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Vermont knocks off Albany (NY) 87-68

Feb. 04, 2023 17:49 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Finn Sullivan scored 19 points as Vermont beat Albany (NY) 87-68 on Saturday. Sullivan had five rebounds and five assists for the Catamounts (13-10, 7-2 America East Conference). Dylan Penn scored 17 points while finishing 7 of 8 from the floor, and added five...

Trooper no longer faces murder charge in fatal Thruway chase

Feb. 04, 2023 12:21 PM EST

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has dropped a murder charge against a state trooper in the death of an 11-year-old girl during a high-speed chase on the New York State Thruway. Christopher Baldner still faces a second-degree manslaughter charge and other counts stemming from the Dec....

Ex-prosecutor's new book details fight over indicting Trump

Feb. 03, 2023 19:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As the Manhattan district attorney's office ramps up its yearslong investigation of Donald Trump, a new book by a former prosecutor details just how close the former president came to getting indicted — and laments friction with the new D.A. that put that plan on ice. ...

California makes flag football a girls' high school sport

Feb. 03, 2023 16:37 PM EST

California approved a plan Friday to make flag football a girls’ high school sport amid soaring popularity of the game and a push to get more female athletes on the field. The move by the California Interscholastic Federation — the statewide body that governs high school...

Street honoring KKK leader renamed after student-led effort

Feb. 03, 2023 09:33 AM EST

MALVERNE, N.Y. (AP) — A street that honored a leader of the Ku Klux Klan in New York has a new name after a yearslong campaign led by high school students. The village board of Malverne, on Long Island, voted last year to rename Lindner Place, named after Paul Lindner, a banker who...

NY man pleads guilty to threatening Rep. Greene of Georgia

Feb. 02, 2023 13:51 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has pleaded guilty to making threatening phone calls to Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, federal prosecutors announced. Joseph Morelli, 51, admitted to threatening to harm Greene in several March 2022 calls to her...

Hochul's $227B budget helps NYC transit, migrant response

Feb. 01, 2023 18:02 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed dramatic spending to help New York City handle a wave of international migrants and to stabilize its reeling public transit system with her $227 billion state budget Wednesday, even as she warned of tougher economic times ahead. ...

NY waiter convicted in fatal stabbing of co-worker over tips

Feb. 01, 2023 16:15 PM EST

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A waiter at a New York restaurant was convicted of manslaughter for stabbing a co-worker with a broken bottle during an argument over $20 worth of tips, prosecutors announced Wednesday. David Jimenez Salazar, 25, was convicted by a jury on Tuesday of fatally...

Vessel strike blamed for humpback whale's death in New York

Feb. 01, 2023 14:19 PM EST

LIDO BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A humpback whale that washed ashore on a New York beach this week was likely killed by a vessel, federal authorities said Wednesday. A necropsy will determine the exact cause of death for the whale, a male named Luna that was more than 40 years old and had...

O's-Nats TV dispute goes before NY's top court on March 14

Feb. 01, 2023 13:57 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments for March 14 in the long-running dispute between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals over television rights fees. After agreeing in September 2021 to consider the case, the state's highest...