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Police: Woman fatally shot by ex-girlfriend on NYC sidewalk

Apr. 22, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman fatally shot her ex-girlfriend on a Brooklyn sidewalk, police said. Nichelle Thomas, 51, was fatally shot at around 1 p.m. Wednesday on Fourth Avenue in Park Slope, police said. Latisha Bell, who police said was the victim's former partner, was...

NY man's trial starts for Jan. 6-related online threats

Apr. 21, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor urged a jury in a trial's opening statement Wednesday to convict a New York man who threatened to kill members of Congress in a video posted online, but a defense lawyer dismissed his rants as speech-protected hyperbole so absurd that they bordered on comedy. ...

Nets' Durant ruled out for Tuesday with thigh contusion

Apr. 19, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn forward Kevin Durant will not play Tuesday when the Nets visit the New Orleans Pelicans because of a left thigh contusion. It will be Durant's 34th missed game this season. He has appeared in 24, the latest of those being Sunday in Miami. He had...

Judge orders NYC Molotov cocktail suspect held without bail

Apr. 19, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who threw bleach and a Molotov cocktail at police in Brooklyn admitted that he bought the materials to make explosives “with the intent to injure police officers,” federal prosecutors said Monday. Lionel Virgile, 44, was arraigned by video...

Molotov cocktail attack suspect to appear in federal court

Apr. 18, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Connecticut man accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at police in New York City is in federal custody and will be formally charged in a virtual court hearing on Monday, authorities said. Police said Lionel Virgile, 44, of Bridgeport, threw bleach...

Minnesota mayor blasts police tactics to control protesters

Apr. 17, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Elected leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright want officers to scale back their tactics amid nightly protests, leaving some law enforcement called in to assist asking whether the city still wants their help. ...

Durant, Harris lead Nets to 130-115 win over Hornets

Apr. 16, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant had 25 points and 11 assists, Joe Harris scored 26 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Charlotte Hornets 130-115 on Friday night. Landry Shamet added 20 points for the Nets. Kyrie Irving had 12 on the day after LaMarcus Aldridge retired...

Man charged with murder caught after mistaken release

Apr. 16, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged with murder who was mistakenly released from a New York City jail more than a month ago was taken back into custody Friday. Christopher Buggs, 26, was arrested by members of a U.S. marshals fugitive task force and the New York City...

Nets' Aldridge retires at 35 due to irregular heartbeat

Apr. 15, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge retired from the NBA on Thursday after saying he experienced an irregular heartbeat during his final game with the Brooklyn Nets. Aldridge, 35, posted a statement on social media saying the heart concerns he had during and after...

US seeks seizure of Mexican homes linked to drug lord

Apr. 15, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

A U.S. judge on Thursday authorized the seizure of real estate in Mexico that prosecutors said was purchased by a notorious fugitive drug lord wanted for the killing of a federal agent. The forfeiture order against Rafael Caro Quintero was entered in federal court in...