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NY state kicking in $1.5B-plus for getting Amazon HQ

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is kicking in more than $1.5 billion in taxpayer-funded incentives for getting half of Amazon's second headquarters located in a section of Queens. The Seattle-based company made its long-awaited announcement Tuesday, saying Long Island City and Alexandria, ...

The Latest: In NYC, Arlington, not everyone Amazon thrilled

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon's second headquarters (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Not everyone in New York and Virginia is happy about being chosen to become the spot for new Amazon headquarter locations. Some see the billions in tax breaks as corporate welfare while others are ...

Amazon East: Incentives from, benefits for new Amazon HQs

By The Associated Press Amazon could get more than $2 billion in tax breaks and other incentives as part of its deals to open up two new offices with more than 25,000 new jobs at each location. New York City and Arlington County, Virginia, will be home to two new nerve centers, which are being ...

Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat

By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether environmental factors or ...

Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

By DAVID A. LIEB and GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers ...

Aerosmith’s Perry hospitalized after jamming with Billy Joel

NEW YORK (AP) — Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has been hospitalized with breathing problems that began after a guest performance with Billy Joel in New York. Perry's publicists said in a statement Sunday that the musician is alert and responsive in the hospital and is expected to return to ...

New York administers $372M in home heating aid

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state residents will be able to apply for $372 million in federal home heating assistance starting this week. The Home Energy Assistance Program, or HEAP, helps lower- and middle-income people heat their homes. HEAP applications will be accepted by local social ...

Miro Sorvino urges #MeToo to do more than ‘name and shame’

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Mira Sorvino believes the key to eradicating sexual misconduct lies more in preventative education than in "naming and shaming" the perpetrators. The Oscar-winning actress was one of the first to come forward with allegations of abuse ...

Rare military knapsack goes on display to honor Veterans Day

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — A rare military knapsack carried by a Connecticut soldier during the American Revolution is going on display this weekend in honor of Veterans Day. Officials at Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York say Benjamin Warner's knapsack will be exhibited Saturday. Curators ...

Woman admits to setting fire to door of acquaintance’s home

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York woman has admitted she set fire to the door of an occupied home on Staten Island. Police say 40-year-old Iyana Caldwell stated the fire the morning of Sept. 20, and knew a woman who lived at the home. The Staten Island Advance reports Caldwell lit paper on fire and ...

YWCA apologizes for accusing police of ‘blatant racism’

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — The YWCA has issued an apology to an upstate New York police department after accusing it of "blatant racism and brutality" over a recent arrest. The Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin reports the YWCA says in its apology to the Binghamton Police Department that it ...

Man found guilty in woman’s fatal fentanyl overdose

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A federal jury has found an upstate New York man guilty of a woman's fatal fentanyl overdose. Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Dontrell Wise, of Buffalo, was convicted of several charges Thursday, including possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and ...

Former principal pleads guilty to sexually abusing teen

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A former middle school principal in upstate New York has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy. Syracuse.com reports 42-year-old Mark Trabucco entered his plea Thursday to felony criminal sexual act. Trabucco was the former principal for the Adirondack ...

NY eyes plan to be first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Cuomo administration says New York state is taking steps that could make it the first state to ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes. A spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Friday that the Democrat is concerned about the rise in e-cigarette among young ...

Minority candidates see both success and veiled racism

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the many successes among candidates of color, the midterm elections also proved to some the enduring power of racism, with minority politicians' intelligence and integrity called into question by their opponents and ...

‘Mommy blogger’ pleads not guilty in death of 2-year-old

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A self-proclaimed mommy blogger in upstate New York has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the death of a 2-year-old girl. Brianna Valenti entered her plea Wednesday in connection with the toddler's death in September. WKBW-TV reports Valenti was watching the ...

Man found guilty of murder in fatal road rage shooting

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A jury has found a western New York man guilty of murder in a fatal road rage shooting. The Monroe County District Attorney's Office says 29-year-old Theotis Davis Jr. was convicted Wednesday in the death of 26-year-old Willie Curry. Prosecutors say Davis and Curry ...

Magic 8 Ball, Uno, pinball inducted into Toy Hall of Fame

By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Magic 8 Ball and Uno fans can count on infinitely more fun, along with pinball players whose quarters have powered the arcade classic through the rise of gaming apps. The three make up the National Toy Hall of Fame's class of ...

Former NY attorney general won’t face abuse charges

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The special prosecutor investigating former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday that she couldn't bring criminal charges over allegations he physically abused women he dated, in part, because ...

Still no winner in 2 House races in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There's still no official winner in two Congressional races in upstate New York. As of Thursday afternoon, Democrat Anthony Brindisi was nearly 1,500 votes ahead of Republican U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney in one race in central New York. Further west near Buffalo, Democrat ...