New York News

Police: Department’s horse, 18, dies from medical emergency

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The Rochester Police Department says its 18-year-old police horse is dead following a "catastrophic medical emergency." The department announced the death Monday, saying the horse named Raffi suffered the medical emergency on Sept. 1 before dying a short time ...

Man buys Slim Jims for his dog, lottery ticket, wins $10M

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man will be living large thanks to his decision to buy some Slim Jims for his dog. New York Lottery officials say Monday that 73-year-old Dale Farrand recently won the $10 million prize on a Cash Spectacular scratch-off ticket. The Fort Edward man says he ...

NYC prosecutor’s plan could wipe out 20,000 pot convictions

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of low-level marijuana convictions could be erased with the OK of Brooklyn's top prosecutor, under a new plan for wiping records clean of offenses no longer being prosecuted in parts of the nation's biggest ...

Governor, Hillary Clinton open new Hudson River bridge

NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially opened the second span of the new Hudson River Bridge that bears his father's name, taking the opportunity Friday to criticize Republican President Donald Trump as being "obsessed" with building walls instead of bridges. Hillary Clinton, a ...

FBI Director urges agents to register with 9/11 victim fund

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray is urging current and former federal agents to file claims if they think their health was affected by the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Wray spoke at the National September 11 Museum in New York on Friday along ...

Times grants anonymity to administration official for essay

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It was an extraordinary decision at a tense time for editors at The New York Times: a senior official at the Trump administration wanted to tell the world that some who work for the president try to blunt his worst instincts, but wanted the ...

NY’s highest court weighs future of Rochester judge

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court is weighing the future of a judge who's trying to keep her job. Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio's attorney argued her case on Wednesday before the Court of Appeals in Albany. In April, the Commission on Judicial Conduct recommended ...

Feds: Alaska man illegally shipped machine guns to NY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York say a 25-year-old Alaska man illegally shipped nine firearms that were modified to operate as machine guns. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Buffalo says Benjamin Handley, of Homer, Alaska, has been arraigned in federal court in Anchorage on ...

Clothes for people with disabilities highlighted on catwalk

By RAGAN CLARK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York Fashion Week has opened its glamorous tent wider to feature models with disabilities wearing adaptive clothing designs by Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Target. Organized by the Runway of Dreams Foundation, the show on Wednesday included ...

Source: NY Catholic dioceses subpoenaed in sex abuse probe

By DAVID KLEPPER ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood subpoenaed all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state Thursday as part of a broadening civil investigation into the handling of sex abuse allegations by church leaders. The subpoenas seek documents relating ...

The Latest: Trump ally wants Congress to look into op-ed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an anonymous New York Times opinion piece claiming there's a "resistance" working within President Donald Trump's administration (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A congressional ally of President Donald Trump says he thinks Congress could investigate which senior ...

Maple syrup, honey to be spared ‘added sugar’ labels

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says new guidance about added sugars that exempts pure maple syrup and honey products will be released early next year. The agency announced months ago that it was considering requiring pure maple syrup and honey to be labeled as ...

NY child dies in possible heat-related tragedy

CORAM, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say the death of an 11-year-old girl found in a vehicle appears to be a heat-related tragedy. According to Newsday , Suffolk County Police Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer says the girl's mother found her in the parked SUV in Coram at around 3:45 p.m. on ...

News media hesitate to use ‘lie’ for Trump’s misstatements

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has been accused of dishonesty, spreading falsehoods, misrepresenting facts, distorting news, passing on inaccuracies and being loose with the truth. But does he lie? It's a loaded word, and some Trump critics believe ...

Supermarket shopper shocked by surprise snake on cart

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A woman shopping for groceries says she was surprised to find a snake on her shopping cart while picking out produce at a New York supermarket. Laura Walitsky says she was at Wegmans in Pittsford on Monday evening when her daughter spotted the hitchhiking reptile ...

Maloney’s run for AG and Congress withstands court challenge

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney's simultaneous campaigns for re-election and New York state attorney general have survived a court challenge. The state Court of Appeals on Wednesday declined to hear an appeal of a lower appellate court's ruling in Maloney's favor. The lower ...

Weinstein seeks to appeal judge’s casting couch ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein want to appeal a court ruling that lets an aspiring actress' lawsuit equating Hollywood's casting couch to sex trafficking move forward. The lawyers filed papers in Manhattan federal court Monday asking a judge to let them immediately appeal his ...

Nursing home residents may get $640 average payout from suit

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — About 450 residents of a troubled nursing home in Syracuse could get an average of $640 each under the terms of a pending class action lawsuit settlement. The Onondaga County Supreme Court has given preliminary approval to the settlement which orders Bishop ...

Diocese: Priest resigns as pastor after abuse complaint

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo says a priest has resigned as pastor of his upstate New York church after a sexual abuse complaint. The diocese says Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone had asked the Rev. Robert Yetter to resign after learning about an allegation that may have ...

13th suspect charged in teen’s machete killing, 14th sought

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors have arrested a 13th suspect in the brutal gang-related slaying of a teenager outside a New York City deli and are seeking a 14th. The Daily News reports that Bronx prosecutors are seeking a 14th suspect in the June 20 machete death of 15-year-old Lesandro ...