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  • Uber admits stiffing NYC drivers by millions of dollars

    May 23, 2017 8:41 PM

    NEW YORK - Uber has admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars for the past 2 1/2 years. The ride-hailing company on Tuesday said each affected driver would get a refund of about $900, which includes interest. Uber did not give a figure on... more »
  • Animal welfare agents find 61 cats inside NY home

    May 19, 2017 9:45 PM

    KENT, N.Y. - Animal welfare agents have found 61 living cats and nine dead ones inside a home in suburban New York. The Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals pulled the felines from the home in Kent Tuesday, according to the Journal News . Officials say... more »
  • Man charged with murder after NY vehicle carnage

    May 19, 2017 7:49 AM

    NEW YORK - A man accused of steering his car onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the U.S. and mowing down pedestrians has been charged with murder and attempted murder. The New York Police Department says 26-year-old Richard Rojas, of the Bronx, was charged late Thursday with second-degree murder,... more »
  • Yankees retire Jeter's No. 2, unveil Monument Park plaque

    May 14, 2017 9:03 PM

    NEW YORK - Derek Jeter's No. 2 has been retired by the New York Yankees, who dedicated a plaque in his honor that will be placed in Monument Park behind center field. Jeter captained the Yankees during much of a 20-year career that ended in 2014 and included five World... more »
  • New York eyes 'textalyzer' to combat distracted driving

    May 14, 2017 11:48 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - New York lawmakers are considering a Breathalyzer of sorts to combat distracted driving from texting. Legislation would allow police to use a so-called "textalyzer" to determine if a driver had been clicking, tapping or swiping a mobile device in the moments before an injury-involved accident. Similar legislation... more »
  • Zoo home to April the giraffe and baby opening Monday

    May 11, 2017 11:14 AM

    HARPURSVILLE - People hoping to get an up-close look at April the giraffe's baby born at an upstate New York zoo before a live stream audience will have to wait a little longer. Animal Adventure Park originally planned to open for the season this weekend, but delayed the date until... more »
  • Police: New York IHOP waitress pulls knife on family after argument

    May 10, 2017 7:50 AM

    MASSAPEQUA - Police say a waitress at a New York IHOP pulled a steak knife on a Long Island family after an argument over poor service. The mother of the family says they were shaken up after she, her husband and their two special needs kids were surrounded by the... more »
  • April the giraffe in NY has calf as 1.2 million watch online

    April 15, 2017 12:02 PM

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. - April the giraffe has given birth at a New York zoo as more than a million people around the world watched live. The 15-year-old giraffe delivered her calf Saturday in an enclosed pen at the zoo in Harpursville, a rural upstate village about 130 miles northwest of... more »
  • NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college

    April 10, 2017 10:37 AM

    ALBANY - There's a big string attached to New York's free middle-class college tuition initiative: Students must stay in the state after graduation or else pay back the benefit. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the requirement was added to protect the state's investment in a student's education by... more »
  • WATCH: Utility worker saves man who fell onto NYC subway tracks Play Video

    April 4, 2017 8:40 AM

    NEW YORK - A utility worker is being credited with saving a man who fell onto a New York City subway track just before a train pulled into the station. Cellphone video taken by a Seattle teenager shows Jonathan Kulig, of Queens, picking up a young man who had fallen... more »
  • WWII vet, 102, receives high school diploma, overdue medals

    April 3, 2017 12:01 PM

    BUFFALO - A 102-year-old World War II veteran who served with Canadian and American forces and survived captivity by the Nazis has received his high school diploma and overdue medals. Sydney Cole dropped out of his Buffalo, New York, high school in the 1930s. Rejected by the U.S. Army Air... more »
  • Trove of Susan B. Anthony letters lands at New York college

    March 30, 2017 11:00 AM

    ROCHESTER - A college in Susan B. Anthony's western New York hometown has acquired a trove of 19th-century letters she wrote to a fellow leader in the women's rights movement. The University of Rochester says the collection originally owned by Isabella Beecher Hooker includes dozens of letters from fellow suffragists... more »
  • NYC Mayor: 'Fearless Girl' statue can stay through Feb. 2018

