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Man suspected in killing of woman in NYC hotel room arrested in Arizona after two stabbings there

Feb. 20, 2024 21:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected in the death of a woman who was fatally bludgeoned in a New York City hotel room earlier this month has been arrested in Arizona, where police say he is a suspect in two stabbings in recent days. New York City police officials said at a news...

Man suspected in killing of woman in NYC hotel room arrested in Arizona after two stabbings there

Feb. 20, 2024 19:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected in the death of a woman who was fatally bludgeoned in a New York City hotel room earlier this month has been arrested in Arizona, where police say he is a suspect in two stabbings in recent days. New York City police officials said at a news...

Honduran ex-president accused of running his country as a ‘narco-state’ stands trial in NYC

Feb. 20, 2024 17:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was once touted by U.S. authorities as a key ally in the war on drugs. Now, federal prosecutors say the political leader ran his Central American nation as a “narco-state," collecting millions of dollars from violent cartels to...

Every week is World Interfaith Harmony Week for devotees of Swami Vivekananda

Feb. 20, 2024 15:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (RNS) — At a Sunday morning service on Sunday (Feb. 4), a priest gave a sermon, a choir sang devotional hymns and a congregation bowed heads in a joint prayer. It was a typical Sunday for these faithful New Yorkers. Yet rather than a church, this service took place at a...

Strike at the Eiffel Tower closes one of the world's most popular monuments to visitors

Feb. 19, 2024 12:13 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Visitors to the Eiffel Tower were turned away on Monday because of a strike over poor financial management at one of the world’s most-visited sites. A sign was posted at the entrance in English, saying: “Due to a strike, the Eiffel Tower is closed. We apologize.”...

Today in History: February 18, Dale Earnhardt dies at Daytona 500

Feb. 18, 2024 00:08 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2024. There are 317 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 18, 2001, auto racing star Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in a crash at the Daytona 500; he was 49. On...

A loophole got him a free New York hotel stay for five years. Then he claimed to own the building

Feb. 16, 2024 10:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For five years, a New York City man managed to live rent-free in a landmark Manhattan hotel by exploiting an obscure local housing law. But prosecutors this week said Mickey Barreto went too far when he filed paperwork claiming ownership of the entire New Yorker...

Fairleigh Dickinson players get stuck in elevator before the game and later beat LIU 84-82 in OT

Feb. 15, 2024 22:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ansley Almonor had 19 points and nine rebounds, Terrence Brown added 17 points and Fairleigh Dickinson beat Long Island University 84-82 in overtime on Thursday night after the Knights were stuck in an elevator before the game. The FDU players were rescued from an...

16-year-old boy arrested in NYC subway shooting that killed 1 and wounded 5

Feb. 15, 2024 19:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was arrested Thursday in connection with a deadly shooting at a New York City subway station during rush hour earlier this week, the U.S. Marshals Service said. The teen is one of three suspected shooters wanted for the Feb. 13 shooting that...

Bradley Cooper laments lack of public awareness of Leonard Bernstein

Feb. 15, 2024 15:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Gushing after the New York Philharmonic performed Leonard Bernstein’s music, Bradley Cooper talked about creating the film “Maestro ″ in hopes of drawing more attention to the composer and conductor. “Many people don’t know who he is,” the actor and...