New York News

Several hurt when NY amusement park’s ride comes to a stop

DARIEN, N.Y. (AP) — The operators of a western New York amusement park say a ride has passed inspection after several riders were injured over the weekend. Local media report that the injuries occurred around 5 p.m. Saturday aboard the Silver Bullet ride at Darien Lake in Genesee County, ...

Biological clock discoveries by 3 Americans earn Nobel prize

By JIM HEINTZ and DAVID KEYTON, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for their discoveries about the body's biological clock, opening up whole new fields of research and raising awareness about the importance of getting ...

NY state’s new free tuition program covers 22K students

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state's first-in-the-nation tuition-free college program will pay the bill for about 22,000 students this year. The governor's office says an additional 23,000 students who applied also qualified to have their tuition covered, but by ...

US at its best at Presidents Cup; ‘Wow, did you play well’

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump looked over at an American team that never had it so easy in the Presidents Cup and delivered an unassailable message in fewer than 140 characters. "I have to say our Team USA: Wow, did you play well," Trump ...

Saratoga’s oldest hotel opens after 4-year, $24M facelift

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A 140-year-old Victorian-era hotel in a popular upstate New York tourist destination has reopened after a four-year, $24 million restoration. The 32-room Adelphi Hotel on Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs opened Sunday to visitors for the first time since it ...

Cold War radiation testing in US widespread, author claims

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three members of Congress are demanding answers after a St. Louis scholar's new book revealed details of secret Cold War-era U.S. government testing in which countless unsuspecting people, including many children, pregnant women and ...

Man found guilty of fatal shooting outside NY club in 2015

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 32-year-old New York man has been found guilty of fatally shooting another man outside an upstate social club two years ago. The Press & Sun-Bulletin of Binghamton reports (http://press.sn/2fxyPe7 ) Joshua Taylor was convicted Thursday in Broome County Court on ...

Small upstate NY museum displaying its lone van Gogh work

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A small upstate New York art museum has opened a new exhibit featuring a rare display of its lone painting by Vincent van Gogh. The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is currently displaying the late 19th century Dutch artist's "Orchard with Arles in the Background" ...

Woman convicted of killing boyfriend’s 3-year-old daughter

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman accused of beating her boyfriend's 3-year-old daughter and then preventing others from seeking medical care for her has been found guilty of murder. A judge in Rochester convicted 25-year-old Erica Bell on Friday morning of second-degree murder and ...

Juror faints amid testimony on pregnant woman’s slaying

NEW YORK (AP) — A juror fainted during a New York City murder trial that included graphic testimony and photos of a mutilated pregnant woman. The Daily News (http://nydn.us/2xQmZGa ) reports that Justice Margaret Clancy cleared the courtroom Thursday after the juror slumped in her seat. A ...

Remains of WWII Marine from NYC being returned for burial

By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nancy Lewis never knew the uncle everyone called Joey, but the stories her grandmother would tell of the son who didn't return from World War II made it seem like he was still around. "She made him so real for us," Lewis, 73, said as ...

NFL’s Amazon deal could be test for more streaming games

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer Amazon begins its foray into live streaming of NFL games Thursday night when it will air a matchup between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers on its Prime Video service. It's another option to the traditional broadcasts on CBS and the NFL Network. ...

NY village changes official seal ridiculed by ‘Daily Show’

WHITESBORO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York village has changed its official seal that was ridiculed by Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." The Oneida County village of Whitesboro worked with an art student to replace the original 40-year-old seal that depicted founder Hugh White wrestling an American ...

USS Saratoga veterans gather in upstate NY for reunion

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Navy veterans who served aboard the two aircraft carriers named after the Battles of Saratoga are gathering near where the Revolutionary War battles were fought 240 years ago this fall. The USS Saratoga veterans are holding their annual reunion this week in ...

At risk?: Equifax hack has businesses uneasy about security

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Equifax breach is reminding small business owners that they may be vulnerable to cybercriminals. Companies that provide security and other technology services to small businesses say they've had an increase in calls from ...

Debra Messing regrets going on Megyn Kelly’s new show

NEW YORK (AP) — "Will & Grace" star Debra Messing says she regrets her appearance on Megyn Kelly's new NBC daytime show. Messing made her comments while responding to an Instagram follower who asked why the actress would appear on "Megyn Kelly TODAY." Kelly joined NBC from Fox News ...

15-year-old dead, 16-year-old wounded in school stabbing

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old attacked two teens inside a New York City school, fatally stabbing one of them and critically injuring another. The attack happened Wednesday on the fifth floor of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, a middle and high school in the ...

The Latest: Anthony Weiner must report to prison by Nov. 6

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Anthony Weiner's sentencing (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Anthony Weiner must report to prison by Nov. 6 to begin serving his 21-month sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. As his sentence was announced Monday, the former Democratic congressman from ...

NY governor to Trump: More disaster help, less football talk

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump should spend more time focusing on hurricane recovery and less time criticizing football players, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. In remarks to business leaders meeting in the Adirondacks, the Democratic ...

Family member of famous bakery sentenced in drug ring bust

NEW YORK (AP) — A man whose family has owned a famous Manhattan bakery for four generations has been sentenced to five years of probation in connection with a multimillion dollar gambling and drug-trafficking ring. The New York Post (http://nyp.st/2k0Hif8 ) reports that 62-year-old Frank ...