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Six jail guards at New York's Rikers Island charged with taking bribes, smuggling drugs

14 Jan 2020

U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged six jail guards with taking bribes to smuggle drugs and cellphones into New York City's infamous Rikers Island, a prison complex officials have vowed to close due to chronic violence and decrepit facilities.

Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in 'Bullitt' sells for $3.4 million

10 Jan 2020

The 1968 Ford Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in the classic car chase from the movie "Bullitt, one of the most famed cars from American cinema, sold for $3.4 million at auction in Florida on Friday, Mecum Auctions said.

U.S. sees no domestic threat but New York braces for Iranian retaliation

04 Jan 2020

U.S. authorities and major cities saw no imminent threats on Friday from potential Iranian retaliation over a U.S. air strike that killed Tehran's most prominent military commander, but New York's mayor said his city was bracing for an attack like never before.

U.S. sees no domestic threat but New York braces for Iranian retaliation

03 Jan 2020

U.S. authorities and major cities saw no imminent threats on Friday from potential Iranian retaliation over a U.S. air strike that killed Tehran's most prominent military commander, but New York's mayor said his city was bracing for an attack like never before. | Video

Infowars founder who claimed Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax ordered to pay $100,000

31 Dec 2019

Conspiracy promoter and right-wing media personality Alex Jones has been ordered to pay $100,000 in court costs and legal fees stemming from a lawsuit over his claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre of school children was a hoax, court records show. | Video

Washington state lawmaker under pressure to step down over 'domestic terrorism'

20 Dec 2019

Washington state Republican lawmakers urged one of their own to resign after a state report found that he engaged in "domestic terrorism" against the United States by participating in armed conflict through the right-wing militia movement.

Former Fed Chief Paul Volcker, inflation slayer, dies at 92

09 Dec 2019

Paul Volcker, the towering former Federal Reserve chairman who tamed U.S. inflation in the 1980s and decades later inspired tough Wall Street reforms in the wake of the global financial crisis, died on Monday at the age of 92, according to his daughter Janice Zima. | Video

UPDATE 1-Former Fed Chief Paul Volcker, inflation tamer, dead at 92 -NYT

09 Dec 2019

Dec 9 Paul Volcker, the towering former Federal Reserve chairman who tamed U.S. inflation in the 1980s and decades later inspired tough Wall Street reforms in the wake of the global financial crisis, died on Monday at the age of 92, according to the New York Times, which quoted his daughter.

Transgender activists honour 22 slain victims in United States, 331 worldwide

21 Nov 2019

NEW YORK Layleen Cubilette-Polanco had experienced some rough patches in her 27 years but had tried to change course, seeking to switch out of previous jobs as a go-go dancer and sex worker for employment in places like McDonald's and Walgreens, her sister said.

U.S. activists set aside day to remember transgender victims of violence

20 Nov 2019

NEW YORK, Nov 20 Layleen Cubilette-Polanco had experienced some rough patches in her 27 years but had tried to change course, seeking to switch out of previous jobs as a go-go dancer and sex worker for employment in places like McDonald's and Walgreens, her sister said.

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