New York News

How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — While hiking in the Himalayas for three weeks, Mike Scanlin had no cellphone service much of the time and no way to charge his phone. Running his business — a one-man operation — became a very sporadic proposition. It was a ...

After 2018 in NYC, Grammys will return to LA in 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2018 Grammy Awards will be held in New York City, but the show will return to Los Angeles for four years beginning in 2019. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday it signed a four-year deal with the AEG entertainment company to host the show at the Staples Center. The ...

Niagara Falls daredevil might have died in plunge with snake

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A daredevil who died after plunging over Niagara Falls in an apparent stunt with an inflatable ball might have brought a boa constrictor along for the ride. After Kirk Jones' death, New York State Park Police found a website with a photo of him and the 7-foot snake ...

NY special legislative session off to slow start in Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A special legislative session called by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resolve a stalemate over control of public education is New York City is off to a slow start. No members of the Assembly were present in the chamber at 1 p.m. Wednesday, the time the Democratic governor ordered ...

Blue Apron slices share price range, hinting at tough market

NEW YORK (AP) — Meal-kit delivery company Blue Apron on Wednesday slashed the price it expects to sell its shares in an initial public offering, a sign that it may be having trouble attracting investors. The price chop for Blue Apron's IPO comes as competition to deliver groceries heats ...

Rochester police officer shot in face is out of hospital

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A Rochester police officer who was shot in the face while on duty last weekend has been released from the hospital. WHEC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2rXA3nr ) fellow officers lined the main entrance to Rochester General Hospital and saluted as Jeremy Nash was released ...

U2 bassist thanks band for helping him through addiction

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In a frank and heartfelt speech, U2 bassist Adam Clayton thanked his bandmates of four decades for their support during his treatment and recovery for alcohol abuse years ago, and then joined them for a rollicking rendition of a few ...

Arrivederci, Roma: Rome, NY school’s name wrong on diplomas

ROME, N.Y. (AP) — A misspelling on the diplomas handed out to graduating seniors at Rome Free Academy in central New York gave the Class of 2017 an Italian twist. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/2sX06MQ ) the text on the diplomas awarded Saturday to 338 graduates said ...

Police: Minor subway derailment causes outage, delays

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway train has derailed near a station in Harlem, frightening passengers and causing a power outage that led to evacuations along the subway line. The Fire Department of New York says a handful of people were treated for minor injuries at around 10 a.m. ...

Former NY Congressman Hinchey has rare neurological disorder

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — The family of former New York Congressman Maurice Hinchey says he has a rare degenerative neurological disorder that has affected his speech and movement. The 78-year-old Hudson Valley resident is being cared for at home for symptoms of frontotemporal degeneration, or ...

11-year-old NY girl mauled by dogs while walking to school

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — An 11-year-old New York girl is recovering at home after she was attacked and mauled by two large dogs while she was on her way to school. The girl, Jaelyn Rodriguez, was walking to a Yonkers bus stop Thursday when two bull mastiff-type dogs pounced on her with no ...

Trial to start for 4 charged with killing western NY man

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A trial is set to get underway in Rochester for a woman, her boyfriend and her two sons who are charged with killing the woman's estranged husband last summer. Laura Rideout, Paul Tucci and Colin and Alexander Rideout are all being tried at once in state Supreme Court, ...

Teenage girl struck, killed by vehicle along upstate NY road

ULSTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old girl has died after she was hit by a vehicle while walking alongside a Hudson Valley road. The Daily Freeman of Kingston reports (http://bit.ly/2rJvZHz ) the Ulster County Sheriff's Office says Jennifer Curry, of Kingston, was walking north ...

Up to 30 people forced from Albany homes by fire

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say as many as 30 people have been forced from their Albany homes after a fire started in an abandoned house and quickly spread to three neighboring structures. Albany fire officials say the fire was reported around 6:20 a.m. Friday on North Manning Boulevard. ...

Upstate New York police officer charged with raping minor

WOODRIDGE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer for an upstate New York village has been charged with raping a minor. State police say 25-year-old Woodridge resident Yermia "Jeremy" Solomon was charged this week with endangering the welfare of a child and official misconduct for ...

Sex offender with parole violation jumped 11 floors to death

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man who jumped to his death from an 11th-floor apartment building in New York was a sex offender who was being taken into custody at the time for a parole violation. The Post-Standard reports (http://bit.ly/2sucQMr ) that the state Department of ...

Retailers want to work out your wallet – and your body

By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Stores like Saks and Urban Outfitters are looking to work out more than your wallet. As retailers struggle to draw in shoppers who have migrated online, stores are seizing on one of the few bright spots in the industry — fitness and ...

Brooklyn diocese announces sex abuse compensation program

NEW YORK (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is announcing a compensation program for victims of past sexual abuse by priests modeled on the program that the larger New York archdiocese started last year. The Brooklyn program will be administered by Kenneth Feinberg and Camille ...

The Latest: Hearing underway for Buffalo school board member

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on a state Education Department hearing for a former candidate for New York governor who is accused of disclosing confidential board of education business in Buffalo (all times local): 11:20 a.m. A state Education Department hearing is underway for a one-time ...

Coal company sues HBO’s John Oliver for defamation

NEW YORK (AP) — Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening. It's seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the segment's "defamatory statements." Oliver's ...