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John Lennon’s killer says there was “evil in my heart”

The man who gunned down John Lennon outside his New York City apartment building in 1980 told a parole board that he knew it was wrong to kill the beloved former Beatle, but that he was seeking fame and had "evil in my heart." Mark David Chapman made the comments in August to a board that ...

Trump’s company appeals judge’s decision to appoint monitor

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's company is appealing a judge's decision to appoint an independent monitor to oversee its business dealings while it is being sued for fraud by New York's attorney general. Lawyers for the Trump Organization filed paperwork Monday seeking to ...

EXPLAINER: Bikes, batteries and blazes spark concern in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A weekend fire that injured over three dozen people — and forced firefighters to use ropes to pluck people from a 20th-story window — is drawing attention to a rising concern in New York City: battery fires that can arise in the electric bikes and scooters that have ...

Judge again rules parts of New York gun law unconstitutional

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge for a second time declared multiple portions of New York's new gun law unconstitutional, including rules that restrict carrying firearms in public parks and places of worship. The preliminary injunction Monday from U.S. District Judge Glenn Suddaby is ...

NYC probes battery-linked fire that injured over 3 dozen

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities on Sunday were investigating a New York City high-rise fire that injured over three dozen people and was traced to a faulty lithium-ion battery, the latest in a fast-growing series of battery blazes that have fire officials concerned. The Red Cross said Sunday it ...

Banged-up Allen shoulders loss after Bills fall to Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Josh Allen's banged-up lower right arm didn't prevent him from pointing the blame at himself. The Buffalo Bills quarterback was far from his usual dominant self, mostly shut down by an aggressive New York Jets defense in a 20-17 loss Sunday. "It's tough to win ...

Officials: NY fire caused by lithium battery injures 38

NEW YORK (AP) — More than three dozen people were injured, two critically, in a fire at a high-rise apartment building in Manhattan caused by a faulty battery, fire officials said. The blaze broke out Saturday morning in the 37-story building on East 52nd Street, near the East River. Videos ...

Rochester diocese to pay $55 million to sex abuse survivors

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester will pay $55 million to survivors of sexual abuse committed by clergy members under a settlement announced by church officials. The diocese, which declared bankruptcy in 2019 after hundreds of lawsuits were filed against it under ...

Trump ally Tom Barrack acquitted of foreign agent charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's inaugural committee chair, Tom Barrack, was acquitted of all counts Friday at a federal trial in which he was accused of using his personal access to the former president to secretly promote the interests of the United Arab Emirates. The jury in Brooklyn ...

Trump Org. trial off until Thursday after witness gets COVID

NEW YORK (AP) — A criminal trial involving tax fraud charges against Donald Trump's company won't resume until late next week at the earliest as a key witness continues to recover from COVID-19. Court spokesperson Lucian Chalfen said the trial, in state court in Manhattan, is slated to ...

Ex-cop guilty of murder in freezing death of 8-year-old son

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A jury convicted a former New York City police officer on Friday of second-degree murder in the death of his 8-year-old son, who was forced to sleep overnight on the concrete floor of a freezing garage. Michael Valva was found guilty of four counts of child ...

Harris, Clinton campaign for Hochul in NY governor’s race

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hit the campaign trail in New York City on Thursday night for Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat facing an unexpectedly competitive election. That Democrats are playing defense and scrambling to shore up an ...

Trump settles lawsuit filed by protesters over 2015 scuffle

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has settled a lawsuit filed by a group of protesters who say they were roughed up by the Republican's private security guards during his 2015 presidential campaign. The two sides settled as a jury was being selected in a New York courtroom for a ...

Jury begins deliberating in federal case against Trump ally

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury started deliberating Wednesday at the federal trial of a Donald Trump loyalist accused of using his access to the Republican former president to secretly promote the interests of the United Arab Emirates. The jurors ended their first day of deliberations without a ...

Tunes with teeth: Edison might have left his mark on piano

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (AP) — Hard of hearing, Thomas Edison found a unique way to appreciate piano music. As someone played, the great inventor would lean in close to the instrument, right above the keys, and he'd bite the piano. Pressing his teeth into the wood of phonographs and pianos helped ...

‘Bluey,’ ‘Funny Girl’ set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK (AP) — The debut of a giant "Bluey" balloon, Lea Michele and the Broadway cast of "Funny Girl" and the legendary Dionne Warwick are some of the highlights slated for this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year's parade — the 96th annual — will feature 16 giant ...

Exec: Trump Organization changed pay practices post-election

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's election as president was a wake-up call — not just for the political establishment, but also for the company synonymous with him, his wealth and his fame, a top executive testified Tuesday. Suddenly, with the boss heading to the White House in 2017, the ...

Appeals court mulls late challenge to NY absentee ballot law

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State appeals court judges pressed attorneys for Republicans on Tuesday over why new absentee ballot rules in New York should be rejected with Election Day looming and more than 550,000 of the ballots already sent out. The Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court ...

DA: Man arrested with gun from shooting near Zeldin’s house

NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been arrested with the gun used in a shooting last month outside the Long Island home of Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for governor of New York, authorities said Tuesday. Noah Green, 18, was arrested Monday in Shirley on charges of criminal possession of ...

Julie Powell, food writer of ‘Julie & Julia,’ dies at 49

NEW YORK (AP) — Food writer Julie Powell, who became an internet darling after blogging for a year about making every recipe in Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," leading to a book deal and a film adaptation, has died. She was 49. Powell died of cardiac arrest Oct. 26 at ...