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Police to discuss case of missing 1-year-old boy

LYONS, N.Y. (AP) — Police have scheduled a news conference to discuss the case of the missing 1-year-old son of a woman whose body was found buried at an upstate New York farm last spring. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announced Monday night that he'll hold the news conference Tuesday ...

Man dies after shirt gets caught in subway escalator

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police say a man who died after he was found unconscious in a subway station probably choked to death when he fell on an escalator and his shirt got caught. Police say 48-year-old Carlos Alvarez fell at a station in the Bronx early Sunday, where he was found ...

Literary group sues Trump, alleges free speech stifling

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In the three years that Donald Trump rocketed from candidate to president, the PEN American Center has criticized him as a bully, an autocrat, a user of hate speech and an enemy of free expression. It has published studies, organized ...

Ex-UK prime minister: Brexit issue ‘had to be gripped’

CLINTON, N.Y. (AP) — Former British Prime Minister David Cameron says it was right for the United Kingdom to hold the referendum that resulted in his nation voting to leave the European Union. Cameron, the UK's prime minister from 2010 to 2016, spoke Monday night as part of Hamilton ...

Daughter of NY State Police official sentenced for slaying

GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York State Police official's daughter convicted of stabbing her boyfriend to death has been sentenced to three to nine years in prison. Twenty-three-year-old Danielle Allen was sentenced Tuesday in a Livingston County court where she was convicted in July of ...

Episcopal Church confronts past role in sexual exploitation

By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With striking displays of candor, the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging steps to combat it. The Protestant denomination's national ...

Thieves steal thousands of dollars of equipment from church

CAMBRIA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say thieves have stolen thousands of dollars worth of equipment from a 200-year-old church in upstate New York. WKBW-TV in Buffalo reported Sunday the thieves threw rocks through a window at the Tuscarora Indian Mission church in Sanborn in Niagara County and ...

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, with plans to shutter 142 unprofitable stores in the hopes that it can stay in business. The question now is whether a smaller version of the company that once towered over the ...

GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority

NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans have begun to concede defeat in the evolving fight to preserve the House majority. The party's candidates may not go quietly, but from the Arizona mountains to suburban Denver to the cornfields of Iowa, the GOP's most powerful players this midterm season are ...

Bishop says top cardinal didn’t ‘check on the facts’

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, criticized for his handling of alleged abuse by clergy, says a high-ranking U.S. cardinal didn't "check on the facts." WKBW-TV reports Bishop Richard Malone said Thursday it was unfortunate that Cardinal Sean O'Malley ...

Cuomo warns of voter registration scam in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning New Yorkers about a voting registration scam reported in two upstate counties. The Democrat's office says residents in Chemung and Steuben counties have received calls and text messages from someone offering to register them over the phone if ...

Driven by higher interest rates, JPMorgan profits rise

By KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Friday that its third-quarter profits rose by 24 percent from a year ago, helped by a lower tax bill and higher interest rates, which allowed it to charge more for loans to consumers and businesses alike. That ...

Arts professionals respond in the year since #MeToo movement

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Kate Shindle has been backstage in a lot of theaters — on Broadway, off-Broadway and on tour. But she came across something unusual a few months ago when she went to rehearsals for a new show in New Jersey. Cast members had ...

GoFundMe makes donation hub for limo crash victims’ families

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general is working with GoFundMe to ensure all donations related to the limousine crash that killed 20 people go to the intended beneficiaries. Attorney General Barbara Underwood says Friday that the online fundraising site has established a ...

Mixed views on hate crime law bearing Matthew Shepard’s name

By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty years after Matthew Shepard's death , the federal hate crimes law bearing his name is viewed with mixed feelings by LGBT organizations that lobbied for it over nearly a decade. The act was signed into law Oct. 28, 2009, about 11 ...

Limousine service operator charged in crash that killed 20

By MICHAEL HILL and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) — A limousine service operator was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while police continued investigating what caused the wreck and whether anyone else will face ...

Cardinal calls on Vatican to investigate Buffalo bishop

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A high-ranking U.S. cardinal in Boston says he is concerned about a bishop's handling of alleged clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and wants the Vatican to step in. A spokesman for the Boston archdiocese tells WKBW-TV in Buffalo that Cardinal Sean ...

Manhattan DA drops part of Weinstein case

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan's district attorney dropped part of the criminal sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday after evidence emerged that cast doubt on the account one of his three accusers provided to the grand ...

Police: 12-year-old boy dies after being shot

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old boy has died after being shot in upstate New York. Authorities say the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in Syracuse. Sgt. Richard Helterline says the boy was struck near his stomach, and a 33-year-old woman was grazed on the ...

The Latest: Weinstein attorney: Accuser should be prosecuted

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Harvey Weinstein's appearance before a New York judge as his lawyers try to get charges dismissed in his criminal case. (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Harvey Weinstein's attorney says an accuser should be criminally prosecuted for perjury following the decision ...