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22 Feb 2017 01:16 AM EST

Reuters reports that New York City must face a lawsuit claiming it unconstitutionally subjected pretrial detainees at Brooklyn Central Booking to "degrading" conditions such as overcrowded and filthy cells, rotten food and undrinkable water, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. By a 3-0 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan rejected a lower court finding that the city and senior police officials could not be held liable for damages because the plaintiff detainees were held for less than one day, and none suffered serious injury or sickness. The Brooklyn case was brought on behalf of 20 pretrial detainees arrested between July 2011 and July 2013 and held at Brooklyn Central Booking, which has since been relocated. They said the city violated their due process rights by stuffing them "like a can of sardines" into crowded, infested, and garbage- and urine-caked cells with broken toilets and a lack of toilet paper, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

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21 February, 2017
Latest Powerball Jackpot Passes $400 Million

Ahead of the next drawing on Wednesday night this week, the expected jackpot in the U.S. lottery Powerball has now surpassed $400 million for one of the few times in history. According to officials, the prize money grew to approximately $403 million when no winners came forward after Saturday's... Read more

21 February, 2017
Passengers walk through JFK checkpoint without being screened: NBC

At John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Monday, at about 6 a.m. eleven passengers apparently walked through a security checkpoint without being screened before boarding planes. Transportation Safety Administration sources told NBC that the passengers' carry-on bags were screened... Read more

21 February, 2017
Russia's UN Ambassador Dies In NYC

According to Russian officials, its ambassador to the United Nations "died suddenly in New York City." 64-year-old Vitaly Churkin reportedly fell ill in his U.N. office and was rushed to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where he died Monday. The cause of death remains unknown. His cause of death... Read more

21 February, 2017
Russian Ambassador to UN Reported Dead In New York

Russian officials say its ambassador to the United Nations has died suddenly in New York City. Vitaly Churkin was 64.Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov, told The Associated Press that Churkin became ill in his office at Russia’s U.N. mission and was taken to Columbia... Read more

21 February, 2017
The "Godfather Of Fusion" Passes Away

Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. His publicist, Kurt Nishimura, said Coryell died Sunday in his hotel room of natural causes. Nishimura says he had just performed two shows at the Iridium on Friday and Saturday. After taking up the guitar,... Read more

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