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  • This undated family photo provided by the National Action Network, Saturday, July 19, 2014, shows Eric Garner. Garner was confronted by police trying to arrest him on suspicion of selling untaxed, loose cigarettes on a Staten Island sidewalk, authorities said. The 6-foot-3, 350-pound Garner became irate, denying the charges and refusing to be handcuffed before one of the officers placed him in what Police Commissioner William Bratton said appeared to be a chokehold, according to partial video of the encounter obtained by the New York Daily News. (AP Photo/Family photo via National Action Network)

    'Modified duty' for medics after fatal NYC arrest

    Four emergency workers involved in the medical response for a New York City man who died in police custody after being put in an apparent chokehold have been placed on "modified duty" and barred from responding to 911 calls, the Fire Department of New York said Sunday.

  • ** FILE ** In this Nov. 12, 2013, file photo, actor Alec Baldwin leaves court in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    Alec Baldwin in talks to play Rob Ford-like mayor in new NBC drama

    Alec Baldwin is in talks to play a new leading man character in a drama series with NBC Productions — a Rob Ford-like mayor who fights personal demons and addictions while serving as the lead executive of New York City.

  • Chinese recycling magnate Chen Guangbiao served up a fancy lunch to hundreds of homeless New Yorkers at a Central Park restaurant and serenaded them with "We are the World." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Trumpeting charity sounds sour note

  • Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Sgt. Mary Herrera, tenor Anthony Kearns, and Kirsten Fedewa of Kirsten Fedewa & Associates (from left) pose during the 239th United States Army Birthday Gala in New York on June 12.
(Courtesy of Kirsten Fedewa & Associates LLC/Mikki L. Sprenkle, photographer of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army)

    FEDEWA: A salute to Army Gen. Odierno

    On June 14, the United States Army celebrated its 239th anniversary with a week of worldwide "birthday" parties. In conjunction with this celebration, U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Raymond T. Odierno was Special Military Guest of Honor at the 239th United States Army Birthday Gala in New York City on June 12.

  • New York archdiocese receives three new auxiliary bishops

    Pope Francis on Saturday appointed three auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of New York, including one priest who ministered at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

  • AP-NY--New York Digest,ADVISORY, NY

    Members can send stories and tips to for upstate and for the New York metro area. The New York City desk can be reached at 212-621-1670. The Albany desk can be reached at 518-458-7821. The photo desk is reachable at 212-621-1902. AP stories, along with the photos that accompany them, can also be obtained from .

  • WRVO, WBFO, WENY win top AP New York state awards

    Public radio stations WRVO in Oswego and WBFO in Buffalo and Elmira's WENY-TV have won the top awards in the New York State Associated Press Association's annual news awards competition.

  • Transit agency reforms announcement is canceled

    New York and New Jersey state lawmakers were planning to unveil proposals for reforms to the agency that runs the George Washington Bridge, but canceled their announcement Friday, saying they weren't ready yet.

  • 65-story tower planned near NYC's Grand Central

    New York City officials are announcing rezoning plans for the area around Grand Central Terminal including new skyscrapers and transportation improvements.

  • Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, speaks with former President George H. W. Bush, right, during Harvard commencement ceremonies, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Cambridge, Mass. Both were presented with honorary degrees during the ceremonies. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Michael Bloomberg blasts Ivy League for 'modern form of McCarthyism,' liberal censorship

    Harvard's class of 2014 got a commencement address by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on 'a modern form of McCarthyism' — at their own university.

  • FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2011 file photo, first responders work on cleaning up the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene in Prattsville, N.Y. Wary of more mega-storms washing out towns and spreading debris upstream from its Catskill region reservoirs, New York City is launching new programs to help buy and relocate homes and businesses in flood zones. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

    NYC launches programs to protect its water supply

    Wary of more big storms washing out towns and churning up debris around its distant reservoirs, New York City will buy homes and businesses in flood zones and reduce local hazards.

  • Cuomo gives campaign financing ultimatum to Senate

    Facing pressure from liberals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed Thursday to campaign against state Senate leaders unless they pass public financing for statewide campaigns before the Legislature adjourns its session next month.

  • NYC economic growth picks up in first quarter

    New York City's economy grew almost three percent in the first three months of 2014 while the country's economic growth managed only a sluggish one percent.

  • NYC pharmacist admits to trying to make ricin

    A New York City pharmacist arrested on drug-related charges admitted in federal court that he had been trying to make weapons-grade ricin and other lethal toxins and had acquired weapons, body armor and manuals on violent confrontation, federal authorities said Thursday.

  • Ex-NYC disc jockey facing sex charge dies at 78

    Dave Herman, a pioneering New York City radio personality who was in a New Jersey jail awaiting trial on charges in a child sex sting, died Thursday. He was 78.

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