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  • US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:40 pm
  • NEW YORK - A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  • NYPD: Woman tried to snatch baby in stroller 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:34 pm
  • NEW YORK - Police say they are seeking a woman who attempted to abduct an 8-month-old baby in a stroller on a Manhattan street.

  • Days after shooting, 'Virunga' debuts at Tribeca 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:22 pm
  • NEW YORK - Days after the director of Africa's oldest national park was shot by gunmen, a documentary about those who protect Virunga National Park from armed poachers and encroaching oil interests premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

  • Old timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:04 pm
  • NEW YORK - An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.

  • Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:07 pm
  • NEW YORK - A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it.

  • New York political leader Basil Paterson dies 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87.

  • Nas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:04 am
  • NEW YORK - The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat.

  • ME: Death of baby found in teen's bag was homicide 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - New York City medical examiners have ruled that the death of a baby found in a teenager's shopping bag was a homicide.

  • US sues NY real estate dealer over disabilities 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:22 pm
  • NEW YORK - The federal government has sued a prominent real estate developer, saying some of the company's apartment buildings are not sufficiently accessible to people with disabilities.

  • Authorities: 3 men arrested in $12M NYC drug bust 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:16 pm
  • NEW YORK - Three men who authorities say stored $12 million worth of heroin and $500,000 in crystal meth inside hidden compartments within two New York City apartments have been arrested and charged, officials said Wednesday.

  • Ex-Pataki aide eyes run for attorney general 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:58 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - The former chief adviser to Republican Gov. George Pataki is considering a run for New York attorney general and courting potential backers, state party officials said Wednesday.

  • Ford to offer 50th anniversary Mustang 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:43 am
  • NEW YORK - Ford is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang with a limited-edition model and a display atop the Empire State Building.

  • Montreal mayor looks to NYC for anti-graft advice 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - Montreal's mayor sought to convince Manhattan business leaders Tuesday that his administration is moving past the corruption scandals that brought down his two predecessors and have become the "elephant in the room" when trying to lure investment to Canada's second largest city.

  • Suspect wanted in 8 Manhattan bank robberies 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:34 am
  • NEW YORK - The NYPD has released a photo of a suspect wanted in connection with eight Manhattan bank robberies.

  • Lawyer for bin Laden son-in-law guilty in tax case 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:58 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - The lawyer who represented Osama bin Laden's son-in-law at his recent terrorism trial pleaded guilty Monday in Syracuse to a federal charge of impeding the IRS.

  • Cops: $54K in jewelry stolen in brazen NYC heist 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 11:31 pm
  • NEW YORK - Police are searching for a man they say tied up a store employee and then stole about $54,000 worth of jewelry from a New York City store that's sold its products to celebrities.

  • Obamas and friends take in dinner and play in NYC 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:52 pm
  • NEW YORK - Capping two days devoted to praising the advances of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended the Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," a play about an African-American family in 1950s Chicago.

  • Survivor of deadly NYC explosion meets rescuers 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:43 pm
  • NEW YORK - A New York City woman rescued from a 50-foot pile of smoldering debris after a deadly gas explosion collapsed two New York City buildings has met her rescuers.

  • NYC mayor: Horse-drawn carriage ban by year's end 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - If a horse carriage ride through Central Park is on your bucket list, better get it done soon.

  • Occupy activist's police-assault trial opens in NY 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:11 pm
  • NEW YORK - An Occupy Wall Street activist charged with assaulting a police officer went on trial Friday, with her lawyers saying she was wrongly accused in one of few still-lingering criminal cases that sprang from the protest movement.

  • Girls' skating program thriving in Harlem 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:25 pm
  • NEW YORK - Opportunity. Education. Empowerment.

  • Dozens of NYC schools protest state English tests 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:19 pm
  • NEW YORK - Principals at some three dozen New York City public schools led protests Friday against this year's New York state English tests, which they said were poorly designed and confusing.

  • NYC mayor: Horse-drawn carriage ban by year's end 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:17 pm
  • NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing back his self-imposed deadline to ban horse-drawn carriages from New York City's streets.

  • Skimming device found on NYC MetroCard machine 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:17 am
  • NEW YORK - Transit authorities are putting New York City subway riders on the alert after a skimming device was found at a MetroCard vending machine at the Columbus Circle station.

  • Historical documents sell for $1.3M at NYC auction 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:13 am
  • NEW YORK - A sale of hundreds of historical documents collected by a New York-based archivist has fetched than $1.3 million, including a $257,000 winning bid for one of the earliest Boston newspaper printings of the Declaration of Independence.