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Deal ends weeklong strike at largest US produce market

Jan. 23, 2021 5:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A weeklong strike at the nation’s largest wholesale produce market ended Saturday after workers overwhelmingly approved a deal that includes their largest pay increase in decades and more money for health coverage. Employees at New York City’s Hunts Point Produce Market will...

FILE - This May 31, 2020 file photo shows New York City Police facing off with activists during a protest march in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of the Brooklyn borough of New York.  New York’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 alleging the rough treatment of protesters last spring in the wake of George Floyd’s killing was part of a longstanding pattern of abuse that stemmed from inadequate training, supervision and discipline.  (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, FIle)

NY attorney general sues NYPD over Floyd protest response

Jan. 14, 2021 4:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department on Thursday, calling the rough treatment of protesters against racial injustice last spring part of a longstanding pattern of abuse that stemmed from inadequate training, supervision and discipline. Attorney General...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 15, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. At right is his son Eric Trump. Hits to President Donald Trump’s business empire since the deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol are part of a liberal “cancel culture,” his son Eric told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, saying his father will leave the presidency with a powerful brand backed by millions of voters who will follow him “to the ends of the Earth.” (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

NYC to terminate Trump contracts after Capitol insurrection

Jan. 13, 2021 4:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. “I’m here to announce that the city of New York is severing all contracts with the Trump...

Young people hold candles and balloons during a vigil in Yonkers, N.Y., on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, for four teenagers killed in a violent automobile collision the night before. Officials say a car speeding away from police Tuesday night barreled into their car, splitting that vehicle in half. The driver of the speeding car also died in the collision. (John Meore/The Journal News via AP)

Violent crash splits car in half, kills 5 in NYC suburb

Dec. 23, 2020 7:30 PM EST

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A car speeding away from police Tuesday night in suburban New York City barreled into another car, splitting that vehicle in half and killing five people, officials said. The 36-year-old driver of the speeding car and four 18-year-old men, who were ejected from the other vehicle, died...

Jeff Philipson, 80, left, exclaims as therapeutic activities staff member Kate DelPizzo arrives for a visit with Zeus, a bichon frise, at The Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. New dog recruits are helping to expand the nursing home's pet therapy program, giving residents and staff physical comfort while human visitors are still restricted because of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Dogs ease pandemic isolation for nursing home residents

Dec. 21, 2020 10:09 AM EST

Eileen Nagle sees her family in video chats and drive-by visits, but that hasn't made up for the lack of warm hugs in the nine months since the pandemic led her nursing home to shut its doors to visitors. Enter Zeus. “Zeus is a friendly little snowball, very happy,” said Nagle, 79, after the peppy...

Byrd scores 20 to lift Marist over Manhattan 61-39

Dec. 19, 2020 6:08 PM EST

RIVERDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Hakim Byrd had 20 points as Marist romped past Manhattan 61-39 on Saturday. Ricardo Wright had 12 points for Marist (4-1, 2-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Braden Bell added 12 points and Raheim Sullivan had 10 points. Byrd shot 4 for 6 from deep. Anthony Nelson had 11 points...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018 file photo, Bronx Zoo elephant

Appeals court upholds ruling over Bronx Zoo elephant

Dec. 17, 2020 7:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An appellate court on Thursday upheld a lower court’s ruling dismissing a petition from an animal rights group for an elephant in the Bronx Zoo to get human-like rights and be moved to a sanctuary. The Nonhuman Rights Project had said Happy the elephant was “unlawfully...

Murray Jr. scores 20 to lead Rider past Manhattan 82-64

Dec. 11, 2020 9:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Dwight Murray Jr. had 20 points and 15 rebounds as Rider beat Manhattan 82-64 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference for both teams on Friday night. The game was the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Christian Ings had 14 points for Rider (1-2). Rodney Henderson...

A police officer stands watch in front of a house, right, which was the scene of a shooting in The Bronx, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 in New York. A suspect in the shooting of a state trooper in Massachusetts was killed during a shootout with U.S. marshals in New York City early Friday that left two of the officers wounded. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Fugitive is killed, 2 US marshals shot in Bronx gunfight

Dec. 4, 2020 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A fugitive who shot a Massachusetts state trooper in the hand during a traffic stop two weeks ago was killed early Friday during a gunfight with U.S. marshals in New York City that left two of the officers wounded. The two deputy marshals injured in the 5:30 a.m. confrontation at a Bronx...