NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged a
New York City auxiliary police inspector for allegedly hacking
into police computer databases and using the information to
defraud traffic accident victims.
Yehuda Katz, 45, allegedly contacted victims, falsely
claiming to be an attorney and offering to settle their
potential legal claims, according to the office of Loretta
Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
(Reuters) – Ten reputed members and associates of a New Jersey crime family thought to be the inspiration for the hit show “The Sopranos” were arrested on Thursday and charged with plotting to commit murder, sell drugs and run a high-end prostitution ring, officials said.
The murder plot involved a reputed DeCavalcante organized crime family captain who sought permission from other members to hire an outlaw biker gang to kill a rival, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.
Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns became the timepiece’s highest-profile advocate from the fashion world when she joined CEO Tim Cook onstage in San Francisco on Monday. And the company has made a big publicity push in Paris, giving style heavyweights Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour and model Karlie Kloss an advance preview ahead of a display last fall at the Paris boutique Colette.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cardinal Edward Egan, a former Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, who won praise for his leadership after the Sept. 11 attacks but was criticized for his handling of a clergy sex abuse scandal, died on Thursday at age 82.
Egan, considered an expert in theology and canon law, was pronounced dead at 2:20 p.m. (1920 GMT) at NYU Langone Medical Center, where he was taken after eating lunch at his residence, the archdiocese said in a statement. The cause of death was cardiac arrest.
NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) – New York’s Lincoln Center for
the Performing Arts will rename its Avery Fisher Hall for music
mogul David Geffen, who has made a $100 million gift to help
with its renovation, officials said on Wednesday.
Large-scale renovation of the concert hall, home to the New
York Philharmonic, is due to begin in 2019 at a cost of about
$500 million, Lincoln Center said.
(Reuters) – Winter’s relentless battering was poised on Monday to hit northern states across the nation with more snow and ice as the season’s bitter weather stretched its reach into the early days of March.
A fresh storm was due to stretch from Wyoming to Michigan on Monday evening and cross all the way to Maine by Tuesday, meteorologists predicted.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New Jersey man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing $1 million from his great-aunt and great-uncle by persuading them to invest their retirement savings in a high-risk, money-losing investment venture, officials said.
Khawaja Saud Masud, 37, must pay $500,000 in restitution and will be deported to Pakistan, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement.
New York City has reached a tentative agreement with local rabbinical leaders regarding the Jewish circumcision ritual of direct oral suction in an effort to minimize health risks to infants, officials said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City has reached a tentative agreement with local rabbinical leaders regarding the Jewish circumcision ritual of direct oral suction in an effort to minimize health risks to infants, officials said on Tuesday.
The agreement aims to address health dangers associated with the ritual metzitzah b’peh, or MBP, which has been linked to a form of herpes that can be extremely risky to babies, city officials said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York’s biannual Fashion Week opens on Thursday bringing hundreds of millions of dollars to the city and outweighing the economic benefits of the U.S. Open, the Super Bowl or the New York City Marathon.
The scores of designer fashion shows, big-spending celebrity clients and lavish parties generate an annual economic impact of $887 million, according to a newly released analysis by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.