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Saudi ties to US colleges come under mounting scrutiny

By COLLIN BINKLEY and CHAD DAY, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — U.S. colleges and universities have received more than $350 million from the Saudi government this decade, yet some are rethinking their arrangements in the wake of the killing of a journalist that has ignited a global uproar ...

Ex-girlfriend of slain man arrested, her husband also jailed

SODUS, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities say the ex-girlfriend of an upstate man fatally shot last week is in custody. Meanwhile, officials in Texas say her husband, a former police chief, is also jailed. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Charlene Childers of Sunray, Texas, ...

Synagogue shooter was obsessed with Jewish refugee agency

By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press Just moments before the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 11 people dead, the suspect is believed to have posted a final social media rant against a Jewish refugee settlement agency most people had never heard of, but which has increasingly become the ...

White deer have unusual home in upstate NY – old Army depot

By JOHN KEKIS, Associated Press ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) — Dennis Money unlocks the gate that blocks access to the 3,000-acre spread that these days almost serves as his home away from home, jumps into a van, and cautions his guests before proceeding. "I won't guarantee you'll see one, but ...

New chapters emerge in 6 years since Sandy’s devastation

By JENNIFER PELTZ and WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Meteorological monster Superstorm Sandy roared into the heavily populated New York metropolitan area six years ago Monday, leaving at least 182 people dead from the Caribbean to the Northeast. The storm caused tens of ...

Trump says media is ‘Enemy’ after shooting, bomb plot

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on the news media Monday following a week of election-season violence, arguing that "fraudulent" reporting was contributing to anger in the country and declaring that the press was the "true ...

Woman pleads not guilty in slaying of worker on lunch break

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who posted bizarre, ranting YouTube videos before she was accused of shooting another woman last year in a New York park has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness. The Democrat and Chronicle reports 32-year-old Holly Colino entered the plea Monday in ...

How old is cacao? New research pushes back date

By CANDICE CHOI, AP Food & Health Writer NEW YORK (AP) — New research strengthens the case that people used the chocolate ingredient cacao in South America 5,400 years ago, underscoring the seed's radical transformation into today's Twix bars and M&M candies. Tests indicate traces ...

Ex-football players sue woman, college over fake rape claim

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Two former Sacred Heart University football players have filed a lawsuit against the school and a woman who made false rape claims against them in 2016. Connecticut court records show Dhameer Bradley and Malik St. Hilaire on Oct. 10 sued Nikki Yovino, of South ...

What we know about the explosive devices targeting Democrats

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The packages arrived in familiar manila envelopes affixed with lots of stamps, some bearing the American flag. But what was inside was alarming: crude pipe bombs wrapped in black tape, with wires sprouting from each end. None of the ...

Senate panel: NY needs addiction treatment professionals

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state Senate panel is recommending the state do more to recruit and train health care professionals who work with recovering addicts. That's one of 11 recommendations included in a report issued Wednesday by the Senate's Task Force on Heroin and Opioid ...

Bomb threats put spotlight on vitriolic political rhetoric

By STEVE PEOPLES and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The discovery of pipe bombs targeting prominent Democratic politicians and CNN is raising the threat of election-season violence largely unknown in the U.S. — and prompting uncomfortable questions about the consequences of ...

What a break! Man’s fall leads to hospital lottery pool win

STRATFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man walking to buy a lottery ticket for this week's massive Mega Millions jackpot fell and broke his hip, but the trip to the hospital turned into his lucky break. WCAU-TV reports 87-year-old Earl Livingston was invited to join the hospital staff's lottery ...

Former NY state Senate leader gets prison

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos was sentenced to four years and three months in prison Wednesday after his conviction on public corruption charges. U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood announced the penalty for the longtime ...

New York says Exxon misled investors about climate risks

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general says Exxon Mobil misled investors about the risks that climate change poses to its operations. Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Wednesday that Exxon courted investors such as the state's public ...

Business owners can team up on insurance, if state allows it

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — As small business owners shop for 2019 health insurance, some will for the first time have the chance to join forces and buy cheaper insurance — depending on which state they're in. New rules that began going into effect last ...

3 college basketball recruiting insiders convicted in NYC

By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER NEW YORK (AP) — An Adidas executive and two other insiders from the high-stakes world of college basketball recruiting were convicted Wednesday in a corruption case that prosecutors said exposed the underbelly of the sport. A federal jury in Manhattan found ...

Canadian man sentenced for running drug ring on reservation

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Canadian man has been sentenced to more than a dozen years in federal prison for selling oxycodone on an American Indian reservation on the U.S.-Canada border in northern New York. The U.S. attorney's office in Albany says Wednesday that 42-year-old ...

CNN’s Jim Acosta calls for Trump to halt media attacks

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, whose network is a frequent target of President Donald Trump's "fake news" barbs, called on him Monday to stop attacking the media because he's afraid someone will get hurt. The past week may have ...

Cuomo, Molinaro to spar in NY gov race’s only planned debate

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers may get their only chance Tuesday to see Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo debate Republican challenger Marc Molinaro before next month's election. Cuomo, a Democrat seeking a third term, will spar with Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, Tuesday afternoon at the ...