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CNN’s Jim Acosta calls for Trump to halt media attacks

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, whose network is a frequent target of President Donald Trump's "fake news" barbs, called on him Monday to stop attacking the media because he's afraid someone will get hurt. The past week may have ...

Cuomo, Molinaro to spar in NY gov race’s only planned debate

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers may get their only chance Tuesday to see Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo debate Republican challenger Marc Molinaro before next month's election. Cuomo, a Democrat seeking a third term, will spar with Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, Tuesday afternoon at the ...

Trump refugee cuts slow resurgence of cities like Buffalo

By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — When thousands of others fled the struggling Rust Belt city of Buffalo, refugees poured in to fill the void and invigorate the economy. Blighted blocks were tidied up by new arrivals from Iraq. Shops selling Ethiopian cuisine opened ...

‘Shark Tank’ backs late 9/11 cleaner’s idea, pitched by kids

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sharks on "Shark Tank" are supporting an invention created by a New York City firefighter who died of cancer after helping clean up the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. Kevin Young's children on Sunday pitched his Cup Board Pro, a chopping block that features a ...

Man charged after 27 cows found dead in dairy farm barn

EDMESTON, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 45-year-old man faces multiple counts of cruelty to animals after more than two dozen dead cows were found on a central New York dairy farm. Troopers say they were dispatched to check on the welfare of animals at a rented farm in the Otsego County ...

Cuomo, Molinaro agree to 1-on-1 debate in NY governor’s race

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Marc Molinaro have agreed to a one-on-one debate two weeks before voters head to the polls. The exchange will be taped Tuesday afternoon and broadcast at 7 p.m. Tuesday on WCBS-TV in New York City. Viewers outside New ...

Man caught with 900K untaxed cigarettes sentenced to prison

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 46-year-old northern New York man has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for transporting hundreds of thousands of contraband cigarettes two years ago. The U.S. attorney's office in Buffalo says Ian Tarbell, of Hogansburg in Franklin County, was sentenced ...

Rap lyrics, Kavanaugh take the stage in pivotal House race

By MARY ESCH, Associated Press SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — Hip-hop, health care and Brett Kavanaugh have emerged as issues in a tight congressional race in New York's Hudson Valley that pits a freshman Republican congressman against a rapper-turned-corporate lawyer seeking his first political ...

New York governor tours aging rail tunnel in funding push

By STEPHEN R. GROVES and DAVID PORTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes video images of the decaying, century-old rail tunnel under the Hudson River will help resolve a funding impasse with President Donald Trump's administration that has delayed construction of a ...

Father delivers closing argument for son at NCAA trial

NEW YORK (AP) — The father of a former Adidas consultant has delivered a closing argument on behalf of his son at a college basketball corruption trial, saying his son broke NCAA rules but no laws. Merl Floyd Code (kohd) told a federal jury Thursday in Manhattan that he is proud of his son, ...

Q&A: McCarthy and Grant on New York, forgery and friendship

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" is a film about Lee Israel, a biographer who started a side hustle writing fake letters as Noel Coward, Louise Brooks, Dorothy Parker and other deceased luminaries and selling them to collectors. Part cautionary ...

Court weighs ‘Apprentice’ hopeful’s suit versus Trump

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers hope to persuade an appeals court to dismiss or delay a former "Apprentice" contestant's claim that he defamed her by calling her a liar after she accused him of unwanted kissing and groping. Arguments are ...

Police to discuss case of missing 1-year-old boy

LYONS, N.Y. (AP) — Police have scheduled a news conference to discuss the case of the missing 1-year-old son of a woman whose body was found buried at an upstate New York farm last spring. Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announced Monday night that he'll hold the news conference Tuesday ...

Man dies after shirt gets caught in subway escalator

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police say a man who died after he was found unconscious in a subway station probably choked to death when he fell on an escalator and his shirt got caught. Police say 48-year-old Carlos Alvarez fell at a station in the Bronx early Sunday, where he was found ...

Literary group sues Trump, alleges free speech stifling

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In the three years that Donald Trump rocketed from candidate to president, the PEN American Center has criticized him as a bully, an autocrat, a user of hate speech and an enemy of free expression. It has published studies, organized ...

Ex-UK prime minister: Brexit issue ‘had to be gripped’

CLINTON, N.Y. (AP) — Former British Prime Minister David Cameron says it was right for the United Kingdom to hold the referendum that resulted in his nation voting to leave the European Union. Cameron, the UK's prime minister from 2010 to 2016, spoke Monday night as part of Hamilton ...

Daughter of NY State Police official sentenced for slaying

GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York State Police official's daughter convicted of stabbing her boyfriend to death has been sentenced to three to nine years in prison. Twenty-three-year-old Danielle Allen was sentenced Tuesday in a Livingston County court where she was convicted in July of ...

Episcopal Church confronts past role in sexual exploitation

By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With striking displays of candor, the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging steps to combat it. The Protestant denomination's national ...

Thieves steal thousands of dollars of equipment from church

CAMBRIA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say thieves have stolen thousands of dollars worth of equipment from a 200-year-old church in upstate New York. WKBW-TV in Buffalo reported Sunday the thieves threw rocks through a window at the Tuscarora Indian Mission church in Sanborn in Niagara County and ...

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, with plans to shutter 142 unprofitable stores in the hopes that it can stay in business. The question now is whether a smaller version of the company that once towered over the ...