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Beer from 1886 shipwreck may yield new brew

Ahoy, beer lovers: A bottle from a 133-year-old shipwreck may yield yeast for a new brew in upstate New York.


Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York

Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine’s Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 5:57 p.m.

Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to …


White supremacist pleads guilty to killing black man with sword in New York

A white supremacist from Baltimore on Wednesday pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing a black man in New York with a sword – a crime that officials say was the first …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9 p.m.

2 million in Times Square for New Year’s? Experts say no way

Ryan Seacrest and Anderson Cooper will be there. Snoop Dogg, too. But 1 or 2 million people in New York’s Times Square for New Year’s Eve? As Snoop would say, …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

NY baby named after highway where she was born in a car

It was my way and the highway for a newborn New Yorker, who’s now named after the expressway where she was born in her parents’ minivan as they raced to …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Trucker saves dogs thrown from vehicle on New York highway

A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway. The dogs were rescued …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

Silicon Valley East: Google plans $1B expansion in New York

Google is planning a major expansion in New York City, announcing Monday it will spend more than $1 billion on a new office complex that will allow the internet search …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 1:08 p.m.

Funding for defense in NY sex-trafficking case questioned

Federal prosecutors are challenging how defense lawyers are being paid in the case against a self-improvement organization accused of branding female followers.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Finger pointing, frustration in eastern U.S. storm’s aftermath

Exhausted commuters pointed fingers and demanded answers Friday, a day after a modest snowstorm stranded motorists on slippery roads for hours, paralyzed the public transit network serving New York City …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:31 a.m.

It’s official: Amazon says Northern Virginia, New York will get headquarters expansion

Amazon on Tuesday made it official: The company’s headquarters expansion will be in Arlington County, Virginia, and the Long Island City neighborhood of New York.


Bangladeshi immigrant convicted in NYC subway bombing

A Bangladeshi immigrant convicted Tuesday of supporting a terrorist group after setting off a pipe bomb in New York City’s busiest subway station let the jury leave before saying he …


New York sues ExxonMobil, accusing it of deceiving investors about climate change risks

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood sued ExxonMobil on Wednesday, accusing the oil giant of defrauding investors about the financial risks of climate change and lying about how it was …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

MoviePass operations under investigation by New York AG

The company that runs the beleaguered MoviePass discount service for theater tickets is being investigated by the New York Attorney General on allegations that it misled investors.


New York’s Cuomo blasts Trump, Republicans in protest clash

Gov. Andrew Cuomo questioned Sunday why state Republicans would have invited the founder of a far-right group to speak in Manhattan, and he blamed them and President Donald Trump for …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

Bloomberg becomes Democrat again, looks at presidential run

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is officially a Democrat again.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 2:12 p.m.

Twenty die when limo on way to birthday party blows stop sign

A limousine on its way to a birthday party blew a stop sign at the end of a highway, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians in …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Holocaust survivor who visited Spokane in June dies after being struck by car in New York City

A survivor of the Holocaust who came to Spokane in June was struck and killed by a car in New York on Thursday. He was 91.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 1:42 p.m.

Could Trump meet Kim in New York this month?

In recent weeks it’s become clear that Donald Trump wants to meet with Kim Jong Un again, and the North Korean leader has told the White House he’d like more …


Cuomo defeats Nixon in NY gubernatorial primary

Gov. Andrew Cuomo overcame a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat.


Nicki Minaj and Cardi B’s feud is spilling over into Cuomo and Nixon’s gubernatorial fight

Will everyone’s favorite celebrity feud mash up with one of the country’s most-watched political faceoffs? The notorious shoe-throwing, bench-clearing fight between rappers Nicki Minaj and Cardi B at a New …


New York attorney general issues subpoenas to every Catholic diocese in the state

The New York attorney general’s office has issued subpoenas to every Catholic diocese in the state, becoming the latest U.S. state to embark on a major investigation of sex crimes …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

Groundbreaking alternative paper Village Voice shuts down

The Village Voice, the Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative weekly known for its muckraking investigations, exhaustive arts criticism, naughty personal ads and neurosis-laden cartoons, is going out of business after 63 years.


Kushner Cos. fined $210K by New York for false documents

The Kushner family real estate company has been fined $210,000 by New York City regulators following an Associated Press investigation that showed it routinely filed false documents with the city …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Dershowitz says New York probe, not Mueller, is ‘greatest threat’ to Trump

President Donald Trump should be more worried about prosecutors in New York than about the ongoing Russia probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller III, retired Harvard Law School professor …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 2:33 p.m.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his ‘inartful’ remark: ‘Of course America is great’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, running for a third term and a potential candidate for president in 2020, acknowledged Friday that he was “inartful” when he said this week that America “was …


Find an eagle feather? U.S. law says don’t take it. Cuomo did

A federal law prohibits non-Native Americans from possessing bald eagle parts, including feathers. The law has been on the books for nearly 80 years, but most Americans, Cuomo included, probably …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Beasts unburden: Donkeys at mini ranch help people de-stress

In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group …


NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

New York City moved Wednesday to regulate the explosive growth of Uber and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new licenses for ride-hailing services.


Washington AG sues New York man, says he set up bogus charities here

The 60-year-old man, is accused of setting up six fake nonprofits here, and establishing similar bogus charities in eight other states, all using variations on the names for the United …