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Publisher: NYT reporters work on book about Brett Kavanaugh

NEW YORK (AP) — Two journalists who helped cover the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh are working on a book about the newest Supreme Court justice. Portfolio says Wednesday that it has a deal with New York Times reporters Kate Kelly and Robin Pogrebin for "The Education of Brett ...

Measles outbreak reaches 68 confirmed cases in New York

CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials have confirmed 68 cases of measles in one county, making it the largest outbreak in the state in decades. The Journal News reports Rockland County's outbreak originated from three groups of travelers from Israel, and it has mostly affected Orthodox ...

Amazon’s NYC home in ‘opportunity zone’ for Trump tax break

By BERNARD CONDON and STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Much of the New York City neighborhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal "opportunity zone," a designation created by President Donald Trump's tax overhaul that offers developers ...

Big question for Amazon’s 2 chosen cities: Will it pay off?

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The awarding of Amazon's second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost? Amazon's decision will ...

Judge admonishes El Chapo’s lawyer for opening statement

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge admonished the lawyer for Mexican drug smuggler El Chapo on Wednesday after an opening statement that riled Mexican presidents by accusing them of taking bribes. Federal prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan to ...

Amid drug crisis, spiritual first responders hit the streets

By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press Sidewalk prayers near shoot-up spots. Sunday sermons in the back of a bar. Pleas to struggling souls to surrender to God. Funerals for members of their flock who didn't make it. Clergy members have become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis, ...

From Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon’s empire

By JOSEPH PISANI, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hard to escape. Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon's growing web of businesses. And now, Amazon's sprawling empire will ...

Schneiderman accuser: Donate campaign funds to help women

NEW YORK (AP) — One of former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's accusers is urging him to donate millions of dollars left in his campaign coffers to programs that help abused women. Michelle Manning Barish, a Democratic activist and writer, reiterated her demand Tuesday on ...

Company that makes MLB’s caps to close one of its plants

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New Era Cap Co. is planning to close the western New York plant where caps for Major League Baseball are made. A statement from the Buffalo-based headwear maker Tuesday says the industry trend has been away from companies owning and operating their own manufacturing ...

Incoming House members prep for do’s and don’ts on the Hill

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't hire someone you can't fire, like the son of a campaign donor or the child of the mayor. No matter what you may have said during the campaign about changing Congress, hire enough Hill veterans to make the office run smoothly. And ...

NY state kicking in $1.5B-plus for getting Amazon HQ

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is kicking in more than $1.5 billion in taxpayer-funded incentives for getting half of Amazon's second headquarters located in a section of Queens. The Seattle-based company made its long-awaited announcement Tuesday, saying Long Island City and Alexandria, ...

The Latest: In NYC, Arlington, not everyone Amazon thrilled

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon's second headquarters (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Not everyone in New York and Virginia is happy about being chosen to become the spot for new Amazon headquarter locations. Some see the billions in tax breaks as corporate welfare while others are ...

Amazon East: Incentives from, benefits for new Amazon HQs

By The Associated Press Amazon could get more than $2 billion in tax breaks and other incentives as part of its deals to open up two new offices with more than 25,000 new jobs at each location. New York City and Arlington County, Virginia, will be home to two new nerve centers, which are being ...

Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat

By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether environmental factors or ...

Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

By DAVID A. LIEB and GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers ...

Aerosmith’s Perry hospitalized after jamming with Billy Joel

NEW YORK (AP) — Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has been hospitalized with breathing problems that began after a guest performance with Billy Joel in New York. Perry's publicists said in a statement Sunday that the musician is alert and responsive in the hospital and is expected to return to ...

New York administers $372M in home heating aid

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state residents will be able to apply for $372 million in federal home heating assistance starting this week. The Home Energy Assistance Program, or HEAP, helps lower- and middle-income people heat their homes. HEAP applications will be accepted by local social ...

Miro Sorvino urges #MeToo to do more than ‘name and shame’

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Mira Sorvino believes the key to eradicating sexual misconduct lies more in preventative education than in "naming and shaming" the perpetrators. The Oscar-winning actress was one of the first to come forward with allegations of abuse ...

Rare military knapsack goes on display to honor Veterans Day

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — A rare military knapsack carried by a Connecticut soldier during the American Revolution is going on display this weekend in honor of Veterans Day. Officials at Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York say Benjamin Warner's knapsack will be exhibited Saturday. Curators ...

Woman admits to setting fire to door of acquaintance’s home

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York woman has admitted she set fire to the door of an occupied home on Staten Island. Police say 40-year-old Iyana Caldwell stated the fire the morning of Sept. 20, and knew a woman who lived at the home. The Staten Island Advance reports Caldwell lit paper on fire and ...