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Con Ed: Relay protection system failed, leading to blackout

Jul. 15, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A relay protection system that should have isolated a faulty distribution cable but didn't led to the loss of power that darkened Manhattan for several hours, Con Ed said Monday in a preliminary review. The relay system at a West 65th Street substation should have kept the problem that...

Photos of New York knife killing victim shared online

Jul. 15, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A man who began stabbing himself in the neck when approached by an officer is accused of killing a 17-year-old girl and posting photos of the homicide online, police said Monday. Bianca Devins' body was found Sunday underneath a tarp in Utica, New York, after an officer encountered the...

Trump digs in against Dem congresswomen; they're firing back

Jul. 15, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unfazed by widespread criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday intensified his incendiary comments about four Democratic congresswomen of color, urging them to get out if they don't like things going on in America. They fired back at what they called his "xenophobic bigoted remarks"...

The Latest: Con Ed: Relay system failure led to blackout

Jul. 15, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the cause of a Manhattan power outage (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A relay protection system that should have isolated a faulty distribution cable but didn't led to the loss of power that darkened Manhattan for several hours. Con Edison says a...

Boy, 3, dies after falling into restaurant grease trap

Jul. 15, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy has died after falling into an underground grease collection tank behind an upstate New York fast-food restaurant. Rochester Police Investigator Frank Camp says the boy fell through a plastic cover into the grease trap behind a Tim Hortons restaurant Monday morning....

Binghamton University student dies in NY state park gorge

Jul. 15, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year-old student athlete at Binghamton University has died after being pulled from the water at Buttermilk Falls State Park. State parks spokesman Dan Keefe says Calistus Anyichie (uh-NEE-chee) was in an area of the gorge off-limits to swimming when he was pulled from the water...

Warriors GM Bob Myers moves on from Durant with appreciation

Jul. 15, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Myers has accepted Kevin Durant's departure for the Brooklyn Nets with an appreciation for all the superstar forward accomplished with the franchise, even if the Golden State general manager would have loved to keep KD around a little longer. "I have a peace about it," Myers said...

NYC high school student convicted in 2017 classroom slaying

Jul. 15, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City high school student who says he was bullied has been convicted of manslaughter and assault in the fatal stabbing of a classmate. A judge handed down the guilty verdict against Abel Cedeno (seh-DAYN'-yoh) on Monday at a non-jury trial in the Bronx. Cedeno had been accused of...

New Mexico AG draws fire for working with NYU energy center

Jul. 15, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico attorney general's office is drawing criticism for employing two lawyers funded by a New York University center that promotes clean energy and environmental laws. The energy advocacy group Power the Future and the American Tort Reform Association have raised...

Women urge jail until trial for Epstein as judge weighs bail

Jul. 15, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers urged a judge Monday to keep the wealthy financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls. The women stood just feet from where Epstein was seated in his blue jail outfit as they asked a federal judge to...