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EXPLAINER: When is Manhattanhenge? Where can you see it?

NEW YORK (AP) — Didn't make it to Stonehenge for the solstice? There might still be time to catch Manhattanhenge, when the setting sun aligns with the Manhattan street grid and bathes the urban canyons in a rosy glow. This year's last peak Manhattanhenge sunset was Monday, but a partial view ...

Woman, child killed when boat capsizes in NYC’s Hudson River

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman and a 7-year-old child were killed when a chartered boat capsized in the Hudson River on Tuesday, sending all 12 people aboard into water, New York City officials said. Nearby ferries rushed to the scene to help police and fire department rescuers get people out of ...

PSA on nuclear attack leaves New Yorkers worried, baffled

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City residents are accustomed to warnings about all kinds of potential threats — severe weather, public health, mass shootings. But a new PSA on surviving a nuclear attack has rattled some cages. Released this week by the city's emergency management agency, the ...

Chief judge of top New York court to leave at end of August

The chief judge of New York's Court of Appeals announced Monday she will step down after more than six years presiding at the state's highest court and overseeing the state court system. Judge Janet DiFiore, 66, said in a letter to her colleagues that she will leave at the end of August and ...

Long Island seeing more sharks; experts say it’s a good sign

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — More sharks are being spotted in the waters off Long Island, a trend that is likely to continue — and experts say that's not necessarily a bad thing. Cleaner oceans, warmer water temperatures and a resurgence of bunker fish that sharks feed on are seen as factors, ...

Shooting on Coney Island boardwalk leaves 5 hurt, 1 critical

NEW YORK (AP) — Five people have been injured, one critically, after a shooting on Coney Island's iconic boardwalk. The shooting occurred early Sunday when a gunman opened fire at about 2 a.m. at the Brooklyn landmark. According to police, a 31-year-old man was hospitalized in critical ...

15-year-old arrested in killing of boy, 14, at NYC subway

NEW YORK (AP) — A 15-year-old was arrested Sunday in the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old boy at a New York City subway station, police said. The male suspect was arrested a day after Yonkers resident Ethan Reyes was found by officers at a subway station with a stab wound to the abdomen. ...

Couples derailed by virus get ‘re-wedding’ at NYC landmark

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of couples whose weddings were derailed or scaled back due to the COVID-19 pandemic are getting a do-over thanks to a New York City landmark. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is hosting "Celebrate Love: A (Re)Wedding" on Sunday evening in the pavilion ...

Gun applicants in NY will have to list social media accounts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As missed warning signs pile up in investigations of mass killings, New York state is rolling out a novel strategy to screen applicants for gun permits. People seeking to carry concealed handguns will be required to hand over lists of their social media accounts for a ...

New York City health officials urge return to indoor masking

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City public health officials on Friday urged residents to return to indoor mask-wearing, noting how they're seeing high levels of COVID-19 infection. To help slow the spread, the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recommended in a tweet that "all New ...

Lifeguard on NY’s Fire Island latest to be bitten by a shark

Ocean Beach, N.Y. (AP) — A lifeguard in the Fire Island community of Ocean Beach is the latest person to be bitten in recent days by a shark in New York's Long Island waters. Ocean Beach Mayor James Mallott tells Newsday the lifeguard was performing training about 150 to 200 yards offshore ...

Report: Cuomo wrongly used state resources to promote book

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo improperly used state resources for a book he received $5.1 million to write, according to a report by a law firm. New York's soon-to-be-disbanded ethics commission, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, voted Thursday to make the report ...

Incomplete grade? Columbia loses ranking over dubious data

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. News & World Report has unranked Columbia University from its 2022 edition of Best Colleges, saying in a statement that the Ivy League institution failed to substantiate certain 2021 data it previously submitted, including student-faculty ratios and class size. The ...

Celebrities react to ‘Godfather’ star James Caan’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Caan, the Oscar-nominated actor known for roles in the "The Godfather," "Brian's Song,'' "Misery,'' and "Elf,'' died Wednesday at age 82. Caan's death drew tributes and expressions of grief from industry colleagues and fans. ___ "Jimmy was my fictional brother and ...

Voters switch lopsidedly to GOP, in warning for Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political shift is beginning to take hold across the U.S. as tens of thousands of suburban voters who helped fuel the Democratic Party's gains in recent years are becoming Republicans. Across 31 states, about two-thirds of voters who have switched their official party ...

Boyfriend of NY woman whose body was found in trunk arrested

NEW YORK (AP) — The boyfriend of an upstate New York woman who was last seen alive in November 2020 has been charged with her murder more than a year after the woman's body was found in the trunk of an abandoned car in Queens, authorities said. Kareem Flake, 30, was arraigned Wednesday on ...

Federal agent charged in scheme to harass Chinese dissidents

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors announced charges on Thursday against a government agent and private investigator in a widening probe of an alleged scheme to stalk and harass Chinese dissidents in the United States. Craig Miller, a 15-year employee of the Department of Homeland Security, ...

Man convicted of officer’s murder in holdup gets 30 years

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was convicted of murder in connection with a 2019 robbery in New York City that led to a police officer's shooting and death was sentenced Thursday to 30 years to life in prison. Jagger Freeman, 28, planned the Feb. 12, 2019, holdup that resulted in detective Brian ...

Case against accused Buffalo mass shooter proceeds in court

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Attorneys for a white man charged with killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket were unable during a court proceeding Thursday to secure a year's delay in state prosecution. Payton Gendron's attorneys asked a judge for the delay while a federal case against him ...

Acting as own lawyer, accused CIA coder argues for acquittal

NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA software engineer accused of causing the biggest theft of classified information in CIA history told a jury Thursday that there's not enough evidence to convict him of espionage and other federal charges. Joshua Schulte, who chose to defend himself at a New York ...