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Activists rally at New York facility housing immigrant kids

Jun. 23, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians and religious leaders vowed to ensure immigrant families separated at the U.S. border are reunited swiftly, as a crowd rallied Saturday outside a facility housing children bused from Texas to New York. State Sen. Brian Benjamin's East Harlem district includes the Cayuga Centers...

Dick Leitsch, gay activist who led 'sip-in,' dies at 83

Jun. 23, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A pioneering gay activist who led a 1966 "sip-in" at a New York City bar has died at the age of 83. Dick Leitsch (LIGHTSH) died Friday at a hospice in Manhattan. His death from liver cancer was confirmed by his brother, John Leitsch, of Louisville, Kentucky. Leitsch was a leader of the...

The Latest: Cohen denies discussing Trump with Tom Arnold

Jun. 22, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a photo of President Donald Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, and comedian Tom Arnold that has fueled speculation Cohen has secret tapes of Trump and is willing to share them (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen says he...

Government's key witness testifies at Buffalo Billion trial

Jun. 21, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The government's prized cooperator at a corruption trial that grew from an ambitious New York state redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo Billion began his testimony Thursday, describing how a developer and a key player in the project forged a solid relationship after bonding while...

Lawyer reviewing Cohen documents submits $338,000 bill

Jun. 21, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer appointed to help review documents seized from President Donald Trump's former lawyer has billed a federal court more than $338,000 for legal work on the case in May alone. Barbara Jones is helping to determine which of the records and electronic files seized from ex-Trump attorney...

Judge: Consumer finance agency unconstitutionally set up

Jun. 21, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government's beleaguered consumer finance watchdog agency is unconstitutionally structured, a judge said Thursday as she disqualified the agency from serving as a plaintiff in a lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska in Manhattan reached the conclusion about the Consumer...

Mayor learns more than 200 separated migrant children in NYC

Jun. 20, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio learned Wednesday that 239 migrant children separated from their parents by federal immigration officials are being cared for in Harlem. Speaking after a tour of the Cayuga Center, the Democratic mayor said that among the children was a 9-year-old boy from...

Ex-CIA employee pleads not guilty to hacking tool leak

Jun. 20, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA employee pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges he stole classified information about the agency's hacking abilities and gave it to WikiLeaks. For the CIA, the case against Joshua Adam Schulte has become an embarrassing and damaging episode known as the "Vault 7" leak. The...

Prosecutor: Greed corrupted ex-state Senate leader and son

Jun. 20, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor told a jury at the opening of a criminal trial Wednesday that former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son were motivated by greed when they pressured businesses to funnel over $300,000 to the son. Defense lawyers disputed the claims of Assistant U.S. Attorney...

Corruption retrial begins for ex-New York Senate leader, son

Jun. 19, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son returned to a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday for the start of their retrial on corruption charges. U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood told prospective jurors that Skelos and his son, Adam, were facing public corruption charges and she was...