New York News

What a break! Man’s fall leads to hospital lottery pool win

STRATFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man walking to buy a lottery ticket for this week's massive Mega Millions jackpot fell and broke his hip, but the trip to the hospital turned into his lucky break. WCAU-TV reports 87-year-old Earl Livingston was invited to join the hospital staff's lottery ...

Former NY state Senate leader gets prison

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos was sentenced to four years and three months in prison Wednesday after his conviction on public corruption charges. U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood announced the penalty for the longtime ...

New York says Exxon misled investors about climate risks

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general says Exxon Mobil misled investors about the risks that climate change poses to its operations. Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Wednesday that Exxon courted investors such as the state's public ...

Business owners can team up on insurance, if state allows it

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — As small business owners shop for 2019 health insurance, some will for the first time have the chance to join forces and buy cheaper insurance — depending on which state they're in. New rules that began going into effect last ...

3 college basketball recruiting insiders convicted in NYC

By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER NEW YORK (AP) — An Adidas executive and two other insiders from the high-stakes world of college basketball recruiting were convicted Wednesday in a corruption case that prosecutors said exposed the underbelly of the sport. A federal jury in Manhattan found ...

Canadian man sentenced for running drug ring on reservation

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Canadian man has been sentenced to more than a dozen years in federal prison for selling oxycodone on an American Indian reservation on the U.S.-Canada border in northern New York. The U.S. attorney's office in Albany says Wednesday that 42-year-old ...

CNN’s Jim Acosta calls for Trump to halt media attacks

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, whose network is a frequent target of President Donald Trump's "fake news" barbs, called on him Monday to stop attacking the media because he's afraid someone will get hurt. The past week may have ...

Cuomo, Molinaro to spar in NY gov race’s only planned debate

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers may get their only chance Tuesday to see Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo debate Republican challenger Marc Molinaro before next month's election. Cuomo, a Democrat seeking a third term, will spar with Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, Tuesday afternoon at the ...

Trump refugee cuts slow resurgence of cities like Buffalo

By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — When thousands of others fled the struggling Rust Belt city of Buffalo, refugees poured in to fill the void and invigorate the economy. Blighted blocks were tidied up by new arrivals from Iraq. Shops selling Ethiopian cuisine opened ...

‘Shark Tank’ backs late 9/11 cleaner’s idea, pitched by kids

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sharks on "Shark Tank" are supporting an invention created by a New York City firefighter who died of cancer after helping clean up the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. Kevin Young's children on Sunday pitched his Cup Board Pro, a chopping block that features a ...

Man charged after 27 cows found dead in dairy farm barn

EDMESTON, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 45-year-old man faces multiple counts of cruelty to animals after more than two dozen dead cows were found on a central New York dairy farm. Troopers say they were dispatched to check on the welfare of animals at a rented farm in the Otsego County ...

Cuomo, Molinaro agree to 1-on-1 debate in NY governor’s race

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Marc Molinaro have agreed to a one-on-one debate two weeks before voters head to the polls. The exchange will be taped Tuesday afternoon and broadcast at 7 p.m. Tuesday on WCBS-TV in New York City. Viewers outside New ...

Man caught with 900K untaxed cigarettes sentenced to prison

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 46-year-old northern New York man has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for transporting hundreds of thousands of contraband cigarettes two years ago. The U.S. attorney's office in Buffalo says Ian Tarbell, of Hogansburg in Franklin County, was sentenced ...

Rap lyrics, Kavanaugh take the stage in pivotal House race

By MARY ESCH, Associated Press SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — Hip-hop, health care and Brett Kavanaugh have emerged as issues in a tight congressional race in New York's Hudson Valley that pits a freshman Republican congressman against a rapper-turned-corporate lawyer seeking his first political ...

New York governor tours aging rail tunnel in funding push

By STEPHEN R. GROVES and DAVID PORTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes video images of the decaying, century-old rail tunnel under the Hudson River will help resolve a funding impasse with President Donald Trump's administration that has delayed construction of a ...

Father delivers closing argument for son at NCAA trial

NEW YORK (AP) — The father of a former Adidas consultant has delivered a closing argument on behalf of his son at a college basketball corruption trial, saying his son broke NCAA rules but no laws. Merl Floyd Code (kohd) told a federal jury Thursday in Manhattan that he is proud of his son, ...

Q&A: McCarthy and Grant on New York, forgery and friendship

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" is a film about Lee Israel, a biographer who started a side hustle writing fake letters as Noel Coward, Louise Brooks, Dorothy Parker and other deceased luminaries and selling them to collectors. Part cautionary ...

Court weighs ‘Apprentice’ hopeful’s suit versus Trump

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers hope to persuade an appeals court to dismiss or delay a former "Apprentice" contestant's claim that he defamed her by calling her a liar after she accused him of unwanted kissing and groping. Arguments are ...

Police to discuss case of missing 1-year-old boy

LYONS, N.Y. (AP) — Police have scheduled a news conference to discuss the case of the missing 1-year-old son of a woman whose body was found buried at an upstate New York farm last spring. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announced Monday night that he'll hold the news conference Tuesday ...

Man dies after shirt gets caught in subway escalator

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police say a man who died after he was found unconscious in a subway station probably choked to death when he fell on an escalator and his shirt got caught. Police say 48-year-old Carlos Alvarez fell at a station in the Bronx early Sunday, where he was found ...