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Robin Williams artworks, memorabilia to be auctioned

NEW YORK (AP) — Artworks owned by Robin Williams and memorabilia from his career including autographed scripts, awards and props will be auctioned in the fall. Sotheby's announced Friday that the collection of Williams and his wife, Marsha, will be auctioned in New York on Oct. 4. The sale ...

Teen arrested in vandalism at Navy SEAL memorial site

LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager who police say vandalized a stone memorial in New York commemorating a Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan has been arrested. Suffolk County police say a 14-year-old boy was arrested early Friday in the vandalism at Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park in ...

Rapper Common goes back to school to help teachers

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Common has won three Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award but a recent visit to a New York City school was "humbling" — mainly because many of the students were too young to know his music. The award-winner showed up at ...

Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for death of infant

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A judge called the upstate New York man who was convicted of killing a 1-year-old boy a "monster" as he handed down a sentence of 25 years in prison. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Roger McDonough told 23-year-old David Bridges that he was a "wolf let loose amidst the ...

Trump was taped talking of paying Playboy model

By ERIC TUCKER and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a possible payment to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him, a person familiar with an investigation into the attorney ...

Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen and Rev. Al Sharpton meet ‘n tweet

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and the Rev. Al Sharpton have met to renew a long acquaintance — and they've made a point of letting the public know. Both tweeted about their Friday get-together but left the subject of it a cliffhanger: "I bet ...

Teen dies during high school band practice

BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl has died during band practice at a Long Island high school. Police say the girl was at practice at Sachem East High School in Farmingville when she appeared to have a medical emergency around 9:15 p.m. Monday. The girl was transported to a nearby ...

Advocates: Many asylum seekers at New York jail disoriented

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Advocates scrambling to assist hundreds of asylum seekers flown from the southern border to an upstate New York jail say detainees are arriving confused and disoriented. The Albany County Jail has taken in roughly 300 apprehended migrants this summer under an arrangement ...

Western NY man charged in death of girlfriend’s toddler

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 23-year-old man has been charged with killing his girlfriend's toddler inside a Buffalo home. Bashar Hall pleaded not guilty to a charge of manslaughter Wednesday at his arraignment in Buffalo City Court. Prosecutors say Hall injured the 2½-year-old boy on Tuesday. ...

6 states and NYC sue US over immigration-related policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Six states and New York City are suing the federal government, saying it is unlawfully forcing them to engage in federal immigration enforcement to receive anti-crime funds. Lawsuits were filed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court on behalf of New York state and city, ...

Russian rarity revived at Bard College

By MIKE SILVERMAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Lonely demon meets beautiful girl and falls in love. Girl is ambivalent. Demon kills off girl's fiance. Girl flees to convent. Demon pursues her. Girl dies and goes to heaven. Demon is condemned to eternal solitude. Stripped to its ...

Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says a new report shows the number of drownings involving toddlers in the U.S. has increased in recent years, with young boys dying at twice the rate of girls. Schumer is calling on the federal government to take steps to help prevent drowning ...

Grand jury clears officer who shot, wounded man

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury has cleared a police officer who shot and wounded a man during a traffic stop in upstate New York. The Schenectady County District Attorney's office announced Monday the jury found Officer Jarrod Iler was justified in the August 2017 shooting in Troy that ...

Police arrest man in connection with June slaying of man, 20

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Albany have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection to the June shooting death of a 20-year-old man. Albany police say Shaquille Moore was charged with murder following an investigation into the June 12 death of Equan Fallen outside his family's apartment. ...

Goldman’s Blankfein to retire as CEO, Solomon to take over

By KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs said Tuesday that Lloyd Blankfein, the firm's chief executive officer and chairman for the last 12 years, will retire later this year. Blankfein will be replaced by David Solomon, a long-time Goldman executive who has long been ...

Oneidas mark 25th anniversary of Turning Stone Resort Casino

VERONA, N.Y. (AP) — The 25th anniversary of the opening of the Oneida Indian Nation's first casino in central New York is being celebrated. Local officials and employees of Turning Stone Resort Casino are gathering Tuesday to commemorate the casino's opening on July 21, 1993. The casino was ...

Gillesby, Laub appointed to AP leadership roles

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has appointed an experienced video manager and a longtime foreign correspondent to key leadership roles overseeing all journalists in two critical news regions. Sara Gillesby, a New York-based video manager who led coverage of the ...

4 blue states sue Washington over GOP tax overhaul

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland are suing the federal government over the Republican-led tax overhaul. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the Southern District of New York. The tax law passed by Congressional Republicans and signed into law last year by ...

Errant tweet inspires “National Blue Cheese Dressing Day”

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The founder of Buffalo's annual chicken wing festival is offering foodies another reason to indulge — with the creation of National Blue Cheese Dressing Day. The inaugural celebration is Monday. Founder Drew Cerza, known as Buffalo's "wing king," says the idea for a ...

TravelLab: Adults take over science museums when night falls

By EMILIANO RODRIGUEZ MEGA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes, in the middle of the night, nocturnal creatures are allowed to roam the halls of New York's American Museum of Natural History, free from shouting and swarming children. They are adult humans, known to sometimes quietly ...