Tag Archives: New York

Police: Man spray-paints on NYC museum wall

  NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a vandal has marred the walls of New York City’s Whitney Museum of American Art for a second time in two months as it prepares to move. Police say Christopher Johnson spray-painted graffiti on a blank wall at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, October 20. It happened during a [...]

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Wounded AP reporter vows to return to Afghanistan

  NEW YORK (AP) — Over and over, Kathy Gannon has re-lived the decisions that led to the death of her close friend Anja Niedringhaus and her own severe injuries, as they went about their jobs chronicling the story of Afghanistan. Gannon, a veteran Associated Press correspondent, and Niedringhaus, an award-winning AP photographer, had worked [...]

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NYC prosecutor: Nix convictions in ’85 killing

  NEW YORK (AP) — They were 16 when they confessed to kidnapping and killing a stranger and taking a joyride in his car. They quickly recanted but were convicted of murder. Now, almost 30 years later, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson plans to ask a judge Wednesday to throw out the convictions of David [...]

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Young NYC inmates, violence subject of NYC hearing

  NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers holding an oversight hearing Wednesday plan to ask correction officials about conditions for 16- and 17-year-old inmates on Rikers Island in the wake of a U.S. Justice Department review that found their constitutional rights were routinely violated. City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, who chairs the committee on [...]

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NY college raises funds with airport parking

  URCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — A state college near an airport in the New York City suburbs is using a big parking lot and an idea from a business class to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars for scholarships and other programs. Purchase College runs a 24-hour valet parking and shuttle service for travelers headed [...]

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‘The Lion King’ earns record box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: “The Lion King” is the top ticket of all time. With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, “The Lion King” stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office total of any work in any media in entertainment [...]

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Tapes in missing NY boy case expected in court

  NEW YORK (AP) — The videotaped confession of a man who admitted killing a 6-year-old boy in 1979 is expected to be played in court as a Manhattan judge determines whether it is fair game for the suspect’s murder trial. The hearing that begins Monday is expected to last several weeks to determine whether [...]

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Republican women face uphill fight this fall

  OLD FORGE, N.Y. (AP) — Elise Stefanik is fighting to make history in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, an expanse of rural America in upstate New York that — like the Republican Party — is struggling to grow. Just 10 weeks after her 30th birthday, the Republican congressional hopeful is poised to become [...]

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Black leather, gold, and lots of celebs at Versace

  New York (AP) — Talk about your one-stop shopping. If you liked the sexy numbers on the Versus Versace runway Sunday night — many of them tight, short, black, and embellished with gold hardware — you could purchase them the moment the show ended. All the outfits were on sale at VersusVersace.com. Such immediate [...]

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Michael Cera: ‘You get used to having an audience’

  NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn currently has a love affair with facial hair, is awash with hipsters, tons of kale — and now 100 percent more Michael Cera. The 26-year-old star of “Juno” and “Superbad” has relocated to the cool New York borough after several years in which he would visit the city and [...]

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