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Lawyer: 5 of 6 subway shooting witnesses couldn't ID gunman

May. 25, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of randomly murdering a fellow passenger on a New York City subway train made his first appearance in court Wednesday, where his lawyer urged the judge and the public not to rush to judgment. Andrew Abdullah, 25, was ordered held without bail in the...

Suspect under arrest in deadly New York City subway shooting

May. 24, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man wanted in an apparently unprovoked fatal shooting aboard a New York City subway train was under arrest Tuesday, hours after authorities posted his name and photo on social media and implored the public to help find him. Andrew Abdullah, 25, was expected to...

Trump's inaugural chair pleads not guilty to latest charges

May. 24, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The chair of former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the latest charges in an indictment accusing him of secretly working for the United Arab Emirates to influence Trump’s foreign policy. Wealthy businessman Tom Barrack,...

Ex-Brooklyn Dodgers catcher, Mets coach Pignatano dies at 92

May. 23, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As a big leaguer, Joe Pignatano had a career that was more noteworthy than notable: He played in the last game at Ebbets Field, he homered off three future Hall of Famers and he hit into a triple play with his final swing in the majors. It was out in the bullpen at...

Police seek public's help in search for NYC subway shooter

May. 23, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police searching for an unidentified man who shot and killed another passenger on a moving New York City subway train asked for the public's help Monday. “We need all eyes on this,” NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell tweeted. She posted two surveillance camera...

Man fatally shot on New York subway train; suspect at large

May. 22, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An unidentified gunman shot and killed another passenger on a moving New York City subway train Sunday morning in what police officials said appeared to be an unprovoked attack. The shooting happened on a Q train traveling over the Manhattan Bridge at around 11:40...

NYC gun buyback program nets dozens of weapons

May. 22, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A gun buyback program has netted dozens of weapons in New York City, where authorities are battling a wave of gun violence. Police and prosecutors said 69 guns were turned in anonymously on Saturday at the event at a Brooklyn church, no questions asked. In exchange,...

Runner collapses, dies after Brooklyn half-marathon

May. 21, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 30-year-old man crossing the finish line of a Brooklyn half-marathon collapsed and died Saturday morning, officials in New York said. The runner was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead, fire department spokesperson Frank Dwyer said. ...

New York judge approves new maps for August primaries

May. 21, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in New York will face new challenges from Republicans and be drawn into interparty battles under new redistricting maps released late Friday. A rural judge approved the maps that will replace earlier maps that courts found violated the state's...

Bill de Blasio, ex-NYC mayor, to run for redrawn House seat

May. 20, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that he will run for Congress in a redrawn district that includes his Brooklyn home. De Blasio, whose second mayoral term ended last year, announced on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” that he will seek the Democratic...