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'Stop this chaos:' Weinstein lawyer urges sex case dismissal
by Jennifer Peltz - November 30, 2018 - 10:52am
In the latest push to have Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case thrown out, the movie producer's lawyer said Thursday that a woman accusing him of a 2013 rape pressured a friend to corroborate her account, but...
Protester scales Statue of Liberty's base, forces evacuation
by Jennifer Peltz - July 5, 2018 - 8:18am
A woman protesting US immigration policy climbed the Statue of Liberty's base and forced the monument's evacuation on the Fourth of July hours after several other demonstrators had hung a banner on the statue's pedestal...
50 nations ink UN nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers
by Jennifer Peltz - September 21, 2017 - 12:52am
Fifty countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world's nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless.
US commemorates 9/11; thousands expected at ground zero
by Jennifer Peltz - September 11, 2017 - 8:18am
While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary of one of the nation's most scarring days.
UN Security Council sets emergency meeting on North Korea blast
by Jennifer Peltz - September 4, 2017 - 6:30am
The UN Security Council is holding its second emergency meeting in a week about North Korea on Monday after a powerful nuclear test explosion added another layer of urgency for diplomats wrestling with what to do...
Marking 15 years since 9/11, ceremony keeps personal focus
by Jennifer Peltz - September 11, 2016 - 12:44pm
Ground zero has become a rebuilt World Trade Center, a place forever marked but greatly changed since Sept. 11, 2001. The nation around it is different, too.
NYC cracks down on 'air conditioning the sidewalk'
by Jennifer Peltz - July 8, 2016 - 3:36pm
Along New York City's steamy sidewalks in the summer, there's long been a reliable respite from the heat: waves of air-conditioned comfort wafting from open doors.
Kesha loses bid to be freed from contract with top producer
by Jennifer Peltz - February 19, 2016 - 11:24pm
Watching tearfully from a courtroom audience, pop star Kesha lost a bid Friday to be freed from her contract with a top record producer she says drugged, sexually abused and psychologically tormented her.
Beyond Bowie, other notables who left distinctive requests
by Jennifer Peltz - January 31, 2016 - 1:00am
David Bowie's wish to have his ashes scattered in a Buddhist ritual in Bali is the latest in a series of distinctive provisions in celebrities' wills.
New York launches into medical pot, with no buds in sight
by Jennifer Peltz - January 7, 2016 - 11:21am
In a sleek Manhattan storefront with an upscale-doctor's-office ambience, New York's measured foray into medical marijuana begins yesterday with a liquid packaged with a plain white label.
Stolen statue, painting returned to Italian government in NY
by Jennifer Peltz - February 25, 2015 - 9:10am
Decades after being stolen in Italy, an ancient statuette and an 18th-century painting were returned to the country's government Tuesday after turning up in New York.
US judge tosses lawsuit vs. UN over Haiti cholera outbreak
by Jennifer Peltz - January 11, 2015 - 5:14am
The United Nations is immune from a lawsuit seeking compensation for victims of a deadly cholera outbreak, a US judge said Friday in dismissing a case that government lawyers said could open the international body...
Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates
by Jennifer Peltz - November 9, 2014 - 11:00am
Dr. Robert Fuller didn't hesitate to go to Indonesia to treat survivors of the 2004 tsunami, to Haiti to help after the 2010 earthquake or to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon last year. But he's given...
Fil-Am teen who climbed World Trade spire ends sentence
by Jennifer Peltz - September 5, 2014 - 8:41am
A criminal case against a thrill-seeking teenager who climbed the World Trade Center's centerpiece tower was closed Wednesday with a community-service sentence he'd already completed.
Costumed Spider-Man convicted of harassment in NYC
by Jennifer Peltz - June 20, 2014 - 4:00am
A costumed Spider-Man was convicted Wednesday of harassing a woman in a Times Square spat that involved him swearing, her hurling snow and him taking a swing at her.
Bin Laden kin knew of 'something big' pre-9/11
by Jennifer Peltz - March 15, 2014 - 2:05am
Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and al-Qaida spokesman said he heard before the Sept. 11 attacks that "something big was going to happen" but didn't know what it was, an FBI agent testified Thursday.
Hoffman will: Raise son in NYC, SF or Chicago for culture
by Jennifer Peltz - February 20, 2014 - 12:58pm
Philip Seymour Hoffman built a career in Hollywood, but his will shows he thought childhood was best spent in New York City, Chicago or San Francisco.
Official: Heroin in packets in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment
by Jennifer Peltz - February 4, 2014 - 9:04am
Tests have confirmed there was heroin in at least some of the scores of plastic packets in the New York City apartment where Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead, a law enforcement official said Monday, and authorities...
Westminster dog show adding mongrels to the mix
by Jennifer Peltz - January 17, 2014 - 4:00am
Long the province of the purebred, the Westminster Kennel Club dog show is opening a doggie door this year to mixed-breed competitors.
Imelda Marcos aide gets prison in NY art scheme
by Jennifer Peltz - January 14, 2014 - 8:05am
A former aide to ex-Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos was sentenced Monday to two to six years in prison after being convicted of scheming to sell a $32 million Claude Monet painting overlaid with political intrigue:...
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