    March 27, 2017 10:52 AM

    NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio says the wildly popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will be allowed to remain through February 2018. De Blasio says the artwork, called "Fearless Girl," has inspired many people and "fueled powerful conversations about women in... more »
  • Police: 83-year-old checks out of N.Y. hospital, steals ambulance

    March 22, 2017 10:04 AM

    EAST MEADOW - Authorities on Long Island say an 83-year-old man has been arrested after checking himself out of a hospital and stealing an ambulance. Police say Donald Winkler, of Merrick, was upset with the quality of care he was receiving and checked himself out of Nassau University Medical Center... more »
  • Lawyer argues that a chimp is legally a person

    March 16, 2017 3:50 PM

    NEW YORK - An attorney says in court in New York that a chimpanzee should be treated as a person with legal rights. Attorney Steven Wise argued Thursday before the state appeals court in Manhattan that two chimps named Tommy and Kiko should be freed from cages to live in... more »
  • Matt Damon to narrate Boston Marathon documentary

    March 6, 2017 1:29 PM

    BOSTON - The producers of the first full-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon say they've signed Matt Damon to narrate it. "Boston" premieres in its namesake city on April 15, two days before the 121st running of America's most venerable footrace. It will be screened in 500 theaters nationwide... more »
  • Denver giraffe born as New York giraffe labors on livestream

    March 3, 2017 8:28 AM

    DENVER - While millions of people await the livestreamed birth of a baby giraffe at a zoo in upstate New York, a giraffe was born at the Denver Zoo this week with little fanfare. A male baby giraffe named Dobby was born about 3 a.m. Tuesday. The baby giraffe measured... more »
  • New York Times to broadcast 'truth' ad during Academy Awards

    February 25, 2017 1:36 PM

    NEW YORK - The New York Times will air a commercial called "The Truth Is Hard" during the Oscars, just days after the company and other news organizations were blocked from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing. The 30-second ad includes audio from voices in the vein of... more »
  • Runaway cow leads police on wild chase in NYC

    February 21, 2017 3:09 PM

    NEW YORK - A cow that apparently escaped from a slaughterhouse has led police on a wild chase through New York City streets. Police corralled the animal in a backyard in Jamaica, Queens, after a chase that lasted more than an hour. Footage airing on WABC-TV showed the black bull... more »
  • 6 teenagers fall through ice into Central Park pond, rescued

    February 20, 2017 9:17 PM

    NEW YORK - Six teenagers have fallen through ice into an off-limits pond in New York's Central Park but have been rescued. It happened Monday evening at the southern end of the park. Police say the 15- and 16-year-olds were on the ice when it gave way. A nearby sign... more »
  • Russia's ambassador to United Nations dead at 64

    February 20, 2017 2:22 PM

    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 Presbyterian... more »
  • Times reports calls between Trump team, Russia

    February 14, 2017 11:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The New York Times is reporting that U.S. agencies intercepted phone calls last year between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign team. The Times reports that the Russians made contact with Paul Manafort, who briefly served as Trump's campaign chairman. In late August, Manafort... more »
  • No tackling? NY Lawmaker seeks tackle football ban for kids

    February 4, 2017 6:51 PM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - A New York lawmaker wants to ban tackle football for kids under 14, citing growing evidence of the link between hard football hits and brain damage. Assemblyman Michael Benedetto's proposed ban is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation. Similar bills by the... more »
  • ESPN and Giants defensive end Pierre-Paul settle lawsuit

    February 4, 2017 11:59 AM

    NEWARK, N.J. - New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and ESPN have settled a lawsuit over the network's disclosure of his medical records from a 2015 fireworks accident. ESPN announced the settlement on Friday, saying it believes that the network's reporting about the injury was newsworthy and journalistically appropriate.... more »
  • First would-be migrants to US grounded in Cairo

    January 28, 2017 11:26 AM

    CAIRO - Cairo airport officials say seven U.S.-bound migrants - six from Iraq and one from Yemen - have been prevented from boarding an EgyptAir flight to New York's JFK airport. The officials said the action Saturday by the airport was the first since President Donald Trump imposed a three-month... more »
  • Man tried to set himself on fire at Trump hotel

