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Skier lost in New York doesn’t know how he got to California

WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Wednesday were trying to piece together how a 49-year-old skier whose disappearance sparked a massive search on a snowy New York mountainside ended up six days later in California, confused and still in ski clothes. Toronto firefighter Constantinos "Danny" ...

NY lawmaker: Bar pet stores from buying from puppy mills

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Pet stores in New York state would be prohibited from buying dogs or cats from puppy mills and other large commercial breeding facilities under a new proposal in the state Legislature. The legislation sponsored by Democratic Sen. Michael Gianaris (jee-an-AHR'-us) of ...

Porn star says she feels free to discuss Trump encounter

By JAKE PEARSON and JEFF HORWITZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump's attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss an alleged sexual encounter with the man who is now president, her manager ...

Comptroller: Cuomo’s budget plan raises oversight concerns

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's comptroller says the budget proposal submitted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives him "significant flexibility" to adjust spending after the plan is approved by the Legislature. Thomas DiNapoli's analysis of the fellow Democrat's $168 billion budget proposal ...

Shooting range tied to Trumps rattles neighbors

By JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press WINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump's two grown sons arrived at this tranquil, rural upstate New York hamlet with a bang. A company tied to Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump owns a 171-acre hunting preserve that is being used as a private shooting ...

Woman, 5 children found unharmed in alleged kidnapping

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say they have arrested a woman and found five children unharmed after she allegedly kidnapped them in Massachusetts and threatened to harm them and herself. Pittsfield, Massachusetts, police notified regional law enforcement Tuesday to be on the ...

NY diocese begins program for survivors of clergy abuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Syracuse diocese of the Roman Catholic Church is establishing a reconciliation program for survivors of clergy sexual abuse. Bishop Robert Cunningham announced the voluntary program Wednesday. It's aimed at promoting reconciliation and healing, and possibly ...

Dating danger? Businesses rethink workplace romance policies

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It happens in so many workplaces — two colleagues begin a romantic relationship. But a heightened awareness about sexual harassment means small business owners can get more anxious when employees start dating. Many owners have ...

Virtual-reality field trips give students advanced adventure

By DEEPTI HAJELA and CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — On a February afternoon in a Brooklyn classroom, 16-year-old Taylor Engler came face to face with a cow. But it was all in her head. A virtual reality headset had transported the Berkeley Carroll School junior and ...

Bomber faces life in prison for New York, New Jersey attacks

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A terrorist who set off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block, is set to be sentenced Tuesday to a mandatory term of life in prison. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, who was ...

PepsiCo posts flat sales; cuts jobs and issues bonuses

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo reported flat revenue for the last few months of 2017, and said that it will cut some jobs while giving others bonuses of up to $1,000. The layoffs, which will affect its corporate employees, amounts to less than 1 percent of its more than 110,000 employees, the ...

NY Senate leader endorses DeFrancisco for governor

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The leader of the New York Senate has endorsed Republican John DeFrancisco's campaign for governor. Republican Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan on Tuesday called DeFrancisco a "strong, smart and principled" leader who has the character and skills to serve as ...

Dozens of nude models brave cold, rain for Polar Bear Paint

NEW YORK (AP) — Cold feet can't stop naked models from parading around New York City. Dozens of body-painted models walked through the chilly streets and posed for photos in a drizzle on Saturday as part of the Polar Bear Paint, a nude spin on the traditional polar bear plunges that see ...

Missing Fort Bragg soldier, family found safe in Tennessee

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A Fort Bragg soldier and his wife and son reported missing in New York have been found safe in Tennessee. Media outlets report that Utica, New York, police said Monday that 25-year-old Travis Reynolds, 24-year-old Deanna Reynolds and their 19-month-old so, Cooper., ...

NY Gov. Cuomo’s favorability, re-election ratings tumble

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo's favorability and re-election ratings falling just a month after a survey of registered New York state voters gave the Democrat some of the highest ratings during his two terms. The Siena College poll released Monday found 53 percent of ...

Prosecutor seeks to control damage over arrested witness

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor is seeking to control the damage over the arrest of the government's star witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Prosecutor Janis Echenberg (EHK'-ehn-burg) said Monday she wants a jury to be told only that ...

NY police stun gun death probe could take months

ONEIDA, N.Y. (AP) — The New York attorney general's office says its investigation into the death of a man shocked with a police stun gun in Oneida could take several months. According to the Observer-Dispatch, Police Chief Paul Thompson says officers involved in the incident have not been ...

Protesters drape museum lawn jockeys with Confederate flags

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Police are searching for five people who draped Confederate flags on more than a dozen lawn jockeys in front of an upstate New York horse racing museum. Authorities say surveillance video captured people hanging flags on jockeys at the National Museum of Racing ...

Big Apple Circus clown resigns over sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — A beloved circus performer known as Grandma the clown has resigned from the Big Apple Circus following accusations that he pressured a 16-year-old aerialist to pose for pornographic photos. The circus's chairman, Neil Kahanovitz, told The New York Times on Tuesday that Barry ...

Move over, Dolly: Monkeys cloned; a step closer to people?

By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, researchers have used the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep to create two healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans. Since Dolly's birth in 1996, ...