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Gillibrand cancels debate over Charter Communications strike

Oct. 19, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Friday she was withdrawing from a debate against Republican challenger Chele Farley because of a long-running labor dispute involving the cable TV stations that were set to air it. Gillibrand, a Democrat running for re-election Nov. 6, said she would...

New York governor tours aging rail tunnel in funding push

Oct. 18, 2018 1:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes video images of the decaying, century-old rail tunnel under the Hudson River will help resolve a funding impasse with President Donald Trump's administration that has delayed construction of a new $13 billion tube considered crucial to the region's transportation...

Ex-executive gets over year in prison in NY corruption case

Oct. 16, 2018 10:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former energy company executive was sentenced Tuesday to 14 months in prison after he admitted giving the spouse of one of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aides a low-show job. Peter Galbraith Kelly Jr. was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni, who said she hoped to...

New York's Cuomo blasts Trump, Republicans in protest clash

Oct. 14, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo questioned Sunday why state Republicans would have invited the founder of a far-right group to speak in Manhattan, and he blamed them and President Donald Trump for violent clashes that took place after the speech. In a conference call with reporters, the Democratic...

3 arrested in clashes following speech by far-right leader

Oct. 13, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three people were arrested in New York City following violent clashes after a speech by the founder of a far-right group, and police said Saturday they were reviewing video of the clashes and could make additional arrests. The violence Friday night followed a speech by Gavin McInnes, the...

GOP office vandalized ahead of far-right event

Oct. 12, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vandals damaged a Republican office in Manhattan ahead of a planned appearance Friday night by the founder of a far-right men's organization. Damage to the Metropolitan Republican Club included smashed windows, a spray-painted door and a keypad lock covered in glue, according to state party...

Mother: Limo crash is wake-up call for needed regulations

Oct. 11, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

ELWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A woman whose daughter survived a limousine accident that killed four women on Long Island in 2015 says Saturday's deadly crash in rural upstate New York is a reminder that strict legislation is still needed for stretch vehicles. After the 2015 crash, a special grand jury implored...

Limousine service operator charged in crash that killed 20

Oct. 11, 2018 1:30 AM EDT

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) — A limousine service operator was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people, while police continued investigating what caused the wreck and whether anyone else will face charges. Nauman Hussain, 28, showed little emotion as he was arraigned...

Limo driver's family believes he was given an unsafe vehicle

Oct. 9, 2018 10:04 PM EDT

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — Relatives of the limousine driver involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York said Tuesday they believe he was unwittingly assigned an unsafe vehicle. The family of Scott Lisinicchia released a statement through a lawyer shortly after another attorney representing...

The Latest: State says limo owner was warned not to use it

Oct. 9, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the limousine crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A state transportation official says the owner of the limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York was warned not to operate the vehicle after it failed an...