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Manhattan DA to probe abuse allegations against Schneiderman

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan District Attorney's office is investigating allegations of violence against women by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned just hours after accounts of abuse by four women. It was a swift and stunning fall ...

His own words: Schneiderman was harsh critic of abusive men

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Schneiderman made fighting against sexual abuse and harassment a signature issue, first as a state senator and then as New York's attorney general. Schneiderman resigned Monday after four women accused the Democrat of violence in a New Yorker ...

State to auction northern NY prison property closed in 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former state prison near the Canadian border in northern New York is being put up for auction. The New York state Office of General Services announced Friday that the Chateaugay (SHAT'-uh-gay) Correctional Facility in Franklin County will be auctioned on July 24 at ...

Giuliani becomes aggressive new face of Trump legal team

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani, once known as "America's Mayor" and hailed for helping unite a wounded city after Sept. 11, has become the aggressive face of President Donald Trump's forceful new legal team. Giuliani, who is bonded with the president by ...

Gov. Cuomo proposes banning offshore drilling in NY’s waters

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ramping up his opposition to the Trump administration's proposal to open up new areas for oil and gas drilling. The Democrat announced during a Friday news conference on Manhattan's southern tip that he's proposing legislation that would ...

Collector sues to block daughter from selling Basquiat work

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent art collector has filed a lawsuit against the auction house Sotheby's to block his daughter from selling a masterpiece by Jean-Michel Basquiat that's worth an estimated $30 million. The lawsuit filed Thursday in state supreme court in Manhattan by 86-year-old ...

More arrests expected in case against ‘Smallville’ actress

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities expect to make more arrests in the sex-trafficking investigation of a self-help group that's already resulted in charges against former "Smallville" actress Allison Mack and the group's leader, a prosecutor said Friday. Assistant ...

Cynthia Nixon tax returns: $1.9M income, $53K in donations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — "Sex and the City" star and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has released tax returns showing she and her wife had an income of $1.9 million last year and gave about $53,000 to charity. Nixon's campaign allowed reporters to review Nixon's tax documents on ...

Private equity firm is winning bidder for Weinstein Co.

By ALEXANDRA OLSON, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A private equity firm emerged Tuesday as the winning bidder for the Weinstein Co., the studio forced into bankruptcy by the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. The Weinstein Co. announced in a ...

Cuomo: $30M for next phase in plan to combat homelessness

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has released details of the next phase in his $20 billion, five-year plan to alleviate New York state's homelessness problem. The Democrat announced Tuesday that the third phase of the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative will provide $30 million ...

Police: Masked robber identified by mom, turns himself in

BELLPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Long Island say a man who held up a string of businesses while hiding behind a surgical mask has been identified by his mother. Officials say the 50-year-old Bellport man turned himself in on Monday, two days after Suffolk County police released a picture of ...

Special counsel team has floated idea of subpoena for Trump

By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel leading the Russia investigation raised the prospect in March of issuing a grand jury subpoena for President Donald Trump, his former attorney said, confirming that investigators have floated the ...

‘Law and Order’ actress Diane Neal seeks House seat

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Former "Law and Order" actress Diane Neal is seeking a new gig as representative of a sprawling congressional district in upstate New York. The 42-year-old Neal portrayed Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak on "Law and Order: SVU." Now she's launching her active ...

Just a few customers? Owner strategies in case any leave

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It's a scary but sometimes necessary way to operate — with only a few clients, and perhaps just one. But what if any of those customers leave in a short time span, erasing a significant chunk of revenue? "We are reliant on a few ...

Appeals court reinstates lawsuit by 3 men put on no-fly list

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court in New York has reinstated a lawsuit by three men who say they were put on a nationwide "No Fly List" because they refused to be informants. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan restored the lawsuit Wednesday. A lower-court judge had dismissed ...

SUV crashes into home, injures 3

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in western New York say three people were injured when their SUV crashed into a home. WGRZ-TV reports the crash happened Tuesday night in Cheektowaga. U-Crest Fire Chief Brian Chapman says the "medical condition" of someone in the car caused the vehicle ...

Rochester judge facing removal says she has a good heart

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge facing removal after a DWI conviction and inappropriate comments from the bench says she has a "smart mouth" but a "good heart." Embattled Rochester city court Judge Leticia Astacio (uh-STAH'-see-oh) says she hasn't decided whether to appeal a decision ...

Judge seeks update on raids of Trump’s personal lawyer

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge wants more information from prosecutors and lawyers for President Donald Trump and personal attorney Michael Cohen to help speedily analyze materials seized from Cohen. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood set a hearing for Thursday. She said she wants prosecutors ...

NY advocates renew push for law banning ‘conversion therapy’

By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Advocates made another push Wednesday for New York to join several other states in enacting a law banning therapy that attempts to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of minors. Dozens of social workers joined students, ...

NY appeals court asked to overturn Trump businesses’ ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York has been asked to reinstate a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution. Lawyers for restaurant workers and restaurants that compete with Trump's businesses asked the 2nd U.S. Circuit ...