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Capitol Watch: Local prosecutors sue over misconduct panel

Oct. 20, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, district attorneys are challenging a new law creating a commission on prosecutorial misconduct. The District Attorneys' Association of the State of New York filed the lawsuit last week, arguing that the commission is unconstitutional because it...

Man rescued after getting stuck in muddy hole on Long Island

Oct. 20, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

DIX HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — A waterproofing worker who got mired in mud in an 8-foot-deep hole is safe after rescue workers used a harness-and-pulley system to rescue him. Authorities say Trevor Borders got trapped around 10:30 a.m. Friday at a residential property on Dix Hills, on Long Island. The 22-year-old...

8-vehicle pileup leaves 6 injured, 1 arrested on Long Island

Oct. 20, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say eight vehicles got tangled in a chain-reaction crash on the Long Island Expressway, leaving six people with minor injuries, a minivan stuck under an oil tanker and the minivan's driver under arrest. It all happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday near Exit 49 in Melville. Suffolk...

State marks National Move Over Day with vehicle parade

Oct. 20, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police and state transportation agencies are reminding motorists to obey the Move Over Law. The third Saturday in October has been designated National Move Over Day, a reminder to drivers to slow down and safely move over while approaching police, fire and other emergency...

Indiana County native last living code-breaking team member

Oct. 20, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Angeline Nanni didn't want to be a beautician. But she got her license anyway and shampooed customers at her sisters' Blairsville beauty shop while running the business side. It was there, while World War II raged on, that she heard of a government job opportunity in Washington,...

LeVert's basket gives Nets 107-105 win over Knicks

Oct. 19, 2018 11:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Caris LeVert had the ball in his hands in the final seconds and the chance to give his team the lead. Two nights earlier, he fumbled it away. He made the most of his second chance Friday. LeVert's driving layup with a second left gave the Brooklyn Nets their first victory of the season,...

Gillibrand cancels debate over Charter Communications strike

Oct. 19, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Friday she was withdrawing from a debate against Republican challenger Chele Farley because of a long-running labor dispute involving the cable TV stations that were set to air it. Gillibrand, a Democrat running for re-election Nov. 6, said she would...

Police reforms have NYC officers handing out business cards

Oct. 19, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to improve how its police department interacts with the public, New York City on Friday started requiring officers to give their business cards to people they stop and to explain, in most instances, why law enforcement activity is taking place. The measures, born out of concern that...

2 arrested, Proud Boys probed after brawl outside GOP club

Oct. 19, 2018 8:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of a far-right group said Friday he was arranging the surrender of members wanted by police in connection with a New York City street brawl after a speech he gave last week. Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes told The New York Times said he expects the rest of the group's wanted...

Jets' Myers kicked way through 'long road' into record books

Oct. 19, 2018 7:33 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jason Myers kept jogging onto the field to kick one field goal after another. Once, twice, six times. By the time he went out to boot his seventh last Sunday, the New York Jets kicker wasn't sure how many he had against Denver. Myers just knew there were lots of them. "Someone...