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Arts Aug 172 men indicted in 2002 killing of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay
Nearly two decades after the slaying of hip hop star Jam Master Jay, federal prosecutors said Monday they have solved one of New York City's most enduring unsolved killings, charging two men while suggesting the artist, celebrated for his anti-drug…
Politics Jul 24Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released from prison again
President Donald Trump's former lawyer has been released from prison after a federal judge ruled that a move to revoke his home confinement was retaliatory.
Nation Jul 14Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail on Epstein-related sex abuse charges
Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend has been denied bail and will remain behind bars on charges she recruited girls and women for the financier to sexually abuse more than two decades ago.
Nation Jun 25NYPD officer charged with using banned chokehold
A New York City police officer who was suspended after putting a man in what authorities said was a banned chokehold now faces criminal charges. The NYPD says officer David Afanador was arrested Thursday on charges of strangulation and attempted…
Nation May 02As warmer weather beckons, NYPD to enforce social distancing
Officers set out on foot, bicycles and cars to break up crowds and remind those enjoying the weather of public health restrictions requiring they keep 6 feet away from others.
Nation Apr 11Every 15 seconds: Outbreak overwhelms NYC’s emergency system
Operators pick up a new call every 15.5 seconds. Panicked voices tell of loved ones in declining health. There are multitudes of cardiac arrests and respiratory failures and others who call needing reassurance that a mere sneeze isn't a sign…
Health Mar 30New York virus death toll rises above 1,200
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the number of reported coronavirus deaths in New York shot up by 253 in a single day to just over 1,200.
Nation Mar 26A new beat for police across U.S. — enforcing social distance
Instead of the threat of terrorism, they're trying to stop the spread of a silent killer that as of Thursday had left more than 1,000 people dead in the U.S., at least 280 of them in New York City.
Nation Mar 11Weinstein sentenced to 23 years for sexual assaults
Weinstein, who has been accused of violating scores of women, was convicted last month of raping a woman in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on another woman at his apartment in 2006.
Nation Mar 10Weinstein lawyers seek mercy after his ‘historic’ fall
With prosecutors seeking a severe punishment for Harvey Weinstein in his landmark #MeToo case, his lawyers argued on Monday that he deserves mercy for his already “historic fall from grace” and serious health issues.