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Bidding representatives react after Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" sold for $450 million at Christie's, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
November 16, 2017 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some art experts are stunned at the jaw-dropping $450 million (380 million euros) New York auction price for a Leonardo da Vinci painting with a patchy history and heavy restoration. Just a dozen years ago, the worn, touched-up, old painting of Christ went for less than $10,000 (8,...
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FILE- In this June 8, 2016 file photo, Norman Seabrook, center, president of the New York City Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, leaves court, in New York. The judge declared a mistrial on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, after the jury in Seabrook's bribery trial failed to deliver a verdict. The 57-year-old Seabrook is accused of paying $60,000 in bribes to steer $20 million in union money to a hedge fund. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 16, 2017 - 4:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the New York bribery trial of the former head of the nation's largest municipal jail guard union. Jurors in the federal trial of Norman Seabrook sent a note to the judge Thursday saying they were no closer to reaching a unanimous verdict than they...
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November 16, 2017 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Council members have passed legislation that would make it a crime to share intimate images of people with an aim to embarrass or hurt them. The council voted Thursday on an ordinance drafted by Democratic Councilman Rory Lancman to tackle such revenge porn. The city's...
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November 16, 2017 - 3:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is creating a suicide prevention task force to study ways to reduce the number of New Yorkers who take their own lives. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for the creation of the panel earlier this year. On Thursday the Democrat cited the recent rise in the number of...
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November 16, 2017 - 1:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are searching for two mugging suspects who they say stole nearly $200,000 from a man visiting from the West African nation of Guinea. Police say the attack happened Nov. 7 in the Bronx. Investigators say the 46-year-old man was making his way out of a building...
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November 16, 2017 - 11:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the FIFA soccer trial (all times local): 11 a.m. Defense attorneys have begun cross-examining a key government witness at the U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials charged in the FIFA bribery scandal. A lawyer for Juan Angel Napout, the ex-...
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November 16, 2017 - 11:15 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 23-year veteran of the U.S. military now serving as the top enlisted leader of the New York Army and Air National Guard is the first woman to hold the position. State officials say Air National Command Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto took over the new post last month. The...
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November 16, 2017 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's transit chief is catching some flak after uttering a naughty word on a hot mic. The Daily News — which is making a quip about the "F train" — says Joe Lhota (LOH'-tuh) was grumbling to himself when he made the slip Wednesday after a Metropolitan Transportation Authority...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:47 am
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has admitted to killing an employee of an upstate New York gas station by driving over him and then backing over the worker before fleeing the scene. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that 22-year-old Milton Galdamez Pena, of Newburgh, pleaded...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Testimony is continuing while a New York judge and others review prosecutors' claims that a former South American soccer official made a slashing motion across his throat as their star witness testified at his bribery trial. U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen has been scrutinizing...
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