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  • CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

    October 22, 2014 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breadth of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says... more »
  • Oscar de la Renta is dead at 82

    October 20, 2014 11:12 PM

    NEW YORK - Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, the Associated Press reported late Monday. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars, was 82. De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, ABC News reported. The Dominican-born De la Renta was among a... more »
  • Obama's under-used credit card declined in NY cafe

    October 17, 2014 1:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Secret Service is charged with watching the president's back, but who's watching his wallet? When his credit card was declined last month while dining in New York, President Barack Obama wondered if he had become a victim of identity theft. Obama said Friday at the Consumer Financial... more »
  • Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

    October 16, 2014 12:52 PM

    NEW YORK - The New York City medical examiner says Joan Rivers died from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4. She had been hospitalized since Aug. 28 when she went into cardiac arrest during a routine medical procedure at a doctor's... more »
  • Play about Columbine shooting to open in New York

    October 7, 2014 11:38 AM

    NEW YORK - A play about the Columbine High School massacre from the perspective of the two teen shooters will make its world premiere in New York next month, written by a playwright who was 9 at the time of the killings and calls it "a watershed moment." Nathaniel Sam... more »
  • World's biggest six pack

    September 30, 2014 7:39 PM

    BUFFALO, NEW YORK- Let the party begin in Buffalo where grain silos will be turned into the world's biggest six-pack. Crews are installing rolls of vinyl wrap spelling out Labatt Blue on six silos at the former GLF mill near Lake Erie. The silos sport the color to resemble... more »
  • Iraqi PM: Plot to attack New York, Paris Subways

    September 25, 2014 10:34 AM

    NEW YORK - Iraq's prime minister says his country's intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an imminent attack on subway systems in United States and Paris. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he was told of the plot by Baghdad on Thursday, and that it was the work of foreign... more »
  • Jeter knocks in three, Yankees one-hit Orioles

    September 23, 2014 7:18 AM

    NEW YORK - Even with a loss, the Baltimore Orioles achieved another goal. While the Orioles were getting one-hit for the third time in seven weeks during a 5-0 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday night, Baltimore clinched home-field advantage in the AL division series when Detroit lost... more »
  • Baton Rouge Fire Department honors 9/11 victims Play Video

    September 11, 2014 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - As the Baton Rouge Fire Department paid respects to the lives lost 13 years ago on September 11, new firefighters explained how the events impacted their lives. At 7:46 a.m. CST, American Airlines flight 11 struck the north tower of the World Trade Center in New... more »
  • Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

    September 4, 2014 2:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest at a Manhattan doctor's... more »
  • Former Tiger Ranaudo loses in Yankee Stadium debut

    September 4, 2014 8:19 AM

    NEW YORK - Former LSU Tiger Anthony Ranaudo (3-1) pitched well in his Yankee Stadium debut, but the Boston Red Sox offense struggled in a 5-1 loss. Plenty of friends and family were on hand to watch Ranuado, who was born in nearby New Jersey. The righty lasted 5... more »
  • Charges: Couple took, intended to hurt Amish girls

    August 16, 2014 10:30 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - A northern New York couple has been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after kidnapping them from a roadside farm stand. Stephen Howells and Nicole Vaisey of Hermon were each charged Friday with two counts of first-degree kidnapping. St.... more »
  • NY law protects big cats, bans 'tiger selfies'

    August 12, 2014 12:13 PM

    ALBANY, NY - New York's Internet Romeos will have to find new ways to attract mates now that it's illegal to pose for photos with a tiger, lion or other big cat. A law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week prohibits contact between members of the public and big... more »
  • New route to work finds wedding dress

    July 29, 2014 7:50 PM

    NEW YORK- A woman taking a new route to work discovered her wedding dress she had dropped off at a dry cleaner before Superstorm Sandy hit. Owner Hector Pacheco saved the dress from the rubble of his old store on Staten Island but he didn't have the name of... more »
  • All-Star farewell: Jeter takes bow, hits double Play Video

    July 16, 2014 2:11 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Derek Jeter was a big hit from the start in his final All-Star game. Batting leadoff for the American League, the 40-year-old shortstop for the New York Yankees seized the moment Tuesday night by hitting a double down the right-field line on the second pitch from Adam... more »
  • Several dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

