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{FD} High rent may doom Catholic chapel that survived 9/11

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A Roman Catholic chapel that sheltered 9/11 first responders after the World Trade Center terrorist attacks may fall victim itself to the prosperity of its New York City neighborhood. Continue reading

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{FD} Report faults commissioner’s absences amid jail violence

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New York City’s Department of Investigation says the correction commissioner spent 90 days outside the city last year even amid violence problems at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex. Continue reading

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{FD} Fallen NYC firefighter’s daughter pays tribute to dad at Long Island funeral

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A fallen New York firefighter was laid to rest at a Long Island funeral Thursday as his 8-year-old daughter paid tribute to her hero dad. Continue reading

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{FD} Full honors for Filipino-American WWII vet who died at 101

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A military funeral is planned for a New York woman who joined the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II after surviving months of torture by the Japanese for helping Filipino guerrillas. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at 11 victims of suspected gang violence

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Eleven mostly young people have been found dead in two New York suburbs since the start of the school year. Continue reading

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{FD} Violent street gang MS-13 puts Long Island towns in its grip

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to visit one of the suburbs on New York’s Long Island that is in the grip of fear from a violent street gang with Central American ties, MS-13. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman convicted in mom’s death; case tied to found remains

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A jury has returned a guilty verdict in the New York murder trial of the sister of a sex worker whose disappearance led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains along a highway near a beach. Continue reading

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{FD} Amtrak accelerating Penn Station work, rail delays expected

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Amtrak says it is accelerating repair work at New York’s Penn Station beginning next month, and warns of further delays for already beleaguered commuters. Continue reading

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{FD} Amtrak accelerating Penn Station work, major rail delays expected

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Amtrak is accelerating repair work at New York’s Penn Station beginning next month, and warns of more delays for already frustrated commuters — though it offered no specifis about how many tracks will be closed. Continue reading

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{FD} NYPD starts body-camera program for dozens of police

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58 police officers will be equipped with the devices on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} World Trade Center transportation hub escalator malfunctions, 2 hurt

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Two people were hurt when an escalator malfunctioned at the World Trade Center station’s Oculus transportation hub Thursday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} New York launches task force to combat MS-13 gang on Long Island after recent murders

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Officials in New York announced a new anti-gang initiative on Wednesday to crack down on violence by the MS-13 street gang plaguing communities on Long Island, including four murders earlier this month. Continue reading

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{FD} Tourist hit by hammock blown off building in New York City

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A tourist was clobbered by a wooden hammock in Manhattan Tuesday when a strong wind sent the piece of outdoor furniture sailing off a five story rooftop. Continue reading

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{FD} Last words haunt surviving teen’s sentencing in fatal fire

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In the last moments of his 14-year life, Joe Phillips dialed his friend’s cellphone, cursing in panic. He was trapped by flames that had gotten out of control during what had been a summer afternoon of mischief inside a vacant building. Continue reading

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{FD} Retired NYPD cops, ex-prosecutor caught in corruption scandal

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Four men — including two retired NYPD cops and a former Brooklyn assistant district attorney — were busted Tuesday as part of a widespread corruption scandal in which they accepted bribes in exchange for expediting gun permits, according to new court papers filed in Manhattan federal court. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Sentencing of teen for fatal fire still pending

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The Latest on the sentencing of a 14-year-old boy for the death of a friend in massive arson fire at a New York recycling plant last summer (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Wife’s Fitbit logs steps after husband says she died

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Police in Connecticut have cited Fitbit records in an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old man charged with killing his wife in 2015. Continue reading

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{FD} Volunteers accompany US immigrants to court to allay fears

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Volunteers are stepping up to accompany people living in the United States illegally to court hearings and meetings with immigration officials. Continue reading

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{FD} Holocaust records project launched at FDR Library and Museum

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The Franklin D. Continue reading

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{FD} NY troopers help woman give birth in vehicle on Thruway

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Two New York state troopers have teamed up to help deliver a woman’s baby in a vehicle on the side of a highway after she couldn’t make it to a hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} New York reopens oldest surviving theater in Hudson

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New York has renovated the state’s oldest surviving theater. Continue reading

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{FD} Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims’ homes

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The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. Continue reading

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{FD} Jail to job: NYC to give jobs to released inmates

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New York City is betting on a plan to offer jobs to released jail inmates as a way to break the cycle of incarceration. Continue reading

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{FD} Guards at NY’s Rikers jail sue, say city making it unsafe

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The nation’s largest municipal jail guard union has sued New York City, saying recent sweeping changes enacted at the jails have empowered violent inmates and endangered corrections officers. Continue reading

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{FD} Parole denied for Brinks heist getaway driver Judith Clark

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New York’s Parole Board has denied the release of a former Weather Underground radical who drove a getaway car in the 1981 Brinks armored car robbery that left three people dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Man suspected in New York City, Los Angeles bank robberies

