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Fans thankful to see ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ a final time

By TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — For some circus fans Saturday, it was a chance to say goodbye to beloved childhood memories. For others, it was a bucket list fulfillment. Lions, tigers and clowns, no more. Oh my. It's curtains for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum ...

US refuses to add sailors’ names to Vietnam Memorial

By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Pentagon has refused a long-standing request to add the names of 74 U.S. sailors who died in a 1969 ship collision to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The USS Frank E. Evans was participating in a nighttime training ...

Cuomo calls on Trump for federal help with Penn Station

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday called on President Donald Trump for federal help at Penn Station, saying the "impact of the state of disrepair" is at "a tipping point." Cuomo put out a letter to the Republican Trump that included a reference to his New York roots, ...

Police arrest man after fatal stabbing at wedding party

COPIAGUE, N.Y. (AP) — Police have arrested a man after a fatal stabbing during a wedding party on Long Island. Suffolk County police say it happened at a residence in Copiague Saturday night. Police say 28-year-old Anyelo Rosario was stabbed during an argument with another man. The ...

Assembly minority backs acceleration of upstate Uber, Lyft

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Assembly minority leader is urging the body to accelerate authorization of ride-hailing services in upstate communities. Republican Brian Kolb says he hopes the Assembly will quickly consider legislation that will permit ride-hailing apps to begin services ...

Billy Bush says he’s ready to get back into television

NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Today" co-host Billy Bush says he's a better man and ready to get back into television seven months after being fired from his job at NBC following the release of a videotape in which he can be heard engaging in lewd talk with Donald Trump. In an interview posted ...

Early heat wave breaking records in Northeast US cities

By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Heat records were burning up Thursday in cities in the Northeast as the region gets a summer preview. The mercury reached 92 degrees in Boston shortly after noon Thursday, breaking the old record of 91 degrees for May 18 set in 1936, ...

Death of Ailes reveals Fox News at a crossroads

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — On the surface, the Fox News Channel Roger Ailes left behind would seem to be thriving. Profits are strong, and it has spent much of 2017 as the most-watched network in all of cable television, not just cable news. Instead, Fox feels at ...

NY comptroller: State may face tough financial decisions

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state could face some tough financial decisions if Republicans in Washington follow through on proposals to cut funding for state health care programs. That's the conclusion of a report issued Thursday by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli ...

States seek to advocate for low-cost insurance in lawsuit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York and California attorneys general are leading a 16-state charge to intervene in a lawsuit that would threaten compensation to insurers who provide for poorer people. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) and California Attorney General ...

30K NY utility customers without power after severe storms

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 30,000 utility customers in eastern New York are without electricity after severe thunderstorms packing high winds knocked down trees and power lines across the region. Thursday evening's storms also brought heavy rain, hail and numerous lightning strikes to ...

My sick little pony: Blind woman nurses pal back to health

By MARY ESCH, Associated Press DELMAR, N.Y. (AP) — As a blind woman, Ann Edie has relied on her hip-high miniature horse for 14 years to guide her through life's obstacles. The fuzzy black-and-white service pony, named Panda, has led Edie across busy streets and up and down stairways, ...

Jennifer Garner, Bryan Cranston got very cozy for new film

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Garner thinks Bryan Cranston smells delicious. Thanks to required intimacy training sessions to help them appear more natural as a married couple for their new film "Wakefield," Garner discovered a lot about Cranston. And she ...

Ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case

By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers ended his political career and sparked a probe that upended the presidential race, pleaded guilty Friday to a sex charge, tearfully apologizing for ...

Key dates in former US Rep. Anthony Weiner’s rise and fall

NEW YORK (AP) — 1998 Nov. 3: Weiner, a Democrat, is elected to Congress. 2005 Sept 13: Weiner comes in second in a bid for the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York City 2010 July 10: Weiner weds Huma Abedin, a close aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Former President ...

Kochs unveil campaign to ‘jolt’ stalled tax debate

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Koch Brothers' political network is preparing to spend millions of dollars to ensure their vision for tax reform isn't lost in the increasing chaos consuming President Donald Trump's administration. The network's leading organizations, ...

2 upstate NY breweries share title in Craft Beer Challenge

NEW YORK (AP) — Two upstate New York breweries have been declared the winners of the Taste NY Inaugural Craft Beer Challenge. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday evening that Brewery Ommegang outside Cooperstown and the Roscoe Beer Co. in Sullivan County tied for first place after a blind ...

Wounded upstate NY police chief released from hospital

MAYBROOK, N.Y. (AP) — A New York police chief has been released from a hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound suffered while responding to a domestic dispute in an upstate apartment. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/2rugcN5 ) Town of Montgomery Police ...

State trooper injured in collision on western NY highway

CAMPBELL, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a trooper has been hospitalized for treatment of serious injuries suffered when his patrol car was hit by another vehicle along a western New York highway. Police say the trooper had pulled over a westbound vehicle on Interstate 86 in the Steuben County ...

Cops: Man drives drunk in state police academy’s parking lot

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been charged with driving drunk in the parking lot of the New York State Police Academy. State police say an off-duty trooper reported a suspicious person Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot at the academy located at state police headquarters ...