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Federal prosecutors subpoena Trump’s inaugural committee

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York issued a subpoena Monday seeking documents from Donald Trump's inaugural committee, furthering a federal inquiry into a fund that has faced mounting scrutiny into how it raised and spent its money. Inaugural committee spokeswoman Kristin ...

Buffalo art gallery exhibit honors late Buffalo Bills owner

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo art gallery's latest exhibit honors the late Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr. "Humble and Human" is a collaboration between the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo and the Detroit Institute of Arts in Wilson's home state of Michigan. Gallery ...

Pregnant woman stabbed to death in building vestibule

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who was five months pregnant died after she was found with multiple stab wounds to her neck and chest. The New York Police Department says officers responding to a 911 call around 1 a.m. Sunday found the woman in the vestibule of the apartment building on Myrtle ...

3 shot in NY Denny’s; injuries not life-threatening

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities say a man accused of shooting three people in a Syracuse-area restaurant had been arguing with his ex-girlfriend. Sgt. Jon Seeber of the Onondaga County sheriff's office says Justus Holmes is charged with opening fire on patrons and employees at a ...

Advocates to urge NY state lawmakers to end cash bail

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Advocates for changes to the state's criminal justice system plan to gather in Albany to urge lawmakers to vote to end cash bail. Several groups who favor that proposal and other suggested reforms say they'll hold a rally Monday morning in the state Capitol. They say ...

Winter storm blamed for at least 3 upstate New York deaths

By The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A winter storm that delivered heavy snow and biting cold was blamed Thursday for at least three deaths and possibly a fourth, that of a homeless man whose frozen body was found in a suburban Buffalo bus shelter. Two men died clearing snow, Erie ...

Binghamton man convicted of killing ex-wife, boyfriend

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 45-year-old Binghamton man has been convicted for a second time of killing his estranged wife and her boyfriend. Aaron Powell faces a maximum sentence of life in prison when he's sentenced in Broome County Court for two counts of second-degree murder and one count ...

13 injured in NY hunting accidents involving guns in 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State officials say 13 people were injured last year in hunting accidents involving guns. Three of them died. The Department of Environmental Conservation says Thursday that the 13 recorded hunting-related shooting incidents ties the record-low mark for New York first ...

AP, News Media Guild reach new tentative 3 ½ year agreement

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press and the News Media Guild on Thursday reached a tentative agreement on a new three-and-a-half-year contract that includes pay raises each year of the agreement and health care revisions. The agreement comes after more than 17 months of negotiations and is ...

Northern, western New York gripped in bone-chilling cold

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Northern and western New York are still gripped in bone-chilling cold following a winter storm that has claimed at least three lives. A National Weather Service advisory says the wind chill could reach 20 below zero in some areas on Friday. Schools remained closed in ...

American Legion seeks Pentagon action on NY WWII unknowns

By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — American Legion officials are calling on New York lawmakers to request the Pentagon exhume the Long Island graves of sailors killed in a World War II ship explosion in an attempt to identify the fallen servicemen. The American Legion's ...

Panel: NY law hinders police discipline transparency

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department should take steps to increase transparency and accountability it its officer disciplinary process, and a state law that keeps case outcomes secret is a serious obstacle to making changes, a panel of ...

Cuomo vows crackdown on truckers who violate Thruway ban

By The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — State police will crack down on truckers who violate a travel ban on the western section of Thruway, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed Thursday, a day after a tractor-trailer crash near Rochester caused a major pileup that left a trooper with ...

Defense lawyer: Government case against El Chapo ‘a fantasy’

By JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A defense attorney for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman assailed the federal case against the Mexican drug lord as "a fantasy," telling a U.S. jury Thursday that the prosecution relied on a parade of cooperating witnesses who "lie, steal, cheat, ...

New York State Thruway reopens following 20-vehicle crash

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A crash involving more than 20 cars and trucks Wednesday shut down a section of the New York State Thruway in western New York, where blizzard warnings were in place and people were urged to stay inside and out of the wind-driven snow and sub-zero wind chills. Troopers ...

Addiction services providers get $5M in state funding

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Dozens of hospitals and other providers of services for New Yorkers seeking help with alcohol and drug addictions are splitting millions in funding from a state agency. The state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services says nearly $5 million in funding will ...

Police arrest boy after teen girl’s fatal shooting

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police have arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection with the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl in upstate New York. Sgt. Matthew Malinowski says police took the boy into custody Tuesday and charged him with second-degree manslaughter and second-degree criminal ...

Jury set to hear closings at US trial of El Chapo

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. jury is set to hear closing arguments at the high-profile trial of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. Joaquin Guzman was due in court Wednesday for the prosecution's summation at a trial that began late last year after Guzman was brought to the U.S. to face ...

Trump Organization to use E-Verify for worker status checks

By BERNARD CONDON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump Organization, responding to claims that some of its workers were in the U.S. illegally, said on Wednesday that it will use the E-Verify electronic system at all of its properties to check employees' documentation. A lawyer for a ...

Cuomo urges New Yorkers to stay off roads during storm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged people to stay off western New York roads Wednesday as authorities dealt with an arctic blast that caused whiteout conditions and was expected to create dangerously low windchills. "Stay off the roads. Let the plows do their work," he said while ...