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Off-duty NYC correction officer charged in fatal shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City correction officer was charged with murder on Friday in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man in the Bronx a day earlier, an episode that may have involved a toy gun. Officer Dion Middleton, 45, was arrested Thursday in the shooting of Raymond Chaluisant, ...

Man accused of threats to shoot Buffalo grocery customers

SEATTLE (AP) — A suburban Seattle man has been arrested and accused of threatening to shoot Black customers at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court. Joey George, 37, is charged with making interstate threats and is scheduled to ...

New York man convicted in cryptocurrency fraud scheme

BOSTON (AP) — The founder of a cryptocurrency and virtual payment services company has been convicted by a federal jury of defrauding investors out of $6 million and spending some of the money on antiques, artwork and jewelry. Randall Crater, 51, of East Hampton, New York, was convicted in ...

U2, George Clooney, Amy Grant among Kennedy Center honorees

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's going to be a "Beautiful Day" for the band U2 and four other artists when they receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors in December. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Thursday that the Irish rock band along with actor George Clooney, singers ...

Family sues Biltmore after fallen tree kills NY firefighter

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The family of a New York City firefighter killed last month when a tree fell onto the car he was driving at the Biltmore Estate has filed a lawsuit accusing the North Carolina tourist attraction of gross negligence. Casey Skudin was driving near the Biltmore's entrance ...

Outside review planned for New York’s COVID-19 response

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A third-party auditor will review the New York state government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including efforts by the administration of the previous governor to downplay the number of deaths of nursing home residents. The state plans to select an auditor, who ...

New York reports 1st US polio case in nearly a decade

NEW YORK (AP) — An unvaccinated young adult from New York recently contracted polio, the first U.S. case in nearly a decade, health officials said Thursday. Officials said the patient, who lives in Rockland County, had developed paralysis. The person developed symptoms a month ago and did ...

Mayors ask Biden to help with influx of asylum-seekers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic mayors of New York and Washington are asking the Biden administration to help with what they say is a surge in their cities of asylum-seeking migrants from border states, eliciting gleeful reactions from Republicans who say the pleas are evidence the U.S. is in ...

2 police officers shot in western NY city, hospitalized

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Two police officers were shot Thursday night in the city of Rochester in western New York, authorities said. Both were hospitalized. The severity of their wounds and the circumstances of the shooting weren't immediately clear. "This is a tragedy for our community. I'm ...

Lee Zeldin, GOP nominee for NY governor, assaulted at rally

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for New York governor, was assaulted by a man who apparently tried to stab him at an upstate event Thursday but the congressman escaped serious injury. "I'm OK," Zeldin said in a statement. "Fortunately, I was able to grab his ...

Giuliani ordered to testify in Georgia 2020 election probe

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge in New York has ordered Rudy Giuliani to appear next month before a special grand jury in Atlanta that's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia. New York Supreme Court Justice ...

Pickup driver hits family in Montana, kills 2 with shotgun

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man drove his pickup truck into a family as they walked in a tourist village bordering Glacier National Park and opened fire with a shotgun, killing one man and mortally wounding a toddler who was in her mother's arms before the mother's sister-in-law managed to kill ...

Funeral held for Ivana Trump; ex-president pays tribute

NEW YORK (AP) — Ivana Trump, the 1980s style icon and businesswoman who helped Donald Trump build the empire that put him on a road toward the White House, lived a "beautiful life," the former president recalled as loved ones paid final respects to her Wednesday. The ex-president joined all ...

R. Kelly’s manager faces trial over theater-emptying threat

NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of R. Kelly's manager opened Tuesday on charges that he forced the cancellation of a screening of a documentary about the singer's sexual abuse of women and girls by calling in a threat to the crowded Manhattan theater. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Pomerantz told ...

Mets’ deGrom sim game delayed amid mild shoulder soreness

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets ace Jacob deGrom pushed back a simulated game scheduled for Tuesday after experiencing muscle soreness in his right shoulder. New York said deGrom's soreness was mild and the right-hander's live batting practice was delayed to Thursday "out of an abundance of ...

Police officer suspended after handcuffing EMT at hospital

A police investigator in western New York has been suspended after he handcuffed an emergency medical technician in a hospital emergency room after she bumped his vehicle while unloading a patient from an ambulance. The suspension was announced by city police Monday, a week after EMT Lekia ...

Simon & Schuster publisher steps down to work on book

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Simon & Schuster's flagship imprint, Dana Canedy, is stepping down to concentrate on a sequel to a book Denzel Washington adapted last year for a film of the same name, "A Journal for Jordan." Canedy, a former New York Times editor and writer and the ...

Multimillion-dollar theft ring member gets 7 years in prison

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A member of a theft ring that committed more than 180 burglaries and eluded police in dozens of car chases in Connecticut and New York was sentenced Tuesday to more than seven years in prison. Josepher Cartagena, of the Bronx in New York City, appeared before a federal ...

Man shot dead while working at ‘Law & Order’ film location

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man working at a filming location for the TV series "Law & Order: Organized Crime" was shot and killed early Tuesday before filming was scheduled to start for the day. According to police, Johnny Pizarro was found at about 5:15 a.m. on a residential street in ...

Van plunges into sinkhole in NYC, owner later drives van off

NEW YORK (AP) — Street repairs were underway Tuesday after a van fell into a giant sinkhole in the Bronx. A sinkhole the length of three cars opened up on Radcliff Avenue in the Morris Park neighborhood after heavy rains Monday. Videos that aired on local news stations show a white van tip ...