Guard officials say the state program agreement was signed Thursday in Manhattan by Maj. Gen. Raymond Shields, the adjutant general of New York, and Rear Admiral...