NYC: Woman pushing a baby stroller shot dead in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, police say

CNN — A woman pushing a baby in a stroller was shot in the head at close-range and killed in Manhattan Wednesday night, police said. The three-month-old baby was unharmed, and the relationship between the 20-year-old woman and the baby was unclear Wednesday, police told CNN. The shooting happened just after 8:20 pm in Manhattan’s … Read more

Governor Abbott citing Chicago violence was a ‘racist’ deflection, leaders and experts say

CNN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is facing sharp criticism for citing gun violence in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles when pressed about gun control legislation after an 18-year-old gunman killed 21 people at an elementary school in his state. Abbott, a Republican, suggests that tightening gun laws would not prevent mass shootings because … Read more

State cancels U.S. History Regents exam, cites Buffalo mass shooting

A newly designed state Regents exam in US History and Government, scheduled for its first administration June 1, was abruptly canceled Tuesday after state education officials decided that some testing material might traumatize students already upset by news surrounding a recent mass shooting in Buffalo. State Education Commissioner Betty Rosa, who announced the cancellation in … Read more

Buffalo mass shooting: Dispatcher who answered 911 call is set to be fired, an official said

CNN — The assistant office manager at the Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, New York, had already survived one mass shooting. Nearly 12 years ago, Latisha Rogers and her brother, Danyell Mackin, were at City Grill restaurant in Buffalo when a man opened fire, killing Mackin and three others. Four people were wounded, including … Read more

Suspect in racist Buffalo mass shooting indicted by a grand jury

CNN — The 18-year-old White man suspected of carrying out a racist mass shooting Saturday in a Buffalo, New York, supermarket was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday, according to an affidavit from Erie County Assistant District Attorney Gary Hackbush. The Erie County Grand Jury voted for an indictment against defendant Payton Gendron, “with … Read more

Democrats intensify efforts to stop implementation of draft New York congressional map that pits incumbents against each other

Washington CNN — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is intensifying efforts to stop the implementation of a draft congressional map that would pit several Democratic incumbents against one another in the midterms and has exacerbated sensitive divisions in the caucus. The controversy, which Democratic leaders are trying to tamp down in order to avoid a … Read more

Buffalo shooting: The mass shooting suspect had plans to ‘continue his rampage’ after killing 10 people at a grocery store, police say

CNN — [Breaking news update at 7:56 a.m. ET] The alleged Buffalo, New York, mass shooting suspect had plans to “continue his rampage” after opening fire at a supermarket, killing 10 people, city Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said Monday. “There was evidence that was uncovered that he had plans, had he gotten out of here, … Read more

Katie Taylor defeats Amanda Serrano in first boxing match headlined by two women at Madison Square Garden

CNN — Ireland’s Katie Taylor defeated Puerto Rico’s Amanda Serrano Saturday night in the first boxing match headlined by two women at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Taylor, who won a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics, stays undefeated and improves her career record to 21-0 and six knockouts. The 35-year-old also successfully defended her … Read more

Donald Trump: Judge holds former President in civil contempt for withholding documents in NY AG investigation

CNN — A New York judge is holding Donald Trump in civil contempt after the state’s attorney general’s office said he did not comply with a subpoena for documents as part of his investigation into the former President’s company. Judge Arthur Engoron said Trump failed to abide by his order to comply with the subpoena, … Read more

3 Sikh men attacked in the same New York neighborhood of Richmond Hill, Queens, in just over a week

CNN — Two Sikh men were attacked in the New York borough of Queens on Tuesday, less than two weeks after another Sikh man was assaulted in the same neighborhood, authorities said. A 76-year-old and a 64-year-old were approached Tuesday morning by two men who allegedly assaulted them with their fists and a stick, a … Read more