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Democrats to boost Hochul in tight New York governor’s race

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats have created a super PAC in New York to boost incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul, a sign of the party's growing fears that a late-stage surge by her Republican opponent Lee Zeldin could result in an upset in the blue state. The committee created Friday by the Democratic ...

5 injured when sheriff’s deputy rear-ends Amish buggy in NY

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Five people were injured when a sheriff's deputy rear-ended an Amish buggy in western New York, authorities said. The crash happened at 9 p.m. Sunday on an unlit road where the speed limit was 55 mph, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. The ...

Early-morning house fire kills 3 children, 1 adult in Bronx

NEW YORK (AP) — An early-morning fire ripped through a home in the Bronx, killing three children and one adult and seriously injuring two people, authorities said. Three firefighters sustained minor injuries stemming from the fire Sunday, said Fire Department of New York spokesperson Jim ...

Cameron Crowe’s ‘Almost Famous’ rocks out on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Composer Tom Kitt got a compliment the other day that any songwriter would sing about. A friend had seen his Broadway stage adaptation of Cameron Crowe's film "Almost Famous" and couldn't tell which songs Kitt had supplied and which ones were classics. Mind you, those ...

Judge won’t dismiss election workers’ suit against Giuliani

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Monday declined to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani by two women who served as election workers in Georgia in November 2020. In the lawsuit filed last December, Ruby Freeman and Wandrea "Shaye" Moss accused ...

Early-morning house fire kills 3 children, 1 adult in Bronx

NEW YORK (AP) — An early-morning fire ripped through a home in the Bronx on Sunday, killing three children and one adult and seriously injuring two people, authorities said. Three firefighters sustained minor injuries stemming from the fire, said Fire Department of New York spokesperson Jim ...

Men exonerated in Malcolm X killing to receive $36 million

NEW YORK (AP) — The city of New York is settling lawsuits filed on behalf of two men who were exonerated last year for the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X, agreeing to pay $26 million for the wrongful convictions which led to both men spending decades behind bars. The state of New York will ...

Trump Organization faces criminal tax fraud trial over perks

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, as Donald Trump was soaring from reality TV star to the White House, his real estate empire was bankrolling big perks for some of his most trusted senior executives, including apartments and luxury cars. Now Trump's company, the Trump Organization, is on trial this ...

Inspector cites regulatory gaps in fatal New York limo crash

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators failed to do all they could to sideline a poorly maintained stretch limousine that careened down a hill and crashed in 2018, killing 20 people, according to a state watchdog. State Inspector General Lucy Lang released a report Friday night echoing ...

Rare John Steinbeck column probes strength of US democracy

NEW YORK (AP) — Decades ago, as communists and suspected communists were being blacklisted and debates spread over the future of American democracy, John Steinbeck — a resident of Paris at the time — often found himself asked about the headlines from his native country. The question he ...

Second ‘We Build The Wall’ fraud trial ends in conviction

NEW YORK (AP) — A Colorado businessman was convicted Friday of charges that he and others siphoned hundreds of thousands of dollars from an online fundraiser to build a wall along the U.S. southern border despite a promise to donors that every cent would go toward building the wall. Timothy ...

‘Vicious, biased’: Trump assails judge in NY fraud lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is lashing out at the judge handling the New York attorney general's fraud lawsuit against him and his company, calling him "vicious, biased, and mean" in a social media post just days before the case's first court hearing. The former president, who has been on ...

PHOTO & VIDEO: Biden zeroes in on economic message as campaign winds down

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — President Joe Biden zeroed in Thursday on economic issues as he fine-tuned his closing argument in upstate New York for voters trying to cope with raging inflation and fears of a recession heading into the Nov. 8 election. Biden's visits to a congressional battleground ...

Lucianne Goldberg, key figure in Clinton impeachment, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Lucianne Goldberg, a literary agent and key figure in the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton over his affair with Monica Lewinsky, has died at the age of 87. Goldberg's son, political commentator and author Jonah Goldberg, posted Thursday on Twitter that his mother ...

NYC bus crashes after driver jumps out to flee man with gun

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City bus driver jumped out of his window to escape a man who had come on board with a gun that looked real and the bus later crashed into a utility pole, police said Thursday. The New York Police Department said a 44-year-old man with a gun in his waistband ran in ...

First-ever female commissioner to lead NYC fire department

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday appointed acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh to lead the department on a permanent basis, making her the first female commissioner in the 157-year history of the Fire Department of New York. "Laura Kavanagh is a proven and ...

Ex-United Nations employee sentenced for multiple rapes

NEW YORK (AP) — The sentencing of a former United Nations communications specialist to 15 years in prison Thursday was punctuated by the tears and eloquence of some of his 13 sexual assault victims who said being drugged and raped by a man who first won their trust left them shattered and ...

At retrial, jurors weigh ‘We Build The Wall’ fraud claims

NEW YORK (AP) — For a second time this year, jurors get a chance to decide whether a Colorado businessman helped turn an online fundraiser to build a wall along the U.S. southern border into a cash cow for its creators. The jury in Manhattan federal court began deliberating the fate of ...

Hernan Diaz, Tanaïs among winners of $50,000 Kirkus Prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Hernan Diaz's novel "Trust," a postmodern take on wealth, power and reality set in the 1920s and 1930s, has won the Kirkus Prize for fiction. The awards, presented by the trade publication Kirkus Reviews, include $50,000 cash prizes for winners in fiction, nonfiction and ...

Thomas Cahill, popular history writer, dead at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Cahill, a scholar of ancient languages and belief systems with a knack for popular storytelling who engaged history readers with such bestsellers as "How the Irish Saved Civilization" and "Desire of the Everlasting Hills," has died at age 82. Travis Loller, a family ...