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Tourist arrested with loaded gun at September 11 memorial

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A tourist from Tennessee was arrested after she brought a loaded handgun to the National September 11 Memorial in her handbag, and she could face a possible prison term, authorities said on Thursday. Meredith Graves, 39, was trying to visit the New York City memorial on…

Lawyer wants ‘psycho’ NYPD cop charged for punching protester

The attorney for an Occupy Wall Street protester who was allegedly punched by New York City Police Department Deputy Inspector Johnny Cardona last month is calling on the district attorney to charge the officer like any other civilian suspect. Civil rights attorney Ron Kuby and his client, Felix Rivera-Pitre, met…

5.9 magnitude quake rattles east coast, causing evacuations in DC

One of the strongest earthquakes to strike the US east coast in decades rattled offices Tuesday in downtown Washington and caused panicked evacuations from skyscrapers as far away as New York. The Pentagon, the US Capitol and Union Station in the nation’s capital were all evacuated after the 5.9-magnitude quake,…

Strauss-Kahn to walk free as sex case collapses

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is set to walk free on Tuesday after New York prosecutors said that while the powerful Frenchman did have sex with his hotel maid, they could not prove an assault because the alleged victim’s lies undermined the case beyond repair. Within hours, New York state Judge Michael Obus…

Strauss-Kahn accuser in key talks with prosecutors

The hotel maid who has accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her will meet with New York prosecutors Monday for key talks that could lead to a dismissal of the case. Nafissatou Diallo, a 32-year-old immigrant from the West African country of Guinea, says the man once…

Prosecutor to ‘seek dismissal’ of case against DSK

The prosecutor in charge of the sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn will ask a judge Tuesday to dismiss all charges against the former IMF chief, the New York Post reported on Sunday. Citing sources close to the prosecutor, the Post said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance was prepared to…

Strauss-Kahn accuser might drop case for cash payment

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lawyers for the woman who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault have explored a deal in which they would scuttle the criminal case in exchange for a monetary settlement in the civil lawsuit, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.…

I ‘cry every day’: Strauss-Kahn accuser

NEW YORK — The Manhattan maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape spoke of her anguish Thursday and her lawyer warned the French politician of a civil suit even if he escapes criminal trial. Nafissatou Diallo, who accuses the powerful French politician and former International Monetary Fund chief of forcing…

Strauss-Kahn accuser meets with prosecutors

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The hotel maid who accused former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her met with prosecutors on Wednesday for several hours to discuss details of the case. Nafissatou Diallo’s lawyer, Kenneth Thompson, said afterward the meeting went well and that taped conversations…

New Yorker faces jail in Dead Sea Scrolls row

A New Yorker at the center of a bizarre row over the Dead Sea Scrolls faces up to four years in prison after being convicted of smearing Biblical scholars who disagreed with his father. A jury declared 50-year-old Raphael Golb guilty late Thursday on charges of identity theft, criminal impersonation,…

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