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What killed Flaco the owl? New York zoologists testing for toxins, disease as contributing factors

Feb. 25, 2024 12:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s celebrity owl Flaco died from a traumatic impact, zoologists confirmed a day after he reportedly flew into a building, with further testing planned to determine if the Eurasian eagle-owl may have been sick. What happened in Flaco's final hours is...

Lithium ion battery caused fatal fire in New York City apartment building, officials say

Feb. 24, 2024 18:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A lithium ion battery sparked a fire that killed one person and injured 17 others at a New York City apartment building, fire officials said Saturday. Friday's two-alarm fire began just after 2 p.m. on the third floor of a six-story building in Harlem. New York...

Death of beloved New York City owl, Flaco, in apparent building collision devastates legions of fans

Feb. 24, 2024 16:08 PM EST

Tributes poured in Saturday for Flaco, the beloved Eurasian eagle-owl that became a feel-good New York story after escaping its Central Park Zoo enclosure and flying free around Manhattan. Flaco was found dead on a New York City sidewalk Friday night after apparently flying into a...

Celebrity owl Flaco dies a year after becoming beloved by New York City for zoo escape

Feb. 24, 2024 00:35 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Flaco, the Eurasian eagle-owl who escaped from New York City’s Central Park Zoo and became one of the city’s most beloved celebrities as he flew around Manhattan, has died, zoo officials announced Friday. A little over one year after he was freed from his cage...

1 killed, 17 injured in New York City apartment fire

Feb. 23, 2024 21:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One person was killed and 17 were injured in a fire that broke out at a New York City apartment building, leaving some residents trapped on the fire escape on Friday. Twelve people were taken to area hospitals, and four were in critical condition, officials said at...

Man killed in New York City subway car

Feb. 23, 2024 14:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 45-year-old man was killed in a New York City subway car early Friday morning, police said. The New York Police Department said the man was killed around 5 a.m. as he was riding a southbound D Train that was pulling into the 182-183 Streets station in the Bronx. ...

Music Review: Ex-Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley is back with another great solo album

Feb. 23, 2024 09:09 AM EST

No shock here: Ace Frehley has still got the power. The former Kiss guitarist whose vocal debut came on 1977's “Shock Me” is back with “10,000 Volts,” a new solo album that's crackling with energy and personality. The title track is another electricity-themed...

Today in History: February 22, US hockey team beats USSR in 'Miracle on Ice'

Feb. 22, 2024 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2024. There are 313 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 22, 1980, the “Miracle on Ice” took place in Lake Placid, New York, as the United States Olympic hockey...

Republican prosecutor in Arizona takes swipe at New York district attorney prosecuting Trump

Feb. 21, 2024 20:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican prosecutor of Arizona's most populous county took a thinly veiled swipe at a Democratic counterpart in the East on Wednesday, saying she would not agree to extradition of a suspect in the death of a woman who was fatally bludgeoned in a New York City hotel room, and...

Drunk driver who struck and killed an NYPD detective sentenced to more than 20 years in prison

Feb. 21, 2024 14:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who struck and killed a New York City police detective after speeding through an NYPD roadblock while driving drunk was sentenced Wednesday to more than 20 years in prison. A jury convicted Jessica Beauvais, 35, of Hempstead of aggravated manslaughter and...