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Teacher charged with sex with student

GARDEN CITY (AP) -- A New York City English teacher is charged with having sex with a student who attends the high school where she works.

Nassau County Police said Tara Driscoll, 33, surrendered Friday. The Bay Shore resident pleaded not guilty at her arraignment in district court in Hempstead on charges of third-degree rape and criminal sexual act. Bail was set at $5,000. Defense attorney Virginia Lopreto declined comment.

Police said Driscoll and the student had sex at a motel in Lynbrook last March. They said the victim remained quiet until his mother found out and contacted authorities.

The student was identified only as younger than 17.

Driscoll is assigned to the Campus Magnet High School in Queens.

A board of education spokeswoman said Driscoll was removed from the classroom in May.

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McMillan evicted from apartment

NEW YORK (AP) -- A candidate who ran for New York governor because "the rent is too damn high" said Friday he's being evicted from his rent-controlled Manhattan apartment because his landlord wants to charge a new tenant more.

Jimmy McMillan told the New York Post he pays $872 for the rent-controlled East Village apartment.

He said the landlord wants him out because "my rent is too damn low."

McMillan, now planning a run for president, said he's told his lawyer to file a counter claim for $70,000. The case is pending in Housing Court.

Building owner Lisco Holdings said in court papers that McMillan violated his lease because the apartment is not his primary residence as required by rent-controlled rules. It said he lives in Brooklyn.

McMillan said that address is his office.