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Judge denies Ghislaine Maxwell's motions to toss sex charges

Apr. 16, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Friday rejected Ghislaine Maxwell’s arguments to toss charges that she recruited three teenager girls from 1994 to 1997 for then-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan denied claims that a...

Fire marshals: Overloaded power strip caused Queens fire

Apr. 16, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City fire marshals said Friday that an overloaded power strip caused an apartment fire in Queens that injured 21 people, including 16 firefighters. The April 6 blaze at the six-story building, which displaced about 240...

Minnesota mayor blasts police tactics to control protesters

Apr. 16, 2021 18:29 PM 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. ...

Heavy, wet snow shows another side of spring in New England

Apr. 16, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders who had enjoyed an early spring were brought back to a cold, blustery reality Friday with a storm packing powerful wind gusts, lashing rain and heavy, wet snow. More than a foot of snow piled up Spofford in western New Hampshire, and wind...

Mets-Rockies' Friday matchup postponed, doubleheader on tap

Apr. 16, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The game between the Colorado Rockies and New York Mets on Friday night was postponed because of a spring snowstorm that blanketed the Denver area overnight. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday, with the first game to start at 3:10...

Injury to Ullmark further depletes Sabres' goalie depth

Apr. 16, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres will be leaning on their fourth, fifth and even sixth-string goalies for potentially the remainder of the season with Linus Ullmark listed week to week with a lower-body injury. Interim coach Don Granato provided the update on...

Police: New York trooper shoots knife-wielding parolee

Apr. 16, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state trooper on Friday shot and wounded a man who authorities say threatened officers with a butcher's knife as they tried to arrest him in Rochester for allegedly violating his parole. The man was reported in guarded condition at a...

Man carrying unloaded rifle arrested in Times Square subway

Apr. 16, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Ohio man has been arrested for openly carrying an unloaded, military-style rifle into a Times Square subway station. Police say patrol officers stopped the 18-year-old man without incident after they spotted him on Friday with the weapon in the...

Grand jury in Prude death voted 15-5 to not indict 3 cops

Apr. 16, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

A grand jury investigating the police suffocation death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, voted 15-5 not to indict the three officers who restrained him, according to transcripts of the proceedings released Friday. Prosecutors from the state attorney...

Vartan Gregorian, longtime president of Carnegie Corp., dies

Apr. 16, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vartan Gregorian, the noted scholar and philanthropic leader who led the Carnegie Corporation of New York since 1997, died Thursday after being hospitalized for stomach pain. He was 87. “The Corporation has lost a devoted and tireless leader — an...