Good evening. Here are the latest headlines from the WNYC newsroom.
Iranian President Hasan Rouhani met with the French president on the sidelines of the United Nations' General Assembly. But Obama Administration officials say President Obama will not meet with Rouhani because the meeting proved to be too complicated for the Iranians. US and Iranian leaders have not met in 36 years.
President Rouhani held open the possibility of negotiations on his country's disputed nuclear program and talks with the US. But, in his first address before the General Assembly, Iran's new leader was also highly critical of how the US projects its power. He said "equal footing, mutual respect and the recognized principles of international law should govern" interactions.
Kenya's president proclaimed victory over the Islamist terrorists who stormed a Nairobi mall, saying security forces had "ashamed and defeated" the attackers. President Uhuru Kenyatta said the dead included 61 civilians and six security forces. The number of dead is likely to rise. Kenyatta said three floors of the mall collapsed and several bodies were trapped in the rubble.
The former head of a prominent Jewish social service organization has been charged with stealing millions of dollars from the group. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said William Rapfogel looted the Metropolitan New York Council on Jewish Poverty of $5 million over 20 years by conspiring with the group's insurance broker to inflate the Met Council's insurance payments. Schneiderman said some of the money went to political candidates and organizations. Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio's campaign said it's returning $1,650 it received in the 2009 election cycle. Council Speaker Christine Quinn's campaign said it would return $25,000 in donations.
Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. has backed out of a plea deal in a corruption case. Boyland's attorney told a federal judge that the Assemblyman has changed his mind and wants to go to trial. Boyland is accused of soliciting bribes in exchange for helping a carnival promoter get permits and leases. He's one of 30 New York politicians named in corruption cases in the last seven years.
Clear and breezy tonight, with a low of 53. Sunny and pleasant Wednesday, high 74.