    January 18, 2017 11:36 AM

    WASHINGTON - A man was taken to a hospital after he says he tried to light himself on fire outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington as a protest. A police incident report states that an officer saw a person set himself on fire Tuesday night and called for an... more »
  • Mom, son plead guilty in man's killing over lottery ticket

    January 10, 2017 10:16 AM

    ROCHESTER - A New York man and his 49-year-old mother have pleaded guilty in the slaying of a man who was killed over a winning scratch-off lottery ticket. The Monroe County District Attorney's Office says 29-year-old James McCracken, of Rochester, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the slaying of... more »
  • Over 100 suffer minor injuries in NYC train accident

    January 4, 2017 10:54 AM

    NEW YORK - New York City authorities say more than 100 people suffered minor injuries when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a bumping block at a Brooklyn station. Fire officials at the scene Wednesday said metal that appeared to be from a rail pierced the bottom of the... more »
  • New York boy buried in snow while playing with friend dies

    December 14, 2016 1:14 PM

    GREENWICH - Police say a 13-year-old New York boy who was playing in a snow mound with a friend has died after they were buried in snow dumped by a public works crew. Greenwich-Cambridge Police Chief George Bell says the boys were playing in a large snow mound created by... more »
  • Flight diverted to New York's JFK airport due to bomb threat

    December 12, 2016 11:43 PM

    NEW YORK - Authorities say a Lufthansa flight has been diverted to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport due to a bomb threat. Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman says Lufthansa Flight 441 was heading from Houston, Texas, to Frankfurt, Germany, Monday night when a threat was called in to... more »
  • Man convicted in 2007 Times Square hotel killing

    December 6, 2016 8:48 PM

    NEW YORK - It took nearly a decade for a murder case over a prostitute's death in a shabby Times Square hotel to go to trial. But it took only about two hours for jurors to convict the accused man. Jurors in Clarence Dean's case began deliberating late Tuesday afternoon.... more »
  • Jets honor Joe McKnight with moment of silence

    December 5, 2016 9:34 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Jets have held a moment of silence before their game against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium to honor former running back Joe McKnight, killed last Thursday in Louisiana. Authorities said McKnight, 28, was shot during a road rage incident that was possibly... more »
  • New York City woman finds lost wedding ring in trash dump

    December 1, 2016 10:27 AM

    NEW YORK - It took two hours of sifting through more than 200 bags of garbage at a New Jersey trash-transfer station before a New York City woman was reunited with three rings she mistakenly discarded. The New York Daily News reports the 34-year-old woman was preparing Thanksgiving dinner at... more »
  • Trump University lawsuits settled for $25M

    November 18, 2016 4:24 PM

    NEW YORK- New York's attorney general says President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to a $25 million settlement to resolve three lawsuits over Trump University, his former school for real estate investors. The deal announced Friday by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) would settle two class-action lawsuits in California and a... more »
  • Clinton campaign: No health issues after mailed powder found

    October 22, 2016 1:42 PM

    NEW YORK - The Hillary Clinton campaign says four people have been examined by medical personnel after a white powdery substance arrived at a New York campaign office and they have reported no health issues. Campaign spokesman Glen Caplin said federal and local officials determined the substance was non-hazardous; he... more »
  • Barge parking lot? Hudson River plan draws ire of residents

    October 9, 2016 2:37 PM

    KINGSTON, N.Y. - A group of citizens, lawmakers and environmentalists is fighting a proposal to establish more than 40 commercial anchorages at 10 locations along a 70-mile stretch of the Hudson River running north from New York City. Shipping industry officials say they need safe places to anchor, sometimes for... more »
  • US hemp farms take root under state pilot programs

    October 2, 2016 11:46 AM

    EATON, N.Y. - New York's first industrial hemp farm in decades is taking root under a pilot program that's part of a national resurgence of a plant used for everything from food to building materials but long banned along with its smokable cousin, marijuana. A trade group estimates the value... more »
  • Federal officials charge Ahmad Khan Rahami in New Jersey for bombs at charity run, train station

    September 20, 2016 9:31 PM

    NEW YORK - Ahmad Khan Rahami is facing charges in two states after investigators say he planted a series of bombs in New York and New Jersey, including one that injured 31 people when it blew up on a busy street. A criminal complaint was unsealed Tuesday in Newark, New... more »
  • NY, NJ bombing suspect in custody after shootout with police

