New York News

Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack, stroke

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks don't outweigh the benefits for most other folks, major new ...

NYC poised to reinstitute school zone speed camera program

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is poised to reactivate 140 speed cameras in school zones after city leaders and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo figured out a way to circumvent the state Legislature. The program expired last month after the state Senate failed to pass legislation renewing the ...

Statue of Liberty evacuated; construction fire dwindles

NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty has been evacuated as a precaution after a propane fire erupted in a construction area on Liberty Island. Park spokesman Jerry Willis said shortly before 1 p.m. that it appeared the flames had been extinguished, though water was still being poured on the ...

Hancock Airport gets $2 million for de-icing equipment

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Hancock International Airport in Syracuse is getting $2 million in federal funding for aircraft de-icing equipment. The grant through the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program was announced by Senators Charles ...

American scientist dies while rock climbing in New Zealand

By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The family of an American scientist who died while rock climbing in New Zealand is urging other climbers to carefully consider their reliance on equipment that's been left permanently attached to rock faces. New Zealand police ...

Catholic charity group says it will end adoption services

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Catholic charity group in Buffalo says it will end foster care and adoption services next year over state regulations that bar discrimination against same-sex couples looking to adopt or foster children. Catholic Charities of Buffalo says it is phasing out the program ...

AP: National Enquirer had safe with damaging Trump stories

By JEFF HORWITZ, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents about hush-money payments and damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Donald Trump leading up to 2016 presidential election, people familiar with the ...

Michael Cohen sets up GoFundMe page for legal costs

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and STEPHEN R. GROVES, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen is sticking his hand out and asking the public for help paying for his legal defense, and one anonymous donor already has ponied up $50,000. Through his lawyer, Donald Trump's former "fixer" says ...

Reports: Trump Organization finance chief gets immunity

NEW YORK (AP) — Media outlets are reporting that President Donald Trump's bookkeeper for his personal and business affairs for decades has been granted immunity in the federal probe of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. The Wall Street Journal and NBC News were first to report on anonymous ...

Joe Biden, Condoleezza Rice to appear at NY speaker series

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The University of Buffalo says former Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak at the school as part of a distinguished speaker series. University President Satish Tripathi says public universities like UB play a key role in ...

Women as priests? Some say it’s time but admit it’s unlikely

By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates of ordaining women as Roman Catholic priests cite the church's unfolding sex abuse scandals as powerful arguments for their cause, while acknowledging the high unlikelihood of achieving their goal anytime soon. Even with ...

Appeals court overturns conviction for man who shot fugitive

GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — An appeals court has overturned the manslaughter conviction of a New York man who fatally shot a fugitive he says he was trying to turn in to authorities. David Carlson was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in the 2013 shooting of Norris Acosta-Sanchez. The Times ...

Official: Cohen called NY tax officials soon after subpoena

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Cohen personally called tax officials in New York on the same day he received a subpoena from state investigators looking into the Trump Foundation. A state official confirmed the call from the former personal attorney and ...

Back-to-back legal blows in Trump circle jolt presidency

By ZEKE MILLER, JONATHAN LEMIRE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump confronted one of the most perilous moments of his presidency Tuesday after two onetime members of his inner circle simultaneously were labeled "guilty" of criminal charges. ...

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme

By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The unveiling of federal criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer came with drama as attorney Michael Cohen went farther than prosecutors were willing to go in pointing fingers. Not only did ...

Inside catch and kill: Cohen, a porn star and ‘Individual 1’

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — His name is Donald John Trump, but federal prosecutors have a simpler moniker for the 45th president: Individual 1. Dry legalese and generic aliases could do nothing to tone down the tale of the scheme to protect Trump outlined in court ...

Police: 18-year-old woman burns other woman with chemicals

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say an 18-year-old Rochester woman burned another 18-year-old by pouring a mixture of hot water and bleach on her. Rochester police say Deavian Moses was arguing with the woman late Tuesday at a home in the city when the attack happened. The ...

GOP – and some Democrats, too – reject talk of impeachment

By LISA MASCARO and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Cohen's guilty plea implicating President Donald Trump in a crime reverberated across the political landscape Wednesday, with Republicans rejecting talk of impeachment without evidence of Russian collusion. ...

Review: MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With most of music industry's top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons. Exhibit A: Camila Cabello beat out ...

Miner submits petitions for ballot line for NY governor

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has submitted more than 40,000 voter signatures to secure her place as a candidate for governor on the November ballot. Miner was elected to lead Syracuse as a Democrat but she is running for governor as an independent on the Serve ...