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Fiscal group gives NY state an ‘F’ for budget practices

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report from a fiscal watchdog group is slamming New York state's financial practices. The Chicago-based group Truth in Accounting gives the state a grade of "F'' in its new 50-state analysis of government spending and budgeting. Specifically, the report's authors ...

NY Gov. Cuomo wants tougher rules for credit reporting firms

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday proposed tougher state regulations for credit reporting agencies such as Equifax in the wake of the massive hacking of the Atlanta-based company's computers. The Democrat announced that he has directed the state Department of ...

Fort Drum soldier killed in 1-car crash on upstate NY road

AVA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a soldier stationed at Fort Drum in northern New York has died in a one-car accident. The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Miles Wilson-King, also stationed at Fort Drum, was returning to the Army post early Sunday morning when his vehicle ...

Kushner company buying apartment complex near Princeton, NJ

By The Associated Press The real estate company owned by the family of Jared Kushner is expanding its garden apartments holdings with the purchase of a 1,032-unit complex near Princeton, New Jersey. The Kushner Cos. says it's paying $190 million for Quail Ridge in Plainsboro, New Jersey. ...

Deployment of NY Guardsmen, troopers to Caribbean on hold

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The deployment of more than 100 members of the New York Army National Guard and state police to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help with hurricane recovery efforts is on hold because of another storm approaching the region. National Guard officials say Monday that the ...

Guilty plea in slaying of NY woman whose body was burned

GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — A 44-year-old woman has pleaded guilty in the slaying of a woman whose burned body was found alongside a rural upstate New York road last year. WHEC-TV in Rochester reports (http://bit.ly/2juOQpW ) that Livingston County prosecutors say Mary Neverett pleaded guilty ...

24-foot wooden sculpture unveiled in historic NY village

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — A 24-foot-long canoe sculpture depicting a scene from the Colonial America era has been unveiled in the upstate New York village where bloody 18th-century battles were fought. The sculpture made from an eastern white pine tree was created by Paul Stark. It depicts ...

Fatal crash on NY road leaves car pinned under truck

TULLY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a central New York road has reopened after being shut down for hours by a fatal crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer. State police say the accident occurred around 8 p.m. Thursday on Route 281 in the Onondaga County town of Tully, just south of ...

NY governor: Police can’t question immigration status

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order prohibiting state agencies or state officers from inquiring about or sharing a person's immigration status. The new rule bars state police and other state law enforcement agencies from asking about a person's right ...

NY Gov. Cuomo heads to US Virgin Islands to assess damage

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday to assess damage from Hurricane Irma and see how his state can assist in the recovery. The Democrat departed Friday morning for the Caribbean islands and ...

Homeless man dangled toddler off fire escape in attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say good Samaritans rushed to the aid of a woman and her toddler daughter after they were attacked inside their New York City apartment by a homeless man who dangled the child over a third-floor fire escape. Police say a 28-year-old man forced his way into the ...

Scientists: Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinction

By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle, a scientific group says. Tens of millions of trees in the U.S. and Canada have already ...

Fire destroys large section of NY motel in Thousand Islands

ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire that destroyed a large section of a northern New York motel in the heart of a popular Thousand Islands tourist destination. Officials say the fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Boardwalk ...

Lawyer: Man tried to kill ailing wife to end her suffering

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — The lawyer for an 88-year-old man charged with attempting to kill his ailing wife in a western New York nursing home says his client wanted to end his spouse's suffering. Police in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga (cheek-tuh-WAH'-guh) say Martin Turkiewicz ...

Blue paint dumped on iconic Wall Street bull’s head

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are looking for vandals who dumped blue paint over the iconic "Charging Bull" statue on Wall Street. Authorities say the paint was noticed on the bull's head at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday. A sash was also draped over the neighboring "Fearless Girl" statue. It read "Draw ...

Civil rights groups head to NY court in immigration case

NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights groups in New York want to persuade a federal judge to let them challenge President Donald Trump's planned phase-out of a program shielding young immigrants from deportation. A hearing is planned Thursday in an existing lawsuit brought last year on behalf of ...

Judge to hear arguments on whether to lock up Pharma Bro

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments about whether the provocative online antics of former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli are bad enough to put him behind bars. The hearing before U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto on a government ...

Centene up sharply after $3.75B acquisition of Fidelis in NY

By The Associated Press Shares of Centene are up sharply before the opening bell after the Medicaid coverage provider said it will expand into New York through a $3.75 billion acquisition of Fidelis Care. Leerink analyst Ana Gupte said the deal, announced late Tuesday, puts Centene in the ...

Cost of improvements at Rochester airport jump $25 million

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The price tag for an improvement project at the Rochester airport has increased by $25 million. The Democrat and Chronicle reports (http://on.rocne.ws/2xjZpS5 ) that Monroe County legislators approved the increase Tuesday evening after County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo ...

NY state grants $200k to help Mohawk Valley watershed

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state says it will distribute $200,000 for six projects that will help improve water quality and recreational access in the Mohawk River watershed. The state Department of Environmental Conservation grants are designed to help the eastern New York watershed ...