New York News

Where Trump-related investigations stand

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing escalating criminal investigations in Washington and New York that are examining not only whether his campaign coordinated with the Kremlin but also whether he illegally bought the silence of two women who ...

Officials: 1 dead in officer-involved shooting

FREDONIA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in western New York say police responding to a medical emergency at a home shot and killed a person who attacked an officer with a knife. Police say the shooting happened around 2 p.m. in Fredonia. Chief Brad Meyers says officers responded to a home for a ...

5 injured in 2-vehicle crash on Seneca Indian reservation

CATTARAUGUS INDIAN RESERVATION, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say five people have been taken to a hospital after their vehicles collided on a road in a Seneca Nation of Indians territory in western New York. The Erie County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded around 8 p.m. Monday to a report ...

Remains of NY sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. military officials say the remains of a New York sailor killed in the Pearl Harbor attack 77 years ago last week have been identified. The Pentagon announced Tuesday that the remains of 26-year-old Fireman 3rd Class Kenneth L. Jayne, of Patchogue (PACH'-awg) on Long ...

Musk suggests Tesla’s new chairwoman won’t rein him in

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismissed the idea that the company's new chairwoman can exert control over his behavior. Robyn Denholm, an Australian telecommunications executive, was appointed chairwoman of Tesla's board last month, replacing Musk as part of as part of a securities ...

‘Fearless Girl’ statue gets new permanent home

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The "Fearless Girl" statue that inspired millions with a message of female empowerment was installed Monday at her new home in front of the New York Stock Exchange. "Welcome to the neighborhood, 'Fearless Girl,'" said Betty Liu, executive ...

Spice Girl Mel B cancels event after severe injury, surgery

LONDON (AP) — Spice Girl Melanie Brown has suffered an unexplained injury in New York that required surgery to prevent her from losing her hand. Brown said online Monday she needed three hours of surgery to repair damage to her hand. She also said she suffered two broken ribs. She posted a ...

4 US House reps seek federal probe of NY agency for disabled

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Four members of Congress from New York are asking the federal Department of Justice to investigate a state agency in charge of protecting disabled people from abuse and neglect. Republican U.S. representatives Lee Zeldin, Peter King, Elise Stefanik and Tom Reed made their ...

Hey, you’ll always know: Cuomo vetoes lottery anonymity bill

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a measure that would have allowed big lottery jackpot winners in New York to remain anonymous. Bill sponsors wanted New York to follow the lead of a handful of other states that give jackpot winners the option of anonymity so they can avoid ...

Verizon says 10,400 managers accept buyout offer

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon says 10,400 U.S. managers have accepted a voluntary buyout offered as the company seeks to trim costs to invest more into its push into the next-generation network known as 5G. That's about 7 percent of its global workforce. Verizon offered the buyouts to 44,000 ...

All clear after bomb threat forces evacuation of CNN offices

NEW YORK (AP) — Police have given the all-clear after a phoned in bomb threat forced the evacuation of CNN's offices in New York. Police said a man with a southern accent called CNN just after 10 p.m. Thursday and said five bombs had been placed throughout the facility inside the Time Warner ...

US loses to Russia in case of 2 arms trafficking suspects

By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian father and son were in a Hungarian jail, charged in an elaborate plot to ship weapons to Mexican drug cartels and cocaine to the U.S. They found an American lawyer anticipating an inevitable extradition and trial in New York. ...

Hart steps down as Oscars host over his past anti-gay tweets

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping a swift and dramatic fallout, Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Friday that he ...

The Latest: UN ambassador won’t be part of Cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on who could be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (all times local): 12:50 p.m. A White House official says the Trump administration is downgrading the U.S. diplomatic post at the United Nations to a non-Cabinet position. President Donald Trump on ...

Former DA Spota accused of making threats against ‘rats’

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former district attorney for eastern Long Island threatened that any "rat" who was cooperating with federal authorities investigating a beating by the police chief "would never work in Suffolk County again." Court papers filed Thursday say ...

Top real estate executive gets prison in NY corruption trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a real estate executive to three years in prison for his role in schemes to bribe a former top aide to New York's governor and to steer projects to his company. Steven Aiello was sentenced Friday. He was convicted of conspiracy and wire fraud ...

NY Gov. Cuomo to give 3rd inaugural address on Ellis Island

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will deliver his third inaugural address on New Year's Day on Ellis Island, a site that he said reflects the core values of the nation and state. "It will serve as a fitting location to launch a new term ...

Man gets life sentence for killing wife with daughter’s help

CORNING, N.Y. (AP) — A 48-year-old New Jersey man will spend the rest of his life in prison without possibility of parole for strangling his ex-wife in upstate New York with the help of his college student daughter. Lloyd Neurauter, of North Brunswick, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder ...

4 men charged in Panama Papers investigation

By JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities announced a raft of conspiracy and tax fraud charges Tuesday against four men in the first U.S. prosecution related to the so-called Panama Papers. The 11-count indictment unsealed in Manhattan stems from what prosecutors ...

New York farms to get $19 million for clean energy projects

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York farmers are getting some help from the state to make their operations more energy efficient and develop renewable energy projects. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority says $19 million is available for clean energy technologies on farms. ...