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NYPD: Man brandishing knife shot and wounded by police

Mar. 24, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say officers shot and wounded a man who charged at them with a kitchen knife in Queens. It happened in Bayside at about 3 p.m. Sunday after police say the man crashed his vehicle into a marked police vehicle parked in front of a police precinct, sprayed an accelerant fluid onto both...

Vintage plane, soon to become bar, tours Times Square

Mar. 23, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A vintage plane that went from flying passengers in the 1950s to running drugs in the 1970s visited Times Square on Saturday before its next transformation into a cocktail lounge at the former TWA terminal at Kennedy Airport. The fuselage of the 1958 Lockheed Constellation is spending the...

Woman charged in death of newborn found in Queens hotel

Mar. 20, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island woman has been arrested in connection with the death of a newborn baby found inside a Queens hotel room last summer. Police said Wednesday that 36-year-old Lauren Becker, of Seaford, has been charged with manslaughter. Information on her lawyer wasn't immediately available....

NYC subway stop closed for repairs until end of the year

Mar. 19, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An important New York City subway station in Queens has closed for the rest of the year due to a need for repairs and renovations. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority closed the busy Astoria Boulevard station Sunday and it will remain shut down until December as crews make major...

Retrial begins in case of slain NYC runner Karina Vetrano

Mar. 18, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements wrapped up Monday in the retrial of a man accused of killing a woman who was attacked while running near her family's New York City home. "He squeezed and he squeezed and he squeezed," said Assistant District Attorney Brad Leventhal. "He choked her until she couldn't...

Poll: Losing Amazon second HQ deal was bad for New York

Mar. 18, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Most voters in New York think it was bad for the state when Amazon dropped plans to put a second headquarters in Queens and many think U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bears blame for the deal falling through, according to a new poll released Monday. The Siena College poll of...

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...

Trump appointee completes month of public housing stays

Mar. 15, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Since she took over as President Donald Trump's top housing official in the New York City area, Lynne Patton has been criticized for bringing a reality TV approach to what's traditionally been a bureaucratic job. She's feuded with journalists, calling one White House reporter "Miss Piggy ."...

Police find human remains buried behind Queens house

Mar. 12, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Human skeletal remains have been found buried behind a row house in Queens. Police say the unidentified remains were discovered Tuesday in the Richmond Hill neighborhood during an investigation. The city's medical examiner is to determine the cause of death. No other information was...

NY DMV test examiner accused of demanding bribes, groping

Mar. 12, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former road test examiner with the New York state Department of Motor Vehicles has been arrested and accused of demanding bribes from female drivers in Queens. The office of the state inspector general announced the allegations facing Ian Cioffi (chee-AWF'-ee) on Tuesday. Officials...