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Details released on extra tolls for New York City drivers

NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers entering the heart of New York City would pay an extra $9 to $23 as soon as the end of next year under a plan aimed at reducing congestion in the country's most congested city. Details on the plan, known as congestion pricing, were included in an environmental ...

ReAwaken Tour host says he feels harassed by NY prosecutor

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — A Christian pastor in western New York said he felt intimidated and harassed after the state's attorney general, a Democrat, sent a letter saying she believed a planned far-right political event at his church this week could lead to racial violence. In the letter sent on ...

Metallica, Mariah Carey headline Global Citizen NYC concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Metallica, Mariah Carey and The Jonas Brothers will headline a free concert in New York's Central Park next month marking the 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival organized by the international nonprofit fighting extreme poverty. The Sept. 24 event will also ...

Trump says he took the Fifth in New York civil investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination as he testified under oath Wednesday in the New York attorney general's long-running civil investigation into his business dealings. About an hour after arriving at Attorney ...

New York Film Festival sets lineup for 60th edition

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Film Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a robust 32-film main slate and a number of hometown tales, including James Gray's Queens coming-of-age drama "Armageddon Time" and Laura Poitras' documentary "All the Beauty and the Bloodshed," about artist ...

Giuliani must go to Atlanta for election probe, judge says

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge said Tuesday that Rudy Giuliani must appear in Atlanta in person to testify before a special grand jury that's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia and set his appearance for next ...

Congress can get Trump tax records, appeals court rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court sided Tuesday with a House committee seeking access to former President Donald Trump's tax returns, rejecting Trump's contention that Congress was overstepping. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ...

EXPLAINER: How does the FBI get a warrant to search a home?

News that FBI agents descended on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home and searched it have spawned accusations of a politicized law enforcement organization doing the bidding of the Biden administration in targeting political enemies. The reality is that the process of obtaining a ...

FBI’s search of Trump’s Florida estate: Why now?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI's unprecedented search of former President Donald Trump's Florida residence ricocheted around government, politics and a polarized country Tuesday along with questions as to why the Justice Department — notably cautious under Attorney General Merrick Garland — ...

Mar-a-Lago search just part of one of several Trump probes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate marked a dramatic and unprecedented escalation of the law enforcement scrutiny of the former president, but the Florida operation is just one part of one investigation related to Trump and his time in office. The potential ...

US obtains warrant to seize $90M jet of Russian oligarch

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge authorized the United States on Monday to seize a $90 million jet belonging to a Russian oligarch in a continuing effort to diminish the financial pillars of the Russian government after its invasion of Ukraine. The effort to seize Andrei Skoch's private plane, an ...

How Schumer’s messy style delivers for Dems: ‘I persist’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoes off, an almost-empty container of leftovers, an unfinished glass of wine -- this was the exhausted portrait of one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington after Senate passage of President Joe Biden's sweeping health, climate and economic package. New York's ...

Police hope DNA testing will solve ’59 murder of Albany teen

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in the Albany area are hoping modern DNA tracing techniques will help solve the murder of an 18-year-old woman more than 60 years ago. The body of Ruth Whitman was exhumed from a cemetery in Glenmont last week to perform DNA testing. The case had been cold ...

Trump testimony expected soon in NY civil investigation

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is expected to be questioned under oath in the coming days in the New York attorney general's long-running investigation into his dealings as a real estate mogul. The deposition could be a critical moment in the investigation of allegations that ...

New Yorkers can apply online for IDs with “X” option

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers who want a driver's license with an "X" gender identity marker can now apply online and skip the line at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday that New Yorkers can go to the state DMV website to change their gender marker to ...

Buffalo man charged for Twitter threat to Black shoppers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Black resident of Buffalo, New York, told investigators he anonymously tweeted out a fake threat to commit mass killings against Black people in his community, days after a real mass shooting, because he wanted to see if racists would cheer him on, according to federal ...

Plans detailed for NYC bus terminal’s $10 billion makeover

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's iconic bus terminal, often held up as a forlorn reminder of the seedier elements of the city's past, could be transformed into a state-of-the-art facility by 2031 under plans detailed Thursday. It could cost as much as $10 billion to overhaul the 72-year-old Port ...

Rough waters for NYC’s iconic Staten Island Ferry

NEW YORK (AP) — It has been rough sailing this summer for the Staten Island Ferry, yet another iconic New York City institution being buffeted by ripples of the coronavirus pandemic. All summer long, service on the big, orange boats that carry commuters and sightseeing tourists has been ...

Polio fears rise in New York amid possible community spread

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state health officials issued a more urgent call Thursday for unvaccinated children and adults to get inoculated against polio, citing new evidence of possible "community spread" of the dangerous virus. The polio virus has now been found in seven different ...

Man charged with killing NY cop released from prison in May

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The suspect in the killing of an upstate New York police officer in July was released from prison two months earlier, and could face a life sentence without parole based on new charges a prosecutor announced Wednesday. Kelvin Vickers, 21, is charged in an eight-count ...