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Nation Jan 21Judge says New York lawsuit seeking NRA’s dissolution can go forward
A New York judge on Thursday denied the National Rifle Association’s bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun advocacy group out of business.
Nation Dec 18Watchdog criticizes NYPD methods at Floyd protests for stoking conflict
The six-month probe focused on the NYPD's institutional planning and response to the May and June protests and not the actions of individual officers.
Economy Dec 09U.S. government, states bring antitrust action against Facebook
Federal regulators asked for Facebook to be ordered to divest its Instagram and WhatsApp messaging services as the U.S. government and 48 states and districts accused the company of abusing its market power.
Nation Oct 26New York City sued over clashes with Floyd protesters
Two civil rights organizations are suing New York City on behalf of protesters who say they were roughed up by police officers because they expressed anti-police views during nightly demonstrations in the spring in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Nation Oct 14White woman charged in racist NYC run-in made a 2nd 911 call
Prosecutors say the white woman charged with filing a false police report for calling 911 during a videotaped dispute with a Black man in New York’s Central Park in May made a second, previously unreported call. In the second call,…
Nation Aug 31NYPD to adopt guidelines for disciplining officer misconduct
The New York Police Department is unveiling a discipline matrix that will guide decisions on officer punishment similarly to how sentencing guidelines are used in criminal cases.
Politics Aug 25New York wants court to declare mail disruptions unconstitutional
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy recently announced that he was suspending new operational changes to mail service amid complaints that they had led to delivery slowdowns.
Nation Aug 21Judge lifts veil on New York City police discipline records
With scores of disciplinary records already online, a federal judge on Friday lifted a temporary restraining order that had barred New York City's police watchdog agency, police department and other entities from making such information public.
Politics Aug 06WATCH: New York attorney general sues to dissolve NRA
New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over questionable expenditures.
Nation Jul 29Outrage after NYPD pulls protester into unmarked van
The NYPD says Stone was picked up by a warrant squad for allegedly damaging several surveillance cameras. The department said that squad typically uses unmarked vehicles to surprise wanted suspects.