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  • NY Times endorses Wu over Cuomo running mate

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Times has endorsed Tim Wu for New York lieutenant governor over Kathy Hochul (HOH'-kuhl), delivering another snub to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign. In an endorsement published online Wednesday night the newspaper's editorial board said Wu offers a...

  • Binghamton U builds $70M energy research hub

    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A $70 million research hub for the development of energy-efficient technologies is under construction at Binghamton University. Ground was broken Wednesday on the university's 114,000-square-foot Smart Energy Research and Development Facility, which is expected to create...

  • NYPD head 'gratified' by some poll findings

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police Commissioner William Bratton says he's "gratified" that 56 percent of New York City residents support the crackdown on low-level offenses in an effort to prevent more violent crimes. But 35 percent of respondents in a Quinnipiac (KWIN'-ih-pee-ak) poll say the so-called...

  • Hospital check for drug theft post-Amish abduction

    OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — The hospital that employed a suspect in the abduction of two Amish girls in northern New York is conducting an investigation into the possibility that he stole drugs from the facility. Stephen Howells Jr. worked as a registered nurse at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in...

  • Attendance up at New York State Fair after 1 week

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Attendance is up at the New York State Fair in its first week. The fair kicked off its 12-day run last Thursday in Syracuse. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/1wH96Ex ) that attendance surged Wednesday with more than 65,000 people attending throughout...

  • Newspaper finds border bridge holiday delays

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Traffic delays at the western New York border bridges can stretch for hours on holiday weekends. The Buffalo News found (http://bit.ly/1lxQXob ) there were long delays after analyzing data from the Peace Bridge and the three Niagara County bridges from the first weekend of...

  • Saratoga Race Course honors military services

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — It's Military Appreciation Day at Saratoga Race Course, with free admission for all U.S. military service members and veterans and special ceremonies honoring active duty members and veterans throughout the afternoon. The New York Racing Association will pay...

  • Energy efficiency saves NY state, cities $4M

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Energy efficiency programs are leading to big savings for state and local governments in New York state. The New York Power Authority reported Wednesday that $4 million has been saved in the first six months of 2014 after efficiency programs were implemented at 100 state and...

  • Suspects in New York violinist's death in court

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two men accused of killing a New York concert violinist during a robbery in her rural home are due in federal court. Jonathan Conklin and Charles Sanford are scheduled to appear for detention hearings Thursday in Buffalo, where they have been charged with stealing property...

  • Events mark Battle of Plattsburgh's bicentennial

    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two weeks of events will lead up to next month's commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh during the War of 1812. The festivities kick off Friday night with a showing of the silent film "Old Ironsides" at Plattsburgh's Strand Theater....

  • Goodman Mountain in Adirondacks gets new trail

    TUPPER LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — There is a new path to the summit of Goodman Mountain in the Adirondacks. The 1.6-mile trail near Tupper Lake was officially opened Tuesday. The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1q5xYRE ) that the trail was constructed by 26 state Department of...

  • NYC comptroller: Some pre-K sites may be unsafe

    NEW YORK (AP) — City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Wednesday that New York City is far behind schedule in submitting contracts with pre-kindergarten providers, which he says raises possible safety problems with some of the sites slated to be used for Mayor Bill de Blasio's signature program....

  • NY prosecutor links properties to human smuggling

    NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor asked a judge in Manhattan Wednesday to let the government seize seven properties in Dutchess County, saying they were bought by a man believed to have played a key role in a human smuggling ring. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara filed the civil action in Manhattan...

  • A leader admits guilt in big disability-fraud case

    NEW YORK (AP) — An accused ringleader of a sprawling disabilities fraud scheme admitted Wednesday he helped coach retired police officers and others to fake mental-health problems to get Social Security benefits. Joseph Esposito pleaded guilty to grand larceny in a scam that prosecutors say...

  • Another Orange County casino challenged in court

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A southeastern New York village has filed a lawsuit seeking to halt Caesars Entertainment's plans for a casino in Woodbury, N.Y. The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Orange County village of Kiryas Joel argues that officials in Woodbury failed to analyze the environmental impact...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Queens, N.Y. Peter Tu is thrilled about meeting with Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York. Tu is the executive director of the Flushing Chinese Business Association...

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