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  • Cuomo's biggest test is corruption probe handling

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Allegations that Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration meddled with his state anti-corruption commission are posing the greatest political test of his tenure and highlighting his skill at high-wire verbal gymnastics. But with a re-election war chest of $35 million...

  • DA: 2 sentenced in NY mistaken-for-gang-rival slay

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two men convicted of the Brooklyn stabbing death of a man they mistook as a rival gang member have each been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced the sentencing of Miguel Juarez and Gilberto Serrano on Tuesday....

  • Argentina talks go long as debt deadline looms

    NEW YORK (AP) — Argentina's economy minister has joined negotiators who are in New York trying to prevent the South American nation's second default in 13 years. Minister Axel Kicillof arrived Tuesday evening at the Manhattan offices of a mediator appointed to try to strike a deal by midnight...

  • NYC mayor addresses financial control board

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is presenting his first financial plan to the New York State Financial Control Board. The board was created in 1975 after the city's fiscal crisis. It actively managed the city's finances for more than a decade. Since then it has adopted a monitoring...

  • Judge gives NY carjacker a break in long sentence

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man serving a 57-year sentence for three armed carjackings in the mid-1990s won a reprieve on Tuesday when a federal judge agreed that the punishment was "unjust." U.S. District Judge John Gleeson re-sentenced Francois Holloway to time served — about two decades — after...

  • NY commits $27 million to build wood heat industry

    TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched a $27 million initiative to build the market for high-efficiency, low-emissions wood heating systems in the state. The program, launched Tuesday at Troy-based Evoworld, a maker of high-efficiency wood-pellet boilers, is aimed at developing more...

  • Metropolitan Museum president announces retirement

    NEW YORK (AP) — The president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is stepping down. Emily Rafferty said Tuesday she will retire at the end of March 2015. She has been president of the museum since January 2005. Rafferty started working at the museum in 1976, as an administrator in the...

  • Rochester Philharmonic names Ward Stare director

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has chosen native son Ward Stare to be its new music director. Stare's appointment, effective Sept. 1, was announced Tuesday at City Hall. The 31-year-old played trombone in the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at age 11 and...

  • Ex-NY councilman quickly convicted in bribery plot

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A jury took only about 90 minutes Tuesday to convict former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran of bribery charges in a scheme to buy a spot on the mayoral ballot for state Sen. Malcolm Smith. Halloran was also found guilty of taking payoffs from what he thought...

  • Soldiers get $92M in debt relief under settlement

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Thirteen states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement that is expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel. Deceptive practices by Rome Finance Co., more recently doing business as Colfax Capital...

  • 2 NYC jail guards charged with smuggling drugs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors have charged two New York City correction officers with trafficking cocaine and smuggling oxycodone and contraband into Rikers Island. Steven Dominguez and Divine Rahming were arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan on conspiracy, bribery and drug possession charges. They...

  • Feds arrest 9 in Hudson Valley heroin sweep

    MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Nine suspects have been arrested in the second phase of a federal sweep targeting heroin trafficking in the Hudson Valley. Authorities say all nine suspects in custody have Middletown addresses, but the arrests stretched as far as York, Pennsylvania. All the arrests...

  • Artist's foundation sues NYC's Chelsea Hotel

    NEW YORK (AP) — A foundation that safeguards pop artist Larry Rivers' legacy says the owner of the Chelsea Hotel has removed and won't return a loaned painting that hung in the famously artist-friendly New York hotel's lobby. The Larry Rivers Foundation sued Tuesday, seeking the return of the...

  • Hillary Clinton signs 1,000 copies of memoir in NY

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A book signing by Hillary Rodham Clinton had hundreds of people lining up for hours in downtown Saratoga Springs. The potential 2016 presidential candidate was signing copies of her memoir, "Hard Choices," Tuesday at Northshire Bookstore. There were 1,000 people...

  • NYU med center to get $1B in Sandy funding

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York University's Langone Medical Center is getting over $1 billion to repair damage from Sandy and protect against future storms. Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday that the "lump sum" has been authorized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Schumer noted that the...



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