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Insurer started by Trump adviser’s brother seeks expansion

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The health insurance company co-founded by the brother of President Donald Trump's son-in-law says it wants to return to New Jersey's health exchange marketplace and expand in four other states. Oscar announced Wednesday that has applied to return to 14 of New Jersey's ...

After over 25 years, Ice Cube’s still got something to say

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — It's been more than 25 years, and Ice Cube's still got something to say. The 48-year-old entertainer has come a long way from his start as part of the rap group N.W.A. and later a solo artist, branching into movies and now founding a ...

Intel signs up as top Olympic sponsor through 2024

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says it has signed a deal with technology provider Intel, one week after McDonald's ended its long-standing sponsorship three years early. The IOC says Intel will bring its expertise with virtual reality and drones to the games ...

Video captures rat trying to flee with entire garbage bag

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman has produced a viral video after encountering a New York City rat trying to flee with a large bag of garbage. Leigh Conner says she saw a moving trash bag last week in the Brooklyn neighborhood while she was getting on her bike. She tells WABC-TV ...

Researcher swims 10-hour marathon for clean water awareness

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A Great Lakes researcher accomplished an impressive feat — swimming the length of a 17-mile lake in upstate New York. Sherri Mason, who is the chair of SUNY Fredonia's Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences, swam the length of the Chautauqua Lake in just ...

5 tractor-trailer trucks engulfed in flames at NY dealership

DEWITT, N.Y. (AP) — Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused a blaze at a suburban Syracuse business where five tractor-trailer trucks went up in flames. Officials tell The Post-Standard of Syracuse (http://bit.ly/2to9yJh ) that the fire was reported around 4 a.m. Monday at ...

LIRR offers discounts to riders using 2 transfer hubs

NEW YORK (AP) — The Long Island Rail Road will provide discounts averaging 25 percent to commuters who use transfer hubs in Brooklyn and Queens during the major repair work at Penn Station this summer. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Tuesday that the fare cuts will apply to ...

Lightning strikes couple’s home on 40th wedding anniversary

SOUTH BRISTOL, N.Y. (AP) — A couple whose South Carolina condominium burned up in a fire four years ago nearly lost their upstate New York home after it was struck by lightning on their 40th wedding anniversary. WHAM-TV in Rochester (http://bit.ly/2tGGf3S ) reports Tim and Christine ...

Jury deadlocks on murder charges in NYC student’s slaying

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has been found guilty of assaulting a student on an upstate college campus but the jury deadlocked on charges stemming from the fatal stabbing of another student. The Tompkins County Court jury on Monday convicted 23-year-old Nagee Green, of Freeville, on ...

12 cities to receive Justice Department aid to lower crime

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The Justice Department says it's aiding 12 U.S. cities to decrease violent crime. The department said Tuesday it will help local authorities study crime patterns and develop plans to reduce violence. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says officials will find "data-driven, ...

State police plan training on campus sexual assaults

GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — Campus sexual assault is the topic of a daylong training session planned by New York State Police. More than 120 campus administrators, victim advocates and others are expected to attend Monday's session at the State University of New York at Geneseo. Among topics to be ...

Man sues city after drunkenly jumping out of ambulance

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who says the city didn't do enough to keep him from drunkenly jumping out of the back of a moving ambulance has filed a lawsuit. Yaugeni Kralkin says he was intoxicated last June when he was picked up by EMTs. Court documents show police were needed to put ...

Man dies after riding lawnmower plunges off lakeside bluff

WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 79-year-old western New York man whose riding lawnmower plunged off a 30-foot-high bluff overlooking Lake Ontario. Police say the man's family members found him Sunday evening at the bottom of the bluff along the shoreline in ...

42 arrested as police bust cockfighting ring in central NY

FRANKFORT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say more than three dozen people have been arrested after police busted a cockfighting ring in central New York. State police say a six-month investigation into illegal bird fighting led to Saturday's raid at a landscaping business in the Herkimer County ...

‘Human Project’ study will ask 10,000 to share life’s data

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. Researchers are gearing up to ...

Man fatally shot during altercation at Father’s Day barbecue

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a man has been shot and killed at a Father's Day barbecue attended by dozens of friends and family in upstate New York. Forty-six-year-old Terrance Roberts was pronounced dead shortly after police responded to reports of gunshots Sunday afternoon. The Times ...

Supreme Court: 9/11 detainees can’t sue top US officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Muslim men detained after the Sept. 11 attacks can't sue top U.S. law enforcement officials. The justices by a 4-2 vote on Monday ended a long-running lawsuit against former Attorney General John Ashcroft, former FBI Director Robert Mueller and other ...

Abuse victims to NY lawmakers: Lift statute of limitations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Survivors of child molestation are urging New York lawmakers to loosen the statute of limitations on lawsuits for past abuse. Gathering at the Capitol Thursday, they called for passage of a proposal to extend the criminal and civil statute of limitations for several ...

Lawmaker to unveil bill to expand pedestrian safety barriers

NEW YORK (AP) — Council Member Ydanis (ee-DAHN'-nihs) Rodriguez has announced new legislation aimed at expanding the use of protective barriers on city sidewalks to help stop speeding vehicles from striking pedestrians like the attack in Times Square. Rodriguez said Thursday the bill would ...

New York lottery marks 50 years

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Lottery is celebrating 50 years of operation. The lottery's first drawing will be commemorated Friday in Albany near the state Capitol with lottery announcer Yolanda Vega. The state lottery launched in 1967 with Lotto. Tickets cost 50 cents and could be ...