New York News

Advocates for the homeless to push for more funding

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Advocates for homeless New Yorkers are asking Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers to set aside more money to address a growing crisis across the state. An organization calling itself the Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance is planning a rally Tuesday morning at ...

Nature’s bag of NY tricks: Snow, ice, freezing rain

By The Associated Press Nature's bag of New York tricks includes snow, ice and freezing rain. School closings and road safety warnings abounded around the state on Tuesday. The predicted snow totals range from just a couple of inches in New York City to more than a foot upstate. Many ...

Daughters of George W. Bush to co-host author breakfast

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential daughters-granddaughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush will be hosting a breakfast during this spring's BookExpo convention. Guests at the Children's Book & Author Breakfast, announced Tuesday by convention organizers ReedPop, will include Oscar ...

HUD administrator to spend month in public housing

NEW YORK (AP) — The top federal housing official in New York is getting an up-close look at the city's troubled public housing developments. Regional Housing and Urban Development Administrator Lynne Patton is spending the next four weeks living in four different New York City public housing ...

New York Gov. Cuomo to urge Trump to rethink tax changes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is traveling to Washington, D.C., to urge President Donald Trump to rethink a provision in the 2017 tax overhaul that Cuomo says is prompting a sharp decline in state revenues. The Democrat will meet with the Republican president Tuesday to ...

‘The Lego Movie 2’ opens No. 1 but everything is not awesome

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" was easily the top ticket-seller in theaters over the weekend, but the film's $35 million opening failed to stack up to its expected haul, according to studio estimates Sunday. The animated sequel had been ...

NY village places restrictions on employee social media

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A village on Long Island will now ban political posts on its social media pages and place restrictions on employees and volunteers' personal use of social media. Mayor Dennis Siry says the Amityville Board of Trustees approved a new social media policy that is in the ...

EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, MICHAEL CASEY and JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The chemical compounds are all around you. They're on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Increasing numbers of ...

Tory Burch inspired by artsy college for new collection

By JILL DOBSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Tory Burch was inspired by higher learning for her fall collection at New York Fashion Week. Specifically, she looked to Black Mountain College, a progressive school in North Carolina. "I'm amazed by how many people don't know about it," ...

Driver arrested in hit-and-run crash that killed passenger

CORAM, N.Y. (AP) — Police say they've arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash on Long Island. Suffolk County police say Cruz Emelio Tum-Tipaz, of Westhampton Beach, was arrested Sunday on charges of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. ...

Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man's best friend is under the microscope, too. Genetic testing for dogs has surged in recent years, fueled by companies that echo popular at-home tests for humans, offering a deep ...

High water levels expected in Great Lakes this summer

DETROIT (AP) — Experts are predicting higher-than-normal water levels on the Great Lakes this summer, some of which may set records. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Detroit recently issued its latest six-month forecast for the lakes. The Detroit News reports that Lake Superior is ...

Bebe Rexha calls out audience for jaded response to her song

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer H.E.R. gave a next-level performance, sister duo Chloe x Halle matched the greatness of their recent Super Bowl performance and pop singer Bebe Rexha went off on the crowd when they didn't sing along to her monster hit ...

‘The View’ host Joy Behar silent on old use of blackface

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Joy Behar waded into the day's hot-button issues on "The View" but no mention was made during Friday's live show about her own use of blackface many years ago. The 76-year-old led discussions of Jeff Bezos, Cardi B and Frank Robinson ...

Christie Brinkley and daughter walk the Elie Tahari runway

By MORGAN EVANS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Elie Tahari celebrated his 45th anniversary show with a pair of models at either end of their careers — veteran Christie Brinkley, 65, and her rising star daughter, Sailor, 20. The blonde mother-daughter duo on Thursday seemed to ...

Teen gets prison for shooting police detective in the jaw

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A police detective who was shot in the jaw has lashed out at the teenager who pulled the trigger during an emotional sentencing hearing in the New York City suburbs. The Journal News says Yonkers Det. Kayla Maher (mahr) told 19-year-old Frank Valencia on Friday that ...

Longtime jail guards’ union boss gets prison

NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime boss of a union for New York City jail guards has been sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison after his conviction on corruption charges. Judge Alvin Hellerstein announced the sentence for Norman Seabrook on Friday. Seabrook was convicted last August at a ...

NY gov raps Amazon critics amid report company’s rethinking

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo warns that what he calls "political pandering" to critics of Amazon's proposed secondary headquarters could sink New York's biggest-ever economic development deal. But opponents say they'll keep fighting a project they consider corporate welfare. Friday's ...

Spotify takes a big jump into the podcasting game

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify is making a bigger bet on podcasts as it looks to bring a Netflix-like model of original programs to the audio world. The music-streaming pioneer gobbled up two podcasting companies, Gimlet and Anchor, on Wednesday. Although ...

Public hearing set on Gov. Cuomo’s mental hygiene proposals

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's spending proposals for New York state's mental hygiene programs are the subject of a public hearing in Albany. The Democratic governor's $175 billion spending plan for the next fiscal year includes his ongoing efforts to reduce the number of New ...