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Body parts of 2 people found in Long Island park and police are trying to identify them

Mar. 02, 2024 10:40 AM EST

BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — Police on New York's Long Island were trying to identify human remains found in a popular suburban park that appear to be from a man and a woman. A girl walking to school Thursday morning found a severed arm on the side of the road at Southards Pond Park, about...

Geneva oil trader reaches $661M settlement with US, Swiss authorities over bribery in Ecuador

Mar. 02, 2024 06:16 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Geneva-based commodities trading firm Gunvor said Friday that it has reached a $661 million settlement with U.S. and Swiss prosecutors after convictions for bribery of foreign officials in connection with the petroleum industry in Ecuador. The Swiss attorney general's...

Peace, music and memories: As the 1960s fade, historians scramble to capture Woodstock's voices

Mar. 02, 2024 00:07 AM EST

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Woodstock didn't even happen in Woodstock. The fabled music festival, seen as one of the seminal cultural events of the 1960s, took place 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) away in Bethel, New York, an even smaller village than Woodstock. It's a fitting misnomer for an...

James scored 24 points as Rider tops Niagara 71-61

Mar. 01, 2024 22:18 PM EST

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Mervin James had 24 points in Rider's 71-61 win over Niagara on Friday night. James had five rebounds for the Broncs (13-16, 10-8 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). JT Langston Jr. shot 7 of 10 from the field to add 16 points. Tariq Ingraham had nine points...

Iris Apfel, a fashion icon, textile expert and interior designer known for her eccentric style, dies at 102

Mar. 01, 2024 20:52 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Iris Apfel, a fashion icon, textile expert and interior designer known for her eccentric style, dies at 102.

Man charged with attacking police in Times Square, vilified in Trump ad, was misidentified, DA says

Mar. 01, 2024 19:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Venezuelan man who became the subject of national attention for allegedly kicking a police officer in Times Square, then flipping off news cameras on his way out of court, was cleared of wrongdoing on Friday after prosecutors concluded he played no role in the attack. ...

Stock market today: Another winning week for Wall Street ends with more records

Mar. 01, 2024 17:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street closed its latest winning week with more gains Friday, pushing U.S. stocks to new heights. The S&P 500 rose 40.81 points, or 0.8%, to 5,137.08 a day after setting an all-time high. It’s been on a tremendous run and has climbed in 16 of the last 18...

New York attorney general says a county must rescind its ban on female transgender athletes

Mar. 01, 2024 16:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday demanded that a county on Long Island scuttle its new prohibition against transgender women and girls competing in female sports. Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman issued an executive order on Feb. 22 banning...

Firetruck plows through furniture shop on Long Island, injuring 4

Mar. 01, 2024 16:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A firetruck plowed through the facade of a furniture store on New York's Long Island on Friday, injuring four people and destroying much of the building's exterior. A store employee and three firefighters inside the truck were hospitalized with injuries that were...

One year after buying a failed bank, New York Community Bancorp is struggling

Mar. 01, 2024 16:38 PM EST

A New York bank is under severe pressure Friday close to one year after absorbing a large chunk of another bank 30 miles (50 kilometers) away that had failed. Shares of New York Community Bancorp plunged after longtime CEO Thomas Cangemi, who has spent much of this year reassuring...