New York News

Collins and McMurray battle on in race for NY House seat

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The race between indicted Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Collins and Democratic challenger Nate McMurray in western New York remains too close to call and might not be decided for days. Collins and McMurray have scheduled Wednesday news conferences to talk about where things ...

Cuomo seeks 3rd term as GOP foe looks for last-minute boost

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrat Andrew Cuomo aims to win a third term Tuesday as governor, while his Republican challenger, Marc Molinaro, hopes a late surge of support will help him beat the odds in a state where Democrats heavily outnumber members of the ...

Police: NY man distracted and robbed by fake pavement crew

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say men posing as a paving crew stole money from a man who they convinced to come out of his house. Rotterdam police say the theft happened Sunday, when two men in a pickup truck attempted to sell the victim on driveway repairs. The Times ...

Troopers issued 16K-plus tickets during enforcement period

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State police say troopers issued more than 16,500 tickets during the recent Halloween enforcement period conducted across New York. The special enforcement began Oct. 26 and continued through last Thursday. During that weeklong span troopers issued a total of 16,680 ...

Column: A golf pro first, Suzy Whaley now breaking barriers

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer Two moments of discrimination took place 1,000 miles and worlds apart, neither pointing to Suzy Whaley making history this week at the PGA of America. Whaley was just getting hooked on golf in Syracuse, New York, and she was good enough to compete in ...

Pipe bombs suspect appears at Election Day court hearing

By JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump was ordered held without bail after his first court appearance in New York on Tuesday. Cesar Sayoc, who was transferred from federal custody in Florida, ...

Billboard names Ariana Grande 2018 Woman of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — The music industry is honoring Ariana Grande. Billboard on Tuesday named the 25-year-old award-winning singer its 2018 Woman of the Year. Grande will receive the award at Billboard's 13th annual Women in Music event on Dec. 6 in New York City. Previous recipients include ...

Advocates argue trail extension will disturb bald eagles

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Environmental groups are pushing back against a bike trail extension in upstate New York that they say could chase away the bald eagles roosting there. Audubon New York representative Chris Lajewski tells Syracuse.com that Onondaga County is proposing a route that would ...

Police investigating double homicide in Hudson Valley city

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Police in a Hudson Valley city are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and a third one injured. The city of Newburgh Police Department says the three men were hit by gunfire Saturday night on Liberty Street. Officers say 25-year-old Alexis Camacho and ...

Verizon reorganizes structure under new CEO to prep for 5G

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is undergoing a significant restructuring under new CEO Hans Vestberg, including its dominant wireless division, as it prepares to roll out its 5G technology. Three months after Vestberg took control, Verizon said Monday that the New York company will be organized ...

Election 2018: What to watch in New York state

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some of the hottest congressional races in the country will be decided in New York on Tuesday, including one featuring an indicted incumbent, while voters also decide whether Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo deserves a third term. Turnout ...

Cuomo, faith leaders to hold prayer vigil after shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and other faith leaders will gather for a vigil at a Manhattan synagogue to call for civility following the mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Tuesday's event will be held at the ...

Recording Academy to honor Willie Nelson

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing will honor Willie Nelson days before the 2019 Grammy Awards. The academy announced Tuesday that Nelson's career and achievements will be celebrated on Feb. 6, 2019, at The Village Studios in Los ...

Company accused of selling overpriced jewelry to US troops

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has filed a lawsuit against a national jewelry retailer, claiming the company uses false and deceptive methods to dupe U.S. military members into illegal financing contracts for overpriced merchandise. Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced Monday the ...

Saudi ties to US colleges come under mounting scrutiny

By COLLIN BINKLEY and CHAD DAY, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — U.S. colleges and universities have received more than $350 million from the Saudi government this decade, yet some are rethinking their arrangements in the wake of the killing of a journalist that has ignited a global uproar ...

Ex-girlfriend of slain man arrested, her husband also jailed

SODUS, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities say the ex-girlfriend of an upstate man fatally shot last week is in custody. Meanwhile, officials in Texas say her husband, a former police chief, is also jailed. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Charlene Childers of Sunray, Texas, ...

Synagogue shooter was obsessed with Jewish refugee agency

By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press Just moments before the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 11 people dead, the suspect is believed to have posted a final social media rant against a Jewish refugee settlement agency most people had never heard of, but which has increasingly become the ...

White deer have unusual home in upstate NY – old Army depot

By JOHN KEKIS, Associated Press ROMULUS, N.Y. (AP) — Dennis Money unlocks the gate that blocks access to the 3,000-acre spread that these days almost serves as his home away from home, jumps into a van, and cautions his guests before proceeding. "I won't guarantee you'll see one, but ...

New chapters emerge in 6 years since Sandy’s devastation

By JENNIFER PELTZ and WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Meteorological monster Superstorm Sandy roared into the heavily populated New York metropolitan area six years ago Monday, leaving at least 182 people dead from the Caribbean to the Northeast. The storm caused tens of ...

Trump says media is ‘Enemy’ after shooting, bomb plot

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on the news media Monday following a week of election-season violence, arguing that "fraudulent" reporting was contributing to anger in the country and declaring that the press was the "true ...