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  • NY man who lost leg in crucifix mishap sues church

    November 7, 2012 7:24 AM

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - A trial has been scheduled for early next year in the lawsuit filed against an upstate New York church by a man whose leg had to be amputated after a 600-pound crucifix fell on him. Attorney Kevin Kitson of White Plains tells The Associated Press that... more »
  • Winehouse family launch singer's foundation in NY

    April 12, 2012 11:26 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The parents of late singer Amy Winehouse officially launched the U.S. branch of a foundation named for their daughter at New York's Joe's Pub, where the embattled pop star made her American debut five years ago. The Amy Winehouse Foundation - aimed at assisting disadvantaged youth... more »
  • NY elected reps offer tour to save Niagara base

    March 1, 2012 7:04 AM

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Members of New York's congressional delegation are inviting military officials to tour the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in hopes of securing its future against looming defense cuts. U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirstin Gillibrand, along with Reps. Kathy Hochul, Brian Higgins and Louise Slaughter,... more »
  • Economic view shaky as Cuomo prepares NY budget

    January 16, 2012 10:42 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - As Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to present his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, a state financial report shows the boomlet that appeared briefly in the spring has fizzled. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in his quarterly "cash report" that state tax revenues were up... more »
  • Powerful Explosion Levels Vacant NY House

    April 24, 2011 2:31 PM

    BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) - A powerful explosion has destroyed a vacant house on New York's Long Island. No one was seriously injured in the Easter morning blast, but 21 people from nearby homes have been taken to hospitals for evaluation. The force of the explosion was strong enough to knock... more »
  • Witness: NY police overreacted in student shooting

    October 21, 2010 10:32 PM

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) - A college student who was at the scene when a schoolmate was shot to death by police said Thursday that the killing was "over the top, aggressive and unnecessary," joining a chorus of witnesses who say police mishandled the situation. "None of it made sense to... more »
  • Lil Wayne Goes Solo in NY Jail Solitary Punishment

    October 5, 2010 12:07 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Lil Wayne is facing the music after being accused of breaking jail rules by having gear for listening to tunes: He can expect to go solo for the rest of his time behind bars in a gun case. The Grammy Award-winning rapper was moved Monday into... more »
  • Lady Gaga, producer withdraw dueling NY lawsuits

    September 10, 2010 10:32 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - They may have had a bad romance, but now there's a cordial professional split between Lady Gaga and a music producer who said she ditched him as both a collaborator and a boyfriend after he helped launch her career. Court papers filed this week show the... more »
  • Co-owner of painting missing in NY ID'd as a thief

    September 1, 2010 10:01 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - First it was a curious tale of a $1.3 million painting a middleman said he drunkenly lost while trying to help a friend sell it in New York. Now a part owner of the painting is withdrawing her lawsuit against the middleman - after she identified... more »
  • NY man says he drunkenly lost $1.3M artwork

    August 31, 2010 10:11 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Call it the lost art of drinking responsibly: A man entrusted with helping to sell a $1.3 million painting said it disappeared while he was in a drunken haze, according to a lawsuit filed by a co-owner of the canvas. James Carl Haggerty took the painting,... more »
  • NY Man Accused of Stealing Heavy Equipment

    August 21, 2010 4:18 PM

    PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a New York man is accused of selling a stolen front loader and possessing other stolen heavy equipment. Trooper Nick Manale said Friday that 52-year-old James Hurst was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on charges of felony theft and possessing stolen... more »
  • Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Dies at Age 80 in NY

    August 15, 2010 3:43 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Abbey Lincoln, a jazz singer and songwriter known for her phrasing, emotion and uncompromising style, died Saturday in New York at age 80. She had been declining in health for the past year. Her death was confirmed by friend and filmmaker Carol Friedman, who has been... more »

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