New York News

Liberal 3rd party not tied to TV star

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An influential liberal third party won't play spoiler in this year's New York governor's race and will reconsider its support for "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon in the general election if she doesn't beat Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the ...

Lawyer: El Chapo’s mental health is deteriorating

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Notorious Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is having psychological problems that could hinder his ability to fight U.S. drug-trafficking charges, his lawyer and wife said Tuesday. "We have noticed that his mental ...

NYC removes statue of doctor who experimented on slaves

Tweet: Statue of doctor who did experimental surgery without anesthesia on enslaved African-American women is removed from New York's Central Park. NEW YORK (AP) — A bronze statue of a 19th century doctor who did experimental surgery without anesthesia on enslaved African-American women was ...

State Conservative Party backs Molinaro in governor’s race

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Leaders of the New York state Conservative Party are backing Republican Marc Molinaro as he seeks the GOP nomination to run for governor this year. The Dutchess County executive on Monday thanked Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long and the organization's executive ...

Binghamton freshman fatally stabbed, search on for suspect

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year-old freshman was fatally stabbed on New York's Binghamton University campus and his assailant remained at large Monday, authorities said. Engineering student Joao Souza was attacked at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in a residence suite on the campus near the ...

Case of Dead Sea Scrolls, online aliases ends with probation

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Raphael Golb's conviction wasn't quite like any other: using online aliases to discredit his father's adversary in a scholarly debate over the Dead Sea Scrolls. The 9-year-old case got a New York law thrown out and finally ended Monday ...

Trump seeks to limit access to records seized in FBI raid

By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Porn actress Stormy Daniels is expected to attend a court hearing Monday where a federal judge is considering how to review materials that the FBI seized from President Donald Trump's personal lawyer to determine whether ...

Eccentric heir Robert Durst faces key hearing in murder case

By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's been more than three years since the arrest of eccentric New York real estate heir Robert Durst in the execution-style shooting of his best friend years earlier in Los Angeles. Prosecutors could move closer to bringing him to trial ...

Report slams NY law barring many child molestation lawsuits

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has one of the worst laws in the nation when it comes to allowing child molestation victims to sue their abusers, according to a new report issued Thursday that comes amid continuing legislative debate over relaxing the rules. Most states have taken some ...

The Latest: FBI probing Cohen’s “personal business dealings”

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on efforts by President Donald Trump's personal attorney to prevent the government from using materials it found in a search of his office and residence (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Federal prosecutors say in a court filing that the criminal probe that led them to ...

Audit: State check-off funds not being distributed promptly

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Despite New York legislation enacted three years ago to get personal income tax check-off donations to charitable causes quicker, millions of dollars still haven't been distributed to designated recipients. That's according to state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who ...

Buffalo unveils ‘wing trail’ of chicken wing hot spots

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo, New York, is inviting tourists to eat their way through a new "wing trail" featuring a dozen chicken wing hot spots. Tourism officials unveiled the Buffalo Wing Trail on Thursday at the Anchor Bar, where the Buffalo wing took flight in 1964. While just about ...

911: Man kills daughter who was also his wife after breakup

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man killed his wife — who was also his daughter — and their 7-month-old son before taking his own life after the woman broke up with him, according to a 911 call. Steven Pladl's mother called police in North Carolina to say she'd had a disturbing call from her ...

Man drowns after kayak overturns

CICERO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in upstate New York say a man drowned when his kayak overturned on Oneida Lake. Police say the man's kayak overturned Tuesday night near Aero Marina in Cicero. He was treading and tried to swim to shore when he went under the surface. Onondaga County deputies ...

Ginsburg swears in new citizens, encourages them to vote

NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg swore in a new group of American citizens and urged them to vote. The 85-year-old daughter of a Russian immigrant father administered the oath of allegiance to 201 new citizens during a ceremony Tuesday in New York City. She told the ...

Funeral set for decapitated 7-year-old New York boy

BROCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A New York community reeling from the brutal killing of a first-grader, allegedly at the hands of his mother, will be saying a final farewell. A funeral will be held Wednesday evening in Brockport for 7-year-old Abraham Cardenas. Authorities say Hanane Mouhib ...

New policy aims to stamp out harassment in state government

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A culture of secrecy has long shielded state lawmakers accused of sexual harassment in New York. But advocates hope a new policy will bring accountability and prevent further misconduct. Two weeks ago the Legislature and Democratic ...

Trump says all calm at White House, vents about Russia probe

By CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted that all was "very calm and calculated" at the White House, even as he vented Wednesday about the Russia probe, complained about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and ...

Retailers hope for certainty as Supreme Court hears tax case

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers are hoping for a resolution this year from the Supreme Court, which hears arguments Tuesday in a decades-old dispute: Whether companies must collect sales tax on items sold in a state where they don't have a store or other ...

NY county passes bill blocking salary history queries

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Westchester County Board of Legislators has passed a bill portrayed as a civil rights measure that could narrow the gender and racial wage gap. The Journal News says the bill passed Monday blocks businesses from asking job candidates' salary ...