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Upstate NY Republican confronts jeers at town hall meeting

NORTH HARMONY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican Rep. Thomas Reed was greeted by dozens of boisterous protesters at a town hall held in western New York. The crowd at a senior center in North Harmony was so large that Reed's meeting was moved outside on a sunny Saturday morning. Many in the crowd held ...

Philbin says he hasn’t been in touch with Ripa lately

NEW YORK (AP) — Regis Philbin says he hasn't kept in touch with his former TV co-host Kelly Ripa since he decided to leave the show they headlined together, even though he last appeared on the show in 2015. In an interview with "Larry King Now" that was posted online Wednesday, Philbin says ...

Sara Bareilles to soon star in her Broadway show ‘Waitress’

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Bareilles' songwriting skills are all over the new Broadway musical "Waitress" — and soon she will be, too. The singer-songwriter of "Brave" and "Love Song" will make her Broadway acting debut on March 31 in the lead role of ...

State creates new advisory group to boost New York’s history

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two dozen historians, scholars and leaders of historical organizations have been named to the newly created New York State History Advisory Group. The New York State Museum in Albany announced the panel's creation Wednesday. Museum officials say the group will meet ...

Post-9/11 Muslim identity explored in Michigan performance

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A National Medal of Arts recipient is presenting a performance at the University of Michigan exploring the post-9/11 lives of young Muslim New Yorkers. Ping Chong + Company will perform "Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity" on Saturday at Power Center for the ...

Spotify music company to expand in New York City, add jobs

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The digital music service Spotify is expanding its presence in New York City. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined the company in announcing Wednesday that Spotify will move its U.S. headquarters to the 4 World Trade Center complex and add more than 1,000 new jobs. The ...

Model Karlie Kloss sorry for a culturally insensitive spread

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — White model Karlie Kloss is apologizing for appearing in a fashion spread in Vogue's diversity issue styled as a geisha, calling it culturally insensitive. Kloss, who has Danish and German roots, was photographed by Mikael Jansson in ...

Declining sales force, revenue send Avon shares tumbling

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares in Avon Products plunged 20 percent as sales at the cosmetics company continued a long slide and the number of people selling them declined. There were 2 percent fewer people selling Avon products during the quarter. Sales have declined every year since 2012, and fell ...

Lawsuit: Tiffany pushed out employee with cancer mutation

A former employee of Tiffany & Co. says the jewelry maker pushed her out of the New York-based company after she had her breasts and ovaries removed to avoid getting cancer By MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former employee of Tiffany & Co. says the ...

Lawyer: Client subpoenaed in Fox federal securities inquiry

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors recently subpoenaed a former Fox News employee to testify before a grand jury investigating how 21st Century Fox Inc. handled a sexual harassment scandal, according to her lawyer. Attorney Judd Burstein disclosed the ...

Cuomo plans $8M in upgrades to NY’s Belleayre Ski Center

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is bumping up funding proposals for Catskills ski resorts to attract visitors to upstate New York. The Democrat announced Thursday he will propose an additional $8 million for upgrades at Belleayre Ski Center in Highmount in northern Ulster County. The ...

Former Attorney General Eric Holder to speak in Buffalo

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — The nation's first black U.S. attorney general will deliver the University at Buffalo's Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration address. Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is set to speak at the New York college Thursday evening. Holder served under President Barack ...

State police warn of phone scammers seeking ‘yes’ response

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — If you answer the phone and an unfamiliar voice asks "Can you hear me?" state police advise that you say nothing and hang up. Troopers say a telephone scam known as the "Yes scam" has been reported in the Hudson Valley recently. The scammer's goal is to get you to say ...

5 siblings missing since August found OK, parents in custody

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say five young siblings from Rochester who had been missing for six months have been found safe and their parents are in custody. The U.S. Marshals Service in Rochester says Thursday that two boys ages 5 and 8 and three girls ages 10, 11 and 12 were found ...

Immigration agents in New York detain 30 people over 2 days

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Immigration officers in western New York have detained 30 people accused of being in the country illegally. Among those detailed this week is a convicted sex offender who had previously been deported. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says Thursday the sex offender was ...

Tennessee man convicted of planning to attack NY mosque

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A federal jury Thursday convicted a Tennessee man of planning to attack a mosque in New York. Media outlets report that 65-year-old Robert Doggart was found guilty of solicitation to commit a civil rights violation, solicitation to commit arson of a building and ...

Port Authority approves $32 billion capital plan for NY, NJ

NEW YORK (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has approved a $32.2 billion capital plan that commits financing for a new Hudson River train tunnel and funds planning for a new bus terminal in Manhattan. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the 10-year-old plan approved Thursday "a huge ...

Con Ed to pay $153M to settle explosion charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Consolidated Edison has agreed to pay $153 million to settle charges over a 2014 gas explosion in East Harlem that killed eight people and injured about 50. The settlement was approved on Thursday by the state's Public Service Commission. The commission had found that Con Ed ...

President Trump to Chris Christie: Try the meatloaf

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Donald Trump made him order meatloaf when they dined together at the White House this week. Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, joined Trump at the White House on Tuesday. The Republican governor said while guest hosting a New ...

‘Day Without Immigrants’: Protest closes restaurants in US

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation's capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, diners and taco joints in places ...