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Arts Nov 30Author Alice Sebold apologizes to man cleared in 1981 rape
Sebold said Tuesday she was struggling with the role she unwittingly played in a system that sent an innocent man to jail.
Nation Nov 23Conviction overturned in 1981 rape of author Alice Sebold
A 39-year-old rape conviction at the center of a memoir by award-winning author Alice Sebold has been overturned because of what authorities determined were serious flaws with the prosecution.
Nation Nov 19Rare first printing of U.S. Constitution sells for record $43 million
A rare first printing of the U.S. Constitution sold at Sotheby’s in New York for $43.2 million, a record price for a document or book sold at auction.
Health Nov 019,000 New York City workers on leave as vaccine mandate takes effect
Mayor Bill de Blasio said about 9 in 10 city workers covered by the mandate have gotten vaccinated and there have been no disruptions to city services as a result of staffing shortages.
Nation Oct 29NYC braces for fewer cops, more trash as vax deadline looms
New York City is bracing for a worker shortage as its COVID-19 vaccine mandate looms and tens of thousands of municipal employees remain unvaccinated.
Nation Oct 22Robert Durst charged with 1982 murder of wife Kathie Durst
Robert Durst has been charged with murder in New York in the death of his first wife nearly four decades after she disappeared.
Arts Oct 15Van Gogh artwork looted by Nazis to be auctioned in New York
Christie's is auctioning the 1888 work, "Wheatstacks," after facilitating negotiations between the Texas oilman's heirs who own it now and the heirs of two Jewish art collectors who owned it before it was looted by the Nazis.
Politics Oct 14Trump expected to give deposition in New York for protesters’ lawsuit
Former President Donald Trump is slated to return to New York City to provide a videotaped deposition in a case about his security team’s crackdown on a protest during the early days of his presidential campaign in 2015.
Health Oct 04COVID vaccine mandate takes effect for New York City teachers and staff
It is one of the first school district mandates in the country requiring employees to be inoculated against the coronavirus.
Nation Sep 09Ground Zero rebuilding still continues in New York, 20 years after 9/11
Two decades after its destruction in the Sept. 11 attacks, the work to rebuild the World Trade Center complex remains incomplete.