By Tom Hays The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of gunrunners smuggled firearms into New York City by hiding them in luggage they carried on discount buses that offered cheap fares and lesser odds of getting caught, authorities said Aug. 19.
NYPD race oversight measure sees push back
By Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s police commissioner on June 27 called the City Council’s move to impose new oversight on the department misguided. The mayor joined in, vowing to fight the council measure.
Large NYC union picks Liu in mayoral race
By Jennifer Peltz The Associated Press NEW YORK, New York (AP) — New York City’s biggest government-workers’ union is backing City Comptroller John Liu for mayor, its leaders announced May 29.
Trial starts for aides of Asian NYC mayoral hopeful
By Tom Hays The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of two former associates of a candidate seeking to become New York City’s first Asian-American mayor began Monday, April 15 with jury selection in federal court in Manhattan.
Whites become minority on NYC council
NEW YORK (AP) —A historic win for a Black woman on Staten Island and a Chinese American woman in Chinatown have helped to make election history — for the first time, people of color will hold the majority of seats on the New York City Council.