    July 9, 2014 5:28 AM

    SMITHFIELD, N.Y.- Officials in central New York say four people are dead, numerous homes are destroyed or damaged and more than 70,000 utility customers are without power after severe thunderstorms rolled through the region. The Madison County Sheriff's Office says the deaths occurred in the rural town of Smithfield, between... more »
  • Naughty nanny behind bars

    June 26, 2014 8:10 AM

    LONG ISLAND, NY - A New York nanny was arrested after investigators say she left the toddler she was watching in the car while she went in a store to commit a crime. Witnesses called police after they saw Christine Nunes lock the girl she cares for in a... more »
  • "Fantastic Four" turns BR into New York City Play Video

    June 21, 2014 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Filming for the "Fantastic Four" movie sequel has a few blocks of downtown Baton Rouge shut down and transformed into New York City. Street signs were replaced and iconic New York City items were added to Baton Rouge like phone booths and taxi cabs. By the... more »
  • No foul by J.C. Penney against Macy's

    June 16, 2014 7:30 PM

    NEW YORK- A state judge says J.C. Penney interfered with Macy's in a contract with Martha Stewart Living Media when it cut a deal to create a collection of home goods three-years ago. But, Judge Jeffery Oing ruled Macy's failed to prove J.C.Penney was liable for damages. This... more »
  • Jocks get the boot over transgender comments

    May 22, 2014 7:21 PM

    ROCHESTER, NEW YORK- Two morning radio show hosts were fired over their on-air comments regarding Rochester's decision to cover gender reassignment surgery for city employees. Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck of WBZA worked for Entercom Rochester. Ray referred to anyone seeking a gender reassignment procedure as a "nut job."... more »
  • Students find 40-grand in couch

    May 15, 2014 5:57 AM

    NEW YORK - Some college roommates in New York picked up a couch for just $20.00 at the Salvation Army, and the three teens got plenty of bang for their buck. The couch was lumpy, so they decided to look inside the cushions to see why. Inside the couch,... more »
  • Murder-suicide by train

    April 30, 2014 7:38 PM

    ONEIDA, NEW YORK- A couple that stood together to be hit by an on-coming train was ruled a murder-suicide by police in New York. Police say Earl Myatt drove his wife of 42 years to a railroad crossing and they stood together to be hit by a CSX train.... more »
  • Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson

    April 21, 2014 9:26 AM

    NEW YORK - The New York Knicks have fired Mike Woodson after falling from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season. New team president Phil Jackson made the decision Monday, saying in a statement "the time has come for change throughout the franchise." This is the first... more »
  • Nursing home stripper leads to lawsuit

    April 8, 2014 7:34 PM

    WEST BABYLON, NEW YORK- Relatives of an 85-year-old filed a lawsuit over a male stripper being part of an entertainment event at the woman's nursing home. The suit claims the woman's son found a photo of a male stripper gyrating in front of her and the man claims it... more »
  • 1st lawsuit filed in deadly NYC blast

    March 18, 2014 7:05 AM

    NEW YORK - A New York City woman has sued Con Edison over the explosion that leveled two apartment buildings last week. The New York Post reports that 46-year-old Michelle Nelson of Harlem filed the civil suit Monday, becoming the first to sue over the deadly blast. Nelson's lawsuit says... more »
  • Sony stores closing

    February 26, 2014 7:47 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Sony says its closing about two-thirds of its stores in the U.S.as part of a company restructuring. The closings affect 20 stores in several states, but Sony is keeping open eleven stores, including the flagship store in New York. Sony also announced 5,000 job cutbacks earlier... more »
  • Home alone

    February 13, 2014 7:34 PM

    CENTRAL ISLIP, NEW YORK- A couple was arrested for leaving their four kids home alone with no heat and no food while they stayed in a hotel. The kids are four to 15 years old and were by themselves for six days. Tulio and Maria Ayala and now... more »
  • Yankees star Jeter says he's done after 2014 season

    February 12, 2014 1:34 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season. Jeter posted a long letter on his Facebook account Wednesday saying that 2014 will be his last year of playing professional baseball. The 39-year-old Yankees captain missed much of last season because of... more »
  • Olympic-sized yogurt dispute

