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Jimmy Fallon donates $100K to fund art at his high school

February 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Fallon has donated $100,000 to help fund the art program at the high school he attended, with some of the money going toward the school's TV studio. more »»

Mezzo Jamie Barton enjoys playing 'truly evil' witch

February 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Poor Rusalka! The water nymph heroine of Antonin Dvorak's best-known opera never stands a chance against the witch Jezibaba — especially as played to the hilt by the powerhouse... more »»

NYC's busy Kosciuszko Bridge is getting a new span in April

February 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's overworked Kosciuszko (kuh-SHOOS'-koh) Bridge is getting a new span in April — and parts of the old bridge will be blown up over the summer.

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APNewsBreak: College Board to boost SAT security globally

February 22, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The firm that oversees registrations for the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security around the world following test-stealing and other cheating in recent year. more »»

Cuomo scraps proposal to build lodge on Niagara Falls island

February 22, 2017

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has backed away from a proposal to build a privately operated lodge on a state-owned island near the brink of Niagara Falls. more »»

7-year-old boy meets NBC's Holt after on-air shout out

February 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — A 7-year-old boy's mention of Lester Holt to a local news reporter in Portland, Oregon, has earned him a chance to meet his favorite news anchor. more »»

Yonkers woman pleads guilty to stealing $1M from ex-employer

February 22, 2017

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — A former office assistant for a New York business has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $1 million from her employer.

The Journal News reports (http://lohud. more »»

Cops: B-and-B owners kept disabled man in barn, stole money

February 22, 2017

GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say the owners of an upstate New York bed-and-breakfast stole from the bank account of a mentally disabled man who lived in a barn on their property. more »»

Man hospitalized after being hit by train in Buffalo

February 22, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A man has been hospitalized after being hit by a train in upstate New York.

Authorities say the man was found around 12:15 a.m. more »»

Assembly hearing to address NY home care worker shortage

February 22, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Members of the New York state Assembly are gathering to address the statewide shortage of home care workers and the lengthy waitlists for their help. more »»

Police: Bookkeeper for Syracuse-area contractor stole $700K

February 22, 2017

GEDDES, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say the bookkeeper for a Syracuse-area contractor has been charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his employer. more »»

Ex-college maintenance supervisor took bribes for jobs

February 22, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former college maintenance supervisor admits he accepted $100,000 in bribes from a painting contractor in exchange for jobs. more »»

Officials want coin created for New York's Purple Heart hall

February 22, 2017

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials want a commemorative coin created for the state's National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.

Democratic U.S. Re. more »»

'Refugees Welcome' banner unfurled at Statue of Liberty

February 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Park Service is trying to figure out who unfurled a giant banner at the Statue of Liberty saying "Refugees Welcom. more »»

Baseball's Hall of Fame to honor 'The Simpsons' on May 27

February 22, 2017

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Baseball's Hall of Fame will honor "The Simpsons" on May 27 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show's "Homer at the Bat" episode.

First televised on Feb. more »»

Milo Yiannopoulos apologizes for remarks, quits Breitbart

February 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos was by turns apologetic for comments he made about sexual relationships between boys and men and adamant he had been the subject of... more »»

More tests needed on Russian UN ambassador's cause of death

February 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Medical examiners who performed an autopsy on Russia's ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that more tests are needed to determine how and why he fell ill in his office... more »»



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