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The Latest: 2 get award named for 9/11 flight attendant

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the commemoration of the Sept. 11 terror attacks (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Two young men who rescued a couple moments before a train slammed into their car have received a bravery award named for a flight attendant on one of the planes flown into the World ...

Testing presidents from Bush to Trump, 9/11 shaped politics

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Four presidential campaigns. Eight congressional elections. The longest war in U.S. history. The Sept. 11 attacks have shaped U.S. politics, sometimes over the objections of victims' families. The attacks that crashed four airliners and ...

US marks 9/11 with somber tributes; Trump speaks at PA site

By JENNIFER PELTZ and KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with solemn ceremonies, volunteer service and a presidential tribute to "the moment when America fought back" on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror ...

‘Wake-up call’: 9/11 prompted some to move away to new lives

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — On 9/11, Stephen Feuerman saw the World Trade Center aflame through the window of his Empire State Building office and watched, transfixed, as a second fireball burst from the twin towers. He ran through the 78th floor urging everyone to ...

Longchamp marks 70 years with its first runway show

By GINA ABDY, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Sophie Delafontaine had tastemakers Anita Pallenberg and Veruschka on her mind when she was figuring out how to celebrate the 70th year of her family's business, Longchamp. Working alongside her brother, CEO Jean Cassegrain, she decided to go ...

Buffalo bishop apologizes again, says he won’t resign

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, New York, says he's sorry for any of his own "failures" but says he'll remain as leader of the diocese until his retirement. Bishop Richard Malone has faced renewed calls for his resignation over his handling of sexual abuse ...

Buffalo Police Department moving to new headquarters

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The second-largest city police force in New York state is moving its headquarters. Moving crews are removing furniture Monday morning from the Buffalo Police Department's HQ on Church Street in downtown Buffalo. The department is relocating its operations a couple of ...

Cops: Toddler shows trooper drugs during mom’s traffic stop

NEW SCOTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a toddler showed a trooper a bag of marijuana during a traffic stop, resulting in the arrest of the child's mother and the man she was riding with. State police say two troopers stopped a car Thursday outside Albany and found the butt ends ...

Police: Department’s horse, 18, dies from medical emergency

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The Rochester Police Department says its 18-year-old police horse is dead following a "catastrophic medical emergency." The department announced the death Monday, saying the horse named Raffi suffered the medical emergency on Sept. 1 before dying a short time ...

Man buys Slim Jims for his dog, lottery ticket, wins $10M

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man will be living large thanks to his decision to buy some Slim Jims for his dog. New York Lottery officials say Monday that 73-year-old Dale Farrand recently won the $10 million prize on a Cash Spectacular scratch-off ticket. The Fort Edward man says he ...

NYC prosecutor’s plan could wipe out 20,000 pot convictions

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of low-level marijuana convictions could be erased with the OK of Brooklyn's top prosecutor, under a new plan for wiping records clean of offenses no longer being prosecuted in parts of the nation's biggest ...

Governor, Hillary Clinton open new Hudson River bridge

NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially opened the second span of the new Hudson River Bridge that bears his father's name, taking the opportunity Friday to criticize Republican President Donald Trump as being "obsessed" with building walls instead of bridges. Hillary Clinton, a ...

FBI Director urges agents to register with 9/11 victim fund

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray is urging current and former federal agents to file claims if they think their health was affected by the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Wray spoke at the National September 11 Museum in New York on Friday along ...

Times grants anonymity to administration official for essay

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It was an extraordinary decision at a tense time for editors at The New York Times: a senior official at the Trump administration wanted to tell the world that some who work for the president try to blunt his worst instincts, but wanted the ...

NY’s highest court weighs future of Rochester judge

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court is weighing the future of a judge who's trying to keep her job. Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio's attorney argued her case on Wednesday before the Court of Appeals in Albany. In April, the Commission on Judicial Conduct recommended ...

Feds: Alaska man illegally shipped machine guns to NY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York say a 25-year-old Alaska man illegally shipped nine firearms that were modified to operate as machine guns. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Buffalo says Benjamin Handley, of Homer, Alaska, has been arraigned in federal court in Anchorage on ...

Clothes for people with disabilities highlighted on catwalk

By RAGAN CLARK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York Fashion Week has opened its glamorous tent wider to feature models with disabilities wearing adaptive clothing designs by Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Target. Organized by the Runway of Dreams Foundation, the show on Wednesday included ...

Source: NY Catholic dioceses subpoenaed in sex abuse probe

By DAVID KLEPPER ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood subpoenaed all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state Thursday as part of a broadening civil investigation into the handling of sex abuse allegations by church leaders. The subpoenas seek documents relating ...

The Latest: Trump ally wants Congress to look into op-ed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an anonymous New York Times opinion piece claiming there's a "resistance" working within President Donald Trump's administration (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A congressional ally of President Donald Trump says he thinks Congress could investigate which senior ...

Maple syrup, honey to be spared ‘added sugar’ labels

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says new guidance about added sugars that exempts pure maple syrup and honey products will be released early next year. The agency announced months ago that it was considering requiring pure maple syrup and honey to be labeled as ...