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New York forbids carrying of firearms in Times Square

It will soon be forbidden to carry a firearm, even concealed, in the famed Times Square district and other public places in the city and state of New York, authorities announced on Wednesday. New York’s legislature passed — and its Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul signed — legislation restricting the possession of firearms in sensitive locations …

Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York

Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York.An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie as he was being introduced. The …

Salman Rushdie attacked on stage in upstate New York

An AP reporter witnessed a man confront Rushdie on stage at the Chautauqua Institution and punch or stab him 10 to 15 times as he was being introduced. The author was pushed or fell to the floor. The attacker, who hasn’t been named yet, was brought down by other attendees who rushed on stage to …

New York state to protect abortion providers under new laws

The Democratic governor pushed for the laws in anticipation of the US Supreme Court potentially overruling its 1973 Roe v. Wade’s decision, which established a constitutional right to abortion. A ruling that could weaken or end abortion protections is expected as early as this week, and abortion providers are worried New York will see a …