Bill targets ‘Kushner loophole’ allowing false filings

New York 09/23/18, 11:06

A New York City councilman plans to introduce a bill to close the "Kushner loophole" that fails to check up on landlords if they file false documents with the city.The move follows an Associated Press report this year that Jared Kushner's family real estate company filed dozens of false documents ...

San Francisco museum shows off modern Muslim women’s fashion

New York 09/21/18, 11:53

The head covering is among the most identifiable elements of Muslim women's dress and most likely to be portrayed as drab and restrictive to the Western eye.But a new exhibition in San Francisco shows that the covering used by some Muslim women can be a bright yellow head wrap or ...

APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

New York 09/21/18, 11:50

A dam containing a large lake at a Wilmington power plant has been breached by floodwaters from the storm Florence, and coal ash from an adjacent dump might be flowing into the Cape Fear River.In this Sept. 19, 2018, photo released by Cape Fear River Watch, heavy rains from Hurricane ...

Food researcher defends work after resigning from Cornell

New York 09/21/18, 10:53

A prominent food researcher is defending his work a day after Cornell University said he engaged in academic misconduct and was removed from all teaching and research positions.Brian Wansink says he never committed fraud and that the issues identified by the university's investigation were relatively minor.FILE - In this Dec. ...

Economy keeps growing even with rising oil prices

New York 09/21/18, 10:11

America's rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy.It has long been conventional wisdom that rising oil prices hurt the economy by forcing consumers to spend more on gasoline and heating their homes, leaving less for other ...

Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

New York 09/21/18, 09:30

Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew in 2016.Early farm reports confirm pre-storm worries about losses to tobacco, cotton and corn crops. North Carolina industry leaders remain anxious about ...

3 newborn babies, 2 adults stabbed at neighborhood nursery

New York 09/21/18, 08:36

A woman stabbed five people — including three newborn babies — early Friday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as a neighborhood nursery and then slashed her own wrist, police said.All of those wounded in the attack, which happened before 4 a.m., were hospitalized but ...

Funeral to be held for mother of alleged MS-13 victim

New York 09/21/18, 05:59

A funeral will be held Friday for a New York mother recognized by President Donald Trump for turning grief over her daughter's suspected gang killing into a crusade against MS-13.Evelyn Rodriguez, 50, was struck and killed by an SUV on Sept. 14 after a heated confrontation with the driver over ...

Cardinal hires judge to review church sex abuse policies

New York 09/20/18, 13:11

Hoping to restore the faith of those disillusioned by how the Catholic church has handled sexual abuse allegations, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York appointed a former federal judge Thursday to review its procedures and protocols.Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced the appointment of Barbara Jones, saying many Catholics had told ...

Photos: US marks 9/11 and ‘the moment when America fought back’

New York 09/11/18, 13:26

President Trump, at a hushed ceremony in Shanksville, Pa., paid “solemn tribute” to the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 who “stood up and defied the enemy” 17 years ago.  The president and first lady Melania Trump visited the hallowed site Tuesday to commemorate the 17thanniversary of the 9/11 ...

US marks 9/11 with somber tributes; Trump speaks at PA site

New York 09/11/18, 12:47

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with solemn ceremonies, volunteer service and a presidential tribute to "the moment when America fought back" on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and ...

US marks 9/11 anniversary, Trump to mark it at Pa. memorial

New York 09/10/18, 23:21

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation's biggest city. Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected at Tuesday's anniversary ceremony ...