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Independent booksellers continued to expand in 2023, with more than 200 new stores opening

May. 23, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Erin Decker was a middle school librarian in Kissimmee, Florida, increasingly frustrated by the state's book bans and worried that she couldn't make a difference remaining in her job. So, she and fellow librarian Tania Galiñanes thought of a way...

At 75, NYC Ballet is getting older. Its audience is skewing younger -- and that's the plan

May. 23, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alice McDermott settled into her seat at New York City Ballet on a recent Friday night, excited to see her first-ever ballet performance. The 31-year-old Manhattanite, who works in recruiting, was on a fun girls' night out with three friends she’d met through work, starting with...

NYC is beginning to evict some people in migrant shelters under stricter rules

May. 22, 2024 20:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City stepped up its efforts to push migrants out of its overwhelmed shelters Wednesday as it began enforcing a new rule that limits some adult asylum-seekers to a month in the system before they have to find a bed on their own. Migrants without young...

NYC vowed to reform its protest policing. A crackdown on a pro-Palestinian march is raising doubts

May. 22, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When New York City resolved a lawsuit brought by Black Lives Matter demonstrators last year by agreeing to overhaul how police respond to protests, Mayor Eric Adams praised the suite of reforms as sensible steps to “move our city forward.” But some civil rights...

Sean 'Diddy' Combs accused of 2003 sexual assault in lawsuit

May. 22, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former model accused Sean “Diddy” Combs of sexually assaulting her at his New York City recording studio in 2003 in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the latest in a series of allegations against the embattled hip-hop mogul. The woman said she was a successful...

Ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani pleads not guilty to felony charges in Arizona election interference case

May. 21, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani pleaded not guilty Tuesday to nine felony charges stemming from his role in an effort to overturn Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss in Arizona to Joe Biden. Ten others, including former Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli...

Trump campaign calls 'The Apprentice' film 'blatantly false,' director offers to screen it for him

May. 21, 2024 16:10 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Donald Trump’s reelection campaign called “The Apprentice,” a film about the former U.S. president in the 1980s, “pure fiction” and vowed legal action following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. But director Ali Abbasi is offering to privately screen the...

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani pleads not guilty to nine felony charge in Arizona election interference case

May. 21, 2024 13:06 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani pleads not guilty to nine felony charge in Arizona election interference case.

NYC mayor defends police response after videos show officers punching pro-Palestinian protesters

May. 20, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams defended the police department's response to a pro-Palestinian street demonstration in Brooklyn over the weekend, calling video of officers repeatedly punching men lying prone on the ground an “isolated incident.” “Look at that...

'The Apprentice,' about a young Donald Trump, premieres in Cannes

May. 20, 2024 13:47 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — While Donald Trump's hush money trial entered its sixth week in New York, an origin story for the Republican presidential candidate premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, unveiling a scathing portrait of the former president in the 1980s. “The...