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'SNL' comics Jost, Davidson buy Staten Island Ferry boat

NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” comics Colin Jost and Pete Davidson have purchased a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat for $280,100 with plans to turn it into New York's hottest club. ...

Winter storm whipping northeast US with snow, thunderstorms

NEW YORK (AP) — A dangerous winter storm brought significant snowfall, strong thunderstorms and blustery winds to the northeastern U.S. on a holiday Monday. The storm system dropped ...

Governor gives 'Jeopardy' contestant a 2nd chance at clue

A New York resident who was stumped by a “Jeopardy” question about his state's governor got a do-over Friday, joining Gov. Kathy Hochul's virtual COVID-19 briefing to tell her he knows who she is now....

At parole hearing, David Gilbert described radical journey

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Weather Underground radical David Gilbert described his path from nonviolent 1960s activist to would-be revolutionary during a 4 1/2-hour hearing before the New York state parol...

Hedge fund founder Steinhardt will return looted antiquities

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt has agreed to turn over $70 million worth of stolen antiquities and will be subject to an unprecedented lifetime ban on acquiring anti...

NYC to impose vaccine mandate on private sector employers

NEW YORK (AP) — From big Wall Street banks to corner grocery stores, all private employers in New York City will have to require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the mayor announced M...

Author Alice Sebold apologizes to man cleared in 1981 rape

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Alice Sebold publicly apologized Tuesday to the man who was exonerated last week in the 1981 rape that was the basis for her memoir “Lucky" and said she was struggling with the ...

Conviction overturned in 1981 rape of author Alice Sebold

A rape conviction at the center of a memoir by award-winning author Alice Sebold has been overturned because of what authorities determined were serious flaws with the 1982 prosecution and concerns th...

Rare first printing of US Constitution sells for record $43M

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare first printing of the U.S. Constitution sold at Sotheby’s in New York for $43.2 million, a record price for a document or book sold at auction. The buyer, hedg...

9,000 NYC workers on leave as vaccine mandate takes effect

NEW YORK (AP) — About 9,000 New York City municipal workers were put on unpaid leave for refusing to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate that took effect Monday and thousands of city firefighters h...

NYC braces for fewer cops, more trash as vax deadline looms

NEW YORK (AP) — Mounting trash. Closed firehouses. Fewer police and ambulances on the street. That's the possibility New York City is bracing for come Monday as a COVID-19 vaccine ma...

Trooper charged with murder in pursuit that killed girl, 11

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York state trooper was charged with murder Wednesday in the death of an 11-year-old girl by ramming his patrol vehicle into her family's vehicle in December, the state's attorney...

’70s radical David Gilbert granted parole in Brink’s robbery

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former Weather Underground radical David Gilbert has been granted parole after 40 years behind bars for his role in a deadly 1981 Brink’s robbery that was a violent echo of left-wi...

'I can't breathe': Public inquiry into Garner's death begins

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare judicial inquiry began Monday into the death of Eric Garner, whose dying cry of “I can’t breathe” as he was restrained by New York City police officers became a slogan of the Bl...

Van Gogh artwork looted by Nazis to be auctioned in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — A watercolor by Vincent van Gogh that was seized by the Nazis during World War II will be sold next month at auction in New York, where it is expected to fetch a price of $20 million o...