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NY state utility aid arrives in Puerto Rico, more on the way

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 160 utility workers and nearly 100 utility vehicles from New York state have arrived in Puerto Rico to help the U.S. territory restore its power grid in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says another 220 utility workers and more than 180 ...

Group home resident dies after being struck by car

RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 59-year-old resident of an Adirondack group home has died after being hit by a vehicle. Troopers say the accident occurred around 5 a.m. Monday at an intersection on state Route 86 in the Essex County hamlet of Ray Brook, between Saranac Lake and ...

Gehrig bat from last 2 homers in spring 1939 up for auction

By VIN A. CHERWOO, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The bat Lou Gehrig used to hit his last two home runs, in an exhibition game in 1939, is being auctioned off again. Once owned by actor Kurt Russell's family, the bat is part of a Yankees Legends offering by Heritage Auctions. The entire ...

Police: Woman drowned her 10-month-old son in bathtub

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Rochester woman has been charged with second-degree murder for drowning her 10-month-old son in a bathtub. Rochester police say officers responded Monday afternoon to a report of an unresponsive child at a home. When officers arrived they found a baby ...

James Dolan looking to sell New York Liberty after 21 years

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Liberty owner James Dolan says he's looking to sell the team, one of the original eight WNBA franchises. Dolan has owned the team that plays at Madison Square Garden for 21 years. He says in a statement Tuesday he's "proud of how far the league has come, and the role ...

College students help inmates connect with their children

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — University at Albany students are helping local jail inmates connect with their children. Albany County Jail inmates participating in the program are recorded while reading a children's book. A CD of the reading is mailed with the book to the child's home. The goal of ...

NY woman found guilty of manslaughter in boss’s death

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A jury has found an upstate New York woman guilty of first-degree manslaughter for the poisoning death of her boss in 2015. After two days of deliberation, an Oneida County Court jury found 24-year-old Kaitlyn Conley, of Sauquoit (suh-QWOYT'), not guilty of the more ...

Western NY sheriff sets up safe spot for private online buys

GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York county now has a "Safe Transaction Zone" outside the sheriff's office for people doing business with strangers online. The Livingston County Sheriff's Office created the safe zone in the village of Geneseo amid a national increase in crimes associated ...

Filipino doctor denies he financed New York bombing plots

By JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino doctor accused by U.S. authorities of plotting attacks in New York City, including Times Square, appeared in a Manila court Tuesday and told reporters that money he sent to a charity was misconstrued as funds intended to ...

Move over, dodgeball: Schools pump up phys ed with choices

By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press You won't find gym class on the schedule in upstate New York's Victor school district. What you will see: kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, dance, self-defense, archery and in-line skating — all under the heading of physical education. The ...

What’s on the ballot? Your guide to Tuesday’s US elections

By The Associated Press Voters are electing two governors, some big-city mayors and one member of Congress in an election dominated by local and state races. A rundown of the top races on Tuesday's ballot: TWO GOVERNORS Voters in two states are choosing replacements for their term-limited ...

Drugstore pain pills as effective as opioids in ER patients

By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found ...

Was Trump behind 2014 effort to foil Bon Jovi’s NFL bid?

By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Was Donald Trump the secret force behind the seemingly grassroots 2014 campaign to block Jon Bon Jovi from buying the NFL's Buffalo Bills? That's what those involved are saying now, three years after the billionaire and the rocker ...

Students from Puerto Rico can get free semester at Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Cornell University is offering a free semester of study for up to 58 students from Puerto Rico's main public university system. The University of Puerto Rico is operating at partial strength as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria. Cornell President Martha Pollack ...

NY to invest $59M in home energy efficiency

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is offering $59 million to qualified homeowners who want to weatherize their homes and cut back on their electrical use. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding on Monday. It will support an existing program that helps homeowners install better ...

Buffalo police investigate fatal shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Buffalo are investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man. WGRZ-TV reports police responded to the shooting around 2:50 p.m. Monday. Authorities say the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released any information on a possible ...

Man dies after driving into water at Long Island marina

PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a driver who was rescued Monday night after plunging into the water a Long Island marina has died. Suffolk County police say the 71-year-old man was driving along 2A Drive around 7 p.m. when he missed a turn and drove into the water at the Port ...

Big storm floods basements, knocks out power in parts of NY

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Home and business owners in New York's North Country are pumping out basements after a storm dumped 3 to 5 inches across the region in a 24-hour period. The storm that hammered the Northeast with hurricane-force wind and heavy rain caused problems from the Rochester ...

Man charged in fatal shooting in Niagara Falls last weekend

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in western New York have released the names of a man who was fatally shot last weekend and the name of the person accused of killing him. Police in the city of Niagara Falls say the shooting occurred around 3 a.m. Saturday inside a home. Officers say ...

College to offer scholarships to children of service members

NEW YORK (AP) — A private university in New York is offering a new scholarship open to the children of military service members, as well as police and firefighters nationwide. St. John's University says the scholarship will be open to the children of active service officers, veterans and ...