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Aug 8, 2019

Mother whose toddler was yanked away by police sues New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — A mother whose toddler was yanked from her arms by New York police in a widely seen online video has sued the city. Jazmine Headley is seeking unspecified damages in her federal suit, filed Wednesday in Brooklyn. The city’s Law Department says it is reviewing the complaint. Officers responding to a […]

Dec 29, 2017

New York City fire kills 12, sends residents scrambling

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s deadliest residential fire in decades spread through every floor of a Bronx apartment building within a matter of minutes, city officials said, killing 12 people and sending other residents scrambling outside into the cold and down fire escapes to safety. The dead included a child around a year […]

Nov 1, 2017

New York City truck attack: Investigators scour driver’s background

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators worked through the night to determine what led a truck driver to plow down people on a riverfront bike path near the World Trade Center, brandishing air guns and yelling “God is great” in Arabic as his deadly route of terror ended with a crash, authorities said. Eight people were […]

Nov 1, 2017

Victims on bike path included 30th high school reunion group

NEW YORK (AP) — The victims of the bike path attack near the World Trade Center included five Argentines, part of a group of friends celebrating the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation with a trip to New York City. The Argentine foreign ministry identified them as Ariel Erlij, Hernan Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique […]

Jul 20, 2017

New York City official seeks state panel to probe wrongful convictions

NEW YORK (AP) — A top Brooklyn politician pressed the state Tuesday to set up a special commission to investigate wrongful convictions and pinpoint the problems — and people — to blame. “Releasing innocent people is not the end. It is only the beginning,” said Borough President Eric Adams, who represents a county where more […]

Feb 8, 2017

State lawmakers move to postpone New York City plastic bag fee

State lawmakers are poised to overrule New York City’s impending fee on non-reusable shopping bags after legislators from both parties voted Tuesday to delay any fee until at least next year. The fee of at least a nickel was set to begin later this month. Mayor Bill de Blasio has defended the idea as a […]

Feb 3, 2017

‘El Chapo’ lawyers say jail conditions are too strict in NYC

NEW YORK — He’s locked up 23 hours a day. His wife can’t visit him. He can’t call anyone, except his lawyers. He even was denied water, his lawyers say. The strict jail conditions for notorious Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman were outlined on Friday by defense attorneys in a […]

Feb 1, 2017

Trials & Tribulations: Court of Appeals upholds decision denying NYC qualified immunity

On Dec. 22, the Court of Appeals upheld the trial court and Second Department, Appellate Division’s decisions, finding New York City liable in negligence for failing to adequately study and correct a documented speeding problem on a city street, which led to a car accident seriously injuring a 12-year-old boy. Turturro v. City of New […]

Dec 23, 2016

No charges for NYC court officer who fatally shot robber

NEW YORK — New York City prosecutors have declined to bring charges against a court officer who fatally shot a man trying to rob him at gunpoint outside a Dunkin’ Donuts earlier this year. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says 50-year-old Ian Caine was justified in his use of deadly force in the September shooting […]

Nov 16, 2016

Upstate landfill being searched for NYC man’s religious item

Members of a New York City synagogue are searching a landfill in Perinton for a religious item that fell into a trash can last week. WHEC-TV reports a congregant at a Brooklyn synagogue lost an embroidered bag containing his tefillin, scrolls of parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah. A hallway video surveillance camera shows […]

Jan 20, 2016

Kennedy Airport using face recognition device

NEW YORK  — John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City has started using new face recognition technology. The biometric readers match a person’s face to their passport. Customs agents unveiled the biometric technology on Tuesday. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske told WCBS-TV that the technology was implemented to help reduce human […]

Sep 10, 2015

White House, NYC pledge $79M to test rape kits

NEW YORK — The White House and New York City’s district attorney pledged a combined $79 million on Thursday to help clear the tens of thousands of rape kits that have gone untested across the country. The White House announced that $41 million in federal funds plus $38 million from the Manhattan prosecutor will go […]

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