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Boyfriend of NY woman whose body was found in trunk arrested

NEW YORK (AP) — The boyfriend of an upstate New York woman who was last seen alive in November 2020 has been charged with her murder more than a year after the woman's body was found in the trunk of an abandoned car in Queens, authorities said. Kareem Flake, 30, was arraigned Wednesday on ...

Judge, Hicks hit grand slams as Yankees down Pirates 16-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aaron Judge felt like he was "stuck" on 29 home runs for "a while." Of course, "a while" is a relative term when it comes to the New York Yankees slugger. What Judge considered a drought of sorts was in reality a span of four games. One mighty swing put Judge back on track ...

Hate crimes officers investigate explosion outside NY mosque

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — Hate crimes officers are investigating after an incendiary device exploded outside a mosque on Long Island, damaging a metallic crescent moon that is a symbol of Islam. A device similar to a Molotov cocktail exploded around midnight Sunday at the Masjid Fatima ...

Trump property appraiser held in contempt in NY civil probe

NEW YORK (AP) — A company that has performed appraisals on some of Donald Trump's most prized properties has been held in contempt of court for missing a deadline to turn over documents in the New York attorney general's civil investigation into the former president's business ...

Driver charged in Buffalo police chase that ended in gunfire

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A driver accused of shooting at police officers during a long car chase through the streets of Buffalo that ended with an exchange of gunfire was arraigned Wednesday on five counts of attempted murder. The wild March 29 chase resulted in three officers being struck, ...

Ciao! American Kennel Club adds a breed, the bracco Italiano

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. dog lovers, say "benvenuto" to the bracco Italiano. The ancient Italian bird-hunting dog is the 200th member of the American Kennel Club's roster of recognized breeds, the organization announced Wednesday. That means the handsome, powerful but amiable pointers can now go ...

NYC to boost starting pay for lifeguards to $19.46 an hour

NEW YORK (AP) — Starting wages for lifeguards in New York City will be $19.46 an hour this summer under an agreement reached with the lifeguard union, Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday. Under the deal, a retention bonus will be awarded in September for those lifeguards who work every week ...

Fort Drum soldier from Georgia ID’d as victim of shooting

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Army has identified the victim of a deadly weekend shooting in Syracuse as a 19-year-old soldier from Georgia who was assigned to New York's Fort Drum. Pvt. 1st Class Malik S. Shipman, of Fairburn, Georgia, was shot near Onondaga Park in Syracuse shortly before ...

Police: 2 men fatally struck during NY ‘road rage’ dispute

KENT, N.Y. (AP) — Two men got out of their cars to argue on a New York highway and were fatally struck by a third car, police said. The crash happened at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 84 in the town of Kent. Mark Hall, 38, and Fabian Tirado, 22, stopped in the right lane and got out ...

Buffalo house fire kills man, 2 daughters; mom hospitalized

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A fire ripped through a Buffalo home before dawn Monday, killing a man and two of his adult daughters and sending their mother to a hospital, firefighters said. Officials are investigating what caused the blaze, which started on the second floor of a house near the North ...

HarperCollins workers approve potential strike

The union representing more than 250 HarperCollins workers says those employees have overwhelmingly voted to strike if the publisher doesn't meet contract demands. The United Auto Workers Local 2110 said that 99% of the workers, mostly women, voted to authorize a strike in a bid to secure ...

Georgia subpoenaing Giuliani, Graham in Trump election probe

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating the conduct of former President Donald Trump and his allies after the 2020 election is subpoenaing U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and other members of Trump's campaign legal team to testify before a special ...

It’s a new era for funding on both sides of abortion debate

NEW YORK (AP) — The Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade has ushered in a new era of funding on both sides of the abortion debate. With the legality of abortion now up to individual states to determine, an issue long debated by legislators and philanthropists — when it was largely ...

Beaches reopen after shark attacks Long Island lifeguard

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Officials were using drones to watch for sharks Monday at some Long Island beaches after a shark attack injured a lifeguard. Lifeguards also started work an hour early to scan the water for signs of sharks off Smith Point and Cupsogue beaches, Suffolk County spokesperson ...

Buffalo house fire kills man, 3 daughters; mom hospitalized

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A fire ripped through a Buffalo home before dawn Monday, killing a man and two of his adult daughters and sending their mother to a hospital, firefighters said. Officials are investigating what caused the blaze, which started on the second floor of a house near the North ...

Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again in July 4 hot dog contest

NEW YORK (AP) — Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey "Jaws" Chestnut put a protester in a chokehold while gobbling his way to a 15th win Monday at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, powering down 63 hot dogs and buns at the annual exhibition of excess. In a decisive ...

Feds: R. Kelly remains on suicide watch ‘for his own safety’

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are pushing back on R. Kelly's claims that he was placed on suicide watch as a form of punishment last week after a judge sentenced him to 30 years behind bars for using his fame to sexually abuse young girls. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn filed ...

Stroller-pushing NYC mom’s alleged killer held without bail

NEW YORK (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of a New York City woman who was shot dead as she pushed their infant daughter in a stroller has been ordered jailed without bail, with prosecutors describing the killing as a "premeditated execution." Isaac Argro, 22, appeared Saturday evening in Manhattan ...

Key players granted bail in Buffalo Billion corruption case

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has granted bail to a prominent Buffalo developer and other businessmen serving prison time for a bid-rigging scheme related to former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion economic redevelopment program. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni signed an order ...