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Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little fighting cancer

May. 30, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little, who starred in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a former Syracuse Orange teammate who has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for treatment costs. Pat Killorin, a center for Syracuse in the mid-1960s,...

Parents wearing masks walk with their children past a mural, Friday, May 29, 2020, in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening

May. 29, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. Cuomo said the city was meeting goals set for hospital rates and testing, will “stockpile” personal...

2019 NYSAPA news and broadcast contest winners announced

May. 28, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York State Associated Press Association on Thursday announced the winners of its awards contest for stories broadcast, printed or posted online in 2019. Thirty-three newspapers submitted 715 entries and 46 television and radio stations submitted 578 entries in the contest. The...

Police: Man fatally shot after pointing BB gun at trooper

May. 27, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York man accused of pointing a BB gun at state troopers during a domestic disturbance was fatally shot, state police announced Wednesday. Kenneth Bennett, 61, of Manlius, was shot and killed by troopers responding to a call about an argument between him and his family...

FILE - This March 29, 2020 file photo shows President Donald Trump answering a question from PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor during a coronavirus task force briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Reporters Alcindor, Weijia Jiang and Kaitlan Collins have faced hostility from Trump at news conferences with stoicism. Their experiences illustrate the challenge of working at a White House with near-daily accessibility to a president who considers the press an enemy. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, FIle)

Reporters Alcindor, Collins, Jiang get under Trump's skin

May. 22, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To anyone who's watched, there's more that binds Yamiche Alcindor, Kaitlan Collins and Weijia Jiang than an impromptu display of teamwork at a recent White House news conference. Each reporter has a knack for getting under President Donald Trump's skin and an equal ability not to let it...

Syracuse's Desko elected to National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

May. 21, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse men's lacrosse coach John Desko has been elected to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. A two-time national coach of the year, Desko has won five national championships since taking over in 1999. He has a record of 258-86-0 (.750) and keeps alive a school streak — all...

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2015, file photo, Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, left, winner of the Lapchick Character Award, gets together with former St. John's basketball coach Lou Carnesecca at the organization's annual luncheon, in New York. Krzyzewski and Carnesecca are among those who teamed up with Madison Square Garden for a video posted on social media Wednesday night, May 13, 2020, saluting essential workers leading the fight against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

The Latest: College hoops coaches salute essential workers

May. 13, 2020 11:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Many of college basketball’s top coaches and biggest rivals have teamed up with Madison Square Garden for a video on social media saluting essential workers leading the fight against the coronavirus. Duke coach Mike...

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2015, file photo, Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, left, winner of the Lapchick Character Award, gets together with former St. John's basketball coach Lou Carnesecca at the organization's annual luncheon, in New York. Krzyzewski and Carnesecca are among those who teamed up with Madison Square Garden for a video posted on social media Wednesday night, May 13, 2020, saluting essential workers leading the fight against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

College basketball coaches salute essential COVID-19 workers

May. 13, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of college basketball’s top coaches and biggest rivals teamed up with Madison Square Garden for a video posted on social media Wednesday night saluting essential workers leading the fight against the coronavirus. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and...

2 shot at Syracuse train and bus station; suspect arrested

May. 10, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A man was charged with attempted murder after a security guard and a bus passenger were shot and wounded at Syracuse's train and bus station early Sunday, the Onondaga County sheriff's office said. Deputies and Syracuse police arrived at the station around 2 a.m. to find two wounded...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 6, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Mr. Trump’s War on Accountability The New York Times May 4 President Trump can’t handle the truth — at least, not when it makes his administration look bad. With his move Friday night to replace the top...