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Lost Fort Drum soldier OK after being found in Adirondacks

PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a soldier from Fort Drum is recovering after he was rescued in rugged terrain in the Adirondacks two days after setting out on hike. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/2x7bnz1 ) that state forest rangers say 40-year-old Richard ...

Remains found last month identified as missing NY man, 76

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say skeletal remains found in an upstate New York forest last month have been identified as those of a 76-year-old man who had been reported missing around Christmas. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/2wDNhsS ) that the Sullivan ...

Police: Alleged drunken driver hits stepson walking dog

CENTERPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Police have arrested a suburban New York man on drunken driving charges after he allegedly struck his 13-year-old stepson and broke his leg while the boy was walking his dog near their home. Another stepson, who's 9, was a passenger in the car and was treated for ...

Schneiderman: $2.7M collected in effort to fight wage theft

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says efforts to crack down on wage theft are paying off. The Democratic attorney general released a report Friday indicating that his office recovered more than $2.7 million in back wages in the past year. The money was ...

Easy does it: Kelly and Ryan kick off a new ‘Live’ season

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — On his first appearance on the soon-to-be-rechristened "Live with Kelly and Ryan," Ryan Seacrest had something rare for someone who seems born to be on TV: butterflies. Stepping on camera after Kelly Ripa broke the news of her new ...

Kolb says he’s mulling run for NY governor

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The top Republican in the New York state Assembly says he's considering running for governor next year. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb told The Auburn Citizen (http://bit.ly/2x9KIkG ) that he's giving "serious thought" to a campaign after being approached by ...

NY Assembly Speaker Heastie to teach college part-time

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is headed back to school as a part-time faculty member at Monroe College's Bronx campus. Heastie, a Bronx Democrat, says he will teach two sections of a personal finance course as a part-time member of the faculty. Heastie ...

A monkey named Spiderman dies in New York at age 43

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A monkey named Spiderman has died at a New York zoo after an unusually long life. The Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester said Friday that 43-year-old Spiderman was among the oldest spider monkeys in conservation care. Spider monkeys have a life expectancy of about 25 ...

China accuses outspoken tycoon in US of rape

By GERRY SHIH, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Escalating efforts to repatriate one of the ruling Communist Party's most wanted exiles, Chinese police have opened an investigation on a new allegation, rape, against New York-based billionaire Guo Wengui, who has been releasing what he calls ...

No laughing matter: Nitrous oxide reappears in US ambulances

By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Normally used in dentist's offices and hospitals, nitrous oxide — yes, laughing gas — is starting to turn up again in ambulances in some rural areas where medical workers with clearance to provide more traditional painkillers often ...

Electrician dies after accident at NY high school

KENMORE, N.Y. (AP) — An electrician has died after an accident while doing routine work at a western New York high school. The unidentified sub-contractor was killed Wednesday while doing work inside Kenmore West High School's electrical closet. WIVB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2elxfvd ) the ...

Prosecutor: Woman stole 36K amusement park tickets worth $1M

NEW YORK (AP) — A former sales director for a New York charter bus company is accused of stealing 36,000 amusement park admission tickets, worth over $1 million. According to the Daily News (http://nydn.us/2glhm8V ), prosecutors say Rosemarie Bader used a company credit card to ...

Cute, fit and popular: Angolan colobus monkey born at NY zoo

NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City's latest residents is young, physically fit and wildly popular. The Angolan colobus (KAHL'-uh-buhs) monkey — born this August at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo — also scores high on the cuteness scale. The baby, whose gender is not ...

New York steps up tick disease surveillance amid virus cases

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York health officials are stepping up tick surveillance and education efforts amid a growing number of ticks and tick-borne diseases. State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker says more than 100 sites across New York were surveyed this summer for ticks and diseases. ...

4 more special days added in final week of NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Four more special admission days are being added in the final days of the New York State Fair. Starting Wednesday and running through the fair's end on Labor Day, admission during Special Fair Days will be $1 for select guests, which include college students. On ...

Police: Officer shot dog in self-defense following 911 call

JOHNSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York are investigating the fatal shooting of a dog by an officer. Authorities say the shooting occurred Monday evening in Johnstown. Police say an officer responded to a home after receiving a report of loose dog that was chasing a ...

Bicyclist follows app into Lincoln Tunnel, issued summons

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — Port Authority officials say a bicyclist delivering food who ended up riding through the Lincoln Tunnel was following directions from a phone app. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/2x4lmEA ) the 26-year-old Jersey City man was intercepted by Port Authority police on the ...

Some recall Sandy struggle as Congress ponders Harvey relief

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans from New York and New Jersey are pledging unconditional support for those devastated by Harvey. But their resentment lingers. But as historic floods wreaked havoc across the Gulf Coast, Northeastern Republicans recalled with ...

Sculpture to be unveiled at Buffalo waterfront

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — State officials are planning to unveil the latest art installation on Buffalo's waterfront. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation announced earlier this month that a 1963 sculpture called Flat Man would go up at the Outer Harbor. On Tuesday, state officials and ...

Judge: Lynyrd Skynyrd film violates 3-decade-old agreement

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A film created with help from a former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer violates a "blood oath" surviving band members made not to exploit the band's name and history, a judge concluded as he blocked its distribution, siding with a surviving ...