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  • Union seeks to intervene in NYC suit over tenure

    NEW YORK (AP) — The United Federation of Teachers wants to become a defendant in a New York lawsuit challenging teacher job protections. The UFT filed a motion Tuesday seeking to intervene in the lawsuit that claims teacher tenure rules violate children's right to a good education. The...

  • Astorino: Christie won't back me due to scandal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino said Tuesday that he believes New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won't support him because of the ongoing traffic jams scandal in New Jersey. Astorino suggested that his opponent, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, "has...

  • NY physician gets 10 years in painkillers probe

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A New York physician has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for illegally distributing painkillers. Dr. Leonard Stambler of Baldwin Harbor was convicted in October 2013 of conspiracy and distribution of oxycodone. Authorities have been cracking down on...

  • NY panel: Blackout on officials' pre-election PSAs

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's ethics board on Tuesday approved a 90-day pre-election blackout on appearances in public service announcements by statewide officials and legislators who are also running for office this year. The Joint Commission on Public Ethics regulations, aimed at removing...

  • New York AG obtains injunction against debt collection operation

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday that his office and the Federal Trade Commission have obtained a preliminary injunction against a debt collection operation that allegedly violated state and federal laws. Schneiderman...

  • Judge nixes lawsuit over Empire State Building IPO

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of onetime investors in the Empire State Building can't sue over claims they were shortchanged by the deal that turned the iconic skyscraper into a public stock, a judge has ruled. The aggrieved stakeholders —people who had held Empire State Building shares that...

  • NY farmer, 101, to receive Weather Service honor

    BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — A retired eastern Long Island dairy and chicken farmer has been tracking daily weather readings since Herbert Hoover was in the White House. This weekend he is receiving a special honor from the National Weather Service. The federal agency is naming its 80-year...

  • Mysterious white flags appear atop Brooklyn Bridge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags. The white flags — international symbols of surrender — fluttered Tuesday from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge. One of the flags, viewed via video,...

  • Fight rages over punitive damages in N.Y. asbestos cases; Defendants claim ‘chaos’

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Nearly four months after New York Supreme Court Justice Sherry Klein Heitler reinstated claims for punitive damages in the New York City Asbestos Litigation, the parties continue to fight over whether the order was proper. Punitive damages had been deferred in all...

  • Air defense drill for 4 Northeastern states

    ROME, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Division of Military and Naval Affairs says a two fighter jets from a Massachusetts Air National Guard unit will be conducting an air defense exercise over parts of four Northeastern states. Officials say the exercise will be conducted from 10 a.m. until...

  • Long Island man sentenced to 12 years in fatal DWI

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A 26-year-old Long Island man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed a father of three. Brian Daly of Valley Stream was sentenced Monday in Nassau County for the February 2013 crash that killed 46-year-old Christopher DeCrescito....

  • Long Island motorcyclist dies a day after crash

    EAST ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a Long Island motorcyclist who crashed into the back of a car has died. Suffolk County police say the 2012 Yamaha slammed into a Mitsubishi Galant on Sunrise Highway in East Islip on Sunday near Exit 46. The motorcyclist, 21-year-old Christopher Gonzalez of...

  • 12-year-old boy rescued after falling down cliff

    LANSING, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy is recovering after falling part-way down a 300-foot central New York cliff before getting snagged on a tree. Emergency officials tell local media that the boy was hiking along the edge of a wooded cliff near a salt mine in Lansing Monday...

  • Toddler hit by car remains in critical condition

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Buffalo are looking for the driver of a car that sped away after hitting a 2-year-old girl who had run into a street on the city's east side. Officials say Alicea Xayeliz (uh-LEE'-see-uh zeye-EL'-ehz) remains in critical condition at Women and Children's...

  • NYPD make arrest in fatal E. Harlem shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) — An 18-year-old Bronx man is facing charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a man inside a parked car and wounding two others. Raheem Barnes was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder, attempted murder, assault and other charges. Police say the shooting occurred...



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