    September 19, 2016 9:55 AM

    NEW YORK - Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man suspected in bombings in New York and New Jersey, is now in custody after a shootout with police, sources said. The shootout happened Monday in Linden, New Jersey, a local and federal law enforcement official said. Police have connected... more »
  • UN holds first-ever summit on refugees and migrants

    September 18, 2016 1:34 PM

    UNITED NATIONS - The issue of what to do about the world's 65.3 million displaced people takes center stage at the United Nations General Assembly when leaders from around the globe converge on New York for the first-ever summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. With more people... more »
  • 29 hurt in Manhattan explosion; suspicious package probed

    September 17, 2016 9:31 PM

    NEW YORK - An explosion rocked a crowded Manhattan neighborhood and injured 29 people, and a suspicious device discovered blocks away from the scene was safely removed. Mayor Bill de Blasio ruled out any terror connections, but called the blast an "intentional act." Early Sunday, police said an investigation into... more »
  • Fire sparked by hot coals damages 6 cars at Metlife stadium

    September 11, 2016 9:22 PM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - New Jersey state police say hot coals apparently left in a parking lot by a tailgater sparked a fire at MetLife Stadium that spread to six vehicles. No injuries were reported in the fire, which broke out shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday. That was kickoff time... more »
  • Woman, 22, dies in equestrian show horse-riding accident

    September 2, 2016 11:04 AM

    SAUGERTIES, N.Y. - Authorities say a 22-year-old woman died after she was thrown from a horse and the animal fell on her during an equestrian show in the Hudson Valley. The Daily Freeman of Kingston reports Rebecca Weissbard was pronounced dead at the scene at Horse Shows in The... more »
  • It's so hot in New York that manure is bursting into flames

    July 28, 2016 9:31 AM

    THROOP, N.Y. - How hot is it in upstate New York? So hot that horse manure is bursting into flames. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says it received multiple complaints July 5 about the smell and smoke emanating from a burning pile of horse manure at a property... more »
  • NY, Massachusetts sue Volkswagen over emissions cheating

    July 19, 2016 10:33 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - New York state and Massachusetts are suing Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche over diesel emissions cheating. The lawsuits, announced Tuesday, allege that Volkswagen and its affiliates defrauded buyers by selling more than 40,000 vehicles that were equipped with software that concealed the true level of emissions in... more »
  • New 9/11 document reveals no smoking gun of Saudi complicity

    July 16, 2016 3:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - Saudi officials hope the release of top secret pages of an early congressional inquiry into 9/11 will end allegations about Saudi complicity in the attacks. Those who pushed for Friday's release of the last chapter of the 2002 congressional report say it's only the beginning. The document says... more »
  • Kellogg opening cereal cafe in NYC amid soggy sales

    June 29, 2016 11:32 AM

    NEW YORK - Kellogg is opening a cafe in New York as it pushes to reinvent cereal's soggy image. The company based in Battle Creek, Michigan, says bowls will cost $6.50 to $7.50 and combine cereals like Special K and Frosted Flakes with ingredients like pistachios and lemon zest. The... more »
  • Police find heroin mill behind NYC candy shop's secret door

    June 24, 2016 12:26 PM

    NEW YORK - Police say they have uncovered a massive heroin-selling operation behind a secret door that was disguised as a shelf at a New York City candy shop. Police say State Finance Department officers discovered the door at the Gates Candy & Grocery store in Brooklyn on Wednesday during... more »
  • Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons bans in place

    June 20, 2016 11:34 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, in the aftermath of the shooting attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that left 50 people dead. The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that upheld laws... more »
  • Fishermen worry about plan for wind farm off New York coast

    June 18, 2016 3:38 PM

    MINEOLA, N.Y. - A long-stalled plan to build a power-generating wind farm off the coast of New York is gathering momentum. And that's sparking concern among commercial fishermen, who fear the turbines will ruin an area rich with scallops and other sea life. Federal officials announced this month that they... more »
  • Pot fans unite at cannabis conference in New York City

    June 17, 2016 4:00 PM

    NEW YORK - At this conference, everyone has marijuana on the brain. On Friday, members of nearly every facet of the emerging marijuana industry gathered in New York City for the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition. Men and women in business suits mixed with shorts-wearing hippies sporting blazers covered... more »
  • Police: 1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at NYC concert venue

