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Guy Fieri’s Times Square restaurant closes for good

NEW YORK (AP) — A restaurant run by television star and celebrity chef Guy Fieri in the heart of New York City's Times Square has shut its doors for good. The restaurant, Guy's American Kitchen & Bar, served its last public meal Saturday. Restaurant officials held a private dinner event ...

Republican Harry Wilson opts out of NY governor’s race

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There's one less name on the list of possible Republican challengers to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Former investment manager Harry Wilson announced his decision not to run Monday on Facebook. Wilson cited his family and four daughters and said he can't commit ...

Recent deadly attacks mean tight security for NYC New Year’s

By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Police are promising a bigger security detail than ever before in Times Square for this year's New Year's Eve celebration, which will cap off a year that saw a number of deadly attacks, including a vehicle rampage at the very spot where ...

People urged to help vulnerable neighbors during deep freeze

By DAVID SHARP, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The post-Christmas prolonged, dangerously cold weather across half the country has advocates for the homeless scrambling to get people off the streets and local officials urging residents to assist their elderly neighbors. Residents ...

Mobster once charged in airport heist gets prison in arson

NEW YORK (AP) — A legendary airport robbery has come back to haunt an 82-year-old mobster, who's been sentenced to eight years in prison for an unrelated road rage arson by a New York judge who cited the heist. Vincent Asaro reacted to his sentencing Thursday with disgust, calling it a ...

Stranded ferry went off course; mayor cites ‘human error’

NEW YORK (AP) — The operator of a New York City ferry that got stuck on a sandbar and took hours to evacuate says the boat apparently went off its usual route and the company is looking into what happened. The mayor has cited "human error." Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) ...

Sen. Schumer: Bomb-detection units needed at transit hubs

By MARY ESCH, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Screening devices that detect suicide vests like the one that exploded in a New York City subway tunnel are being tested in a Los Angeles transit station, but U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday the Transportation Security Administration ...

Why GOP tax plan could mean cuts in state and local services

By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a tax provision that could prove costly for schools, police forces, drug treatment centers and other state and local public services. The sweeping tax overhaul embraced by President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers would impose ...

Statue of Liberty’s light to be a little dim this week

NEW YORK (AP) — Cue Bruce Springsteen's "Darkness on the Edge of Town" — some of the lights are being switched off at the Statue of Liberty. The National Park Service says the monument's exterior lights will be turned off from Monday evening through Thursday. It's part of planned work on ...

Tavis Smiley says PBS made mistake in suspending him

NEW YORK (AP) — Tavis Smiley has defended himself from allegations he had sexual relationships with subordinates and created an abusive workplace environment, denying any wrongdoing and saying PBS made a mistake by suspending him from his talk show. He told ABC's "Good Morning America" ...

Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump’s fiery tweet

By RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative tweet that claimed she'd begged him for campaign contributions and would "do anything" for ...

Wife of Luc Robitaille tweets about Trump elevator encounter

NEW YORK (AP) — The wife of Hall of Fame hockey player Luc Robitaille has tweeted about an encounter with Donald Trump more than two decades ago in an elevator at Madison Square Garden. Stacia Robitaille wrote Monday on Twitter that Trump "was aggressive & told me I was coming home with ...

Cuomo: Remove firearms from domestic abusers in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to take away all firearms from New Yorkers who are convicted of domestic violence crimes. The Democrat announced the plan Wednesday as the first of the proposals he'll unveil next month during his State of the State address that opens the ...

Starry wishes granted: Teens meet Star Wars cast at premiere

By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Woodward was a Star Wars fan long before his cancer diagnosis. His whole life, really. The 17-year-old says he was born "right when all the prequels were coming out" and grew up having lightsaber fights with his two older ...

Schumer pursuing legal options over fake harassment document

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer says he is "pursuing every legal path" against whoever circulated a forged document accusing him of sexual harassment. Several media outlets were shopped a document alleging Schumer wrongdoing and listing allegations ...

Would-be suicide bomber in New York City faces court hearing

By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system was influenced by the sermons and writings of a radical Muslim preacher, Bangladeshi officials said Wednesday in the hours before the man was ...

Dems say Trump’s tweets about Gillibrand sexist, crude

By NANCY BENAC and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Plowing into the sexual harassment debate in a big way, President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat would come to his office "begging" for campaign ...

New York commuters return to bombing site, shrug off attack

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York subway riders shrugged off the city's latest attack Tuesday, a day after police say a would-be suicide attacker set off a pipe bomb. The underground passageway at the Times Square station where the homemade device went off Monday ...

The Latest: White House disputes Trump sexual misconduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and allegations of sexual misconduct (all times local): 2 p.m. The White House is offering a rebuttal to sexual misconduct allegations involving President Donald Trump. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had promised that the White ...

Number of craft alcohol producers surges in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Consumer demand for locally made, handcrafted beer, wine, cider and liquor has caused the number of New York alcohol manufacturers to surge in recent years. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday reported that the number of craft alcohol producers has grown by 340, or 50 ...