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Monday, Oct 16, 2017

NYPD Investigating 2 Weinstein Sex Assault Claims: Source

NYPD Investigating 2 Weinstein Sex Assault Claims: Source

The NYPD is investigating two credible allegations of sexual assault made against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, a senior law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the matter tells NBC News.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Exclusive: NYPD Hatchet Attack Survivors Talk to News 4

Exclusive:  NYPD Hatchet Attack Survivors Talk to News 4

The four officers who were attacked in Queens last October speak exclusively to News 4's Jonathan Dienst.

Monday, Oct 16, 2017

Judge Denies Request to Toss Charges Against Sen. Menendez

Judge Denies Request to Toss Charges Against Sen. Menendez

The judge in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on Monday declined to drop charges against the senator despite doubts about a legal concept at the heart of the prosecution's case.

Monday, Oct 16, 2017

Menendez Ruling Could Alter Landscape for Corruption Cases

Menendez Ruling Could Alter Landscape for Corruption Cases

A decision is looming in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez that could significantly alter the legal landscape for future corruption cases.

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

Feds Rest in Menendez Trial, Judge Weighs Motion to Dismiss

Feds Rest in Menendez Trial, Judge Weighs Motion to Dismiss

The government rested its bribery case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend on Wednesday, leaving it up to a judge to decide whether a 2016 Supreme Court ruling that already has helped reverse...

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

Monster Gang Bust Snares Dozens in NYC

Monster Gang Bust Snares Dozens in NYC

Nearly three dozen members of violent gangs based in the south Bronx face federal charges including racketeering, selling crack cocaine and marijuana and firearms offenses, according to court papers.

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

NYC Man Threatens App Company With 'Vegas Part 2'

NYC Man Threatens App Company With 'Vegas Part 2'

A New York City man has been arrested on federal charges for allegedly threatening a Las Vegas-style attack on a Colorado mobile technology company that had caught on to his apparent efforts to milk its referral...

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017

New Video Shows Man Accused of Plotting Terror Attacks in NY

New Video Shows Man Accused of Plotting Terror Attacks in NY

Newly obtained video shows one of three men accused of plotting to carry out ISIS-inspired attacks on concerts and the subway in New York City last year, authorities say.

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017

4th Person Arrested in MS-13 Slaying: Police

4th Person Arrested in MS-13 Slaying: Police

A fourth suspect has been charged with murder in the death of a Long Island man who police said was lured into to a car with promises of marijuana and sex only to be killed by MS-13 members hoping to boost their...

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