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11-year-old NY girl mauled by dogs while walking to school

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — An 11-year-old New York girl is recovering at home after she was attacked and mauled by two large dogs while she was on her way to school. The girl, Jaelyn Rodriguez, was walking to a Yonkers bus stop Thursday when two bull mastiff-type dogs pounced on her with no ...

Trial to start for 4 charged with killing western NY man

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A trial is set to get underway in Rochester for a woman, her boyfriend and her two sons who are charged with killing the woman's estranged husband last summer. Laura Rideout, Paul Tucci and Colin and Alexander Rideout are all being tried at once in state Supreme Court, ...

Teenage girl struck, killed by vehicle along upstate NY road

ULSTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old girl has died after she was hit by a vehicle while walking alongside a Hudson Valley road. The Daily Freeman of Kingston reports (http://bit.ly/2rJvZHz ) the Ulster County Sheriff's Office says Jennifer Curry, of Kingston, was walking north ...

Up to 30 people forced from Albany homes by fire

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say as many as 30 people have been forced from their Albany homes after a fire started in an abandoned house and quickly spread to three neighboring structures. Albany fire officials say the fire was reported around 6:20 a.m. Friday on North Manning Boulevard. ...

Upstate New York police officer charged with raping minor

WOODRIDGE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer for an upstate New York village has been charged with raping a minor. State police say 25-year-old Woodridge resident Yermia "Jeremy" Solomon was charged this week with endangering the welfare of a child and official misconduct for ...

Sex offender with parole violation jumped 11 floors to death

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man who jumped to his death from an 11th-floor apartment building in New York was a sex offender who was being taken into custody at the time for a parole violation. The Post-Standard reports (http://bit.ly/2sucQMr ) that the state Department of ...

Retailers want to work out your wallet – and your body

By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Stores like Saks and Urban Outfitters are looking to work out more than your wallet. As retailers struggle to draw in shoppers who have migrated online, stores are seizing on one of the few bright spots in the industry — fitness and ...

Brooklyn diocese announces sex abuse compensation program

NEW YORK (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing a compensation program for victims of past sexual abuse by priests modeled on the program that the larger New York archdiocese started last year. The Brooklyn program will be administered by Kenneth Feinberg and Camille ...

The Latest: Hearing underway for Buffalo school board member

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on a state Education Department hearing for a former candidate for New York governor who is accused of disclosing confidential board of education business in Buffalo (all times local): 11:20 a.m. A state Education Department hearing is underway for a one-time ...

Coal company sues HBO’s John Oliver for defamation

NEW YORK (AP) — Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening. It's seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the segment's "defamatory statements." Oliver's ...

Protection of deep-sea Atlantic corals up for debate

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal panel is considering new protections for deep-sea corals in the Atlantic Ocean that would impact commercial fishing interests off New England. The New England Fishery Management Council is considering different options about how to protect corals in an area ...

Tyson adopting video, welfare checks in poultry operations

By KELLY P. KISSEL, Associated Press PLUMERVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods has installed video cameras in key areas of its poultry operations and will test new ways to slaughter birds — not in response to previous "gotcha" moments but under a corporate philosophy that notes its role as a ...

Woman dies after driving off narrow bridge into creek

SAROTOGA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an upstate New York woman was found dead in a creek after apparently driving off the edge of a narrow private bridge. The body of 66-year-old Ellen Steinberger of Saratoga Springs was pulled from the submerged wreckage of a car on Tuesday. The car had ...

Man sentenced to 3 years in prison for distributing heroin

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for distributing heroin in 2015. Kevin Williams has been in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since he was arrested in February 2016. He had pleaded guilty to the offense. He moved to Rutland ...

Insurer started by Trump adviser’s brother seeks expansion

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The health insurance company co-founded by the brother of President Donald Trump's son-in-law says it wants to return to New Jersey's health exchange marketplace and expand in four other states. Oscar announced Wednesday that has applied to return to 14 of New Jersey's ...

After over 25 years, Ice Cube’s still got something to say

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — It's been more than 25 years, and Ice Cube's still got something to say. The 48-year-old entertainer has come a long way from his start as part of the rap group N.W.A. and later a solo artist, branching into movies and now founding a ...

Intel signs up as top Olympic sponsor through 2024

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says it has signed a deal with technology provider Intel, one week after McDonald's ended its long-standing sponsorship three years early. The IOC says Intel will bring its expertise with virtual reality and drones to the games ...

Video captures rat trying to flee with entire garbage bag

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman has produced a viral video after encountering a New York City rat trying to flee with a large bag of garbage. Leigh Conner says she saw a moving trash bag last week in the Brooklyn neighborhood while she was getting on her bike. She tells WABC-TV ...

Researcher swims 10-hour marathon for clean water awareness

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A Great Lakes researcher accomplished an impressive feat — swimming the length of a 17-mile lake in upstate New York. Sherri Mason, who is the chair of SUNY Fredonia's Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences, swam the length of the Chautauqua Lake in just ...

5 tractor-trailer trucks engulfed in flames at NY dealership

DEWITT, N.Y. (AP) — Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused a blaze at a suburban Syracuse business where five tractor-trailer trucks went up in flames. Officials tell The Post-Standard of Syracuse (http://bit.ly/2to9yJh ) that the fire was reported around 4 a.m. Monday at ...