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Buffalo man charged for Twitter threat to Black shoppers

Aug. 04, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Black resident of Buffalo, New York, told investigators he anonymously tweeted out a fake threat to commit mass killings against Black people in his community, days after a real mass shooting, because he wanted to see if racists would cheer him on, according to federal...

Rookie tag aside, Bills CB Elam sets sights on starting job

Aug. 04, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Kaiir Elam isn’t big on labels. The cornerback didn’t consider himself a freshman at Florida in 2019, when he became the 10th Gator since 1996 to have at least three interceptions in his first season. And the Buffalo Bills' first-round...

Climate Migration: California fire pushes family to Vermont

Aug. 04, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

PROCTOR, Vt. (AP) — Weeks after surviving one of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California history, the Holden family just wanted a new home. The family of seven couldn't find anything nearby to replace their house reduced to ashes in the 2018 Paradise fire. It...

Taylor knows his role with the Giants is to back up Jones

Aug. 03, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tyrod Taylor signed with the New York Giants, knowing the only way he would start at quarterback would be if Daniel Jones played poorly or got hurt. It's as simple as that for the well-traveled 32-year-old who is entering his 12th NFL season. ...

WR Gabe Davis primed to take on bigger role in Bills offense

Aug. 01, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Gabe Davis still finds himself torn between the near future and the immediate past. As much as the Bills receiver prefers looking ahead to his long-awaited opportunity of becoming a full-time starter entering his third year, Davis can’t help but reflect on...

Judge, Democratic power broker sentenced for bribery scheme

Jul. 28, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former state Supreme Court justice and a former Democratic power broker from western New York were sentenced to prison on Thursday for their roles in a bribery scheme, which authorities say influenced judicial decisions and official appointments. G. Steven...

Tornado packing 115 mph winds hits northwestern New York

Jul. 28, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

JAVA, N.Y. (AP) — A tornado packing winds of about 115 miles per hour (185 kilometers per hour) touched down in upstate New York on Thursday, leaving downed trees and power lines and a destroyed barn in its wake. The National Weather Service said it struck the town of Java, about...

King County OKs creation of gun, ammunition drop off program

Jul. 27, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — People in Washington state’s most populous county should soon be able to drop off unwanted guns and ammunition at any sheriff’s office or storefront location, assured of its safe disposal. The Metropolitan King County Council unanimously approved legislation...

AR-15 style guns sold as a sign of manhood as shootings rise

Jul. 27, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gun makers have taken in more than $1 billion from selling AR-15-style guns over the past decade, at times marketing them as a way for young men to prove their masculinity, even as the number of mass shootings increases, according to a House investigation unveiled Wednesday. ...

Bills QB Allen stays true to his roots as his NFL star rises

Jul. 27, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A young Josh Allen couldn’t wait to clamber into the front seat of his father’s Chevy Silverado for the 20-minute ride to school each morning, knowing he’d have an opportunity to regale an imaginary TV audience with his latest sports exploit. With his...