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NYC mayor: Investigate Giuliani for ‘false’ slap claim

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams suggested Tuesday that former Mayor Rudy Giuliani be investigated for filing a false police report for claiming he was assaulted by a heckler who clapped him on the back Sunday at a Staten Island grocery store. "Someone needs to remind former ...

NY Democrats choose Hochul for governor; GOP picks Zeldin

NEW YORK (AP) — Nine months after she stepped into the job of New York governor as a relative unknown, Democrat Kathy Hochul easily locked up her party's nomination Tuesday, setting her on an expected glide path to win the office in November. Hochul was serving as an under-the-radar ...

A timeline of the Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment he first faced criminal charges, in 2006, Jeffrey Epstein has been the object of public fascination, conspiracy theories and outrage — especially after his lawyers got prosecutors to agree to a lenient plea deal that spared him from serious prison ...

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for helping Epstein

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell, the jet-setting socialite who once consorted with royals, presidents and billionaires, was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for helping the financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. The stiff sentence was a victory for a group of women ...

Marc Jacobs finds his Nietzsche at the NY Public Library

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not every designer who can pull off framing a fashion show around a quote from Nietzsche. But Marc Jacobs has always had an outsized flair for drama. "We have art in order not to die of the truth," the German philosopher once said, a line that Jacobs chose to highlight ...

Heckler charged with assault after confronting Rudy Giuliani

NEW YORK (AP) — A heckler who clapped former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the back at a campaign event was arrested, jailed for more than 24 hours and now faces an assault charge. The episode Sunday at a Staten Island supermarket produced dueling accounts, with Giuliani likening the ...

Mary Mara, TV actor for decades, dies in apparent drowning

CAPE VINCENT, N.Y. (AP) — Mary Mara, who appeared on television shows including "Ray Donovan," "Dexter" and "ER" in an acting career that spanned more than 30 years, has died in what New York authorities said appeared to be a drowning accident. The New York State Police said Monday a woman ...

Judge says NYC can’t let noncitizens vote in city elections

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City can't let noncitizens vote for mayor and other city officials, a judge ruled Monday, siding with Republicans who challenged the measure as unconstitutional. In January, New York became the first major U.S. city to grant widespread municipal voting rights to ...

Grandmother killed, 4 hurt by car fleeing NYC police

NEW YORK (AP) — A grandmother was killed and four people were injured, including a child, by a vehicle fleeing a police traffic stop in New York City, authorities said. Assistant Chief Judith Harrison said officers in a patrol car pulled over a vehicle with mismatched license plates. After ...

Pride parades march on with new urgency across US

NEW YORK (AP) — Pride parades kicked off in New York City and around the country Sunday with glittering confetti, cheering crowds, fluttering rainbow flags and newfound fears about losing freedoms won through decades of activism. The annual marches in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and ...

Army private’s plea shelved internet fantasy chat defense

NEW YORK (AP) — An Army private charged with plotting to murder members of his unit overseas with help from a secretive violent anarchist group was planning a defense calling it all an internet fantasy before pleading guilty just before trial, court records show. Plans for the defense of ...

Probe of Arizona senator’s comments on Buffalo shooting done

PHOENIX (AP) — The attorney for the Arizona Senate's ethics committee submitted a report Friday on his investigation of a Republican lawmaker's online comments that appeared to blame the federal government for a supermarket massacre in Buffalo, New York. But the report from attorney Chris ...

U.S. Army private admits plotting attack on military unit

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Army private from Kentucky pleaded guilty Friday to charges that he plotted to murder members of his unit in an attack that he planned to carry out in 2020 on behalf of a group that promotes extreme violence to bring about the demise of Western civilization, authorities ...

NY lawmakers to mull post-Supreme Court gun bills next week

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she is bringing state lawmakers back on Thursday to consider gun safety legislation in response to the Supreme Court striking down key portions of the state's licensing law. The court on Thursday overturned the state law that required that ...

United cuts flights at Newark in effort to reduce delays

NEW YORK (AP) — United Airlines will cut about 50 flights a day out of Newark, New Jersey, to reduce long delays that the airline blames on airport construction and other issues. The cuts– about 12% of United flights in Newark -- will start July 1 and last the rest of the summer. United is ...

Pair face fines after taking raccoon into pet store

ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man and woman face fines of $500 each after they took a raccoon to a pet store to shop for food and a store worker ratted them out, authorities said. A state Department of Environmental Conservation police officer got an urgent call from the Erie County ...

NYC police officer injured after bullet hits patrol car

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 window. ...

Library restores Pride Month displays in children’s rooms

SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A library board on Long Island reversed a decision made earlier this week to remove Pride Month displays from the system's children's sections shortly after Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered a state human rights investigation. The Smithtown Library board of trustees had been ...

At Pride, celebrations amid a darker national environment

NEW YORK (AP) — LGBTQ Pride commemorations that sometimes felt like victory parties for civil rights advances are grappling this year with a darker atmosphere, a national environment of ramped-up legislative and rhetorical battles over sexual orientation and gender identity. Big crowds are ...

Payday: Judge wins it for Yankees on eve of salary showdown

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees have a hearing Friday to determine the three-time All-Star's salary for the 2022 season. Whatever gets decided, the verdict has already come down in the Bronx: Judge is going to be worth every penny. The steady, 6-foot-7 slugger lined a ...