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Stranded watercraft users rescued from waters off NY and NJ

July 29, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man who fell off his personal watercraft and got stranded in waters between New York City's Staten Island and New Jersey was rescued after using his cell phone to cal... more »»

Governor signs bill reducing marijuana penalties in Illinois

July 29, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Marijuana possession in small amounts in Illinois will be punishable by fines but not jail time after Gov. more »»

Woman in UN bribery scandal gets 20 months in prison

July 29, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who bribed a top United Nations official to get support for business ventures has been sentenced to 20 months in prison.

Sheri Yan was sentenced Friday. more »»

Police identify man killed in Maine incident as New Yorker

July 29, 2016

RANGELEY, Maine (AP) — Authorities say they have identified a man who died during a confrontation at a home in Rangeley as a 29-year-old New York City residen. more »»

Canadian rugby player dies in Adirondack tournament

July 29, 2016

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A Canadian rugby player has collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack at a tournament in the Adirondack Mountains. more »»

Ex-Guatemalan soccer chief pleads guilty in FIFA bribe case

July 29, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Guatemalan soccer federation president has pleaded guilty in New York to charges related to a sprawling corruption investigation of world soccer. more »»

2 NY brothers guilty of murder in long-running drug business

July 29, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Two brothers have been convicted of being part of a long-running western New York drug operation linked to the murder of a relative and another man. more »»

NY lawmaker: Pokemon Go players easy prey for sex offenders

July 29, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state lawmaker says Pokemon Go and similar games could inadvertently give sexual predators a "road map" to unsuspecting victims.

State Sen. more »»

NY judge sentences woman's killer to life without parole

July 29, 2016

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge has sentenced a man convicted of murder in the brutal stabbing of a 21-year-old woman to life without parol. more »»

Dirty deed: Shoplifter bags 26 containers of laundry soap

July 29, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — He didn't make a clean getaway.

Authorities say a shoplifter tried to steal 26 containers of laundry detergent from a New York City supermarket. more »»

2 NY brothers convicted of murder, mom guilty of drug counts

July 29, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A mother and two sons have been convicted of being part of a long-running western New York drug operation linked to the murder of a relative and another ma. more »»

Rabbi was behind meeting between pope, Polish rescuers

July 29, 2016

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis' visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday included an encounter with 25 Christian Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust — a powerfully symbolic meeting that... more »»

17-year-old pleads guilty in suburban New York park killing

July 29, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager has pleaded guilty in a fatal stabbing at a suburban New York park.

Acting Westchester County District Attorney James A. more »»

Cops: Woman tried to run over boyfriend outside NY nightclub

July 29, 2016

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 25-year-old woman tried to run over her boyfriend outside an upstate New York nightclub while he was attacking her with a knife. more »»

Leona Lewis puts aside pop world to get her nails in 'Cats'

July 29, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — When she was not yet 10, Leona Lewis was taken to see "Cats" in London. It turned out to be theatrical catnip. more »»

Building his brand: rapper Nas ventures into filmmaking

July 29, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) — Nas, one of music's most revered lyricists and story tellers, is taking his talents into filmmaking. more »»

NJ Transit rail delays caused by disabled train over

July 29, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit trains into and out of New York City are back on schedule after a period of delays caused by a disabled train. more »»

 
 
 

 

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