US prison system long plagued by staffing crisis, violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons has been plagued by systematic failures, from massive staffing shortages to chronic violence. But the largest agency in the Justice De...

AP sources: Epstein jail guards had been offered plea deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors offered a plea deal to two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein on the night of his death, but the officers have declined the offer. ...

NYPD kept database of juveniles’ fingerprints, violating law

NEW YORK (AP) — Until recently, New York City police secretly kept fingerprints of children arrested as juveniles on file permanently in a department database. It’s an illegal practice that raised ala...

Powerful ex-prosecutor on trial for police beating cover-up

NEW YORK (AP) — NEWSNOW A powerful former Long Island prosecutor is going on trial for allegedly helping cover for a former protege turned police chief who punched a handcuffed man s...

New York City wrestles with surge of violent police clashes

NEW YORK (AP) — A surge in violent police clashes has left a trail of bodies across New York City, stoking tensions between officers and critics who say they have been too quick to use deadly force. ...

Pot or not? Busts highlight growing confusion over hemp

NEW YORK (AP) — The CBD craze is leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused. The extract that's been showing up in everything from candy to coffee is legally derived from hemp...

Big challenges await NYC's new police boss

NEW YORK (AP) — Each month, Dermot Shea sits with other top New York City police officials and the mayor to brief reporters on the latest crime statistics. In front of them, often, is a big, blue sign...

Gooding due in court to face new sex misconduct allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. faces a new accuser and new charges in his New York City sexual misconduct case, his lawyer said Wednesday. The actor is due in court Thursday for an...

Police: Gang member confesses in mass shooting at festival

NEW YORK (AP) — A 20-year-old gang member has confessed to being one of two shooters in a gunfight that turned a lively summer community festival in Brooklyn into a blood-drenched nightmare, police sa...

Watchdog: Feds bungled response as NYC jail inmates shivered

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government badly botched its response to a weeklong power failure amid a cold snap at a federal detention center in New York City last winter, fueling rumors and sparking...

Video: Harnesses trapped passengers as NYC helicopter sank

NEW YORK (AP) — Video from inside a doors-off sightseeing helicopter that crashed in a New York City river last year shows doomed passengers struggling to free themselves from harnesses as the aircraf...

Lawsuit: Doctor, coach abused boys at renowned youth club

NEW YORK (AP) — For underprivileged boys from rough-and-tumble New York City neighborhoods, the Madison Square Boys Club stood as an oasis — a home away from home where they could shoot hoops, swim la...

NYPD commander who took "Son of Sam" confession dead at 99

NEW YORK (AP) — John Keenan, the police official who led New York City's manhunt for the "Son of Sam" killer, and eventually took a case-solving confession from David Berkowitz, died Thursday. ...

Pence praises police officers in twist on White House visit

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence visited New York City police headquarters and heralded its football team for winning a recent national championship among public safety agencies. ...

Purdue Pharma to stay in business as bankruptcy unfolds

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has cleared the way for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to stay in business while it pursues bankruptcy protection and settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits filed over...