    February 6, 2014 7:53 PM

    Albany, New York- Members of team USA who want Chobani Yogurt for breakfast at the Olympics have to wait for the wheels of bureaucracy to move. The 5,000 cups of yogurt is tied up in a web of international trade negotiations and sits in a refrigerated warehouse in upstate... more »
  • Anonymous witnesses in bomb plot case

    January 29, 2014 7:27 PM

    NEW YORK- A man being tried for plotting terror attacks against police and soldiers in Manhattan may face his accusers in secret. Prosecutors want to keep some testimony against Jose Pimentel out of the public eye because one witness is an uncover cop and two others are confidential informants.... more »
  • Players prep for cold Super Bowl XLVIII

    January 29, 2014 5:05 PM

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. - So much for all of the hand-wringing about a snowed-in Super Bowl. If the National Weather Service's forecast is correct, the buzz about a blizzard at the first cold-weather, outdoor Super Bowl will turn out to be just talk. As of Wednesday, no snow, or even... more »
  • Forecast for Super Bowl nothing out of ordinary

    January 27, 2014 11:11 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The weather forecast for the first Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium in a cold-weather city is nothing out of the ordinary. National Weather Service meteorologist Anthony Gigi says the forecast for Sunday's NFL title game at MetLife Stadium calls for temperatures to reach a high... more »
  • Goodell to brave elements at Super Bowl XLVIII

    January 20, 2014 3:16 PM

    NEW YORK - He'll be wearing a coat and no doubt gloves. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will be like most other folks at the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J. - he'll be outside. The league says the commissioner will be sitting in the elements as he... more »
  • Mom, 2 toddlers fatally stabbed in NYC; dad sought

    January 20, 2014 1:56 PM

    NEW YORK- Police investigating the stabbing deaths of a mother and her two young children in New York City say the children's father is a suspect and they're looking for him. Police said Monday dad Miguel Mejia-Ramos is known to drive a white 2001 Chevrolet commercial van and a white... more »
  • Former LSU wide receiver, Super Bowl champ releases autobiography Play Video

    January 17, 2014 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU wide receiver Michael Clayton joined JP on 2une In Friday to talk about his autobiography "Chasing my Rookie Year: The Michael Clayton Story". Clayton played in 39 games for the Tigers from 2001-2003. He had 182 catches for 2,582 yards and 22 touchdowns over... more »
  • Huge game propels Auburn's Mason to New York

    December 10, 2013 3:01 PM

    AUBURN, Ala. - It took Tre Mason a lot of time and yards to become an overnight sensation. No. 2 Auburn's star tailback launched himself to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist and his team to the national title game with a marathon performance against Missouri in the SEC... more »
  • NYC Council considers electronic cigarette ban

    December 5, 2013 6:12 AM

    NEW YORK- New Yorkers who say electronic cigarettes helped them quit smoking have asked city lawmakers not to ban the nicotine inhalers from restaurants, workplaces and other indoor spaces. The City Council held a public hearing Wednesday on legislation that would add e-cigs to the 12-year-old law that forces smokers... more »
  • NY pastor charged with sexually abusing children

    November 28, 2013 5:54 AM

    LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) - A 70-year-old church pastor in western New York is charged with sexually abusing at least two children. Investigators say felony sex charges against Roy Harriger Sr. are from alleged incidents between September 2000 and September 2001 when he was pastor of Lyndonville Wesleyan Church in the... more »
  • Colonial era Psalm book

    November 26, 2013 7:32 PM

    NEW YORK- A book of psalms printed in 1640 sold at auction for $14.2 million, setting a record for a printed book. It's a tiny book and is believed to be the first printed in what's now the United States. The book sold at Sotheby's auction house and... more »
  • NBA armed with sleeved jerseys for Christmas teams

    November 14, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- NBA players are dressing up for Christmas - in sleeves. The leagued debuted short-sleeved jerseys Thursday for the 10 teams that will play on the holiday, replacing the traditional sleeveless NBA uniforms. The jerseys featured a large logo in the center on the front of the jersey. The... more »
  • Boy, 16, charged as adult in NYC ice-rink shooting

