Victor Rivera, N.Y. Shelter Operator, Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme

Victor Rivera’s guilty plea followed a Times investigation that revealed allegations of sexual abuse and financial misdeeds at his nonprofit organization.

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U.S. Charges Ex-Taliban Commander in Killing of 3 Soldiers in ’08 Attack

The man, Haji Najibullah, was charged last year with kidnapping an American journalist and two Afghan nationals months after the deadly assault.

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In Saratoga Springs, Horse Racing’s Troubles Cloud a Tradition

Will horse racing right itself so people can visit Saratoga Springs for another century or two?

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Broadway, Awaiting Crowds’ Return, Will Get More Wheelchair Access

Jujamcyn Theaters, which operates five theaters on Broadway, had been accused by federal prosecutors in Manhattan of violating the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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Toyota to Pay a Record Fine for a Decade of Clean Air Act Violations

Toyota’s $180 million settlement with the federal government follows a series of emissions-related scandals in the auto industry.

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Court Extends Manhattan US Attorney Audrey Strauss’ Term, as Inauguration Nears

A quirk of legal timing had left Audrey Strauss’s tenure as acting head of the Southern District of New York set to expire just before the end of the Trump administration.

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MTA Worker Accused of Overtime Fraud Made $461,000 in One Year

Five transit employees put in claims for ‘almost physically impossible’ shifts, a prosecutor said. That allowed them to outearn even New York’s governor.

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U.S. Prosecutors’ Bid to ‘Bury’ Evidence Draws Judge’s Wrath

In an unusual opinion, a federal judge criticized the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan for its handling of a high-stakes Iranian sanctions case.

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Violence at Rikers at an ‘All-Time High’ Despite City’s Promise to Curb It

A federal monitor found that the number of times guards at the jail complex used force against inmates rose 54 percent, even as its population shrank.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Asks For Release as Lawyers Say She’s “Not Jeffrey Epstein”

In a new filing, Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking to distance her from her former partner.

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‘Ghislaine Maxwell Is Not Jeffrey Epstein’: Maxwell Asks for Release

In a new filing, Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking to distance her from her former partner.

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