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Ex-detective pleads guilty to operating brothels

May. 22, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A retired New York Police Department vice detective and his wife have admitted to running a prostitution and gambling ring that allegedly involved seven police officers and dozens of civilians. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Ludwig Paz pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted enterprise...

Work underway on British tanker sunk by U-boat off NY in WW2

May. 20, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Work is underway to extract oil from a British tanker sunk by a German U-boat off Long Island during World War II. A team has been at the site of the tanker, named Coimbra, since April 29 and has pumped more than 62,000 gallons (235,000 liters) of oil since May 11, the Coast Guard...

Correction: Northeast Pipeline story

May. 16, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story May 15 about a proposed underwater pipeline from New Jersey to Queens, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date by which New Jersey regulators must make a decision on the project. It is June 20, not June 5. A corrected version of the story is below: NY denies...

Historic JFK terminal gets new life as luxury hotel

May. 16, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The famous winged TWA terminal at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport came out of its decades-long retirement Wednesday with a new life as a luxury hotel. Gov. Andrew Cuomo was on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony opening the $268 million project. He said he remembers seeing the terminal as...

NBC bets on comedy next year, 'This Is Us" for years to come

May. 13, 2019 3:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC didn't invoke its "must-see TV" 20th-century marketing slogan in announcing a renewed emphasis on sitcoms next season, but it could have. Calling comedy the "heart" of its brand, the network announced it is adding four new sitcoms to its lineup for 2019-20, with stars including Kenan...

NBC bets on comedy next year, 'This Is Us" for years to come

May. 12, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC didn't invoke its "must-see TV" 20th-century marketing slogan in announcing a renewed emphasis on sitcoms next season, but it could have. Calling comedy the "heart" of its brand, the network announced it is adding four new sitcoms to its lineup for 2019-20, with stars including Kenan...

Small New Jersey airport's TWA Constellation like one at JFK

May. 10, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — When the new TWA Hotel opens on May 15 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport with a Lockheed Constellation serving as the hotel bar, the reaction at one small New Jersey airport will be no more than: meh. It's a matter of been there, done that, for New Jersey's...

NY lawmakers vote to let inmates use phone before solitary

May. 9, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Inmates sent to solitary confinement would get to make a phone call first under legislation heading to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk after passing the Democrat-led Legislature. Under the bill, inmates would also be allowed to make one phone call per week while held in isolation. The...

Louis Vuitton show transports guests without flight at JFK

May. 9, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Vuitton's cruise show transported guests back in time as it showcased flashy 1980s-inspired outfits in a decidedly retro venue: the spacey, once-abandoned TWA terminal at JFK Airport. The white concrete and glass structure, with its smooth curves invoking an aircraft from the future,...

Queens man gets 25 years in prison for MS-13 shooting

May. 7, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An MS-13 gang member has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for a 2016 shooting in Queens that left a 16-year-old paralyzed. Kevin Paniagua, of Queens, was sentenced in Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to attempted murder. Prosecutors say Paniagua and two...