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The Latest: Trump taunts SC Rep. Sanford in GOP meeting

Jun. 19, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 7:05 p.m. President Donald Trump worked in a verbal jab at Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican from South Carolina, as he spoke to House Republicans Tuesday evening on Capitol Hill. "I want to congratulate Mark on a great race," Trump...

Cooperator could soon testify in Buffalo Billion case

Jun. 19, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A key cooperator for the prosecution could soon testify in a criminal case that grew from a New York State economic redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo Billion. Kevin Schuler, a former executive at the construction firm LPCiminelli, pleaded guilty last month to charges that he committed...

Vice President Pence arrives to protests in upstate New York

Jun. 19, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday he doesn't want to see children taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border but repeated the administration's position that "loopholes" in immigration laws are to blame. "The truth is our weak immigration laws have had dire consequences,"...

Legislature enters final days of 2018 session

Jun. 19, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Proposals to overhaul teacher regulations and add more school zone speed cameras in New York City were up for consideration Tuesday as New York state lawmakers worked to wrap up their legislative work for the year. The Senate and Assembly hope to adjourn Wednesday. Compared to previous...

NYPD will start using summonses, not arrests, for marijuana

Jun. 19, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lighting up a joint in the Big Apple could lighten some wallets, but won't lead to handcuffs in most cases once New York City's revamped marijuana enforcement policy goes into effect on Labor Day weekend. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday police officers will shift to issuing criminal...

Cuomo: State to sue feds over child separation policy

Jun. 19, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will sue the federal government over the Trump administration's policy of separating families accused of crossing the U.S. border illegally, a practice that violates the constitutional rights of thousands of immigrant children and their parents, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said...

Dahlin has potential to provide stagnant Sabres a spark

Jun. 19, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Former defenseman Mike Weber is all too familiar with the Sabres' lean years while spending a majority of his eight NHL seasons in Buffalo. There were high-priced free agents who failed to pan out and one draft-pick bust after another. Weber made the playoffs just twice, with Buffalo...

The list of celebrities upset by US border policy grows

Jun. 19, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Country music icon Willie Nelson has extended an offer to meet President Donald Trump at one of the detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand what's happening, the latest attempt by a celebrity hoping to end the administration's policy of separating families at border...

AP sources: Trump Jr cancels appearance at Bush fundraiser

Jun. 19, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A dispute between two political families escalated Tuesday as Donald Trump Jr. canceled plans to raise money for the eldest son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Donald Trump Jr. decided to withdraw from a fundraiser for Texas land commissioner George P. Bush in New York City next week after...

Corruption retrial begins for ex-New York Senate leader, son

Jun. 19, 2018 2:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son returned to a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday for the start of their retrial on corruption charges. U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood told prospective jurors that Skelos and his son, Adam, were facing public corruption charges and she was...