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Assisted suicide bill back before New York lawmakers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Legislation that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from a physician is again before state lawmakers in Albany. Supporters of the bill include several New Yorkers who lost loved ones to painful terminal illness. They plan to meet ...

$136K in grants going to Great Lakes research projects

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is providing more than $136,000 in funding to colleges, agencies and other entities for Great Lakes research projects. The money from the state Environmental Protection Fund is directed by the Great Lakes Research Consortium, comprised of 18 New York ...

Fallen officers from around NY state honored in Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Fallen police officers from around New York state are being remembered in Albany. Officers will gather Tuesday at the New York State Police Officers Memorial near the state Capitol after a mass at a city church. The memorial on the Empire State Plaza includes the names ...

Man who pretended to be Army vet sentenced to 14 years

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who posed as a U.S. Army veteran and claimed to have two doctorates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been sentenced to seven to 14 years in prison. A judge in New York City sentenced Jeremy Wilson on Monday. Prosecutors say Wilson pretended to be a ...

Search to resume for person spotted in Niagara River

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A state police dive team is scheduled to search the Niagara River after workers at a sewage treatment plant reported seeing a person in the water yelling for help. The U.S. Coast Guard station on Lake Erie in Buffalo says it was contacted around 4:30 a.m. Monday by Erie ...

‘I signed up for this?’ Reporter scales Brooklyn Bridge

By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Rain is normally nothing more than a mild annoyance for a reporting assignment outdoors. But this was no normal day. I was supposed to climb to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge. As the clouds gathered and the wind kicked up, I dropped my two ...

Surgeons reattach ear of Buffalo officer hit by gunfire

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Surgeons have reattached a Buffalo police officer's ear after it was nearly shot off by a man who pulled out a gun during a traffic stop. The man was then fatally shot by another officer. Buffalo police officials say Officer Joseph Acquino is in fair condition at Erie ...

2018 Grammy Awards returning to NYC after 14 years in LA

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards are in a New York State of Mind. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the 2018 Grammys would return to New York City after spending the last 14 years in Los Angeles. The show will take place at Madison Square ...

NY Assembly Republican push for bills to ease tax burdens

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans in New York's state Assembly say they are concerned about the state's tax burden. Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb released a statement Friday calling on the lawmakers to pass legislation easing taxes for individuals and businesses. Kolb noted rankings ...

Plawecki says sex toy in photo Mets tweeted was a prank

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Plawecki was driving home from Citi Field when his phone buzzed. The New York Mets had tweeted a photograph of T.J. Rivera wearing the star-of-the-game crown in their clubhouse after a victory over Miami, and the background included Plawecki's locker — and a clearly ...

Streisand ponders ‘what might have been’ with Clinton

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand usually talks to her audience, but Saturday night she had a special message for two guests: Bill and Hillary Clinton. Streisand gave former president and former Democratic presidential candidate much more than ...

New York accepting comment on revised Common Core standards

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is accepting public comment on new learning standards that replace the Common Core. The revised standards will be presented to the policy-making Board of Regents Tuesday and public comments are being accepted until June 2. State education officials ...

Trump Tower resident who listed apartment on Airbnb pays $1K

NEW YORK (AP) — An Airbnb host who was renting out her Trump Tower apartment is among the first to pay a fine to New York City under a law banning advertising listings for short-term rentals. The host and owner of the Trump Tower apartment, Yelena Yelagina, paid a $1,000 fine to the city. A ...

Martha Stewart flashes middle finger toward Trump portrait

NEW YORK (AP) — Martha Stewart has given a glimpse of her feelings toward her former reality TV rival, President Donald Trump. A photo shared on social media show Stewart standing between large portraits of Trump and Snoop Dogg at an art fair in New York on Saturday. A photo taken by artist ...

Cop recovering from gunshot wound; suspect dead

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A police officer who was shot during a traffic stop in an upstate New York neighborhood is recovering from his injury. Authorities say the Buffalo police officer had pulled over a motorist Sunday evening when the driver began struggling with him and shot him, striking ...

Man charged in 1993 sex assault of 11-year-old girl

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a 58-year-old man has been charged in a 1993 knifepoint sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl. The Manhattan district attorney's office announced Thursday that William Dixon was indicted on sodomy charges. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer who could ...

Fired Fox radio reporter sues, claiming retaliation

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Fox News radio reporter has sued the network and its parent company, saying she was fired last month in "a blatant act of retaliation" for complaining about gender discrimination. 21st Century Fox said Thursday that Jessica Golloher's complaints are baseless. A ...

Crashes on popular NY lake prompt new rules for boat rentals

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — People planning to rent boats on a popular upstate New York lake will be required to watch a safety video before being allowed to take a rental vessel onto the water. The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports (http://bit.ly/2pKDFuW ) reports the Lake George Park ...

Protesters line up in NYC, hoping for chance to boo Trump

By DENIZ CAM and DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A few hundred protesters lined up Thursday along Manhattan's West Side Highway to jeer Donald Trump's motorcade as he made his first trip home to New York since becoming president of the United States. Trump sped by just ...

Trump enjoys health care victory, hails ties with Australia

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump turned his first trip home as president into a victory lap on Thursday, returning to the city that has largely opposed him while celebrating House passage of legislation undoing much his predecessor's ...