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  • Cops: Ohio man from NY killed wife in 1995

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York mother and daughter whose bodies were found in different states and remained unidentified for 19 years were killed by a close relative who is now in custody and will face murder charges, authorities said Wednesday. Seventy-year-old Robert Honsch, of Dalton,...

  • Conmed founder retires; son leaves, too

    UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — The founder of an upstate New York medical equipment manufacturer has decided to retire from the board of directors and as an employee. Eugene Corasanti's decision at Conmed Corp. takes effect immediately. The company also announced Wednesday that Corasanti's son, Joseph,...

  • Brooklyn rabbi convicted in fake charity scheme

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn rabbi has been convicted of tax fraud and ordered to pay more than $520,000 for soliciting donations for phony charities. New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says 53-year-old Yaakov Weingarten and his wife, Rivka, raised hundreds of thousands of...

  • NYC Council to have more community input in budget

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council is expanding the public's influence on its budget process. Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a Democrat, announced Wednesday that 22 members will abide by what's known as participatory budgeting. That's more than double the 10 council members...

  • NYC Council to vote on audible alarms bill

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council is set to vote on a bill that would require audible alarms on doors in schools with special needs programs. The bill known as Avonte's Law was inspired by the disappearance of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo from his school in Queens last October. The...

  • New York raises fine for pet theft to $1,000

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York on Wednesday raised the fine for trying to steal someone's pet to $1,000. The amendment to state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo was effective immediately. The old maximum fine of $200 was set in 1970, according to the governor's office. "For many New Yorkers, a...

  • NY agencies collecting more gender data

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State agencies have begun adding gender identity to their data collection, part of an effort Gov. Andrew Cuomo said will help the state better meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender New Yorkers. A new report Wednesday identified eight agencies, including...

  • Funeral set for NYC man who died during arrest

    NEW YORK (AP) — Funeral services are set for the 43-year-old new York City man whose death during an arrest has led to accusations of police misconduct. The viewing for Eric Garner is scheduled for 2 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Baptist Church in Brooklyn. The Rev. Al Sharpton will speak...

  • Criminal probe of Cuomo administration urged

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Political foes of Gov. Andrew Cuomo are calling for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a press report Wednesday that his office thwarted attempts by the special corruption commission he appointed to investigate groups with ties to him. The New...

  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Post on the state's proposal to shut down a nuclear power plant for 42 days each year. July 21 If you like your air-conditioning, you can keep your air-conditioning. That's the state's vow, as it proposes shutting Westchester's Indian Point nuclear power...

  • Hey, Snotty Bloomberg: Mind your own crumbling city

    The former New York City mayor mouthed off about my adopted hometown of Colorado Springs and my friends in nearby Pueblo in Rolling Stone magazine this month.

  • Joe Biden: China airports better than New York's LaGuardia

    Vice President Joe Biden took a swipe at New York's LaGuardia Airport Wednesday, calling the aging facility not even up to Chinese standards.

  • Where do our political views come from? Presidential performance or policies with personal impact?

    Do early impressions create lasting voting behavior? The answer, according to David Leonhardt at the New York Times's Upshot blog, is yes--up to a point.

  • EXography: Employment keeps sagging in the Obama recovery

    When President Obama took office in 2009, the U.S. economy was in the midst of the Great Recession of 2008. Five and a half years later, that historic swoon remains his excuse for continued economic stagnation.

  • Could this candidate be the next Jewish Republican in Congress?

    Earlier this month, Republican Lee Zeldin, who is running for Congress this year, welcomed Eric Cantor to Quiogue, N.Y., to headline a fundraiser on Zeldin's behalf.



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