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Co-defendant in Central Park jogger case is exonerated

NEW YORK (AP) — A co-defendant of the so-called Central Park Five, whose convictions in a notorious 1989 rape of a jogger were thrown out more than a decade later, had his conviction on a related charge overturned Monday. Steven Lopez was exonerated in response to requests by both Lopez's ...

Rents spike as big-pocketed investors buy mobile home parks

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — For as long as anyone can remember, rent increases rarely happened at Ridgeview Homes, a family-owned mobile home park in upstate New York. That changed in 2018 when corporate owners took over the 65-year-old park located amid farmland and down the road from a fast food ...

‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Law & Order’ actor Paul Sorvino dies at 83

Paul Sorvino, an imposing actor who specialized in playing crooks and cops like Paulie Cicero in "Goodfellas" and the NYPD sergeant Phil Cerreta on "Law & Order," has died. He was 83. His publicist Roger Neal said he died Monday morning of natural causes at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, ...

Man accused of racist threats to be detained pending trial

SEATTLE (AP) — A suburban Seattle man accused of a months-long campaign of phoning racist threats to businesses across the country — including threatening to shoot Black customers at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York — has been ordered detained pending trial. Joey George, 37, of ...

Machado hits 2-run homer, Padres hold off slumping Mets 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Manny Machado hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning off Chris Bassitt and the San Diego Padres hung on for a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night. Taylor Rogers allowed a bloop RBI single to J.D. Davis in the ninth before retiring Tomás Nido on a popup with ...

Man charged with killing Rochester officer pleads not guilty

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting a Rochester police officer, and wounding the officer's partner and someone nearby, pleaded not guilty Saturday. During a brief court appearance, Kelvin Vickers pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, attempted murder, assault and ...

Investigators: Attacker ‘did not know who’ Zeldin was

A man accused of attacking New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin during a recent campaign rally told investigators he'd been drinking that day and didn't know who the congressman was, authorities said as the man was arrested on a federal assault charge Saturday. David Jakubonis, 43, ...

R. Kelly’s manager convicted of gunfire threat at theater

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly's manager was convicted Friday of making a phone threat that gunfire was about to occur at a crowded Manhattan theater preparing to show a documentary about the singer's sexual abuse of women and girls. The jury convicted Donnell Russell of threatening physical harm ...

Lee Zeldin, GOP nominee for NY governor, attacked at rally

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for New York governor, said Friday he wasn't immediately alarmed when a stranger joined him onstage during a campaign rally because the man wore a hat indicating that, like Zeldin, he'd served in the military. Then Zeldin noticed ...

Man charged in fatal shooting of Rochester police officer

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A man has been charged in the shooting death of a police officer in Rochester, New York, authorities said Friday. Another officer was wounded late Thursday in what police described as an ambush. A 15-year-old girl in a nearby house was also shot and wounded. The slain ...

Off-duty NYC correction officer charged in fatal shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City correction officer was charged with murder on Friday in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man in the Bronx a day earlier, an episode that may have involved a toy gun. Officer Dion Middleton, 45, was arrested Thursday in the shooting of Raymond Chaluisant, ...

Man accused of threats to shoot Buffalo grocery customers

SEATTLE (AP) — A suburban Seattle man has been arrested and accused of threatening to shoot Black customers at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court. Joey George, 37, is charged with making interstate threats and is scheduled to ...

New York man convicted in cryptocurrency fraud scheme

BOSTON (AP) — The founder of a cryptocurrency and virtual payment services company has been convicted by a federal jury of defrauding investors out of $6 million and spending some of the money on antiques, artwork and jewelry. Randall Crater, 51, of East Hampton, New York, was convicted in ...

U2, George Clooney, Amy Grant among Kennedy Center honorees

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's going to be a "Beautiful Day" for the band U2 and four other artists when they receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors in December. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Thursday that the Irish rock band along with actor George Clooney, singers ...

Family sues Biltmore after fallen tree kills NY firefighter

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The family of a New York City firefighter killed last month when a tree fell onto the car he was driving at the Biltmore Estate has filed a lawsuit accusing the North Carolina tourist attraction of gross negligence. Casey Skudin was driving near the Biltmore's entrance ...

Outside review planned for New York’s COVID-19 response

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A third-party auditor will review the New York state government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including efforts by the administration of the previous governor to downplay the number of deaths of nursing home residents. The state plans to select an auditor, who ...

New York reports 1st US polio case in nearly a decade

NEW YORK (AP) — An unvaccinated young adult from New York recently contracted polio, the first U.S. case in nearly a decade, health officials said Thursday. Officials said the patient, who lives in Rockland County, had developed paralysis. The person developed symptoms a month ago and did ...

Mayors ask Biden to help with influx of asylum-seekers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic mayors of New York and Washington are asking the Biden administration to help with what they say is a surge in their cities of asylum-seeking migrants from border states, eliciting gleeful reactions from Republicans who say the pleas are evidence the U.S. is in ...

2 police officers shot in western NY city, hospitalized

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Two police officers were shot Thursday night in the city of Rochester in western New York, authorities said. Both were hospitalized. The severity of their wounds and the circumstances of the shooting weren't immediately clear. "This is a tragedy for our community. I'm ...

Lee Zeldin, GOP nominee for NY governor, assaulted at rally

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for New York governor, was assaulted by a man who apparently tried to stab him at an upstate event Thursday but the congressman escaped serious injury. "I'm OK," Zeldin said in a statement. "Fortunately, I was able to grab his ...