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Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states

SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C. Judge Haywood ...

Church envoy begs McCarrick to repent as abuse verdict nears

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — The retired Vatican diplomat who accused Pope Francis of turning a blind eye to the alleged sexual misconduct of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is begging the American to publicly repent for his crimes for the good of the Catholic ...

Police: Man, woman killed in separate snowmobile crashes

WEBB, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say a man and a woman both died in separate snowmobile crashes over the weekend in the Adirondacks. Webb police say 72-year-old Larry DeMarte, of Parma, failed to negotiate a curve on Sunday afternoon and flew off his vehicle into a creek. The ...

Poll: Governor, Legislature’s favorability ratings rise

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Democrat-controlled state Legislature are viewed favorably by a majority of registered New York voters, but salary raises state leaders and lawmakers recently received are not. The Siena College survey released Monday shows Cuomo ...

Hunter who killed neighbor he mistook for a deer sentenced

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York hunter has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for accidentally killing a neighbor he mistook for a deer. Thomas Jadlowski was sentenced on Monday in Chautauqua (shuh-TAW'-kwuh) County Court. He pleaded guilty in October to criminally ...

NY couple recognized for helping dozens attend college

POUGKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A military veteran and a retired teacher have helped dozens of students in New York's Hudson Valley attend college through a scholarship program. Eddie and Norma Ramirez of Poughkeepsie — the parents of two biological sons — say it feels like they have 142 ...

Gillibrand makes big moves toward 2020 campaign

By JUANA SUMMERS and JULIE PACE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is moving aggressively toward an expected presidential bid, filling out key staff positions and nearing a choice on the location for a campaign headquarters, according to multiple people familiar ...

New York woman thanks man who returned her lost bag with $10,000

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan woman has expressed her gratitude to a man who recovered her purse, containing $10,000, from a subway platform. Aiya Tulemaganbetova (EYE'-uh too-leh-mah-gan-beh-TOH'-vah) met with Richard Taverna on Thursday. He found her Chanel bag, including an envelope filled ...

Bloomberg says he’d self-fund possible 2020 White House bid

By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that if he runs for president, he'll pay for it himself, defending candidates who use personal riches to bankroll campaigns. Bloomberg's comments to reporters in Texas on Friday follow a ...

US approved thousands of child bride requests

By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for ...

Episcopal Church allows same-sex marriage in NY diocese

By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Episcopal Church on Friday cleared the way for same-sex marriages in an upstate New York diocese where they were barred by a bishop who claimed the church had been "hijacked by the "Gay Rights Agenda." The Rev. William Love now ...

Upstate New York city mayor admits stealing postage, resigns

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York mayor has resigned after admitting he used City Hall's postage meter for personal mail and then falsified records. Dayton King pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct Wednesday. He had originally been charged with a felony. ...

Man sentenced for blowing up his house in suicide attempt

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 73-year-old New York man has been sentenced to prison for blowing up his house in what police said was a suicide attempt. Santo Cok of Buffalo was sentenced Wednesday to three to nine years in prison. Prosecutors say Cok disconnected a gas line at his home in April ...

Security guard fired for leaving gun in high school bathroom

BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York school district has fired a high school security guard who they say left an unloaded gun in a restroom at the school. Superintendent Linda Rozzi said in a letter to parents the unloaded, holstered weapon was found on a countertop in a school bathroom at ...

Judge dismisses part of Judd’s lawsuit against Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has reportedly dismissed part of Ashley Judd's lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein. Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of United States District Court in Los Angeles ruled Wednesday that the actress' sexual harassment claim does not fall within the scope of a ...

Fugitives wanted by Louisiana police arrested in upstate NY

WALLKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Police in the Hudson Valley say they've arrested two fugitives from Louisiana, one who was wanted on a second-degree murder charge. Mount Hope police officers received a report of a suspicious couple looking into cars outside Otisville on Wednesday afternoon. The Times ...

New York youth jobs program accepted 62-year-old

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state audit has found lapses at a program that rewards employers who hire young workers — including a 62-year-old who was deemed eligible for the program. The review, published Thursday by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, found several problems in the state-run program, ...

Ex-New York state Senate leader due to report to prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos is due to report to prison Tuesday to begin serving his four-year and three-month prison term for a corruption conviction. Skelos, a 70-year-old Republican, is expected to report to the federal prison at Otisville, New York, by ...

9 new Republican Assembly members are sworn in

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nine new Republican members of the Democrat-controlled New York state Assembly have been officially sworn in during a ceremony being held in downtown Albany. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, of Canandaigua, presided over the ceremony held Tuesday afternoon in Hearing ...

Arbitration panel: Seneca Nation should share casino revenue

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An arbitration panel has sided with New York state in its bid for more than $100 million a year in proceeds from the Seneca Indian Nation's three casinos. The western New York tribe stopped making payments to the state in 2017, saying its revenue-sharing obligation under ...