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Juror faints amid testimony on pregnant woman’s slaying

NEW YORK (AP) — A juror fainted during a New York City murder trial that included graphic testimony and photos of a mutilated pregnant woman. The Daily News (http://nydn.us/2xQmZGa ) reports that Justice Margaret Clancy cleared the courtroom Thursday after the juror slumped in her seat. A ...

Remains of WWII Marine from NYC being returned for burial

By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nancy Lewis never knew the uncle everyone called Joey, but the stories her grandmother would tell of the son who didn't return from World War II made it seem like he was still around. "She made him so real for us," Lewis, 73, said as ...

NFL’s Amazon deal could be test for more streaming games

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer Amazon begins its foray into live streaming of NFL games Thursday night when it will air a matchup between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers on its Prime Video service. It's another option to the traditional broadcasts on CBS and the NFL Network. ...

NY village changes official seal ridiculed by ‘Daily Show’

WHITESBORO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York village has changed its official seal that was ridiculed by Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." The Oneida County village of Whitesboro worked with an art student to replace the original 40-year-old seal that depicted founder Hugh White wrestling an American ...

USS Saratoga veterans gather in upstate NY for reunion

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Navy veterans who served aboard the two aircraft carriers named after the Battles of Saratoga are gathering near where the Revolutionary War battles were fought 240 years ago this fall. The USS Saratoga veterans are holding their annual reunion this week in ...

At risk?: Equifax hack has businesses uneasy about security

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Equifax breach is reminding small business owners that they may be vulnerable to cybercriminals. Companies that provide security and other technology services to small businesses say they've had an increase in calls from ...

Debra Messing regrets going on Megyn Kelly’s new show

NEW YORK (AP) — "Will & Grace" star Debra Messing says she regrets her appearance on Megyn Kelly's new NBC daytime show. Messing made her comments while responding to an Instagram follower who asked why the actress would appear on "Megyn Kelly TODAY." Kelly joined NBC from Fox News ...

15-year-old dead, 16-year-old wounded in school stabbing

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old attacked two teens inside a New York City school, fatally stabbing one of them and critically injuring another. The attack happened Wednesday on the fifth floor of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, a middle and high school in the ...

The Latest: Anthony Weiner must report to prison by Nov. 6

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Anthony Weiner's sentencing (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Anthony Weiner must report to prison by Nov. 6 to begin serving his 21-month sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. As his sentence was announced Monday, the former Democratic congressman from ...

NY governor to Trump: More disaster help, less football talk

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump should spend more time focusing on hurricane recovery and less time criticizing football players, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. In remarks to business leaders meeting in the Adirondacks, the Democratic ...

Family member of famous bakery sentenced in drug ring bust

NEW YORK (AP) — A man whose family has owned a famous Manhattan bakery for four generations has been sentenced to five years of probation in connection with a multimillion dollar gambling and drug-trafficking ring. The New York Post (http://nyp.st/2k0Hif8 ) reports that 62-year-old Frank ...

Police officer shot during car stop

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A police officer in suburban New York was shot in the jaw during a car stop that turned into a gunbattle, police said. It happened around 8 p.m. Monday in Yonkers. "We received a call from a resident reporting a suspicious vehicle occupied by two males that were acting ...

10 New York campuses to help establish village in Haiti

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ten campuses in New York's public university system are part of a project to establish a sustainable village and learning community in Haiti. The State University of New York said Monday the campuses will work with five not-for-profit organizations under an $800,000 ...

New Drinking Water Council to set standards in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's new Drinking Water Council will hold its first meeting on Long Island to consider setting maximum levels of several contaminants not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says one of the first tasks for the 12-member council will ...

Demolition of building underway at western NY nuke site

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A building that has been central to the decades-long cleanup of a western New York nuclear site is being demolished. Crews this month began tearing down the vitrification facility at the West Valley Demonstration Project. The reinforced concrete structure is where ...

Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some WH messages

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, used his personal email account on dozens of occasions to communicate with colleagues in the White House, his lawyer said Sunday. Between January and August, Kushner either received or ...

Airbnb launches local tours in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker

By BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor Airbnb is launching local tours and other experiences in New York City this week, with one listing promising "an unforgettable shoe-shopping experience" led by a New Yorker whose bio describes her as "an actor, producer, businesswoman ... and a proud New ...

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton's campaign for the White House in the closing days of the race and may have ...

Man dies from injuries suffered during NY church break-in

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old Rochester man has died from injuries he suffered after he crawled over broken glass from a church window he had shattered. Rochester police officials say officers responded around early Thursday morning to a report of a man suffering a ...

Fire damages 3 dump trucks at New York DOT site near Albany

VOORHEESVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that damaged three vehicles at a New York Department of Transportation facility in suburban Albany is considered suspicious. The Albany County Sheriff's Office says the fire was reported around 5 a.m. Friday at the DOT site in the village of ...