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  1. U.S. drops New York fight with Apple after gaining access to iPhoneRead the original story

    Friday Apr 22 | WHTC

    The U.S. Justice Department on Friday dropped its effort to force Apple Inc to help unlock an iPhone in a drug case in New York after someone provided authorities the passcode to access the device.

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  2. New York man charged for Ponzi scheme in NYPD corruption probe: sourceRead the original story

    Friday Apr 8 | WHTC

    A former Manhattan restaurant owner has been arrested on charges that he ran a $12 million Ponzi scheme, prosecutors said on Friday, in a case that a source said was linked to an ongoing corruption probe involving the New York Police Department. Hamlet Peralta, who owned the Hudson River Cafe in Harlem, was accused in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan of fleecing investors by falsely claiming their money would be used for a wholesale liquor business.

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  3. U.S. to continue appeal of iPhone data case in N.YRead the original story

    Friday Apr 8 | WHTC

    The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it will move ahead with an appeal of a court ruling blocking the government from forcing Apple Inc to help unlock an iPhone in a drug case in New York.

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  4. Rough waters strand fishing vessel, capsize rescue...Read the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | WHTC

    Rough seas and dense fog stranded a 76-foot commercial fishing vessel off New York's Rockaway Beach, about 13 miles southeast of downtown Manhattan, and capsized a U.S. Coast Guard boat that rushed to help on Thursday, but no one was injured, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said. All seven crew members of the Carolina Queen 3 were rescued in baskets dangling from two helicopters, assisted by a rescue swimmer in the water, said U.S. Coast Guard Operations Specialist First Class Morgan Gallapis.

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  5. Ex-Rentboy.com employees avoid U.S. charges for pr...Read the original story

    Feb 17, 2016 | WHTC

    U.S. prosecutors are dropping charges against six former employees of the male escort website Rentboy.com who were accused of promoting prostitution, in a case that has outraged gay and civil rights activists, court papers filed Wednesday showed. The six employees were arrested in August along with former Rentboy.com Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Hurant.

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  6. New York jail guard pleads guilty in connection wi...Read the original story

    Feb 17, 2016 | WHTC

    A guard at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex pleaded guilty on Wednesday to falsifying records by indicating that she had checked on a mentally ill, homeless Marine Corps veteran who died in a cell in which the heat reached 101 degrees Fahrenheit. Carol Lackner, 36, pleaded guilty in state court in The Bronx borough of New York City to one count of first-degree falsifying business records and was sentenced to five years of probation, prosecutors said.

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  7. Convicted al Qaeda supporter loses U.S. medical ma...Read the original story

    Feb 11, 2016 | WHTC

    The U.S. government owes nothing to a New York man, now in prison for aiding al Qaeda, who sought $7 million in damages for alleged medical malpractice that occurred after he was taken into custody, a federal judge ruled on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Gregory Woods in Manhattan said Wesam El-Hanafi, 40, presented no evidence at his malpractice trial showing that the prison system failed to diagnose and treat a blood clot in his leg in a timely fashion.

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  8. New York steps up efforts on crane safety after de...Read the original story

    Feb 7, 2016 | WHTC

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday unveiled a series of new policies governing the use of construction booms in the United States' largest city, after a deadly crane collapse in Manhattan highlighted the need for additional safety measures. A massive "crawler" crane being used to lift equipment into a building in the Tribeca neighborhood toppled over on Friday during a swirling snowstorm, killing a man who worked in the neighborhood, injuring three others and crushing a line of cars parked in the street.

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  9. Convicted al Qaeda supporter, U.S. face off in med...Read the original story

    Feb 5, 2016 | WHTC

    A New York man serving a 15-year prison sentence for providing support to al Qaeda is urging a federal judge to award him $7 million because of a medical condition he says went untreated while in U.S. custody. Lawyers for Wesam El-Hanafi, 40, and the U.S. government made their closing arguments on Friday in a week-long medical malpractice trial over whether the prison system failed to timely diagnose and treat a blood clot in a deep vein in his calf.

