New museum opening at Statue of Liberty

NEW YORK (AP) — A new museum opening at the Statue of Liberty is giving visitors another opportunity to explore its history and the impact the iconic structure has had on the world. ...

NY courts: No ICE arrests in courts without judicial warrant

NEW YORK (AP) — Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents looking to make arrests inside courthouses in New York can't do so without judicial warrants or orders. That's according to...

Admissions scandal exposes divide over class in America

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The families ensnared in the college bribery scandal embody wealth and privilege in America: CEOs, Hollywood stars, Wall Street millionaires. A California vineyard owner. A pro...

For some, the 'black friend' defense is a tired racial trope

Kelly Darden Jr. still remembers one of the first times he experienced the "black friend defense." The 64-year-old Greenville, North Carolina, man, who is black, says a group of whit...

Gerald LaBelle, former AP Middle East editor, dead at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerald LaBelle, a former Associated Press correspondent who spent years covering tumultuous events in the Middle East including Lebanon's civil war, has died. He was 76. ...

More women come forward after Arias sexual assault complaint

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Two more women have accused former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, a Nobel peace laureate, of sexual misconduct after a criminal complaint alleging sexual assault agains...

Meek Mill, Jay-Z and sports owners back justice reforms

NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment is taking on criminal justice reform. Rappers Meek Mill and Jay-Z and the owners of the Philadelphia 76ers, Brook...

Schism leads to dueling women's march events in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Conflicts over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism will mean that women protesting on the second anniversary of the Women's March on Washington are faced with competing demo...

R. Kelly accuser says he threatened to reveal her sex life

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who accused R. Kelly of sexual abuse says he wrote a letter threatening to reveal details of her sexual history if she didn't drop a lawsuit. The woman, Faith...

'Miracle' flight survivors mark decade of thankfulness

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been 10 years since US Airways flight 1549 landed on the Hudson River after colliding with a flock of geese just after takeoff. All 155 people on board survived ...

Governor calls off planned shutdown of NYC subway line

NEW YORK (AP) — For two years, New Yorkers have been planning for and dreading "L-mageddon," a subway rehabilitation project that would have meant 15 months of painful detours for the quarter million ...

Administration denies status to young immigrants due to age

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some immigrant youth looking to start over in the United States after fleeing abusive homes are seeing their applications for green cards rejected because the Trump administration s...

As ball drops, minimum-wage workers in NYC will see pay rise

NEW YORK (AP) — The lowest-paid workers in New York state will have something to look forward to in the new year: a higher minimum wage, with the biggest boost coming to employees in New York City, wh...

Federal court says NY ban on nunchucks unconstitutional

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal court says New York's ban on nunchucks, the martial arts weapon made famous by Bruce Lee but prohibited in the state for decades, is unconstitutional under the Second Amendme...

200 years of 'Silent Night': Singers mark carol's birthday

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most famous songs of Christmas was celebrated Tuesday as it approaches its 200th anniversary, with a concert at the New York City church where "Silent Night" is believed to ...