New York News

Town bids farewell to iconic, 200-year-old copper beech tree

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in a western New York town are bidding a sad farewell to an iconic 200-year-old tree. A public ceremony is planned Monday evening to commemorate the tree that towers over Copper Beech Park in the Rochester suburb of Pittsford. It's dying from a devastating ...

18 Syracuse students out of classes after offensive videos

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Eighteen Syracuse University students face disciplinary charges after videos emerged showing fraternity members using racial slurs and simulating a sexual assault of a disabled person. Department of Public Safety Chief Bobby Maldonado announced Sunday that investigators ...

WWII POW from US identified, being buried at Arlington

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City soldier who died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II is being buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The burial will be conducted Monday afternoon for Army Pvt. Raymond Sinowitz of the Bronx. The Pentagon announced last week that his remains ...

Cynthia Nixon plans to join climate change march, rally

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — "Sex and the City" star and Democratic candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon plans to participate in a public rally of environmentalists critical of incumbent Andrew Cuomo's climate change policies. Monday's event includes a march that will start in downtown ...

Sarah Jessica Parker calls Cynthia Nixon’s run ‘exciting’

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Cynthia Nixon's quest for the governorship of New York state has at least one high-profile fan excited — Sarah Jessica Parker. Parker said Thursday her former "Sex and the City" co-star would be "right for New York." The actress spoke ...

‘This is my real life’: Where Trump’s travel ban hits home

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — At the New York City convenience store where he works the overnight shift, Radad Alborati takes a sip of coffee and surveys his life. His wife is stuck in war-torn Yemen after his yearslong effort to bring her to the U.S. ended last month ...

Suspended fraternity: Offensive video was ‘satirical sketch’

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A fraternity suspended at Syracuse University over an offensive video said in an apologetic statement on Friday that the activities were intended as a "satirical sketch" depicting an uneducated, intolerant person. "Each semester our new members are given the opportunity ...

Judge sets May 24 for next date in Cohen-government showdown

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has set May 24 for the next court appearance by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as he fights to limit what criminal prosecutors can see from raids on his home and office. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood set the date Friday. The April ...

The Latest: Trump lawyer told to file statement to slow suit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement about an alleged affair with President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:40 a.m. A federal judge in Los Angeles has told lawyers for President Donald Trump's attorney ...

Doc series revisits death of Trayvon and birth of a movement

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Six years after his death, Trayvon Martin's name is known throughout the country as a symbol of social injustice and a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement his killing helped forge. But that Trayvon, the 17-year-old killed in 2012, ...

Cuomo tax returns show $55K in taxes, $11K in donations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has released his tax returns for last year showing a combined federal and state tax bill of nearly $55,000. The Democratic governor also made $11,000 in charitable contributions in 2017. The donations went to HELP USA, a charity he founded years ...

NY attorney general launches inquiry into virtual currencies

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general is launching an inquiry into the operations of several leading virtual currency trading platforms. The office of Democrat Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday that it has sent letters to 13 virtual currency exchanges seeking information ...

Olympian, Nassar victim McKayla Maroney trying to move on

NEW YORK (AP) — McKayla Maroney's gymnastics career brought her a pair of Olympic medals and widespread fame. It also brought her into close contact with former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who Maroney says abused her for years and left her wondering if the heights she reached ...

Free food for thought: Campus food pantries proliferate

By MARY ESCH, Associated Press SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Free food pantries are becoming nearly as common as the campus bookstore at a growing number of colleges. More than 570 campus food pantries nationwide are registered with the College and University Food Bank Alliance, which formed in ...

Anxiety grows for Trump after raid on his personal lawyer

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies have hit a new level of anxiety after the raid on his personal attorney's office, fearful of deeper exposure for Trump, his inner circle and his adult children — and more than ...

Poll: Cuomo maintains big lead over Nixon among NY Dems

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new poll says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a big lead over Cynthia Nixon among state Democrats — though the "Sex and the City" actress is gaining slightly on the two-term incumbent. The Siena College survey released Tuesday found that Cuomo leads Nixon ...

Liberal 3rd party not tied to TV star

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An influential liberal third party won't play spoiler in this year's New York governor's race and will reconsider its support for "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon in the general election if she doesn't beat Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the ...

Lawyer: El Chapo’s mental health is deteriorating

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Notorious Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is having psychological problems that could hinder his ability to fight U.S. drug-trafficking charges, his lawyer and wife said Tuesday. "We have noticed that his mental ...

NYC removes statue of doctor who experimented on slaves

Tweet: Statue of doctor who did experimental surgery without anesthesia on enslaved African-American women is removed from New York's Central Park. NEW YORK (AP) — A bronze statue of a 19th century doctor who did experimental surgery without anesthesia on enslaved African-American women was ...