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  • 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...

  • Pound rises as Scottish results favor union

    HONG KONG (AP) — The British pound jumped as investors bet that Scottish voters would reject independence based on results that cover more than half of Scotland. Japanese stocks rallied as the yen extended losses against the dollar while other Asian benchmarks were subdued for lack of major...

  • Trial over plane crash into New York home begins

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A jury Thursday began hearing the only case to go to trial over the February 2009 plane crash into a home outside Buffalo that killed 50 people. Opening statements framed some tough questions jurors will consider to determine how the airlines must compensate the family of...

  • NYC mayor: Income inequality not acceptable

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bill de Blasio, who was elected mayor on a promise to fight New York City's income inequality gap, said Thursday that new data indicating Manhattan is the most economically stratified place in the nation is further proof of the "crisis" that threatens his city. Manhattan's top...

  • Expert to review autopsy of NYC chokehold victim

    NEW YORK (AP) — The expert forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy of the teen shot by a police officer in Missouri will be reviewing the final autopsy report of a New York City man who died after being put in a police chokehold. Attorney Sanford Rubenstein says Dr. Michael Baden is...

  • Correction: Labor-Jazz Musicians story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 17 about jazz musicians in New York City seeking pensions, The Associated Press misspelled the name of one musician. Her name is Keisha St. Joan, not St. John. A corrected version of the story is below: NYC jazz musicians fear poverty in retirement NYC jazz...

  • NY detectives comfort missing boy suspect in tapes

    NEW YORK (AP) — The man suspected of killing a 6-year-old boy in one of New York City's most notorious missing children's cases burst into tears during a videotaped confession as detectives hugged and comforted him. The video played Thursday in Manhattan state Supreme Court was the first taped...

  • NYC municipal ID cards to offer free incentives

    NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers who obtain the city's upcoming municipal identification can get free access to some of its signature cultural institutions. The municipal ID card is set to be unveiled January 1. It will become the nation's largest program. The card is aimed at those who do not...

  • N.Y. AG’s lawsuit alleges Actavis forced Alzheimer’s patients to switch medications

    Schneiderman ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman filed an antitrust lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturer Actavis P.L.C. and its New York-based subsidiary Forest Laboratories on Monday, alleging that they are forcing Alzheimer’s...

  • Jury hears arguments in terror finance trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a high-stakes legal offshoot of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a U.S. jury was asked Thursday to decide whether executives at Jordan-based Arab Bank should be held responsible for a wave of suicide bombings in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead or wounded. A...

  • Police: Missing NYC teen found in good condition

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 15-year-old special-needs student who disappeared from her New York City school was found unharmed Thursday morning and returned to her family, police said. Nashaly Perez Rodriguez was found at a friend's house in Brooklyn after she slipped away from Public School 371 in the...

  • NY woman pleads guilty in suffocation of son, 4

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman accused of suffocating her 4-year-old son has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. The Westchester County district attorney's office says 48-year-old Manuela Maria Morgado agreed Thursday to a sentence of 20 years to life. Her trial was to begin...

  • NY audit cites lags in sex offender registry

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York auditors say police have been slow getting updated information from registered sex offenders who fail to provide it for the state's public registry. It includes names, ages, addresses, employment addresses, photographs and physical descriptions. Local authorities...

  • 41 charged in ring that brought drugs to Syracuse

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say 41 people have been indicted in connection with drug pipelines bringing heroin and cocaine to Syracuse. The New York state Attorney General's Office and state police say the arrests were made early Thursday in Syracuse, the Bronx, Manhattan, Ossining and in...

  • LI police: Fake gas company worker stole jewelry

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say they've arrested a man who posed as a gas company worker to steal gold jewelry from an elderly Long Island woman. Frank Nicholas is charged with burglary in connection with the June 20 incident in Herricks. Nassau County police say Thursday that Nicholas...



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