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CORRECTIVE: Mario Cuomo Bridge story

Aug. 16, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 15, The Associated Press, relying on information from state officials, erroneously reported which New York agencies were involved in fixing signs for the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge to add the governor's middle initial. State officials now say only the Thruway Authority has...

Police seek to question man in NYC rice cooker bomb scare

Aug. 16, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers caused an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not explosives. Police were looking to talk to a man seen on...

Today in History

Aug. 15, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2019. There are 138 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents. On this date: In 1483, the Sistine Chapel was consecrated by Pope Sixtus IV. In...

Today in History

Aug. 13, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2019. There are 140 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 13, 1961, East Germany sealed off the border between Berlin's eastern and western sectors before building a wall that would divide the city for the next 28 years. On this...

NY state approves $1.3 billion arena project for Islanders

Aug. 9, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state board responsible for economic development has approved a $1.3 billion project to build a 19,000-seat arena for the New York Islanders hockey team at Belmont Park. Newsday reports the six members of the Empire State Development board voted Thursday in favor of the...

Police: Motorcycle backfiring causes panic in Times Square

Aug. 7, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Frantic people scrambled to get out of Times Square on Tuesday evening, pounding on theater doors to find a place to hide after the sound of a motorcycle backfiring caused fear that gunshots were being fired in the wake of mass shootings in other American cities. The New York Police...

Cabán calls it quits in contested Queens DA race

Aug. 6, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A local Democratic primary for Queens district attorney that gained national attention finally reached its end Tuesday, with public defender Tiffany Cabán conceding to Queens Borough President Melinda Katz after a judicial review of disputed ballots didn't significantly alter Katz's...

Contested prosecutor's race certified; fight moving to court

Jul. 29, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Board of Elections on Monday officially certified Queens Borough President Melinda Katz as the winner of the hotly contested Democratic primary for Queens district attorney, but her opponent said she would keep fighting in court. The board said Katz beat public defender...

New York reduces penalties for marijuana possession

Jul. 29, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor signed a bill Monday that softens penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana and allows for the expungement of some past offenses. The law changes an unlawful possession of marijuana statute into a violation that's similar to a traffic ticket, instead of a...

5 governors push presidential candidates to aid Great Lakes

Jul. 29, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five Democratic governors of states in the Great Lakes region Monday urged the candidates in next year's presidential election to support a plan for safeguarding their shared waters by boosting federal spending on treatment plants and environmental cleanups. Led by Gretchen...