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Armory has a different weapon in its arsenal now: music

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Park Avenue Armory has a different kind of weapon in its arsenal these days: music. The massive Manhattan brick building was constructed by the first militia that had answered Abraham Lincoln's call for troops to fight slave-owning ...

Officials: Baby found in plastic bag doing ‘remarkably well’

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) — An 8-month-old baby found abandoned in a plastic bag left in the backyard of an upstate New York home is doing "remarkably well" despite the ordeal that left the girl covered in filth and exposed to the elements, a prosecutor said Friday. Chemung County Assistant District ...

‘We’re all in the same boat’ – Michael Moore preaches unity

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Moore showed his patriotism by marching down the Avenue of the Americas with a drum and fife corps after making his Broadway debut. "I say this to the people who disagree with me, we're all Americans. We're all in the same boat, and ...

Recent NY high school graduate dies in lake boating accident

TYRONE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a recently graduate of a suburban Rochester high school has been killed in a boating accident in the Finger Lakes region. The Schuyler County Sheriff's Office says a person fell overboard on Waneta (wah-NEET'-uh) Lake around 10 p.m. Thursday and was ...

Rare identical triplets born without fertility drugs

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York couple is learning to care for three newborns at once after giving birth to a rare set of naturally conceived identical triplets. Morgan Van Akin, of Saratoga Springs, had the boys by cesarean section two months early on Aug. 4 at Albany Medical ...

NYC billionaire suggests black NY senator is worse than KKK

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A billionaire hedge fund manager has apologized for an online post saying that a black New York state senator has "done more damage to people of color than anyone who has ever donned a hood" because of her support for teachers ...

Suspended Fox host suing reporter over alleged lewd texts

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling on Wednesday sued the reporter who broke the story that he had allegedly sent lewd text messages to colleagues. Bolling filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit in state Supreme Court in Manhattan against ...

Police: Woman’s body found in car, man taken into custody

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Police in western New York say a woman's body has been found inside a vehicle and a suspect in her death has been taken into custody. City of Niagara Falls Police Superintendent Bryan DalPorto says a man confronted by officers Wednesday evening tried to flee, then ...

Teen dies after he’s hurt at NY football practice

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say a teenager has died after he was injured during a pre-season football practice. Suffolk County police say he was hurt Thursday morning at Sachem (SAY'-chehm) High School East in Farmingdale. Details of the accident were not immediately ...

Pop-up Cheetos-themed restaurant to open in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — Frito-Lay is getting in on New York City's restaurant week by opening a pop-up eatery with a menu full of Cheetos-themed cuisine. The Spotted Cheetah opens its doors in lower Manhattan for just three days next week. Some of the dishes on the three-course menu created by chef ...

Anchor sets record for longest career as TV news broadcaster

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — This just in: A New York television news anchor officially holds the world record for longest career as a TV news broadcaster. This week, Guinness World Records sent a world record certificate to Don Alhart, who is now in his 51st year on-air at WHAM-TV ...

A back road to hope: US immigrants stream over into Canada

By WILSON RING, Associated Press CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — They have come from all over the United States, piling out of taxis, pushing strollers and pulling luggage, to the end of a country road in the north woods. Where the pavement stops, they pick up small children and lead older ones ...

GE closing Rochester plant, work being moved to China

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — General Electric says it will close its manufacturing facility in Rochester next year and the work will be moved to China. Boston-based GE announced Tuesday that its plant in the Rochester Science Park will close by June. The company didn't say how many people work at ...

US colleges help foreign students wary of traveling home

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press Art student Usman Anwar planned to spend this summer at home in Pakistan, visiting family and hiking with friends, but as he followed news about President Donald Trump's orders on immigration, he decided it was too risky to leave the U.S. "I had a feeling ...

Want to live like a Trump? President’s old home is on Airbnb

NEW YORK (AP) — Want to live like a Trump? Now's your chance: The president's New York City boyhood home is on Airbnb. The 1940 Tudor-style house in Queens is being offered for $725 a night. The listing says the house has five bedrooms and sleeps up to 20. The amenities include a giant ...

Police: Abandoned infant survived 3 days in plastic bag

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-month-old baby found alive in a plastic bag outside an upstate New York home had been abandoned there three days earlier by her 17-year-old mother. Elmira police say neighbors checking out a noise Tuesday found a baby whose feet were sticking out of ...

2 men charged with killing girl, 11, during rape attempt

NORWICH, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in New York say two men described as a couple are charged with killing an 11-year-old girl during a rape attempt at their rural home. Police say 34-year-old Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding and 36-year-old James Brower have been charged with first-degree murder in ...

2nd alligator captured in upstate NY river near fairgrounds

WHITNEY POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A second alligator has been hauled out of an upstate New York river. The Department of Environmental Conservation says on its Facebook page that sightings of the gator in the Tioughnioga (tee-uff-nee-OH-guh) River near the fairgrounds in Whitney Point were reported ...

Buffalo suburbs asked to restrict use after water main break

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Residents of more than a dozen Buffalo suburbs are being asked to put off washing their cars, watering lawns and filling swimming pools because of a water main break at a treatment plant. The Erie County Water Authority has issued the temporary restrictions through 6 ...

Police: Man stabbed following dispute with group of men

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York are searching for a suspect who they say stabbed a man in the neck during an argument. The Post-Standard reports (http://bit.ly/2vIgggB ) a 41-year-old man was stabbed in the neck and head after a dispute with a group of men in Syracuse late ...