Cash from NY, feds tests 100K rape kits, leads to 1K arrests

NEW YORK (AP) — Languishing evidence in over 100,000 sexual assault cases around the country has been sent for DNA testing with money from a New York prosecutor and federal authorities, spurring over ...

A right to vacation? NYC idea prompts debate over days off

NEW YORK (AP) — A debate over whether New York City should make a pioneering move to require paid vacation has both sides saying: Give me a break. Mayor Bill de Blasio wants New York...

Bangladesh: We'll become unable to take new Myanmar refugees

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Bangladesh's foreign secretary says his country will need to stop accepting more refugees from Myanmar, and he says its government is being "obstructionist" about bringing back m...

A breed apart: Rare Westminster dogs have ring to themselves

NEW YORK (AP) — Every dog breed has its day at the Westminster Kennel show. That day can start by facing off against dozens of dogs — or no others at all. Outside the ring where as m...

Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate

NEW YORK (AP) — As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man's best friend is under the microscope, too. Genetic testing for dogs has surged in recent years, fueled ...

'They ignored me': Suit assails NYPD's sex-crimes inquiries

NEW YORK (AP) — One woman said police shrugged off her report of being raped by someone she'd been involved with, logging it as a "dispute" instead of a sex crime. Another woman said her account of be...

After 19 years in prison, NY man cleared in mother's killing

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man who spent 19 years in prison after being accused as a teenager of stabbing his mother to death has been cleared of the charges. Huwe (hyoo) Burton says...

Kooiker-huh? An intro to Westminster dog show's new breeds

NEW YORK (AP) — There are two new breeds — and 16 syllables — coming to the Westminster Kennel Club dog show this year. The grand basset griffon Vendeen (grahnd bah-SAY' grih-FAHN' v...

Americans take stock of shutdown's everyday effects

The federal government shutdown is rippling into everyday life even for people who don't usually think their lives are closely tied to Washington. The government's doings, or not-doi...

New dog museum unleashed in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a museum that invites visitors to come! Sit! And stay. The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog opens Feb. 8 in midtown Manhattan, returning to New York after ...

Guatemala pulls out of UN corruption body, expels members

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala said it was withdrawing from a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission and giving its prosecutors a day to leave the country, as President Jimmy Morales moved ...

UN Security Council delays Congo session amid vote counting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has put off a planned session on Congo and its closely watched presidential election as the country continues waiting for delayed results. ...

Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex

NEW YORK (AP) — New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can't-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economi...

Identifying wildfire dead: DNA, and likely older methods too

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities doing the somber work of identifying the victims of California's deadliest wildfire are drawing on leading-edge DNA technology, but older scientific techniques and deductio...

Shooting victims remembered: 'The loss is incalculable'

They were professors and accountants, dentists and beloved doctors serving their local community. A day after the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead, officials rele...