Stony Brook University gets $500 million from hedge fund founder who taught math thereJune 1, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Stony Brook University, a part of the public State University of New York system, will receive $500 million from a philanthropic foundation started by a hedge fund billionaire who once taught math there, the foundation announced Thursday.
Forte works out, waits for Belmont Stakes clearanceMay 27, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Forte, the early Kentucky Derby favorite who was scratched on the day of the race, worked out Saturday in preparation for a possible start in the Belmont Stakes on June 10.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — After more than a decade of controversy and delays, the nation's most secure biosecurity laboratory for research on potentially deadly animal and plant diseases has opened in Manhattan, Kansas.
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Before he left Mauritania, the West African nation of his birth, Mohamed thought of New York as a place of “open arms,” a refuge for immigrants fleeing dire circumstances.
Now that he’s here, seeking political asylum from a government he feared would kill him, he doesn't feel welcome.
Just in case: Anxious retirees, social service groups among those making default contingency plansMay 24, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Phoenix retiree Saundra Cole has been watching the news about the debt limit negotiations in Washington with dismay — and limiting her air conditioning use to save money just in case her monthly Social Security check is delayed due to a default.
2024 Republican hopefuls rush to defend Marine who put NYC subway rider in fatal chokeholdMay 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis urged the nation to show Daniel Penny that “America's got his back.” Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley called for New York's governor to pardon Penny, and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy donated $10,000 to his legal defense fund.
Group accused of making up story about homeless vets being evicted to make room for migrantsMay 19, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of a nonprofit group has been accused of fabricating a story about homeless military veterans being evicted from a New York hotel to make room for migrants, a tale that stoked days of outrage on cable news networks.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A limousine service manager was convicted of manslaughter Wednesday in a crash that killed 20 people in rural New York, one of the deadliest U.S. road wrecks in two decades.
Jurors reached their verdict during their second day of deliberations in the trial of Nauman Hussain, who ran Prestige Limousine.
Every state offers victim compensation. For the Longs and other Black families, it often isn’t fair
Seneca Nation approves school’s ‘Warrior’ nickname, logoMay 17, 2023 GMT
SALAMANCA, N.Y. (AP) — Leaders of the Seneca Indian Nation will allow a public school district located on their land to continue using its Warrior nickname and logo despite New York's ban on schools' use of Indigenous imagery, officials said Wednesday.
Marine veteran who fatally choked NYC subway rider Jordan Neely is freed pending trialMay 12, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Marine veteran who placed an agitated New York City subway passenger in a chokehold, killing him and sparking outrage as bystander video went viral, surrendered Friday on a manslaughter charge filed nearly two weeks after the deadly encounter.
New York attorney general sues manufacturer over magazine lock used in Buffalo store massacreMay 11, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general sued a gun accessory manufacturer Thursday for selling a lock that can be easily removed to attach high-capacity magazines, which are illegal in the state.
3 companies to pay $615,000 in NY attorney general investigation over faked net neutrality commentsMay 10, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three companies accused of falsifying millions of public comments to support the contentious 2017 federal repeal of net neutrality rules have agreed to pay $615,000 in penalties to New York and other states, New York's attorney general said Wednesday.
Opening statements begin for fatal NY limo crash trialMay 8, 2023 GMT
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A limousine company operator on trial for a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York was portrayed by a prosecutor Monday as directly responsible for the deaths, while a defense lawyer argued he was simply in the dark about mechanical problems likely to blame for the wreck.
Navy commissions USS Cooperstown; honors war veteran playersMay 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Navy on Saturday commissioned the USS Cooperstown in honor of 70 Major League Baseball Hall of Fame players who served in the military during wartime.
Dog Show 101: What’s what at the Westminster Kennel ClubMay 5, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — To the casual viewer, competing at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show might look pretty simple: Get a dog. Groom it. Pose it. Lead it around a ring.
