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NYC police officer injured after bullet hits patrol car

Jun. 23, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer on patrol in a marked vehicle was injured Thursday when a bullet struck the driver's side window, shattering the glass. Police said the detective's arm was injured at about 4:30 p.m. at a Brooklyn intersection after a round smashed the...

Juneteenth celebrations emphasize ending racial disparities

Jun. 19, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — After Opal Lee led hundreds in a walk through her Texas hometown to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend, the 95-year-old Black woman who helped successfully push for the holiday to get national recognition said it's important that people learn the history behind it. ...

Former Rep. Holtzman joins crowded field for NY House seat

Jun. 17, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Holtzman, who was the youngest woman ever elected to Congress when she won a House seat in 1972 at age 31 and went on to serve as Brooklyn district attorney and New York City comptroller, is joining the crowded field of Democrats seeking to represent a newly drawn...

Man gets caught between NYC subway train and platform, dies

Jun. 16, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway rider died Thursday after getting trapped in the space between a train and the platform at a Brooklyn station, a transit official said. The doors of the Q train in Brooklyn had closed when rider Marcus Bryant became trapped between the...

NYC guitar concert by Hinckley, who shot Reagan, is canceled

Jun. 16, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A planned concert by John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has been canceled even as Hinckley was freed from federal court oversight, the New York City venue that had booked the performance announced. The Market Hotel in Brooklyn...

Several factors are converging to push gas prices higher

Jun. 11, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — There is little evidence that gasoline prices, which hit a record $5 a gallon on Saturday, will drop anytime soon. Rising prices at the pump are a key driver in the highest inflation that Americans have seen in 40 years. Everyone seems to have a...

Driver arrested in 2020 crash that killed 3 youths in NYC

Jun. 08, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An 18-year-old driver has been arrested nearly two years after a crash that killed two teens and an 11-year-old during what prosecutors described as drag racing at a decommissioned airfield in Brooklyn. Tamirlan Abylknov was arrested and arraigned Wednesday,...

Clashes among New York Democrats after redistricting redo

Jun. 07, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of New York's longest-serving members of Congress have turned from allies to rivals after a court redrew the state's congressional maps, scrambling the favorable landscape Democrats hoped to set for themselves this election year. U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler, a major...

NYC lawyers face less prison time for firebombing police car

Jun. 02, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of Brooklyn attorneys who were facing the possibility of 10 years in prison for firebombing an empty New York City police vehicle during protests over the murder of George Floyd agreed to a new plea deal Thursday that could significantly reduce their time behind bars. ...

2 sought in hockey stick attack, slashing in NY subways

Jun. 02, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are looking for suspects who beat one man with his own hockey stick on a New York City subway platform and slashed another man who argued over an anti-Asian remark in a subway car a few hours earlier. The New York Police Department released surveillance...