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 ...

Arthur Mitchell, pioneering black ballet dancer, dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of...

Man caught shaving on train in viral video says don't judge

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was mocked online after he was recorded shaving at his seat on a commuter train headed out of New York City said he was just trying to clean up after days spent in a homeless...

Democratic socialist Salazar wins; voters oust splinter Dems

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic socialist Julia Salazar overcame intense scrutiny of her personal life to win the Democratic primary for a state Senate seat in New York City. Meanwhile, voters throughout t...

Jewish collector's descendant gets Nazi-looted Renoir back

NEW YORK (AP) — The granddaughter of a Jewish art collector whose paintings were stolen by the Nazis has been reunited with one of the works, an Impressionist piece by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. ...

Serena Williams' treatment resonates among black women

NEW YORK (AP) — When Serena Williams told the umpire at the U.S. Open final that he owed her an apology, that he had stolen something from her, and then she got penalized for her words, Breea Willingh...