    November 11, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- A teenager faces attempted murder charges in a weekend shooting at a crowded Manhattan ice-skating rink. The shooting occurred late Saturday at the Bryant Park rink behind the main building of the New York Public Library. A 20-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were wounded. Police say the... more »
  • NYC Marathon considering alternate staging area

    October 11, 2013 9:17 AM

    NEW YORK- The government shutdown could mean a change to the New York City Marathon's staging area. That's because the site is the federally operated Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island. Organizers of the Nov. 3 race say they're working with city, state and federal officials to find an alternate site... more »
  • What to do about a crane

    October 7, 2013 7:27 PM

    NEW YORK- A construction crane that dangled precariously when Superstorm Sandy blew it over posed another problem over the streets of New York. A section of West 57th Street is closed while authorities fix a new issue. The problem on Monday came during a tornado watch and high wind warning.... more »
  • Bus aide accused of breaking boy's arm

    October 3, 2013 7:25 PM

    COMMACK, NEW YORK- A school bus aide is accused of breaking the arm of a five-year-old developmentally disabled boy as the man tried to discipline him. Richard Mason did not comment after leaving court when he was released with no bond. Police in Suffolk County say Mason grabbed... more »
  • Stocks, bonds rally after Summers exits Fed race

    September 16, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks and bonds are rising sharply in early trading after former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers withdrew from the race to become head of the Federal Reserve. Summers had been expected to move aggressively to rein in the Fed's huge economic stimulus program. The Dow Jones industrial average rose... more »
  • Bloomberg says de Blasio running "racist" campaign

    September 7, 2013 12:18 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the leading Democrat vying to replace him is running a "racist" campaign. Bloomberg made the comment about candidate Bill de Blasio in an interview with New York magazine due on newsstands Monday. It appeared on the magazine's web site Saturday.... more »
  • Arrogant driver busted for speeding around NYC in 24 minutes

    September 6, 2013 5:34 PM

    NEW YORK CITY - A 30-year-old Canadian national faces serious traffic charges in the Big Apple after he posted a video on YouTube, where he sped around the city in about 24 minutes. WNBC TV reported Christopher Adam Tang claimed he never went over 100 mph and ran only... more »
  • Afghan vets reunited in NY with 8 battlefield dogs

    September 5, 2013 12:51 PM

    PORT JEFFERSON STATION, N.Y. - A stray dog who was befriended by soldiers serving in Afghanistan has arrived in the United States, along with her seven puppies. The dogs had a joyous reunion on Wednesday night with the soldiers who rescued them and are taking them home. The happy tale... more »
  • NY tribe launching radio ad against Redskins

    September 5, 2013 10:19 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - New York's Oneida Indian Nation says it is launching a radio ad campaign pressing for the Washington Redskins to get rid of a nickname the tribe considers to be a racial slur. The first ad is set to run on radio stations in Washington before the team... more »
  • Stock market rises sharply, Syria strike on hold

    September 3, 2013 9:02 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is opening sharply higher on the first U.S. trading day since President Barack Obama announced that he would seek congressional approval for a military strike against Syria. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 99 points to 14,909 shortly after trading began Tuesday. The Standard... more »
  • Music festival canceled in NYC over drug concerns

    September 1, 2013 10:14 AM

    NEW YORK - The last day of a New York City dance music festival featuring high-profile acts including Avicii, David Guetta and Diplo has been canceled over drug-related health concerns. The city says it recommended Electric Zoo festival not continue Sunday after two attendees died and four others had to... more »
  • 4 kids dead after fire in NY home near Pa. border

    August 31, 2013 4:40 PM

    ELMIRA - People in an upstate New York neighborhood say the four victims of a home fire were children. Friday night's fire swept through a two-story home on a tidy block in the riverside city of Elmira, near the Pennsylvania border. Fire officials say the building was engulfed in flames... more »
  • Grand Slam opens in New York

    August 26, 2013 10:21 AM

    NEW YORK - The curtain goes up on the US Open's two-week run in New York today. The way-off Broadway production stars Serena Williams in her dual roles as top-seed and defending champ. Her credits include 16 major titles including four at the Open. Williams steps into the spotlight as... more »
  • Anthony Weiner involved in minor car crash in NYC

