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Chihuly glass show features dazzling colors, towering forms

By KATHERINE ROTH, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A major new exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden features enormous glass installations installed across the 250-acre garden and a gallery of early drawings and paintings, all by Dale Chihuly. Taken together, the show, titled simply ...

Artists across US take to stage to protest Trump policies

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — In 1921, Congress passed an emergency immigration law limiting the number of foreigners allowed into the United States based on their country of birth, a fearful backlash to the increasing numbers of Poles, Greeks and Italians ...

Police conclude probe into New York judge’s death

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City police department has concluded its investigation into the death of a pioneering judge who was found dead in the Hudson River. Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Wednesday investigators had tracked down all leads and found no criminality. Boyce said all ...

Man’s sex abuse acquittal shows challenges for prosecutors

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The acquittal of a suburban foster father charged with sexually abusing boys in his care shows the challenges prosecutors face in proving abuse allegations without strong corroborating evidence. Testimony from six young men who said Cesar ...

Cuomo joins governors urging Trump to uphold climate deal

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has joined 11 other governors prodding President Donald Trump to participate in international efforts to combat climate change. The governors sent a joint letter to Trump on Tuesday urging him to uphold the United States' greenhouse gas ...

NY man sentenced for killing his girlfriend and her son, 7

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man has been sentenced for killing his 30-year-old girlfriend and her 7-year-old son in their suburban Buffalo apartment last year. The Erie County District Attorney's Office says 31-year-old Shane Stevenson, of Cheektowaga, was sentenced Wednesday in ...

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 ...

MSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ hosts Scarborough, Brzezinski engaged

By PATRICK MAIRS, Associated Press "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski say they are engaged, confirming rumors of an off-screen romance that have been swirling since last year. The MSNBC personalities revealed their engagement to Vanity Fair in an interview for an ...

‘Harry Potter’ will make Broadway jump in spring 2018

By MARK KENNEDY, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has become London's theater event of the year. Now Broadway will shortly be under its spell, too. Producers said Thursday that the show will come to The Lyric Theatre in the spring of 2018, ...

NY Gov. Cuomo urges shared services for local governments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York governor Andrew Cuomo says local governments should share resources to ease tax burdens that could increase under federal tax proposals. Cuomo on Thursday in Long Island ceremonially signed a bill allowing for counties to create plans to reduce property taxes by ...

The Latest: Trump blasts Clinton in late-night tweets

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Hillary Clinton's remarks Tuesday at events in New York: (all times local): 12:50 a.m. President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to blast Hillary Clinton's earlier comments in which she blamed misogyny, FBI, Russia and herself for her 2016 election loss. In ...

NY’s Assembly approves use of marijuana as PTSD treatment

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state lawmakers are gaining momentum in a measure to expand medical marijuana coverage to those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Currently, medical marijuana in New York can only be used to treat serious illnesses such as cancer and Lou Gehrig's ...

New York Times adds 308,000 digital subscription in 1Q

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times added a record number of digital subscribers last quarter, exciting investors who pushed the stock to an 11 percent gain in morning trading. The Times added 308,000 digital subscribers in the first quarter — its best quarter since it began offering ...

Young director makes a bit of history with film debut

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Overcoming the hurdle of being a woman director in Hollywood is tough enough, but trying to do it a few years removed from high school is an even more daunting task. So it was to be expected that Quinn Shephard — just 22 years old — was ...

Stars turn out for Planned Parenthood gala honoring Clinton

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — An array of celebrities — from Meryl Streep to Tina Fey to Scarlett Johansson to Julianne Moore to Chelsea Handler — turned out to support Planned Parenthood at its centennial celebration, and to hear Hillary Clinton urge continued ...

New rules or rain? Lake Ontario residents seethe over floods

By MARY ESCH, Associated Press Four months after an international body approved a new plan for regulating Lake Ontario's water level, property owners who had claimed the rules favored muskrat lodges over lakeside homes are piling sandbags against just the kind of floodwaters they had ...

Former radical says her parole denial hurt fellow prisoners

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Weather Underground radical who was denied parole after New York's governor commuted her sentence says the decision was "communally painful" for fellow prisoners who had "connected their sense of hope" to her. "People here want to believe that ... what we do wrong ...

Airbnb, hosts seek reprieve from New York state lawmakers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Airbnb hosts from around New York state have gathered in Albany to encourage lawmakers to roll back what amount to some of the toughest rules for short-term rentals in the nation. Under a law signed last year, people who rent out their entire home for less than 30 days ...

Budget deal calls for releasing Asian carp prevention report

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Congress is pushing the Trump administration to release a study of how a Chicago-area waterway structure might be fortified to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. A provision saying Congress "expects" the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release the draft ...

Big frat party prompts town to seek reimbursement from state

SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — After New York State Park Police broke up a rowdy fraternity party in a state park, officials in the upstate town are calling for the state to repay the costs of local police enforcement. The Times-Union of Albany reports (http://bit.ly/2qnMCe8 ) Saturday's party was ...