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NY City Council speaker wants apology for homophobic remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council speaker is demanding an apology from a council member who said the legislative body is "controlled by the homosexual community." A spokesman...

Knife-wielding man fatally shot by NYPD officer

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police on Friday fatally shot a man they say was attacking his domestic partner with a butcher knife. Chief of Department Terence Monahan said two officers r...

Workers still cautious as post-shutdown government reopens

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal, one day after a part...

Police: Detroit Lions' Trevor Bates punched officer

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say Trevor Bates of the Detroit Lions was arrested in New York for failing to pay a taxi fare and then punching a police officer in the face. The 25-year-old l...

'Weeeee!' Some national parks open to visitors post-shutdown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal on Saturday, one day ...

New York City forecast: snow, sleet, rain, wind and ice

NEW YORK (AP) — Snow, sleet, rain, wind and ice. That sums up the forecast for New York City this weekend, with barely a few soggy inches of white stuff likely to fall before turning...

Winter storm slows travel in Plains states, heads east

CHICAGO (AP) — After leaving slick roads and runways in the Midwest, a winter storm inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow. ...

Funeral for NYC firefighter: 'Bravery was in his blood'

NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie New York firefighter who plunged to his death off a highway bridge while rushing to rescue two men trapped in an overturned vehicle had bravery "in his blood," Fire Commission...

Film critics choose "The Rider" as best picture of 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Society of Film Critics has chosen Chloe Zhao's low-budget debut feature "The Rider" as best picture of 2018. Director Alfonso Cuaron's black-and-white "...

Deep underground, new NYC train hub slowly takes shape

NEW YORK (AP) — Deep in the bedrock 15 stories below the famous Grand Central Terminal, a cavernous construction site is slowly, and expensively, taking shape as a commuter rail hub that will accommod...

Report: 53 journalists killed worldwide so far in 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of journalists killed worldwide in retaliation for their work nearly doubled this year, according to an annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. ...

Lord & Taylor prepares to say goodbye to Fifth Avenue

NEW YORK (AP) — For generations, the Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue helped define Christmas in New York. It was the city's first department store to turn its big sidewalk windows into animated, the...

Beloved toy store FAO Schwarz makes its comeback

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is making a return to New York. A new FAO opens Friday in Manhattan's Rockefeller Cente...

Revelers kick off NY Halloween parade amid tight security

NEW YORK (AP) — Costumed revelers celebrated Halloween in a jittery New York on Wednesday with the city's police department out in force as precaution a year after the holiday was marred by a deadly t...

Warren took DNA test to help rebuild "trust in government"

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she changed her mind and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans' trust in government is "at an all-time low" and she wanted t...