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Matthew Lavietes

New York police fire officer who placed Eric Garner in deadly chokehold

Aug 19 2019

NEW YORK The white New York City police officer who used a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner during a 2014 arrest was fired on Monday, five years after video of the encounter fueled nationwide protests against police brutality. | Video

As New York legal window opens, child sex abuse victims sue Catholic Church, others

Aug 14 2019

NEW YORK Scores of people in New York state who were sexually abused as children sued institutions, including the Roman Catholic Church, on Wednesday, the first day a new law temporarily enabled them to file lawsuits over decades-old crimes. | Video

Victims of child sex abuse expected to launch wave of lawsuits in New York

Aug 13 2019

NEW YORK More than a thousand people are expected to file civil lawsuits in New York courts beginning on Wednesday over sexual abuse they say they suffered as children during a special one-year window for state suits over decades-old allegations.

As U.S. college admission process opens, scandal weighs on low-income students

Aug 07 2019

NEW YORK Christine Bascombe, a New York City high school student who dreams of attending Cornell University, says she was devastated last spring to hear that dozens of rich parents had committed fraud to get their children into elite colleges.

FBI finds gunman in Dayton, Ohio, rampage was obsessed with violence

Aug 07 2019

The gunman who killed his sister and eight other people in Dayton, Ohio, before he was slain by police had a history of violent obsessions and previously mused about committing mass murder, an FBI official said on Tuesday. | Video

Progressive candidate concedes in New York City Democratic primary

Aug 07 2019

NEW YORK The Democratic primary race for Queens district attorney finally came to end an end on Tuesday with political newcomer Tiffany Cabán, a progressive backed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, conceding victory to Melinda Katz, the establishment favourite candidate.

Progressive candidate concedes in New York City Democratic primary

Aug 07 2019

NEW YORK The Democratic primary race for Queens district attorney finally came to end an end on Tuesday with political newcomer Tiffany Cabán, a progressive backed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, conceding victory to Melinda Katz, the establishment favorite candidate.

'I'm not him:' Namesakes of Texas, Ohio shooters attacked online

Aug 05 2019

NEW YORK Hundreds of miles away from Saturday's mass shooting at a Walmart in Texas, an Alabama man received a wave of death threats on social media because he has the misfortune of sharing a name with the man suspected of slaying 22 people in El Paso.

'I'm not him:' Namesakes of Texas, Ohio shooters attacked online

Aug 05 2019

NEW YORK Hundreds of miles away from Saturday's mass shooting at a Walmart in Texas, an Alabama man received a wave of death threats on social media because he has the misfortune of sharing a name with the man suspected of slaying 22 people in El Paso.

No signs of trauma found on body of Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter

Aug 02 2019

An autopsy conducted on the 22-year-old granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy found no trauma to her body, leaving the cause and manner of her death to be determined following toxicology tests, the local district attorney's office said on Friday. | Video

World News

Iran tanker heads to Greece, U.S. warns against helping vessel

An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel.