Presidential contender Gillibrand to campaign in Michigan

New York 03/14/19, 11:49

Democratic presidential contender Kirsten Gillibrand will campaign in Michigan next week.The U.S. senator from New York will join Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday at a meet-and-greet event hosted by Fems for Dems in Clawson in vote-rich Oakland County in suburban Detroit. Earlier in the day, Gillibrand will participate in ...

Tribeca to host ‘Say Anything…’ reunion, doc on Anastasio

New York 03/14/19, 11:48

The Tribeca Film The Tribeca Film Festival has added a "Say Anything..." reunion screening to its upcoming festival, as well as the premiere of a documentary on Phish lead singer and guitarist Trey Anastasio.Tribeca announced Thursday that writer-director Cameron Crowe and the cast of "Say Anything..." led by John Cusack ...

Lawyers for Huawei due in US court in Iran sanctions case

New York 03/14/19, 00:06

Lawyers for the Chinese electronics giant Huawei (HWAH'-way) are due in court in a U.S. case charging the company with violating Iran trade sanctions.The company is to be arraigned Thursday morning on an indictment filed in federal court in Brooklyn.Prosecutors have accused Huawei of using a Hong Kong front company ...

New York inaugurates its $25 billion mini-city, Hudson Yards

New York 03/13/19, 23:02

A towering sculpture called Vessel — made up of 2,500 twisting steps the public can climb — is scheduled to open Friday as the visual centerpiece of Hudson Yards, a $25 billion urban complex on Manhattan's West Side that is the city's most ambitious development since the rebuilding of the ...

Co-founder pleads guilty in New York sex slave case

New York 03/13/19, 17:45

A co-founder of an embattled upstate New York self-help organization pleaded guilty on Wednesday in a case featuring sensational claims that some followers became branded sex slaves. An emotional Nancy Salzman told a judge in federal court in Brooklyn that she teamed up with Keith Raniere, the NXIVM group's self-styled spiritual ...

Manafort gets 7 years in prison, then faces fresh NY charges

New York 03/13/19, 17:37

Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison on federal charges Wednesday, then was hit almost immediately with fresh state charges in New York. In Washington, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson brushed aside Manafort's pleas for leniency and rebuked him for misleading the ...

Kansas conservatives vote to condemn New York’s abortion law

New York 03/13/19, 17:22

The conservatives who dominate the Kansas Legislature voted Wednesday to tell New York's leaders just how much they hate the Empire State's new law expanding abortion rights, ignoring Democrats who called the endeavor a toothless waste of time and money. The Kansas House voted 85-38 on Wednesday to approve the resolution, ...

Fears of pardon for Manafort spark push to change NY law

New York 03/13/19, 15:51

New York lawmakers say they will work quickly to close a loophole in state law to ensure anyone pardoned by President Donald Trump may still be charged in state court. The change is proposed by Democratic state Attorney General Tish James. It aims to alter the state's double jeopardy law. Prosecutors ...

150 people displaced by apartment building fire in Yonkers

New York 03/13/19, 10:25

Several fire departments spent 12 hours battling an apartment building fire that displaced about 150 people in Yonkers, New York.The Journal News says the fire in the six-story building was under control by 6 a.m. Wednesday. It had erupted at the top of the building at around 6 p.m. on ...

Native American art finally arrives at Met’s American Wing

New York 03/13/19, 09:40

For the first time, a major Native American art exhibit is being shown in the American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, rather than in Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas."Some visitors were confused about why Native American Art wasn't in the American Wing with other American works," ...

New York, feds join to get 100K rape kits tested around US

New York 03/12/19, 16:31

Languishing evidence in over 100,000 sexual assault cases around the country has been sent for DNA testing with money from a New York prosecutor and federal authorities, spurring over 1,000 arrests and hundreds of convictions in three years, officials say. It's estimated that another 155,000 or more sex assault evidence kits ...

Feel like climbing 2,500 steps? Head to new NYC sculpture

New York 03/11/19, 15:07

A colossal sculpture that will give people more than 150 interconnected stairways to climb is opening to the public as part of New York City's Hudson Yards development. Vessel is a metal structure shaped like the bowl of a wine glass that will open Friday as part of the first phase ...

Agents seize $77 million of cocaine at New York-area port

New York 03/11/19, 13:51

Customs agents have seized the biggest shipment of cocaine recovered at the ports of New York and New Jersey in 25 years. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says 3,200 pounds of the drug in 60 packages were seized at Port New York/Newark on Feb. 28. The street value is estimated at ...

NY Gov. Cuomo: No quick vote on legal marijuana

New York 03/11/19, 13:29

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he's "no longer confident" an agreement to legalize recreational marijuana in New York will be included in the state budget that's due by April 1, raising the possibility that approval of retail sales of pot won't get passed by the Legislature this year. The Democrat told ...

False alarm prompts massive police presence at NY hospital

New York 03/10/19, 23:31

Police rushed to a suburban hospital late Sunday after two patients reported seeing a man with a shotgun, but after hours of searching and reviewing security camera footage, officials concluded it was a false alarm. "There are no victims and at this point, we don't believe there was a suspect in ...

Update: Lawyer: R. Kelly denies being on tape with girls

New York 03/10/19, 16:06

The Latest on R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local):5 p.m.An attorney representing R. Kelly says the R&B artist denies being on yet another videotape that allegedly appears to show him sexually abusing young girls.A Pennsylvania man says he has truned a tape over to law enforcement that appears to ...

Modern policing: Algorithm helps NYPD spot crime patterns

New York 03/10/19, 07:07

The New York Police Department is using technology to spot crime patterns.Pattern-recognition software that the department developed allows crime analysts to compare robberies, larcenies and thefts to hundreds of thousands of crimes logged in the NYPD's database at the click of a button.It's much faster than the old method, which ...

Turbulence injures 30 on flight from Istanbul to New York

New York 03/10/19, 03:02

Severe turbulence tossed terrified passengers and crew around a Turkish Airlines plane cabin as it passed over Maine on Saturday, with 30 people suffering bumps, bruises, cuts and a broken leg before the flight landed safely at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials said. Dozens of ambulances lined up ...

NYPD: Officers shoot man who shot another man in the foot

New York 03/09/19, 14:26

Police say a man has been shot and wounded by a police officer after he shot another man outside a New York City bar and refused orders to drop his weapon.The shooting happened at 4 a.m. Saturday outside the RRR Lounge in Queens.Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison says a 38-year-old ...

Biden eyes fundraising challenge amid new sense of urgency

New York 03/08/19, 18:00

On the cusp of another White House run, Joe Biden faces a daunting challenge that could complicate his path to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination: money.Those close to the former vice president believe he would start off at a fundraising disadvantage compared to would-be rivals, whose campaigns have benefited from ...