Latest New York News

Feds: Child exploitation focus of Pennsylvania church probe

Oct. 19, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move. A colleague in Philadelphia is now taking new aim at the...

Child dies in upstate New York house fire

Oct. 19, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a child has died in a western New York house fire. Police in the town of Tonawanda, north of Buffalo, say the fire was reported shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday. Officers haven't released the victim's identity, but the superintendent of the Sweet Home School District...

Man 11-plus years in prison for role in credit card scheme

Oct. 19, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

SYRAUCSE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man who was involved in a credit card cloning scheme has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday that 23-year-old Daquan Rice, of Syracuse, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Syracuse to 11 years and eight...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 19, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Michael Buble to retire from music THE FACTS: The Canadian singer...

Change of command: NY National Guard getting new leader

Oct. 19, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York National Guard is getting a new commander. Maj. Gen. Raymond Shields, of Saratoga Springs, will assume the duties of adjutant general of New York during a change-of-command ceremony being held Friday afternoon at National Guard headquarters in suburban Albany. As the...

The Latest: Clergy abuse investigated in Buffalo, New York

Oct. 19, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on federal investigations of clergy abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Pennsylvania is not the only state where federal prosecutors are investigating clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. An investigation of the Buffalo Diocese in New York...

Cops: Man charged in 12-year-old boy's slaying is released

Oct. 19, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old man charged in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy in Syracuse has been released from custody. The Syracuse Police Department announced Friday that information obtained by detectives during the investigation questioned Alberto Pinet's involvement in...

Cardi B hands out free winter coats in New York

Oct. 19, 2018 9:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people have lined up in New York City as rapper Cardi B handed out free winter coats. The Bronx-born rapper met with residents and fans on Thursday evening at the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn during brisk fall weather. The 26-year-old also was given balloons and a cake to...

Albany County bans gay conversion therapy

Oct. 19, 2018 8:51 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany County has joined New York's capital city in banning therapy that attempts to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of minors. The Times Union of Albany reports the county legislature voted 37-1 in July to ban gay conversion therapy and impose fines on anyone who...

Police: 14-year-old tourist from India missing in upstate NY

Oct. 19, 2018 8:16 AM EDT

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Police in western New York are trying to find a 14-year-old boy from India who went missing from his tour group. Amherst police say Gursewak Singh was last seen in Buffalo suburb of Amherst at about 9 p.m. Wednesday. Police say he was wearing a gray sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and a...