Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

New York 10/18/18, 13:15

Winning re-election while indicted is a rare feat in U.S. history.But two Republican congressmen are attempting to do just that in November's midterm elections: Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Chris Collins of New York.After pleading not guilty in August ...

Rap lyrics, Kavanaugh take the stage in pivotal House race

New York 10/18/18, 10:32

Hip-hop, health care and Brett Kavanaugh have emerged as issues in a tight congressional race in New York's Hudson Valley that pits a freshman Republican congressman against a rapper-turned-corporate lawyer seeking his first political office.Democrat Antonio Delgado is running on ...

MoviePass operations under investigation by NY AG

New York 10/18/18, 09:56

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.Parent company Helios and Matheson of New York said in a prepared statement that ...

New York governor tours aging rail tunnel in funding push

New York 10/18/18, 02:56

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hoping video images of the decaying, century-old rail tunnel under the Hudson River will help resolve a funding impasse with President Donald Trump's administration that has delayed construction of a new, $13 billion tunnel ...

Philadelphia crime boss gets 2 years in prison

New York 10/17/18, 22:53

A notorious Philadelphia mob boss sentenced to two years in prison for illegal betting quipped outside court that President Donald Trump was right to suggest cooperators or flippers should be outlawed. Smoking a cigarette, Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino chuckled when he ...

Prosecutors disclose more misconduct by Weinstein detective

New York 10/17/18, 11:41

New York prosecutors say the former lead police detective in the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault investigation urged one of his accusers to delete information from her phone before turning it over to prosecutors.The Manhattan district attorney's office detailed the alleged ...

Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman

New York 10/16/18, 17:15

Authorities say a New York City Uber driver kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut. Federal prosecutors announced the charges Tuesday against Harbir Parmar. It wasn't ...

NY lawmakers to hold hearing on legalization of marijuana

New York 10/16/18, 03:39

Lawmakers in the New York state Assembly are preparing for a hearing on proposals to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Four Assembly committees will meet Tuesday in Manhattan for the joint hearing, which comes two months before lawmakers reconvene in Albany ...

Report: Jobs in health care industry continue to rise

New York 10/16/18, 03:32

The number of jobs in New York's health care industry continues to rise, with that sector of the state's economy contributing about $71 billion in wages last year. That's according to a new report released Monday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The ...

Groups fighting sexual violence awarded #MeToo funding

New York 10/15/18, 13:33

Eight groups across the nation have been awarded funding from the New York Women's Foundation for their efforts to fight sexual violence.The groups in this first round of funding were chosen in consultation with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke. They are ...

US stocks shake off early losses; trading remains wobbly

New York 10/15/18, 06:26

Trading on Wall Street remains uneven Monday as U.S. stocks head slightly higher after some sharp early losses. Technology companies continue to slump, but high-dividend stocks like household goods makers and real estate companies are gaining ground. The S&P 500 ...