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News Minute: Here is the latest New York news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EST
News Minute: Here is the latest New York news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EST

These are challenging times for many Catholic priests across the United States. Due to a severe shortage of priests, many of them now run parishes single-handedly, with a heavier workload than in the past and a greater...

State AGs look to head off T-Mobile-Sprint deal in court

State AGs look to head off T-Mobile-Sprint deal in court

T-Mobile is about to face 14 state attorneys general in court in defense of its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion. T-Mobile has already notched approvals from key federal regulators. Starting Monday, it must also...

Police investigate death of 3-year-old boy as a homicide

Police investigate death of 3-year-old boy as a homicide

Police in Troy are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy as a homicide. Emergency responders rushed Mayjor Douglas from his apartment in Troy, N.Y. to a hospital on Saturday after he went into cardiac arrest. He died...

‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois has died at 79

‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois has died at 79

René Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for the TV shows “Benson” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” has died. He was 79. His son Rèmy-Luc Auberjonois tells The Associated Press he died Sunday at his home in Los...

Police: 19-year-old man fatally stabbed mother outside home

Police: 19-year-old man fatally stabbed mother outside home

Police say a man is accused of fatally stabbing his mother outside their Long Island home. According to police, 19-year-old Akcel Arriaza was sitting in a parked car with his 46-year-old mother Dora Villatoro-Arriaza in...

Woman faces drunken driving charges in fatal crash

Woman faces drunken driving charges in fatal crash

Police say an upstate New York woman has been arrested in connection with a crash that killed a 51-year-old man. Police say 43-year-old Tiffany Allen, of Buffalo, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving...

Woman killed, another hurt after getting hit by subway train

Woman killed, another hurt after getting hit by subway train

Police say a woman who had just gotten off a subway train was killed by that train after she fell off the platform and landed in between two of the moving train cars. Another woman with her was hurt. The New York Police...

NY to build more needle exchange centers in rural areas

NY to build more needle exchange centers in rural areas

New York is planning to allow more local health centers and clinics to offer needle exchanges in hopes of reducing the number of opioid overdoses and deaths. The state Health Department approved the emergency regulations...

As park attendance soars, NY merges park, state police

As park attendance soars, NY merges park, state police

New York's governor says he's put state police in charge of park police at a time of soaring attendance at state parks. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the change will make it easier to deploy state resources to...

Time running out for NY to nix public campaign financing

Time running out for NY to nix public campaign financing

It's unclear whether lawmakers will return to nix New York’s plan to root out political corruption by allowing candidates to run for office with up to $100 million in public funds. The Legislature is set to return to...

Guard accused of harassing inmate's girlfriend still has job

Guard accused of harassing inmate's girlfriend still has job

A New York correctional officer accused of sexually harassing an inmate’s girlfriend is still on the job, even after the agency sought to fire him. The state prison system concluded that correctional officer Peter Welkley...

Study looks at adding nickel deposit on wine, liquor in NY

Study looks at adding nickel deposit on wine, liquor in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. - A new study finds adding a nickel deposit on wine and liquor in New York would help keep them out of the trash but increase the cost to retailers. The Albany Times-Union reports that Rochester Institute of...

NYC set to require 'bird-friendly' glass on new construction

NYC set to require 'bird-friendly' glass on new construction

New York City lawmakers are poised to adopt legislation requiring “bird-friendly” glass on all new construction in an effort to cut down on the tens of thousands of birds who die flying into the city's buildings every...

12 NYC classrooms closed for lead paint abatement

12 NYC classrooms closed for lead paint abatement

NEW YORK - Twelve classrooms in New York City public schools will reopen after being closed for lead abatement. City Department of Education officials told the New York Post that the classrooms were closed Friday after a...

Schumer-Long Island Potatoes

Schumer-Long Island Potatoes

JAMESPORT, N.Y. - New York Sen. Charles Schumer is praising the humble spud, at least the ones grown on Long Island. The Democratic lawmaker appeared at a farm on Long Island's North Fork on Saturday to promote locally...

Army football removes motto from spirit flag

Army football removes motto from spirit flag

The U. S. Military Academy at West Point removed a motto from a spirit flag used by the school's football team because of its connection to hate groups. The letters GFBD, which stand for “God Forgives, Brothers Don’t,”...

Hundreds to sleep out in Times Square to fight homelessness

Hundreds to sleep out in Times Square to fight homelessness

Hundreds of New Yorkers are planning to bed down in Times Square as part of a global effort to fight homelessness. The event Saturday night is one of 50 taking place in cities around the world as part of what organizers...

New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal

New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal

Amazon says it has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan to house more than 1,500 employees. The lease was announced less than a year after the online retail giant scrapped a deal for a bigger headquarters in...

Infant who died in upstate NY was under supervision by CPS

Infant who died in upstate NY was under supervision by CPS

COHOES, N.Y. - Upstate New York police say an infant who died, possibly after ingesting methamphetamine, was under county supervision. Cohoes police say Rensselaer County Child Protective Services was supervising Eli...

Capitol Watch: Cuomo again drags feet on special election

Capitol Watch: Cuomo again drags feet on special election

New York’s governor is once again taking his time to set a special election to fill a Congressional seat left vacant by a western New York Republican who pleaded guilty to insider trading. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has...

Deaths of 3 men in vacant Queens house ruled homicides

Deaths of 3 men in vacant Queens house ruled homicides

Police say the deaths of three men who were found after a fire gutted a vacant house in Queens last month have been ruled homicides. The bodies of the three men were found after firefighters brought the Nov. 21 fire in a...

Actor Ron Leibman dead at 82

Actor Ron Leibman dead at 82

Tony and Emmy-winning actor Ron Leibman has died at age 82 following an illness. Leibman won his Tony for playing Roy Cohn in “Angels in America." He appeared in numerous films including “Norma Rae" and...

Man charged in fake fight that alarmed shoppers at LI store

Man charged in fake fight that alarmed shoppers at LI store

A Pennsylvania man has been charged with helping stage a fight that spurred panic among shoppers at a Walmart on Long Island. Authorities say the stunt was for the sake of making a video to post on social media. Electronic...

4 charged in NY dogfighting ring; 29 dogs are seized

4 charged in NY dogfighting ring; 29 dogs are seized

An Upper Manhattan building superintendent, a veterinary worker and two other men have been charged with running a dogfighting ring after authorities said an identity theft investigation yielded an animal-abuse case....

Officals say the flu is 'prevalent' in New York

Officals say the flu is 'prevalent' in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York officials have declared that the flu is “prevalent” in the state. This declaration initiates a state regulation that will require healthcare professionals who are not vaccinated for influenza to...

Police: Man stabbed family, himself, in suburban NY killings

Police: Man stabbed family, himself, in suburban NY killings

Investigators believe a suburban New York man stabbed his wife, their two children and himself to death in their home, but authorities haven't yet determined what prompted the bloodshed. Pleasantville police released...