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  • DA: NY son took Holocaust funds meant for dead mom

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man is being accused of collecting more than $56,000 in Holocaust survivor benefits meant for his mother by falsely claiming she was still alive. The Queens district attorney's office says Gary Jacoby, of Queens, was arraigned Thursday on charges of grand larceny...

  • Coast Guard calls off search for missing NY boater

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Coast Guard says it's suspending its search for a boater missing in the Long Island Sound. The agency says Thursday crews looked for Scott Donsavage for more than 24 hours after he went missing around 10 p.m. Tuesday. The 43-year old was last seen by his wife departing from...

  • Signed ticket from Gehrig's last game nets $95,600

    NEW YORK (AP) — A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on July 4, 1939 — the day he retired from baseball — has sold at auction for $95,600. The ticket was sold Thursday in Cleveland by Heritage Auctions. It says over 60,000 tickets were sold to the game at New York's Yankee Stadium. Only two are...

  • WTC steel company CEO arrested on fraud charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and a transit center was arrested Thursday on charges he defrauded a program meant to benefit minority- and women-owned...

  • Arrested Spider-Man: Characters make Times Square

    NEW YORK (AP) — A costumed Spider-Man accused of slugging a police officer in Times Square says its superhero and comic characters are key ingredients of the flavor of the Crossroads of the World. Junior Bishop spoke after a brief, procedural court appearance Thursday. He said Times Square's...

  • Russell Simmons, LL Cool J visit youth at Rikers

    NEW YORK (AP) — A group of young people at New York City's Rikers Island got some words of encouragement from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor LL Cool J. The two visited the jail complex on Thursday to mark the launch of a national anti-violence program from Simmons' RushCard, a prepaid...

  • New York Air Guardsman pushed down bar stairs dies

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An Air National guard member has died more than two months after authorities say he was pushed down a flight of stairs at a bar. The Buffalo News reported (http://bit.ly/1oSjVOK ) Willam Sager's death on Thursday. He'd been hospitalized in a coma with severe brain trauma...

  • Police ID woman who fell to her death in Catskills

    HUNTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old woman who fell 180 feet to her death in the Catskill Mountains was wearing flip-flops when she slipped at the top of a precipitous waterfall. Greene County Coroner's physician Dr. Jeffrey Hubbard tells media outlets that Ariana Bedka of...

  • Ex-NY Yankees outfielder convicted of abusing girl

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York Yankees outfielder has been convicted of sexually abusing a young girl. Rosendo "Rusty" Torres was convicted in a Nassau County court of five counts of sexual abuse Thursday. He faces up to seven years in prison on each count. Sentencing is Oct. 7....

  • Officials: SI water tunnel project almost ready

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Staten Island water tunnel project that had been delayed almost 18 months by damage caused by Superstorm Sandy will be completed in the fall. Officials said Thursday that construction to the Staten Island Siphon, which resumed in April, is more than halfway done. The tunnel...

  • Former NYC principal pleads to grand larceny

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former principal has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $20,000 from his Bronx junior high school's bank account. Robert Hannibal pleaded guilty to felony grand larceny Thursday for taking money from Junior High School 145's account between 2010 and 2012. Investigators from...

  • Probe of New York commission takes another turn

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Manhattan's federal prosecutor has threatened to investigate New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration for allegedly encouraging potential witnesses to defend the Democratic governor's handling of a corruption commission. Cuomo's office on Thursday acknowledged having...

  • 2 workers rescued from trench in Rye, New York

    RYE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two workers have been taken to the hospital after they were rescued from a trench collapse in Rye, New York. Rye Mayor Joseph Sack says the workers were "alert and conscious" after their ordeal on Thursday. According to Sack, the homeowner called 911 around...

  • Mayor hosts NYPD reform talk after chokehold death

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says now is the time to transform the relationship between New York City's police and its minority communities. De Blasio sat between Police Commissioner William Bratton and the Rev. Al Sharpton Thursday at a City Hall talk on how to...

  • LI man arraigned in 2 cold cases

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man has been arraigned on murder charges in connection with the death of two women in the 1990s. John Bittrolff of Manorville pleaded not guilty Thursday in a Riverhead court. He's been indicted on two counts of second-degree murder. Suffolk County police...



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