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Syria attack victims include daughter of US police official

Jan. 18, 2019 3:49 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week was a Navy sailor and married mother of two whose father is a high-ranking officer in the New York State Police, officials said Friday. The Pentagon identified three of the four Americans killed in Wednesday's...

Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 3:12 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — America's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The partial government shutdown — the longest ever — has thinned...

Berglund feels at peace a month after quitting Sabres

Jan. 18, 2019 3:12 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Patrik Berglund tells Sweden's Hockeypuls.se he feels at peace and has no regrets after abruptly ending his hockey career by walking away from the Buffalo Sabres a little over two months into the season. "I just knew I had to go home to find myself again," Berglund told the publication...

Governors want guidance on unemployment for federal workers

Jan. 18, 2019 2:42 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The governors of Michigan, New York and Washington are asking the Trump administration for guidance on whether states can provide unemployment benefits to federal employees who are working without pay during the shutdown. Govs. Gretchen Whitmer, Andrew Cuomo and Jay Inslee —...

Albany Law School gets $15M gift from anonymous donor

Jan. 18, 2019 2:42 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Officials at Albany Law School say it has received the largest donation in its nearly 170-year history: a $15 million gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The gift was announced Thursday night by President and Dean Alicia Ouellette at an event in New York City launching a...

Record 135 forgo college eligibility to enter NFL draft

Jan. 18, 2019 1:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A record number of college football players will bypass their remaining years of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. The 135 players forgoing eligibility surpasses the 119 from last year. The NFL released the official list on Friday. There are 103 underclassmen eligible for the April 25-27...

Towns object to Cuomo's call to trim local funding

Jan. 18, 2019 1:38 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Towns around New York state are objecting to a budget proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would cut nearly $60 million in funding to local governments. The state Association of Towns on Friday called the cut "disrespectful" and said it could force local officials to trim services or...

Ed Kranepool, Aaron Boone to receive Thurman Munson awards

Jan. 18, 2019 12:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets 1969 World Series champion Ed Kranepool and Yankees manager Aaron Boone will be honored at next month's Thurman Munson awards dinner. They will be joined Feb. 5 by Yankees Didi Gregorius and Miguel Andujar, along with Giants two-time Super Bowl champion Zak DeOssie. The Munson...

Weekend snow could range from 8 to 24 inches in upstate NY

Jan. 18, 2019 12:29 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers are preparing for a weekend storm that could bring anywhere from 8 to 24 inches of snow in upstate areas and grind travel to a halt. Winter storm warnings have been issued from Saturday afternoon through Sunday for much of upstate. State officials say airports are likely to...

Money talks: UFC reaches ESPN with first fight of $1.5B deal

Jan. 18, 2019 12:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Years before UFC was worth billions, Dana White used to plead his case with ESPN for air time. This was no negotiation for a big-money rights package — the UFC president simply wanted highlights on "SportsCenter." "I was out there all the time," White said of his trips to ESPN's...