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Officials: NY inmate dies after being attacked by prisoner

AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an investigation is underway into the death of a New York state prison inmate who was attacked by another prisoner. The Citizen of Auburn reports (http://bit.ly/2uysLLi ) the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision reported that ...

Dog pulls baby deer from water to save it from drowning

PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (AP) — A dog that saw a baby deer in danger of drowning in New York jumped in and dragged it to shore. The daring rescue in Long Island Sound was caught on video by his owner Mark Freeley. He tells WCBS-TV (http://cbsloc.al/2uyz1m7 ) that he was taking the English golden ...

NY Army National Guard troops to train Ukrainian forces

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — More than 200 soldiers in a New York Army National Guard until will head to Europe in October for a nine-month mission to train Ukrainian forces. The state Division of Military and Naval Affairs says Tuesday that most of the Guardsmen are members of the 2nd Squadron, ...

2nd case of rare tick-borne illness confirmed in upstate NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Health officials say a second case of a rare tick-borne virus has been confirmed and another is probable in the upstate New York county where a man died last month after contracting the illness. State health officials say Tuesday a second case of the Powassan virus has ...

George A. Romero, father of the zombie film, is dead at 77

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — George Romero, whose classic "Night of the Living Dead" and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77. Romero died ...

Gillibrand to discuss federal effort to combat Lyme disease

HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand will be in upstate New York to discuss efforts by the federal government to battle Lyme disease. The New York Democrat will be in Hudson Falls in Washington County and later at Paul Smith's College in the Adirondacks to announce that the ...

The CNN couple that no longer tweets together

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo are the CNN couple that no longer tweets together. They share a desk each morning as anchors of CNN's "New Day," but have vastly different philosophies on social media. Camerota publicly broke with ...

New York manufacturing activity slows sharply in July

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Manufacturing in New York state grew for a second month in July but at a much slower pace, as new orders and shipments both slipped. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Monday that its Empire State manufacturing index ...

Feds to allow fishermen to catch more monkfish

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal fishing regulators will allow fishermen to catch a little bit more monkfish over the next three years. The monkfish is a popular food fish that's native to the East Coast. They're a staple of displays in New England fish markets, where they often stick out ...

Bishop offers daily prayer for commuters in ‘Summer of Hell’

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop is offering prayers to New York-area commuters facing what's been billed as a "Summer of Hell." Long Island Bishop John Barres (BAR'-ihs) is posting daily one-minute spiritual messages on a video blog . Maybe it's working. So far, few ...

Northern NY man charged with murder in fatal shooting

PAMELIA, N.Y. (AP) — State police have arrested a 25-year-old northern New York man in connection with the shooting death in May of another man. Sammy Brown, of Philadelphia, New York, is charged with second-degree murder. He was arraigned Friday in Pamelia Town Court and remanded without ...

NY man sentenced to 82½ years for killing 3 family members

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting his mother, stepfather and stepbrother inside the family's rural upstate New York home six years ago has been sentenced to more than eight decades in prison. A Washington County Court judge sentenced 29-year-old Matthew Slocum on ...

JPMorgan’s Dimon lashes out at Washington over gridlock

By KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of the nation's largest bank, vented his irritation with politicians and the news media on Friday, arguing that the nation is spending too much time bickering instead of solving real issues. His comments came ...

American doctor to travel to UK in Charlie Gard case

By CAROLINE SPIEZIO and DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — An American doctor who specializes in conditions such as that affecting Charlie Gard will travel to Britain next week to assess the critically ill baby. High Court Judge Nicholas Francis said Friday he is "open-minded ...

Military plane crash: Victims came from all over the country

By The Associated Press The 15 Marines and a Navy sailor killed in a military plane crash Monday in Mississippi came from all over the country. Six of the Marines and the sailor were from an elite Marine Raider battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Nine were based out of Stewart Air ...

Officials: Upstate NY man died from rare tick-borne virus

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York health officials say an upstate resident has died after contracting a rare tick-borne illness. The state Department of Health announced Wednesday that the victim was found to have had the Powassan virus after dying last month, but the illness hasn't been ...

New York man charged with strangling his 95-year-old grandma

FORT ANN, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has been charged with strangling his 95-year-old grandmother inside the rural upstate home they shared. The Washington County sheriff's office says 50-year-old Kevin Gonyea (GAHN'-yay) was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of Leona ...

14 people charged in New York in $147 million stock scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York have brought charges against 14 people they say were involved in a $147 million stock scheme. Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/2tK3X1V ) that the 10 New York defendants named in the Securities and Exchange Commission case pleaded not guilty Wednesday ...

Tiffany in bid to regain luster, and cool, hires Diesel exec

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany is taking another shot at reviving its luster, and regaining its cool, naming a former executive at Diesel as its top executive. The company ran out of patience in February only two years after hiring Frederic Cumenal to do the same thing. Taking over for interim CEO ...

Woman leaving church robbed, sexually assaulted

NEW YORK (AP) — Congregation members are rallying around a woman who was robbed and sexually assaulted on the street after leaving a New York City church service. Police are searching for five men in connection with the late-night attack Tuesday in Queens. "They should be prepared that God ...