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  • Anti-Islamic ads coming to New York transit system

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances next week, but transit officials have rejected an ad from the same group that includes the phrase "Killing Jews." The six approved ads show an image of beheaded American journalist James...

  • LI district investigating students' 'rape' photos

    COMMACK, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island school district says it's considering disciplinary and legal action against students shown on Twitter wearing shirts spelling out "rape." The Commack School District says the seniors posed for the photos Thursday near the school football field after sitting...

  • NY steps up security, no specific terror threat

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is starting to deploy National Guard troops and additional police to beef up security at major transit points and other locations in response to a heightened threat of terrorism. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, accompanied by state lawmakers, said Friday that the stepped-up...

  • New York man convicted of killing 5-year-old boy

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A jury has convicted a New York man of killing and sexually assaulting the 5-year-old son of his then-girlfriend. A jury found 27-year-old Matthew Kuzdzal (KUHZ'-duhl) of Buffalo guilty on Friday following a two-week trial. Authorities say Kuzdzal sodomized and fatally...

  • Expert says chokehold caused NYC man's death

    NEW YORK (AP) — An expert forensic pathologist hired by the family of a New York City man whose death in a police chokehold this summer was ruled a homicide has agreed with the findings of the city's medical examiner. Dr. Michael Baden said Friday at a press conference outside the medical...

  • Conn. pedestrian struck by bike in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Connecticut woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a cyclist in Central Park. The NYPD says it happened around 4:30 p.m. Thursday near 62nd Street on West Drive. They say 59-year-old Jill Tarlov of Fairfield, Connecticut suffered head trauma and was taken to...

  • NY weekly paper owner charged with fraud, jailed

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The owner of a weekly suburban newspaper has been declared dangerous to society after being charged with falsifying loan applications, committing tax fraud and tampering with witnesses. At a bail hearing Friday, a federal judge ordered Selim Zherka detained as a flight...

  • Cuomo: Use surplus to spur municipal consolidation

    BOLTON LANDING, N.Y. (AP) — New York should use nearly half of its more than $4 billion budget surplus to spur upstate economic development and encourage local governments to consolidate and share their services, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told business leaders Friday. Speaking at the Business Council...

  • NYC Council announces climate-change legislation

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York's City Council proposed a package of bills Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions, shrink the carbon footprint of city operations and reduce the number of cars on the road. The legislation, which builds on environmental initiatives undertaken over the past decade, was...

  • New York City jail watchdog board lacks minorities

    NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when New York City jail officials are struggling to quell rising levels of violence and better care for a growing number of mentally ill inmates, a civilian oversight board is being criticized for having no minorities or experts in mental illness. But inmate advocates...

  • 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...



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