    May 26, 2016 12:33 AM

    NEW YORK CITY - Police say one person has been killed and three others wounded in a shooting inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform. It happened around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday at Irving Plaza, near Manhattan's Union Square. Police say a... more »
  • NYC primary voter complaints draw investigations, suspension

    April 23, 2016 3:38 PM

    NEW YORK - Even before the polls closed in New York's primary, the city's election board dismissed hundreds of complaints as groundless, with many from people in Bernie Sanders' hometown borough of Brooklyn who said they were unable to vote. It wasn't until days later, after both the state and... more »
  • Trump wins 89 of NY's 95 delegates; Kasich: 4

    April 20, 2016 3:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump picked up 89 of New York's 95 delegates, putting him on a narrow path to clinch the nomination by the end of the primaries - if he keeps winning. John Kasich won four delegates and Ted Cruz was shut out. The last two delegates will have... more »
  • Clinton on path to clinch before California

    April 20, 2016 11:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - With her New York win, Hillary Clinton's support among superdelegates puts her on track to clinch the Democratic nomination outright before the national convention - even before results from the California primary, which Bernie Sanders was counting on winning to stand a chance. Clinton added 33 new endorsements... more »
  • Trump, Clinton expand lead with wins in New York

    April 20, 2016 12:43 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is picking up a majority of New York's delegates with her win Tuesday over Bernie Sanders. With 247 delegates at stake, Clinton will pick up at least 135. Sanders will win at least 104. Eight remain to be allocated pending final vote... more »
  • Trump, Clinton look for wins on home turf in New York

    April 19, 2016 7:00 AM

    NEW YORK- Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton hope to emerge victorious from Tuesday's primaries in New York, contests that offer big delegate hauls and an opportunity for the front-runners to inch closer to their parties' nominations. Even before the New York results are in, Clinton's campaign is declaring... more »
  • Refugee chefs bring their recipes to NYC food company

    April 2, 2016 5:53 PM

    NEW YORK - A food delivery service is offering New Yorkers the chance to try some food cooked by some unexpected chefs. All seven employees at Eat Offbeat are either refugees or asylum seekers who fled their home countries. They're cooking foods from those places, including Iraq and Nepal. None... more »
  • Clinton, Sanders had opposing views on biomedical research

    April 2, 2016 5:36 PM

    NEW YORK - Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were on opposing sides of certain types of biomedical research while they served in Congress. These differences have gained notice by scientists and advocates on the forefront of stem cell research. Clinton has pointed to her advocacy for groundbreaking... more »
  • Clinton tries to win New York with her congressional record

    April 1, 2016 1:33 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton will release a $10 billion plan aimed at revitalizing manufacturing in Syracuse on Friday, part of an effort to highlight her work as a senator from New York ahead of that state's primary later this month. The Democratic presidential candidate plans to set off on a... more »
  • Clinton takes aim at Trump in ad ahead of New York primary

    March 30, 2016 11:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton is taking aim at Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies and the violence at some of his rallies in a new television ad that her campaign says will run in New York. Clinton says in the ad that while some people say America's problems can be solved... more »
  • New York Archdiocese auctioning papal hatchback for charity

    March 30, 2016 7:58 AM

    NEW YORK - The Archdiocese of New York is auctioning off one of two vehicles Pope Francis used during his trip to New York City in September. The Associated Press reports the auction on CharityBuzz.com began March 17 when the Fiat 500 Lounge hatchback appeared in the St. Patrick's Day... more »
  • New York siblings among dead in Brussels attacks

    March 25, 2016 9:58 AM

    BRUSSELS - The family of two New York City siblings has confirmed that authorities confirmed they died in the bombings in Brussels. Belgian authorities and the Dutch Embassy positively identified the remains of Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski. The information was issued Friday by James Cain on behalf of the Pinczowski... more »
  • Anti-Trump protesters gather in New York

    March 19, 2016 6:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - Several hundred demonstrators in New York City are continuing to protest Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The protesters gathered Saturday in Manhattan's Columbus Circle, across from Central Park, amid a heavy police presence. Demonstrators chanted: "Donald Trump, go away, racist, sexist, anti-gay." They marched across south Central Park... more »
  • Father accused of forcing toddler to kneel on Lego blocks until knees bled