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  10. At least one dead after construction crane collaps...Read the original story

    Feb 5, 2016 | WHTC

    A massive construction crane collapsed in downtown Manhattan on Friday morning, killing at least one person and seriously injuring two others, a spokesman for the New York City Fire Department said. A New York Police Department spokesman said the crane collapse was reported at 8:24 a.m. EST at the intersection of Worth Street and Broadway.

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  11. NYC mayor proposes retirement plan, light-rail sys...Read the original story

    Feb 4, 2016 | WHTC

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a retirement plan for private-sector workers and a new light rail system in his State of the City speech on Thursday, while indicating that social inequality was decreasing under his administration. The Democratic mayor of the United States' biggest city has been in office for a little over two years.

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  12. New York mayor to back $2.5 billion light rail in ...Read the original story

    Feb 4, 2016 | WHTC

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will back in his annual keynote address on Wednesday a $2.5 billion plan to create a light rail service linking the growing outer boroughs of the city that are poorly served by existing public transport networks. The 16-mile track would run from Astoria in Queens, tracing a line along the East River and New York's upper harbor to link up with Sunset Park in Brooklyn.

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  13. NY horse-carriage drivers brace for city to rein i...Read the original story

    Feb 4, 2016 | WHTC

    Drivers of New York's famous Central Park horse-drawn carriages are bracing for a City Council vote on Friday that could put half of them out of a job. The bill stops short of the total ban of horse-drawn buggies in Central Park and on New York City streets that Mayor Bill De Blasio pledged on the campaign trail in 2013.

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  14. U.S. exonerations hit record high as more troubled...Read the original story

    Feb 2, 2016 | WHTC

    Criminal exonerations hit a record high in 2015 due largely to district attorneys in places such as Houston, Dallas and Brooklyn, New York, setting up units to review cases where the legal system may have acted unjustly, a report released on Wednesday found. There were 149 known exonerations in 2015, where the exonerated defendants served on average more than 14 years in prison, said the report from the National Registry of Exonerations.

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  15. Ex-drug executive Shkreli hires lawyer to celebrit...Read the original story

    Feb 2, 2016 | WHTC

    Former drug executive Martin Shkreli, facing an indictment for engaging in securities fraud, replaced his legal team on Tuesday with a New York lawyer whose past clients have included former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs. Shkreli, 32, had gained notoriety before his indictment when Turing Pharmaceuticals, which he headed at the time, raised the price of a drug used to treat a dangerous parasitic infection to $750 from $13.50.

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  16. New York area ports shut down after dock workers w...Read the original story

    Jan 29, 2016 | WHTC

    New York and New Jersey's cargo terminals shut down on Friday after thousands of longshoremen walked off the job, shuttering one of the country's busiest port networks. The employees stopped working around 11 a.m. .

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  17. Witness testifies in U.S. about 2000 murder of dip...Read the original story

    Jan 25, 2016 | WHTC

    An African security guard on Monday told a U.S. judge that he saw an American diplomat shot to death in Niger 14 years ago, and identified the shooter as the suspect who has been indicted for the crime. Moumouni Karimou told a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, he had smoked with the shooter just minutes before he witnessed the fatal carjacking.

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  18. Ex-drug CEO Shkreli gets green light to appear bef...Read the original story

    Jan 25, 2016 | WHTC

    A federal judge on Monday gave Martin Shkreli, a former pharmaceuticals executive facing securities fraud charges, permission to appear at a Congressional hearing on drug pricing. U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto in Brooklyn, New York modified Shkreli's bail conditions so that he may appear by subpoena before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

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  19. Trump likes to sleep in his own bed which may cost...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2016 | WHTC

    U.S. presidential candidates are spending long days on the campaign trail and their nights in a succession of budget hotels, often in small towns. Not Donald Trump.

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  20. Three New York men exonerated in 1980 fire that ki...Read the original story

    Dec 16, 2015 | WHTC

    A New York judge on Wednesday exonerated three men convicted of murder and arson in a 1980 apartment fire that killed a family of six after prosecutors conceded they were found guilty on the basis of unreliable witness testimony and unsound science. William Vasquez, Amaury Villalobos and Raymond Mora served a collective four decades in prison after convictions in connection with a fire that tore through a Brooklyn apartment building 35 years ago.

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