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  • Medal of Honor campaign for WWI hero advances

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that would allow the president to consider awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to Sgt. Henry Johnson, a World War I hero from upstate New York. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the bill's co-sponsor, says Friday that his measure...

  • Suspect in '98 bombings pleads to lesser charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — A suspect in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in Africa has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in federal court in New York. Adel Abdul Bary pleaded was charged in the bombings that killed 224 people in Kenya and Tanzania. The 54-year-old Bary pleaded guilty Friday to lesser...

  • Cops: NYC man caught with heroin near border

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A law enforcement drug task force says it has arrested a New York City man after he was caught with more than 250 envelopes of heroin near the Canadian border in northern New York. The Adirondack Drug Task Force says it arrested 21-year-old Michael McDonald of Brooklyn...

  • Pennsylvania woman killed in crash in Adirondacks

    CHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 47-year-old northern Pennsylvania woman has died in a two-vehicle crash on an Adirondack road. The Warren County Sheriff's Office says a 50-year-old Brant Lake man was driving a pickup truck on Route 8 around 2:30 p.m. Thursday when a car failed to yield...

  • Driver wanders 9 hours in woods after fiery crash

    PHELPS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 30-year-old man is recovering after he spent the night wandering through the woods following the crash of his car on a western New York road. WHAM-TV reports that the Ontario County Sheriff's Office says Phillip DeCook of Seneca Castle crashed his car...

  • 2 dead in crash on the Belt Parkway in Queens

    NEW YORK (AP) — A one-car crash on the Belt Parkway in Queens has claimed the lives of two people. The accident occurred near 181st Street at 10:45 p.m. Thursday. Police say the 20-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A 19-year-old passenger in the Mitsubishi Lancer died a short...

  • Amish boy dies in blaze at western New York home

    BUSTI, N.Y. (AP) — A 2-year-old Amish boy has died in a fire authorities say was started by children playing with matches inside a western New York home. Officials say firefighters were called around 2 p.m. Thursday to a blaze at a three-story Amish home in the Chautauqua County town of Busti...

  • Syracuse teen shot while driving on city street

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot multiple times while driving a car on a Syracuse street. Police say Tavon Simmons of Syracuse was driving on West Colvin Street around 1:30 p.m. Thursday when he was shot several times. Officers...

  • Defendant changes mind, testifies at murder trial

    NORWICH, N.Y. (AP) — The murder trial of an upstate New York man has taken a last-minute twist with the defendant changing his mind and taking the stand. Local media report that jurors expected to hear closing arguments Thursday in Ganesh Ramsaran's trial in Chenango Count Court. Instead, they...

  • Dog chained to cement block found in canal

    WEST ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have retrieved the body of a dog chained to a cement block from a canal on Long Island. The SPCA is investigating. It says a resident discovered the female Rottweiler mix in the canal behind his house around 10 a.m. Thursday. The black-and-tan dog appeared...

  • NY reports 3,900 jobs gain in August

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's labor department reports the state total of private sector jobs increased by 3,900 in August. State officials say the 0.1 percent gain raises New York's overall job count to a record of 7,605,000. They report August as the 21st consecutive month of growth. The...

  • Former Griffiss AFB partners with Michigan center

    ROME, N.Y. (AP) — Griffiss International Airport has a new partner in drone research. The former Air Force Base in central New York will team with the Northern Michigan Unmanned Aerial Systems Consortium (NMUASC) to develop standards for integrating unmanned systems into national airspace and...

  • NY bans child products containing toxic retardant

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is banning the sale of child products containing a flame retarding chemical known to cause cancer. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law Thursday. It adds a chemical known as TDCPP to a list of chemicals that cannot be used in child care products because of...

  • 42 become US citizens at upstate New York fort

    ROME, N.Y. (AP) — Forty-two people have become naturalized citizens of the United States during a ceremony at Fort Stanwix National Monument in central New York. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office director Gywnne Dinolfo presented the candidates to the U.S. District Court of...

  • Community celebrating historic property's purchase

    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York community is celebrating the long-awaited public purchase of historic property. State and local officials will be joined by French and Indian War re-enactors late Friday afternoon to mark this week's acquisition of 34 acres on Rogers Island, on the...



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