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Fatal crash on NY road leaves car pinned under truck

TULLY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a central New York road has reopened after being shut down for hours by a fatal crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer. State police say the accident occurred around 8 p.m. Thursday on Route 281 in the Onondaga County town of Tully, just south of ...

NY governor: Police can’t question immigration status

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order prohibiting state agencies or state officers from inquiring about or sharing a person's immigration status. The new rule bars state police and other state law enforcement agencies from asking about a person's right ...

NY Gov. Cuomo heads to US Virgin Islands to assess damage

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday to assess damage from Hurricane Irma and see how his state can assist in the recovery. The Democrat departed Friday morning for the Caribbean islands and ...

Homeless man dangled toddler off fire escape in attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say good Samaritans rushed to the aid of a woman and her toddler daughter after they were attacked inside their New York City apartment by a homeless man who dangled the child over a third-floor fire escape. Police say a 28-year-old man forced his way into the ...

Scientists: Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinction

By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle, a scientific group says. Tens of millions of trees in the U.S. and Canada have already ...

Fire destroys large section of NY motel in Thousand Islands

ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire that destroyed a large section of a northern New York motel in the heart of a popular Thousand Islands tourist destination. Officials say the fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Boardwalk ...

Lawyer: Man tried to kill ailing wife to end her suffering

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — The lawyer for an 88-year-old man charged with attempting to kill his ailing wife in a western New York nursing home says his client wanted to end his spouse's suffering. Police in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga (cheek-tuh-WAH'-guh) say Martin Turkiewicz ...

Blue paint dumped on iconic Wall Street bull’s head

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are looking for vandals who dumped blue paint over the iconic "Charging Bull" statue on Wall Street. Authorities say the paint was noticed on the bull's head at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday. A sash was also draped over the neighboring "Fearless Girl" statue. It read "Draw ...

Civil rights groups head to NY court in immigration case

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights groups in New York want to persuade a federal judge to let them challenge President Donald Trump's planned phase-out of a program shielding young immigrants from deportation. A hearing is planned Thursday in an existing lawsuit brought last year on behalf of ...

Judge to hear arguments on whether to lock up Pharma Bro

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments about whether the provocative online antics of former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli are bad enough to put him behind bars. The hearing before U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto on a government ...

Centene up sharply after $3.75B acquisition of Fidelis in NY

By The Associated Press Shares of Centene are up sharply before the opening bell after the Medicaid coverage provider said it will expand into New York through a $3.75 billion acquisition of Fidelis Care. Leerink analyst Ana Gupte said the deal, announced late Tuesday, puts Centene in the ...

Cost of improvements at Rochester airport jump $25 million

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The price tag for an improvement project at the Rochester airport has increased by $25 million. The Democrat and Chronicle reports (http://on.rocne.ws/2xjZpS5 ) that Monroe County legislators approved the increase Tuesday evening after County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo ...

NY state grants $200k to help Mohawk Valley watershed

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state says it will distribute $200,000 for six projects that will help improve water quality and recreational access in the Mohawk River watershed. The state Department of Environmental Conservation grants are designed to help the eastern New York watershed ...

Businesses far from the devastation can feel storm’s impact

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Texas and Florida are usually the biggest markets for ReelSonar's fishing devices and apps. But recreation isn't a priority right now — and may not be for a while — in the states amid the devastation left by Hurricanes Harvey ...

NY hotline can help with voter access issues

NEW YORK (AP) — New York has a hotline to troubleshoot voter access issues during the primary election. Attorney General Eric Scheiderman says voters with disabilities or language access issues have the right to request assistance from any person they choose. Voters with those or other ...

Falling tree claims life of volunteer firefighter

ULSTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a member of an upstate New York volunteer fire department has been killed after his pickup truck either struck or was struck by a large tree that fell onto a Hudson Valley road. The Ulster County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Justin Scharschu, of ...

School board replaces ex-governor hopeful who trashed Obamas

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A school board in Buffalo, New York, has chosen a replacement for Carl Paladino, the one-time Republican gubernatorial candidate who came under fire after insulting the Obama family. The board voted Monday to appoint psychologist Catherine Flanagan-Priore to fill the ...

Reunited after 50 years, couple marries in NY hospital room

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — He was an Elvis Presley-loving American sailor who spun records for the U.S. Navy radio station on the Caribbean base where he was stationed. She was a local woman whose brother worked at the base. More than a half century after the brother introduced Jennifer ...

The Latest: Prosecutor: Man ‘sought to kill other Americans’

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the trial of a U.S. citizen accused of abandoning his birth nation to fight for al-Qaida (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A prosecutor has described a U.S. citizen accused of abandoning his birth nation to fight for al-Qaida as "an American who sought to kill ...

NY communities to receive $220M for emergency preparedness

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Communities throughout New York state will share more than $220 million in new federal funding for counterterrorism efforts and emergency preparedness. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding on Thursday. He says the money is "essential" to local efforts to ...