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Police investigate fatal shooting at western NY trailer park

COLLINS, N.Y. (AP) — Police in western New York are investigating a fatal shooting at a trailer park. The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to a call at the Spring Wood Trailer Park in the town of Collins around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday. Police say a male was killed. No further information ...

Moon dust collected by Neil Armstrong to be sold at auction

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Moon dust collected by Neil Armstrong during the first lunar landing was displayed Thursday at a New York auction house. The lunar dust and some tiny rocks the late astronaut collected are zipped up in a small bag and are worth an ...

Face scans for Americans flying abroad stir privacy issues

HOUSTON (AP) — If the Trump administration gets its way, all U.S. citizens flying abroad will have to submit to face scans at airport security. Privacy advocates call the plan an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. Nonimmigrant foreigners entering the U.S. currently must submit to ...

Man who raped child gets prison again for attacking NY women

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who raped an 8-year-old girl in 2005 is back behind bars for a series of attacks on suburban New York women. Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino Jr. says Akhim Blount has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. Authorities say the ...

Poll finds Cuomo approval drops amid transit problems

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City's ongoing transit problems may be taking a toll on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's approval ratings, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Forty-six percent of those surveyed say they approve of Cuomo's performance, the lowest rating for the ...

Trooper seriously injured in on-duty crash out of hospital

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state trooper seriously injured in an accident on an upstate highway last spring has been released from a Rochester hospital. Craig Foglia left Strong Memorial Hospital Wednesday as fellow troopers, hospital staff and emergency crews applauded. The 14-year ...

NRG Energy plans up to $4 billion in asset sales

NEW YORK (AP) — NRG Energy, the money-losing Northeast electric utility, will attempt raise up to $4 billion through asset sales as it tries lower debt by $13 billion, cut costs and generate profit. The power company, based in Princeton, New Jersey, said Wednesday that the sale could include ...

The Latest: ‘Bridgegate’ mastermind gets probation

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial (all times local): 11:50 a.m. The mastermind of the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal will not go to prison. David Wildstein was sentenced to three years' probation by a federal judge in Newark on ...

Man caught drawing swastikas outside Jewish-owned building

NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been caught on surveillance video drawing more than two dozen swastikas in freshly poured concrete in front of a New York City building whose owners are Jewish. The concrete had been poured Friday on the sidewalk outside a building in Brooklyn. The building's street ...

Broken sewer line found near popular Adirondack lake beach

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine if a recently discovered broken sewer line is a source of pollution that has closed a popular Adirondack lake beach several times since last summer. The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports (http://bit.ly/2sZNyaM ) public works crews ...

Sofia Carson and Djokovic headline Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

NEW YORK (AP) — "Descendants" star Sofia Carson and two-time U.S. Open champ Novak Djokovic will headline this year's Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, a stadium concert that organizers are hoping will increase interest in youth tennis. The annual event, which pays tribute to the late tennis great, is ...

Pricier Frito-Lay snacks help PepsiCo’s sales

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo said pricier snacks and drinks boosted its sales in North America during the second quarter, even though the amount of products it sold in the region didn't change from a year ago. Sales in the Frito-Lay snacks division rose 3.5 percent in North America, with PepsiCo ...

GOP Rep. pushes $900M for NY/NJ railroad infrastructure

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House lawmaker is using his chairmanship of the powerful Appropriations Committee to try to funnel up to $900 million into New Jersey and New York to build new bridge and tunnel capacity for travel between the states. The move ...

6 New York dairy processors join state program

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Six dairy processors who source their milk from more than 1,200 farms across the state have joined the New York State Grown and Certified program. Consumers will soon be able to find the certified label on select milk, yogurt and cheese products from Byrne Dairy, Upstate ...

Woman dies after being swept from pond into Lake Ontario

ELLISBURG, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they've recovered the body of a 64-year-old New York woman who apparently drowned while swimming in a pond that spills into Lake Ontario. WWNY-TV in Watertown reports (http://bit.ly/2sWce3T ) that a family was swimming and kayaking in Floodwood Pond in ...

Chris Christie prepares for sports talk radio show audition

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to find out what a photo of him hanging out at a beach closed to the public means for his popularity and then audition for a new job. A Monmouth University poll of the governor's popularity will be released Monday afternoon. The ...

The Latest: Friend: Slain wife devoted to son, loved animals

THERESA, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a New York State Police trooper (all times local): 11 a.m. A friend of a young mother slain along with a state trooper in northern New York says she was devoted to her son and always willing to help people. Jerry Mikels (MY'-kuhls) says he ...

Soldier charged with slayings of wife, New York trooper

THERESA, N.Y. (AP) — An Army soldier killed his wife and a state police trooper who had responded to reports of shots fired at the couple's rural upstate property, authorities said Monday. Staff Sgt. Justin Walters surrendered after the Sunday night slayings and was charged with two counts ...

Hobby Lobby accused of hypocrisy amid smuggling case

By KELLY P. KISSEL, Associated Press Hobby Lobby, the arts-and-crafts chain whose devout Christian owners won a landmark Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom, is caught up in an antiquities-smuggling scandal that has opened the company to accusations of hypocrisy. The Oklahoma ...

New York state collects over 32 tons of chemical waste

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State officials say New York's most recent hazardous waste cleanup effort netted more than 32 tons of chemicals and pesticides. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation says two CleanSweepNY events in May collected nearly 76,000 pounds of chemicals from 93 ...