Content Tagged 'New York'

Experts: Social media can feed Munchausen by proxy
Experts say the New York case of a mother accused of fatally poisoning her 5-year-old son with salt appears to be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder in which caretakers intentionally harm children and then bask in the attention.
22.8 million New Yorkers' personal records exposed
New York's attorney general says the private records of nearly 23 million New Yorkers have been exposed in data security breaches reported by more than 3,000 businesses, nonprofits and governments over the past eight years.
Sentencing set for NYC man who raped stepdaughter
A New York City man convicted of raping his former stepdaughter, after she accused him years later in a college application essay, is scheduled to learn his punishment on Monday -- and he could get up to 25 years in prison.
Men exonerated in Central Park case speak out
Three of the five men who were wrongly convicted in the 1989 Central Park jogger attack said Friday that a $40 million settlement cannot give them back what they lost.
Former NYC TV reporter sentenced for child sex assault
A former New York City television reporter has been sentenced to serve 26 years in prison, after he was found guilty on several charges -- including the sexual assault of a four-year-old girl at his home in New Jersey.
Shia LaBeouf pleads not guilty after Broadway arrest
Troubled actor Shia LaBeouf has been released from jail following an appearance in court in New York City on Friday morning to face charges stemming from his dramatic arrest at a Broadway theater late Thursday.
DA wants felony in any plea deal for WTC parachutists
New York prosecutors on Tuesday said that any potential plea offer to three extreme-skydiving enthusiasts, who jumped off the newly-built One World Trade Center tower, would require they admit to a felony.
Hoffman didn't like suspect's heroin supply, detective says
A jazz musician arrested in connection to Philip Seymour Hoffman's death failed to sell the actor a large stash of heroin, because the late star didn't like the quality of the product, a court has heard.
California Chrome Can Breathe Easy in Belmont
Nasal strips won’t keep California Chrome from possibly making history next month. He’s worn them when he won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness but until Monday, nasal strips were banned in New York State, where the final event in the Triple Crown is held.
Several indicted in NY international drug ring case
Authorities said Friday that they have arrested 17 members of an international drug ring, who flooded parts of the Atlantic Northeast with several tons of a narcotic they obtained from Yemen, Kenya and Ethiopia.
New York's first openly gay congressman marries partner
New York's first openly gay member of Congress married his longtime partner over the weekend. Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney exchanged vows Saturday at the Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands in Cold Spring.
Man in 1980s sex abuse case fights for exoneration
Jesse Friedman, the man portrayed in an Oscar-nominated documentary about a notorious 1988 sex abuse case, has launched another attempt in New York to clear his name.
Woman linked to firefighter killings pleads guilty
A woman on Thursday pleaded guilty to three federal charges related to her purchase of firearms used by a felon to kill two Rochester-area firefighters on Christmas Eve in 2012.
Wannabe rapper convicted in NYC murder case
A reputed street gang leader was convicted Wednesday of murder at a New York City trial, that featured his amateur rap videos. A jury later found Ronald Herron guilty in federal court in Brooklyn.
Man Sentenced To Life For Torturing And Killing Danville Native
Law school graduate Jason Bohn was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the torture death of his girlfriend, Danville native Danielle Thomas.
Lena Dunham mocks Shia LaBeouf's Broadway meltdown
Writer-actress Lena Dunham has poked fun at troubled actor Shia LaBeouf following his reported arrest in New York City on Thursday night, which happened after he was hauled out of a Broadway performance of Cabaret.
Turkish man gets life term for NYC woman's death
A Turkish court on Tuesday sentenced a man to life in prison for killing a New York City woman in Istanbul last year -- plus an additional eight years in prison for sexual assault and theft.
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