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Another woman accuses Epstein of abuse, sues his estate

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says she suffered lasting damage from sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein when she was 17 years old has sued his estate. Teala Davies on Thursday joined the g...

New York joins states suing e-cigarette maker Juul

NEW YORK (AP) — New York has joined the ranks of states suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, Juul Labs Inc., saying the company used deceptive marketing practices to reel in young users. ...

Totenberg Stradivarius reborn 4 decades after theft

A Stradivarius violin stolen four decades ago from the virtuoso Roman Totenberg and returned to his family by a federal prosecutor came alive again — at the crime scene. Nineteen-yea...

NYC approves first Central Park monument honoring women

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has approved a Central Park monument featuring — for the first time — accomplished women. A city commission voted Monday to erect the tribute to three c...

A retail rainbow: Vendors mark LGBTQ Pride on sales racks

NEW YORK (AP) — For Pride month, retailers across the country are selling goods and services celebrating LGBTQ culture. They range from Macy's same-sex wedding registries to digital ...

Artist Peter Max's wife found dead in a suspected suicide

NEW YORK (AP) — The wife of the artist Peter Max has died in a suspected suicide amid a family fight over her husband's work. New York City Police say Mary Max was found dead Sunday ...

US commander says Mideast buildup prompted Iran 'step back'

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran has chosen to "step back and recalculate" after making preparations for an apparent attack against U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf region, but it is too early to conclude the threa...

'Dorm chef' still cooking up culinary buzz

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonah Reider became an object of media fascination when he opened a sophisticated supper club in his Columbia University dorm that briefly became one of New York City's most coveted re...

100-year-old yoga instructor keeps moving, dancing

HARTSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A 100-year-old yoga instructor has no plans to stop practicing and teaching. Tao Porchon-Lynch (TAH'-oh) first encountered the ancient practice of yoga at age ...

How NYC plans to enforce unusual measles vaccination order

NEW YORK (AP) — In a rare order, New York City is requiring residents of a heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles. Now the question is how officials intend...

NYC ponders how to rebuild highway and preserve beloved view

NEW YORK (AP) — New York faces a challenge: How does it fix a disintegrating highway that serves as a critical traffic artery while preserving the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, a park beloved for its ci...

German train car arrives in New York for Auschwitz exhibit

NEW YORK (AP) — On a Sunday morning, a crane lowered a rusty remnant of the Holocaust onto tracks outside Manhattan's Museum of Jewish Heritage — a vintage German train car like those used to transpor...

Dissident Catholics assail Vatican role at UN

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of activist Roman Catholics is asking the United Nations to revoke the Vatican's permanent observer status for failing to protect the rights of women, children and the LGBTQ co...

New York inaugurates its $25 billion mini-city, Hudson Yards

NEW YORK (AP) — A towering sculpture called Vessel — made up of 2,500 twisting steps the public can climb — is scheduled to open Friday as the visual centerpiece of Hudson Yards, a $25 billion urban c...

More women work in construction that's still a man's world

NEW YORK (AP) — Some construction sites across the country are looking different nowadays due to a growing number of women on the job. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says wom...