But there's a lot more than that to getting to and exhibiting in the United States' most prestigious canine event, now in its 147th year.
Some call NYC subway choking criminal, others hold judgmentMay 5, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The choking death of a man at the hands of another New York subway rider was setting off powerful reactions Thursday, with some calling it a criminal, racist act even as authorities reserved judgment on the killing.
New York’s $229B spending plan would increase minimum wageMay 3, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in Albany passed a $229 billion spending plan that will increase the state's minimum wage, tweak its bail laws and attempt to curb illegal and unlicensed marijuana shops.
Bye-bye blue flame? NY to require gas-free new buildingsMay 2, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is banning natural gas stoves and furnaces in most new buildings, a policy that's part of a national movement aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
NY governor signs bill expanding access to contraceptivesMay 2, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers next year won't have to go through their doctors to get prescription contraceptives under a bill that Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law Tuesday as part of her administration's efforts to expand reproductive rights in the state.
Should school use ‘Warrior’ nickname? Tribe to have last sayMay 1, 2023 GMT
SALAMANCA, N.Y. (AP) — The profile of a Native American man, a braid trailing down and feather jutting up, is tiled into a high school hallway, dyed into the weight room carpet and laid into the turf of the football field at Salamanca city schools.
Head-on crash involving school bus in NY leaves several hurtApril 27, 2023 GMT
NEW CASTLE, N.Y. (AP) — Several people were taken to a hospital, including four with life-threatening injuries, after a head-on crash between a car and a school bus in New York, police said.
The New Castle Police Department said officers responded around 2:15 p.m.
Pot shots: NY lawmakers tackle illicit weed shopsApril 25, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and legislative leaders were looking at ways to crack down on illicit pot shops threatening the state's fledgling legal market for recreational marijuana as part of negotiations on the overdue budget.
Court sides with Nationals in MASN fee dispute with OriolesApril 25, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court ruled for the Washington Nationals on Tuesday in a long-running dispute with the Baltimore Orioles over television rights fees, a disagreement that has complicated a potential sale of the Nationals.
Russia ‘will not forgive’ US denial of journalist visasApril 23, 2023 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Sunday that the United States has denied visas to journalists who wanted to cover Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's trip to New York, and Lavrov suggested that Moscow would take strong retaliatory measures.
FACT FOCUS: NYC crime is not worst ever, despite claimsApril 19, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Following Monday’s congressional hearing on violent crime in New York City, claims spread across social media that the bad old days are back in the nation’s largest city.
US Supreme Court’s abortion pill order spares safe havensApril 14, 2023 GMT
Before the U.S. Supreme Court stepped in Friday, access to an abortion pill was in line to become more cumbersome in California, New York and some other states that have positioned themselves as safe havens for those seeking to end their pregnancies.
Trump answers questions for 7 hours in NY fraud lawsuitApril 14, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump answered questions for nearly seven hours Thursday during his second deposition in a legal battle with New York's attorney general over his company's business practices, reversing an earlier decision to invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination and remain silent.
Weinstein returns to NY prison system after LA convictionApril 12, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has returned to the New York prison system after spending nearly two years in California, where he was tried and convicted of raping an Italian actor and model.
New York latest state to stockpile abortion-inducing pillsApril 11, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York joined other Democratic-led states Tuesday in stockpiling abortion pills in response to a Texas court ruling that could limit access to the commonly used drug.
NY state budget delayed again amid talks on bail, housingApril 10, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state lawmakers passed another weeklong extension for the state's budget Monday to ensure state operations run undisrupted and workers get paid as budget negotiations continue.
New York flouts prison solitary confinement rules: lawsuitApril 6, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York prison officials were accused in a lawsuit of subjecting people to prolonged solitary confinement in violation of a state law meant to strictly limit a practice increasingly criticized as inhumane.
DirecTV for Business to carry Yankees’ games on Prime VideoApril 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees games being shown on Amazon Prime Video this season will be available to restaurants, bars, hotels and other businesses that have DirecTV for Business.
