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Economy Jan 08Deutsche Bank to pay $100 million to avoid bribery charge
Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay fines and penalties of more than $100 million to avoid a criminal prosecution on charges it participated in a foreign bribery scheme.
Nation Oct 27Self-improvement guru Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison
Keith Raniere, a self-improvement guru whose organization, NXIVM, attracted millionaires and actresses among its adherents, was sentenced Tuesday to 120 years after convictions that he turned some followers into sex slaves branded with his initials.
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.