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  • Palestine backers march, demonstrate in New York

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of Palestine marched down a Manhattan avenue before demonstrating in front of an office building that houses the headquarters of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. The protest Friday came hours after a 72-hour humanitarian cease fire broke down in the...

  • NYPD: Sex offender posed as officer, raped woman

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say they're looking for other possible victims after a high-level sex offender flashing a phony police badge assaulted and raped a woman in Brooklyn. Jason Forgetta was charged Friday with rape, robbery and criminal impersonation of a police officer. Police say the...

  • 20 emaciated pit bulls in Queens lead to arrests

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two people are under arrest after police investigating possible dog fighting say they found 20 emaciated and scarred pit bulls inside a Queens home. Addison Holder and Keisha Hall were charged Thursday with animal cruelty, animal fighting and methamphetamine possession. They...

  • Christie refuses to comment on NY governor's woes

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie is refusing to comment on his New York Democratic counterpart's recent troubles or their impact on the Republican candidate trying to unseat him. Christie swatted back questions from reporters Friday on allegations New York Gov. Andrew...

  • Alcohol banned at popular Long Island beaches

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alcohol bans go into effect this weekend at several popular Long Island beaches. As of Friday, drinking is no longer allowed on two stretches of the federally owned Fire Island National Seashore and during peak hours at East Hampton's Indian Wells Beach. The Fire Island ban...

  • De Blasio defends Sharpton 'choke hold' remark

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is defending provocative comments made by the Rev. Al Sharpton at City Hall. De Blasio, Sharpton and Police Commissioner William Bratton led a roundtable about police conduct on Thursday. The meeting was convened after the death of a black...

  • NY puts casino applications online

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — People can now examine the 17 proposals to build casinos around upstate New York with a click of a mouse. State gambling regulators said Friday that they have posted each of the applications on their agency website. The applications run for thousands of pages, though certain...

  • Schneiderman: I'm cooperating with investigation

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office is cooperating with a federal probe into the state's recently shuttered anti-corruption commission, but he will not talk about it. Schneiderman was questioned by reporters at a public appearance Friday in...

  • Ex-NYPD officer sentenced to 58 months in prison

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York police officer has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for his role in a real estate fraud. Federal Judge John Koeltl also ordered James Monahan to forfeit $4.7 million for causing 94 investors to lose that amount. Monahan said he was "deeply sorry"...

  • Cops bust Albany heroin ring that sold at malls

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say they seized $160,000 worth of heroin when they busted up a ring that sold the drug from taxi cabs at Albany-area malls. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says officers seized about a pound of heroin in raids at homes in suburban Colonie and Coeymans on Thursday....

  • Ziggy, once-neglected LI dog, gets a new family

    BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — Ziggy is getting his happy ending. The Suffolk County SPCA says the dog found July 17 in an abandoned house in Lindenhurst has a new "forever" family. Ziggy's fur was so matted and his nails so overgrown that he could barely walk. Babylon Town shelter workers spent more...

  • NYC mayor: Be ready for peak hurricane season

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is urging New Yorkers to prepare for peak hurricane season. Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean begins June 1 but New York City is most vulnerable from August to October. De Blasio handed out "Go bags" filled with supplies Friday at a community center in...

  • Police: 102-year-old NY man dies in ATV accident

    LAGRANGE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 102-year-old Hudson Valley man died when his all-terrain vehicle overturned in a creek. The Dutchess County sheriff's office tells local media that Neil Pearson was riding the four-wheeled ATV on his property in LaGrange Thursday when he became pinned beneath...

  • Met Opera workers say they hope to avert lockout

    NEW YORK (AP) — Performers and other union members at the Metropolitan Opera say they want to work with management to avoid a lockout that would shut down one of the world's premier opera companies. Several dozen union members rallied Friday opposite the Met on Manhattan's West Side. Tenor...

  • Prosecutor: NY man arraigned in mom's beating

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors say a suburban New York man with a history of mental illness has been arraigned in the beating of his mother. The Suffolk County district attorney's office said Friday an investigation is ongoing into the death of the man's 15-year-old brother. A prosecutor...



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