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  • Fugitive returned to Tampa from New York

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Tampa Bay area fugitive is back in Florida after being arrested in New York on a 7-year-old warrant. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reports that 28-year-old Rick Joseph was extradited to Tampa on Wednesday. He faces a second-degree murder charge in...

  • Almost all NYC pre-K centers ready to go

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly all 1,100 facilities providing services in the city's new universal pre-kindergarten program are ready to open on time after passing health and safety inspections. City officials said Friday they expect the eight remaining pre-K schools to remedy violations by Sept. 4's...

  • 2 arrested in fatal shooting of New York violinist

    WESTFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Two men were arrested Friday in the fatal shooting of an orchestra musician during a robbery in her western New York home, authorities said. Jonathan Conklin and Charles Sanford are accused of killing Mary Whitaker, 61, Wednesday in rural Westfield, where she lived for...

  • Fitbit: We don't sell personal data

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. The San Francisco-based company spelled out its privacy policy on its website...

  • Investigations chief at embattled NYC jails quits

    NEW YORK (AP) — The head of internal investigations at New York City's embattled Rikers Island jail complex has resigned. The city says Deputy Commissioner Florence Finkle submitted her resignation Friday. Spokeswoman Marti Adams says replacement has been named. Finkle did not immediately...

  • Thousands to march against NYPD chokehold death

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people are set to march on Staten Island on Saturday to protest the police chokehold death of Eric Garner. The march is being led by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network. It begins on the street where the 43-year-old Garner was placed in the fatal hold...

  • Man fatally shot in Brooklyn housing project lobby

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 37-year-old man has been fatally shot inside the lobby of a Brooklyn apartment building. The shooting happened at 1:24 a.m. Friday in the Farragut Houses in downtown Brooklyn. Police say Raymond Ayala was shot in the head. He was taken to Brooklyn Hospital Center, where he...

  • NJ retailer pays $1.56 million over NY taxes

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey appliance chain has agreed to pay $1.56 million to settle allegations it failed to pay New York taxes over a 10-year period. New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the settlement with Topline Appliance Center on Friday. Schneiderman says...

  • Rudy Giuliani will raise money for Minnesota Senate candidate Mike McFadden

    The former New York mayor, who has not been an outsized presence on the campaign trail this year, will co-host the fundraiser for Al Franken's Republican challenger. Tickets are $2,600 per person.

  • New York mulls how to use $300M bank settlement

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Candidates and state officials in New York are proposing ways to use $300 million the state will receive as part of the national Bank of America settlement. Several candidates for the state Senate say the money could help local school districts reduce property taxes. Gov....

  • NYC comptroller says city losing special ed funds

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer says the city failed to secure $356 million in federal Medicaid payments for special education services over the last three years. Stringer says in a report Friday that the city Department of Education must improve its claims process so...

  • Boston man charged with stealing New York vehicle

    HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they've charged a Massachusetts man with stealing a $23,000 utility vehicle from a Hudson Valley business after claiming to be a member of a Boston-area emergency services unit. The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office says Timothy MacDonald of Boston...

  • Flooding closes NY roads, stretch of Erie Canal

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Flooding caused by heavy rains has shut down some roads in the Mohawk Valley and forced the closure of a 65-mile stretch of the Erie Canal. Officials in Montgomery County have declared a state of emergency after Thursday night's storms caused flash flooding that left several...

  • 6 soldiers hurt by lightning strike at Fort Drum

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Army officials say six Fort Drum soldiers are recovering from injuries suffered when lightning struck while they were conducting a field exercise at the northern New York military post. A Fort Drum spokeswoman tells local media that the soldiers were training on a range...

  • Torture video leads to kidnapping convictions

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A jury shown the videotaped torture of a kidnapping victim has convicted the two men who held a man captive for 17 hours at a Buffalo home because they thought he was a police informant. Local media report that 23-year-old Wesley Woods and 29-year-old Stephen Dawson were...



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