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Visa, Mastercard in new settlement of credit card fee suit

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa and Mastercard say they and several banks will pay $6.2 billion to settle part of a long-running lawsuit brought by merchants over fees on credit card transactions. Visa says it's paying $4.1 billion and Mastercard is paying about $900 million. The two companies say ...

Police: Man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod

By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A man was bitten by a shark Saturday in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state's first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years. The man, identified by Cape and Islands Assistant District ...

$500k in grants for New York state parks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Organizations that support New York state parks have another chance to apply for grants to help improve them. The advocacy group Parks & Trails New York says $500,000 in state grants is available to organizations that support parks, trails, historic sites and public ...

Actress Diane Neal wins appeal, gets on congressional ballot

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Diane Neal will be on the November ballot as an independent congressional candidate in a sprawling upstate New York district after winning a court case over her petition signatures. The state Board of Elections last month rejected over 1,800 of the more than ...

GOP officials: Collins to stay on ballot, despite indictment

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Republican official says U.S. Rep. Chris Collins will remain on the November ballot despite previously suspending his campaign amid an insider trading indictment. The announcement by Erie County GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy on Monday throws the race for the western New ...

Oldest US nuclear plant shuts down after nearly 49 years

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — America's oldest nuclear power plant has shut down as planned. Officials at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey say the plant went offline at noon Monday. Oyster Creek went online Dec. 1, 1969, the same day ...

Letitia James wins primary for New York attorney general

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Letitia James, a longtime New York City politician with ties to both the state's underclass and its elites, beat three other candidates in a Democratic primary for attorney general, then turned her sights on the man she saw as her real ...

Cancer doctor resigns over failure to disclose pharma ties

NEW YORK (AP) — A leading cancer doctor has resigned from New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center over his reported failure to disclose millions of dollars in payments from pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Jose Baselga resigned Thursday after The New York Times and ProPublica reported ...

Celebs turn out to help Rihanna’s Diamond Ball shine bright

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna's Diamond Ball shined in its fourth year and continued to make a name as one of the industry's white-hot and must-attend parties — all while raising money for charity. The pop star, fashionista and makeup mogul held the black-tie ...

Cuomo lauds primary victory, says voters want results

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — After a night of unusual silence, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made his first public remarks following his victory in Thursday's Democratic primary, appearing at his office in Manhattan to talk about hurricane readiness and President Donald ...

Socialist wins legislative seat as voters oust splinter Dems

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a century after New York's legislature expelled all its socialist members for "disloyalty," voters in Brooklyn are sending one back to the capital after a bruising primary in which her political message was obscured by embarrassing ...

Man, 62, struck and killed on street in western New York

LIVONIA, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 62-year-old man has died after being hit by a car as he walked on Main Street in the western New York town of Livonia. Troopers say David Clements of Livonia was walking in the roadway when he was struck between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses ...

Democrats running for AG in New York see common foe: Trump

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump might want to keep an eye on Thursday's Democratic primary for attorney general in his native New York. There's a chance he'll be sparring with the winner in court. All four candidates have vowed to be a legal ...

New York Democrats decide governor, attorney general races

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats across New York are choosing their candidates for governor, attorney general and the state Legislature in the nation's last primary election of 2018. The most-watched race is a fiercely fought contest between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and activist actress Cynthia ...

The Latest: Cuomo, Nixon vote in NY primary election

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York's Democratic primary (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and activist actress Cynthia Nixon have cast their votes in New York's Democratic primary election. Nixon posed for photos with supporters in Manhattan's Union Square before she ...

1 killed in wrong-way crash on Buffalo’s Route 33

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a woman driving the wrong way on a busy Buffalo highway was killed when she crashed into another vehicle. The crash occurred around 2:15 a.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes of Route 33, one of the city's major highways leading to the downtown area. Police ...

2 men killed when boat capsizes while they fished on pond

ALDEN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two men have died after their boat capsized while they were fishing on a western New York pond. The Erie County Sheriff's Office says it responded Thursday morning to a report of an overturned boat on a pond in the rural town of Alden, about 10 miles (16 ...

Scientists look to map the genes of thousands of animals

By PATRICK WHITTLE, The Associated Press A group of scientists unveiled the first results Thursday of an ambitious effort to map the genes of tens of thousands of animal species, a project they said could help save animals from extinction down the line. The scientists are working with the ...

Police: Officers fatally shoot man armed with handgun

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Buffalo say officers have fatally shot a man armed with a handgun during a confrontation on a city street. Buffalo Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo says officers responded around 3 a.m. Wednesday to a report of an armed man on Plymouth Avenue. Rinaldo says a ...

Mastercard tries to erase borders for smaller businesses

The Associated Press Mastercard rolled out a digital trade platform Wednesday designed to make it easier for companies to do business around the world. The company's Mastercard Track will, among other things, help businesses identify and assess potential international customers and suppliers, ...