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Saranac Lake hosting 1st World Snowshoe Championships in US

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A snowy first three weeks of February is good news for the Adirondack hosts of the World Snowshoe Championships, being held in the United States for the first time later this week. Organizers say they're expecting more than 300 athletes to compete Saturday in the ...

Body found near Buffalo Harbor State Park

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police are investigating a body that was found in upstate New York. Officials say a fisherman discovered the body floating near Buffalo Harbor State Park on Sunday morning. Authorities say Buffalo first responders arrived at the scene after an emergency call around 11 ...

Newly raised section of Bayonne Bridge open to traffic

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — The new elevated section of the Bayonne Bridge is open to traffic after years of work to raise the deck. Officials say a new section of the bridge connecting Bayonne, New Jersey, to New York City's Staten Island borough opened for vehicles at 5 a.m. Monday. Construction ...

Thousands of demonstrators across US say ‘Not My President’

By JULIE WALKER, Associated Press Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President's Day. The protests on the federal holiday didn't draw nearly as many people as the million-plus who thronged the ...

NYC child welfare worker caseloads increase after deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — Caseloads for child welfare workers in New York City have risen since a 6-year-old was beaten to death in a Harlem apartment last fall, the latest issue with the embattled agency. The average caseload was 9.2 per worker earlier this year, below the target of 12 at the city's ...

Water regulators for Philly, NYC mum on gas drilling talks

MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press Environmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River, whose watershed supplies Philadelphia and half the population of New York City. They may or ...

Russia’s ambassador to United Nations falls ill, dies at 64

By EDITH M. LEDERER and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country's interests who could both spar and get along with his Western counterparts, died suddenly ...

New York attorney general bids to become Trump’s No. 1 enemy

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — More than most, Eric Schneiderman understands the risks of taking on Donald Trump. New York's attorney general was a target of Trump's Twitter feed years before the president's assaults on "Little Marco" Rubio or "Lyin' Ted" Cruz. He was ...

New York pays $3M to family of molested boy

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it "a predator's dream." The former ...

Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes

By MARY ESCH, Associated Press FLORIDA, N.Y. (AP) — When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible accident. But she soon realized that her home had been ransacked, and that her other dog, Quigley, was lying ...

Repeat sex offender gets 60 years to life for abusing girl

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A registered sex offender has been sentenced to 60 years to life in prison for sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl. Prosecutors in Rochester say 34-year-old Antwon Smith had been convicted of eight sex offenses and was already in New York's offender registry when he ...

Disputed ‘I Love NY’ highway signs cost state $8.1M

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has spent $8.1 million to install hundreds of "I Love NY" highway signs that are the subject of a dispute with the federal government. Federal and state officials are working to resolve a dispute over the legality of the signs. Federal highway officials say the ...

Former Syracuse player sentenced to 10 years in stabbing

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A former Syracuse University football player has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the stabbing attack on two of his former teammates last year. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/2l1DSqW ) Naesean Howard was sentenced Friday for the April 2016 ...

Immigration rallies held around US to support Muslims

NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrations were held in cities around the U.S. this weekend to support Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies. More than a thousand people of various faiths rallied in New York City on Sunday. The "I Am A Muslim Too" event was held ...

Robbery suspect killed after pointing weapon at police

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say officers responding to a call about a robbery at a deli shot and killed the suspect after he pointed what looked like a firearm at them. The New York Police Department says it happened around 12:40 a.m. Sunday on Starr Street in Brooklyn. The officers saw the ...

Trooper, snowmobiler rescued from icy waters in Adirondacks

LONG LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A state trooper attempting to save a snowmobiler who fell through the ice of an Adirondack lake also broke through, requiring rescuers to pull both men from the frigid water. Trooper Michael S. Kohan responded to a call Friday morning of a snowmobiler going through the ...

Cideries from across New York gather for annual event

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Cider makers from across the state are gathering for their third annual celebration of New York's Farm Cidery Law. The event in Albany on Saturday features 15 farm cideries from seven regions across the state. It's held at the tasting room of Albany's Nine Pin Ciderworks, ...

NY woman arrested on charges she let 2 ferrets loose

BLOOMFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman has been arrested on charges she abandoned her two ferrets named Malice and Mayhem. The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports (http://on.rocne.ws/2lVTIFc ) that 40-year-old Sharon Anemaet was arrested Friday on charges of animal ...

Blind cleric behind 1990s terror plots dies in US prison

By BRIAN MELLEY and LEE KEATH, Associated Press Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 and spiritual guide to a generation of Islamic militants, has died in a federal prison. He was 78. Abdel-Rahman, who ...

FBI: Gang members arrested in phone thefts from 9 states

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Members of a violent Ohio street gang have been charged in federal court for their involvement in the thefts of $500,000 worth of cellphones and electronic devices from stores and shopping malls in nine states outside of Ohio, an FBI ...