    August 24, 2013 1:47 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has emerged unscathed from a minor car crash on a busy Manhattan highway. Weiner's spokeswoman says the car he was riding in was involved in a chain-reaction crash Saturday morning on the FDR Drive, which runs along the borough's east... more »
  • Stocks edge higher in early trade; Microsoft jumps

    August 23, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street a day after pricing problems shut down the Nasdaq exchange for three hours. The Nasdaq composite was up 16 points, or 0.5 percent, at 3,655 shortly after the opening of trading Friday. Other indexes also rose, but not... more »
  • September 11 firetruck to return home

    August 18, 2013 11:00 AM

    NEW YORK - A fire truck that carried 11 firefighters to the World Trade Center for what would prove to be their last assignment is returning to Staten Island for the first time in more than a year. The Staten Island Advance reports that the Rescue Co. 5 truck is... more »
  • Stocks edge higher in early trading on Wall Street

    August 13, 2013 9:07 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are inching mostly higher in early trading on Wall Street after the government reported a pickup in retail sales last month. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up two points, or 0.1 percent, at 1,691 shortly after the opening of trading Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial... more »
  • Long lost Purple Heart

    August 12, 2013 7:49 PM

    BUFFALO, NEW YORK- The family of a man who earned a Purple Heart in World War II will receive the medal after it was almost sold at a Goodwill store. Goodwill employee Richard Zueklke found the medal while unpacking donations and a photo of Pvt. James Roland was with it.... more »
  • Bloomberg vows appeal of 'stop and frisk' verdict

    August 12, 2013 1:15 PM

    NEW YORK - Mayor Michael Bloomberg is vowing to appeal a federal judge's ruling that the New York Police Department violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its stop-and-frisk policy. Bloomberg said at a news conference Monday that the judge displayed a "disturbing disregard" for... more »
  • Stocks slip after Japan's growth disappoints

    August 12, 2013 9:02 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street after Japan's economic growth came in weaker than analysts had expected. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 25 points, or 0.2 percent, at 15,399 after the first few minutes of trading Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... more »
  • Stocks inch higher; still on track for weekly loss

    August 9, 2013 9:01 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street, not enough to erase the market's loss for the week. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up four points, just 0.03 percent, to 15,502 shortly after the opening of trading Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was... more »
  • Stock market opens higher on healthier China trade

    August 8, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is opening higher after a drop in jobless claims and new evidence that China's economy may be stabilizing. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 80 points, or 0.5 percent, to 15,551 shortly after the U.S. stock market opened Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index... more »
  • Stocks slip in early trade; American Eagle drops

    August 6, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street despite some positive news on the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 70 points, or 0.4 percent, to 15,542 after the first few minutes of trading Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell three points, or 0.2... more »
  • Craigslist baby

    August 5, 2013 7:32 PM

    NEW YORK- A man is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and harassment after he tried to sell a woman's two-month-old on Craigslist for $100. Authorities say Paul Marquez had been out with the baby's mother a few times but felt she wasn't paying him enough attention. Police... more »
  • Stocks ease in early trading on Wall Street

    August 5, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 52 points, or 0.3 percent, at 15,605 points in early trading Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was off four points, or 0.3 percent, at 1,704. The Nasdaq composite was... more »
  • Appeals court strikes down NYC's big-soda ban

    July 30, 2013 11:01 AM

    NEW YORK - New York City's crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice. An appeals court ruled Tuesday that New York City's Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants. The... more »
  • US stocks open lower, dragged down by tech

    July 26, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are getting off to a weak start on Wall Street after more weakness in technology companies. The early decline Friday is putting the market on track for its first weekly loss this month. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 75 points, or 0.5 percent, to 15,481 in... more »
  • Stocks open mostly lower on Wall Street

    July 25, 2013 8:51 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street after several companies reported disappointing earnings. Home builder PulteGroup plunged 9 percent to $16.89 after reporting a 14 percent plunge profits. Another major home builder, D.R. Horton, fell 7 percent to $19.62. Technology shares fared better than the rest of... more »
  • Apple leads an early advance in technology stocks

    July 24, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Apple is leading an early advance in technology stocks on Wall Street after beating analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue. Apple jumped 5 percent to $438 in the first few minutes of trading Wednesday. Apple shipped more iPhones in the latest quarter and said it was planning to... more »
  • Wall Street opens higher

