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Health care providers headed to Albany to push ‘safety net’

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of health care providers are asking state authorities for increased support for community-based services to help uninsured patients. On Monday more than 900 community health care supporters will ask Albany lawmakers to preserve health care in federally qualified ...

NYPD: No evidence of vandalism at largely Jewish cemetery

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says no evidence of vandalism has been found at a predominantly Jewish cemetery where more than 40 tombstones were toppled over. The NYPD says after consultation with the management of the Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, it was determined the ...

Schumer wants NTSB to look into spate of small plane crashes

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer wants the National Transportation Safety Board to conduct an in-depth investigation of small plane crashes, following two incidents last month and at least 18 crashes in New York last year. Schumer on Sunday released a letter he wrote to the NTSB. He cited ...

Great Lakes mayors warn against cut to ecological initiative

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A group representing Great Lakes region mayors in the U.S. and Canada is sounding the alarm against potentially drastic cuts to an ecological recovery initiative for the Great Lakes. The Trump administration's potential cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative were ...

Christie mentor set for sentencing in United bribery case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey attorney general and mentor to Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court. David Samson pleaded guilty last summer to bribery for using his position as chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New ...

Victims, Roman Catholic Church spar over NY sex abuse bill

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York legislation to relax one of the nation's most restrictive statutes of limitations on child molestation victims continues to stall under pressure from the Roman Catholic Church and other opponents. The bill has circled the ...

Flip the script: Cursive sees revival in school instruction

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Cursive writing is looping back into style in schools across the country after a generation of students who know only keyboarding, texting and printing out their words longhand. Alabama and Louisiana passed laws in 2016 mandating cursive ...

US and Canadian scientists to study cross-border flooding

By WILSON RING, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. and Canadian scientists are planning to spend the next five years studying flooding on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, which drains the lake north into Quebec, and whether methods can be developed to control future ...

NYC’s latest homelessness strategy: Major work, modest goal

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York has tried for years to solve one of its most stubborn and visible problems: tens of thousands of homeless people a night packed into shelters and thousands of others camped out on sidewalks and subways and in bus stations. Mayor ...

Capitol Watch: Hate crime response, nuclear bailout scrutiny

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In this week's New York state government news, lawmakers plan to discuss the state's response to what they say is a rise in hate crimes and take a close look at plans to bail out three aging nuclear plants. Here's what's coming up in ...

The Latest: 30 gather at pro-Trump rally in Indianapolis

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on rallies held across the country in support of President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:55 p.m. About 30 supporters of President Donald Trump rallied at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis to denounce what they see as unfair ...

The Latest: Attorney: Man accused of IS aims needs support

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the prosecution of a New York man accused of repeatedly traveling to the Middle East to try to join the Islamic State or another extremist group (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A lawyer for a New York man accused of repeatedly traveling to the Middle East to try ...

Rare comic books with Superman, Batman debuts go to auction

By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — By day, Jon Berk is a mild-mannered civil attorney in Connecticut. But by night (well, really during most of his spare time for the past 45 years) he is known by some as a comic book-collecting super hero. Berk's collection of ...

Cuomo: NY will use “decoys” to target underage drinking

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in New York state are launching a new campaign aimed at reducing underage drinking. The effort announced Thursday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will involve the use of underage "decoys," young people working with law enforcement who attempt to buy alcohol at bars, ...

Cops: Director of upstate NY environmental group stole $69K

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — The head of an Adirondack environmental conservation group has been charged with more than $69,000 from the organization. The Warren County Sheriff's Office says 67-year-old David Decker, of Burnt Hills in Saratoga County, was arrested Thursday on charges that ...

Small fire at Trump hotel tower in Manhattan is extinguished

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says it has put out an apartment fire at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Manhattan. There were no serious injuries reported. One person refused medical attention. The fire was reported around 4:15 a.m. Friday in a 47th floor ...

Man arrested in New Brunswick shooting that left 2 wounded

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected of shooting two men outside a tavern in New Brunswick. Authorities on Thursday charged 23-year-old Farrahd Williams of New Brunswick with attempted murder, aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a handgun. Police say ...

Police: Woman killed inside Rochester liquor store

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Rochester say they're investigating the killing of a woman whose body was found inside a liquor store in the city. Police officials say officers responded to a call around 5 p.m. Thursday reporting a possible robbery at Char's South Ave. Wine and Liquor. When ...

Feds: Western NY cop cyberstalked ex-girlfriend for a year

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York police officer has been arrested on federal charges alleging he waged a year-long cyberstalking campaign against his ex-girlfriend. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Rochester says 50-year-old William Rosica, of Irondequoit (uh-RAHN'-duh-kwoyt), was ...

Police: 34 vehicles involved in Thursday’s Thruway pile-ups

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — State police say no one suffered life-threatening injuries despite nearly three dozen vehicles being involved in 11 separate accidents during whiteout conditions on the Thruway near Syracuse. Troopers say Thursday's crashes occurred near the entrance ramp to the Warners ...