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The Latest: Democratic challenger calls on Collins to quit

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Rep. Chris Collins announcing that he will not run for re-election (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The Democratic challenger to a Republican congressman from western New York facing criminal charges of insider trading is calling on him to resign. Nate ...

Find an eagle feather? US law says don’t take it. Cuomo did

By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — At an event in the Adirondacks last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recounted a treasured memory of the time his family retrieved an eagle feather from Saranac Lake and kept it after one of the beautiful birds swooped near his canoe. In telling ...

Jazz superstar, boxing champ added to Italian American mural

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A jazz superstar and a boxing champion have been added to a mural in upstate New York. Grammy Award winner Chuck Mangione and ex-welterweight and middleweight world champion Carmen Basilio were added to Rochester's Little Italy Wall Mural on Sunday. The two city ...

Police: Large fight in Syracuse leads to multiple stabbings

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Syracuse say a large fight has left multiple people with stab wounds, but none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. Syracuse police spokesman Sgt. Richard Helterline says officers were called to a city block around 9:30 p.m. Sunday for reports of ...

Police: 94-year-old woman struck, killed while getting mail

SODUS, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say a 94-year-old woman crossing the road to get her mail was struck and killed by a car. New York State Police say Sodus resident Doris Richardson was crossing the road Saturday afternoon when she was hit. Authorities say the 47-year-old driver ...

Derailed train was carrying low-level radioactive soils

DEPOSIT, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a freight train that derailed along a stretch of the Delaware River separating New York and Pennsylvania included railcars carrying low-level radioactive soils but none of those cars wound up in the water. The 63-car New York Susquehanna and Western ...

Beasts unburden: Donkeys at mini ranch help people de-stress

By MARY ESCH, Associated Press ULSTER PARK, N.Y. (AP) — In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group of people who find comfort in their company. Donkey Park is the creation ...

Elk believed to be 1 of the oldest in world dies at zoo

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Officials at a zoo in upstate New York say an elk believed to be one of the oldest in the world has died. The New York State Zoo at Thompson Park in Watertown announced Monday that its eldest female Roosevelt elk, named Rosie, was put down on Aug. 3. Executive director ...

Cool dogs: Air-conditioned pet huts placed at travel plazas

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Pet owners traveling the New York State Thruway now have a cool option for their dogs when taking a break from driving: climate-controlled, temporary shelters. A Brooklyn-based company called DogSpot has installed its dog houses at the entrances to 10 Thruway travel ...

Search underway for 14-year-old boy with autism

WATERFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Police are searching an area where three upstate New York waterways meet for a missing 14-year-old boy with autism. Local media report that the search for Anthony Blaauboer (BLAY'-ber) began Wednesday in Waterford near the confluence of the Erie Canal and the Mohawk ...

Tennessee man attempted to run down NY churchgoers

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say an intoxicated driver from Tennessee attempted to run down churchgoers in a parking lot. The Genesee County Sheriff's Office says 63-year-old Paul Hussey was arrested Wednesday on multiple counts of assault and drug-related charges. The ...

Melania Trump’s parents are sworn in as US citizens

NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Melania Trump's parents have been sworn in as U.S. citizens. A lawyer for Viktor and Amalija Knavs says the Slovenian couple took the citizenship oath on Thursday in New York City. They had been living in the U.S. as permanent residents. The Knavses raised ...

Democrats link congressman’s indictment to Trump ethics

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are linking a Republican congressman's insider trading indictment to a culture of corruption they say President Donald Trump has fostered, amplifying a theme they hope will help them seize congressional control in November's ...

‘I thought it was a doll’: Baby found floating in river dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are looking for answers in the death of a baby found floating in the East River in an area popular with tourists near the Brooklyn Bridge and the South Street Seaport. Officials want to know: How long was the boy in the water before an Oklahoma family spotted him ...

Lawmakers: New cable operator should observe net neutrality

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in the New York state Assembly say any broadband provider picked to replace Charter Communications in the state should be required to observe net neutrality. Twenty-five Democratic lawmakers proposed the idea Monday. The state recently revoked its approval of ...

New York man admits defrauding 3 victims of $870,000

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man has admitted to cheating three would-be investors out of $870,000. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Buffalo says 41-year-old Raymond Clark pleaded guilty Monday to wire fraud and money laundering. Investigators say he induced three victims to send ...

NY investigators to release dash cam video

GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators in western New York plan to release dash cam video of the incident that led to the manhunt for a suspect considered armed and dangerous. WHEC reports that David Clyde Morgan of Wilmington, North Carolina has been on the run for nearly three weeks. Deputies ...

New York becomes 1st major city to offer free jail calls

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is becoming the first major city in the U.S. to offer free phone calls from jails. The New York Times says Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill into law on Monday. It takes effect in nine months. Currently, local calls from Rikers Island cost 50 cents for ...

Tree tears through home, family escapes serious injury

ONTARIO, N.Y. (AP) — A family in upstate New York barely escaped serious injury after a tree fell on their mobile home during a storm. Severe thunderstorms tore through Wayne County Monday, and three bothers where inside their mobile home in the town of Ontario when a tree suddenly collapsed ...

More change ahead for New York’s shrinking garment district

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of garment workers once toiled in the sweaty, elbow-to-elbow workshops of midtown Manhattan before the whirring of sewing machines was mostly silenced by foreign competition. But the city's garment district isn't dead ...