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Ex-NYC mayor Bill de Blasio drops out of crowded House race

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that he is ending his campaign for a U.S. House seat in New York, dropping out after two months by saying it's clear "people are looking for another option." The Democrat was running in a crowded primary for a deep-blue ...

Schumer: Dems will push ahead on pared down economic measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will push ahead on restraining pharmaceutical prices and extending health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer affirmed Tuesday, backing President Joe Biden's call for his party to settle for a pared-down economic ...

Parks vehicle hits, kills man sleeping on Coney Island beach

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was sleeping on the beach at Coney Island was struck and killed by a New York City parks department truck early Monday, police said. The unidentified man was lying in the sand when he was hit by the parks department vehicle shortly before 3 a.m., police said. He was ...

Funding deal for new Penn Station reached between state, NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A funding agreement was reached for the multibillion-dollar redevelopment of New York's aging Penn Station, the country's busiest rail hub. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams announced details of the deal Monday. The plan would create new commercial and residential ...

Former NY town official pleads guilty to fraud for storm aid

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The former supervisor of a small Catskill Mountains town ravaged by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 pleaded guilty Monday to charges he fraudulently obtained nearly $25,000 in recovery aid for his business. Kory O'Hara, who was the town supervisor of Prattsville, pleaded ...

Buffalo supermarket shooter arraigned on federal charges

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman charged with killing 10 Black people in a racist mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket pleaded not guilty Monday to federal hate crime charges that could be punishable by the death penalty. The shooter was indicted last week on hate crimes and weapons ...

9/11 families blast Trump invite to Saudi-backed golf tour

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of Sept. 11 victims' family members who have long accused Saudi Arabia of aiding the terrorists who carried out the attacks are condemning former President Donald Trump for hosting the Saudi-backed LIV golf tour at his New Jersey course later this month. In a letter ...

Buffalo market reopens to debate over healing, sensitivity

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cariol Horne started her morning outside the Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, placing white roses at a colorful memorial to the 10 Black people slain there two months ago by a white gunman. Across the fenced-off parking lot, the supermarket chain's president and ...

Pair charged with making straw donations to Trump committees

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Chinese American businesspeople were charged Monday with funneling foreigners' money into political donations that bought entry to an exclusive dinner with then-President Donald Trump so the duo could impress and swindle Chinese investors. In a complex financial scheme ...

Democrat Hochul holds big fundraising lead over GOP’s Zeldin

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul has a campaign war chest seven times the size of Republican challenger Lee Zeldin ahead of the November election. State campaign finance reports due Friday show Hochul has $11.7 million in the bank, compared with the $1.6 million reported by ...

Hoerner gets 3 hits as Cubs stop slide by topping Mets 3-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Nico Hoerner's liner landed in the grass in center field. Willson Contreras raced home, and David Robertson closed it out. And just like that, the Chicago Cubs hit the All-Star break with a sigh of relief, instead of a long losing streak. Hoerner hit a tiebreaking RBI single ...

All eyes on Zach Wilson’s Year 2 progress as Jets open camp

NEW YORK JETS (4-13) CAMP SITE: Florham Park, New Jersey LAST YEAR: Robert Saleh's first season as coach of the Jets was a rough one, with rookie quarterback Zach Wilson struggling early and then missing four games with a knee injury. But the No. 2 overall pick bounced back late by throwing ...

Daboll-Schoen era begins as Giants open training camp

NEW YORK GIANTS (4-13) CAMP SITE: East Rutherford, New Jersey LAST SEASON: The Giants have had five consecutive losing seasons during which they have gone through three coaches, an interim coach and two general managers. A four-win season led to the firing of second-year coach Joe Judge and ...

Man exonerated in Malcolm X killing sues NYC for $40 million

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was exonerated last year in the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X has filed a $40 million lawsuit against New York City for the two decades he spent in prison for a notorious crime he did not commit. Lawyers for 84-year-old Muhammad Aziz filed the lawsuit Thursday in ...

‘Princess Doe’ identified 40 years after remains were found

BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A girl who was dubbed Princess Doe after her remains were found 40 years ago in a New Jersey cemetery has been identified as a Long Island teenager, authorities announced Friday. Charges have been filed against the man they believe killed Dawn Olanick, 17, of West ...

Buffalo market reopens to debate over healing, sensitivity

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cariol Horne started her morning outside the Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, placing white roses at a colorful memorial to the 10 Black people slain there two months ago by a white gunman. Across the fenced-off parking lot, the supermarket chain's president and ...

3 men cleared in 1995 killing of NYC subway token clerk

NEW YORK (AP) — After decades in prison, three men were cleared Friday in one of the most horrifying crimes of New York's violent 1990s — the killing of a clerk who was set on fire in a subway toll booth. A judge dismissed the murder convictions of Vincent Ellerbe, James Irons and Thomas ...

Ivana Trump’s death ruled an accident, NYC examiner says

NEW YORK (AP) — Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump and mother to his eldest children, died accidentally from blunt impact injuries to her torso, the New York City medical examiner's office said Friday. Police had been looking into whether she fell down the stairs, ...

Ocasio-Cortez navigates the expectations that come with fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was almost hidden from the street as she stood behind a nondescript building in Queens that a local nonprofit is buying with federal money. But people spotted her anyway, slowly trickling up the sidewalk and forming a small line to get a picture ...

Shark bites surfer at same beach where lifeguard was bitten

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A surfer says he was bitten by a shark at the same Long Island beach where a shark bit a lifeguard 10 days earlier. Shawn Donnelly told Newsday that he was lying on his surfboard about 12 yards (11 meters) from shore at Smith Point County Park in Shirley on Wednesday ...