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  • Police restraint cited in death of drugged NY man

    NEW YORK (AP) — The death of a drugged, emotionally disturbed man restrained by police near St. Patrick's Cathedral has been ruled a homicide. The medical examiner's office cited "physical restrain by police" Friday as a factor in Ronald Singleton's July 13 death. The medical examiner says the...

  • Officer saves pets from Long Island house fire

    LAKE GROVE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island police officer ran into a burning house to rescue a cat and then went back in again to save two dogs. Suffolk County police say Officer Eli Tretola pulled the pets from the Lake Grove home around 2 p.m. Friday. Police say Tretola first braved the flames to...

  • Woman killed by NYC taxi; bystanders lifted cab

    NEW YORK (AP) — A woman struck by a taxi in Manhattan on Friday died despite the efforts of about a dozen bystanders who rushed in and turned the vehicle on its side to free her. Police said the woman, 58, was crossing Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side around 2 p.m. when the cab ran her...

  • Imprisoned New York man charged in 1991 death

    WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) — A man imprisoned in New York for killing his son to collect on his life insurance is now charged with murdering his first wife in 1991 for the same reason. The Post-Standard of Syracuse (http://bit.ly/1qNIux5) reports that Karl Karlsen was charged in Calaveras County,...

  • NY race shows influence of Asian-American voters

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The two Democratic candidates for New York lieutenant governor are courting the votes of Asian-Americans and highlighting the political influence of the nation's fastest growing minority group. Tim Wu would be the first Asian-American elected to statewide office in New York...

  • Critics say NY oil trains are polluting air

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups says oil trains are making people in Albany sick, and they're asking state regulators to investigate. The group includes the Sierra Club, Environmental Advocates of New York and Earthjustice. They wrote to the state's Department of...

  • NYC fire academy takes steps to curb MRSA outbreak

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York is taking steps to prevent infection after more than a dozen probationary firefighters were diagnosed with the drug-resistant staph infection known as MRSA. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a memo Thursday that a specialized cleaning company...

  • New York dairy co-op gets school yogurt contract

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Upstate Niagara dairy cooperative will supply its Greek yogurt to public schools across three states under a federal school lunch pilot program. Sen. Charles Schumer says Friday that a U.S. Department of Agriculture contract calls for the Buffalo-based co-op to...

  • NY man sentenced for killing former nun in '12

    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for killing an 82-year-old former nun during a burglary at her upstate New York apartment. Local media report that 38-year-old Michael Briggs was sentenced Friday in Schenectady County Court, where he pleaded guilty...

  • NYC music festival tightens security

    NEW YORK (AP) — Heightened security is in place for a New York City music festival where two people died last year. Electric Zoo officials said Friday they're beefing up plainclothes security and using off-duty and former NYPD officers with a background in drug investigations. Medical...

  • NYPD monitoring Britain terror precautions

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police Commissioner William Bratton says New York City is closely following developments overseas after Britain raised its terror threat level. Bratton said Friday there is "no specific credible threat" to New York City. He says the NYPD is working with the FBI Joint Terrorism...

  • Shark Girl statue debuts in Buffalo

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Shark Girl is on display in Buffalo and at least one official from the statue's old home of Cincinnati feels a slight bite of sorrow. The life-size stature of a girl in a Victorian dress and a shark head was installed at Buffalo's Canalside this week after a yearlong stint...

  • Yonkers man arrested in assault on woman, 3 kids

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Yonkers man has been arrested in an assault on a woman with three children who asked for a cab ride to Queens. The 26-year-old woman said she got into the man's car in upper Manhattan Sunday after he said he was a cab driver. Police say the man drove the woman and her...

  • Back to fundraising for Obama

    Planning strategy to deal with the terrorist rebels in Syria will take a back seat to fundraising Friday, as President Obama takes a two-state trip to raise cash for a couple of Democratic groups.

  • $150K food safety grant to Trudeau Institute

    SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The Trudeau Institute in the Adirondacks has received a $150,000 federal grant to help fight food poisoning. The grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture targets research for a vaccine to stop Campylobacter (camp-ee-loh-bak-tur), a harmful bacteria commonly linked...



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