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NY program aims to help inmates re-enter society

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York county has a new pilot program to help former inmates more successfully re-enter society. WHEC says the Monroe County program provides government-issued ID cards that remove barriers to getting health services, applying for jobs and traveling. Jail ...

Facing Cuomo, Nixon looks to Ocasio-Cortez win

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Up against an entrenched incumbent with a $30 million war chest, former "Sex and the City" star and liberal activist Cynthia Nixon is taking inspiration from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's long-shot victory in the recent Democratic congressional primary. Nixon faces two-term ...

Colleges see sharp rise in white supremacist propaganda

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press White supremacist groups are plastering their propaganda on U.S. college campuses at a rapidly increasing rate, according to data released Thursday by a Jewish civil rights group. The Anti-Defamation League said it documented 292 cases of white ...

US judge gives leniency to Islamic State cooperator

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who joined the Islamic State group in Syria before fleeing home and giving the FBI timely intelligence about terror threats was sentenced Thursday to 10 years of supervised release after U.S. authorities took the unusual step ...

Panic! At the Disco launches human rights organization

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie is launching a human rights organization called Highest Hopes Foundation. The rock singer said Thursday that the nonprofit will support "communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of ...

State launches new Freedom of Information Law website

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Cuomo administration has announced the launching of a new website that provides access to the public records of dozens of New York state agencies and public authorities. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that Open FOIL NY is a centralized online location to file ...

Political novice Ocasio-Cortez scores for progressives in NY

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old political novice running on a low budget and an unabashedly liberal platform, upset longtime U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley on Tuesday in the Democratic congressional primary in New York. The surprise ...

NY launching investigation into pregnancy discrimination

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will investigate allegations that pregnant women have been the victims of workplace discrimination. The Democrat announced Wednesday that he has directed the Division of Human Rights to look into allegations of pregnancy-related ...

Trump celebrates victories for 3 endorsed candidates

By STEVE PEOPLES, DEEPTI HAJELA and MEG KINNARD, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump's party came together, a 28-year-old liberal activist ousted top House Democrat Joe Crowley in the president's hometown Tuesday night, a stunning defeat that suddenly forced Democrats to ...

Museum exhibit highlights impact of sports after 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — A new exhibit at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum highlights the impact of sports after the 2001 attacks, including the Mets' win in New York's first major sporting event after 9/11. "Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11" explores how sports helped unite the ...

Media fight access restrictions on child detention centers

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The children at the center of the national debate over President Donald Trump's immigration policy have been heard about but rarely seen. News organizations say they are pushing back every day against Trump administration restrictions on ...

Things to Know: Trump looms over Tuesday’s primaries

By BILL BARROW, Associated Press Voters in seven states will decide the value of an endorsement by President Donald Trump, the fate of a convicted felon seeking to return to Congress and whether to loosen rules on marijuana. Primary elections will take place Tuesday in Colorado, Maryland, ...

Derek Jeter selling 1903 New York castle for nearly $15M

GREENWOOD LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The captain's castle is for sale. Former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter is selling the upstate New York castle he bought 15 years ago for $14.75 million. The property in Greenwood Lake, known locally as the Tiedemann Castle, features a 6-foot (1.8-meter) stone ...

Judge considers change of venue for ‘El Chapo’ trial

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Each time notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman appears in court in his U.S. case, authorities transporting him to and from jail shut down the Brooklyn Bridge to make way for a police motorcade that includes a SWAT team and an ...

Dan Ingram, Radio Hall of Fame inductee, dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) — Radio trail-blazer Dan Ingram has died at the age of 83. Christopher Ingram says his father died Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He had Parkinsonian syndrome and succumbed after choking on food. Ingram worked at New York's WABC from 1961 to 1982, when it changed to a ...

Tablet maker Bak USA, Ethiopian ministry to sign agreement

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tablet-maker Bak USA and officials from Ethiopia will hold a ceremonial signing of an agreement that's expected to help in the African country's efforts to improve water and sanitation services. Buffalo-based Bak was chosen to provide 4,000 rugged tablets to the One ...

State has new regulations for credit reporting agencies

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators are requiring credit reporting agencies to register with the state in the wake of last year's Equifax security breach that exposed the personal information of about 148 million Americans. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state Department of ...

Police arrest man suspected of cutting off wife’s arm

NEW YORK (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected of cutting off his pregnant wife's arm during a dispute in Brooklyn. The New York Police Department says the 35-year-old man was arrested near Niagara Falls late Saturday night. He is facing a charge of first-degree assault. Police say ...

Search launched for missing 31-year-old swimmer

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say crews are searching for a 31-year-old man who disappeared while swimming with friends off a Long Island beach. U.S. Coast Guard officials say the group was swimming off Long Beach around 2 a.m. Monday when the man failed to make it back to shore along ...

Cuomo OKs bill paving way for rail link to LaGuardia Airport

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that paves the way for the construction of a rail line that will let train passengers travel between midtown Manhattan and LaGuardia Airport. The Democrat signed the AirTrain construction bill Monday after detailing the plans ...