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Remaining wreckage of Flight 93 to be buried at memorial

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Officials say the remaining wreckage of United Flight 93 will be returned later this year to the Pennsylvania memorial marking where it crashed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Flight 93 National Memorial Superintendent Stephen Clark says the wreckage will be buried in ...

30-year-old leaves parents’ home with help from Alex Jones

CAMILLUS, N.Y. (AP) — The 30-year-old man whose eviction from his parents' suburban home drew national attention finally left Friday, hours before a court-ordered deadline, with financial help from right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Michael Rotondo honked and waved to ...

NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer With no deadlines to meet and a monthlong summer break coming up, NFL teams are in no hurry to formulate a policy on demonstrations during the national anthem. One day after league owners mandated that players must stand for the "Star-Spangled Banner" ...

Top state official fired after investigation into harassment

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A senior official at a state agency serving developmentally disabled New Yorkers has been fired after an investigation turned up numerous sexual harassment complaints. Jay Kiyonaga (kee-yahn-AH'-guh) was the No. 2 official at the Office for People with Developmental ...

Officials: Head of upstate NY conservation group stole $170K

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — The former head of an Adirondack environmental conservation group has been accused of stealing nearly $170,000 from the organization. The Post-Star reports a Warren County grand jury indicted David Decker of Burnt Hills Tuesday on 22 charges, including grand larceny ...

Skyping the doctor? Poll shows it’s not just for the young

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Every morning, 92-year-old Sidney Kramer wraps a blood pressure cuff around his arm and steps on a scale, and readings of his heart health beam to a team of nurses — and to his daughter's smartphone — miles from ...

State starts building 1st artificial reef using bridge parts

HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has started building the first of 12 artificial reefs planned for the waters off Long Island using recycled sections of the demolished Tappan Zee Bridge. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during an event Thursday in Suffolk County that the first reef is ...

Trump backs GOP congressman, but misstates his tax vote

By STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump endorsed a congressman facing a tough primary battle, but in doing so he misstated the New York Republican's record on taxes. In a tweet on Wednesday, Trump said U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan is "strong on Borders," ''loves ...

The Latest: Trump weighs in on cancellation of ‘Roseanne’

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Roseanne Barr (all times local): 11:50 a.m. President Donald Trump has broken his silence on the cancellation of "Roseanne." In a tweet, Trump noted that Robert Iger, who is chief executive of ABC's parent Walt Disney Co., called Valerie Jarrett to say the ...

Judge: June 15 deadline in study of materials in Cohen raids

By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge set a June 15 deadline Wednesday for lawyers for President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and Trump to make attorney-client privilege claims over data seized in April raids, saying it was important not to ...

Barr blames Ambien for tweet; drug maker replies

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of Ambien said Wednesday that "racism is not a known side effect" after Roseanne Barr cited the insomnia drug in explaining the tweet that led ABC to cancel her show. Hours after ABC pulled the plug on "Roseanne" because of her ...

3 charged in statewide telephone extortion ring

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities have charged three men with extorting money from dozens of people across the state by falsely claiming to have kidnapped their relatives and threatening to harm them if ransom wasn't paid. Attorney General Barbara Underwood and state police ...

Amber Alert canceled for missing toddler; mom found buried

SODUS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have canceled an Amber Alert for a missing toddler whose mother was found buried on the upstate New York farm where she worked. Wayne County authorities issued the alert for 14-month-old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon on May 25. Two days earlier, searchers found the ...

Starbucks closing over 8,000 stores for anti-bias training

By TERRY TANG and JOSEPH PISANI, Associated Press Starbucks is closing more than 8,000 U.S. stores for a few hours Tuesday to conduct anti-bias training in the company's latest effort to deal with the fallout over the arrest of two black men at one of its shops in Philadelphia. After the ...

Latest: Black coffee shop owners suggest proactive approach

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Starbucks' plan to close stores Tuesday for anti-bias training. (all times local): Noon Several black coffee shop owners in Philadelphia are suggesting that black customers make a habit of seeking out their businesses. That comes as Starbucks prepares to ...

Woman fired after aiding sexual harassment probe sues state

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who was fired from her longtime job with a New York state agency has filed a lawsuit accusing the department's leaders of covering up sexual harassment allegations against the Cuomo administration's former forensics director. Gina Bianchi's federal lawsuit, first ...

Weinstein lawyer worries about bad pre-trial publicity

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein have met behind closed doors with prosecutors and a New York judge over defense concerns about the rape case against the former film producer. Attorney Benjamin Brafman said afterward that he was limited in what he could say about the 90-minute ...

Hillary Clinton to be honored with medal from Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is receiving a medal from Harvard University for her leadership and human rights work. The former first lady, U.S. senator, secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate will be awarded the Radcliffe Medal on Friday. The university says it ...

The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn't have time to read the books he brought with him. The film mogul carried three ...