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  • Long Island cop hurt in traffic stop; 2 in custody

    HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island police officer suffered a serious head injury when he was struck by fleeing vehicle. Police say 36-year-old Officer Nicholas Guerrero and his partner were attempting to stop the car on Partridge Lane in Huntington at about 1:30 p.m. Monday when they were...

  • Hundreds speak out on New York casino plans

    COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Supporters and critics of proposals for an Albany-area casino weighed in Monday at the first of three days of public hearings on casinos planned for upstate New York. A state board reviewing 16 casino applications is expected to recommend up to four winners this fall, and...

  • Appeals court reinstates NY NatWest-Hamas lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday reinstated a lawsuit in which victims of terrorist attacks in Israel accused the National Westminster Bank of supporting Hamas, just hours before a Brooklyn jury ruled against a bank in a similar case. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...

  • Jury: Arab Bank liable in terror attacks

    NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. jury found on Monday that a large Jordan-based bank should be held responsible for a wave of Hamas-sanctioned suicide bombings in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead or wounded. Jurors reached the unanimous verdict in a terrorism financing lawsuit against...

  • Demonstrators protest Met Opera's 'Klinghoffer'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators in New York have marked the start of the Metropolitan Opera's season by protesting the planned production of "The Death of Klinghoffer." They gathered outside Lincoln Center Monday carrying signs saying "the met opera glorifies terrorism." The protesters say the...

  • Former Treasury chief: Businesses won't act on climate without federal policy

    Paulson, and some other Republicans who are no longer part of official Washington, have started to embrace climate policies from a financial perspective.

  • NY requires agencies to consider extreme weather

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies are required to consider the future likelihood of extreme weather in their decisions on public works projects, industrial and commercial permits and regulations, according to a new law signed Monday. For New York, those calculations include rising sea...

  • NYC police: Man stabbed during fight over money

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City say a man has been stabbed in the neck in what is believed to be a dispute over money. The incident occurred just after 1 p.m. Monday in Brooklyn's tony Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. Officials say a man in his 30s was rushed to Lutheran medical Center...

  • Dolls, games, pots, pans up for toy hall of fame

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Pots and pans and paper airplanes are among the 12 finalists for induction this year into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The humble contenders are up against American Girl dolls, the game Operation and several return nominees including little green Army men and bubbles....

  • NY couple admits exploiting 7-11 immigrant workers

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Five people have pleaded guilty to charges that they exploited undocumented immigrant workers at 7-11 franchises they operated in New York and Virginia. Prosecutors say Farrukh Baig, Malik Yousaf, Bushra Baig, Shahnawaz Baig, and Zahid Baig pleaded guilty Monday at...

  • Suburban NY man gets prison for deaths of dogs

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York man has been sentenced to up to three years in prison following the deaths of 13 pit bulls that prosecutors say were bred and trained for fighting. Anthony Reddick was sentenced up to three years Monday after pleading guilty in August to charges...

  • Police: Canadian woman arrested at JFK with guns

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 24-year-old Canadian woman has been arrested at Kennedy Airport with handguns, ammunition and 33 pounds of marijuana in her checked baggage. Joseph Pentangelo is the spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police. He says the Scarborough,...

  • Feds: $3.6B for post-Sandy transportation projects

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal officials have announced $3.6 billion to make public transportation more storm resistant in New York, New Jersey and other parts of the country damaged by Superstorm Sandy. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and other officials announced the funding for 40...

  • Prosecutor: NYC might face legal action over jails

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor in New York says he's ready to take legal action against New York City to force long-overdue reforms at its problem-plagued Rikers Island jail complex. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara made the threat Monday after a published report said the city had given the...

  • NY judge: Cameras could have stopped police deaths

    NEW YORK (AP) — The federal judge who ruled the New York Police Department's stop and frisk policy violated civil rights says body cameras could have prevented the deaths of two men by police. Judge Shira Scheindlin (SHEER'-uh SHIND'-lin) ordered a pilot program of body-worn cameras in five...



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