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  • 2 rescued from disabled boat near brink of falls

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two boaters were less than a half-mile from the brink of Niagara Falls when they were rescued from their disabled vessel by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. Coast Guard officials say their Buffalo station received a call around 9:15 p.m. Monday reporting...

  • 19 indicted in Long Island drug ring sweep

    HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say 19 people have been indicted in a cocaine sweep that led investigators from California to New York. Los Angeles law enforcers and Homeland Security agents seized about 44 pounds of cocaine last year. Authorities say it was prepared for delivery to a home...

  • Kayaker's body found in central New York lake

    OTISCO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 68-year-old man found dead in a central New York lake had been kayaking by himself while not wearing a floatation device. The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says two kayakers discovered a body floating in Otisco Lake, 13 miles southwest of Syracuse....

  • NYC woman arrested in Long Island DWI case

    SEAFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A woman has been arrested on charges of driving drunk with children in her vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident on Long Island. Nassau County police say Megan Pieroni of Manhattan was taken into custody around 3 p.m. Tuesday in Seaford. Police say she was involved...

  • Long Island police seek forklift thief

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities on Long Island are asking for the public's help in finding a forklift thief. The bright yellow vehicle went missing Monday between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. from its parking spot near a building in Riverhead. One or more people used a flatbed tow truck with a white...

  • Rotterdam wins drinking water title at NY Fair

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Schenectady County town of Rotterdam has bragging rights to best tasting tap water in the state. Rotterdam claimed the top spot in the 28th annual water-tasting contest at the State Fair. The Oneida County village of Remsen was the runner-up. More than 200 fairgoers...

  • Albany man drowns in Rensselaer County gorge

    TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old Albany man has drowned in a gorge in the city of Troy. An autopsy performed Tuesday confirmed that Jean Francillon died of drowning. Troy Fire Chief Thomas Garrett told media outlets that Francillon and his girlfriend were likely swimming or hiking in...

  • Racetrack celebrating Saratoga Heritage Day

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Saratoga Race Course is celebrating the history and culture of its hometown with a day of activities at the historic track. The New York Racing Association says Wednesday's Saratoga Heritage Day will feature live music at the grandstand and clubhouse entrances and...

  • New York mother sentenced to max for girl's death

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman convicted of suffocating her 8-year-old daughter has received the maximum prison sentence of 25 years to life. Candace Cartagena (cart-uh-HAYN'-yah) was sentenced Tuesday in Erie County Court, where she was found guilty of second-degree murder last month....

  • Nurse gets prison time for ID theft scheme

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A hospital nurse has been sentenced to four to 12 years in state prison for an identity theft scheme using patient information. Suzette Guzman-Moore was sentenced Tuesday by Albany County Judge Stephen Herrick. Her boyfriend, Emmett Woods, was sentenced Monday to 7 ½ to 15...

  • Activists urge NYC mayor to ban carriage horses

    NEW YORK (AP) — A group of New Yorkers are putting Mayor Bill de Blasio's feet to the fire for what they say is reneging on his campaign promise to ban carriage horses. They rallied Tuesday near the mayor's Gracie Mansion home, saying he's taken no action eight months into his term. Brian...

  • NY Times: No endorsement in Cuomo-Teachout race

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Times editorial board announced Tuesday that it will not endorse a candidate in the Democratic Primary for governor but nonetheless delivered a stinging reproach to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In an opinion piece published online Tuesday the board said it could not...

  • Archive of pre-Holocaust Jewish images digitized

    NEW YORK (AP) — Photographer Roman Vishniac's vast archive of images of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life is being made available to the public and researchers. The International Center of Photography in New York and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C....

  • Video game makers: Lohan sued us 'for publicity'

    NEW YORK (AP) — The makes of the "Grand Theft Auto" video games say Lindsay Lohan sued to get attention when she asserted that the games' latest installment features a character based on her. In Manhattan court papers made public Tuesday, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. and subsidiary...

  • NY judge dismisses suit over 'Deep Throat' film

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan judge has found a lot of differences between the porn classic "Deep Throat" and last year's Hollywood-produced biography of the world's first major porn star. U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa tossed out a lawsuit brought by Arrow Productions Limited against the...



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