New York News

70 years after Babe Ruth’s death, fans still flock to grave

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. (AP) — Amid the serene graves at Gate of Heaven Cemetery sits the one where visitors leave baseballs and bats instead of bouquets, tributes to a baseball superstar who still outshines others seven decades after his death. It's the resting place of Babe Ruth, the indelible ...

Truck driver dies after veering off roadway and crashing

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — State police upstate New York say a 55-year-old Essex County man died when a tractor trailer he was driving veered off the roadway and crashed into trees. Troopers say Stacey Mitchell was hauling asphalt Wednesday afternoon when his truck veered off Interstate 87, ...

Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?

By WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press TRURO, Mass. (AP) — On a windswept dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, hastily erected signs warned Cape Cod beachgoers to stay out of the water Thursday — a day after a New York man became the first person since 2012 to be attacked by a shark in ...

Woman swept into lake by flash flood called 911, loved ones

LODI, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who survived being swept into one of the Finger Lakes by a flash flood says she called 911 and her family to say she didn't think she'd survive the ordeal. Rene Halligan tells The Associated Press Thursday that she was staying at a campground on Seneca Lake when her ...

Teen preparing for college dies crashing car into library

DEWITT, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager who was getting ready for his first day of college is dead after he crashed his car into a community library in upstate New York. State police on Thursday identified the driver as 18-year-old Blake Lucas. Troopers say he was driving down the road near the ...

Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for 1 week

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company's rules against inciting violence. The New York Times reports that Jones tweeted a link to a video calling for supporters to get their "battle ...

Actor Liev Schreiber denies hitting photographer

NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — Actor Liev Schreiber on Tuesday denied allegations that he attacked a local photographer while he was in suburban New York filming the popular Showtime series "Ray Donovan." The 50-year-old was hit with a harassment violation after photographer Sherwood Martinelli claimed ...

Buffalo waterfront getting $24 million for new projects

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced three projects for Buffalo's waterfront totaling $24 million. The Democrat says the projects are intended to build on the region's economic growth and attract more visitors by expanding access to the water and highlighting the ...

Defiant as Trump rages, Omarosa says she won’t be silenced

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman declared that she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss appeared to shift to a possible legal battle. In an ...

3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tumors once considered untreatable have disappeared and people previously given months to live are surviving for decades thanks to new therapies emerging from the work of three scientists chosen to receive a $500,000 medical prize. The recipients of the annual Albany ...

State police looking for missing rifle … their own

OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) — State police in western New York say they're looking for one of their rifles. Troopers say the Rock River Arms rifle was last seen early Monday on Buffalo Street near the state police barracks off Interstate 86 in Olean (OH'-lee-an) in Cattaraugus (kat-uh-RAW'-gus) County, ...

NY man gets prison for killing his wife, a prominent doctor

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former financial services executive has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2016 death of his estranged wife, a prominent doctor, in their suburban New York home. Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino Jr. says Julius Reich (rysh) was ...

Turnover: Preventing it and dealing with the aftermath

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A tight labor market and a shrinking pool of talented workers make "I'm quitting" some of the most dreaded words a small business owner can hear. Staff turnover is a fact of life, but it's particularly painful at small companies ...

Ride-hail drivers rush to register cars before license cap

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City, the largest American market for Uber, is becoming the first U.S. city to regulate the growth of app-based rides. Uber drivers lined up for hours to register their cars Monday, the day before Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio was expected to sign a bill placing a ...

The Latest: Campaign takes legal action against Omarosa

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 11:30 a.m. President Donald Trump's campaign is filing an arbitration action against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging breach of a secrecy agreement. A campaign aide tells The ...

Buffalo Zoo’s elephants moving to New Orleans

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Zoo's two aging Asian elephants are moving to New Orleans. Zoo officials announced Tuesday that the 35- and 36-year-old female elephants will move out of the zoo's 1912 elephant house and adjoining yard to a newly renovated exhibit that houses two other aging ...

The Latest: Flash flooding traps dozens of people in homes

LODI, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on severe flash flooding in the Finger Lakes region Tuesday (all times local): 11:59 p.m. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says about 50 people are trapped in their homes after heavy downpours in the Finger Lakes region caused flash floods that inundated roads and swept tons ...

Cuomo: I don’t have personal political talks with Trump

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Andrew Cuomo says he doesn't have "personal political conversations" with Donald Trump, a day after the president said New York's Democratic governor told him he wouldn't challenge him for the White House in 2020. Cuomo told reporters on Tuesday that he remains focused on ...

The Latest: Democratic challenger calls on Collins to quit

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Rep. Chris Collins announcing that he will not run for re-election (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The Democratic challenger to a Republican congressman from western New York facing criminal charges of insider trading is calling on him to resign. Nate ...

Find an eagle feather? US law says don’t take it. Cuomo did

By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — At an event in the Adirondacks last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recounted a treasured memory of the time his family retrieved an eagle feather from Saranac Lake and kept it after one of the beautiful birds swooped near his canoe. In telling ...