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Police: Muggers grab $190,000 from man visiting from Africa

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are searching for two mugging suspects who they say stole nearly $200,000 from a man visiting from Africa. Police say the attack happened Nov. 7 in the Bronx. Investigators say the 46-year-old man was making his way out of a building when he was attacked ...

AP EXPLAINS: Farm runoff and the worsening algae plague

By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer Harmful algae blooms have become a top water polluter, fueled by fertilizers washing into lakes, streams and oceans. Federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff, yet the ...

Man admits to driving over, killing gas station employee

GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has admitted to killing an employee of an upstate New York gas station by driving over him and then backing over the worker before fleeing the scene. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that 22-year-old Milton Galdamez Pena, of Newburgh, ...

FIFA trial defense lawyers grill key government witness

NEW YORK (AP) — Defense attorneys began cross-examining a key government witness at the U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials charged in the FIFA bribery scandal Thursday, while a judge reviews claims that a defendant made a slashing motion across his throat at the former ...

1st woman to hold National Guard’s top enlisted post

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 23-year veteran of the U.S. military now serving as the top enlisted leader of the New York Army and Air National Guard is the first woman to hold the position. State officials say Air National Command Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto took over the new post last month. ...

The Latest: Defense cross-examines key FIFA trial witness

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the FIFA soccer trial (all times local): 11 a.m. Defense attorneys have begun cross-examining a key government witness at the U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials charged in the FIFA bribery scandal. A lawyer for Juan Angel Napout, the ...

Old Erie County school gets new life as apartment building

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A century-old school building in the Buffalo suburbs is beginning its second life as an apartment complex for low-income New Yorkers. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the grand opening of the project, known as Highland School Apartments. He says the ...

Old Erie County school gets new life as apartment building

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A century-old school building in the Buffalo suburbs is beginning its second life as an apartment complex for low-income New Yorkers. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the grand opening of the project, known as Highland School Apartments. He says the ...

Medical records request dispute in Weinstein case resolved

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for the actress Paz de la Huerta (HWEHR'-tah) says an issue with a request for medical records in the Harvey Weinstein investigation has been resolved. Attorneys had filed a motion last week saying the Manhattan district attorney's subpoena was too broad. It sought ...

Survey: New York factories grow at slower pace in November

By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Manufacturing activity in New York expanded at a slower pace this month but remains at a healthy level. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says its Empire State Manufacturing Survey slid to 19.4 in November from a three-year high ...

The Latest: Mom of shooting suspect: Son, wife broke up

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a suburban Buffalo retail store that left one person wounded (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The mother of a man charged with firing multiple rounds at a retail store near Buffalo says he recently broke up with his wife. Viola Green says ...

Glamour fuses with politics at annual Women of Year awards

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — There were movie stars and supermodels, TV hosts and pop stars. But perhaps the most rapturous ovation at Glamour magazine's annual Women of the Year awards went to 79-year-old Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters of California, who ...

NY state utility aid arrives in Puerto Rico, more on the way

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 160 utility workers and nearly 100 utility vehicles from New York state have arrived in Puerto Rico to help the U.S. territory restore its power grid in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says another 220 utility workers and more than 180 ...

Group home resident dies after being struck by car

RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 59-year-old resident of an Adirondack group home has died after being hit by a vehicle. Troopers say the accident occurred around 5 a.m. Monday at an intersection on state Route 86 in the Essex County hamlet of Ray Brook, between Saranac Lake and ...

Gehrig bat from last 2 homers in spring 1939 up for auction

By VIN A. CHERWOO, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The bat Lou Gehrig used to hit his last two home runs, in an exhibition game in 1939, is being auctioned off again. Once owned by actor Kurt Russell's family, the bat is part of a Yankees Legends offering by Heritage Auctions. The entire ...

Police: Woman drowned her 10-month-old son in bathtub

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Rochester woman has been charged with second-degree murder for drowning her 10-month-old son in a bathtub. Rochester police say officers responded Monday afternoon to a report of an unresponsive child at a home. When officers arrived they found a baby ...

James Dolan looking to sell New York Liberty after 21 years

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Liberty owner James Dolan says he's looking to sell the team, one of the original eight WNBA franchises. Dolan has owned the team that plays at Madison Square Garden for 21 years. He says in a statement Tuesday he's "proud of how far the league has come, and the role ...

College students help inmates connect with their children

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — University at Albany students are helping local jail inmates connect with their children. Albany County Jail inmates participating in the program are recorded while reading a children's book. A CD of the reading is mailed with the book to the child's home. The goal of ...

NY woman found guilty of manslaughter in boss’s death

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A jury has found an upstate New York woman guilty of first-degree manslaughter for the poisoning death of her boss in 2015. After two days of deliberation, an Oneida County Court jury found 24-year-old Kaitlyn Conley, of Sauquoit (suh-QWOYT'), not guilty of the more ...

Western NY sheriff sets up safe spot for private online buys

GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York county now has a "Safe Transaction Zone" outside the sheriff's office for people doing business with strangers online. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office created the safe zone in the village of Geneseo amid a national increase in crimes associated ...