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  • Mechanical problem forces flight back to LaGuardia

    NEW YORK (AP) — American Eagle says a mechanical problem forced one of its jets to make an emergency landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport just after takeoff. The airline says Knoxville, Tennessee-bound Flight 3340 landed safely back at the airport around 3 p.m. Wednesday. A spokesman says...

  • NY authorities charge 47 in Jamestown drug probe

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they have charged 47 people with participating in a drug ring that brought heroin to Jamestown in western New York. State, federal and local agencies say the year-long investigation, using secret surveillance and wiretaps, led to seizing more than 3,000...

  • Winemakers want NY to deny gas storage permits

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Finger Lakes winemakers and other business owners asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday to deny permits for natural gas and propane storage facilities in former salt mines along Seneca Lake, saying the projects would bring heavy industry, more truck traffic and an unacceptable...

  • NYC, banks set $350 million for affordable housing

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a partnership with several major banks for $350 million worth of construction and preservation of affordable housing. De Blasio said Wednesday that the fund will be administered by the Community Preservation Corporation, a...

  • Man charged in beating death of 85-year-old woman

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man is charged with beating an 85-year-old woman to death while stealing copper pipes and brass objects from her home, Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced Wednesday. The top charge in a 17-count indictment against Lloyd Lewis, 32, is...

  • Cuomo: speed up medical pot for kids with epilepsy

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor wants to speed up the implementation of the state's new medical marijuana law to help children with epilepsy get medication more quickly. Right now it's expected to take 18 months for the state to get the medical marijuana program up and running. Many...

  • Andrew Cuomo again defends handling of corruption probe

    FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to Long Island on Wednesday to promise help for homeowners after Superstorm Sandy and ended up dealing with a tempest of a different kind: allegations that his office meddled with an anti-corruption commission. The Democrat again...

  • Settlement in lawsuits from NY wrong-way crash

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A lawyer says settlements have been reached in four lawsuits stemming from a wrong-way crash that killed eight people on a New York parkway. Attorney Kevin Grennan says the terms are confidential. The lawsuits were brought against the estate of Diane Schuler and...

  • Woman plunges to death over cliff in Catskills

    HUNTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old woman trying to take a picture by the edge of a cliff in the Catskill Mountains died after falling more than 150 feet. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the unidentified woman from Dutchess County lost her footing at the...

  • NY to appeal federal Medicaid claim for $1.25B

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Health Department says it will appeal a federal claim for the return of more than $1.25 billion in Medicaid funds, saying federal authorities previously approved that funding and the claw back could hurt the state's health care system. The Centers for Medicare...

  • Troy police officer accused of tipping off suspect

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities have accused an upstate New York police officer of tipping off a suspect in advance of a drug raid. State Police and the Attorney General's Office charged Troy Police Officer Brian Gross, who was assigned to help a state narcotics enforcement team, with...

  • New York charity executive accused of larceny

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities have accused an executive in charge of two charities established to help addicts with misusing $1 million in state funds to pay staff and cover deficits instead of providing programs. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Jacqueline Gentile, chief...

  • NYC mayor: Too busy to heed state corruption probe

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he has not been following accusations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration interfered with a state anti-corruption commission. Cuomo has been fielding questions about a top aide's efforts to stop the commission from issuing subpoenas to...

  • Third law enforcement agent leaves NYC hospital

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of police officers cheered Wednesday as a detective wounded in a wild shootout with a child sex abuse suspect was released from a Manhattan hospital. Detective Mario Muniz left Bellevue Hospital in a wheelchair pushed by his NYPD patrol partner, Joseph Trovato. Muniz...

  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Times on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Moreland Commission. July 29 Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally took public questions on Monday about a scorching report in The Times last week that revealed how his aides had interfered with ethics investigators in Albany. The...



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