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12 Jun 2019 | 11:06 AM

Pilot in New York chopper crash not certified for bad weather - FAA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The helicopter pilot killed when his chopper crash-landed atop a midtown Manhattan skyscraper in showers and fog was not licensed to fly the aircraft in bad weather, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday.

15 May 2019 | 6:10 PM

New York medical examiner testifies chokehold led to Eric Garner's death

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City medical examiner who conducted an autopsy on an unarmed black man who was killed during a 2014 arrest said at a hearing on Wednesday that a police officer's chokehold set off a "lethal cascade" of events that ended in the man's death.

13 May 2019 | 6:12 PM

New York police weigh officer's conduct in 2014 'I can't breathe' death

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The disciplinary trial of the New York City policeman who fatally choked an unarmed black suspect in 2014 opened on Monday with the officer's lawyer shredding a copy of the autopsy report that concluded the man, Eric Garner, was killed by a chokehold.

10 May 2019 | 5:24 AM

Fake heiress who dazzled New York elite gets four to 12 years for fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A German woman who posed as a wealthy heiress to scam New York hotels, fashionable friends and banks with a blizzard of forged documents was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison on Thursday after a jury convicted her of fraud last month.

9 May 2019 | 9:54 AM

Run? Hide? Fight? Lockdown? Two U.S. school shootings highlight differing responses

(Reuters) - In two U.S. school shootings within eight days, students have attempted to tackle the shooters, sometimes at the cost of their own lives, drawing praise for reducing the bloodshed by taking a step that experts agree should only be a last resort.

3 May 2019 | 12:16 AM

As measles returns, U.S. states look to cut vaccine exemptions

(Reuters) - Maine could soon prohibit parents from citing religious or personal beliefs to avoid vaccinating their children, making the U.S. state one of a half dozen cracking down during the nations' largest measles outbreak in 25 years.

19 Apr 2019 | 5:36 AM

For Notre-Dame, lessons from a fire-damaged New York cathedral

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Before the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris can begin, engineers may have to tap nearly every stone in the cathedral and listen for subtle sounds of damage, according to specialists who repaired one of the largest cathedrals in the world in New York after a devastating 2001 fire.

9 Apr 2019 | 6:06 PM

In New York, confusion reigns in the emerging CBD edibles business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state officials told food growers and processors in mid-December that they had the state's blessing to produce and sell tea and chocolates laced with CBD, the cannabis derivative reputed to ease anxiety and other ills without marijuana's high.

4 Apr 2019 | 6:05 PM

U.S. rallies scheduled to demand release of full Mueller report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A leading progressive advocacy group plans to hold rallies in Washington and other U.S. cities on Thursday to demand the full release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election.

23 Feb 2019 | 6:41 AM

Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged in Florida prostitution sting

(Reuters) - Robert Kraft, owner of the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots, was charged in Florida with soliciting prostitution after he was captured on video engaging in sex acts with a worker at a massage parlor, police said on Friday.