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Cuomo, Kudlow to discuss federal tax overhaul’s NY impact

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is meeting with one of President Donald Trump's top economic advisers to discuss his concerns about the 2017 federal tax overhaul. The 2017 tax changes capped a popular deduction for state and local taxes at $10,000, sharply increasing the tax ...

New Yorkers not amused by man who sliced bagels like bread

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Midwest man who brought his coworkers bagels sliced like bread is getting an earful from New Yorkers and social media. Alek Krautmann on Monday tweeted a photo of his Panera purchase and called the vertical slices "the St. Louis secret." Krautmann pointed out it creates ...

Appeals court tilts against Trump in Twitter fight

By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Judges on a federal appeals court in New York seemed skeptical Tuesday as they heard a lawyer argue that President Donald Trump can legally ban critics from his Twitter account. The three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of ...

Buttigieg likes Chick-fil-A’s chicken but not its politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says he does not approve of Chick-fil-A's politics but "kind of" approves of its chicken. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, drew laughs from the hosts of "The Breakfast Club" morning show on Tuesday for his ...

The Latest: Avenatti calls allegations against him ‘absurd’

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the case involving attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local): 7:30 a.m. The lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in legal battles against President Donald Trump says allegations of criminal wrongdoing against him are "absolutely ...

Gillibrand paid $29,000 in federal taxes on $214,000 income

By ELANA SCHOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) has released her tax returns for 2018, showing she paid $29,170 in federal taxes on an income of about $214,000. The New York Democrat on Wednesday became the first presidential candidate ...

Trump says Mueller report summary couldn’t have been better

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An exuberant President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Capitol Hill, emboldened by the end of the special counsel's Russia probe, even as Democrats pressed insistently for Robert Mueller's full ...

2 NY inmates charged with sending threatening letters to DA

FORT ANN, N.Y. (AP) — Two convicted rapists have been indicted on charges of mailing white powder with letters threatening to blow up a western New York district attorney's office. According to court records, the pair sent the letters to the Erie County district attorney's office in July. ...

Wall Street bonuses fall over $30K despite profit upturn

By CHRIS CAROLA Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The average bonus paid to Wall Street traders dipped by more than $30,000 despite a jump of 11 percent in securities industry profits, according to a report released Tuesday by the comptroller for New York state. Comptroller Thomas ...

Mapping pot legalization politics: Not just red vs. blue

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — To anyone who figured the path of legalizing recreational marijuana use ran along blue state-red state lines, a sudden setback for pot advocates in New Jersey may show the issue isn't so black-and-white. Leaders in solidly-blue New Jersey ...

El Chapo seeks new trial, citing jury misconduct

By JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Defense attorneys asked a federal judge Tuesday to grant a new trial to the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, saying jurors improperly followed media coverage of the sensational drug conspiracy case. Joaquin Guzman's defense team said in ...

NY legislation would make unwanted robocalls illegal

By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Robocalls would be effectively banned in the state of New York under legislation proposed by lawmakers who say the irritating, relentless calls are a top complaint from constituents. The measure, which passed a Senate committee Tuesday, ...

County bans unvaccinated minors in public as measles spreads

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A county in New York City's northern suburbs is banning unvaccinated minors from public places to fight a measles outbreak that has infected more than 150 people since October. Rockland County Executive Ed Day plans to discuss details Tuesday at a news conference on the ...

Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike

By BRIAN MELLEY and LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday on charges that he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike and ...

In speech at Trump hotel, Gillibrand calls Trump a coward

By JUANA SUMMERS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday launched a pointed attack of President Donald Trump and his policies, speaking feet away from one of Trump's Manhattan properties. She called Trump a "coward" who "punches down" and says that he is ...

Trump declares victory now but legal perils far from over

By JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump may be reveling in what he sees as "complete and total exoneration" from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, but his legal perils are far from over. Federal and state investigators in New York are deep into ...

Democratic Socialists group endorses Bernie Sanders for 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Socialists of America has endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in his second run for president. The New York-based group says its National Political Committee voted Thursday to endorse Sanders and move forward with "an independent campaign" to elect him and ...

Elias Sports Bureau sold but staying in family

NEW YORK (AP) — Elias Sports Bureau, a leader in sports statistics and historical sports data, has been sold to a trust headed by the grandson of the company's longtime president. The company on Thursday announced the sale of 100 percent of the issued and outstanding shares of Elias to The ...

Prosecutor who probed President Trump’s ex-lawyer quits

By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The prosecutor who led a New York probe of President Donald Trump's former personal attorney for the last year is stepping down. Robert Khuzami, 62, who presided over the case that led to guilty pleas by attorney Michael Cohen, will leave ...

Death penalty prosecution planned for former police officer

By JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a former suburban New York police officer charged in the kidnapping and killing of four men in 2016. The decision, announced in court this week, marks the second capital prosecution ...