    March 7, 2016 4:56 PM

    BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn - A 23-year-old father from Brooklyn is accused of torturing his three-year-old son by burning and whipping him before forcing him to kneel on Lego blocks. WPIX-TV reported the toddler’s grandmother called to report the child abuse at the family’s home over the weekend. Police said... more »
  • Train derailment causes evacuations in New York

    March 2, 2016 8:21 AM

    RIPLEY, NEW YORK- Crews are working to contain a leak on an ethanol tanker that was among 16 cars on a freight train that derailed in far southwestern New York and forced the evacuation of several homes. A spokesman for Norfolk Southern says a train derailed on the rail company's... more »
  • 113-foot blade falls off New York windmill, lands in field

    February 12, 2016 11:43 AM

    FENNER, N.Y. - An energy company says it's trying to determine why a 113-foot-long blade fell off a windmill in central New York. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that officials in the Madison County town of Fenner say it appears the blade fell off Thursday morning at Enel Green Power-North... more »
  • Officials working to determine cause of NYC crane collapse

    February 6, 2016 9:18 PM

    NEW YORK - Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered to safety during strong winds came crashing down onto a New York City street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars. Three other people were hurt by debris, two of... more »
  • NY governor moves to stop 'gay conversion' therapy for kids

    February 6, 2016 2:53 PM

    NEW YORK - New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, joining a number of states that have taken action against what's known as "gay conversion" therapy. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans for new regulations Saturday. They will bar New York... more »
  • Scientists map bedbug genome, follow pest through NYC subway

    February 2, 2016 11:55 AM

    NEW YORK - Scientists have mapped the genome of the bedbug. And in New York, they did something more: They traced the nefarious pest through every subway station in the city and discovered a big genetic diversity among the bloodsucking creatures. Christopher Mason, a geneticist at Weill Cornell... more »
  • Slow return to normal routines for cities hit by snowstorm

    January 26, 2016 6:35 AM

    WASHINGTON - East Coast cities hit hard by a massive snowstorm are getting closer to their normal routines after more than three days with life at a virtual standstill. In the Washington area, the Metro subway system was scheduled to be close to fully operational Tuesday morning after it gradually... more »
  • Icy roads, spotty transit service follow East Coast blizzard

    January 25, 2016 5:49 AM

    NEW YORK- Slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances are confronting East Coast residents emerging from a paralyzing weekend blizzard. For many, the weekend extends into Monday because of closed schools and government offices. Officials were cautioning against unnecessary driving even... more »
  • Major East Coast airports try to resume service

    January 24, 2016 2:41 PM

    NEW YORK - East Coast airports are gearing up to resume service after the big winter storm brought transportation to a standstill. But it will take some time to recover from the cancellation of more than 11,000 flights during the four-day period from Friday to Monday. The Port Authority of... more »
  • Bloomberg eyeing independent White House bid

    January 23, 2016 3:12 PM

    NEW YORK - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking early steps toward launching an independent campaign for president, seeing a potential path to the White House amid the rise of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. The billionaire media executive, who served three terms as mayor of... more »
  • Woman pleads not guilty in case where baby was cut from womb

    January 5, 2016 4:35 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York woman has pleaded not guilty to murder and kidnapping charges in the death of a pregnant acquaintance whose baby was cut from the womb. Twenty-two-year-old Ashleigh Wade appeared in court Tuesday and was held without bail. She was also charged with weapons possession. Prosecutors... more »
  • NY ex-con charged with planning New Year's Eve terror attack

    December 31, 2015 12:28 PM

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Federal authorities say a New York ex-con has been arrested on charges he was planning a New Year's Eve attack at a bar to prove to the Islamic State he was worthy to join it in Syria. Twenty-five-year-old Emanuel Lutchman was arrested Wednesday. Steven Slawinski, his... more »
  • Woman beats DUI rap with claim her body brews alcohol

