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  • 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...

  • NYC mayor touts safety measures in public housing

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday touted a series of safety improvements in public housing developments that followed a worrisome surge in violence. He said that more police officers have been dispatched to the housing projects, more cameras have been installed and even more...

  • RV offers legal help outside NY, NJ family courts

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new assistance program in New York and New Jersey seeks to help parents settle child support battles. Project Child Support rolled out this week, literally on wheels, to offer parents low-cost legal advice outside court houses. The project works out of a brightly painted...

  • Panel faults safety practices at Metro-North

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Metro-North Railroad has sacrificed safety for on-time performance, according to a report released Wednesday by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority panel. The report echoes an assessment conducted this year by the Federal Railroad Administration, which investigated after...

  • Firm allegedly gipped workers out of jobs, $100K

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors hammered a Brooklyn contractor Wednesday with allegations he cheated workers out of $100,000 and reneged on promises of permanent jobs and health care. Contractor Anthony Miller and his firm Bael Out Enterprises were arraigned in Brooklyn Supreme Court on charges...

  • NY voters could see 12 ballot lines for governor

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York voters could see as many as 12 parties putting up candidates for governor this fall, including the familiar major parties and some returning long-shots like the Rent is Too Damn High Party. Six independent parties filed petitions before last week's deadline to join...

  • Student found dead in lake on Adirondack campus

    PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. (AP) — State police say 19-year-old student found dead near a lakeshore on an Adirondack college campus had a seizure that led to his drowning. An autopsy Wednesday determined that Nicolas Pendl died of accidental drowning due to a known, preexisting seizure disorder. His...

  • John Lennon's killer sorry for being "an idiot"

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — John Lennon's imprisoned killer says he still gets letters about the pain he has caused. Mark David Chapman was denied release during his eighth appearance before a parole board last week. On Wednesday, New York state corrections officials released the transcript from the...

  • Car's driver, motorcyclist killed in collision

    BOONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say two people are dead after a motorcycle and a car collided head-on on a rural central New York road shortly after a deputy tried to pull the bike over for speeding. The Oneida County Sheriff's Office tells local media 20-year-old Mitchell Mashaw of Port Leyden...

  • Cuomo: New York to investigate Time Warner outage

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says regulators will investigate what caused Time Warner Cable's nationwide Internet outage as the state reviews the company's merger with Comcast Corp. Cuomo says Wednesday that dependable Internet service is "vital" and that providers have a...

  • Police: 2 teens threw rocks from Thruway overpass

    ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — State police say they've charged two teenage boys with throwing rocks off a Thruway overpass outside Albany and damaging five tractor-trailers. Troopers say four large trucks had their windshields broken on June 23 while they traveled in Interstate 90's eastbound lanes in...

  • Landmarks to light up for cancer telethon

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than a dozen landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will light up to promote next week's "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon. Organizers say the buildings that will be illuminated starting Thursday include Rockefeller Center in New York, Toronto's CN tower and the Wrigley Building...



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