NEW YORK — Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered Wednesday night outside the News Corp. Building two blocks from Rockefeller Center, where a separate crowd had gathered for the annual tree lighting ceremony.
Several protesters were arrested at the demonstration. They chanted “free, free Palestine” as they waved Palestinian ...Read more
DENVER — The man shot and killed by Denver police on Nov. 20 after chasing people in Commons Park with an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle and shooting at officers had more than 400 rounds of ammunition on him, Denver Police Department officials said Wednesday.
Investigators have not determined if 42-year-old Joshua Mitchell had a plan when he ...Read more
NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on New York City Mayor Eric Adams and former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to join him in fighting the state law that allowed women to sue all three leaders for long-ago alleged sexual assaults.
Trump called New York's Adult Survivors Act “totally unfair and unconstitutional” ...Read more
NEW YORK — An Indian national was hit with murder-for-hire and conspiracy charges in Manhattan on Wednesday for his alleged role in a $100,000 plot to kill a New York City-based leader of the Sikh separatist movement.
Nikhil “Nick” Gupta, who the feds say is involved in drugs and weapons trafficking, is accused of working to carry out the...Read more
WASHINGTON — Ultra-conservatives in the U.S. House on Wednesday softened their demands for deep spending cuts to domestic programs, heightening the odds the two parties can reach a spending agreement and avert a Jan. 20 partial government shutdown.
The shift came after the House has failed to pass bills at the lower spending levels demanded ...Read more
Israel and Hamas exchanged more captives late Wednesday, as hopes grew that negotiators from Qatar and the U.S. could persuade the two sides to again extend a truce agreement set to expire within a few hours.
The 10 hostages released by Hamas — five children and five women, including dual nationals of the U.S., Germany and the Netherlands —...Read more
NYPD air superiority is fighting subway surfing — and the top transit cop says its drone program has nabbed four surfers, including a 12-year-old.
Drones are being deployed to spot people who climb on top of subway trains on elevated lines, said NYPD transit chief Michael Kemper.
“Over the last several weeks the NYPD has been piloting a ...Read more
CHICAGO — President Joe Biden’s administration is moving to require utilities to replace every toxic lead pipe connecting homes to water mains during the next decade, though Chicago and several other cities likely will get more time to finish the job.
Ingesting tiny concentrations of lead can permanently damage the developing brains of ...Read more
Henry A. Kissinger, the architect of U.S. foreign policy at the apex of the Cold War and a towering intellectual force in world affairs for more than half a century, has died at his Connecticut home.
Kissinger died Wednesday, according to his consulting firm, Kissinger Associates. He was 100.
As national security adviser and secretary of State...Read more
BALTIMORE — Without any fanfare or warning Wednesday, four Confederate-linked monuments were loaded into two trucks that left Baltimore for Los Angeles, where they will eventually be shown in an art exhibit put on by nonprofit visual art space LAXART and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
But the exhibit that will mix Confederate ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia City Council is poised to ban the wearing of ski masks in certain public spaces this week, a move that police say could help them solve more crimes and stop more pedestrians they suspect of being involved in criminal activity.
The measure is cosponsored by 10 members, more than the majority needed to pass the ...Read more
BALTIMORE — Survivors are pushing back against a February deadline proposed by the Archdiocese of Baltimore for potential victims to provide proof of claims of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church’s bankruptcy case.
In a filing Wednesday, attorneys for the creditors committee, a group of seven abuse survivors selected to represent the ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA — University of Pennsylvania student organizers who screened a film critical of Israel on campus against the university’s direction face potential disciplinary consequences.
The screening of "Israelism" by Penn Chavurah, a progressive Jewish student group, occurred Tuesday without incident with about 60 students and faculty in ...Read more
MIAMI — The Hyatt Regency Miami has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine to settle a legal dispute with the administration of Gov. Ron DeSantis over a minor’s presence at a Christmas-themed drag queen show last year.
The event — “A Drag Queen Christmas” — was held on Dec. 27, 2022 at the James L. Knight Center, a 4,500-seat auditorium ...Read more
After five straight years of troubling data on the population of young rockfish in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland officials plan to enact emergency regulations canceling this spring’s trophy season for recreational anglers.
The rules would eliminate the once exciting two weeks each spring when anglers targeted large fish swimming up the bay to ...Read more
CHICAGO — Winterized tent structures began to take shape Wednesday on the Southwest Side at Chicago’s first government-run tent encampment for migrants despite continued protests from neighbors and contradictory messages from local, city and state officials.
Construction on the site in the Brighton Park neighborhood began early Wednesday, ...Read more
Two rural Arizona election officials who attempted to block the 2022 results have been charged with crimes, Arizona’s attorney general announced Wednesday.
Peggy Judd, 61, and Tom Crosby, 64, were charged with conspiracy and interfering with an election officer.
“The repeated attempts to undermine our democracy are unacceptable,” ...Read more
Hate crimes in Los Angeles County surged in 2022 to the highest level in two decades, according to a report released Wednesday by the county Commission on Human Relations.
The report, which the county has produced annually since 1980, found that at least 929 people were victims of hate crimes in that year, an 18% increase over 2021. It is the ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Ahead of the third attempt to expel Rep. George Santos from Congress, some House Republicans say there are enough votes to make the New York Republican the first member to be booted without a criminal conviction or ties to the Confederacy.
But there are still concerns among others and uncertainty about the outcome. Speaker Mike ...Read more
More than five years ago, Orange County's top prosecutor stood before the cameras and declared Grant Robicheaux a prolific sex criminal — a hand surgeon accused of weaponizing his looks and reality-TV celebrity to lure women, then drugging and assaulting them. More than a dozen accusers had come forward, the district attorney said, alleging ...Read more
- Trump backs Adams and Cuomo after they're hit with sex suits like him
- 14-year-old accused of stabbing, killing student on path to being tried as adult
- NYC says it has helped 54 out of 100 most chronically homeless people off the streets in year since controversial policy was implemented
- Israel-Hamas truce nears end as Netanyahu calls goal unchanged
- Boston Police arrest 14-year-old boy for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to school