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Fundraiser launched for family who lost 3 children in fire

ROME, N.Y. (AP) — Relatives of a couple who lost three of their four young children in a fire at the family's central New York home have started an online fundraising effort. So far, $8,600 has been raised on the gofundme.com website for Patrick and Gabrielle Croad and their 1-year-old ...

Parkland shooting students to appear before US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, will perform at the 2018 Arthur Ashe Kids' Day before the start of the U.S. Open. The students will join the entire cast for a performance of "Shine." Members of the school's drama club performed ...

Pregnant again! April the giraffe’s calf is due in March

NEW YORK (AP) — You don't need to stick your neck out to predict that this bundle of joy is going to get some attention. April, the giraffe whose YouTube pregnancy in 2017 made her famous, is due again around next March. Jordon Patch of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, ...

Cuomo: More state aid for displaced Puerto Rico residents

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York is providing another $2 million in aid to the thousands of Puerto Rico residents living in the state since being displaced by Hurricane Maria. The Democrat announced at a Manhattan news conference Wednesday that the funding will go to ...

Longtime NY politician-power broker Guy V. Molinari has died

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime New York politician and power broker Guy V. Molinari has died at the age of 89. His son-in-law, former Congressman Bill Paxon, says Molinari died of pneumonia on Wednesday in a Manhattan hospital. The Staten Island Republican served as a state assemblyman, five-term ...

Cuomo pardons 7 facing deportation for past convictions

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pardoned seven people who had faced deportation because of crimes committed years ago. The Democrat announced the pardons on Monday, saying the state must protect its residents as the federal government wages what he calls an un-American ...

Meghan McCain a feisty new presence on ‘The View.’

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Meghan McCain's first instinct when approached to join "The View" was to say no — until her father, Sen. John McCain, convinced her to look past her trepidation to see the opportunity. In less than a year, she's become a reason to watch ...

Bail revoked for man charged in crash deaths of 3 people

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A man free on bail after being charged with causing an alcohol-related crash that killed three young people in central New York is back in jail. An Onondaga County judge revoked 31-year-old Anthony Saccone's bail Monday, a day after sheriff's deputies charged him with ...

NY Daily News slashes newsroom staffing in half

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York tabloid Daily News cut half of its newsroom staff Monday including and Jim Rich, the paper's editor in chief. The paper was sold to tronc Inc. last year for $1, with the owner of the Chicago Tribune assuming liabilities and debt. In an email sent to staff ...

Robin Williams artworks, memorabilia to be auctioned

NEW YORK (AP) — Artworks owned by Robin Williams and memorabilia from his career including autographed scripts, awards and props will be auctioned in the fall. Sotheby's announced Friday that the collection of Williams and his wife, Marsha, will be auctioned in New York on Oct. 4. The sale ...

Teen arrested in vandalism at Navy SEAL memorial site

LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager who police say vandalized a stone memorial in New York commemorating a Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan has been arrested. Suffolk County police say a 14-year-old boy was arrested early Friday in the vandalism at Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park in ...

Rapper Common goes back to school to help teachers

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Common has won three Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award but a recent visit to a New York City school was "humbling" — mainly because many of the students were too young to know his music. The award-winner showed up at ...

Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for death of infant

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A judge called the upstate New York man who was convicted of killing a 1-year-old boy a "monster" as he handed down a sentence of 25 years in prison. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Roger McDonough told 23-year-old David Bridges that he was a "wolf let loose amidst the ...

Trump was taped talking of paying Playboy model

By ERIC TUCKER and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a possible payment to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him, a person familiar with an investigation into the attorney ...

Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen and Rev. Al Sharpton meet ‘n tweet

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and the Rev. Al Sharpton have met to renew a long acquaintance — and they've made a point of letting the public know. Both tweeted about their Friday get-together but left the subject of it a cliffhanger: "I bet ...

Teen dies during high school band practice

BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl has died during band practice at a Long Island high school. Police say the girl was at practice at Sachem East High School in Farmingville when she appeared to have a medical emergency around 9:15 p.m. Monday. The girl was transported to a nearby ...

Advocates: Many asylum seekers at New York jail disoriented

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Advocates scrambling to assist hundreds of asylum seekers flown from the southern border to an upstate New York jail say detainees are arriving confused and disoriented. The Albany County Jail has taken in roughly 300 apprehended migrants this summer under an arrangement ...

Western NY man charged in death of girlfriend’s toddler

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 23-year-old man has been charged with killing his girlfriend's toddler inside a Buffalo home. Bashar Hall pleaded not guilty to a charge of manslaughter Wednesday at his arraignment in Buffalo City Court. Prosecutors say Hall injured the 2½-year-old boy on Tuesday. ...

6 states and NYC sue US over immigration-related policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Six states and New York City are suing the federal government, saying it is unlawfully forcing them to engage in federal immigration enforcement to receive anti-crime funds. Lawsuits were filed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court on behalf of New York state and city, ...

Russian rarity revived at Bard College

By MIKE SILVERMAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Lonely demon meets beautiful girl and falls in love. Girl is ambivalent. Demon kills off girl's fiance. Girl flees to convent. Demon pursues her. Girl dies and goes to heaven. Demon is condemned to eternal solitude. Stripped to its ...