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Tighter regulations could take bite out of Airbnb profits

Aug. 15, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Airbnb faces tightening regulations in New York City that could take a big bite out of its profits, and on Wednesday the short-term rental company offered a counter-measure designed to appease hostile politicians: a $10 million contribution to charities. At a Manhattan news conference,...

Ex-union boss at Rikers Island jail convicted of corruption

Aug. 15, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former union boss who was once thought of as the king of New York City's jails may be headed to federal prison after a jury convicted him of corruption charges Wednesday. The Manhattan jury returned its verdict against Norman Seabrook months after another jury deadlocked on the charges...

Officials unveil plan to replace Rikers with smaller jails

Aug. 15, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City unveiled an ambitious plan on Wednesday to replace the notorious Rikers Island jail complex with four smaller lockups located in densely populated neighborhoods, including turning an Art Deco government building that went up in lower Manhattan in 1930 into a tower for up to...

Bills claim defensive lineman Havili, sign fullback Rogers

Aug. 15, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have claimed defensive lineman Albert Havili off waivers, and also signed fullback Sam Rogers. Havili was claimed on Wednesday, a day after he was waived by the Los Angeles Chargers. He's an undrafted rookie free agent, who played college at Eastern Washington....

The Latest: Ex-union boss at NY jail convicted of corruption

Aug. 15, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of the former head of New York City's jail guard union (all times local): 5 p.m. A former union official who was once thought of as the king of New York City's jails may be headed to federal prison. A jury in Manhattan on Wednesday convicted Norman Seabrook of honest...

Cuomo, on Trump slogan: America 'was never that great'

Aug. 15, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — America "was never that great" and won't be great until all Americans share true equality, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday in a speech blasting Republican President Donald Trump and his slogan, "Make America Great Again." Cuomo, who is considered a potential White House...

Mother of missing baby charged after remains found near home

Aug. 15, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York have charged the mother of a missing baby with multiple felonies after the remains of a child were found near her home. Schenectady police say Heaven Puleski has been under investigation since family members reported her 4-month-old child Rayen Puleski...

Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey rips NFL QBs, including Ryan, Allen

Aug. 15, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Ramsey is making headlines from his couch. Three days after being suspended for screaming obscenities at reporters, the Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback is criticizing several NFL quarterbacks — and praising a few. In an interview with GQ magazine , Ramsey...

Markets Right Now: Tech weakness pulls stock indexes lower

Aug. 15, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are ending broadly lower on Wall Street led by declines in technology companies. A surprise drop in profits for the Chinese internet giant Tencent Wednesday led to widespread declines for technology stocks. The...

John Lennon's killer is up for parole for 10th time

Aug. 15, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The man who killed John Lennon is up for parole again. Mark David Chapman is scheduled to go before New York's parole board next week, in what will be his 10th attempt to win release. A decision is expected within two weeks of the parole hearing. The now 63-year-old Chapman is serving...