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Virtual wall grows as Trump border fight threatens shutdown

By MATT SEDENSKY and JULIE WATSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Children torn from their parents, refugees turned away, tear gas fired on asylum-seekers, and a president who says he's willing to shut down the government to make good on his promise for a border wall. In a breathless ...

High-rise catches fire in Midtown Manhattan

NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters are responding to a blaze at a Midtown high-rise office building. The New York Fire Department said Friday morning that no injuries have been reported. Five dozen firefighters responded to the fire on Madison Avenue a block from Grand Central Terminal. The Fire ...

Andy Warhol exhibit includes old favorites, new insights

By NATASHA GURAL, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The 25-foot long "Camouflage Last Supper," one of Andy Warhol's last and most personal works, floods a full wall of a room on the fifth floor of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The massive acrylic and silkscreen mural captures the ...

Charlo twins fight at Barclays, but not against each other

By BARRY WILNER, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Oh brother, where are thou? In the ring, bro. That's where twins Jermall and Jermell Charlo will be Saturday night at Barclays Center. No, not fighting each other; no family feuds here. Jermall will take on Matt Korobov, a replacement for ...

NY man faces life in prison for fatal road rage shooting

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man convicted of murder in a fatal road rage shooting has been sentenced to 21 years to life in prison. The Monroe County District Attorney's Office says 29-year-old Theotis Davis Jr. was sentenced Wednesday in a Rochester court. Prosecutors say ...

The Latest: Weinstein judge: No merit in misconduct claims

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on Harvey Weinstein's New York court appearance (all times local): 11 a.m. The judge overseeing Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case has found there's no merit in defense claims of misconduct by prosecutors and police. Judge James Burke issued the findings ...

Peter Masterson, actor, writer and filmmaker, dead at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Masterson, the playwright, filmmaker and actor whose credits ranged from co-writing the Tony-winning musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" to directing the movie adaptation of "The Trip to Bountiful," has died. Masterson's son, also called Peter, says his father ...

Feds irked over lack of access to limo in fatal wreck

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal safety investigators say their attempt to get to the bottom of the nation's deadliest transportation wreck in nearly a decade is being stymied by a prosecutor in upstate New York. In a letter made public Thursday, the National Transportation Safety Board said it ...

Peoples-Stokes to be NY Assembly’s 1st woman majority leader

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker from Buffalo will be the first woman and first African American to serve as the majority leader in the New York state Assembly. Crystal Peoples-Stokes was tapped for the Assembly's No. 2 position by Speaker Carl Heastie on Monday. The 66-year-old ...

NY lawmaker tweets to GOP legislative aide: ‘Kill yourself!’

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state senator has apologized for what he called a "poor choice of words" after sending a tweet to a legislative staffer urging her to kill herself. Democrat Kevin Parker's tweet Tuesday morning instructed Republican aide Candice Giove (jee-OHV') to "Kill ...

Cops: 16-year-old boy fatally shot inside Syracuse apartment

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Syracuse are investigating the death of a 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed inside an apartment. The Post-Standard reports police responding to calls Monday night found Antonio Gullotto suffering from a gunshot to his chest. Gullotto was pronounced dead ...

Man shoots bald eagle over dead deer used as coyote bait

CAROLINE, N.Y. (AP) — State environmental conservation officials have charged an upstate New York man with fatally shooting a bald eagle drawn to dead deer placed as bait for killing coyotes. The Department of Environmental Conservation says an enforcement officer responded Saturday to a ...

Charter agrees to give cable customers cash, free services

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Cable company Charter Communications has agreed to a $174.2 million settlement with the New York attorney general's office for defrauding customers with slower-than-promised internet speeds. Under the settlement announced Tuesday, Charter agreed to pay back $62.5 million ...

New York state awards $763M in economic development funding

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 1,000 companies, start-ups and community projects around New York state will share more than $763 million in economic development funding. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, joined state and local leaders in Albany on Tuesday to announce the funding awards. The ...

Cops: Driver was texting before crashing, killing woman, 75

MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a 29-year-old upstate woman was texting while driving when she caused a crash that killed a 75-year-old woman last month. Troopers say Angel Oliver, of Bombay, was arraigned Thursday in Malone Town Court on criminally negligent homicide ...

CBS replacing head of struggling morning show

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News is replacing the top executive at "CBS This Morning," which has struggled to maintain its footing since Charlie Rose was fired a year ago on sexual misconduct charges. The network announced Friday that executive producer Ryan Kadro ...

From Trump to #MeToo, publishing made headlines in 2018

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The publishing world made headlines in 2018, and not always by design. A wave of best-sellers offered damaging accounts of Donald Trump's White House, a million-selling memoir by Michelle Obama had readers longing for the previous ...

New York lawmakers’ big pay raise subject of lawsuit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A pay raise for New York lawmakers that will give them the highest state legislative salaries in the nation is being challenged in court. The Government Justice Center filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the legality of a panel's vote last week to raise lawmakers' pay for ...

Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women’s rights groups

By ALEXANDRA OLSON, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is pledging $20 million in support of 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves. CBS said ...

Former NY state lawmaker sentenced for cover-up attempt

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former state lawmaker from western New York has been sentenced to two months in prison for trying to cover up making unwanted sexual advances to a female staffer. The U.S. attorney's office says 53-year-old Marc Panepinto was also sentenced Friday in federal court in ...