The 114-year-old woman believed to be the oldest living American

New York 07/05/19, 19:06

Alelia Murphy is celebrating her 114th birthday in Harlem, NYC, NY July 6, 2019. She is believed to be the oldest living American. An Ohio woman, Lessie Brown, held the title before her, but she passed away in January. According to NBC New York, Murphy was born in North Carolina in 1905. Her ...

De Blasio shouts Cuban revolutionary slogan at Miami rally

2022 Campaign 06/27/19, 19:47

New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio shouted a Spanish slogan associated with Cuba's Communist revolution at a rally Thursday, drawing criticism in a city heavily influenced by exiles who fled Fidel Castro's rule. He later apologized on Twitter, saying he didn't understand the history and significance of ...

Latest Manafort charges may be double jeopardy

New York 06/27/19, 17:28

Former chairman of the Trump 2016 campaign, Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty to mortgage fraud and other criminal charges filed by New York state authorities, on June 27. His lawyer said he intends to challenge New York courts under their strong double jeopardy protection. The longtime influential is already serving a ...

Update: 2nd hour of debate derailed by tech problems

2022 Campaign 06/26/19, 21:25

The Latest on the Democratic presidential debates (all times local): ___ 10:10 p.m. The second hour of the first Democratic presidential debate has been derailed by technical difficulties. As debate moderators Rachel Maddow and Chuck Todd took over Wednesday for the next round of the debate, the 10 candidates on stage were unable to ...

Trump awards highest military honor to Iraq War veteran

New York 06/25/19, 16:53

President Donald Trump on Tuesday awarded the nation's highest military honor to an Iraq War veteran who took on an insurgent stronghold and allowed members of his platoon to move to safety during heavy fighting in Fallujah.The president presented the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. David G. ...

Military woman slain with kids became citizen at White House

New York 06/24/19, 12:01

A U.S. military member who became an American citizen during a 2012 White House ceremony has been slain along with her two toddlers, and the children's father has been arrested. Alla Ausheva, 2-year-old Ivan Walker and 3-year-old Elia Walker were found dead Saturday in their Staten Island home. Ausheva, 37, had obtained ...

Nik Wallenda says he ‘freaked’ when pole slipped

New York 06/24/19, 07:36

Nik Wallenda says he "freaked" out when his balancing pole slipped during a high-wire walk with his sister above New York's Times Square. Nik and Lijana Wallenda spoke Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," just hours after their harrowing feat. Nik Wallenda said the scare occurred as his sister knelt so he ...

Flying Wallendas safely cross Times Square on high wire

New York 06/23/19, 21:30

Two siblings from the famed Flying Wallendas safely crossed Times Square on a high wire strung between two skyscrapers 25 stories above the pavement. Nik Wallenda is a seventh-generation acrobat, but this time, he said he was nervous. His sister, Lijana Wallenda, joined him Sunday night for the first time since ...

Climate change protesters arrested outside New York Times

New York 06/22/19, 18:16

Police say 70 climate change protesters were arrested after they blocked traffic outside the New York Times building. The protesters from the group Extinction Rebellion hung banners on the skyscraper in midtown Manhattan on Saturday and on the outside of the Port Authority Bus Terminal across the street. The protesters were taken ...

Some NY clerks won’t give licenses to immigrants in US illegally

New York 06/19/19, 16:30

Some county clerks in New York said Wednesday they will defy a new state law authorizing driver's licenses for immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns will go to federal court with his concerns that the law signed Monday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo conflicts with ...

Self-help guru convicted in lurid sex-trafficking case

New York 06/19/19, 13:56

The former leader of a purported self-help group was convicted Wednesday of federal charges that centered on lurid details of what prosecutors called a secret society of "sex slaves" within a community of followers in upstate New York. A jury in federal court in Brooklyn took less than five hours to ...

Man caught at JFK smuggling 34 finches in hair curlers

New York 06/18/19, 19:28

Federal authorities say a 39-year-old Connecticut man has been caught trying to smuggle nearly three dozen live finches through John F. Kennedy Airport in order to sell them for singing competitions.Francis Gurahoo was arrested Sunday after arriving on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana. Prosecutors say customs officials found the 34 ...

Cuomo airs concerns over solitary confinement proposal

New York 06/18/19, 17:29

New York's governor expressed concerns Tuesday with a proposal that would restrict the use of solitary confinement, saying the legislation would require the construction of new facilities and cost jails about $1 billion statewide. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the comments on WCNY's The Capitol Pressroom the same day advocates prodded New ...

‘Baby’ found dead near park turns out to be realistic doll

New York 06/18/19, 14:27

Horror and alarm over the discovery of what appeared to be the body of a dead baby at a New York City park turned to relief, and probably some embarrassment, Tuesday when the blue-skinned corpse was later revealed to be a realistic-looking doll.Police and paramedics rushed to Crocheron Park in ...

Biden teases a $19.8M fundraising haul for this quarter

2022 Campaign 06/18/19, 11:35

Joe Biden touted fundraising figures on Monday that suggest he has taken in at least $19 million this quarter, a sum that — if true — would top what all of his leading rivals raised during the last period. With nearly two weeks to go before the end of the second ...

NY lawmakers OK licenses for immigrants in US illegally

New York 06/17/19, 19:51

New York will become the 13th state to authorize driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. The state Senate approved the proposal Monday following Assembly passage last week. Democrats lead both chambers. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's support appeared in doubt Monday after he voiced concerns that U.S. immigration officials could ...

Update: Off-duty cop may have saved house blast victim

New York 06/17/19, 17:09

The Latest on an explosion that leveled a house in New Jersey (all times local):6:10 p.m.An off-duty police officer's quick actions may have saved the life of a man inside a house that exploded in northern New Jersey.Firefighters and other emergency personnel work at the site of house explosion in ...