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  • High stakes for NYC mayor over rollout of pre-K

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the school year less than two weeks away, New York City is racing to complete an unprecedented prekindergarten expansion — and its success or failure could have major political implications for its first-year mayor, Bill de Blasio. De Blasio made the establishment of...

  • NYC woman charged in toddler's death

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bronx woman is under arrest in the death of a Bronx toddler that was ruled a homicide. Athena Skeeter faced charges Sunday of manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. The 40-year-old Skeeter lived in the same apartment building as the child, in the Claremont...

  • 2 arrested a year after Bronx man found dead

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two men are facing murder charges a year after a Bronx man was found dead in his home. Police announced on Sunday that 26-year-old Jermaine White and 31-year-old Pearce Cuthbert also face charges of criminal possession of a weapon. Police responding to a 911 call found...

  • 11-story Albany hotel demolished amid fireworks

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An 11-story hotel dating to the 1920s was demolished Saturday to make way for a new $66 million convention center in New York's capital. Fireworks exploded and crowds cheered as the Wellington Hotel Annex disappeared into a cloud of beige dust. Some people positioned...

  • Body washes up on shore of upstate NY lake

    OVID, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body washed up on a lakeshore in New York's Finger Lakes region. The Seneca County sheriff's office says the body was found around 11 a.m. Saturday on the western shore of Cayuga Lake in Ovid. Deputies say they made the...

  • Body of missing Lake Ronkonkoma kayaker is found

    RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — Police have recovered the body of a kayaker reported missing 10 days ago in Long Island's Lake Ronkonkoma (rahn-KAHN'-kuh-muh). Suffolk County Police say they found 40-year-old Kevin Conley's body around 12 p.m. Saturday during a search with state police. Conley's...

  • Wanted rapper, reality star lashes out at NYPD

    NEW YORK (AP) — A rap and reality television star is lashing out at police who say he's wanted for roughing up his ex-girlfriend and stealing her cell phone. Joe Budden directed his ire at the New York Police Department via Twitter on Saturday after it sent out his picture and asked the public...

  • Charges: Long Island man set fire, threatened cops

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a Long Island man threatened officers with a knife after setting fire to a home and barricading himself inside. Peter Marren is charged with arson and criminal contempt after the incident around 1:30 a.m. Saturday on Main Street, Islip. Police say the 45-year-old...

  • Longshot primary foe aims for rebuke of Gov. Cuomo

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As Zephyr Teachout says, there wasn't supposed to be a Democratic primary in Andrew Cuomo's New York, where the powerful governor with national ambitions was expected to sweep to a second term. Instead, Cuomo is facing a politically awkward challenge from a woman whose name...

  • NYPD: Hudson River death investigated as homicide

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say they've opened a homicide investigation into the death of a man whose body was found in the Hudson River. The New York Police Department says Saturday the unidentified man had sustained a head injury. Officers found him unconscious and unresponsive around 7 p.m....

  • Police: 5 suspects wanted in Central Park attack

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police are looking for five suspects in a Central Park pellet attack they're investigating as a hate crime. The New York Police Department released a video and photo Saturday of three people leaving the area and a sketch of a suspect investigators say yelled at the woman....

  • Rudy Giuliani will raise money for Minnesota Senate candidate Mike McFadden

    The former New York mayor, who has not been an outsized presence on the campaign trail this year, will co-host the fundraiser for Al Franken's Republican challenger. Tickets are $2,600 per person.

  • NYC's Met opera reaches deals with 2 unions

    New York's Metropolitan Opera reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions early Monday while negotiations continued with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout.

  • Bill de Blasio attacks achievement in New York City schools

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn't exist.

  • Buffalo-area seniors on food stamps rises

    Buffalo and Erie County are seeing a big increase in the number of older residents receiving food stamps, though families with children continue to make up the largest group participating in the federal program, according to a report in The Buffalo News.



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