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Rail link to LaGuardia Airport put on hold after criticism

Oct. 12, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A $2 billion project to build a rail link connecting New York City to LaGuardia Airport was officially put on hold Tuesday, after weeks of criticism from public officials and a lawsuit from neighborhood and environmental groups. In a news release, the...

No charges for passenger in LaGuardia emergency landing

Oct. 10, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An airline passenger whose behavior aboard a flight Saturday prompted an emergency landing and evacuation at LaGuardia Airport was released with no charges filed. According to a spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which...

Passenger detained at LaGuardia after flight evacuated

Oct. 09, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A passenger aboard a Republic Airways flight from Indianapolis was taken into custody on the tarmac of LaGuardia Airport, shortly after the plane touched down Saturday afternoon. Authorities said another passenger had reported the man acting suspiciously...

NYC man convicted of trying to join Taliban to fight the US

Oct. 09, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man has been convicted on charges alleging that he tried to help the Taliban fight American forces. Delowar Mohammed Hossain, 36, was convicted late Friday in Manhattan federal court on charges that he tried to provide material support...

2 days in a tree ends with trip to hospital for NYC man

Oct. 09, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A domestic dispute that led a Queens man to flee to a tree ended after two days when the man agreed to go to a hospital, authorities said. It was always the aim of police to get the man to a hospital for an evaluation after he went into the tree on...

NYC public libraries will end late fees in push for equity

Oct. 05, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's public libraries will no longer charge late fees and will waive existing fines for overdue books and other materials, city officials announced Tuesday. Late fees had already been suspended since March 2020 because of the coronavirus...

Long Island's 2 counties grapple with high auto fatalities

Sep. 26, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Long Island’s two counties are among the tops in New York state for auto fatalities, and officials and safety advocates say increased enforcement can’t be the only solution. Data from the Albany-based Institute for Traffic Safety Management...

After Northeast flooding, insurance woes swamp residents

Sep. 23, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After being pummeled by two tropical storms that submerged basements, cracked home foundations and destroyed belongings, Northeastern U.S. residents still in the throes of recovery are being hit with another unexpected blow: Thousands of families are now swamped with...

2 charged, 2 sought in death outside cheesesteak restaurant

Sep. 20, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities have announced charges against two men and arrest warrants against two others in the death of a New York City man beaten with a trash can lid and pummeled during a brawl outside a famous Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant last week ...

No indictment in 1st case under NY's police chokehold ban

Sep. 14, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A case seen as an early test of New York's law criminalizing police chokeholds has ended without an indictment. A Queens grand jury on Tuesday declined charges for David Afanador, a former New York City police officer who was seen on cellphone video last...