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Schumer decries possible cuts to TSA, Coast Guard

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is criticizing President Donald Trump over proposed cuts to the Transportation Security Administration and Coast Guard that the New York Democrat says would put New York at risk. The Democrat on Sunday accused Trump's administration of seeking to ...

Test meant to screen teachers instead weeded out minorities

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York education officials are poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers, in part because an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates were failing it. The ...

Northeast blizzard could dump 18 inches of snow on New York

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Northeast is bracing for winter's last hurrah — a blizzard expected to sweep the New York region starting Monday with possibly the season's biggest snowstorm dumping up to 18 inches on Central Park. The National Weather Service ...

Ex-aides: Trump has long been worried about recorded calls

By JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before he tweeted about wiretaps, Donald Trump worried about who was listening in on his calls. As a real estate mogul and reality TV star — well before he alleged on Twitter that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones ...

‘Fearless Girl’ statue stares down Wall Street’s iconic bull

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A new statue of a resolute young girl staring down Wall Street's famous Charging Bull was erected by a major asset managing firm for International Women's Day to make a point: There's a dearth of women on the boards of the largest U.S. ...

Hidden beneath paint, a famed artist’s wall decorations

By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press CATSKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Not only did Thomas Cole paint the lush mountain landscapes that inspired the Hudson River School art movement of the 19th century, he also painted on the walls of his home. Lost beneath layers of paint for more than a century, the ...

New 838 area code will soon co-exist 518 in eastern New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State regulators say a new area code will be phased in starting this month throughout the 518 area code in eastern New York. The state Public Service Commission in 2016 approved the 838 area code to be "overlaid" across the 17 counties that make up the 518 area code. The ...

Police: 3 men wounded by gunfire at Buffalo intersection

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Buffalo are investigating an apparent drive-by shooting that has left three people with gunshot wounds. Officers say they responded Monday afternoon to reports of a shooting at the intersection of Eller Avenue and Genesee street. Officials say three men ages ...

Crews begin removing Lake Erie ice boom at Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Mild weather this winter is allowing crews to get a jump on removing the ice boom from where Lake Erie flows into the Niagara River at Buffalo. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the New York Power Authority and the Ontario Power Generation decided Monday would be the ...

Police: Driver owes nearly $51,000 in unpaid tolls, fees

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — Transit police say they've arrested a New Jersey man who owes nearly $51,000 in unpaid tolls and fees. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say Tai Denunzio was arrested around 7:40 a.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Tunnel in Weehawken, just outside New York ...

Suburban NY official pleads guilty to securities fraud

RAMAPO, N.Y. (AP) — A former head of a local development corporation has admitted to conspiring with a suburban New York town supervisor in a corruption scheme involving the financing of a controversial stadium and other projects. N. Aaron Troodler pleaded guilty Tuesday to securities fraud ...

NYC landmarks Art Deco interiors of Waldorf Astoria

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City on Tuesday landmarked some lavish public interiors at the Waldorf Astoria to save them as the hotel's Chinese owners start a renovation that will produce hundreds of private condominiums. Nine members of the Landmarks ...

Where Trump won in NYC, residents allay immigrants’ fears

By CLAUDIA TORRENS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — They get together to make dinners. They teach one another English and Spanish. They exchange phone numbers for a day they hope will never come. Since Donald Trump's election as president, about 30 New York City residents have met ...

Robert Osborne, genial face of TCM, dead at 84

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Osborne, the genial face of Turner Classic Movies and a walking encyclopedia of classic Hollywood, has died. He was 84. Jennifer Dorian, general manager of TCM, announced Osborne's death Monday. A publicist for the network said he passed ...

Report: Health care jobs in New York growing fast

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report finds a growing number of health care jobs in New York state. The report released by the University at Albany says health care employment in New York increased by 24 percent between 2000 and 2014. The school's Center for Health Workforce Studies says ...

Police: Traffic stops yields hundreds of untaxed cigarettes

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A New York man has been arrested after authorities say he was found with more than $145,000 worth of untaxed cigarettes during a traffic stop in Sussex County. Georgetown police say in a statement that 51-year-old Marvin Davis of Bronx, New York, faces multiple ...

Thruway traffic slowdowns set between Rochester and Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Motorists traveling between Syracuse and Rochester on the New York State Thruway can expect traffic slowdowns this week because of work being done on utility lines that cross the highway. The Thruway Authority says National Grid will replace overhead power lines along ...

New York launches program to help ex-inmates get housing

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new initiative in New York state aims to help former inmates rejoin their families in public housing. Under the pilot program announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, housing officials in White Plains, Schenectady and Syracuse will permit "carefully screened" former inmates to ...

Cops: Man threw gas on wife and set her on fire, killing her

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in New York say a man threw gasoline on his wife and set her on fire during an argument, killing her. Police in Schenectady (skeh-NEHK'-ta-dee) say a fire was reported Saturday morning at the home of Elizabeth Gonzales and Antonio Bargallo. A neighbor ...

Changes made to deal settling police surveillance suits

By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — An agreement that settles lawsuits accusing the New York Police Department of violating basic rights in Muslim communities after Sept. 11, 2001, has been revised to build in more oversight that acts as a check against surveillance ...