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  • ‘Potential’ explosives addressed to Obama, Clintons’ homes, Time Warner Center, authorities say

    CHAPPAQUE, N.Y. — The United States Secret Service intercepted two potential explosive devices earlier this week that were addressed to former President Barack Obama and the Chappaque home where 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, live, the agency told CNN and the Associated Press on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday morning, the New York Police Department responded to a suspicious device discovered at Time Warner Center in New York City, where CNN has a bureau, a […]

  • Lives ‘cut way too short’: All 20 victims of upstate NY limo crash identified

    NEW YORK — All 20 victims of a deadly crash in upstate New York were identified Tuesday. Of those killed were 17 passengers in a limo who were on their way to celebrate a birthday. Those attending the birthday celebration included a close-knit group of newlyweds, artists, athletes and young parents. Four were sisters. The limo failed inspection. And the driver wasn’t properly licensed. “Everyone’s lives were cut way too short, and I don’t know what to say about it. […]

  • These are the victims of the New York limo crash

    As investigators piece together what caused the limo crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York, more details are coming out about the 17 passengers, who had gotten together to celebrate a birthday. Authorities have not released all of the victims’ names, but the close-knit group included newlyweds, artists, athletes and young parents. Four were sisters. The limo failed inspection. And the driver wasn’t properly licensed. “Everyone’s lives were cut way too short, and I don’t know what to […]

  • Trump pushes for stop and frisk policing based on its history in New York

    President Donald Trump addressed the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Convention in Orlando Monday afternoon, voicing support for “stop and frisk” policies and touting the success of his Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh. Trump said during his remarks that he has urged the city of Chicago to “strongly consider stop and frisk.” “It works and was meant for problems like Chicago,” he said. “And Rudy Giuliani, when he was mayor of New York City, had a very strong […]

  • Kavanaugh nomination advances amid call for FBI probe, Senate vote delay

    WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted along party lines to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to the Senate floor. The 11-10 vote Friday came just one day after Republicans heard testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teens. Kavanaugh denied the accusation. At the last minute, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, said he could not promise to vote for Kavanaugh on the Senate floor and called for a delay of […]

  • New Kavanaugh accuser claims Supreme Court nominee aided in gang rapes

    WASHINGTON — A woman came forward Wednesday with new allegations about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, accusing him of inappropriate behavior in high school that included drugging women in order to incapacitate the victims, enabling a “‘train’ of numerous boys” to then gang rape them. The allegations come from Julie Swetnick, who is the third woman to publicly come forward with sexual misconduct claims against Kavanaugh. Her attorney Michael Avenatti provided a statement from his client to the Senate Judiciary Committee. […]

  • Trump says he rejected meeting with Canada’s Trudeau

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he rejected a meeting request from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau amid a bitter NAFTA renegotiation. “Yeah I did,” Trump said. “His tariffs are too high and he doesn’t seem to want to move.” He suggested there is deep mistrust in Chrystia Freeland, the lead Canadian trade negotiator, and her team. “We’re not getting along at all with their negotiators,” Trump said. Trump said during a news conference in New York that Canada has […]

  • One year later, Puerto Rico still needs our help

    PUERTO RICO — One year after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, the island still struggles to recover. Hundreds of thousands of families were left with uninhabitable living conditions, seeking shelter in the mainland. Many evacuees stayed with relatives, stayed in shelters or received temporary housing through FEMA’s temporary shelter programs. They received assistance from FEMA, but after a federal judge ruled to end FEMA’s funding of the program, their time has expired and few options are left. Agencies such as […]

  • New York prepares for heavy rain from Florence remnants

    In its final act before moving offshore, post-tropical cyclone Florence is expected to bring heavy rain to parts of New England and the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday. As Florence leaves flooded towns in the Carolinas and the aftermath of tornadoes in Virginia, the remnants of the storm are expected to affect eastern Pennsylvania, Washington, New York and Massachusetts, said CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri. Flash flood watches are in effect from Maryland and northern Virginia northward into southern New York and eastward […]

  • Gunman kills his wife, 4 others and himself in California

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A gunman went on a rampage in Kern County, California, killing his wife and four other people before shooting himself to death, authorities said. Officials provided no immediate details Thursday morning on what prompted the shootings Wednesday evening at a home and a trucking company in Bakersfield, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Los Angeles. Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood told reporters the shootings were not random. “Obviously, there is some type of situation that caused […]