New York News

Buffalo mayor announces re-election campaign

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The mayor of Buffalo has announced he will seek a fourth term in office. Mayor Byron Brown kicked off his re-election bid with a rally at Erie Community College's City Campus late Monday. The Democrat could make history as the second mayor in Buffalo history to be ...

Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and TALI ARBEL, AP Technology Writers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user ...

Judge orders government to identify Jan. 28-29 travelers

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The government must release to civil rights lawyers the names of approved refugees, valid visa holders and other legal travelers subjected to Republican President Donald Trump's travel ban in the day after a judge first ruled against it ...

Bull that led police chase after slaughterhouse escape dies

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A plucky bull escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through the streets on Tuesday only to die on its way to a shelter. Police corralled the bull in a backyard in Queens after a two-hour chase that continued even ...

Milo Yiannopoulos apologizes for remarks, quits Breitbart

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos was by turns apologetic for comments he made about sexual relationships between boys and men and adamant he had been the subject of "a cynical media witch hunt" on Tuesday as he spoke after ...

New York State Fair offers deal on ride wristbands

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Fair is offering a big discount on ride-all-day weekday wristbands. The sale starts at 6 a.m. Thursday, with only 5,000 wristbands available at the special price of $15. That's $10 off the full price during the fair and $5 off the advance ...

Saranac Lake hosting 1st World Snowshoe Championships in US

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A snowy first three weeks of February is good news for the Adirondack hosts of the World Snowshoe Championships, being held in the United States for the first time later this week. Organizers say they're expecting more than 300 athletes to compete Saturday in the ...

Body found near Buffalo Harbor State Park

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police are investigating a body that was found in upstate New York. Officials say a fisherman discovered the body floating near Buffalo Harbor State Park on Sunday morning. Authorities say Buffalo first responders arrived at the scene after an emergency call around 11 ...

Newly raised section of Bayonne Bridge open to traffic

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — The new elevated section of the Bayonne Bridge is open to traffic after years of work to raise the deck. Officials say a new section of the bridge connecting Bayonne, New Jersey, to New York City's Staten Island borough opened for vehicles at 5 a.m. Monday. Construction ...

Thousands of demonstrators across US say ‘Not My President’

By JULIE WALKER, Associated Press Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President's Day. The protests on the federal holiday didn't draw nearly as many people as the million-plus who thronged the ...

NYC child welfare worker caseloads increase after deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — Caseloads for child welfare workers in New York City have risen since a 6-year-old was beaten to death in a Harlem apartment last fall, the latest issue with the embattled agency. The average caseload was 9.2 per worker earlier this year, below the target of 12 at the city's ...

Water regulators for Philly, NYC mum on gas drilling talks

MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press Environmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River, whose watershed supplies Philadelphia and half the population of New York City. They may or ...

Russia’s ambassador to United Nations falls ill, dies at 64

By EDITH M. LEDERER and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country's interests who could both spar and get along with his Western counterparts, died suddenly ...

New York attorney general bids to become Trump’s No. 1 enemy

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — More than most, Eric Schneiderman understands the risks of taking on Donald Trump. New York's attorney general was a target of Trump's Twitter feed years before the president's assaults on "Little Marco" Rubio or "Lyin' Ted" Cruz. He was ...

New York pays $3M to family of molested boy

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it "a predator's dream." The former ...

Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes

By MARY ESCH, Associated Press FLORIDA, N.Y. (AP) — When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible accident. But she soon realized that her home had been ransacked, and that her other dog, Quigley, was lying ...

Repeat sex offender gets 60 years to life for abusing girl

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A registered sex offender has been sentenced to 60 years to life in prison for sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl. Prosecutors in Rochester say 34-year-old Antwon Smith had been convicted of eight sex offenses and was already in New York's offender registry when he ...

Disputed ‘I Love NY’ highway signs cost state $8.1M

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has spent $8.1 million to install hundreds of "I Love NY" highway signs that are the subject of a dispute with the federal government. Federal and state officials are working to resolve a dispute over the legality of the signs. Federal highway officials say the ...

Former Syracuse player sentenced to 10 years in stabbing

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A former Syracuse University football player has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the stabbing attack on two of his former teammates last year. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/2l1DSqW ) Naesean Howard was sentenced Friday for the April 2016 ...

Immigration rallies held around US to support Muslims

NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrations were held in cities around the U.S. this weekend to support Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies. More than a thousand people of various faiths rallied in New York City on Sunday. The "I Am A Muslim Too" event was held ...