The 19 remaining games are only available in the Yankees’ home-team footprint of New York state, Connecticut, north and central New Jersey, and northeast Pennsylvania.
New York’s budget likely late because of ‘big budget issues’March 30, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York legislative leaders said Thursday they expected to miss the deadline for adopting a new state budget as they negotiate with fellow Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul over her proposals to change bail rules and create new housing.
Average Wall Street bonuses dipped 26% to $176,700 last yearMarch 30, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Average Wall Street bonuses dropped sharply last year to $176,700 amid lagging profits and recession fears, New York state's comptroller reported Thursday.
The bonuses for employees in New York City’s securities industry dropped 26% from 2021, when the average was a record $240,400, according to New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s annual estimate.
Vermont deputy indicted in New York state brawl, shootingMarch 30, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Vermont lawman who was shot multiple times by police responding to gunfire in the historic center of Saratoga Springs has been indicted on charges including attempted murder and possessing a firearm in a “sensitive location.”
Ruling allows some pot dispensary licenses in NY to go aheadMarch 29, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York officials will be able to issue licenses for recreational marijuana dispensaries in some parts of the state after an appeals court on Tuesday narrowed the scope of a temporary injunction that had halted them because of a legal challenge.
Push in states for $20 minimum wage as inflation persistsMarch 28, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Just years after labor activists persuaded a handful of states to raise their minimum wage to $15 per hour, workers initially thrilled with the pay bump are finding their hard-won gains erased by inflation.
New York to pay $5.5M to man exonerated in Sebold rape caseMarch 27, 2023 GMT
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A man who spent 16 years in prison after he was wrongfully convicted of raping writer Alice Sebold when she was a Syracuse University student has settled a lawsuit against New York state for $5.5 million, his lawyers said Monday.
NY’s power to regulate religious schools trimmed by judgeMarch 24, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Parents cannot be required to pull their children from private schools in New York that fail to meet state-designated standards, a judge decided, striking down a key provision of rules recently passed to strengthen oversight of such schools, including those specializing in religious education.
Jamaican cleric sentenced to 18 years in NY terrorism caseMarch 23, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A cleric arrested in his native Jamaica and extradited to New York to face state terrorism charges on accusations of recruiting support for the Islamic State group was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison.
Crackdown proposed for illegal pot shops in New YorkMarch 22, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities would be given expanded power to shut down illegal pot shops and levy fines of up to $200,000 under legislation proposed Wednesday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, who's seeking to protect the state's fledgling legal market for recreational marijuana.
Public pension plan losses from bank failures seen as minorMarch 21, 2023 GMT
When two tech-linked U.S. banks failed this month, among the investors who lost millions were public-sector pension funds responsible for ensuring the retirements of teachers, firefighters and other government workers.
Itching to start spring garden cleanup? Not so fast!March 21, 2023 GMT
When the blare of the year’s first leaf blower awakened me one morning last week, I realized spring cleanup had commenced -- no matter that March could still roar like a lion here in my Long Island, New York, neighborhood.
Teen driver in crash that killed 5 children had no licenseMarch 20, 2023 GMT
A 16-year-old driver killed in a one-vehicle crash that also took the lives of four young relatives did not have a driver's license or permit and may have fallen asleep or become distracted before the SUV veered off a New York parkway, officials said Monday.
Former Cuomo aide alleging sexual harassment sues New YorkMarch 15, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A onetime aide to former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who accused him of sexual harassment in a federal lawsuit filed a separate lawsuit Wednesday against the state.
Charlotte Bennett filed a complaint in state court in Manhattan saying her former employer, the state of New York, is liable for Cuomo’s sexual harassment and for the actions of his top aides, who failed to take corrective action once she reported it.
Jury sides with Constellation in Corona hard seltzer caseMarch 15, 2023 GMT
In a case that hinged on the definition of “beer,” a federal jury ruled Wednesday that Constellation Brands can still sell Corona and Modelo hard seltzers in the U.S.
