NYC poised to close notorious Rikers jail complex by 2026

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers are moving a step closer to closing Rikers Island, a massive jail complex notorious for violence and dysfunction that is increasingly seen as a relic. ...

Fashion's LaQuan Smith embraces that Champagne lifestyle

NEW YORK (AP) — LaQuan Smith is all about the Champagne lifestyle: bubbly, luxurious and, especially when it comes to the women's clothes he creates, sexy. The designer made his New ...

5 rappers removed from NYC festival at request of police

NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of a hip-hop festival taking place in New York this weekend say they have dropped five rappers from the lineup at the request of police. The New York Times...

2nd man arrested in $250,000 JFK Airport heist

NEW YORK (AP) — A second man has been arrested in the theft of over $250,000 in cash as it was being transferred to a plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Federal prosecut...

Chloe gets chic as VIPs create fashion homage to Lagerfeld

PARIS (AP) — Model and singer Pixie Geldof and Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquiere watched from Grand Palais' front row Thursday morning in Paris as Chloe put on a spring manifesto in wearable c...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2019. There are 100 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 22,...

Rape followed threat of forced incest, prosecutors say

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a man raped a woman in New York after giving her the option of that, being killed or having sex with her son. The Queens district attorney's office sa...

Gas customers are casualties in fight over new pipelines

Chris Miles and his partners were ready to open their new, seaside barbecue joint just in time for the summer season when they got stunning news: There would be no gas to fuel the fryers, griddles and...

Panel approves ban on sale of flavored e-cigs in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing...

Review: Charli XCX, pop's avant-garde princess, returns

Charli XCX, "Charli" (Atlantic Records) Charli XCX could easily have turned in a safe, hit-heavy pop-dance album this year. But where's the fun in that? If Jack Whi...

Tsai video promoting Taiwan draws cheers from Mets crowd

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A video featuring Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and Taiwan Youtuber Tsai Aga (蔡阿嘎) received enthusiastic cheers from the crowd at a New York Mets game on Saturday (Sept. 7). ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: _____ July 30 The Chicago Tribune on a tactic some wealthy parents used to secure...

Cabán campaign clings to life after Queens DA court hearing

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Cabán's campaign for Queen's district attorney is still alive — for now. On Wednesday, a judge ruled that he will review 28 contested ballots in the seesaw De...

Contested NYC prosecutor's race certified, but court is next

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Board of Elections has officially certified Queens Borough President Melinda Katz as the winner of the hotly contested Democratic primary for Queens district attorney. ...

Mexico crowns transgender beauty queen in bid for acceptance

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The contestants in the beauty pageant sashayed in red bathing suits, paraded across the stage in evening gowns with plunging necklines and answered questions about climate change an...