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Ex-NY pro hockey player sentenced for wife’s slaying in 2015

BATH, N.Y. (AP) — A former professional hockey player convicted in the slaying of his wife in their upstate New York home has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. A Steuben (stoo-BEHN') County Court judge on Monday sentenced 39-year-old Thomas Clayton to the maximum penalty in ...

Holocaust records project launched at FDR Library and Museum

HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has launched an effort to find "unique but dispersed" Holocaust documents and other related material included in the institution's vast archives. The library and museum located in FDR's hometown of Hyde Park, ...

Turkish man charged with serious national security crime

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor said Monday that politically connected lawyers are using inaccuracies to whitewash charges against a prominent Turkish businessman as they try to get Turkey's president and U.S. officials to resolve the case ...

Healthy profits push stocks higher yet; Nasdaq crosses 6,000

By STAN CHOE, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Profits are climbing for companies, and so are their stock prices. More big businesses joined the earnings parade Tuesday, saying their profits were even bigger in the first three months of the year than analysts were expecting, including ...

Last words haunt surviving teen’s sentencing in fatal fire

By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — In the last moments of his 14-year life, Joe Phillips dialed his friend's cellphone, cursing in panic. He was trapped by flames that had gotten out of control during what had been a summer afternoon of mischief inside a vacant ...

Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims’ homes

By MATT SEDENSKY, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended by injuries, and struggling to get by on his disability check, he had scraped together just enough to pay a lawyer to avoid ...

Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions. Bloomberg, who ...

Giraffe’s baby bump boosts tiny zoo’s upkeep, conservation

By MARY ESCH, Associated Press April the giraffe has brought a bundle to a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly cute calf that has riveted viewers around the world. Owners of the for-profit Animal Adventure Park ...

3 children among victims in New York City house fire

By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A fast-moving fire killed five people, including three children, as flames surged through a New York City home on a sunny spring afternoon, leaving authorities to scour for clues about what sparked the deadly blaze. The ...

Judge asks who’s paying Rudy Guiliani in Iran sanctions case

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A judge said Wednesday he wants to know who is paying former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a former U.S. attorney general to represent a Turkish businessman charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions. U.S. District Judge ...

NY couple accused of leaving kids alone in mall give thanks

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York couple accused of leaving their newborn and two young children alone in a shopping mall while they were working have pleaded not guilty to child endangerment charges. WHEC (http://bit.ly/2pVZXqy ) says Jean Seide and Bilaine Seint-Just of Rochester appeared ...

Problem poker player gets 8 years in prison for debt scam

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — One of the nation's top poker players blamed gambling for derailing his life on Thursday as he was sentenced to more than eight years in prison for a $31 million debt collection scam. Travell Thomas, 38, a past winner of World Series of ...

New York City firefighter falls several stories, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City firefighter died Thursday after falling five stories while battling a fire in Queens, officials said. William Tolley, 42, was on the roof of the apartment building during a fire that started in a second floor apartment just before 2:30 p.m. when he fell, ...

Stop and frisk attorneys challenge NY body camera policy

By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department's new policy on body cameras is flawed and should be reviewed by a federal judge, lawyers and community leaders said Thursday. Attorneys for a class-action lawsuit said in court papers the new policy for the ...

Christie defends killing tunnel project, says it ‘stunk’

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie said a Hudson River rail tunnel project he discontinued in 2010 over cost overrun concerns "stunk" and wouldn't have been finished in time to alleviate recent problems at New York's Penn Station anyway. The Republican's comments came a day after ...

Fox stock gains ground following O’Reilly firing

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Shares of Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox, are gaining ground following the firing of longtime and top-rated segment host Bill O'Reilly. Shares were up 63 cents, or 2.1 percent, to $30.44 in Thursday afternoon trading. The stock fell 1 percent to close at ...

The Latest: 21st Century stock rises after O’Reilly firing

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly (all times local): 1:42 p.m. Shares of Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox, are gaining ground following the firing of longtime and top-rated segment host Bill O'Reilly. Shares were up 63 cents, or 2.1 percent, to ...

Without O’Reilly, Fox News faces its toughest test

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has thrived despite losing founding leader Roger Ailes and next generation star Megyn Kelly within the past nine months. Wednesday's firing of defining personality Bill O'Reilly will be its toughest test yet. Fox moved ...

Fox News Channel dismisses O’Reilly, its biggest star

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's parent company fired Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday following an investigation into harassment allegations, bringing a stunning end to cable news' most popular program and one that came to define the bravado of his network ...

As rail woes persist, Christie mum on tunnel project he axed

By DAVID PORTER, Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Recent train disruptions in New York that caused cascading delays between Boston and Washington, D.C., have refocused attention on a multibillion-dollar tunnel project that could have ameliorated future problems if it hadn't been ...