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  • Tot in stroller struck by vehicle on Long Island

    SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say a 30-year-old driver has been arrested in connection with an accident that injured a 3-year-old girl being pushed in a stroller. Police say Scott Shea of Middle Island was driving a Jeep northbound on William Floyd Parkway, just south of Montauk...

  • 12 years for NY mother who strangled newborn

    NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A young mother who admitted strangling her newborn son and leaving his body in a recycling container outside a convenience store was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison and deportation. Maria Guaman-Guaman, 24, of Spring Valley, had been allowed to plead guilty to...

  • Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

    NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally. Sixteen percent of adult New...

  • US cites state secrets in civil lawsuit over Iran

    NEW YORK (AP) — Citing state secrets, the United States has asked a judge to toss out a defamation lawsuit a wealthy Greek shipping magnate brought against a nonprofit organization seeking to thwart Iran's efforts to obtain nuclear weapons. Victor Restis, a billionaire Greek citizen, sued the...

  • Cuomo wants Astorino to release tax returns

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican opponent, Rob Astorino, traded barbs Monday over tax returns, tax assessments and family photos. Cuomo's campaign began the back-and-forth with a demand that Astorino release his last five tax returns, saying the financial disclosures...

  • Cuomo, Christie meet to discuss security

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have met with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to discuss ways to secure the region from what they described as a mounting terror threat fueled by Islamic State extremists. The governors emerged from the...

  • Tipped workers ask New York for a pay raise

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Restaurant servers, busboys and other tipped workers in New York may get a raise from a little-known state board that will review whether to require their employers to pay the minimum wage. Under current law, restaurants, hotels and other employers can pay service workers...

  • Obama narrows library search

    The Barack Obama Foundation issued a request for proposals Monday to the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University and the University of Hawaii, all of which submitted their qualifications to host the future Obama Presidential Library earlier this year.

  • Suspect indicted in killing of Rochester cop

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The 38-year-old man accused of fatally shooting Rochester police officer Daryl Pierson has been indicted on six criminal counts, including aggravated murder. The grand jury indictment against Thomas Johnson III was handed up Friday and made public Monday morning at about...

  • Afro-Caribbean nonprofit to move to East Harlem

    NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's leading Afro-Caribbean cultural center is set to break ground on a new home at a decommissioned historic firehouse in East Harlem. The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute said Monday that the four-story building will more than double the space of...

  • Health insurer paying $3.8M in settlement with Schneiderman

    Schneiderman ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that his office reached a settlement with New York’s largest health insurer, GHI. The agreement requires improved member communications for New Yorkers, including...

  • Fire at northern New York feed plant

    SALEM, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a feed plant fire in northern New York was caused by the spontaneous combustion of old feed in a grain bin. Local media report that the fire started early Monday morning at the Cargill facility in Salem, near the Vermont border. It took crews from seven fire...

  • Amusement park near Albany closes after 62 years

    LATHAM, N.Y. (AP) — A landmark amusement park near Albany has shut down after 62 years. Hoffman's Playland in suburban Latham opened its gates for the last time Sunday. The couple that owns Hoffman's is retiring and plans a mix of retail and residential development on the 8-acre plot. Crowds...

  • Cornell University starts celebrating 150 years

    ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Cornell University is starting it's 150th-anniversary celebration. The central New York school turns 150 on April 27. But the Ithaca Journal reports (http://ithacajr.nl/1s8CrzT ) that the celebration kicked off Friday with a Big Red lighting ceremony at the Empire State...

  • 2 costumed characters, 3rd man arrested in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two costumed characters in Times Square and another man have been arrested after police say they got into a fist fight. Police say they were all charged with misdemeanor assault. It happened around 9 p.m. Saturday. The dispute started after the man allegedly began heckling the...



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