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Blind man, guide dog safe after subway track fall

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Gallant guide dog Orlando, a black Labrador retriever, bravely leapt on to the tracks at a Manhattan subway platform Tuesday after his blind owner lost consciousness and tumbled in front of an oncoming train.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suspect in NYC subway death arrested before

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In this Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 photo, New York City Police Department detectives escort Erika Menendez, second from left, out of the 112th Precinct in the Queens borough of New York. Menendez was arraigned Saturday night on a charge of murder as a hate crime. Judge Gia Morris has ordered that the 31-year-old be held without bail and be given a mental health exam. (AP Photo/Newsday, Danielle Finkelstein) NYC LOCALS OUT

The family of a woman accused of shoving an Indian man to his death in front of a subway train called police several times in the past five years because she had not been taking prescribed medication and she was difficult to deal with, authorities said Monday.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Psychiatric test for suspect in NYC subway death

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Commuters walk on the platform as a train enters the 40th St-Lowry St Station, where a man was killed after being pushed onto the subway tracks, in the Queens section of New York, December 28. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A 31-year-old woman accused of shoving an immigrant from India to his death in front of a subway train because she believed he was Muslim laughed and smiled during a court hearing where she was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Man pushed to death in front of NYC subway train

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Serim Han holds a picture of her husband Ki-Suck Han during a news conference on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in New York. Naeem Davis, 30, was taken into custody for questioning Tuesday after security video showed a man fitting the suspect's description working with street vendors near Rockefeller Center. Police said Davis made statements implicating himself in Ki-Suck Han's death. Davis was arrested on a second-degree murder charge. Witnesses told investigators they saw a man talking to himself Monday afternoon before he approached the 58-year-old Han of Queens at the Times Square station, got into an altercation with him and pushed him into the train's path. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

A mumbling woman pushed a man to his death in front of a subway train on Thursday night, the second time this month someone has been killed in such nightmarish fashion, police said.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US subway victim’s daughter: ‘What’s done is done’

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Ashley Han, 20, sits next to her mother Serim Han, as she talks about her father Ki-Suck Han during a news conference on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in New York. Naeem Davis, 30, was taken into custody for questioning Tuesday after security video showed a man fitting the suspect's description working with street vendors near Rockefeller Center. Police said Davis made statements implicating himself in Ki-Suck Han’s death. Witnesses told investigators they saw a man talking to himself Monday afternoon before he approached the 58-year-old Han of Queens at the Times Square station, got into an altercation with him and pushed him into the train's path. AP/Bebeto Matthews

The daughter of a man pushed in front of a subway train and photographed a split-second before his death said after a suspect was arrested that it “would have been great” if someone had helped her father up but “what’s done is done.”

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

New storm brings misery in New York, New Jersey

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A homeless woman sits on the Coney Island boardwalk, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 in New York. Residents of New York and New Jersey who were flooded out by Superstorm Sandy waited with dread Wednesday and heard warnings to evacuate for the second time in two weeks as another, weaker storm spun toward them and threatened to inundate their homes again or simply leave them shivering in the dark for even longer. AP

Coastal residents of New York and New Jersey faced new warnings to evacuate their homes and airlines canceled hundreds of flights as a new storm arrived Wednesday, only a week after Superstorm Sandy left dozens dead and millions without power.

Posted: November 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kids stabbed dead in NYC home; nanny, knife nearby

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A police crime scene vehicle is parked in front of the luxury Manhattan apartment building where police say a nanny stabbed two small children to death in a bathtub and then stabbed herself in New York, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Police say the children's mother found the scene after returning home with another child. AP Photo/Kathy Willens

A mother returned home to her luxury apartment building near Central Park on Thursday to find two of her small children stabbed to death in a bathtub and their nanny, with self-inflicted stab wounds, lying near them, police said.

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

2 killed, 9 wounded outside Empire State Building

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New York City police approach the lifeless body of Jeffrey Johnson lying on a sidewalk near the Empire State Building in New York following a shooting Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Police say 58-year-old Johnson, who was laid off from a nearby shop in 2011, shot a former colleague to death near the iconic skyscraper, then randomly opened fire on people nearby before firing on police. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said some of the victims may have been hit by police bullets as police and the gunman exchanged fire. (AP Photo/Guillermo Ratzlaff)

A laid-off clothing designer fatally shot an executive at his former company outside the Empire State Building on Friday, setting off a chaotic showdown with police in front of one of the world’s best-known landmarks. Officers killed the gunman and at least nine others suffered minor wounds, likely all of them by stray police gunfire, authorities said.

Posted: August 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Lawyer: Man accused in NY boy’s 1979 death bipolar

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Rosemary Hernandez, center, wife of Pedro Hernandez, and daughter Becky exit criminal court in Manhattan with attorney Harvey Fishbein, right, Friday, May 25, 2012, in New York. New York police say Pedro Hernandez, 51, has confessed to choking to death a 6-year-old boy in a landmark U.S. missing-child case and was expected to face his first hearing Friday, the 33rd anniversary of the boy's disappearance. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

A lawyer for a man who police say confessed to choking to death a 6-year old boy in a landmark 1979 missing-child case said Friday his client is mentally ill and has a history of hallucinations.

Posted: May 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

85-year-old says she was strip searched at JFK

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An 85-year-old woman said Saturday that she was injured and humiliated when she was strip searched at an airport after she asked to be patted down instead of going through a body scanner, allegations that transportation security officials denied.

Posted: December 4th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Lawyer: Strauss-Kahn accuser, DA meeting went well

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Hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo, center, arrives at Manhattan criminal court for a meeting with New York City prosecutors investigating the sex assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in New York. Diallo broke her silence in recent days with interviews in Newsweek and on a series of ABC News programs.  AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano

NEW YORK —A lawyer for a hotel maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault says his client met with New York City prosecutors for nearly eight hours. The attorney for Nafissatou Diallo said Wednesday that the meeting went well, and focused on tapes of two conversations she had with an incarcerated friend shortly after Strauss-Kahn’s [...]

Posted: July 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NYC hotel to buy ‘panic buttons’ for housekeepers

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A New York hotel is promising to buy “panic buttons” for its housekeepers after an Egyptian businessman was accused of attacking a maid in one of its rooms.

Posted: June 2nd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

DNA matches Strauss-Kahn in sex attack

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NEW YORK—Test results returned Monday found that DNA from former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn matched material on the work clothes of a Manhattan hotel maid who says he attacked her, two people familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press. The two people would not describe the material found on the shirt, but [...]

Posted: May 24th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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