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Things to Know: Trump looms over Tuesday’s primaries

By BILL BARROW, Associated Press Voters in seven states will decide the value of an endorsement by President Donald Trump, the fate of a convicted felon seeking to return to Congress and whether to loosen rules on marijuana. Primary elections will take place Tuesday in Colorado, Maryland, ...

Derek Jeter selling 1903 New York castle for nearly $15M

GREENWOOD LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The captain's castle is for sale. Former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter is selling the upstate New York castle he bought 15 years ago for $14.75 million. The property in Greenwood Lake, known locally as the Tiedemann Castle, features a 6-foot (1.8-meter) stone ...

Judge considers change of venue for ‘El Chapo’ trial

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Each time notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman appears in court in his U.S. case, authorities transporting him to and from jail shut down the Brooklyn Bridge to make way for a police motorcade that includes a SWAT team and an ...

Dan Ingram, Radio Hall of Fame inductee, dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) — Radio trail-blazer Dan Ingram has died at the age of 83. Christopher Ingram says his father died Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He had Parkinsonian syndrome and succumbed after choking on food. Ingram worked at New York's WABC from 1961 to 1982, when it changed to a ...

Tablet maker Bak USA, Ethiopian ministry to sign agreement

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tablet-maker Bak USA and officials from Ethiopia will hold a ceremonial signing of an agreement that's expected to help in the African country's efforts to improve water and sanitation services. Buffalo-based Bak was chosen to provide 4,000 rugged tablets to the One ...

State has new regulations for credit reporting agencies

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators are requiring credit reporting agencies to register with the state in the wake of last year's Equifax security breach that exposed the personal information of about 148 million Americans. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state Department of ...

Police arrest man suspected of cutting off wife’s arm

NEW YORK (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected of cutting off his pregnant wife's arm during a dispute in Brooklyn. The New York Police Department says the 35-year-old man was arrested near Niagara Falls late Saturday night. He is facing a charge of first-degree assault. Police say ...

Search launched for missing 31-year-old swimmer

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say crews are searching for a 31-year-old man who disappeared while swimming with friends off a Long Island beach. U.S. Coast Guard officials say the group was swimming off Long Beach around 2 a.m. Monday when the man failed to make it back to shore along ...

Cuomo OKs bill paving way for rail link to LaGuardia Airport

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that paves the way for the construction of a rail line that will let train passengers travel between midtown Manhattan and LaGuardia Airport. The Democrat signed the AirTrain construction bill Monday after detailing the plans ...

Miner picks village mayor as running mate in governor’s race

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner has chosen the Republican mayor of a suburban New York City village as a running mate in her independent campaign for governor. The registered Democrat announced Monday that village of Pelham Mayor Michael Volpe (VOHL'-pee) is ...

Lawmakers adjourn with many issues left unresolved

By DAVID KLEPPER and CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers wrapped up their 2018 session with most of the year's biggest issues left unresolved. The Republican-led Senate adjourned early Thursday, a few hours after the Democratic-led Assembly left the ...

Trump’s immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

NOMAAN MERCHANT and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don't go far enough, ...

America Ferrera editing anthology of essays about culture

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, author Roxane Gay and Olympic skater Michelle Kwan are among those contributing essays to an anthology about navigating between cultures. "American Like Me" will feature stories from those trying find an identity in a ...

Dig it: Archaeologists scour Woodstock ’69 concert field

By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes. Perhaps they would find an old peace symbol? Or ...

Legislature’s session at a glance: What passed, what didn’t

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state lawmakers wrapped up their 2018 legislative session early Thursday morning. Here's a look at the most significant bills that passed — and the ones that didn't. SCHOOL ZONE CAMERAS: The Democrat-controlled Assembly passed legislation that would extend New ...

Cuomo demands info from feds on kids separated from parents

By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal authorities must provide information on the estimated 700 immigrant children sent to foster care agencies in New York state after being separated from their parents, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday as he continued to bash the ...

Ex-CIA worker charged with disclosing classified information

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA employee was charged Monday with stealing classified national defense information from the agency that emerged publicly in March 2017, when WikiLeaks began releasing some of the CIA's hacking tools. Joshua Adam Schulte, of ...

Senate Democrats push property tax bills at end of session

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State Senate Democrats have introduced legislation they say would alleviate the increased tax burden many New York property owners face under the new federal tax plan. Democratic lawmakers discussed the package of five bills Monday, two days before the Legislature is ...

In Ice Cube’s BIG3, the champion defends, but doesn’t reload

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Winner stays. That's the norm on the playground, where a team playing pickup ball remains on the court until it is beaten. And that's the way Ice Cube insisted it had to be in the BIG3. Win a championship, come back the next season ...

Army splits with West Point grad who touted communist revolt

By MARY ESCH, Associated Press WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara. In another, he ...