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Albany man admits bilking elderly in lottery scam

January 22, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 30-year-old Albany man has pleaded guilty to mail fraud for bilking elderly victims out of tens of thousands of dollars in a lottery scam. more »»

Cuomo proposes restrictions on electronic cigarettes

January 22, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed banning electronic cigarettes from all the public indoor places where smoking tobacco is prohibited. more »»

Wildlife biologists battle crows roosting in Watertown

January 22, 2015

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Biologists are considering lethal force in their fight against thousands of crows roosting in Watertown.

The Watertown Daily Times reports (http://bit. more »»

Openings likely to start in 1998 embassy bombings NY trial

January 22, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening statements are likely in the trial of a man charged in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. more »»

Family of comedian killed in Wal-Mart crash settles claim

January 22, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a comedian killed in a New Jersey Turnpike crash that seriously injured Tracy Morgan last summer has settled a wrongful-death claim with Wal-Mart. more »»

Video shows man shot by New Jersey police raising his hands

January 22, 2015

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — With the dashboard camera in their cruiser rolling, police pulled a Jaguar over for running a stop sign on a dark night. more »»

NJ man dies in Manhattan elevator shaft fall

January 22, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 61-year-old New Jersey man died after falling down an elevator shaft in an Upper West Side Manhattan building under construction.

It happened just after 8:30 a.m. more »»

American Express to cut more than 4,000 jobs

January 22, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express said Wednesday it plans to cut more than 4,000 jobs this year, about 6 percent of its total workforce. more »»

Deflated balls latest in Belichick's reputation for guile

January 21, 2015

Add underinflated footballs to the list of incidents giving Bill Belichick a reputation for guile and playing above the rule. more »»

American Express to cut more than 4,000 jobs

January 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express said Wednesday it plans to cut more than 4,000 jobs this year, about 6 percent of its total workforce. more »»

Here's what you need to know about Cuomo's $142B budget plan

January 21, 2015

Here are details from the $141.6 billion state budget proposal announced Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo:

TAXES:

— Small-business tax cut would reduce rate for 42,000 businesses from 6. more »»

New York's Cuomo proposes education tax credit

January 21, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed creation of an education tax credit for charitable contributions that help public and private schools. more »»

Suburban NY lawmaker admits $2.3 million fraud, resigns

January 21, 2015

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island legislator who dropped out of a state Senate race after being sued by his former law firm has pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges and resigned. more »»

Supreme Court won't take up looted art at Norton Simon

January 21, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A New York woman who has been fighting for years over ownership of two Renaissance masterpieces seized by the Nazis during World War II won a legal round this week when the U.. more »»

American Express 4Q profit rises 11 percent

January 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express is reporting an 11 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit, as consumers spent more with the company's namesake credit cards. more »»

Cuomo agenda: teacher overhaul, wage hike, business tax cut

January 21, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. more »»

NY Gov. Cuomo proposes $1.1B increase in education funding

January 21, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a $1.1 billion increase in education spending in New York, along with changes to a teacher evaluation system he mocked as "baloney. more »»

Fight over ownership of looted art at Norton Simon continues

January 21, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Norton Simon Museum will return to court in a long-running legal battle with a New York woman who says two of the institution's most valuable paintings were wrongly taken... more »»

 
 
 

 

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