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Man who accosted US Rep. Zeldin will be released to rehab

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The man who accosted Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin at a campaign event in western New York will be released from jail into an alcohol treatment program, a federal judge ruled. U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian Payson agreed Wednesday to allow David Jakubonis ...

7 charged, accused of harassing Chinese national in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities in New York charged seven people Thursday, including five in the People's Republic of China, with a campaign of harassment against a Chinese national and his family living in the U.S., trying to force him to return home. They face charges including acting ...

New York judge blocks state ban on guns in places of worship

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the part of a New York state law that makes it a crime for people to carry guns in places of worship. U.S. District Judge John Sinatra Jr. sided with two Buffalo-area clerics joined by two gun rights organizations who had ...

NYC opens emergency center for influx of bused migrants

NEW YORK (AP) — A complex of giant tents built on an island opened Wednesday as New York City's latest temporary shelter for an influx of international migrants being bused into the city by southern border states. The humanitarian relief center on Randall's Island is intended to be a ...

DA: Hoarder charged after 300 animals rescued from NY home

MILLER PLACE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities rescued nearly 300 rabbits, birds and other animals from a filthy home in New York and charged a self-help book author with cruel confinement of animals, prosecutors announced. "Operation Open Cage" started Oct. 1 when investigators were contacted by ...

Barber, 75, pleads guilty in 1976 killing of WWI veteran

NEW YORK (AP) — A 75-year-old New York City man pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 1976 killing of a World War I veteran whose dismembered remains were found in 2019. Martin Motta's guilty plea Tuesday in the death of George Seitz represented the first successful use of genetic genealogy ...

Cuomo’s return: Ex-gov launches podcast, laments downfall

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Cuomo isn't begging for forgiveness. Fourteen months after resigning from office in a sexual harassment scandal, the former New York governor is elbowing his way back into the public eye, launching a podcast and a political action committee in what could be the first ...

Sex offender gets life for killing teen during 2009 vacation

A man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after confessing to the 2009 killing of a 17-year-old girl who disappeared while on a beach vacation in South Carolina. Raymond Moody led police to Brittanee Drexel's body in May after advances in technology helped investigators determine that ...

Jury finds son guilty of hiring hitman to kill father in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man was convicted Wednesday of orchestrating the murder of his father in what prosecutors said was a plot to take over the older man's lucrative real estate empire. A federal jury found Anthony Zottola Sr. and an associate guilty of conspiracy and murder-for-hire ...

Police: 20 cars stolen from NYC lot for use in other crimes

NEW YORK (AP) — Thieves stole 20 cars from a New York City dealership and will likely use the vechicles to commit other crimes, a top police official said. The car thieves hit a Mistubishi dealership over the weekend, broke open a lock box that held keys and drove off with late-model cars, ...

Former NYC mayor de Blasio will teach NYU graduate course

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will return to his alma mater New York University for a teaching job. De Blasio, who is spending the fall term as a teaching fellow at Harvard University's schools of government and public health, will join NYU's Robert F. Wagner ...

Syracuse’s Shrader, Clemson’s Uiagalelei lead ACC showdown

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei has yet to meet Syracuse passer Garrett Shrader. Uiagalelei, though, sure does love Shrader's hard-nosed style, his accurate passes, and how much he takes on tacklers for the extra yard. "I'm a fan of him," Uiagalelei said. "I like ...

Kevin Spacey finishes testimony at NY civil sex abuse trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Spacey remained composed Tuesday during cross examination at a civil trial, repeatedly rejecting suggestions that he wasn't telling the truth when he denied an actor's claims that he made a sexual advance on him when he was 14 in the 1980s. His testimony for several ...

Amazon workers reject union bid in upstate New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon workers in upstate New York overwhelmingly rejected a union bid on Tuesday, handing a second defeat to the labor group that's been attempting to drag the company to the negotiating table since its historic win earlier this year. Warehouse workers near Albany cast 406 ...

Trump’s subpoena and what’s next for the Jan. 6 panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary step, the House Jan. 6 committee has voted unanimously to subpoena former President Donald Trump — a final effort to get the full story of the Capitol insurrection as the panel wraps up its work by the end of the year. Trump still does not acknowledge ...

Justice Dept. seeks end to arbiter’s review of Trump docs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department asked a federal appeals court on Friday to shut down the work of an independent arbiter who was appointed last month to review documents seized during an FBI search of former President Donald Trump's Florida estate. The appeal is the latest salvo in ...

Leader of fake US military clothing scheme gets prison time

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A New York City man who ran a scheme that sold $20 million worth of substandard counterfeit Chinese-made clothing and gear to the U.S. military — potentially putting active-duty service members in danger — has been sentenced to more than three years in prison, ...

Head of zero-emission truck venture found guilty of fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — The wealthy founder of Nikola Corp. was convicted Friday of charges he deceived investors with exaggerated claims about his company's progress in producing zero-emission 18-wheel trucks fueled by electricity or hydrogen. A jury reached the verdict against Trevor Milton after ...

Teen, 15, fatally shot after argument on New York subway

NEW YORK (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot on a New York subway train Friday after a dispute between two groups of people escalated into violence. It was the eighth killing in New York's subway system this year, at a time when a gradual increase in ridership after a steep decline ...

High court rejects Trump plea to step into Mar-a-Lago case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected former President Donald Trump's plea to step into the legal fight over the FBI search of his Florida estate. The justices did not otherwise comment in turning away Trump's emergency appeal. Trump had pressed the court on an issue ...