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Massachusetts police officer, bystander shot dead with officer's pistol

Officials on Monday prepared to charge a hospitalized Massachusetts man accused of killing a Boston-area police officer and a bystander on Sunday with the officer’s pistol before being shot by police. The 20-year-old man was arrested early Sunday after police in Weymouth, Massachusetts,...

Monday, July 16, 2018, 2:40 PM

Man who plotted Labor Day attack in Philly arrested: FBI

The FBI has arrested a man who it said planned to bomb Fourth of July and Labor Day celebrations in Cleveland and Philadelphia and then stand by and watch “it go off,” federal officials said on Monday.  Demetrius Pitts, 48, of Ohio, who had expressed allegiance to the al Qaeda...

Monday, July 2, 2018, 1:44 PM

East Pittsburgh cop charged with killing unarmed black teen Antwon Rose: prosecutor

An East Pittsburgh police officer has been charged with criminal homicide in last week's shooting death of an unarmed black teenager that sparked a wave of protests, a spokesman for local prosecutors said on Wednesday. Officer Michael Rosfeld, 30, faces a single criminal count for the June 19...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 9:23 AM

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape: Lawyer

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of rape and sexual assault in the first cases involving the disgraced producer to be tested in criminal court since scores of accusers emerged last year, his lawyer said. Weinstein, 66, entered his plea in Manhattan Supreme...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 11:15 AM

Black men arrested at Starbucks hope scandal sparks change

A week after their arrests at a Starbucks cafe in Philadelphia sparked protests and calls for boycotts of the coffee chain, the two black men involved broke their silence and said they wanted the incident to change U.S. racial attitudes. The men, Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, sat down with ABC...

Friday, April 20, 2018, 4:40 PM

Federal prosecutors urge charging NYPD officer in Eric Garner's death

Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charging a white New York City police officer for putting Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a fatal choke hold during a 2014 arrest, The New York Times reported on Friday, citing unnamed officials. But senior officials in the U.S. Justice...

Friday, April 20, 2018, 1:11 PM

Several shot at Maryland high school, conditions unclear: Report

Several people were shot at a Maryland high school on Tuesday, local news media reported, and school officials confirmed the campus was on lockdown and the incident had been "contained." Multiple people were shot and their condition was not yet clear, ABC News reported, citing the St....

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 10:27 AM

Ex-Cuomo aide Percoco found guilty of taking bribes

A former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo was found guilty by a Manhattan jury on Tuesday of agreeing to take bribes from executives at two companies seeking to do business with the state government, federal prosecutors said. The verdict against Joseph Percoco is the highest-profile federal corruption...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 3:01 PM

Pilot radioed for help before fatal crash in East River

A helicopter carrying six people crashed in New York City's East River on Sunday, killing all passengers, while the pilot survived, police said. Moments before it crashed into the frigid waters, the pilot frantically radioed for help, the New York Daily News and other media reported. "...

Monday, March 12, 2018, 11:03 AM

The latest on second East Coast nor'easter in a week

New York and surrounding states were gearing up for a second winter storm within a week on Wednesday, with less wind but more snow predicted this time around as thousands remain without power from the last nor'easter. Between 6 and 12 inches of snow are forecast for New York City and the...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10:13 AM

New York state's Utica College on lockdown from 'real, credible threat'

Utica College in upstate New York ordered students to shelter in place on Monday because of a "real, credible threat," the college said on Twitter without giving more details. Armed law enforcement officers were evacuating buildings and taking people on campus to a safe location, the...

Monday, March 5, 2018, 1:21 PM

Former NYC teacher, brother charged with attempted bomb-making

A former New York City high school teacher and his twin brother were arrested on Thursday and charged with attempting to build an explosive device after an investigation by the FBI, according to authorities. Christian Toro, the former teacher, and his brother Tyler Toro, both 27, had stockpiled...

Friday, February 16, 2018, 9:11 AM

Florida high school shooter in custody, multiple people killed: Officials

A shooter opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing multiple people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets before being taken into custody by law enforcement, authorities said. It is not known yet if the shooter was a student at the school.  Shortly before...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 3:51 PM

Statue of Liberty to reopen amid government shutdown: Cuomo

The Statue of Liberty will reopen on Monday even if the U.S. government shutdown extends into the work week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday, vowing to use state funds to keep the landmark monument in operation. Today the Statue of Liberty is open in New York.     To my fellow...

Monday, January 22, 2018, 9:41 AM

U.S. judge who oversaw Argentina debt saga dead at 87

By Daniel Bases NEW YORK (Reuters) - A senior federal judge in New York who oversaw the historic sovereign debt default cases brought against Argentina by creditors, Thomas Griesa, died on Christmas Eve at the age of 87, Special Master Daniel Pollack said...

Monday, December 25, 2017, 7:05 PM

Man says he delivered manure to Mnuchin to protest new U.S. tax law

By Bernie Woodall (Reuters) - A man claiming to be the person who delivered a gift-wrapped package of horse manure at the Los Angeles home of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday he did it to protest the federal tax overhaul...

Monday, December 25, 2017, 6:15 PM

Aston Martin to recall over 5,000 vehicles in U.S.: safety agency

By Karen Brettell (Reuters) - British sportscar maker Aston Martin is recalling around 5,500 vehicles in the United States due to problems with powertrains and battery cables, according to documents posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Monday, December 25, 2017, 2:50 PM

Trump's Christmas wish: 'We've got prosperity. Now we want peace'

By Roberta Rampton PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - On Christmas Eve, U.S. President Donald Trump took calls from children, asking them what they wanted most from Santa, and revealing what was on his own...

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 5:35 PM

Pentagon must give access to American detained in Iraq: U.S. judge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to give the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) access to an American suspected of fighting for Islamic State and held in secret U.S. military detention in Iraq for more than three months...

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 4:30 PM

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin was sent gift-wrapped box of horse manure: reports

(Reuters) - A gift-wrapped package addressed to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's home in a posh Los Angeles neighborhood that was suspected of being a bomb was instead filled with horse manure, police told local media. The package was found Saturday...

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 1:15 PM