New York News

Actress Diane Neal wins appeal, gets on congressional ballot

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Diane Neal will be on the November ballot as an independent congressional candidate in a sprawling upstate New York district after winning a court case over her petition signatures. The state Board of Elections last month rejected over 1,800 of the more than ...

GOP officials: Indicted Rep. Chris Collins to stay on ballot

By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Indicted U.S. Rep. Chris Collins of New York will remain on the November ballot despite previously suspending his campaign, confounding Republican Party leaders in his district Monday who had counted on Collins' cooperation to ...

Cuomo: Mayor accused of domestic violence must resign

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other top New York state Democrats have weighed in on domestic abuse allegations leveled at the mayor of an upstate city, saying the fellow Democrat must resign from office. Cuomo issued a statement Sunday calling on Shawn Morse to resign as mayor of ...

Republican ad uses old rap video to discredit House hopeful

By MARY ESCH, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Republican attack ad against a former rapper turned Democratic candidate in one of the nation's most hotly contested congressional races uses clips from a 2007 rap video to portray him as unfit to represent the sprawling district just ...

NY fuel manufacturer found guilty of violating probation

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A judge says an upstate New York fuel manufacturer is guilty of violating probation by having emissions that could create a threat to public health. Tonawanda Coke Corporation was found guilty on Monday in federal court of violating probation from a 2013 conviction for ...

Teacher in upstate NY resigns over syllabus controversy

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A teacher in upstate New York has resigned after he handed out a syllabus that contained profanity and language some considered offensive. Cesar Olivares faced backlash at Poughkeepsie High School for including "if you can afford your phone bill/expensive sneakers ...

More than just glass boxes: Modernist homes vary by region

By KATHERINE ROTH, Associated Press Anyone who imagines that modernist houses across the United States are a homogeneous collection of sleek glass boxes may want to look again. At its best, modernism has always meant to commune with the landscape and reflect the lifestyle of each homeowner. ...

Visa, Mastercard in new settlement of credit card fee suit

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa and Mastercard say they and several banks will pay $6.2 billion to settle part of a long-running lawsuit brought by merchants over fees on credit card transactions. Visa says it's paying $4.1 billion and Mastercard is paying about $900 million. The two companies say ...

Police: Man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod

By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A man was bitten by a shark Saturday in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state's first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years. The man, identified by Cape and Islands Assistant District ...

$500k in grants for New York state parks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Organizations that support New York state parks have another chance to apply for grants to help improve them. The advocacy group Parks & Trails New York says $500,000 in state grants is available to organizations that support parks, trails, historic sites and public ...

Actress Diane Neal wins appeal, gets on congressional ballot

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Diane Neal will be on the November ballot as an independent congressional candidate in a sprawling upstate New York district after winning a court case over her petition signatures. The state Board of Elections last month rejected over 1,800 of the more than ...

GOP officials: Collins to stay on ballot, despite indictment

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Republican official says U.S. Rep. Chris Collins will remain on the November ballot despite previously suspending his campaign amid an insider trading indictment. The announcement by Erie County GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy on Monday throws the race for the western New ...

Oldest US nuclear plant shuts down after nearly 49 years

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — America's oldest nuclear power plant has shut down as planned. Officials at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey say the plant went offline at noon Monday. Oyster Creek went online Dec. 1, 1969, the same day ...

Letitia James wins primary for New York attorney general

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Letitia James, a longtime New York City politician with ties to both the state's underclass and its elites, beat three other candidates in a Democratic primary for attorney general, then turned her sights on the man she saw as her real ...

Cancer doctor resigns over failure to disclose pharma ties

NEW YORK (AP) — A leading cancer doctor has resigned from New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center over his reported failure to disclose millions of dollars in payments from pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Jose Baselga resigned Thursday after The New York Times and ProPublica reported ...

Celebs turn out to help Rihanna’s Diamond Ball shine bright

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna's Diamond Ball shined in its fourth year and continued to make a name as one of the industry's white-hot and must-attend parties — all while raising money for charity. The pop star, fashionista and makeup mogul held the black-tie ...

Cuomo lauds primary victory, says voters want results

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — After a night of unusual silence, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made his first public remarks following his victory in Thursday's Democratic primary, appearing at his office in Manhattan to talk about hurricane readiness and President Donald ...

Socialist wins legislative seat as voters oust splinter Dems

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a century after New York's legislature expelled all its socialist members for "disloyalty," voters in Brooklyn are sending one back to the capital after a bruising primary in which her political message was obscured by embarrassing ...

Man, 62, struck and killed on street in western New York

LIVONIA, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 62-year-old man has died after being hit by a car as he walked on Main Street in the western New York town of Livonia. Troopers say David Clements of Livonia was walking in the roadway when he was struck between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses ...

Democrats running for AG in New York see common foe: Trump

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump might want to keep an eye on Thursday's Democratic primary for attorney general in his native New York. There's a chance he'll be sparring with the winner in court. All four candidates have vowed to be a legal ...