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  • 2 Amish children injured when pickup hits buggy

    LEON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two young Amish children are hospitalized after the buggy they were riding in was hit by a pickup truck on a western New York road. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office tells Time Warner Cable News in Buffalo (http://bit.ly/1r0H7du ) that the pickup hit the...

  • Massachusetts man dies after diving into NY pond

    FRANKLIN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a Massachusetts man in the Adirondacks last week has been ruled accidental. State police say they responded late Friday night to a report of an unresponsive man in the water at Union Falls Pond, near a camp off a seasonal road in the town of...

  • 5 bank tellers charged with identity theft

    NEW YORK (AP) — Five bank tellers are accused of running an identity theft ring that targeted bank customers in the Bronx and surrounding counties. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the defendants stole more than $850,000 by accessing customers' account and Social Security...

  • New York awards $55M in research, education grants

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is investing $55 million in five projects around the state that aim to boost economic development through education and research. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state grants Tuesday during stops in Syracuse and New Paltz. The funding awards are part of the...

  • NYC to build hydroelectric plant in upstate area

    DEPOSIT, N.Y. (AP) — New York City says it plans to build a new hydroelectric plant in upstate New York. Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd says the new facility will be built at the city's Cannonsville Reservoir in Delaware County. Lloyd says the $72 million...

  • Albany man convicted of murdering another man

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 42-year-old upstate New York man has been convicted of murdering another man during a burglary. Oscar Valcarcel was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Caleb Capen last December. Capen was beaten and strangled at knifepoint inside his...

  • Senators: tires from China could imperil NY jobs

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are worried that cheap tires from China could imperil jobs in upstate New York. Schumer and Gillibrand were among 31 senators who signed a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker supporting an investigation...

  • New York state aims to expand hepatitis C testing

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is working to make it easier to get checked for hepatitis C. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed a new law that will allow qualified registered nurses to administer hepatitis C tests. Before the change, registered nurses could only give the test to specific...

  • NY man indicted for helping ISIS

    A federal grand jury in Rochester, N.Y., has issued a seven-count indictment against 30-year-old Mufid Elfgeeh, a Yemen-born man and naturalized U.S. citizen, for helping the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to recruit Americans.

  • Clinton urges renewal of 9/11 compensation act

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Congress on Tuesday to reauthorize federal legislation that compensates first responders who got sick working at ground zero in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, saying thousands still need help. During a fundraising...

  • EPA rejects Cuomo's Tappan Zee loan proposal

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday balked at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to use half a billion dollars in federal clean water loans to help finance the cost of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, instead approving only $29 million. Cuomo said his administration would...

  • NYPD boss: Islamic State group threat expanding

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information...

  • Black woman promoted to FDNY lieutenant

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Fire Department is promoting a black woman to the rank of lieutenant for the first time in 12 years. The union representing female firefighters says Tracey Lewis will be promoted Wednesday. She's the second-ever black female firefighter to be promoted to...

  • NY judge formally approves taxi access deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Citing a historic baseball moment as comparable, a New York judge has formally approved a deal making at least half the city's taxi fleet wheelchair-accessible by 2020. Federal Judge George Daniels approved the deal Tuesday. He said the plan to make taxis accessible to the...

  • NYC mayor to address UK's Labour Party

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will be a featured speaker at a major Labour Party conference in the United Kingdom. De Blasio's team announced Tuesday that the mayor will be the "International Speaker" at the party's annual conference in Manchester, England on Sept. 24. The...



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