    December 30, 2015 5:23 PM

    ALBANY - Drunken-driving charges against an upstate New York woman have been dismissed based on an unusual defense: Her body is a brewery. A lawyer representing the woman says her blood-alcohol level has been recorded at four times the legal limit when she hasn't had a drink. She didn't discover... more »
  • Sheriff: 34 pet cats die in upstate New York shed fire

    December 26, 2015 6:16 PM

    PORTER - Nearly three dozen pet cats housed in an upstate New York shed have died in a fire. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says the 34 cats were discovered by firefighters responding to a blaze Saturday morning. It's unclear what sparked the fire. Fire marshals are investigating. Officials haven't... more »
  • Firefighters sue siren maker over their hearing loss

    December 20, 2015 3:10 PM

    NEW YORK - There were times by the end of his shift that firefighter Joseph Nardone's head would be pounding, his eyes crossing from the noise level. The retired Fire Department of New York battalion chief is one of about 4,400 current and former firefighters around the country who are... more »
  • NYC set to ramp up outreach, services to street homeless

    December 19, 2015 7:50 PM

    NEW YORK - A surge of outreach teams set to be deployed by New York City to deal with its persistent street homelessness problem has a simple goal: Talk to as many homeless people as possible, as often as possible. That increased frequency of contact, many experts believe, could help... more »
  • Lawmakers: Remove Donald Trump's name from NY state park

    December 17, 2015 3:04 PM

    ALBANY - Two Democratic New York lawmakers say an undeveloped state park named after Donald Trump should be rechristened because of what they say are discriminatory proposals from the Republican presidential candidate. State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Charles Lavine say they'll push legislation to rename Donald J. Trump State... more »
  • New York dismisses threat that closed Los Angeles schools

    December 15, 2015 1:41 PM

    NEW YORK - Officials in New York say Los Angeles school officials overreacted today when they shut down every school in the nation's second-largest school district because of an emailed threat. The threat, sent to a school board member, raised fears of another attack like the deadly shooting in nearby... more »
  • 30 retailers agree to stop selling realistic toy guns in NY

    December 15, 2015 11:20 AM

    ALBANY - New York's attorney general says 30 online retailers have agreed to stop selling realistic toy guns in New York. The settlements announced Tuesday follow July letters to the retailers from across the U.S. who were selling the imitation weapons through an Amazon.com platform for third-party retailers. Attorney General... more »
  • Police: New York Woman bit store employee after stealing underwear

    December 9, 2015 11:36 AM

    RUTLAND - A New York woman was arrested after she allegedly bit an employee of a Vermont store after he attempted to retrieve underwear she had allegedly stolen from the store. The Rutland Herald reports the 33-year-old woman from White Plains, New York, will be arraigned on Dec. 14 on... more »
  • Syrian refugees in New York await Texas decision

    December 4, 2015 4:45 PM

    AUSTIN - Three Syrian refugee families have arrived in New York City after Texas sued to try to stop their resettlement there. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday New York "will welcome them with open arms" during what's expected to be a temporary stay, until the outcome of the Texas... more »
  • 3 million people expected to attend NYC Thanksgiving parade

    November 26, 2015 4:38 AM

    NEW YORK- As millions of people in the U.S. prepare for Thanksgiving, security remains tight in New York ahead of the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. Police Commissioner William Bratton says more than 2,500 officers will be along the parade route for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. More than... more »
  • Ads featuring Nazi imagery pulled from New York City subway

    November 25, 2015 5:29 PM

    NEW YORK - An ad campaign that featured Nazi imagery has been pulled from the New York City subway system. Seats on the 42nd Street shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central Terminal were wrapped in Nazi regalia to promote an Amazon video series called "The Man in the... more »
  • NYC emergency responders go through active shooter drill

    November 22, 2015 11:51 AM

    NEW YORK - Emergency responders in New York City staged a drill simulating active shooters in a Manhattan subway station in the wake of the Paris attacks last week. The scenario on Sunday morning in Lower Manhattan came just days before one of city's the most high-profile events, the Macy's... more »
  • Transplant gives new face, scalp to burned firefighter

    November 17, 2015 12:57 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York hospital says a volunteer firefighter has received the most extensive face transplant ever performed. The Mississippi man was badly burned in a fire 14 years ago. The surgery, announced on Monday, took place in August at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Forty-one-year-old Patrick Hardison... more »

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