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Scientists look to map the genes of thousands of animals

By PATRICK WHITTLE, The Associated Press A group of scientists unveiled the first results Thursday of an ambitious effort to map the genes of tens of thousands of animal species, a project they said could help save animals from extinction down the line. The scientists are working with the ...

Police: Officers fatally shoot man armed with handgun

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Buffalo say officers have fatally shot a man armed with a handgun during a confrontation on a city street. Buffalo Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo says officers responded around 3 a.m. Wednesday to a report of an armed man on Plymouth Avenue. Rinaldo says a ...

Mastercard tries to erase borders for smaller businesses

The Associated Press Mastercard rolled out a digital trade platform Wednesday designed to make it easier for companies to do business around the world. The company's Mastercard Track will, among other things, help businesses identify and assess potential international customers and suppliers, ...

Defying polls, Nixon looks to upset Cuomo in NY gov primary

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Polls may show her far behind New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Thursday's Democratic primary, but Cynthia Nixon says she knows something that Cuomo and the pollsters don't. There's a movement, she says, of left-leaning voters tired of ...

‘Tonight Show’ cancels Norm Macdonald after MeToo comments

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Tonight Show" canceled an appearance by Norm Macdonald after criticism of his comments about the MeToo movement and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr. In a statement, NBC said it canceled Tuesday's appearance "out of sensitivity to our audience." The former ...

Trump hails ‘brave patriots’ aboard Pennsylvania 9/11 flight

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday remembered the "band of brave patriots" aboard a Sept. 11 flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, praising passengers and crew members who resisted hijackers and sent a message that the nation ...

The Latest: 2 get award named for 9/11 flight attendant

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the commemoration of the Sept. 11 terror attacks (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Two young men who rescued a couple moments before a train slammed into their car have received a bravery award named for a flight attendant on one of the planes flown into the World ...

Testing presidents from Bush to Trump, 9/11 shaped politics

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Four presidential campaigns. Eight congressional elections. The longest war in U.S. history. The Sept. 11 attacks have shaped U.S. politics, sometimes over the objections of victims' families. The attacks that crashed four airliners and ...

US marks 9/11 with somber tributes; Trump speaks at PA site

By JENNIFER PELTZ and KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with solemn ceremonies, volunteer service and a presidential tribute to "the moment when America fought back" on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror ...

‘Wake-up call’: 9/11 prompted some to move away to new lives

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — On 9/11, Stephen Feuerman saw the World Trade Center aflame through the window of his Empire State Building office and watched, transfixed, as a second fireball burst from the twin towers. He ran through the 78th floor urging everyone to ...

Longchamp marks 70 years with its first runway show

By GINA ABDY, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Sophie Delafontaine had tastemakers Anita Pallenberg and Veruschka on her mind when she was figuring out how to celebrate the 70th year of her family's business, Longchamp. Working alongside her brother, CEO Jean Cassegrain, she decided to go ...

Buffalo bishop apologizes again, says he won’t resign

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, New York, says he's sorry for any of his own "failures" but says he'll remain as leader of the diocese until his retirement. Bishop Richard Malone has faced renewed calls for his resignation over his handling of sexual abuse ...

Buffalo Police Department moving to new headquarters

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The second-largest city police force in New York state is moving its headquarters. Moving crews are removing furniture Monday morning from the Buffalo Police Department's HQ on Church Street in downtown Buffalo. The department is relocating its operations a couple of ...

Cops: Toddler shows trooper drugs during mom’s traffic stop

NEW SCOTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a toddler showed a trooper a bag of marijuana during a traffic stop, resulting in the arrest of the child's mother and the man she was riding with. State police say two troopers stopped a car Thursday outside Albany and found the butt ends ...

Police: Department’s horse, 18, dies from medical emergency

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The Rochester Police Department says its 18-year-old police horse is dead following a "catastrophic medical emergency." The department announced the death Monday, saying the horse named Raffi suffered the medical emergency on Sept. 1 before dying a short time ...

Man buys Slim Jims for his dog, lottery ticket, wins $10M

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man will be living large thanks to his decision to buy some Slim Jims for his dog. New York Lottery officials say Monday that 73-year-old Dale Farrand recently won the $10 million prize on a Cash Spectacular scratch-off ticket. The Fort Edward man says he ...

NYC prosecutor’s plan could wipe out 20,000 pot convictions

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of low-level marijuana convictions could be erased with the OK of Brooklyn's top prosecutor, under a new plan for wiping records clean of offenses no longer being prosecuted in parts of the nation's biggest ...

Governor, Hillary Clinton open new Hudson River bridge

NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially opened the second span of the new Hudson River Bridge that bears his father's name, taking the opportunity Friday to criticize Republican President Donald Trump as being "obsessed" with building walls instead of bridges. Hillary Clinton, a ...

FBI Director urges agents to register with 9/11 victim fund

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray is urging current and former federal agents to file claims if they think their health was affected by the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Wray spoke at the National September 11 Museum in New York on Friday along ...

Times grants anonymity to administration official for essay

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It was an extraordinary decision at a tense time for editors at The New York Times: a senior official at the Trump administration wanted to tell the world that some who work for the president try to blunt his worst instincts, but wanted the ...