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US takes ownership of ship suspected in N. Korea oil scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — A tanker ship allegedly used in an illegal scheme to smuggle oil to North Korea has a brand-new owner: the U.S. government. A federal judge in…

Senate votes to proceed on $1.2T infrastructure package

The Senate voted Friday to move the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal forward to the next step. In a 66-28 vote on a motion to proceed, the Senate opened the…

US seizes tanker shipping oil to North Korea in violation of sanctions

A federal judge in New York issued a judgment of forfeiture on Friday allowing authorities to seize an oil tanker used to ferry petroleum to North Korea in violation of…

Despite looming end to rent moratorium, New Yorkers can still avoid eviction — for now

A federal moratorium on evictions is set to expire on Saturday but New Yorkers who owe back rent have breathing room for at least another month — infuriating landlords who…

Graham, Cuellar urge Biden to tap Jeh Johnson as border czar

A House Democrat and a Republican senator have joined together in urging President Biden to select former Obama administration cabinet secretary Jeh Johnson as border czar.  Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas)…

Trash man who fatally struck tourist also drug-ring ‘enforcer,’ feds say

A former garbage truck driver who landed only a fine after fatally mowing down an Australian tourist near Central Park in 2018 may end up doing six years behind bars…

Russia blames space station lab incident on software failure

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian space official on Friday blamed a software problem on a newly docked science lab for briefly knocking the International Space Station out of position. The…

Hobby Lobby sues Christie’s over seized $1.6M ‘Epic of Gilgamesh’ tablet

Venerable London-based auction house Christie’s is the target of an ongoing lawsuit brought by Hobby Lobby, which alleges that the auction house knowingly sold the arts and crafts chain a 3,500-year-old…

Senate advances nearly $1 trillion infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate advanced a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan on Friday with a bipartisan group of senators helping it clear one more hurdle and bracing to see…

Man beaten over Bronx fender-bender has died: cops

The man who was beaten in a brawl over a Bronx fender-bender Sunday has died of his injuries — and his suspected attackers are expected to face upgraded charges, cops…