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New York City Mayor Tests Chilly Waters For Presidential Run

By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — At 6 feet, 5 inches tall, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stands out in a crowd. But does he have any shot of standing out in the packed field of potential Democratic candidates for president? A would-be progressive standard bearer, ...

100-Year-Old Yoga Instructor Keeps Moving, Dancing

By TED SHAFFREY and VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press HARTSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A 100-year-old yoga instructor has no plans to stop practicing and teaching. On a spring day in Hartsdale, a northern suburb of New York City where she leads her classes, Tao Porchon-Lynch said she first ...

Strong Storms Leave Tens If Thousands Without Power

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tens of thousands of utility customers are without power as powerful storms roar through the mid-Atlantic region. The storms caused the roof to collapse Monday morning at a New Jersey apartment complex, though no injuries were reported. The weather also disrupted rail ...

Q&A: Trendy CBD Rocks Retail World, But Does It Work?

By CARLA K. JOHNSON and CANDICE CHOI Associated Press There is very little science behind most of the health claims made for CBD, the cannabis product turning up in cosmetics, foods and dietary supplements. With mainstream retailers Walgreens and CVS offering CBD skin products, it's easy ...

National Enquirer parent explores possible sale of tabloid

By BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The supermarket tabloid under fire for paying hush money to a former Playboy model to help Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign is on the auction block. The parent of the National Enquirer said Wednesday that it is exploring a ...

Handwritten draft of NY state constitution going on display

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The handwritten manuscript draft of the New York state constitution, created during the Revolutionary War, is going on public display in downtown Albany. The state Department of Education says the document will be on display April 15 through April 20 on the 11th floor of ...

Cuomo backs free tuition for kids of fallen service members

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he supports making attending a state college or university free for the children of service members who died while performing their official duties. The Democrat's comments Wednesday come after Republicans blamed state lawmakers from ...

3 big NY hospital systems, nurses reach tentative agreement

NEW YORK (AP) — Three of New York's biggest hospital systems have reached a tentative agreement with nurses. The New York Times says the four-year contract agreement reached on Tuesday would affect the Mount Sinai, NewYork-Presbyterian and Montefiore (mahn-tuh-fee-OHR') hospital systems. It ...

AP source: Prosecutors to meet with Bezos in extortion probe

By JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York are planning to meet with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos about his allegations that the National Enquirer tried to blackmail him with help from Saudi Arabia. A person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press the ...

‘Smallville’ actress pleads guilty in sex-trafficking case

By TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — TV actress Allison Mack pleaded guilty Monday to charges she was involved in a scheme to turn women into sex slaves for the spiritual leader of a cult-like upstate New York group, a development that came on the same day jury selection began for a ...

Michael Cohen’s usefulness to prosecutors may be at an end

By JIM MUSTIAN and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — When FBI agents raided Michael Cohen's home and office a year ago Tuesday, some pundits declared it the beginning of the end of Donald Trump's presidency. It was only a matter of time, they speculated, before Cohen gave ...

Man granted parole in 1987 murder of wife

NEW YORK (AP) — A 54-year-old Long Island man imprisoned for strangling his newlywed wife to death in 1987 has been granted parole. Newsday reports Monday that Matthew Solomon could be released as early as next month following more than 31 years in prison. Solomon reported his 22-year-old ...

Gillibrand aims for 2020 breakthrough moment in town hall

By JUANA SUMMERS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Over four months, Kirsten Gillibrand has campaigned for the White House across eight states, pushed her rivals to release their tax returns and delivered a major speech outside a Trump-branded property in Manhattan. What the New York ...

NY lawmakers to try again with new rules for Airbnb

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers have a new proposal for statewide regulations for home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb. Legislation announced Tuesday would limit New Yorkers to listing a single property on home-sharing sites, and prohibit short-term rentals in affordable housing ...

Cousin: Upstate NY burial likely for remains of WWII airman

By CHRIS CAROLA Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York airman whose remains were recently identified more than 75 years after he died in World War II will likely be reburied in a family plot in a rural upstate cemetery, a relative of the fallen serviceman said. Wayne Rogers told ...

12-year-old boy killed by stray bullet; 22-year-old injured

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a boy inside his home has been killed by a stray bullet shot from outside, and another man was wounded. WIVB reports several shots were fired at a car in a parking lot on William Street in Buffalo, New York, around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say one of ...

Spectator charged with assaulting WWE star Bret Hart

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a spectator faces assault and trespassing charges after tackling wrestler Bret "The Hitman" Hart while he was giving a speech during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony in Brooklyn. Bail was set at $1,500 for Zachary Madsen of Lincoln, Nebraska at a hearing on ...

Jury selection to begin in case of branded sex slaves

By TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin Monday for a trial expected to detail sensational allegations that a cult-like group based in upstate New York recruited sex slaves for its spiritual leader. Potential jurors have been summoned to federal court in ...

‘Necessity’: Those in US illegally push for license to drive

By CLAUDIA TORRENS and MICHAEL HILL Associated Press ALBION, N.Y. (AP) — Dairy farm worker Luis Jiménez gambles every time he drives without a license. Even a minor traffic stop could alert immigration agents that he is in the country illegally and lead to deportation. But in the wide open ...

Lawmakers push bill requiring president to release taxes

By CHRIS CAROLA Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in the New York Legislature are again pushing legislation that would require statewide elected officials in New York — including the president of the United States — to disclose their state income tax returns. Assemblyman ...