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FILE - This April 9, 1996, file photo shows David Rohde, then of The Christian Science Monitor, at a mass grave site in Kravice, Bosnia. Rohde, reporting for the New York Times, and two other men were kidnapped at gunpoint in Afghanistan in 2008. U.S. authorities announced Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, that an Afghan man, Haji Najibullah, has been brought to the United States to face charges in the kidnapping. The victims were not identified, but the description matched the kidnapping of Rohde and Afghan journalist Tahir Ludin. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

Arrest made in 2008 kidnapping of journalists in Afghanistan

Oct. 28, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Afghan man has been brought to the United States to face charges in the 2008 gunpoint kidnapping of a journalist for The New York Times, an Afghan journalist and a driver in Afghanistan, federal authorities announced Wednesday. The charges against Haji Najibullah, 42, were in a six-count...

Raptors' Davis charged with assaulting girlfriend in NYC

Oct. 28, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Raptors rookie Terence Davis was arrested in New York on charges including assault after police say he hit his girlfriend in the face. The incident occurred Tuesday night at a luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan, where a 20-year-old woman told police she went to visit her...

FILE- In this Oct. 17, 2019 file photo, David Correia walks from federal court in New York. A change-of-plea hearing is set for Thursday, Oct. 29, 20210, for Correia, who is charged with conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump's lawyers, to make illegal campaign contributions. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Change of plea scheduled in Rudy Giuliani-related case

Oct. 28, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A change-of-plea hearing is set for Thursday for a man charged with conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump's lawyers, to make illegal campaign contributions. The hearing for David Correia, scheduled to occur by video, was announced in a filing Wednesday...

NYPD officer in violent arrest quits before discipline trial

Oct. 28, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer caught on camera making a violent arrest during a social distancing enforcement action in May has quit rather than face an internal disciplinary trial this week. The NYPD confirmed Wednesday that Officer Francisco Garcia had submitted resignation paperwork and...

Daniel Menaker, award-winning author and editor, dead at 79

Oct. 27, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Menaker, an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction and a longtime editor at The New Yorker and Random House who worked with Alice Munro, Salman Rushdie, Colum McCann and many others, has died at age 79. Menaker's son, podcaster Will Menaker, announced on Twitter that he died...

E. Jean Carroll, who says President Donald Trump raped her in the 1990s, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse following a hearing in her defamation lawsuit against Trump, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in New York. A federal judge on Tuesday denied President Donald Trump's request that the United States replace him as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit alleging he raped a woman in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Judge: US can't replace Trump in accuser's defamation suit

Oct. 27, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s request that the United States replace him as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit, which alleges he raped a woman in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s, was denied Tuesday by a federal judge. The decision by U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan came...

Some ballot requests may be affected by county cyber attack

Oct. 26, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

NORWICH, N.Y. (AP) — A hacker attack against an upstate New York county's computer system raised concern that some emailed absentee ballot applications may not be processed, but the state Board of Elections said voting won't be affected overall. The cyber attack on Oct. 18 encrypted about 200 computers...

Jews For Trump car parade stirs protests, fights in New York

Oct. 26, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Skirmishes broke out between supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump as a “Jews For Trump” convoy of hundreds of cars draped with American flags and Trump 2020 banners rolled slowly through Manhattan and Brooklyn over the weekend. Jared Kushner, Trump’s...

Push sends woman onto Manhattan subway tracks

Oct. 23, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman waiting on a Manhattan subway platform on Friday was pushed to the subway tracks without warning by a man who approached her from behind, police said. The New York Police Department said the 28-year-old woman made it off the tracks with only minor injuries after being shoved around...

FILE - A voter fills out an absentee ballot at the Albany County Board of Elections building, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Albany, N.Y. New Yorkers are getting to vote early for the first time in a general presidential election. In-person voting starts Saturday, Oct. 24 at 280 voting locations statewide and will last through Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Early voting makes presidential election debut in New York

Oct. 23, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers are getting to vote early for the first time in a general presidential election, an attractive option for anyone worried about socially distancing on Election Day or concerned about voting by mail. In-person voting starts Saturday at 280 voting locations statewide and will...