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Jul 15, 2015

Woman may sue New York police officer for false arrest, court rules

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A woman may proceed with a lawsuit she filed against a New York City police officer, claiming he harassed and arrested her after she resisted his advances, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

The woman, Reisha Simpson, was arrested in June 2011 by an officer who maintained she tried to board a city bus without paying. Charges against her were later dropped, and she sued the officer, Kenson Nelson, in federal court claiming false arrest.

Jul 14, 2015

Passersby injured by debris from empty building collapse in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Passersby suffered injuries from falling debris on Tuesday when an empty building collapsed in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, authorities said.

A spokeswoman for the Fire Department of New York said “a few” people had non-life threatening injuries from the collapse in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood at about 2:30 p.m.

Jul 13, 2015

Men’s wear takes off on its own at new New York fashion week

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Men’s wear finally grabs the spotlight on the biggest U.S. fashion runways on Monday, as New York City catches up to other global design capitals already giving men’s styles their due.

More than 50 designers will unveil their looks, hoping to catch the eye of discerning buyers and critical editors who will choose their favorites for next year’s spring and summer seasons.

Jul 9, 2015

Study links Prozac, Paxil use with birth defects

By Ellen Wulfhorst

(Reuters) – A sweeping government study of thousands of
women has found links between the older antidepressants Prozac
and Paxil and birth defects, but has cleared other popular
treatments in the class, including Celexa, Lexapro and Pfizer’s
Zoloft, which is the subject of a major lawsuit over birth
defect claims.

Earlier studies had raised questions about antidepressants
in a class of drugs known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake
Inhibitors or SSRIs, prompting the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration in 2005 to issue a safety warning about use of
the treatments during pregnancy.

Jul 6, 2015

Boston Marathon bomber files motion seeking new trial

By Suzannah Gonzales and Ellen Wulfhorst

(Reuters) – Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who
has been sentenced to death, filed a motion in federal court on
Monday seeking a new trial, according to court records.

The preliminary motion for a new trial cited a lack of
evidence in his trial this spring, according to documents filed
in federal court in Massachusetts.

Jul 5, 2015

Captured New York fugitive moved to prison from hospital

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Captured prison escapee David Sweat was released on Sunday from a New York hospital where he had been treated for gunshot wounds and moved to a prison more than 250 miles (400 km) from the one he fled, authorities said.

Sweat, captured last Sunday following a three-week manhunt, will be locked up alone in a cell for 23 hours a day and placed on suicide watch at Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, in the state’s Finger Lakes region, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said.

Jul 3, 2015

Under fire for comments, Trump weighs in on California shooting

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A random fatal shooting in San Francisco, allegedly by an immigrant, proves the United States must tighten its borders, according to a statement on Friday by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is facing heavy criticism for his comments about Mexicans.

Kathryn Steinle, 32, was fatally shot as she walked with her father along the popular Embarcadero pier on Wednesday in what San Francisco police described as an apparent random attack.

Jul 2, 2015

Officials say N.Y. prison escapee pointed gun moments before death

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York prison escapee Richard Matt was aiming a shotgun at a federal agent when the fugitive was shot and killed following an intense three-week manhunt, officials said on Thursday.

The convicted murderer was discovered last Friday lying behind a fallen tree near Malone, a town about 27 miles (43 km) northwest of Clinton Correctional Facility, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.

Jul 1, 2015

New security procedures implemented at NY prison where inmates escaped

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rigorous new security procedures have been implemented during the past four weeks at the New York prison that is under investigation after two inmates staged a brazen breakout last month, officials said on Wednesday.

Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered the investigation after convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat fled Clinton Correctional Facility by cutting through cell walls, climbing down a catwalk, maneuvering through a steam pipe and emerging from an outside manhole.

Jun 30, 2015

New Jersey judge dismisses ‘Bridgegate’ lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge in New Jersey has
dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by people stuck in
traffic in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closings, a
scandal that has dogged Governor Chris Christie in his bid to
run for U.S. president.

The ruling came on Monday, a day before Christie announced
he is seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.