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AP Investigation: Sustainable seafood dealer sold fishy tale

ROBIN MCDOWELL, MARGIE MASON and MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press MONTAUK, New York (AP) — Caterers in Washington tweeted a photo of maroon sashimi appetizers served to 700 guests attending the governor's inaugural ball last year. They were told the tuna was from Montauk. But it was an ...

Kim Kardashian West the star is now also the reformer

By LEANNE ITALIE, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — As Kim Kardashian West put it to her 60 million-plus followers on Twitter, the call she made to Alice Marie Johnson "will forever be one of my best memories." It was the reality star and makeup mogul who brought the 63-year-old ...

Fox News’ Charles Krauthammer writes he has ‘weeks to live’

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News contributor and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer says he has "only a few weeks to live" because of an aggressive form of cancer. Krauthammer disclosed his doctors' prognosis in a letter released Friday to colleagues, friends and viewers. Krauthammer wrote ...

Josh Groban, Sara Bareilles rely on each other for Tony gig

By JOHN CARUCCI and MARK KENNEDY, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles face a daunting task at Sunday's Tony Awards — anchor the telecast as first-time hosts, show off Broadway's season without a clear juggernaut like "Hamilton" and articulate the theater ...

Man’s death in state facility spurs call for 911 legislation

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The parents of a 34-year-old man who died at a state-run facility for the disabled in April are urging New York lawmakers to require such facilities to report cases of abuse, neglect, medical emergencies or unexplained deaths to ...

Belmont trainer prevents woman from choking at Mets game

By MIKE FARRELL, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Forget the Belmont Stakes. It's already been a remarkable week for trainer Dale Romans. He potentially saved a woman from choking to death by performing the Heimlich maneuver during a New York Mets' game at Citi Field. "It was interesting, ...

State worker files discrimination complaint against agency

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who says she was sexually harassed by the former head of the New York state forensics office has filed a federal discrimination complaint against the state. The Albany Times Union reports Kimberly Schiavone says she was harassed and subjected to gender- and ...

Marilyn Monroe statue near church draws some ire

By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Marilyn Monroe's rear is getting some leers in Connecticut. A 26-foot statue of the iconic actress has been placed in a Stamford park across the street from a church, which is getting a full view of her behind. It depicts the famous ...

The Latest: Police: Father, son dead in murder-suicide

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on missing 2-year-old and father found dead in Virginia (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Police say a 2-year-old Long Island boy and the father suspected of abducting him amid a bitter custody dispute are believed dead in Virginia in an apparent ...

Flyover by 4 WWII-era airplanes to kick off weekend airshow

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A fly-over involving four World War II-era airplanes is planned in western New York to kick off this weekend's airshow in Niagara Falls. Officials with the 914th Air Reserve Wing based at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station say the vintage warplanes will to fly ...

Lawmaker wants state to help fund Lyme Disease vaccine

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state lawmaker in New York wants the state to put money toward efforts to develop a vaccine for Lyme Disease. Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced his idea on Wednesday. The Democratic lawmaker says New York must remain vigilant about the disease, which he calls ...

Samantha Bee is back, both angry and apologetic

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Samantha Bee returned to her TBS show Wednesday, apologizing again for using a crude epithet to describe Ivanka Trump but expressing anger that the ensuing controversy distracted from more important issues. President Donald Trump ...

Hudson River bridge adds interpretive signs for pedestrians

CATSKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Pedestrians viewing the Hudson River from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge can now refer to a series of signs that include historical information. The six signs were installed as part of the Hudson River Skywalk Project, which will connect the Thomas Cole House National ...

Military base calls immigration agents on pizza delivery man

By CLAUDIA TORRENS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — He went from delivering pizza to being detained by immigration officers. An Ecuadorean restaurant worker making a delivery to an Army garrison in Brooklyn wound up being detained June 1 after a routine background check at the gate ...

Kate Spade’s death ruled a suicide by hanging

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's chief medical examiner has ruled fashion designer Kate Spade's death a suicide by hanging. The determination was released Thursday, two days after the 55-year-old Spade was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment. A housekeeper discovered her body in her ...

Man says CVS worker told his wife about Viagra prescription

MERRICK, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island, New York, man alleges in a lawsuit that a CVS pharmacy worker told his wife about his prescription for erectile dysfunction medication and it ruined his marriage. Michael Feinberg brought a Viagra prescription to a CVS store in Merrick last year, ...

Upstate NY sheriff’s sergeant convicted of child pornography

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A former law enforcement officer from upstate New York has been convicted of possessing child pornography. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a federal jury voted Tuesday to convict 41-year-old Peter Farnum, of Ballston Lake, after a two-week trial. ...

State sells more than 10,000 Thruway E-ZPass On-the-Go tags

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Thruway Authority says it has sold thousands of E-ZPass tags at toll plazas since the program was launched in February. Drivers don't have to leave their vehicles when they purchase the E-ZPass On-the-Go tags for $25 in select toll lanes at more than 50 ...

Police find man living in parked car with small arsenal

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a Georgia man who had been living out of his car at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City was hiding a small arsenal of guns and bullets in his vehicle. The 21-year-old Augusta, Georgia man faces a number of weapons charges after police found two ...

Jewelry returned to owner after being mistakenly given away

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman has been reunited with her grandmother's diamond watch and other pieces of sentimental jewelry after she accidentally left them inside an armoire that she gave away. WIVB-TV in Buffalo reports the woman who took the armoire returned the jewelry to Janet ...