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The Latest: Gold trader testifies at New York trial

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest at the New York trial of a Turkish banker accused of laundering Iranian oil money (all times local): 11:55 a.m. A wealthy Turkish-Iranian gold trader has told a jury in New York that he began cooperating with U.S. authorities after he was unable to free himself ...

Police: Man charged with killing woman he beat twice in May

DEWITT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they've charged a man with fatally stabbing a woman outside a suburban Syracuse motel where he was staying after she bailed him out of jail. The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday identified the victim as 61-year-old Rena Tindell, of Syracuse, ...

NY Democrats float plan to fix Senate schism

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There's a new proposal to heal the schism dividing Democrats in the New York state Senate — one that could potentially give Democrats control of the chamber. Democrats now have a one-seat Senate majority, but they aren't in charge because the eight-member Independent ...

Mayor signs legislation to repeal anti-dancing law

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed legislation repealing a 91-year-old law that banned dancing at most nightspots. In Monday's signing, the Democratic mayor said the law "just didn't make sense." He said "nightlife is part of the New York melting pot that brings ...

2 planes clip wings at New York’s JFK airport

NEW YORK (AP) — A plane has clipped wings with another plane while taxiing at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration says the right wing of EgyptAir Flight 986, a Boeing 777 headed to Cairo, touched the left wing of London-bound Virgin Atlantic ...

NY lawmakers plan 2 big hearings on education issues

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Members of the New York state Assembly are planning two big hearings in coming weeks that focus on critical components of the state's educational system. The first, on Dec. 5, will focus on how private primary and secondary schools measure student success. The second ...

Final tally for Convoy For Tots event hauls in 22K toys

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — An annual Toys For Tots event held last weekend in upstate New York turned out to be much more successful than organizers initially thought. Sunday morning's event by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Capital Region Toys For Tots was dubbed Convoy for Tots because ...

Florida teen held in New York denies killing grandmother

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teen being detained in New York denies any involvement in the death of his 53-year-old grandmother. The 15-year-old boy was apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on Friday near the Canadian border. Police said he was driving a 2015 Dodge ...

Woman wants charge of killing twin in cliff crash dismissed

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — A murder charge against a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister should be dismissed because prosecutors misled the grand jury that indicted her, a defense attorney ...

Plan to change New England ocean stewardship up for debate

By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government is close to enacting new rules about New England ocean habitat that could mean dramatic changes for the way it manages the marine environment and fisheries. The National Marine Fisheries Service has been ...

Jackpot elusive for 3 new upstate New York casinos

By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Three new upstate New York casinos have so far failed to generate the big payoffs they projected, meaning less money shared with towns, cities and counties. Slot machine and table game revenue from casinos in the Finger Lakes, the ...

After weeks of deals, stores aim to draw Black Friday crowds

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and JOSEPH PISANI, AP Retail Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers were out before dawn in the U.S. for fun and for deals, as retailers that have had a tough year were hoping to bring customers to their stores and websites for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days ...

8-year-old hurt when car crashes while child is steering it

WHITEHALL, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old child is hospitalized with serious injuries after a car crashed as the child steered the vehicle while sitting on a New York man's lap. State police say 36-year-old Brett Reynolds, of Whitehall, took his mother's car late Tuesday and ...

Colleges, high schools use “Hamilton” to enhance teaching

By CARRIE ANTLFINGER, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — More than 2,000 students got into the hottest show in Chicago for free — "Hamilton: An American Musical " — as part of their acceptance to Northwestern University. It's one of the ways colleges and high schools are using the hugely ...

European court opens hearing on recognizing same-sex unions

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The European Court of Justice on Tuesday opened a hearing on the recognition of same-sex marriages in European Union countries where they aren't legal. The hearing in Luxembourg came after Romania's constitutional court asked the European court to make a ruling on ...

Waco’s economy benefits amid final season of ‘Fixer Upper’

By J.B. SMITH, Waco Tribune-Herald WACO, Texas (AP) — On a recent Thursday afternoon at Magnolia Market at the Silos, tourists line up for $3.50 "shiplap cupcakes" where mill workers once weighed wagons of cottonseed. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports in the shadow of the rusted silos, ...

CBS co-hosts on Charlie Rose: not the man I know

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Rose's co-hosts on "CBS This Morning" sharply condemned their suspended colleague Tuesday after the airing of sexual misconduct allegations that included groping female staffers and walking around naked in front of them, saying that ...

The Latest: CBS fires Charlie Rose after misconduct claims

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Charlie Rose (all times local): 12:33 p.m. CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct. Rose has been one of three hosts of "CBS This Morning" since 2012 and is also a contributor to "60 Minutes." PBS ...

People hurt in cosmetics factory explosions, fire tops 125

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — As the number of people reporting injuries from deadly explosions at a cosmetics factory jumped to more than 125, investigators on Tuesday tried to determine what caused the blasts at a plant with a checkered history that includes fines for safety violations earlier ...

Buffalo library’s WWI posters highlight of new exhibit

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Propaganda posters from World War I are the focus of a new exhibit opening at the Buffalo and Erie County Library. The exhibit is opening Saturday at the system's Central Library in downtown Buffalo. It tells of the city's role in America's war effort in terms of ...