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House GOP votes to oust Democrat Omar from major committee

Feb. 02, 2023 15:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House voted after raucous debate Thursday to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the chamber's Foreign Affairs Committee, citing her anti-Israel comments, in a dramatic response to Democrats last session booting far-right GOP lawmakers over incendiary...

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...

Santos steps down from House panels amid ethics issues

Jan. 31, 2023 19:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. George Santos of New York announced Tuesday he is temporarily stepping down from his two congressional committees, a move that comes amid a host of ethics issues and a day after he met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Santos has faced numerous...

NY Governor vetoes changes to wrongful death law

Jan. 31, 2023 17:39 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor has vetoed a bill that would have allowed wrongful death lawsuits to include claims for emotional damage, a change that could have led to much bigger payouts for fatal accidents and deadly medical errors. The bill, which had strong...

Stranded humpback whale dies on Long Island beach

Jan. 31, 2023 13:27 PM EST

LIDO BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A 35-foot (11-meter) humpback whale washed ashore and later died on a New York beach, one of several cetaceans discovered over the past two months along the shores of New York and New Jersey. The whale was discovered Monday morning at Lido Beach West Town...

Trump lawsuit claims Woodward audiobook violates copyright

Jan. 30, 2023 21:17 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Monday against journalist Bob Woodward, claiming he never had permission to publicly release interview recordings made for the book “Rage.” The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Pensacola, Florida, against...