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New York's 50-person wedding rule successfully challenged

Aug. 11, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of two couples who sued for the right to have more than 50 people at their weddings in western New York, despite the state's pandemic-related restrictions. U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby issued the preliminary injunction Friday in a case...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Army head coach Jeff Monken shouts in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. College football coaches are facing the daunting challenge of getting their players to maintain the required focus to prepare for season-openers when the prevailing question swirling around the sport is when, or if, the season will even be played because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

College football coaches facing tough adversary: uncertainty

Aug. 10, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

College football coaches are facing the daunting challenge of getting their players to maintain the required focus to prepare for season-openers when the prevailing question swirling around the sport is when, or if, the season will even be played because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Preparation is a...

In this photo provided by Jason Koski and Cornell University, Bryan Maley, right, a grad student in the Master of Public Health program, interviews a student on campus about mask-wearing experiences as part of a public health survey, Friday, July 30, 2020, in Ithaca, N.Y. (Jason Koski/Cornell University via AP)

No parties, no trips: Colleges set COVID-19 rules for fall

Aug. 9, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

As they struggle to salvage some semblance of a campus experience this fall, U.S. colleges are requiring promises from students to help contain the coronavirus — no keg parties, no long road trips and no outside guests on campus. No kidding. Administrators warn that failure to wear masks, practice social...

This 1982 photo, provided in New York, Tuesday Aug. 4, 2020, shows Girl Scout Alice Weiss-Russell, age 11. As a Girl Scout growing up in upstate New York, Alice Weiss-Russell says she lived with a dark secret: The husband of her troop leader was sexually abusing her in the bathroom of a church basement where scout meetings were held in the 1980s. She has detailed her alleged ordeal in a new lawsuit filed against Girl Scouts of the USA, part of a flurry of child sex-abuse cases in New York using a

Girl Scouts sex-abuse claim included in NY civil case flurry

Aug. 5, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As a Girl Scout growing up in upstate New York, Alice Weiss-Russell says she lived with a dark secret: The husband of her troop leader was sexually abusing her in the bathroom of a church basement where scout meetings were held in the 1980s. Weiss-Russell has detailed her alleged ordeal in...

NY man remembered as standout athlete dies in waterfall jump

Jul. 30, 2020 8:22 AM EDT

ORWELL, N.Y. (AP) — A 24-year-old New York man has died after he jumped from the top of a 110-foot (34-meter) waterfall while swimming with friends, police said. Brett Colvin jumped from the top of the Salmon River Falls in Oswego County on Tuesday and did not surface from the water below, New York state...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 29, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: The World’s Covid Resurgence Wall Street Journal July 28 Remember the stories blaming America’s virus resurgence on states reopening too fast and praising other countries for crushing the virus with lockdowns?...

Christian adoption agency's legal fight back to trial court

Jul. 21, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Christian adoption agency's legal fight with New York state over its policy toward unmarried and same-sex couples will continue under a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday. New Hope Family Services in Syracuse professes that because of religious beliefs, it cannot recommend...

Reporter for CBS affiliate in New York dies in moped crash

Jul. 20, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A reporter for a CBS affiliate in New York has died in a moped crash, the station announced. CBS2 New York reporter Nina Kapur was riding as a passenger on a moped that crashed in Brooklyn on Saturday, police said. She was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where she died. The driver of the moped...

Man critically wounded in gunfight with deputies in Syracuse

Jul. 17, 2020 7:46 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A man was critically wounded in a gunfight with sheriff's deputies in Syracuse, authorities said Friday. Sgt. Jon Seeber of the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office said one of the department's detectives was conducting surveillance at about 11 p.m. Thursday when he saw activity that he...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 15, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Congress, Do Your Job: Help Americans Without One The New York Times July 14 Unemployment benefits provide people who lose jobs with a little help for a little while. The money is not really enough to live on, by design:...