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Centene up sharply after $3.75B acquisition of Fidelis in NY

By The Associated Press Shares of Centene are up sharply before the opening bell after the Medicaid coverage provider said it will expand into New York through a $3.75 billion acquisition of Fidelis Care. Leerink analyst Ana Gupte said the deal, announced late Tuesday, puts Centene in the ...

Cost of improvements at Rochester airport jump $25 million

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The price tag for an improvement project at the Rochester airport has increased by $25 million. The Democrat and Chronicle reports (http://on.rocne.ws/2xjZpS5 ) that Monroe County legislators approved the increase Tuesday evening after County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo ...

NY state grants $200k to help Mohawk Valley watershed

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state says it will distribute $200,000 for six projects that will help improve water quality and recreational access in the Mohawk River watershed. The state Department of Environmental Conservation grants are designed to help the eastern New York watershed ...

Businesses far from the devastation can feel storm’s impact

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Texas and Florida are usually the biggest markets for ReelSonar's fishing devices and apps. But recreation isn't a priority right now — and may not be for a while — in the states amid the devastation left by Hurricanes Harvey ...

NY hotline can help with voter access issues

NEW YORK (AP) — New York has a hotline to troubleshoot voter access issues during the primary election. Attorney General Eric Scheiderman says voters with disabilities or language access issues have the right to request assistance from any person they choose. Voters with those or other ...

Falling tree claims life of volunteer firefighter

ULSTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a member of an upstate New York volunteer fire department has been killed after his pickup truck either struck or was struck by a large tree that fell onto a Hudson Valley road. The Ulster County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Justin Scharschu, of ...

School board replaces ex-governor hopeful who trashed Obamas

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A school board in Buffalo, New York, has chosen a replacement for Carl Paladino, the one-time Republican gubernatorial candidate who came under fire after insulting the Obama family. The board voted Monday to appoint psychologist Catherine Flanagan-Priore to fill the ...

Reunited after 50 years, couple marries in NY hospital room

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — He was an Elvis Presley-loving American sailor who spun records for the U.S. Navy radio station on the Caribbean base where he was stationed. She was a local woman whose brother worked at the base. More than a half century after the brother introduced Jennifer ...

The Latest: Prosecutor: Man ‘sought to kill other Americans’

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the trial of a U.S. citizen accused of abandoning his birth nation to fight for al-Qaida (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A prosecutor has described a U.S. citizen accused of abandoning his birth nation to fight for al-Qaida as "an American who sought to kill ...

NY communities to receive $220M for emergency preparedness

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Communities throughout New York state will share more than $220 million in new federal funding for counterterrorism efforts and emergency preparedness. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding on Thursday. He says the money is "essential" to local efforts to ...

Railroad begins construction to fix bridge clearance problem

GREENWICH, N.Y. (AP) — Local officials are pleased that an upstate New York railroad has decided to raise a bridge that has been jamming up trucks not able to clear the bridge. Greenwich and Cambridge Police Chief George Bell says his department spends a large amount of time negotiating ...

Police: Drunken driver drives into bike tour, injuring 3

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a woman is in critical condition after a drunken driver plowed into a group of cyclists participating in a biking event in New York City. Three bicyclists were injured during the Sunday morning NYC Century Bike Tour in Brooklyn. Police say the 39-year-old driver ...

Ex-investigator faces prison time for hit-and-run fatality

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A former investigator for a central New York district attorney's office faces prison time after pleading guilty in a fatal hit-and-run case. In a plea deal with a special prosecutor, 38-year-old Peter Rauch will be sentenced to no more than two to six years in ...

Rihanna rides into New York Fashion Week like a rock star

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna didn't walk into New York Fashion Week. She rode through it. Literally. The pop star and fashionista kicked off her Fenty Puma 2018 spring-summer collection Sunday with motocross bicycles flying high in the air, ascending above ...

9-year-old boy dies after being hit by minivan in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Buffalo say a 9-year-old boy has died after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on a city street. Officers say the accident occurred late Sunday afternoon at an intersection on the city's west side. Police say the boy suffered serious ...

JFK’s granddaughter Tatiana Schlossberg gets married

NEW YORK (AP) — President John F. Kennedy's granddaughter and Caroline Kennedy's daughter, Tatiana Schlossberg, has gotten married at the family's Martha Vineyard home. The New York Times reports the 27-year-old Schlossberg married 28-year-old George Moran on Saturday with former ...

Man with cuffed wrist jokingly told neighbor he shot trooper

CONSTANTIA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a New York man was joking when he showed up at a neighbor's house with handcuffs attached to his wrist and claimed to have just shot a state trooper. The neighbor fell for the joke and called 911. Now, 59-year-old Leonard Graumenz faces charges of ...

Funeral set for NY sailor killed in USS John McCain accident

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Funeral services are set for the upstate New York man who was among the 10 U.S. sailors killed last month when a Navy ship collided with an oil tanker off Singapore. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports (http://pojonews.co/2gXpU9D ) that a public wake for Corey George ...

TV correspondents face danger they told others to avoid

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It's a paradox of hurricane coverage: people on television spend days warning the public to get out of harm's way, then station their correspondents squarely in the middle of howling wind and rain and hope they don't get hurt. That ...

NY Air and Army National Guard sending more help to Florida

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sending units of the New York Army and Air National Guard to two southern states to assist in the response to Hurricane Irma. The Democrat says 10 Blackhawk helicopters and 55 soldiers from the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade deployed Monday to Florida. ...