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Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump’s fiery tweet

By RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative tweet that claimed she'd begged him for campaign contributions and would "do anything" for ...

Wife of Luc Robitaille tweets about Trump elevator encounter

NEW YORK (AP) — The wife of Hall of Fame hockey player Luc Robitaille has tweeted about an encounter with Donald Trump more than two decades ago in an elevator at Madison Square Garden. Stacia Robitaille wrote Monday on Twitter that Trump "was aggressive & told me I was coming home with ...

Cuomo: Remove firearms from domestic abusers in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to take away all firearms from New Yorkers who are convicted of domestic violence crimes. The Democrat announced the plan Wednesday as the first of the proposals he'll unveil next month during his State of the State address that opens the ...

Starry wishes granted: Teens meet Star Wars cast at premiere

By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Woodward was a Star Wars fan long before his cancer diagnosis. His whole life, really. The 17-year-old says he was born "right when all the prequels were coming out" and grew up having lightsaber fights with his two older ...

Schumer pursuing legal options over fake harassment document

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer says he is "pursuing every legal path" against whoever circulated a forged document accusing him of sexual harassment. Several media outlets were shopped a document alleging Schumer wrongdoing and listing allegations ...

Would-be suicide bomber in New York City faces court hearing

By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system was influenced by the sermons and writings of a radical Muslim preacher, Bangladeshi officials said Wednesday in the hours before the man was ...

Dems say Trump’s tweets about Gillibrand sexist, crude

By NANCY BENAC and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Plowing into the sexual harassment debate in a big way, President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat would come to his office "begging" for campaign ...

New York commuters return to bombing site, shrug off attack

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York subway riders shrugged off the city's latest attack Tuesday, a day after police say a would-be suicide attacker set off a pipe bomb. The underground passageway at the Times Square station where the homemade device went off Monday ...

The Latest: White House disputes Trump sexual misconduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and allegations of sexual misconduct (all times local): 2 p.m. The White House is offering a rebuttal to sexual misconduct allegations involving President Donald Trump. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had promised that the White ...

Number of craft alcohol producers surges in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Consumer demand for locally made, handcrafted beer, wine, cider and liquor has caused the number of New York alcohol manufacturers to surge in recent years. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday reported that the number of craft alcohol producers has grown by 340, or 50 ...

Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue

DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A botched suicide mission on the New York City subway system showed in the "starkest terms" that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday during a stop in ...

Pantone picks deep purple ‘Ultra Violet’ as color of year

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — What we have here in 2017 is a heap of chaos and disruption. What we need in 2018? The Pantone Color Institute thinks whatever that might be will come in the deep purple hue of "Ultra Violet," its color of the year revealed Thursday. The ...

Woman claims surgeon talked on cellphone during operation

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York City woman has sued a doctor, claiming he used his cellphone to take a language test while operating on her. The Journal News reports 70-year-old Mary Edwards, of Port Chester, filed a lawsuit Monday in state Supreme Court against Dr. Eric ...

Former US military interpreter in Afghanistan now in Houston

By St. JOHN BARNED-SMITH, Houston Chronicle HOUSTON (AP) — Mohammed Younus Yousafzoy last month walked off Lufthansa Flight 440, bleary-eyed and dizzy from the two-day trip from Kabul. The Houston Chronicle reports then the 24-year-old Afghan spotted his old boss, Mike Hudson, waiting for ...

Bigfoot sculpture erected where some search for creature

WHITEHALL, N.Y. (AP) — A nearly 12-foot-tall sculpture of Bigfoot has been erected in an upstate New York town where some say the legendary creature stalks the woods. Paul Thompson told The Post-Star of Glens Falls that he got the idea for the statue after meeting people looking for Bigfoot ...

Man, woman charged with killing 2 men in May

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and a man have been arraigned on murder charges for killing two Rochester men two weeks apart earlier this year. The Monroe County District Attorney's Office says 28-year-old Imani Williams and 32-year-old Syjesman Brown Jr. were arraigned ...

7 students at NY state college arrested in hazing probe

BROCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Seven students at a state college in New York are among nine people facing charges as a result of a hazing investigation. Officials at the State University of New York's College at Brockport say the students have been charged with such misdemeanors as hazing, assault, ...

4th person accuses conductor James Levine of misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — A fourth person is accusing acclaimed Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine of sexual misconduct. Violinist Albin Ifsich told The New York Times that the abuse happened in 1968 when he was a 20-year-old student at Michigan's Meadow Brook School of Music, where Levine was ...

Law firm investigates sexual harassment claim against ballet leader

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime New York City Ballet leader Peter Martins has been removed from teaching a weekly class at the School of American Ballet during an investigation into a sexual harassment allegation. The ballet and the school say in statements issued to The Associated Press that they ...

Dustin Hoffman grilled over sexual misconduct claims

NEW YORK (AP) — A starry anniversary discussion of the film "Wag the Dog" turned testy Monday when moderator John Oliver confronted Dustin Hoffman about allegations of sexual harassment. Hoffman seemed blindsided and defensive by the line of questioning from the host of HBO's "Last Week ...