Special counsel Robert Mueller ends Russia investigation; report delivered to attorney general

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  • Special counsel Robert Mueller ends Russia probe; AG could update Congress this weekend

    WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency, entangled Trump’s family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president’s closest associates. The comprehensive report, still confidential, marks the end of Mueller’s probe but sets the stage for big public fights to come. The next steps are up to Trump’s attorney general, to Congress and, in all likelihood, […]

  • Treasurer of police charity stole $400K meant for families of fallen NYPD officers: prosecutors

    NEW YORK — The former treasurer of a non-profit police charity was arrested for stealing over $400,000 meant for families of NYPD officers killed in the line of duty and using the funds for concert tickets and her son’s legal expenses, federal prosecutors  announced Thursday. Lorraine Shanley, 68, of Staten Island, who worked for the charity for seven years, faces charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft after allegedly stealing more than 20 percent of its donations. She surrendered […]

  • Woman arrested in death of newborn baby found inside Queens hotel room

    LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens — A woman has been arrested in the death of a newborn baby found inside a Queens hotel room last summer, police said Wednesday. Lauren Becker, 36, of Seaford, New York, is charged with manslaughter. Police responded to a call on July 18, 2018, regarding an aided child inside the Days Inn along Queens Boulevard and Van Dam Street in Long Island City. When they arrived, officers found a newborn girl lying unconscious and unresponsive inside […]

  • Mother charged in death of 9-year-old daughter found stuffed in duffel bag

    LOS ANGELES — The mother of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found stuffed in a duffel bag along a suburban horse trail near Los Angeles earlier this month has been charged with murder, prosecutors announced. Taquesta Graham, 28, was charged Wednesday in the death of Trinity Love Jones. She will be arraigned on a single count of murder, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Graham and her boyfriend, 38-year-old Emiel Hunt, are accused of killing Trinity […]

  • Man shot on subway platform in Queens; 2 suspects sought, police say

    FOREST HILLS, Queens — A man was shot on a subway platform in Queens Friday, police say. It happened just before noon at the 75th Avenue E/F subway station on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills. The victim, who has not been identified, was rushed to the hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries to his leg. He is expected to survive, police say. It is not yet known what spurred the shooting. Two male suspects fled the scene. One suspect was […]

  • Man injured when woman kicks him in self-defense after he spit on her on subway near Times Square

    Police have corrected their earlier reports that a man was stabbed on a subway train near the Times Square station on Friday afternoon by a woman with blue hair. The woman did not stab the man, and the man was actually the aggressor in the situation, police said. Police have now reported that the man was harassing people on a southbound E train around 5 p.m. Friday. The man  began speaking rudely to a woman on the train, and eventually […]

  • Reputed Gambino crime boss shot by gunman who may have staged car wreck to lure him outside: police

    The reputed boss of New York’s Gambino crime family was shot to death in front of his home by a gunman who may have staged a car accident to lure him outside, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, John Gotti. Police said Thursday they were reviewing surveillance-camera video of the attack on Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, 53, who was gunned down Wednesday night at his red-brick colonial-style house in a quiet Staten Island neighborhood. The assailant […]

  • Alleged gang member faces attempted murder charge in Long Island IHOP shooting

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — An alleged Blood gang member faces an attempted murder charge in connection with a shooting that took place inside a crowded IHOP on Long Island on March 4. Deontrae Green, 19, of Islandia, is also charged with assault, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment. “For this defendant to fire five rounds in a crowded restaurant with an infant nearby is nothing but depraved,” District Attorney Sini said. “He evinced a […]

  • US, Canada ground Boeing 737 Max planes after Ethiopia crash

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order Wednesday grounding all Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the wake of a crash of an Ethiopian airliner that killed 157 people, a reversal for the U.S. after federal aviation regulators had maintained it had no data to show the jets are unsafe. The decision came hours after Canada joined some 40 other countries in barring the Max 8 from its airspace, saying satellite tracking data showed possible but unproven similarities […]

  • 2 children drown, 1 rescued after SUV rolls into creek while mother ran into store: police

    LELAND, Miss. — Two children drowned and one was rescued after the locked SUV they were in rolled into a Mississippi creek when their mother left them alone to go into a store, Leland Police said. Jenea Monique Payne, 25, was arrested and charged two counts of negligent homicide and one of child neglect. Payne told investigators she left the children for five or 10 minutes while she went into a Stop-N-Shop on Main Street just before 6 p.m. on […]

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