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Man pleads guilty in $172,000 gift card scam

September 16, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A New York man has pleaded guilty to using counterfeit credit cards to buy more than $172,000 worth of gift cards from Target and Wal-Mart stores in Rhode Island. more »»

Advocates: NY is a leader for migrant children

September 16, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates say New York state is a national leader in helping unaccompanied migrant children fleeing Central America to stay in the United State. more »»

Man with history of stabbing women gets 25 years

September 16, 2014

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A 61-year-old man who has spent half his life in prison for knife attacks against women has been sentenced to at least 25 more years for stabbing his girlfriend to death. more »»

UN names DiCaprio a Messenger of Peace

September 16, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations has named Leonardo DiCaprio a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate chang. more »»

2 killed in upstate New York 2-car crash

September 16, 2014

CHENANGO, N.Y. (AP) — State police are investigating a head-on crash along New York's Southern Tier that killed two women from Binghamton. more »»

NY: Wal-Mart levied fictional 'sugar tax' on soda

September 16, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying stores were charging a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda. more »»

Snowden documentary to premiere at NY festival

September 16, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about Edward Snowden is a late addition to the New York Film Festival. more »»

Wal-Mart settles with NY over soda 12-pack ads

September 16, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has settled an investigation into false price advertising for Coca-Cola 12-packs by Wal-Mart at 117 stores statewide. more »»

Big cities take aim at prescription painkillers

September 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation's largest cities are ratcheting up their criticism of prescription painkillers, blaming the industry for a wave of addiction and overdoses that have ravaged... more »»

EPA derails Cuomo's Tappan Zee funding plan

September 16, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected almost all of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to use clean water funds to help pay for a new Tappan Zee Bridge. more »»

Sentencing for man with history of stabbing women

September 16, 2014

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades and has spent half his life in prison as a result may never get out again. more »»

Charter group sues for new school funding formula

September 16, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Charter school advocates want New York to re-write the formula used to fund its public charter schools. more »»

Seinfeld says Rivers was to be in series

September 16, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Seinfeld says that Joan Rivers was to join him for an episode of his digital series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," until he got a call saying she had to postpone becaus... more »»

NYC names international affairs commissioner

September 16, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — An official of the Clinton Global Initiative has been named commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office for International Affairs. more »»

2 NYPD officers convicted of attempted assault

September 16, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Two police officers have been convicted of misdemeanor attempted assault in connection with a February 2011 incident in a Bronx alley. more »»

11 hurt in Queens school bus accident

September 16, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say 11 people have been taken to a hospital after a school bus accident in Queens.

The FDNY says none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening. more »»

Teen accused of making threat against high school

September 16, 2014

MOUNT SINAI, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island have arrested a 15-year-old student for allegedly threatening to bomb a school in Mount Sinai. more »»

Plans for upstate NY landmark venue causing rift

September 16, 2014

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Plans to rebuild a landmark venue at the Chautauqua Institution are causing a rift between preservationists and the organization.

The Buffalo News reports (http://bit. more »»

 
 

 

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