Anheuser-Busch InBev and its Mexican subsidiary, Grupo Modelo, sued Constellation in 2021, seeking to force it to halt sales of Corona Hard Seltzer and Modelo Ranch Water, a spiked sparkling beverage.
Signature Bank seized to send banks a message, director saysMarch 13, 2023 GMT
A regulatory takeover of a New York-based bank was intended to send a message to U.S. banks to stay away from the cryptocurrency business, a former member of Congress who was on the bank’s board says.
Court order blocks sales of ghost guns in New YorkMarch 9, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge issued a court order Thursday that immediately halts 10 gun distributors from selling or shipping gun parts and kits to New York — the types of materials officials say can be used to build untraceable ghost guns, which can then be sold without background checks, eventually ending up in the wrong hands.
White House, states tackle ‘junk fees’ that cost consumersMarch 8, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House brought together state lawmakers, federal officials and others Wednesday to trade ideas about how to fight “junk fees” that inflate the cost to consumers of everything from hospital visits and airline tickets to student loans and concert seats.
Connecticut sues firearm companies in ghost gun crackdownMarch 7, 2023 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut on Tuesday sued four gun companies it accused of mailing illegal firearm parts with no serial numbers to an undercover state investigator, the latest legal filing by states and cities seeking to crack down on untraceable ghost guns.
Snow blankets Northeast as cleanup begins from deadly stormMarch 4, 2023 GMT
Cleanup began in battered parts of the South and Midwest after a sprawling storm system produced ferocious winds and heavy snow that caused widespread damage and multiple deaths before racing through the Northeast on Saturday.
Capitol rioter guilty of stealing badge from beaten officerMarch 4, 2023 GMT
A New York man pleaded guilty on Friday to stealing a badge and radio from a police officer who was brutally beaten as rioters pulled him into the mob that attacked the U.S.
Sorrow in Buffalo for firefighter killed in explosive blazeMarch 3, 2023 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A firefighter killed in an explosive blaze in Buffalo was identified Thursday as a 37-year-old dad who had been with the department for three years, as authorities promised a thorough investigation of the fire's cause.
NY’s 1st batch of marijuana shop licenses is doubling to 300March 2, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York is doubling the number of licenses it's awarding for a first round of legal marijuana shops, regulators announced Thursday, though only a fraction of the dispensaries already authorized have opened so far and a court ruling has put licensing on hold in some areas.
States move to crack down on nurses with bogus diplomasMarch 1, 2023 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Medical licensing officials in multiple states are scrambling to stop nurses with fraudulent academic credentials from caring for patients, after three Florida schools were accused of selling thousands of bogus diplomas.
Deloney scores 18, Vermont knocks off Albany (NY) 79-61March 1, 2023 GMT
Aaron Deloney's 18 points helped Vermont defeat Albany (NY) 79-61 on Tuesday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Deloney shot 6 for 7 (4 for 5 from 3-point range) and 2 of 3 from the free throw line for the Catamounts (20-10, 14-2 America East Conference).
Warner Bros. Discovery sues Paramount over ‘South Park’ dealFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. is suing Paramount Global, saying its competitor aired new episodes of the popular animated comedy series “South Park” after Warner paid for exclusive rights.
Randle scores 46 as Knicks rally past Wizards 115-109February 25, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Julius Randle answered Kristaps Porzingis' early flurry, and by the time the New York standout was done, he'd matched his career high in scoring.
Randle also led the Knicks to an impressive comeback victory.
Timberlake scores 23 as Bryant takes down NJIT 79-78February 23, 2023 GMT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Earl Timberlake scored 23 points as Bryant beat NJIT 79-78 on Wednesday night.
Timberlake also added seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (17-10, 8-6 America East Conference). Charles Pride was 8 of 15 shooting and scored 18 points.