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Pennsylvania man arrested in Brooklyn house blaze

Jun. 16, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a man is facing attempted murder and arson charges in connection to a blaze that tore through a home and spread to two others, injuring more than a dozen residents and first responders. Police say the 41-year-old from MeKeesport, Pennsylvania, was arrested Saturday. He had...

Summer camp is newest front in battle with measles outbreak

Jun. 16, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The battle to contain the worst U.S. measles outbreak in 27 years has a new front: summer camp. Vaccinations have been made mandatory this summer for campers and staff in several counties north of New York City that annually fill up with kids from the Orthodox Jewish communities that...

3rd suspected suicide in less than 2 weeks for NY police

Jun. 14, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a 29-year-old officer died Friday in the department's third suspected suicide in less than two weeks. Police say he shot himself in the head around 3:45 p.m. on a Staten Island street near the 121st Precinct to which the officer was assigned. His identity had not...

Ivanka Trump, Kushner took in as much as $135M last year

Jun. 14, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner took in as much as $135 million in revenue during their second year as aides to President Donald Trump, generated from their vast real estate holdings, stocks and bonds and even a book deal, according to their financial disclosures released Friday. Ivanka...

New York City street named for rapper Notorious B.I.G.

Jun. 10, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City street has been named for rapper Notorious B.I.G. Community members and elected officials gathered in a downpour on Monday at the intersection of St. James Place and Fulton Street. Rapper Lil' Kim — embracing the event's themes of social justice and making a...

AP source: Nets moving Crabbe, picks to Hawks, get cap space

Jun. 6, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to trade guard Allen Crabbe, the first step into what they hope can be a big summer. The Nets will deal him along with two first-round picks to the Atlanta Hawks in a deal that will clear additional salary cap space, possibly putting themselves in position to...

Former head of the CDC pleads guilty to violation

Jun. 4, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct violation related to his arrest last year for alleged sexual misconduct. Dr. Thomas Frieden appeared Tuesday in Brooklyn Criminal Court. Frieden is also a former New York City...

Businessman in Mueller probe to face VA child porn charges

Jun. 4, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Lebanese-American businessman who provided grand jury testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller agreed Tuesday to be transferred to Virginia to face child pornography charges. George Nader, 60, waived a preliminary hearing in Brooklyn federal court after two FBI agents agreed to drive...

Purcell opera performed in cemetery catacombs

Jun. 4, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "When I am laid in earth," the heroine sings just before she dies at the end of Henry Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas." Rarely will the aria be heard in a more fittingly sepulchral setting than when the hour-long opera, composed in the 1680s, is performed this week in the catacombs of Brooklyn's...

US measles count nears 1,000, surpassing 25-year-old record

May. 30, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 971 measles cases so far this year, the highest tally in 27 years, and experts say it's not clear when the wave of illnesses will stop. Measles, once common in the U.S., became rare after vaccination campaigns that started in the 1960s. A decade...