A New York City resident who prosecutors said tried two years ago to board a flight to Turkey on his way to Syria in order to join Islamic State pleaded guilty on Thursday to having conspired to provide material support to the militant group.

A man wanted for swiping a bucket filled with $1.6 million worth of gold flakes from an armored truck in New York four months ago has been arrested in western Ecuador, police said.

Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to appear in a court in New York on Friday, shortly after his surprise extradition from Mexico ended a decades-long career in drug-trafficking, dare-devil jail breaks and murder.

Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade went off without incident in New York on Thursday amid heightened security, police said, after Islamic State militants abroad encouraged their followers to attack the popular holiday event.

A New York City police sergeant fatally shot a 66-year-old woman who charged him with a baseball bat at her apartment on Tuesday, prompting an investigation that will look into why he did not use a Taser instead, an assistant police chief said.

New York City investigators on Tuesday searched for a man suspected of setting fire to a traditionally dressed Muslim woman in a Midtown shopping area, police said.

New York City police plan to arrest an aspiring actress who let crickets and worms loose on a crowded subway train and then urinated on herself last week in what she has described as a prank, authorities said on Tuesday.

Five people, including a 10-year-old boy, were killed on Sunday when a car driver lost control and his vehicle became airborne, striking two cars traveling in the opposite direction on the Long Island Expressway, police said.

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