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Buffalo house fire kills man, 2 daughters; mom hospitalized

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A fire ripped through a Buffalo home before dawn Monday, killing a man and two of his adult daughters and sending their mother to a hospital, firefighters said. Officials are investigating what caused the blaze, which started on the second floor of a house near the North ...

HarperCollins workers approve potential strike

The union representing more than 250 HarperCollins workers says those employees have overwhelmingly voted to strike if the publisher doesn't meet contract demands. The United Auto Workers Local 2110 said that 99% of the workers, mostly women, voted to authorize a strike in a bid to secure ...

Georgia subpoenaing Giuliani, Graham in Trump election probe

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating the conduct of former President Donald Trump and his allies after the 2020 election is subpoenaing U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and other members of Trump's campaign legal team to testify before a special ...

It’s a new era for funding on both sides of abortion debate

NEW YORK (AP) — The Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade has ushered in a new era of funding on both sides of the abortion debate. With the legality of abortion now up to individual states to determine, an issue long debated by legislators and philanthropists — when it was largely ...

Beaches reopen after shark attacks Long Island lifeguard

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Officials were using drones to watch for sharks Monday at some Long Island beaches after a shark attack injured a lifeguard. Lifeguards also started work an hour early to scan the water for signs of sharks off Smith Point and Cupsogue beaches, Suffolk County spokesperson ...

Buffalo house fire kills man, 3 daughters; mom hospitalized

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A fire ripped through a Buffalo home before dawn Monday, killing a man and two of his adult daughters and sending their mother to a hospital, firefighters said. Officials are investigating what caused the blaze, which started on the second floor of a house near the North ...

Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again in July 4 hot dog contest

NEW YORK (AP) — Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey "Jaws" Chestnut put a protester in a chokehold while gobbling his way to a 15th win Monday at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, powering down 63 hot dogs and buns at the annual exhibition of excess. In a decisive ...

Feds: R. Kelly remains on suicide watch ‘for his own safety’

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are pushing back on R. Kelly's claims that he was placed on suicide watch as a form of punishment last week after a judge sentenced him to 30 years behind bars for using his fame to sexually abuse young girls. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn filed ...

Stroller-pushing NYC mom’s alleged killer held without bail

NEW YORK (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of a New York City woman who was shot dead as she pushed their infant daughter in a stroller has been ordered jailed without bail, with prosecutors describing the killing as a "premeditated execution." Isaac Argro, 22, appeared Saturday evening in Manhattan ...

Key players granted bail in Buffalo Billion corruption case

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has granted bail to a prominent Buffalo developer and other businessmen serving prison time for a bid-rigging scheme related to former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion economic redevelopment program. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni signed an order ...

Shark attacks Long Island lifeguard during training exercise

FIRE ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Suffolk County officials closed a Long Island beach to swimming Sunday after what they described as an unprecedented shark attack that injured a lifeguard. The lifeguard had been playing the role of a victim during a training exercise when the shark bit him in the ...

Man found at Taylor Swift properties faces stalking charges

NEW YORK (AP) — A 35-year-old New York man is facing trespassing and stalking charges after authorities said he entered two New York City residences linked to the famed singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Police say the suspect, who was arrested Friday, entered one of the residential buildings, ...

3-year-old boy dies after fall from 29th floor NYC apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — A 3-year-old boy died after falling from a 29th floor balcony of a New York City apartment building on Saturday morning, police said a preliminary investigation shows. Officers found the injured toddler lying on a 3rd floor scaffolding after receiving a 911 call at 11:09 a.m. ...

Flamethrower used to torch Pan-African flag flying on pole

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A person using a flamethrower set fire Saturday to a Pan-African flag flying on a pole outside the headquarters of the Uhuru Movement, a Black international socialist group based in Florida. Security video released by the group shows the driver of a white Honda ...

Police: Long Island swimmer’s injury a possible shark bite

WANTAGH, N.Y. (AP) — A man injured while swimming Thursday in the ocean at Long Island's Jones Beach may have been bitten by a shark, Nassau County police said. Medics identified a laceration on the man's right foot as a possible shark bite, police said. The man, 37, was injured around 1 ...

NY lawmakers endorse proposed abortion rights amendment

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers took the first step Friday toward amending the state constitution to enshrine abortion rights following the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade. Both houses of the Democrat-controlled Legislature approved a resolution to begin the process of ...

NY overhauls handgun rules in effort to preserve some limits

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers approved a sweeping overhaul Friday of the state's handgun licensing rules, seeking to preserve some limits on firearms after the Supreme Court ruled that most people have a right to carry a handgun for personal protection. The measure, signed by Gov. ...

Woman awarded $431,000 for Occupy Wall Street police actions

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan woman was awarded over $400,000 on Friday by a federal jury after suing New York City and its police department, saying she suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was thrown to the ground by a police sergeant while serving as a medic for protesters during 2012 ...

Baby’s father charged in slaying of stroller-pushing NYC mom

NEW YORK (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of a New York City woman shot dead Wednesday as she pushed their infant daughter in a stroller has been arrested and charged with killing her, police said Friday. Slain mother Azsia Johnson's family identified suspect Isaac Argro as the baby's father and said ...

Man suspected of killing 3 in NYC home arrested in Maine

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was wanted in a grisly triple homicide in New York City has been arrested in Maine, police said. Travis Blake, 29, was arrested Thursday in Bar Harbor in the deaths of two women and a man whose bodies were found inside a home in Queens on June 24, a New York Police ...