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New York courts to expand gender options on jury documents

Nov. 12, 2019 11:05 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's court system says it plans to expand the gender options on jury documents in an effort to be more inclusive of people who do not identify as male or female. State court spokesman Lucian Chalfen says the system aims to have the updated juror information card set for...

Winfrey, Coates to speak at upcoming Toni Morrison tribute

Nov. 12, 2019 11:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jesmyn Ward will be among the speakers at a tribute to the late Toni Morrison. The Nobel laureate's longtime publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, announced Tuesday that the event will take place November 21 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan....

The Latest: Snow, icy conditions hit Northeast, South

Nov. 12, 2019 10:27 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on winter weather (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Snow and icy conditions are snarling traffic and closing or delaying schools in parts of the Northeast and South. The National Weather Service says the snow total had surpassed 10 inches (25 centimeters) at the Buffalo airport...

Western NY gets lots of snow; bus flips, no serious injuries

Nov. 12, 2019 10:04 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A bus carrying seven passengers turned over on its side on a snow-slicked highway south of Syracuse as much of New York was hit with its first major snowstorm of the season. Cortland County sheriff's deputies say no one was seriously hurt in the 1:30 a.m. crash Tuesday of the New York...

NY launches hate crime probe of Syracuse U graffiti

Nov. 12, 2019 7:38 AM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor has directed the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force and the Division of Human Rights to investigate racist messages found at a Syracuse University residence hall. Syracuse.com says students told authorities last Thursday that they'd found slurs against black and...

Public can weigh in on MTA's $50 billion capital plan

Nov. 12, 2019 5:28 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The public can weigh in on a plan for New York to spend over $50 billion on commuter infrastructure projects over the next five years. New York's Democratic-led state Legislature is holding a hearing Tuesday at the Assembly hearing room in New York City. The Metropolitan Transportation...

Expansion work at National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

Nov. 12, 2019 4:10 AM EST

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — Expansion work will begin this week at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in the Hudson Valley. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday the $17 million project will result in almost 4,300 square feet of new and refurbished exhibit space with an increased emphasis on the stories of...

Gobert goes for 25 and 14 as Jazz beat frustrated Warriors

Nov. 12, 2019 2:58 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz showed they can be a dangerous team from beyond the arc. Mitchell and Mike Conley each hit five 3-pointers as the Jazz shot 56 percent (15 for 27) from deep over the first three quarters to take command in a 122-108 victory over the Golden State...

McBride back with Notre Dame in player development role

Nov. 12, 2019 1:57 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kayla McBride was sitting and watching shootaround before Notre Dame's first game of the season against Fordham last week. She admitted she was nervous even though her playing days for Muffet McGraw and the Irish are over. The former Notre Dame great is back on campus this winter as a...

Analysis: Waiters' future in Miami is very unclear

Nov. 12, 2019 1:32 AM EST

Dion Waiters leads the Miami Heat in suspensions and headlines this season. And his future is very unclear. Waiters won't be with the Heat for at least nine more games — his 10-game suspension for repeated conduct deemed detrimental to the team started Friday when Miami visited the Los Angeles Lakers...