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Borscht Belt comedian Freddie Roman dies at age 85

Nov. 27, 2022 18:40 PM EST

Comedian Freddie Roman, the former dean of The Friars Club and a staple of the Catskills comedy scene, has died. He was 85. Roman died Saturday afternoon at Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida, his booking agent and friend Alison Chaplin said Sunday. His daughter told the...

Cat's out of the bag when TSA finds stowaway feline at JFK

Nov. 23, 2022 11:34 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't accuse the TSA of catnapping on the job. When an alert agent at New York's John F. Kennedy airport noticed tufts of orange fur poking out of a slightly unzipped suitcase, it gave him pause. As the bag went through the X-ray unit Nov. 16, the Transportation...

Officials: NY fire caused by lithium battery injures 38

Nov. 05, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than three dozen people were injured, two critically, in a fire at a high-rise apartment building in Manhattan caused by a faulty battery, fire officials said. The blaze broke out Saturday morning in the 37-story building on East 52nd Street, near the East...

NYC bus crashes after driver jumps out to flee man with gun

Oct. 27, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City bus driver jumped out of his window to escape a man who had come on board with a gun that looked real and the bus later crashed into a utility pole, police said Thursday. The New York Police Department said a 44-year-old man with a gun in his...

Superstorm Sandy legacy: Recovery far from equal on NY shore

Oct. 26, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even before Superstorm Sandy's floodwaters surged over New York City’s Rockaway Peninsula, there was an air of decay in Edgemere, a far-flung seaside neighborhood long pockmarked with boarded-up homes and vacant lots with waist-high weeds. When the water receded,...

'It's about time': Celebrations of Diwali illuminate NYC

Oct. 24, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The week dawned gloomily in New York, but the drab mist was little match for the holiday at hand: Diwali, the festival of lights that symbolizes the triumph over darkness. Celebrated across South Asia in some fashion by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists, the...

For Anthony Hopkins, a grandfather role with personal echoes

Oct. 24, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The “heart and soul” of a film is an often-overused term, but it’s practically unavoidable when it comes to Anthony Hopkins in James Gray’s “Armageddon Time.” Gray’s autobiographical film, drawn with exquisite detail from his childhood growing up in...

Officials vow more police patrols to curb NYC subway crime

Oct. 22, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City and state officials on Saturday announced new efforts to curb violence and other crimes on the city's subway system, including increased police patrols, cameras and mental health help for those in need. Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul, both...

Jury convicts 2 men in $280K heist at NYC horse track

Oct. 21, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two men were convicted Friday for an armed robbery of more than a quarter-million dollars from New York’s famed Aqueduct Racetrack, in a heist that echoed a fictional crime from an Stanley Kubrick film. A federal jury returned the verdicts against Lafayette...

Barber, 75, pleads guilty in 1976 killing of WWI veteran

Oct. 19, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 75-year-old New York City man pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 1976 killing of a World War I veteran whose dismembered remains were found in 2019. Martin Motta's guilty plea Tuesday in the death of George Seitz represented the first successful use of genetic...