New York News

6 states and NYC sue US over immigration-related policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Six states and New York City are suing the federal government, saying it is unlawfully forcing them to engage in federal immigration enforcement to receive anti-crime funds. Lawsuits were filed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court on behalf of New York state and city, ...

Russian rarity revived at Bard College

By MIKE SILVERMAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Lonely demon meets beautiful girl and falls in love. Girl is ambivalent. Demon kills off girl's fiance. Girl flees to convent. Demon pursues her. Girl dies and goes to heaven. Demon is condemned to eternal solitude. Stripped to its ...

Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says a new report shows the number of drownings involving toddlers in the U.S. has increased in recent years, with young boys dying at twice the rate of girls. Schumer is calling on the federal government to take steps to help prevent drowning ...

Grand jury clears officer who shot, wounded man

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury has cleared a police officer who shot and wounded a man during a traffic stop in upstate New York. The Schenectady County District Attorney's office announced Monday the jury found Officer Jarrod Iler was justified in the August 2017 shooting in Troy that ...

Police arrest man in connection with June slaying of man, 20

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Albany have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection to the June shooting death of a 20-year-old man. Albany police say Shaquille Moore was charged with murder following an investigation into the June 12 death of Equan Fallen outside his family's apartment. ...

Goldman’s Blankfein to retire as CEO, Solomon to take over

By KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs said Tuesday that Lloyd Blankfein, the firm's chief executive officer and chairman for the last 12 years, will retire later this year. Blankfein will be replaced by David Solomon, a long-time Goldman executive who has long been ...

Oneidas mark 25th anniversary of Turning Stone Resort Casino

VERONA, N.Y. (AP) — The 25th anniversary of the opening of the Oneida Indian Nation's first casino in central New York is being celebrated. Local officials and employees of Turning Stone Resort Casino are gathering Tuesday to commemorate the casino's opening on July 21, 1993. The casino was ...

Gillesby, Laub appointed to AP leadership roles

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has appointed an experienced video manager and a longtime foreign correspondent to key leadership roles overseeing all journalists in two critical news regions. Sara Gillesby, a New York-based video manager who led coverage of the ...

4 blue states sue Washington over GOP tax overhaul

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland are suing the federal government over the Republican-led tax overhaul. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the Southern District of New York. The tax law passed by Congressional Republicans and signed into law last year by ...

Errant tweet inspires “National Blue Cheese Dressing Day”

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The founder of Buffalo's annual chicken wing festival is offering foodies another reason to indulge — with the creation of National Blue Cheese Dressing Day. The inaugural celebration is Monday. Founder Drew Cerza, known as Buffalo's "wing king," says the idea for a ...

TravelLab: Adults take over science museums when night falls

By EMILIANO RODRIGUEZ MEGA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes, in the middle of the night, nocturnal creatures are allowed to roam the halls of New York's American Museum of Natural History, free from shouting and swarming children. They are adult humans, known to sometimes quietly ...

WeWork takes meat off the menu at company events

NEW YORK (AP) — Office space sharing company WeWork says it is no longer serving red or white meat at company events. In an email to employees Thursday, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Miguel McKelvey said the company won't serve pork, poultry or red meat, and it won't allow employees ...

Firefighters rescue raccoon that got head stuck in mayo jar

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Firefighters in upstate New York helped out a presumably hungry raccoon that got its head stuck inside a mayonnaise jar. The Ithaca Fire Department says the raccoon was spotted in a tree during its recent predicament. The Ithaca Journal reports both city firefighters and ...

Woman who killed daughter in ’80s granted parole on 7th try

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman convicted of killing her infant daughter in the 1980s and suspected of killing seven of her eight other children has been granted parole. The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says Monday that 75-year-old Marybeth Tinning could be ...

Cops: Man tortured neighbor’s dog by locking it in steel box

ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say a man tortured his neighbor's dog by trapping it in an enclosed steel box for more than eight hours. The Seneca County Sheriff's Office says they responded to the scene in Romulus Saturday night for a report of animal cruelty. WHAM-TV in ...

Police arrest alleged gunman in fatal interstate shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say the man responsible for a fatal shooting on Interstate 190 in Buffalo has been arraigned and charged with murder. The Erie County District Attorney's Office says Monday that 22-year-old Juan Colon was charged with second-degree murder during his ...

Nick Lowe rediscovers roots with Los Straitjackets

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer PAWLING, N.Y. (AP) — Four men who wear Mexican wrestling masks onstage have reacquainted singer Nick Lowe with his rock 'n' roll roots. The British composer of "Cruel to Be Kind" and "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" was deep into the ...

Report from NY health officials calls for pot legalization

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A report from New York state health officials is recommending the legalization of marijuana. The 74-page analysis released Friday concludes that the benefits of legalization outweigh potential risks. It suggests the state could raise nearly $700 million in tax revenue off ...

19 fire departments work to control wildfire at state forest

ALTONA, N.Y. (AP) — A wildfire burned through more than 100 acres of northern New York land this week, but no occupied homes were threatened by the flames. Nineteen fire departments were involved in efforts to control the blaze at Altona Flat Rock State Forest, which was first reported to ...

JPMorgan’s profits rise 18 percent, helped by lower taxes

By KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase's second-quarter profits rose by 18 percent from a year ago, as the nation's largest bank by assets and revenue continues to benefit from higher interest rates and a lower tax bill following last year's passage of President ...