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The FBI and police are asking for public help in identifying a man suspected of robbing banks in Los Angeles and New York City. Continue reading

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{FD} Soccer organization sues 2 charged in FIFA scandal

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The soccer federation covering North and Central America and the Caribbean has sued two defendants in the FIFA (FEE’-fuh) bribery scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Seinfeld’ Costanza wannabe busted for bogus architectural firm

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He’s a real life George Costanza — and his name is Paul Newman! Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania says it busted up fraudulent license plate ring

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Pennsylvania’s attorney general’s office is charging a dozen people as part of an organized crime ring that it says made millions of dollars renting out fraudulently obtained license plates, primarily in New York City. Continue reading

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{FD} Police look to uncover judge’s movements before death

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Police are asking for the public’s help as they try to track the movements of a pioneering New York judge before she was found dead in the Hudson River. Continue reading

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{FD} Funeral held for NY teen slain in suspected gang violence

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A funeral has been held for one of four young men found brutally slain in a Long Island park in what police suspect was the work of the MS-13 street gang. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Explains: Etan Patz, missing boy who fueled movement

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The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children’s movement. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Judge says boy’s killer ‘kept a terrible secret’

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The Latest on the sentencing of a man convicted of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz, who disappeared while walking to a New York bus stop in 1979 (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Etan Patz: Pedro Hernandez gets 25 years in prison in 1979 case of missing boy

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Almost four decades after first-grader Etan Patz set out for school and ended up at the heart of one of America’s most influential missing-child cases, a former store clerk convicted of killing him was sentenced on Tuesday to at least 25 years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Danish diplomat chases off burglar from Manhattan apartment

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A Danish diplomat put aside diplomacy for the night — chasing away a burglar who broke into her Manhattan apartment. Continue reading

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{FD} Man to be sentenced in 1979 Etan Patz missing-child case

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The man convicted of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY’-tahn PAYTS’) is set to learn his punishment in one of America’s most notorious missing-child cases. Continue reading

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{FD} Prison for man in NYC hotel killing case with bite debate

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A man convicted of murdering a woman in a Times Square budget hotel has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, nearly a decade after the killing. Continue reading

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{FD} Jim Fitzgerald, longtime AP writer and editor, dies at 66

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A longtime Associated Press writer and editor in New York who helped shape the news service’s coverage of stories from terror attacks to the evolving landscape of aging has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Odebrecht ordered to pay $2.6 billion to settle bribe probe

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Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht has been ordered to pay $2.6 billion in fines to settle charges it bribed officials in a dozen countries. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex New Jersey policeman appears for trial in deadly DWI case

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A former New Jersey police officer accused of a drunken wrong-way crash that killed a fellow officer and another man is on trial in New York. Continue reading

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{FD} Coney Island stampede follows false report of gunshots

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Police say false reports of gunshots being fired at Coney Island’s amusement park set off a stampede, with screaming crowds racing in all directions. Continue reading

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{FD} NYC Easter: Costume spectacle meets elegant tradition

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Fifth Avenue came alive on Easter Sunday with outlandish costumes mingling with elegant bonnets fit for St. Patrick’s Cathedral and nearby churches. Continue reading

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{FD} Penn Station stampede: 16 injured in chaos amid false reports of gun shots

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Sixteen were injured at New York’s Penn Station during a stampede sparked when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man amid the disarray of a train with about 1,200 passengers stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Arrest announced in killing of jogger Vanessa Marcotte in Massachusetts

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Prosecutors announced an arrest Saturday in last summer’s brutal murder of a New York City Google manager who was out jogging in rural Massachusetts when she was killed. Continue reading

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{FD} Arrest in killing of jogger Vanessa Marcotte in Massachusetts, report says

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An arrest has been made in the case of a New York City Google worker who was killed last summer while jogging in rural Massachusetts, Fox 25 Boston reported Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} April the giraffe in NY has calf before 1.2 million online

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April the giraffe has given birth at a New York zoo as more than a million people around the world watched live. Continue reading

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{FD} April the giraffe in NY giving birth before online audience

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A New York zoo’s livestream video of its pregnant giraffe is showing her giving birth. Continue reading

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{FD} Train stuck in tunnel nearly 3 hours, then stun gun sparks stampede

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A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in a station, sp… Continue reading

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{FD} False gunfire reports at commuter-filled Penn Station spark chaos

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Passengers fled Penn Station in a panic Friday night when Amtrak police tased an unruly person, causing false reports of gunshots in the jam-packed transit hub. Continue reading

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{FD} Penn Station nightmare: 1,200 passengers stuck on train in Hudson River tunnel

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There are train major delays at Penn Station — and it’s Amtrak fault yet again. Continue reading

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