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High water levels expected in Great Lakes this summer

DETROIT (AP) — Experts are predicting higher-than-normal water levels on the Great Lakes this summer, some of which may set records. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Detroit recently issued its latest six-month forecast for the lakes. The Detroit News reports that Lake Superior is ...

Bebe Rexha calls out audience for jaded response to her song

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer H.E.R. gave a next-level performance, sister duo Chloe x Halle matched the greatness of their recent Super Bowl performance and pop singer Bebe Rexha went off on the crowd when they didn't sing along to her monster hit ...

‘The View’ host Joy Behar silent on old use of blackface

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Joy Behar waded into the day's hot-button issues on "The View" but no mention was made during Friday's live show about her own use of blackface many years ago. The 76-year-old led discussions of Jeff Bezos, Cardi B and Frank Robinson ...

Christie Brinkley and daughter walk the Elie Tahari runway

By MORGAN EVANS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Elie Tahari celebrated his 45th anniversary show with a pair of models at either end of their careers — veteran Christie Brinkley, 65, and her rising star daughter, Sailor, 20. The blonde mother-daughter duo on Thursday seemed to ...

Teen gets prison for shooting police detective in the jaw

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A police detective who was shot in the jaw has lashed out at the teenager who pulled the trigger during an emotional sentencing hearing in the New York City suburbs. The Journal News says Yonkers Det. Kayla Maher (mahr) told 19-year-old Frank Valencia on Friday that ...

Longtime jail guards’ union boss gets prison

NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime boss of a union for New York City jail guards has been sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison after his conviction on corruption charges. Judge Alvin Hellerstein announced the sentence for Norman Seabrook on Friday. Seabrook was convicted last August at a ...

NY gov raps Amazon critics amid report company’s rethinking

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo warns that what he calls "political pandering" to critics of Amazon's proposed secondary headquarters could sink New York's biggest-ever economic development deal. But opponents say they'll keep fighting a project they consider corporate welfare. Friday's ...

Spotify takes a big jump into the podcasting game

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify is making a bigger bet on podcasts as it looks to bring a Netflix-like model of original programs to the audio world. The music-streaming pioneer gobbled up two podcasting companies, Gimlet and Anchor, on Wednesday. Although ...

Public hearing set on Gov. Cuomo’s mental hygiene proposals

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's spending proposals for New York state's mental hygiene programs are the subject of a public hearing in Albany. The Democratic governor's $175 billion spending plan for the next fiscal year includes his ongoing efforts to reduce the number of New ...

GOP lawmakers seek new limits on drinking water contaminants

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three Republican state senators are demanding strict new limits on two industrial contaminants that have been found in water sources in three areas in New York state. Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan and Republican senators Ken LaValle and Phil Boyle on Wednesday ...

Western NY to treat opioid overdoses as crime scenes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in western New York have a new an initiative to track opioid overdoses and treat them as crime scenes. U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr., Erie County District Attorney John Flynn and other officials announced the new protocols on Wednesday. Officers who ...

Anti-abortion bills: Odds good in GOP states, not Congress

By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer President Donald Trump's call for a ban on late-term abortions is unlikely to prevail in Congress, but Republican legislators in several states are pushing ahead with their own tough anti-abortion bills that they hope can pass muster with the Supreme ...

Childhood home of Donald Trump listed for nearly $3 million

NEW YORK (AP) — People seeking to live like President Donald Trump now have the opportunity to own his childhood home in New York. The Queens, New York, house that Trump's father built has been listed for $2.9 million after a brief period as a rental property on Airbnb. The home is decked ...

NY lawmakers to hold hearing on education spending

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Spending on elementary and secondary education will be the focus of the next legislative budget hearing in Albany. Members of the Senate and Assembly are scheduled to gather Wednesday for the hearing, which will feature remarks from state education officials as well as ...

Craigslist founder donates $15 million for journalism ethics

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The founder of Craigslist says he will donate $15 million to Columbia University and the Poynter Institute for separate efforts promoting ethics in journalism. The announcement on Wednesday establishes Craig Newmark in the forefront ...

Spotify buys Gimlet, Anchor to ramp up its podcast game

NEW YORK (AP) — Music streaming service Spotify is buying podcast companies Gimlet and Anchor as it looks to take on Apple's popular iTunes' podcasts. Gimlet Media has a podcast studio with dedicated IP development, production and advertising capabilities. Anchor has a platform of tools for ...

Cuomo: Federal tax law costing NY state $2.3B so far

By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's income tax receipts are down more than $2 billion so far, creating a significant and serious state budget deficit that is mainly caused by last year's Republican-led federal tax cuts, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said ...

NY Assembly votes to ban offshore drilling in state waters

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Assembly has voted to ban offshore drilling off the state's coast. The Democrat-controlled chamber passed the measure on Monday. It's expected to pass the Senate in coming days, and is supported by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The legislation would ...

Lawsuit: Power failure at federal jail a humanitarian crisis

By LARRY NEUMEISTER and MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A weeklong power failure at a federal detention center in New York City spawned a humanitarian crisis that left inmates shivering in the dark and without access to visitors on some of the coldest days of the year, ...

NY to invest $204M on 95 health care projects

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is investing $204 million in 95 different health care projects around the state. The funding, announced Tuesday, include grants for new health care facilities, expansions and upgrades to existing facilities. The facilities receiving funds vary from ...