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Florida lawmaker: Look into Epstein work release from jail

Jul. 23, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida lawmaker known as a champion for child sexual abuse victims asked Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday to authorize a state investigation into the circumstances of wealthy convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's freedom to leave jail on work release a decade ago. Democratic...

Videos of water being dumped on police officers create stir

Jul. 23, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cellphone videos of people brazenly dousing uniformed New York Police Department patrolmen with water have sparked outrage and led police officials to urge the force not to tolerate the behavior. Police on Tuesday were looking into two recent instances captured on video clips widely...

In NYC beset by crime, Morgenthau was made-for-TV prosecutor

Jul. 22, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He seemed almost out of central casting — tall and patrician, with a cultivated above-the-fray presence. And in fact, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau inspired some television casting of his own, as the model for the avuncular character of prosecutor Adam...

NYC mayor calls for probe as many wait for power to return

Jul. 22, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an investigation Monday of power outages that came at the end of this weekend's oppressive heat, saying he no longer trusts utility Con Edison after it decided to turn off power to thousands of customers. Around 30,000 customers in Brooklyn were taken off...

State says not so fast on fake German heiress' Netflix deal

Jul. 22, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a New York judge to prevent the con artist Anna Sorokin from cashing in on a Netflix production expected to highlight the extravagant ruse that landed the woman who posed as a German heiress in state prison. The New York Attorney General's Office recently challenged...

Morgenthau, iconic ex-Manhattan district attorney, has died

Jul. 22, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, who spent more than three decades jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean, died Sunday. He was 99, just 10 days short of his 100th birthday. His successor and current District...

Robert Morgenthau, ex-prosecutor and Manhattan's longest-serving DA who inspired 'Law & Order' character, has died at 99

Jul. 21, 2019 11:57 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Morgenthau, ex-prosecutor and Manhattan's longest-serving DA who inspired 'Law & Order' character, has died at 99.

'Survive, not enjoy': Heat, humidity gripping half the US

Jul. 20, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of their seats and pushed New York City to order steps to avoid straining the electrical system. The National Weather Service said "a dangerous...

Service resuming after 7 New York City subway lines stopped

Jul. 20, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — About a third of New York City's subway lines were suspended for more than an hour during Friday's hot evening commute, and the head of the city's Transit Authority acknowledged that the agency "did not know exactly where our trains were." A computer system failure that resulted in the...

Events fall as mercury rises; moon commemoration called off

Jul. 19, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials have canceled an outdoor festival featuring soccer star Megan Rapinoe, musician John Legend and "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah because of the heat forecast for the weekend. OZY Fest had been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Central Park. Mayor Bill de Blasio...