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Giuliani ordered to testify in Georgia 2020 election probe

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge in New York has ordered Rudy Giuliani to appear next month before a special grand jury in Atlanta that's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia. New York Supreme Court Justice ...

Pickup driver hits family in Montana, kills 2 with shotgun

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man drove his pickup truck into a family as they walked in a tourist village bordering Glacier National Park and opened fire with a shotgun, killing one man and mortally wounding a toddler who was in her mother's arms before the mother's sister-in-law managed to kill ...

Funeral held for Ivana Trump; ex-president pays tribute

NEW YORK (AP) — Ivana Trump, the 1980s style icon and businesswoman who helped Donald Trump build the empire that put him on a road toward the White House, lived a "beautiful life," the former president recalled as loved ones paid final respects to her Wednesday. The ex-president joined all ...

R. Kelly’s manager faces trial over theater-emptying threat

NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of R. Kelly's manager opened Tuesday on charges that he forced the cancellation of a screening of a documentary about the singer's sexual abuse of women and girls by calling in a threat to the crowded Manhattan theater. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Pomerantz told ...

Mets’ deGrom sim game delayed amid mild shoulder soreness

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets ace Jacob deGrom pushed back a simulated game scheduled for Tuesday after experiencing muscle soreness in his right shoulder. New York said deGrom's soreness was mild and the right-hander's live batting practice was delayed to Thursday "out of an abundance of ...

Police officer suspended after handcuffing EMT at hospital

A police investigator in western New York has been suspended after he handcuffed an emergency medical technician in a hospital emergency room after she bumped his vehicle while unloading a patient from an ambulance. The suspension was announced by city police Monday, a week after EMT Lekia ...

Simon & Schuster publisher steps down to work on book

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Simon & Schuster's flagship imprint, Dana Canedy, is stepping down to concentrate on a sequel to a book Denzel Washington adapted last year for a film of the same name, "A Journal for Jordan." Canedy, a former New York Times editor and writer and the ...

Multimillion-dollar theft ring member gets 7 years in prison

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A member of a theft ring that committed more than 180 burglaries and eluded police in dozens of car chases in Connecticut and New York was sentenced Tuesday to more than seven years in prison. Josepher Cartagena, of the Bronx in New York City, appeared before a federal ...

Man shot dead while working at ‘Law & Order’ film location

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man working at a filming location for the TV series "Law & Order: Organized Crime" was shot and killed early Tuesday before filming was scheduled to start for the day. According to police, Johnny Pizarro was found at about 5:15 a.m. on a residential street in ...

Van plunges into sinkhole in NYC, owner later drives van off

NEW YORK (AP) — Street repairs were underway Tuesday after a van fell into a giant sinkhole in the Bronx. A sinkhole the length of three cars opened up on Radcliff Avenue in the Morris Park neighborhood after heavy rains Monday. Videos that aired on local news stations show a white van tip ...

Ex-NYC mayor Bill de Blasio drops out of crowded House race

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that he is ending his campaign for a U.S. House seat in New York, dropping out after two months by saying it's clear "people are looking for another option." The Democrat was running in a crowded primary for a deep-blue ...

Schumer: Dems will push ahead on pared down economic measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will push ahead on restraining pharmaceutical prices and extending health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer affirmed Tuesday, backing President Joe Biden's call for his party to settle for a pared-down economic ...

Parks vehicle hits, kills man sleeping on Coney Island beach

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was sleeping on the beach at Coney Island was struck and killed by a New York City parks department truck early Monday, police said. The unidentified man was lying in the sand when he was hit by the parks department vehicle shortly before 3 a.m., police said. He was ...

Funding deal for new Penn Station reached between state, NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A funding agreement was reached for the multibillion-dollar redevelopment of New York's aging Penn Station, the country's busiest rail hub. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams announced details of the deal Monday. The plan would create new commercial and residential ...

Former NY town official pleads guilty to fraud for storm aid

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The former supervisor of a small Catskill Mountains town ravaged by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 pleaded guilty Monday to charges he fraudulently obtained nearly $25,000 in recovery aid for his business. Kory O'Hara, who was the town supervisor of Prattsville, pleaded ...

Buffalo supermarket shooter arraigned on federal charges

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman charged with killing 10 Black people in a racist mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket pleaded not guilty Monday to federal hate crime charges that could be punishable by the death penalty. The shooter was indicted last week on hate crimes and weapons ...

9/11 families blast Trump invite to Saudi-backed golf tour

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of Sept. 11 victims' family members who have long accused Saudi Arabia of aiding the terrorists who carried out the attacks are condemning former President Donald Trump for hosting the Saudi-backed LIV golf tour at his New Jersey course later this month. In a letter ...

Buffalo market reopens to debate over healing, sensitivity

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cariol Horne started her morning outside the Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, placing white roses at a colorful memorial to the 10 Black people slain there two months ago by a white gunman. Across the fenced-off parking lot, the supermarket chain's president and ...

Pair charged with making straw donations to Trump committees

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Chinese American businesspeople were charged Monday with funneling foreigners' money into political donations that bought entry to an exclusive dinner with then-President Donald Trump so the duo could impress and swindle Chinese investors. In a complex financial scheme ...

Democrat Hochul holds big fundraising lead over GOP’s Zeldin

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul has a campaign war chest seven times the size of Republican challenger Lee Zeldin ahead of the November election. State campaign finance reports due Friday show Hochul has $11.7 million in the bank, compared with the $1.6 million reported by ...