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Shark sightings get more common at New York beaches

BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — As bathers cooled themselves in the Atlantic surf on New York's Fire Island last Wednesday, Reily Winston held up a smooth dogfish shark his friend had just caught fishing off a pier in an inlet behind the beach. He briefly cradled the bloodied shark in his hands before ...

Woman killed by late stepson’s dog on Long Island

ALBERTSON, N.Y. (AP) — A 70-year-old woman was fatally mauled in her backyard on Long Island by a dog that had belonged to her late stepson, according to police. Nassau County police officers responded to a call early Wednesday afternoon from a man who said his wife was being attacked at ...

Survivors in attack on family released from Montana hospital

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Two sisters-in-law have been released from the hospital after suffering critical injuries during a brutal attack near Glacier National Park in which two members of their family were shot and killed. Christy Siau, 40, of the Syracuse, N.Y. area, was shot in the July 17 ...

Man who accosted US Rep. Zeldin on stage remains jailed

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A man who accosted U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin on stage as the Republican campaigned for governor will remain in custody while a federal judge considers his lawyer's plea to release the Army veteran, who he said was in an alcoholic relapse. David Jakubonis, 43, faces a ...

Top New York judge says she’ll comply with vaccine mandate

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A judge on New York's highest court has reversed her refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine months after not complying with a vaccination mandate. Judge Jenny Rivera, one of seven jurists on the state's Court of Appeals, said this week that she is now ready to receive the ...

Tornado packing 115 mph winds hits northwestern New York

JAVA, N.Y. (AP) — A tornado packing winds of about 115 miles per hour (185 kilometers per hour) touched down in upstate New York on Thursday, leaving downed trees and power lines and a destroyed barn in its wake. The National Weather Service said it struck the town of Java, about 25 miles ...

Ex-White House aide: 1 year in prison for $218K school scam

NEW YORK (AP) — A former White House adviser under President Barack Obama was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison for stealing $218,000 from a national charter school network he founded. Seth Andrew, 43, pleaded guilty in January to wire fraud, admitting that he moved money from the ...

Judge, Democratic power broker sentenced for bribery scheme

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former state Supreme Court justice and a former Democratic power broker from western New York were sentenced to prison on Thursday for their roles in a bribery scheme, which authorities say influenced judicial decisions and official appointments. G. Steven Pigeon, the ...

New York moving ahead with ‘congestion pricing’ toll plan

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is inching toward becoming the first U.S. city to charge motorists an extra fee for entering its most congested areas. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Wednesday a long-delayed environmental assessment should be released by federal regulators next ...

Inflation hits NYC’s bodega favorite: Bacon, egg and cheese

NEW YORK (AP) — Ah, the bacon, egg and cheese. The classic bodega breakfast sandwich is a staple in many a New Yorker's diet. It's easy to make, easy to eat on the go and cheap — although not as cheap as it used to be. To keep up with today's levels of inflation due to the pandemic and ...

Drugmaker Teva latest to settle opioid lawsuits nationally

Drugmaker Teva announced Tuesday that it has agreed to contribute more than $4.3 billion in cash and medications to settle lawsuits in the state and local governments and Native American tribes that claimed the company contributed to the U.S. opioid epidemic. The deal in principle would rank ...

DA: 4 jail guards failed to act as inmate attempted suicide

NEW YORK (AP) — Four New York City jail guards have been indicted for failing to intervene in an inmate's suicide attempt until it was too late to save the teenager from serious brain damage, authorities announced. The correction captain and three correction officers waited nearly eight ...

Buzz Aldrin flight-to-moon jacket sells at auction for $2.8M

NEW YORK (AP) — Buzz Aldrin's jacket worn on his historic first mission to the moon's surface in 1969 has been auctioned off to a bidder for nearly $2.8 million. The $2,772,500 paid for the Apollo 11 Inflight Coverall Jacket is the highest for any American space-flown artifact sold at ...

NYC jury hears closings at neurologist’s sex crimes trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City jury was asked Tuesday to consider whether a neurologist used his thriving pain-management practice to sexually prey on six patients or if he is a victim of accusers with false stories. The case against Dr. Ricardo Cruciani relied on "survivor stories of six ...

Pressure on Senate GOP after same-sex marriage passes House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate unexpectedly launched a new push Wednesday to protect same-sex marriage in federal law after a surprising number of Republicans helped pass landmark legislation in the House. Some GOP senators are already signaling support. The legislation started as an ...

Alibaba to seek primary listing in Hong Kong, adding to NYSE

HONG KONG (AP) — Alibaba, the world's biggest e-commerce company by sales, announced plans Tuesday to change the status of its shares traded in Hong Kong, making them more accessible to Chinese investors at a time when Beijing is pressing tech companies to share their wealth with the ...

Rare 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card going up for auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A decades-old, mint condition Mickey Mantle baseball card could break a record at auction. The collector's item from 1952 features one of baseball's most celebrated and charismatic legends, and is widely regarded as one of just a handful in near-perfect condition. It's ...

Parishioners, pilgrims flock to Brooklyn festival

NEW YORK (AP) — By the thousands, revelers recently returned to Havemeyer Street in New York City's Williamsburg neighborhood to celebrate the annual Giglio Feast following its first-ever cancellation in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and then downsized crowds in 2021. The feast, first ...

Ex-US congressman among 9 charged in insider trading cases

NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. congressman from Indiana, technology company executives, a man training to be an FBI agent, and an investment banker were among nine people charged in four separate and unrelated insider trading schemes revealed on Monday with the unsealing of indictments in New ...

NYPD: Preacher, wife robbed of $1M in jewelry during sermon

NEW YORK (AP) — A preacher known for his close friendship with New York City's mayor was robbed of more than $1 million worth of jewelry Sunday by armed bandits who crashed his Brooklyn church service, just as he was sermonizing about keeping faith in the face of grave adversity, police ...