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Report: 53 journalist deaths tied to work so far in 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of journalists killed in retaliation for their work nearly doubled this year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The New York-based organization found that at least 34...

 

New York City's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree goes up

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 lights as one of New York City's star holiday attractions, a gift from a same-sex married couple. The 72-foot-tall, 12-ton Norway spruce arrived...

 

When NYPD horses lose shoes, the blacksmith comes to them

NEW YORK (AP) — It's like AAA for horses. When one of the New York Police Department's horses loses a metal shoe, or they just wear out on the gritty city streets, a blacksmith shop on wheels rushes to the rescue, equipped with a 2,850-degree...

 

Doctor in badly botched abortion is tried for manslaughter

NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who performed a badly botched abortion that caused a patient to bleed to death was characterized by prosecutors on Tuesday as careless, greedy and someone who operated far outside the medical norm. A jury in Queens heard...

 

Celebrities join march for women's rights, encourage voting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demonstrators from Los Angeles to New York marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women's rights on Saturday, the anniversary of his...

 

100 million people affected by East Coast's deep freeze

NEW YORK (AP) — About 100 million people faced a new challenge after the whopping East Coast snowstorm: a gusty deep freeze, topped Saturday by a wind chill close to minus 100 on New Hampshire's Mount Washington that vied for world's coldest...

 

Suspended Fox host suing reporter over alleged lewd texts

NEW YORK (AP) — Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling on Wednesday sued the reporter who broke the story that he had allegedly sent lewd text messages to colleagues. Bolling filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit in state Supreme Court in Manhattan...

 

Moon dust collected by Neil Armstrong to be auctioned in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Moon dust that Neil Armstrong collected during the first lunar landing was displayed Thursday at a New York auction house — a symbol of America's glory days in space now valued at $2 million to $4 million. The late astronaut...

 

No dump here: Posh public bathroom pops up, with music, art

NEW YORK (AP) — In a park amid skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork. The free-of-charge, air-conditioned splendor,...

 

46 dogs, saved from slaughter, arrive in NY from South Korea

NEW YORK (AP) — Forty-six dogs were flown to New York from South Korea after being rescued at a farm where they were to be slaughtered for human consumption, animal advocates said Sunday. The Humane Society International is responsible for saving...

 

New York court to determine if chimp is legally a person

NEW YORK (AP) — Should a chimpanzee be treated as a person with legal rights? That's what attorney Steven Wise tried to convince a state appeals court in Manhattan on Thursday. Wise, who represents the Florida-based Nonhuman Rights Project animal...

 

Bible-quoting cowboy wants $50 million over seized horses

NEW YORK (AP) — Tod "Doc" Mishler spent years rambling across the country on horseback in a white cowboy hat, staying with strangers and telling curious reporters that he was on a mission to raise awareness about child hunger. Now he has a new miss...

 

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