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  • Prison closing could affect historic Grant site

    WILTON, N.Y. (AP) — The closing of a state prison north of Albany could affect future operations of the nearby historic site where President Ulysses S. Grant died. Mount McGregor Correctional Facility in Saratoga County is scheduled to close Saturday. The Grant Cottage State Historic Site...

  • Yaddo gets plaque to honor landmark status

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — An artists' retreat in upstate New York designated last year as a National Historic Landmark is getting a plaque marking the achievement. Yaddo in Saratoga Springs was designated a landmark after more than a century of offering artists a place to work in peace....

  • Red Cross says its facing looming blood shortage

    NEW YORK (AP) — The American Red Cross says it's facing a looming blood shortage. The organization says Friday that donations are down around 8 percent over the last 11 weeks. That's about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. They're calling on eligible donors of all blood types —...

  • Guilty plea in shooting of rookie NYPD officer

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn man has pleaded guilty to shooting a rookie police officer who confronted him for boarding a bus without paying fare in February. Rashun Robinson pleaded guilty Friday to an aggravated assault that a judge says will keep him in prison for the next 25 years. Kings...

  • Long Island man, 74, charged in powder mystery

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say they've arrested a suspect more than two years after an envelope filled with white powder and anti-Semitic remarks showed up at a Long Island office building. Nassau County police charged 74-year-old Leslie Feher on Friday with placing a false bomb or...

  • Prison for French citizen in mining bribe probe

    NEW YORK (AP) — A French businessman who pleaded guilty to obstructing a U.S. investigation into alleged bribes paid for West African mining rights has been ordered to serve two years in prison. Frederic Cilins was sentenced Friday in Manhattan federal court. He pleaded guilty in March to a...

  • Hillary Clinton tells NYC kids to dream big

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got a whole lot of love from the Bronx after telling children to dream big. The potential 2016 contender and several city officials were mobbed by hugging kids Friday at a Bronx Children's Museum event at Lehman College. The show of...

  • Cuomo meets foes' criticism with silence

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has responded with silence to political foes clamoring for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a press report that it interfered with a special corruption commission. Political observers see that as a calculated reply, intended...

  • Jury weighs murder charges in NY officer's death

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island jury has gone home for the weekend without reaching a verdict in the trial of a man charged in the fatal shootings of a police officer and a carjacking victim. Jurors deliberated for about three hours Friday after closing arguments in the first-degree murder...

  • Report: Oversight lacking in NYC payroll project

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators say poor oversight allowed a New York City payroll-technology project to spiral into a $700 million tangle of contractor fraud, budget overruns and delays. A Department of Investigation report released Friday says the city lacked proper management safeguards to...

  • Man pleads not guilty in StubHub cybertheft case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged with fencing fraudulently bought tickets to sought-after events to aid a cybertheft ring that took over StubHub users' accounts has pleaded not guilty. Laurence Brinkmeyer was arraigned Friday. The 29-year-old is one of 10 people around the world who have been...

  • Prison officers block news crew from tourist site

    WILTON, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York TV crew was threatened with arrest by corrections officers as they tried to film at a public historic site on the grounds of an empty, soon-to-be-closed state prison, the station said. Mark Mulholland, a reporter for Albany's NewsChannel 13, was working...

  • NY nanny indicted on endangerment charges

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island nanny has been indicted on charges that she left a 3-year-old girl locked in a hot vehicle while she shoplifted. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice says 37-year-old Christine Nunes was arraigned Friday. Bail was continued at $50,000. The charges...

  • Lyft says it's starting New York City service

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft planned to start limited service in New York City on Friday night after reaching agreement with officials to resolve regulatory issues that prompted a lawsuit by the state. New York's attorney general and Department of Financial Services...

  • New York suggests summer shutdown for nuke plant

    CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. (AP) — A state agency is suggesting summer shutdowns at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in the New York suburbs. The idea is to protect migrating and spawning fish who might otherwise get sucked into the plant. Indian Point takes 2.5 billion gallons a day from the...



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