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Zeldin’s crime message resonates in New York governor’s race

NEW YORK (AP) — While many Republican candidates started this election year attacking Democrats over inflation, New York's Lee Zeldin had a different focus: crime. The GOP candidate for governor has spent much of the year railing against a streak of shootings and other violent crimes, ...

Man is dragged to death by subway train at busy NYC station

NEW YORK (AP) — A 20-year-old man was dragged to his death by a New York City subway train after his clothing or backpack apparently got stuck in the doors, authorities said. The man was killed by a southbound 1 train just before 5 p.m. Monday at the Columbus Circle station, a busy transfer ...

New York appeals absentee ballot rule with election looming

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials appealed a judge's ruling against inspecting absentee ballots before Election Day, allowing early counting of those ballots to go ahead pending an appeals court decision. A state judge in upstate New York on Friday said the pandemic-related rule that ...

TikTok challenge possibly linked to teens’ deadly car crash

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A car crash that left four teenagers dead may have been linked to a TikTok challenge, a police commissioner said. A total of six teenagers were in a speeding Kia that crashed about 6:30 a.m. Monday, Buffalo police said. The car had been reported stolen Sunday night. All ...

Retrial of Colorado man in border wall fraud case begins

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a Colorado man accused of cheating donors to a $25 million fund to build a wall along the southern U.S. border told jurors on Tuesday that they should question why his client's fraud trial is being held in New York, tapping into a theme that may have contributed ...

Man convicted in 2014 abduction plot that led to 2 killings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New York City man has been convicted in an abduction plot that led to the deaths of two brothers whose bound bodies were found in a Philadelphia river eight years ago. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that 36-year-old Jason Rivera shook his head as the foreperson of a ...

At federal trial, financier navigates friendship with Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — As wealthy financier Tom Barrack built a private equity empire that relied on his close contact with Middle East leaders, he encountered a stumbling block: his friendship with Donald Trump. Barrack had known Trump for years and admired him. But the Republican former ...

Judge sides with fired NYC trash workers in vaccine dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City sanitation workers who were fired for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19 should be reinstated and given back pay, a state judge ruled in a decision released Tuesday. Sitting in Staten Island, state Supreme Court Justice Ralph Porzio held that the city's ...

Stricter clergy oversight part of Buffalo diocese settlement

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has agreed to strengthen its oversight of clergy accused of sexual misconduct to settle a lawsuit brought by New York's attorney general alleging the church mishandled abuse claims and protected predatory priests, authorities said ...

Crime, Trump center stage in sole New York governor’s debate

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sparring over crime, abortion and the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection took center stage Tuesday as New York Gov. Kathy Hochul faced her Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin in the campaign's only televised gubernatorial debate. Hochul blasted Zeldin's past support ...

More questioning sought of Trump aide in Mar-a-Lago probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is seeking to again question an associate of Donald Trump who was seen on security camera footage moving boxes of classified records at the former president's Florida estate, according to a person familiar with the matter. Walt Nauta has already been ...

‘It’s about time’: Celebrations of Diwali illuminate NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — The week dawned gloomily in New York, but the drab mist was little match for the holiday at hand: Diwali, the festival of lights that symbolizes the triumph over darkness. Celebrated across South Asia in some fashion by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists, the multi-day ...

Task 1 in Trump Organization trial: picking a neutral jury

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's company went on trial Monday in a criminal tax case and the first task facing the court was a big one: picking a jury of New Yorkers who didn't have a strong opinion about the former president. About half of an initial pool of 132 prospective jurors begged off ...

Report: Salman Rushdie lives, but loses use of eye and hand

NEW YORK (AP) — Salman Rushdie's agent says the author has lost sight in one eye and the use of a hand as he recovers from an attack from a man who rushed the stage at an August literary event in western New York, according to a published report. Literary agent Andrew Wylie told the Spanish ...

NY law allowing early counting of absentee ballots in limbo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's plan to start counting absentee ballots early hit a roadblock Friday when a state judge ruled the law unconstitutional. Saratoga County Judge Diane Freestone said the law clashes with an individual's constitutional right to challenge ballots in court before ...

Officials vow more police patrols to curb NYC subway crime

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City and state officials on Saturday announced new efforts to curb violence and other crimes on the city's subway system, including increased police patrols, cameras and mental health help for those in need. Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul, both Democrats, and ...

Memorial will honor Buffalo supermarket shooting victims

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The victims of a racist mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket will be honored with a permanent memorial in the neighborhood, elected and community leaders announced Friday. The shooting "is part of the Buffalo story forever going forward," Gov. Kathy Hochul said. "We ...

Haggis’ defense eyes accuser’s emails at rape lawsuit trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Paul Haggis' defense sought Friday to undermine the credibility of a publicist who accused him of rape, with his attorneys suggesting a whiff of romantic interest in communications that his accuser says were just professionally friendly gestures. Cross-examining ...

NY law allowing early counting of absentee ballots in limbo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's plan to start counting absentee ballots early hit a roadblock Friday when a state judge ruled the law constitutional. Saratoga County Judge Diane Freestone said the law clashes with an individual's constitutional right to challenge ballots in court before ...

Ex-official in Bolivia pleads guilty in US for bribes

NEW YORK (AP) — Bolivia's former interior minister pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiracy to launder bribes that a Florida-based company paid him in exchange for helping it secure a contract to provide tear gas to the Bolivian government, said the U.S. Department of Justice. Arturo ...