    July 23, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is opening higher after DuPont Co. said it is exploring a sale of its performance chemicals unit and China pledged to maintain growth. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 51 points to 15,595, helped by a 4 percent gain in DuPont's stock in early... more »
  • Nose gear collapse, 8 hurt

    July 22, 2013 7:32 PM

    NEW YORK- Eight people were hurt when the nose gear of a Southwest Airlines jet collapsed as it arrived at LaGuardia Airport from Nashville. The airline says initial information is five passengers and three flight attendants reported injuries on Monday evening. The wheel collapsed just after the plane landed and... more »
  • Weak tech earnings pull down US stock market

    July 19, 2013 9:09 AM

    NEW YORK- Weak earnings from big technology companies sent the stock market lower in early trading. The tech sector led the declines Friday after disappointing quarterly results from Google, Microsoft and a loss from chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 48 points to 15,500 shortly... more »
  • Earnings gains drive stocks higher in early trade

    July 18, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Solid earnings gains at major U.S. companies are driving stocks higher in early trading on Wall Street. The advance put the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index back into record territory. The Dow was up 73 points, or 0.5 percent, at 15,542 after... more »
  • NY man pleads not guilty in Deen extortion plot

    July 16, 2013 2:52 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga.- A New York man has pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to extort embattled celebrity cook Paula Deen. Federal court documents show Thomas George Paculis of Newfield, N.Y., appeared in Chatham County Superior Court on Tuesday morning to enter his not guilty plea. An indictment filed July... more »
  • Stocks edge lower on Wall Street; Coke sinks

    July 16, 2013 9:14 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as traders are mostly unimpressed with the latest batch of corporate earnings. Coca-Cola dropped 3 percent to $39.74, the worst drop in the Dow Jones industrial average, after reporting a slump in soda sales in North America. The Dow was... more »
  • Soft open on Wall Street; Citi leads banks higher

    July 15, 2013 9:09 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street as the market comes off its best week since January. The Dow Jones industrial average was down six points at 15,457 after the first few minutes of trading Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was off two points... more »
  • Mixed open on Wall Street; bank stocks rise

    July 12, 2013 9:11 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are getting off to a mixed start on Wall Street a day after the market closed at a record high. Bank stocks were mostly higher after JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo reported earnings that beat analysts' expectations. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 18 points, or... more »
  • Jeter set to rejoin Yankees after 9-month layoff

    July 11, 2013 9:34 AM

    NEW YORK - Derek Jeter is set to rejoin the New York Yankees following a nine-month layoff. The 39-year-old captain was in the starting lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Kansas City Royals. Jeter broke his left ankle during the AL championship series opener against Detroit last... more »
  • Stocks jump after Fed keeps stimulus in place

    July 11, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is rising to record highs after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank would continue to support the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 151 points, or 1 percent, to 15,443 after the first few minutes of trading Thursday. The... more »
  • Mixed open on Wall Street ahead of Fed minutes

    July 10, 2013 9:03 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are little changed in early trading on Wall Street as investors look ahead to the release of minutes from the latest policy meeting of the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 15 points, or 0.1 percent, at 15,315 after the first few minutes of... more »
  • Stocks rise in early trading

    July 9, 2013 8:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are rising in early trading on Wall Street led by materials and industrial companies. Alcoa was up 6 cents, or 0.9 percent, at $8 shortly after the U.S. stock market opened Tuesday. The aluminum maker reported second-quarter earnings late Monday that beat analysts' expectations. It was the... more »
  • Orioles' Davis highlights Home Run Derby field

    July 8, 2013 9:39 PM

    NEW YORK - Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis, who leads the majors with 33 homers, will be one of eight participants in the Home Run Derby next Monday night during All-Star festivities at Citi Field. Davis was chosen by American League captain Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees. They... more »
  • US stocks rise, extending last week's gains

    July 8, 2013 8:54 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is up in early trading as it builds on gains from last week's encouraging jobs report. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 76 points at 15,212 shortly after the market opened. The Standard & Poor's 500 climbed seven points to 1,639. The Nasdaq was... more »
  • Stock market rises after strong US jobs report

