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Chelsea Clinton is in no hurry to get into politics

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Congresswoman Clinton? President Clinton? For now, Chelsea Clinton says her only plan is to burnish her profile as an author of children's books. The former first daughter embarked on a six-state book tour Tuesday that was scheduled back ...

Hacked New York Post app sends out ‘Heil President’ alert

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Post app has been hacked on April Fools' Day, sending out push alert notifications that included "Heil President Donald Trump." The Post apologized Saturday night, shortly after its app sent out a series of alerts. The Post said in a follow-up alert: "Our push ...

Dems urge Trump to veto bill blocking online privacy rule

NEW YORK (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is urging President Donald Trump to veto a resolution that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could allow internet providers to sell information about their customers' browsing habits. The New York senator and 46 other ...

Governor calls for 2-month budget extension; talks continue

By ANNA GRONEWOLD and DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a two-month extension of the last state budget to prevent a government shutdown after he and state lawmakers on Sunday failed to reach agreement on a new spending plan. Cuomo said the ...

Living by the sword: Carving a niche making warrior blades

By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press NEW HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Through smoke and sparks and staccato banging from his anvil, John Lundemo forges swooping swords that look like they should be pulled from a stone, swung by a samurai or thrust on "Game of Thrones." The 60-year-old has carved out ...

Roger Stone: I’ll beat suit even if jury thinks I’m a devil

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Republican strategist Roger Stone said Thursday that jurors may think he's "the devil" but he still expects to beat a defamation lawsuit accusing him of circulating a mailer calling a political candidate a sexual predator. The civil trial ...

A band apart: Special-needs musicians aim for world stage

By FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — They've performed at Disney World in Florida and marched in New York's City's Columbus Day Parade. Now the FREE Players Drum Corps is setting its sights on a trip to the 2018 world championships in Indianapolis. But what sets this ...

Sheriff warns kayaker to avoid trouble on Great Lakes paddle

LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sheriff is warning a Missouri kayaker who's trying to paddle the Great Lakes that she could lose her boat if she gets into trouble again in Lake Huron. The Huron County sheriff says 52-year-old Traci Lynn Martin had problems with her rudder Friday and ...

Man pleads guilty to selling drug that killed pregnant woman

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York man has admitted selling fentanyl-laced heroin to a 24-year-old pregnant woman who then injected the drugs and died of an overdose. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Syracuse says 37-year-old Anthony Vita, of Syracuse, pleaded guilty Tuesday to ...

Trump’s lawyers: ‘Apprentice’ contestant can’t sue president

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump's lawyers say he's immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice" who accused him of unwanted sexual contact. The lawyers said in a ...

World Video Game Hall of Fame names 2017 finalists

By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports," that made gamers ...

The Latest: Cuomo says deals made on juvenile justice, Uber

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on state budget negotiations in Albany (all times local): 2:40 p.m. New York politicians have nailed down budget agreements on key policy issues but are still grappling with the notion of potential funding losses from Republican-led Congress. Gov. Andrew ...

Questions, answers about funding threats to sanctuary cities

By SADIE GURMAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is issuing a fresh threat to withhold or revoke law enforcement grant money from communities that refuse to cooperate with federal efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country ...

Supreme Court won’t restore $7.25B swipe fees settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will not restore a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving place a ruling by the federal appeals court in New York that tossed out the ...

New York proposing adding 4 free sport fishing days

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state officials want to add more free sport fishing days to the calendar. The Department of Environmental Conservation is hoping to add four more days this year: the weekend preceding Presidents Day, National Hunting and Fishing Day on the fourth Saturday in ...

Niagara Falls’ Maid of the Mist boats planning early launch

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The Maid of the Mist tour boats at Niagara Falls are being readied for their earliest launch ever. The famed boats that bring passengers from the New York shore to the base of the falls in the lower Niagara River will open the 2017 season on Saturday. A similar ...

Central NY teen charged with stealing sex toys from home

ROME, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York teenager faces charges after police say he stole assorted sex toys from a woman's bedroom. Police in the city of Rome say a woman called authorities on March 22 to report her sex toys were missing. An investigation led to the arrest of a 17-year-old on ...

Workers help find lost engagement, wedding rings at dump

FAIRVIEW, N.J. (AP) — A New York City woman has recovered her wedding and engagement rings from a New Jersey dump with some help from sanitation workers. Shannon Lombardo says she accidentally threw out the rings, which were in a paper towel. She called 311 and the city delayed pickups from ...

Racist sword killer says he’d mulled racial attack for years

NEW YORK (AP) — A white racist accused of fatally stabbing a 66-year-old stranger on a Manhattan street because he was black says he'd intended it as "a practice run" in a mission to deter interracial relationships. James Harris Jackson, 28, spoke with a reporter for the Daily News ...

Mom of unarmed teen killed by cop in 2012 demands answers

By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of an unarmed black teenager shot to death by a white police officer said Monday she was outraged the officer quit instead of getting fired following a disciplinary trial in a case that sparked outrage over police use of deadly ...