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Harvey Weinstein retrial in NYC tentatively set for November

Jul. 19, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Friday tentatively scheduled Harvey Weinstein's planned retrial on rape and sexual assault charges to begin on Nov. 12. Weinstein wore an American flag pin on his jacket during a brief court appearance in Manhattan that was delayed by more than 90 minutes...

Accused of biting police official, NYC Council member says police were the aggressors

Jul. 19, 2024 08:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City Council member accused of biting a police official complained Thursday that officers used excessive force as she strove to help someone who was lying under a barricade at a protest. Brooklyn Democrat Susan Zhuang didn't address the biting allegation...

New York City Council member arrested, accused of biting police officer

Jul. 17, 2024 21:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City Council member was charged Wednesday with biting a police officer during a chaotic protest over the construction of a new homeless shelter in her district. Brooklyn Democrat Susan Zhuang was released without bond after being arraigned on a felony...

'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...

A meteor streaked over the NYC skyline before disintegrating over New Jersey

Jul. 17, 2024 14:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A meteor streaked over the New York City skyline before disintegrating over nearby New Jersey, according to NASA. William Cooke, the head of the space agency's Meteoroid Environments Office, said the fireball was first sighted at an altitude of 51 miles (82...

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...

Judge considers bond for off-duty officer awaiting murder trial after South Carolina shooting

Jul. 16, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — A judge is considering whether to grant bond to a former police officer as he awaits a murder trial after an off-duty fight led to a shooting in a South Carolina fast food restaurant parking lot. Anthony DeLustro, 65, has remained jailed since his arrest...

NYPD recruit who died during training is honored at police academy graduation

Jul. 15, 2024 14:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police recruit who suffered an apparent medical episode at a training facility and died last week was honored Monday at what would have been his police academy graduation ceremony. The death of probationary officer Edgar Ordonez “shocked and...

Rudy Giuliani's bankruptcy case was thrown out. Here are some key things to know

Jul. 13, 2024 14:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge threw out the bankruptcy case of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Friday. He cited repeated “uncooperative conduct,” including a failure to comply with court orders and disclose sources of income. While Giuliani's creditors can now pursue...

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, America’s diminutive and pioneering sex therapist, dies at 96

Jul. 13, 2024 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the diminutive sex therapist who became a pop icon, media star and best-selling author through her frank talk about once-taboo bedroom topics, has died. She was 96. Westheimer died on Friday at her home in New York City, surrounded by her...