    July 5, 2013 8:53 AM

    NEW YORK- Robust hiring in the U.S. is boosting the stock market in early trading. The government says employers added 195,000 jobs in June. Economists had predicted a gain of 165,000. The unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 76 points, or 0.5 percent,... more »
  • Nationals' Zimmerman goes for 12 wins

    July 1, 2013 10:21 AM

    UNDATED - A couple of major league baseball streaks are put on hold today with a limited schedule in the bigs. Pittsburgh gets the day off to savor its nine-game winning streak, while Colorado's Michael Cuddyer puts his 27-game hitting streak on hold because the Rockies are idle. That clears... more »
  • Stocks slip in early trade after three-day surge

    June 28, 2013 8:59 AM

    NEW YORK- U.S. stocks are getting off to a slow start after a three-day rally. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 49 points, or 0.4 percent, at 14,973 in the first few minutes of trading Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down three points, or 0.2 percent,... more »
  • US stocks higher on strong jobs, spending news

    June 27, 2013 9:10 AM

    NEW YORK- Better news on jobs and consumer spending are pushing stocks higher in early trading. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 112 points, or 0.8 percent, at 15,022 after the first few minutes of trading Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 10 points, or 0.7... more »
  • Stock market opens higher, extending gains

    June 26, 2013 9:02 AM

    NEW YORK- U.S. stocks are rising in early trading, extending gains from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 134 points, or 0.9 percent, 10 minutes after the market opened Wednesday. The Dow jumped 100 points in the previous session following good news about the economy. The... more »
  • Stocks bounce higher in early trade on Wall Street

    June 25, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK- Encouraging reports on home prices and orders for manufactured goods are sending stock prices higher in early trading on Wall Street. Homebuilder stocks rose sharply after home prices rose sharply in April and Lennar reported better earnings than the market was expecting. The Dow Jones industrial average was... more »
  • X-Ray weapon plot

    June 20, 2013 8:42 PM

    ALBANY, NEW YORK- Two men in New York who tried to build a portable X-Ray weapon to kill Muslims and enemies of Israel will stay in jail. A federal magistrate determined that Glendon Scott Crawford and Eric J. Feight are a threat and will be held without bail until their... more »
  • Dodgers to visit NY Yankees for first time in decades

    June 19, 2013 10:52 AM

    UNDATED - For the first time since the 1981 World Series the Los Angeles Dodgers are visiting New York to play the Yankees. The last time they met in the Big Apple the Dodgers won to take the Series from the New Yorkers and the game was played in... more »
  • Stocks edge lower as investors wait for the Fed

    June 19, 2013 8:52 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street as investors hold back ahead of a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 17 points, or 0.1 percent, at 15,301 in the first few minutes of trading Wednesday. The Standard &... more »
  • Scientists moving 15-ton magnet from NY to Chicago

    June 16, 2013 12:01 PM

    UPTON, N.Y. - A 50-foot-wide electromagnet built in suburban New York is headed on a five-week journey to Chicago. The electromagnet weighs at least 15 tons and was the largest in the world when it was built by scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory in the 1990s. Brookhaven scientists no longer... more »
  • US stocks little changed at end of a volatile week

    June 14, 2013 9:00 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are little changed in the early going on Wall Street as trading quieted down at the end of a turbulent week. The Dow Jones industrial average edged down a point to 15,175 in the first few minutes of trading Friday. The Dow had surged 180 points the... more »
  • US stocks edge lower as Japanese market slumps

    June 13, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street after the Japanese market took another plunge. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 18 points, or 0.1 percent, to 14,975 in the first few minutes of trading Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell a point, or... more »
  • Stock indexes open higher on Wall Street

    June 12, 2013 9:08 AM

    NEW YORK- The stock market is getting off to a strong start after two days of losses. Markets have become more volatile in the past two weeks as global central banks prepare to ease back on their economic stimulus policies. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 57 points at... more »
  • Stocks slip in early trade after weak job growth

    June 5, 2013 9:13 AM

    NEW YORK- Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street after a payroll company reported sluggish job growth last month. ADP said U.S. businesses added just 135,000 jobs in May, the second straight month of weak gains. That's less than economists were expecting and far below the average of 200,000 monthly... more »

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