New York City Police Department

In this still frame made from Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, video provided by Ken Herzlich, officials and emergency responders tend to a victim at the scene where a number of people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot Thursday night in a city park in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Courtesy Ken Herzlich)

2013 ends with a big drop in homicides in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Following a year when Chicago led the nation in homicides with more than 500, the city’s Police Department said Wednesday that in 2013 the city recorded the fewest killings since 1965 and […]

01/01/2014

In this photo taken on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, Metro North Railroad engineer William Rockefeller is wheeled on a stretcher away from the area where the commuter train he was operating derailed in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Robert Stolarik)

Lawyer: NY engineer had ‘daze’ before train wreck

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnosis-like “daze” and nodded at the controls just before the wreck, and by […]

12/03/2013

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Knockout game — sucker punches — turn deadly

NEW YORK (AP) — In New York, a 78-year-old woman strolling in her neighborhood was punched in the head by a stranger and tumbled to the ground. In Washington, a 32-year-old woman was swarmed by […]

11/21/2013

This 2012 photo shows Yellow Dogs band member, bassist  Koroush "Koory" Mirzaei at the Death By Audio performance space in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Danny Krug)

Slain musicians came to NYC for music freedom

NEW YORK (AP) — Iranian musicians Soroush and Arash Farazmand came to the United States to pursue their passion — playing music in an indie rock band called the Yellow Dogs. Instead of achieving fame […]

11/12/2013

Police officers take a report in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NYC stop-frisk ruling halted by appeals court

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court block of a judge’s ruling that found the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy discriminated against minorities may be short lived, depending on the outcome of next […]

11/01/2013

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Civil rights group seeks meeting with Barneys CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights group said Thursday it was seeking a meeting with the CEO of Barneys New York in the wake of racial profiling claims by two shoppers at the high-end […]

10/24/2013

A New York City police officer stands in front of the Victoria's Secret Herald Square store in midtown Manhattan, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in New York.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Teen found with fetus in bag at store, NYPD says

NEW YORK (AP) — The results of an autopsy could determine whether two teenage girls are hit with serious charges after one of them was found carrying a dead fetus in a bag while shopping […]

10/18/2013

Craig Wright, right, stands in court with his attorney Mitchell Elman in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.  Wright, 29, of Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of gang assault, assault and unlawful imprisonment, police said, for his involvement with an encounter between a group of bikers and the driver of a sport utility vehicle on Sept. 29.  (AP Photo/Jefferson Siegel, Pool)

NYC cop surrenders in motorcycle-SUV assault case

NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty New York Police Department undercover detective apparently seen on video pounding on an SUV during a melee with motorcyclists has surrendered. Police spokesman John McCarthy confirmed Tuesday the undercover […]

10/08/2013

A poster soliciting information regarding an unidentified body in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NYPD says mother of ‘Baby Hope’ has been identified using DNA

NEW YORK (AP) — In a dramatic break in a cold case more than two decades old, investigators used DNA to identify the mother of a dead child known only as Baby Hope, police said […]

10/08/2013

In this frame grab from video provided by the New York Police Department, motorcyclists ride alongside a sport utility vehicle, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)

Motorcyclists pull over, beat SUV driver

NEW YORK (AP) — An unauthorized motorcycle rally featuring hundreds of bikers parading through the streets took a bloody turn when a large group of riders surrounded a man driving with his family, then chased […]

10/01/2013

NY probes commercial driver’s license scam

NEW YORK (AP) — New York drivers apparently cheated on hundreds of tests to operate the most vulnerable vehicles on the road — from trucks hauling hazardous materials to school buses — and eight commercial […]

09/26/2013

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NYPD head: Stop-frisk ruling will hurt minorities

NEW YORK (AP) – Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly assailed a federal judge’s finding of racial discrimination and demand for changes to his department’s stop and frisk practice, telling a Sunday news show that minority communities […]

08/18/2013

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