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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:...

Syracuse's Tiana Mangakahia makes Australian national team

Jul. 14, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse guard Tiana Mangakahia has been picked for the Australian women's national team. “I just feel honored for this opportunity,” said Mangakahia, a native of Brisbane who missed last season with the Orange while undergoing treatment for breast cancer....

Syracuse University appoints diversity director for sports

Jul. 10, 2020 2:02 AM EDT

Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack has added a position to his department, bucking a trend toward athletic cuts during the coronavirus pandemic. Salatha T. Willis was named associate athletic director for diversity, culture and climate this week. He is charged with developing and implementing new ways to...

FILE- In this June 20, 2020 file photo, emergency response crews move wounded people to ambulances after multiple people were shot at a party in Syracuse, N.Y. Authorities say 17-year-old Chariel Osorio, who was among the nine people wounded at the party, has died. Osorio received his high-school diploma only hours before the shooting. (Ellen M. Blalock/Syracuse Post-Standard via AP)

Teen dies after being shot at Syracuse party

Jun. 26, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A 17-year-old who was shot at an outdoor party in Syracuse last weekend along with eight other people has died, according to authorities. Chariel Osorio was shot Saturday night when at least six people opened fire at the densely packed party, the Syracuse Post-Standard reported. ...