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2 convicted of fraud in $147 million Ponzi scheme

April 22, 2015

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Two associates of a New York businessman convicted in a $400 million Ponzi scheme have been found guilty in a scam that bilked thousands of investors out of $147 million. more »»

French far-right leader: 'Political force' is getting notice

April 22, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says being named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people shows that her party's brand of political change is getting attention on... more »»

Man arrested in a string of Long Island bank robberies

April 22, 2015

MASTIC, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say they have arrested a homeless man responsible for robbing four banks in the last 11 days. more »»

Obama attorney general nominee heads for vote after 5 months

April 22, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's long-stalled nominee for attorney general, federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, is on her way to a confirmation vote after senators extricated themselves... more »»

APNewsBreak: NY aims to cut waste by 90 percent by 2030

April 22, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by more than 3 million tons by 2030. more »»

Rabbi in forced-divorces case convicted of kidnap conspiracy

April 21, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An Orthodox rabbi accused of using brutal tactics to force unwilling Jewish men to divorce their wives was convicted on Tuesday of conspiracy to commit kidnapping. more »»

Weird: 4 rainbows photographed, but not quadruple rainbow

April 21, 2015

A photo of four rainbows in New York is striking a pot of gold on social media, but an expert in such rare events said this isn't quite the quadruple miracle that it seems. more »»

100-carat diamond sells for $22 million at auction

April 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald-cut has sold for just over $22 million at auction. more »»

Judge: Pro-Israel group can post 'Killing Jews' ads on buses

April 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge says a pro-Israel advocacy group known for publicly criticizing Islam can display its political advertisement on New York City's buses. more »»

Long Island shopkeeper admits to sexually abusing employee

April 21, 2015

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island shopkeeper has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing an employee and then trying to hire someone to kill the victim so he couldn't testify at trial. more »»

Principal confiscates loaded gun from elementary school kid

April 21, 2015

INTERLAKEN, N.Y. (AP) — The principal at a central New York elementary school has confiscated a loaded gun from a pupil who had it in a coat pocket. more »»

NY Senate passes bill to help family caregivers

April 21, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Senate has voted to give help to family members and others who care for a loved one at home. more »»

Workers at NYC plumbing companies get back wages, damages

April 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 300 former and current employees at four plumbing and heating contractors in Queens will share in $1. more »»

Police: Body in 2012 Bronx homicide case found upstate

April 21, 2015

BLOOMING GROVE, N.Y. (AP) — State police say human remains found by utility workers clearing brush in upstate New York have been identified as the victim in a Bronx homicide case. more »»

Obama attorney general nominee heads for vote after 5 months

April 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's long-stalled nominee for attorney general, federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, is on her way to a confirmation vote after senators extricated themselves... more »»

NYPD inspector general says police should track lawsuit data

April 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department should analyze the growing roster of lawsuits filed against officers to improve their performance and flag trends of misconduct, a watchdog agency... more »»

Verizon defends new cable deals as media companies complain

April 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is defending its new, cheaper cable packages that let customers choose groups of channels as media companies protest. more »»

NYC Council pushes mayor to do more for the homeless

April 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's homeless population is at an all-time high. more »»

 
 
 

 

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