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  • NYPD officer suspended after kick video

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer has been suspended after a video surfaced of a street fair altercation in Brooklyn. Police Commissioner William Bratton said Wednesday the officer has been stripped of his gun, badge and police duties while the department investigates. The video...

  • NYPD: Hate crimes up against Muslim, Jewish people

    NEW YORK (AP) — Suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people have increased in New York City following unrest overseas this summer, but the attacks are random and not from any organized group, police officials said Wednesday. Deputy Chief Michael Osgood, who heads the special victims...

  • NYC police up security in Times Square

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police have stepped up security in Times Square while still insisting that there's no information pointing to any terror plot against New York City linked to the Islamic State group. NYPD officials told reporters on Wednesday that New Yorkers would see more patrols and other...

  • Sale of Rogers' Rangers New York site is completed

    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — The sale of the Hudson River site considered the birthplace of the U.S. Army Rangers is complete, ending a decade-long effort by an upstate community to secure the public purchase of a historic island and turn it into a heritage tourism attraction. Officials said the...

  • Order allowing punitive damages in NYC asbestos cases violated state law, defendants say

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Asbestos defendants opposing punitive damages in the New York City Asbestos Litigation court have requested a stay on the order in order to renew and reargue the issue. Punitive damages had been deferred in all NYCAL cases since September 1996 until Justice Sherry...

  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Albany Times Union on the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner. Sept. 16 The state Public Service Commission seems to be hinting that its final recommendation on the proposed Comcast Corp. purchase of Time Warner Cable will be a "yes" with conditions. PSC staff...

  • Video shows kneeling teen hit by cop's Taser

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A police video shows an Albany County sheriff's deputy using a stun gun on a teenager who was kneeling on a street at the end of a high-speed chase across two counties. The video from a police dashboard cruiser shows Sgt. Vincent Igoe Jr. using his Taser on the 16-year-old...

  • Puppy clings to life; NYC woman arrested

    NEW YORK (AP) — Veterinarians say a badly injured puppy left in a plastic shopping bag has started to respond to voices. But her condition is still critical. The Staten Island Advance (http://bit.ly/1r8Rb5K ) says the owner faces charges of torture, failure to feed the puppy and abandonment....

  • Trial underway in New York double homicide case

    LYONS, N.Y. (AP) — Testimony is underway in the double murder trial of a Rochester man charged with stabbing a mother and daughter to death during a break-in last year. Local media report that opening statements were made Tuesday in a Wayne County court where 34-year-old Dante Taylor is on...

  • 2 Amish children injured when pickup hits buggy

    LEON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two young Amish children are hospitalized after the buggy they were riding in was hit by a pickup truck on a western New York road. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office tells Time Warner Cable News in Buffalo (http://bit.ly/1r0H7du ) that the pickup hit the...

  • Massachusetts man dies after diving into NY pond

    FRANKLIN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a Massachusetts man in the Adirondacks last week has been ruled accidental. State police say they responded late Friday night to a report of an unresponsive man in the water at Union Falls Pond, near a camp off a seasonal road in the town of...

  • 5 bank tellers charged with identity theft

    NEW YORK (AP) — Five bank tellers are accused of running an identity theft ring that targeted bank customers in the Bronx and surrounding counties. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the defendants stole more than $850,000 by accessing customers' account and Social Security...

  • New York awards $55M in research, education grants

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is investing $55 million in five projects around the state that aim to boost economic development through education and research. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state grants Tuesday during stops in Syracuse and New Paltz. The funding awards are part of the...

  • NYC to build hydroelectric plant in upstate area

    DEPOSIT, N.Y. (AP) — New York City says it plans to build a new hydroelectric plant in upstate New York. Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd says the new facility will be built at the city's Cannonsville Reservoir in Delaware County. Lloyd says the $72 million...

  • Senators: tires from China could imperil NY jobs

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are worried that cheap tires from China could imperil jobs in upstate New York. Schumer and Gillibrand were among 31 senators who signed a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker supporting an investigation...



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