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NY officials find body of man who went missing in late April

EAST OTTO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in upstate New York have found the body of a California man who was reported missing earlier this month. Cattaraugus (kat-uh-RAW'-gus) County officials say they found Rudy Ray Rockett Sr. in East Otto on Saturday night. Rudy Ray Rockett Jr., the son of the ...

GOP’s Molinaro choses Killian as running mate in gov’s race

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Presumptive Republican candidate for New York governor Marc Molinaro has chosen a former two-time state Senate candidate as his running mate. The Dutchess County executive has chosen Julie Killian to join him on the GOP ticket as his lieutenant governor ...

Official placed on leave over Afghanistan bombing claim

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The State University of New York has placed a high-ranking official on leave after a newspaper questioned a story he told about surviving a bombing in Afghanistan and other claims. The Times Union reports SUNY Upstate Medical University senior vice president Sergio Garcia ...

US says number of overfished fish stocks at all-time low

By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The number of American fish stocks that can be described as "overfished" has hit an all-time low, the U.S. government announced on Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made the statement as part of its ...

Trump can’t delay lawsuit from ‘Apprentice’ contestant

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, at least for now, a court said on Thursday. The ruling by the state Supreme Court's appellate division means Zervos' ...

State providing $17.8M to help reduce gun-related violence

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly $18 million in state funding is going to law enforcement agencies and nonprofit organizations across New York to help reduce gun violence. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that 17 counties and 20 police departments will share $13.3 million from the state's Gun ...

Police: Barber throws angry customer through the window

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a stylist at a Brooklyn barbershop threw a client through the front window after he complained about his haircut. According to the Daily News of New York, the 33-year-old victim was at the Levels Barbershop in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on Thursday afternoon. Police ...

Broadcast networks go for milk-and-cookies comfort this fall

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — If provocative, psyche-jangling shows like "The Handmaid's Tale" are your taste, head directly to streaming or cable. But if you're feeling the urge for milk-and-cookies comfort, broadcast television wants to help. The upcoming TV season ...

Former Playboy centerfold apparently jumps to death with son

By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A former Playboy centerfold involved in a custody battle apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son to their deaths from the 25th floor of a Manhattan hotel, law enforcement officials said Friday. The pair checked into the ...

Judge wants to ensure ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ is paying back

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York City says she wants to make sure real-life "Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort continues to pay back the nearly $100 million he owes in restitution. The judge told Belfort's lawyers Wednesday at a garnishment hearing that she's focused on getting ...

Trump disclosure of Cohen payment raises new legal questions

By BERNARD CONDON and TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump revealed in his financial disclosure Wednesday that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified "expenses," with no mention of a $130,000 payment to porn ...

Officials advise hikers of muddy trails in Adirondacks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It is mud season in the Adirondack High Peaks, and state officials are urging hikers to protect trails from erosion by slogging through wet areas or simply sticking to lower elevations. The Department of Environmental Conservation is encouraging hikers to walk single file ...

State funds available to help college students buy textbooks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Millions of dollars have been allocated for a second year in a row to help students enrolled in New York's public colleges off-set the high cost of textbooks. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the second round of funding for the Open Education Resources initiative ...

Owner of $85M apartment offers trip to space with purchase

NEW YORK (AP) — The owner for a New York City condominium is offering a trip to outer space included with the purchase of an $85 million dollar apartment. The condo is a 15,000 square-foot duplex located on the entirety of the 45th floor of the Atelier building on west 42nd street in ...

Mueller investigation enters 2nd year, where is it headed?

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It was one year ago Thursday when Robert Mueller, the former FBI director, was appointed as special counsel to take over the Justice Department's investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential ...

New York court says Trump can’t delay defamation lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York court says former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, at least for now. A state appeals court on Thursday turned down a request by Trump's lawyers to delay the case while they appeal a ...

Trump: If FBI spied on my campaign, ‘bigger than Watergate!’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lent credence Thursday to reports that FBI informants had infiltrated his presidential campaign, saying that "if so, this is bigger than Watergate!" Trump commented on the anniversary of Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel to head the ...

NY to invest $1.4M in efforts to fight gambling addiction

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is investing $1.4 million in efforts to fight gambling addiction. The state's Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announced Tuesday that the funding will go toward campaigns to spread awareness of the signs of problem gambling, as well as ...

Police: Man attempted to hide sawed-off shotgun in his pants

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say a man now facing weapons charges attempted to hide a sawed-off shotgun in his pants. Albany police say they stopped a vehicle Monday evening on a traffic violation. The Times Union of Albany reports police noticed the 24-year-old driver had ...

CBS looks back for its reboot-heavy new TV season

NEW YORK (AP) — Glance at next season's schedule for CBS and you could be forgiven for wondering what decade it is. The network is adding remakes of 1980s series "Murphy Brown" and "Magnum, P.I." to a line-up that already includes blasts-from-the-past "Hawaii Five-0" and "MacGyver." CBS ...