New York News

Cuomo extends tax deadline for areas hit by winter storm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is extending a property tax deadline for residents in certain areas that were especially hard hit by recent winter storms. The Democratic governor announced an executive order Thursday that will give a 21-day extension to residents in dozens ...

Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and JOSH BOAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's ...

Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

By JOSEPH PISANI and ALEXANDRA OLSON, AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in ...

As Democrats lean left, will voters follow?

By LISA MASCARO and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — What is happening to the Democrats? Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, they are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the rich. Abolishing an immigration enforcement agency. And ...

High winds apparently push plane at Buffalo airport

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials say high winds may have caused a United Airlines plane to hit a jet bridge at the Buffalo airport as it was departing for Newark, New Jersey. An airport spokeswoman says none of the 158 people on board Flight 1442 were hurt Wednesday morning. The ...

NY Legislature holds landmark sexual harassment hearing

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sexual harassment victims are urging New York lawmakers to do more to address the problem during a legislative hearing that supporters say is decades overdue. Lawmakers say Wednesday's hearing in Albany was the first hearing focused on harassment in nearly 30 ...

State Senate Democrats schedule NY public transit hearings

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state Senate's Democratic majority is planning a series of public hearings examining New York's public transit systems. Senate Majority Leader Andrew Stewart-Cousins, of Yonkers, announced Wednesday that the first meeting will be held Tuesday in Manhattan in the ...

No exit: El Chapo likely off to ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’

By JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there's El Chapo. Drug lord Joaquin Guzman has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate ...

Funeral held for woman found dead in suitcase

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Family and friends have gathered for the funeral of a 24-year-old New York woman who was found dead in a suitcase in Connecticut. The service for Valerie Reyes was held Wednesday at St. Gabriel's Church in New Rochelle, New York, a day after police announced her ...

Advocates for the homeless to push for more funding

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Advocates for homeless New Yorkers are asking Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers to set aside more money to address a growing crisis across the state. An organization calling itself the Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance is planning a rally Tuesday morning at ...

Nature’s bag of NY tricks: Snow, ice, freezing rain

By The Associated Press Nature's bag of New York tricks includes snow, ice and freezing rain. School closings and road safety warnings abounded around the state on Tuesday. The predicted snow totals range from just a couple of inches in New York City to more than a foot upstate. Many ...

Daughters of George W. Bush to co-host author breakfast

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential daughters-granddaughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush will be hosting a breakfast during this spring's BookExpo convention. Guests at the Children's Book & Author Breakfast, announced Tuesday by convention organizers ReedPop, will include Oscar ...

HUD administrator to spend month in public housing

NEW YORK (AP) — The top federal housing official in New York is getting an up-close look at the city's troubled public housing developments. Regional Housing and Urban Development Administrator Lynne Patton is spending the next four weeks living in four different New York City public housing ...

New York Gov. Cuomo to urge Trump to rethink tax changes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is traveling to Washington, D.C., to urge President Donald Trump to rethink a provision in the 2017 tax overhaul that Cuomo says is prompting a sharp decline in state revenues. The Democrat will meet with the Republican president Tuesday to ...

‘The Lego Movie 2’ opens No. 1 but everything is not awesome

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" was easily the top ticket-seller in theaters over the weekend, but the film's $35 million opening failed to stack up to its expected haul, according to studio estimates Sunday. The animated sequel had been ...

NY village places restrictions on employee social media

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A village on Long Island will now ban political posts on its social media pages and place restrictions on employees and volunteers' personal use of social media. Mayor Dennis Siry says the Amityville Board of Trustees approved a new social media policy that is in the ...

EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, MICHAEL CASEY and JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The chemical compounds are all around you. They're on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Increasing numbers of ...

Tory Burch inspired by artsy college for new collection

By JILL DOBSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Tory Burch was inspired by higher learning for her fall collection at New York Fashion Week. Specifically, she looked to Black Mountain College, a progressive school in North Carolina. "I'm amazed by how many people don't know about it," ...

Driver arrested in hit-and-run crash that killed passenger

CORAM, N.Y. (AP) — Police say they've arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash on Long Island. Suffolk County police say Cruz Emelio Tum-Tipaz, of Westhampton Beach, was arrested Sunday on charges of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. ...

Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man's best friend is under the microscope, too. Genetic testing for dogs has surged in recent years, fueled by companies that echo popular at-home tests for humans, offering a deep ...