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December 13, 2018 - 10:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of a 66-year-old mentally ill woman who was fatally shot by a police officer inside her bedroom in 2016. The city's Law Department announced the settlement on Thursday, saying the "agreement is a fair resolution of a tragic...
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east leg of the pipeline near St. Ignace as Enbridge prepares to test the east and west sides of the Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac in Mackinaw City, Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, establishing a panel to oversee a hotly disputed tunnel that will house an oil pipeline beneath the waterway linking Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. Snyder acted Wednesday, a day after the Republican-dominated Michigan Legislature gave the bill final approval. (Dale G Young/Detroit News via AP, File)
December 13, 2018 - 5:26 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration has wrapped up negotiations with Enbridge Inc. on building a tunnel to contain an oil pipeline beneath a Great Lakes waterway. Snyder's office released a series of agreements Thursday with the Canadian pipeline company. They...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with newly elected governors in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 13, 2018 - 5:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is invoking something called the "advice-of-counsel" defense in response to accusations he directed his lawyer Michael Cohen to orchestrate hush-money payments to conceal Trump's alleged affairs. He says he was following terrible advice from a bad lawyer...
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December 13, 2018 - 4:56 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is suing two of the nation's largest retailers and a third company for importing and selling children's toys with lead levels up to 10 times higher than federal limits. State Attorney General Barbara Underwood says the lawsuit filed in an Albany court Thursday...
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In this Nov. 30, 2018 photo, actor Stephan James, left, and KiKi Layne pose for a portrait in New York to promote their film "If Beale street Could Talk."(Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
December 13, 2018 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In "If Beale Street Could Talk ," filmmaker Barry Jenkins sought to capture an experience of young black love that has seldom been seen on screen. In bringing James Baldwin's novel to screen, little was more important than finding the book's central lovers: Clementine "Tish" Rivers...
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December 13, 2018 - 3:56 pm
LYONS, N.Y. (AP) — Two men have been sentenced for the fatal stabbing of an upstate New York teenager a year ago this month. The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports that 18-year-old Hunter Peck, of Newark, was sentenced Thursday in a Wayne County court to 23 years to life in state prison...
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December 13, 2018 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the nationwide emailed bomb threats (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Businesses and schools across the U.S. were evacuated because of a bomb threat hoax. Officials in Atlanta, New Orleans, and Anchorage, Alaska, say businesses received emailed bomb threats Thursday that...
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December 13, 2018 - 3:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say bomb threats sent to dozens of schools, universities and other locations across the U.S. appear to be a hoax. The New York City Police Department said the threats sent Thursday were meant to cause disruption and compel recipients into sending money and are not...
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December 13, 2018 - 3:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is suing two of the nation's largest retailers and a third company for importing and selling children's toys with lead levels up to 10 times higher than federal limits. State Attorney General Barbara Underwood says the lawsuit filed in an Albany court Thursday...
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December 13, 2018 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An airport services contractor accused of bribing its way to big contracts at New York City's Kennedy Airport has agreed to pay a $12.3 million fine for violating state law. Ground Services International also agreed on Thursday to implement an anti-corruption policy and start an...
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