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'I can't breathe': Eric Garner remembered on the 10th anniversary of his chokehold death

Jul. 17, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ten years after Eric Garner ’s death at the hands of New York City police officers made “I can’t breathe” a rallying cry, loved ones on Wednesday remembered his life and legacy. “I want people to remember him and remember that he was the one that helped...

Prosecutors say neo-Nazi 'murder cult' leader plotted to give poison candy to Jewish kids in NYC

Jul. 16, 2024 22:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a neo-Nazi extremist group based in eastern Europe has been charged with plotting to have an associate dress up as Santa Claus and hand out poisoned candy to Jewish children in New York City to sow terror, prosecutors said Tuesday. Michail...

Library of Congress awards prize for American fiction to James McBride

Jul. 11, 2024 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Library of Congress has awarded a lifetime achievement prize to James McBride, whose acclaimed novels include “The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store,” “Deacon King Kong” and “The Good Lord Bird.” Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Thursday...

Trading Mikal Bridges to Knicks sends Nets into rebuild. GM doesn't think it will be long one

Jul. 08, 2024 13:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the Brooklyn Nets made their first deal with the local rival New York Knicks in four decades, they traded away their best all-around player in Mikal Bridges. Bridges was the key piece the Nets acquired when they sent Kevin Durant to Phoenix in 2023, and his...

2 teenagers die while swimming at New York's Coney Island Beach, police say

Jul. 06, 2024 05:50 AM EDT

Two teenagers died while swimming at New York's Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, police said. Police received an emergency call for a water rescue in the area of Stillwell Avenue and Boardwalk West at 8:10 p.m. Friday, the New York Police Department said in a statement. ...

Banned NBA player Jontay Porter will be charged in betting case, court papers indicate

Jul. 03, 2024 17:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Toronto Raptors player Jontay Porter will be charged with a federal felony connected to the sports betting scandal that spurred the NBA to ban him for life, court papers indicate. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn filed what's known as a criminal information...

Cavaliers hiring Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson as next coach, AP source says

Jun. 24, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Just days ahead of the NBA draft, the Cavaliers picked their coach. Kenny Atkinson, an assistant with Golden State who helped Brooklyn rebuild before a puzzling departure, will be Cleveland's new coach, a person familiar with decision told The Associated Press on...

Brooklyn preacher who boasted of ties to NYC mayor gets 9 years in prison for multiyear fraud

Jun. 18, 2024 09:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A flashy Brooklyn preacher who has played up connections to New York City’s mayor was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for multiple frauds. Lamor Miller-Whitehead, 45, of Paramus, New Jersey, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by Judge Lorna G....

New York midwife pleads guilty to destroying 2,600 COVID-19 vaccines and issuing fraudulent cards

Jun. 17, 2024 20:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An upstate New York midwife pleaded guilty on Monday to federal fraud charges for her role in giving out thousands of COVID-19 immunization cards to people who never received the vaccine, prosecutors said. Kathleen Breault, 66, of Cambridge, admitted in Brooklyn...

Google CEO testifies at trial of collapsed startup Ozy Media and founder Carlos Watson

Jun. 14, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified briefly Friday at the federal financial conspiracy trial surrounding buzz-to-bust startup Ozy Media, countering founder Carlos Watson's alleged claims that the search giant once sought to buy Ozy. Google did consider hiring Watson for a high-level...