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George Santos refuses to resign despite political pressure

NEW YORK (AP) — State and local Republican leaders in New York on Wednesday called for the immediate resignation of their new GOP congressman George Santos, who is facing multiple investigations by prosecutors over his personal and campaign finances and lies about his resume and family ...

Nurses strike for 2nd day at two big NYC hospitals

NEW YORK (AP) — A nursing strike that has disrupted patient care at two of New York City's largest hospitals entered its second day Tuesday, with a union official saying progress was being made toward a possible settlement at one of the institutions. The two hospitals, Montefiore Medical ...

Man in New Year’s Eve machete attack faces federal charges

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of attacking police with a machete near New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve is now facing federal terrorism charges after he became determined to wage jihad against the U.S. government, authorities announced Tuesday. Attorney General Merrick Garland said ...

Nurses go on strike at 2 big New York City hospitals

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of nurses went on strike Monday at two of New York City's major hospitals after contract negotiations stalled over staffing and salaries nearly three years into the coronavirus pandemic. The privately owned, nonprofit hospitals were postponing nonemergency ...

Lawyer to jury: NYC bike path defendant proud of death trail

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who killed eight people on a New York City bike path in 2017 smiled as he proudly spoke of the carnage, asking to hang the flag of an Islamic militant group in his hospital room, a prosecutor said Monday in the first federal death penalty trial to commence since ...

Charles Simic, acclaimed poet adept at wordplay, dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Simic, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who awed critics and readers with his singular art of lyricism and economy, tragic insight and disruptive humor, has died at age 84. The death of Simic, the country's poet laureate from 2007-2008, was confirmed Monday by ...

Nurses poised to strike at 2 big New York City hospitals

NEW YORK (AP) — Nurses at two of New York City's largest hospitals were poised to go on strike Monday in a dispute over pay and staffing levels after a weekend of negotiations that has yet to produce a deal for a new contract. The walkout, set to begin at 6 a.m., would involve as many as ...

NY Dems won’t expel GOP lawmaker despite residency concerns

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in control of New York's Assembly said Friday they would not expel a new Republican lawmaker "at this time," despite their questions over whether he met residency requirements. Democrats raised the issue after Lester Chang became the first Asian American elected ...

NYC hospitals prep for nurse strike amid negotiations

NEW YORK (AP) — Negotiations to keep about 10,000 New York City nurses from walking off the job headed into a final weekend as some major hospitals were already preparing Friday for a potential strike by sending ambulances elsewhere and transferring some patients, including vulnerable ...

Judge scolds Trump lawyers, denies bid to toss fraud lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan judge on Friday scolded Donald Trump's lawyers as he denied their bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the former president and his company of a yearslong fraud scheme. Judge Arthur Engoron said lawyers for Trump and his Trump Organization "should have known better" ...

Damar Hamlin asked who won Bills-Bengals when he woke up

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has begun to communicate in writing with his family and others who have been at his bedside since he went into cardiac arrest three days ago — and his first question was, "Did we win?" his doctors said Thursday. "The answer is ...

Cuban migrants flow into Florida Keys, overwhelm officials

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — More than 500 Cuban immigrants have come ashore in the Florida Keys since the weekend, the latest in a large and increasing number who are fleeing the communist island and stretching thin U.S. border agencies both on land and at sea. It is a dangerous 100-mile ...

DA: Times Square machete suspect wanted ‘jihad’ on police

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of attacking police with a machete near New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve was intent on committing a jihad against government officials and shouted "Allahu akbar" before striking one officer in the head and attempting to grab another officer's gun, ...

‘Prophet of Doom’ pleads guilty in Brooklyn subway attack

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who opened fire on a packed Brooklyn subway train last year, wounding 10 passengers in a rush-hour attack that shocked New York City, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal terrorism charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life. Frank James, 63, who posted ...

NYC nurses, hospitals resume contract talks; some reach pact

NEW YORK (AP) — A possible strike by thousands of New York City nurses loomed Monday even as nurses at one hospital reached a tentative agreement hours before their contract was set to expire. The pact affecting 4,000 nurses at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital awaits ratification. Contract ...

NYC machete attack: Man arrested on attempted murder charges

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of attacking police with a machete near New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve was arrested on charges of attempting to murder police officers, authorities said Monday as they continued to investigate whether he was motivated by Islamic extremism. Trevor ...

Police probe motive in attack on officers near Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York City are investigating whether a man who attacked three police officers with a machete at a New Year's Eve celebration, striking two of them, was inspired by radical Islamic extremism, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the ...

New York OKs human composting law; 6th state in US to do so

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Howard Fischer, a 63-year old investor living north of New York City, has a wish for when he dies. He wants his remains to be placed in a vessel, broken down by tiny microbes and composted into rich, fertile soil. Maybe his composted remains could be planted outside the ...

Time zone by time zone, another new year sweeps into view

NEW YORK (AP) — New Year's celebrations swept across the globe, ushering in 2023 with countdowns and fireworks — and marking an end to a year that brought war in Europe, a new chapter in the British monarchy and global worries over inflation. The new year began in the tiny atoll nation of ...

Death toll climbs as blizzard-battered Buffalo area digs out

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Roads reopened Thursday in storm-besieged Buffalo as authorities continued searching for people who may have died or are stuck and suffering after last week's blizzard. The driving ban in New York's second-most-populous city was lifted just after midnight Thursday, Mayor ...