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Officials advise hikers of muddy trails in Adirondacks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It is mud season in the Adirondack High Peaks, and state officials are urging hikers to protect trails from erosion by slogging through wet areas or simply sticking to lower elevations. The Department of Environmental Conservation is encouraging hikers to walk single file ...

State funds available to help college students buy textbooks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Millions of dollars have been allocated for a second year in a row to help students enrolled in New York's public colleges off-set the high cost of textbooks. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the second round of funding for the Open Education Resources initiative ...

Owner of $85M apartment offers trip to space with purchase

NEW YORK (AP) — The owner for a New York City condominium is offering a trip to outer space included with the purchase of an $85 million dollar apartment. The condo is a 15,000 square-foot duplex located on the entirety of the 45th floor of the Atelier building on west 42nd street in ...

Mueller investigation enters 2nd year, where is it headed?

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It was one year ago Thursday when Robert Mueller, the former FBI director, was appointed as special counsel to take over the Justice Department's investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential ...

New York court says Trump can’t delay defamation lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York court says former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, at least for now. A state appeals court on Thursday turned down a request by Trump's lawyers to delay the case while they appeal a ...

Trump: If FBI spied on my campaign, ‘bigger than Watergate!’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lent credence Thursday to reports that FBI informants had infiltrated his presidential campaign, saying that "if so, this is bigger than Watergate!" Trump commented on the anniversary of Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel to head the ...

NY to invest $1.4M in efforts to fight gambling addiction

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is investing $1.4 million in efforts to fight gambling addiction. The state's Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announced Tuesday that the funding will go toward campaigns to spread awareness of the signs of problem gambling, as well as ...

Police: Man attempted to hide sawed-off shotgun in his pants

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say a man now facing weapons charges attempted to hide a sawed-off shotgun in his pants. Albany police say they stopped a vehicle Monday evening on a traffic violation. The Times Union of Albany reports police noticed the 24-year-old driver had ...

CBS looks back for its reboot-heavy new TV season

NEW YORK (AP) — Glance at next season's schedule for CBS and you could be forgiven for wondering what decade it is. The network is adding remakes of 1980s series "Murphy Brown" and "Magnum, P.I." to a line-up that already includes blasts-from-the-past "Hawaii Five-0" and "MacGyver." CBS ...

‘If I could do it over’ – businesses learn from experiences

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — April Oury started her physical therapy practice 14 years ago wanting to give all aspects of her business the same focus and attention to detail she gave patients — even when it came to choosing paint colors or an internet ...

Please don’t repo Fido: Lawmakers look to ban pet leasing

By MARY ESCH, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — How much is that maltipoo in the window? It could end up costing twice what it says on the price tag if the buyer is enticed into signing a pet leasing contract. That's what nearly happened to 24-year-old Natalie Sullivan, of Brooklyn. She ...

Cleanup underway a day after powerful storms pound Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents in the Northeast cleaned up Wednesday, a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least four people dead and more than 200,000 homes and businesses without power. Connecticut officials said two people in New ...

The Latest: Power outages in Connecticut could last days

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of powerful storms that pounded areas of the Northeast (all times local): 1 p.m. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the powerful storms that swept through Connecticut caused extensive damage, and power won't likely be restored to some locations for ...

NY officials release plan to fight brain disease in deer

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state officials are proposing new actions and regulatory changes to prevent a deadly brain disease from infecting the state's deer and moose populations. The chronic wasting disease plan was released Wednesday by the state Department of Environmental Conservation ...

Lawyer: Guantanamo Bay detainee denied motion to show art

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of helping to plan the Sept. 11 attacks will not be allowed to publicly distribute art he makes in his cell at the Guantanamo Bay detention center after a judge denied a motion asking for Department of Defense restrictions to ...

Video shows man dumping liquid on lawn to kill grass

OAKDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Long Island say they are offering $5,000 to find a man suspected of killing lawn grass in the area of Suffolk County. Suffolk County police say the unidentified man dumped an unknown liquid on a lawn in Oakdale earlier this month. WNBC-TV reports he fled in an ...

Buried treasure found in NYC; pirates nowhere in sight

NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of urban island-dwellers have found buried treasure in their backyard — but so far the pirates are nowhere in sight. WCBS says a safe containing about $52,000 worth of property — including diamonds, gold, jade and soaking wet cash — has been uncovered on Staten ...

Cuomo postpones Israel trip amid cross border violence

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is putting off a planned trip to Israel amid ongoing violence on the Gaza border. The Democrat was tentatively scheduled to travel to Israel on Tuesday but a spokeswoman said the governor would instead go "in the coming weeks" when the situation has ...

Honors for Iraq vet, K-9 portrayed in film ‘Megan Leavey’

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and the military dog she served with during the Iraq War have been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame. Cpl. Megan Leavey and a German shepherd named Sgt. Rex were wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2006. The ...

Reaction to the death of Tom Wolfe

NEW YORK (AP) — Some reaction to the death of journalist and author Tom Wolfe. ___ "He was an incredible writer. And you couldn't imitate him. When people tried it was a disaster. They should have gotten a job at a butcher's shop." — Gay Talese, in an interview. ___ "What I hope people ...