New York News

Police officer shot during car stop

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A police officer in suburban New York was shot in the jaw during a car stop that turned into a gunbattle, police said. It happened around 8 p.m. Monday in Yonkers. "We received a call from a resident reporting a suspicious vehicle occupied by two males that were acting ...

10 New York campuses to help establish village in Haiti

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ten campuses in New York's public university system are part of a project to establish a sustainable village and learning community in Haiti. The State University of New York said Monday the campuses will work with five not-for-profit organizations under an $800,000 ...

New Drinking Water Council to set standards in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's new Drinking Water Council will hold its first meeting on Long Island to consider setting maximum levels of several contaminants not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says one of the first tasks for the 12-member council will ...

Demolition of building underway at western NY nuke site

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A building that has been central to the decades-long cleanup of a western New York nuclear site is being demolished. Crews this month began tearing down the vitrification facility at the West Valley Demonstration Project. The reinforced concrete structure is where ...

Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some WH messages

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, used his personal email account on dozens of occasions to communicate with colleagues in the White House, his lawyer said Sunday. Between January and August, Kushner either received or ...

Airbnb launches local tours in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker

By BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor Airbnb is launching local tours and other experiences in New York City this week, with one listing promising "an unforgettable shoe-shopping experience" led by a New Yorker whose bio describes her as "an actor, producer, businesswoman ... and a proud New ...

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton's campaign for the White House in the closing days of the race and may have ...

Man dies from injuries suffered during NY church break-in

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old Rochester man has died from injuries he suffered after he crawled over broken glass from a church window he had shattered. Rochester police officials say officers responded around early Thursday morning to a report of a man suffering a ...

Fire damages 3 dump trucks at New York DOT site near Albany

VOORHEESVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that damaged three vehicles at a New York Department of Transportation facility in suburban Albany is considered suspicious. The Albany County Sheriff's Office says the fire was reported around 5 a.m. Friday at the DOT site in the village of ...

LL Bean publishes outdoors ad only visible in the sunlight

NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to see L.L. Bean's new ad, you're going to have to step outdoors. The company took its mission to get people outside to a new level Friday by publishing an ad in The New York Times in ink that can only be seen when the newspaper is taken outside and exposed to ...

NY taxpayers may pick up deceased ex-lawmaker’s legal tab

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York taxpayers may have to pay more than $700,000 to cover the legal expenses of a state lawmaker whose conviction on charges of lying to the FBI was vacated after his death. Former Republican Sen. Thomas Libous (LIH'-buhs), of Binghamton, was convicted in 2015 of ...

NY Gov. Cuomo heads to Puerto Rico to help recovery effort

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to Puerto Rico on Friday to assess damage from Hurricane Maria and bring supplies and assistance to the storm-tossed island territory. The Democrat departed from JFK Airport on Friday morning for San Juan. He said the state would also be sending ...

Warm weather stretch means quick harvest needed for fruit

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A stretch of warm weather is helping fruit in upstate New York to ripen faster than harvesters can keep up. Apple orchards in the greater Buffalo area are having their apples ripen early due to the warm days and lack of rain. WGRZ-TV reports (http://on.wgrz.com/2fbtBEK ) ...

Martha Stewart, others to attend women’s empowerment event

NEW YORK (AP) — Some famous friends will be on hand for Mika Brzezinski's latest "Know Your Value" event. Martha Stewart, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jane Pauley are among those expected Oct. 30 for an all-day conference at Manhattan's Grand Hyatt hotel. "Know Your Value" is based on the ...

Leader of violent upstate NY gang convicted in federal court

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The leader of a violent drug gang operating in a Hudson Valley city has been convicted of attempted murder and other federal charges. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/2hjlCd0 ) that the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New ...

Police: 65-year-old man found fatally shot in Rochester yard

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Rochester say they're investigating the fatal shooting of a 65-year-old man whose body was found in yard. Officials say officers responded around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday to a residence on the city's east side and found a man who had been shot multiple times. His ...

Snakes, birds, rats and mice removed from western NY home

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Officials with an animal welfare organization say they're removed hundreds of reptiles, birds, rats and mice from a western New York home. The Niagara Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2yfGGEE ) that the SPCA of Niagara says investigators checking out a house in the town ...

Seal with amputated flipper headed to Niagara Falls aquarium

BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — A harbor seal whose rear flipper had to be amputated after being struck by a boat has recovered and is headed to an upstate New York aquarium. New Jersey's Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine has been caring for the seal since it was found wounded on a beach ...

Trump’s childhood home becomes showcase for refugees

By WILLIAM MATHIS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's childhood home in New York had some new occupants over the weekend — refugees who shared their stories as a way to draw attention to the refugee crisis as the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week ...

5 people wounded in 2 separate weekend shootings in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Buffalo are investigating separate shootings over the weekend that left five people with gunshot wounds. Officials say the first shooting occurred Saturday night. Police say three men ages 23, 27 and 40 were hit by gunfire. Police say all three were taken to ...