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New secretary of state and construction authority leader confirmed by the New York Senate

May. 22, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Senate confirmed two former state lawmakers Wednesday to lead the Department of State and the state's public finance and construction authority. Senators confirmed Walter T. Mosley as secretary of state and former Secretary of State Robert J....

From 'Anora' to 'The Substance,' tales of beauty and its price galvanize Cannes

May. 22, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — “Beauty is like war,” says Gary Oldman, in character, in Paolo Sorrentino’s “Parthenope.” “It opens doors.” “Parthenope,” in which Oldman plays the author John Cheever, premiered Tuesday in Cannes. It's just one of the films at this year’s...

New York senator won't face charges after he was accused of shoving an advocate

May. 22, 2024 10:40 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state senator won't face charges after he was accused of shoving an advocate in the state capitol building last week. Disability rights advocate Michael Carey, who filed a complaint with New York State Police after a heated exchange with state Sen....

Sour Patch Kids Oreos? Peeps Pepsi? What's behind the weird flavors popping up on store shelves

May. 20, 2024 14:48 PM EDT

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream usually draws customers with gourmet takes on classics like vanilla and pistachio. But occasionally, the artisanal ice cream maker headquartered in New York slips in what it calls a “shock flavor,” like Hidden Valley Ranch or pizza. Surprising flavor...

Disability rights advocate says state senator with violent history shoved him at New York Capitol

May. 16, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A disability rights advocate made a complaint to New York State Police saying he was shoved twice in the state capitol building by state Sen. Kevin Parker, a Brooklyn Democrat with a history of violent behavior. Michael Carey said his confrontation with Parker...

New York City police shoot and kill a man they say would not drop a gun

May. 12, 2024 10:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police officers fatally shot a man armed with a gun on a New York City street early Sunday, department officials said. Two New York Police Department officers and a sergeant were patrolling the East Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn shortly after 1 a.m. when they...

Cruise ship sails into New York City port with 44-foot dead whale across its bow

May. 08, 2024 14:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A cruise ship sailed into a New York City port with a 44-foot (13-meter) dead whale across its bow, marine authorities said. The whale, identified as an endangered sei whale, was caught on the ship's bow when it arrived at the Port of Brooklyn on Saturday, National...

Oprah Winfrey's new book club pick is Colm Tóibín’s 'Long Island,' the sequel to 'Brooklyn'

May. 07, 2024 08:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Colm Tóibín's “Long Island,” the Irish novelist's follow-up to the prize-winning immigrant tale “Brooklyn,” is Oprah Winfrey's latest book club pick. “Long Island,” published Tuesday, continues the story of Eilis Lacey, who left Ireland for New York...

Inspired by the Met, 'sleeping baddies' tackle medical debt at the Debt Gala's pajama party

May. 06, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A plush octopus by Jellycat. A neck pillow by XpresSpa. Graphic sleeping masks by Geyoga. The accessories weren't designer. But these cozy, low-budget pieces stood out Sunday at the second Debt Gala, where some 200 pajama-clad revelers dressed for its “Sleeping...

$400 million boost in federal funds for security at places of worship

May. 05, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A $400 million increase in federal funding is available for security in places of worship, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Sunday. The boost in money comes as concerns rise over threats against Jewish and Muslim communities, fueled in part by the...