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NYPD commander who took Son of Sam's confession dies at 99

Sep. 20, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — John Keenan, the police official who led New York City's manhunt for the Son of Sam killer and eventually took a case-solving confession from David Berkowitz, has died. His death Thursday at age 99 was announced by the police department and Keenan's family. He had been in declining health...

AP source: Yanks' Germán checked for alleged home incident

Sep. 20, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán is being investigated for an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend at home this week, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke under condition of anonymity because no details have...

Purdue Pharma asks judge to stop lawsuits against Sacklers

Sep. 18, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma on Wednesday asked a bankruptcy court judge to halt all lawsuits against the company and its former directors, including members of the Sackler family, which owns the company. The request is a standard ask for a company that's filed for bankruptcy , as Purdue did this week in an...

Car smashes into lobby of Trump Plaza in NYC suburb

Sep. 18, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — A car smashed into the lobby of the Trump Plaza residential tower in New Rochelle, New York, slightly injuring two pedestrians, police said. The crash, which police were investigating as an accident, happened around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday in the New York City suburb, roughly 20 miles...

Car smashes into lobby of Trump Plaza in New York

Sep. 17, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a car has smashed through the glass-doored front lobby of the Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York. Authorities told WABC-TV the incident Tuesday night does not appear to be intentional. They say there are no indications it was anything more than an accident. The...

Purdue Pharma to stay in business as bankruptcy unfolds

Sep. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to stay in business while it pursues bankruptcy protection and settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits filed against it in a reckoning over the opioid crisis. At the first court hearing since the Chapter 11 filing...

NYPD: Child in stroller fatally struck by vehicle in Bronx

Sep. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 1-year-old in a stroller was struck and killed by a driver who jumped a curb in the Bronx. It happened at about 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Olinville neighborhood near East 216th Street and White Plains Road. Witnesses say the mother took the child in a private vehicle to the...

Purdue Pharma begins Chapter 11 bankruptcy journey

Sep. 17, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Purdue Pharma gets its day in court Tuesday after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits. An initial hearing will be held in federal court in White Plains, New York, for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

The Latest: First hearing set on Purdue bankruptcy

Sep. 16, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

The Latest on Purdue Pharmas bankruptcy filing (all times local): 4 p.m. A judge will need to decide whether lawsuits against members of the Sackler family that owns Purdue Pharma can go ahead with the company seeking bankruptcy protection. But at a hearing Tuesday in White Plains, New York, Judge Robert Drain is...

Off-duty police inspector killed in Bronx motorcycle crash

Sep. 16, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police inspector has been killed in a motorcycle crash in the Bronx. Police say 56-year-old Michael McGrath was on his motorcycle in the Pelham Bay neighborhood just before 8 a.m. Monday when he collided with a truck that was making a left turn. McGrath was taken to a...