Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon campaigns in New York

New York 10/23/18, 20:37

Former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon told supporters in an embattled New York congressman's district Wednesday that the midterm congressional races represent "a proxy vote" on President Donald Trump.A few hundred supporters and two dozen protesters turned out for the "Red Tide Rising Rally" in Rep. Chris Collins' western ...

New documents contradict Florida Democratic nominee Gillum

New York 10/23/18, 15:17

Text messages and other documents surrounding trips made by Florida Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum are being turned over as part of an ongoing ethics investigation.Some of the documents appear to contradict Gillum's assertion that he paid for all expenses related to two trips to Costa Rica and New ...

Giant Ferris wheel planned for NYC is officially grounded

New York 10/23/18, 11:50

A giant Ferris wheel that was supposed to lure tourists to New York City's least populous borough has officially been grounded, developers announced Tuesday."After years of planning, the developers of The New York Wheel announce, with great disappointment, that the dream of building a world-class attraction in Staten Island will ...

Update: George Soros device had bomb ‘components’

New York 10/23/18, 10:06

The Latest on an explosive device found at a suburban home of George Soros (all times local): 9:45 a.m. A law enforcement official says the device found outside a New York residential compound owned by George Soros "had the components" of an actual bomb, including explosive powder. The official spoke Tuesday to The ...

Seeking to remove MLK sculpture that doesn’t look like him

New York 10/23/18, 04:29

A community activist says he has gathered more than 6,000 signatures to replace a large sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr. in a western New York park.Samuel Herbert tells WIVB-TV his goal is to get 10,000 signatures and a new statue by 2020.He says the 8-foot bust of King that ...

Cuomo, Molinaro to spar in NY gov race’s only planned debate

New York 10/23/18, 01:22

New Yorkers may get their only chance Tuesday to see Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo debate Republican challenger Marc Molinaro before next month's election.Cuomo, a Democrat seeking a third term, will spar with Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, Tuesday afternoon at the CBS Broadcast Center in Manhattan. The exchange will be ...

Massive blaze tears through NJ town, no injuries reported

New York 10/22/18, 22:16

A fast-moving blaze ripped through the business district of a New Jersey town, destroying multiple businesses and causing the partial collapse of at least four buildings, according to officials.Daniel DeGroot, director of public safety for Dover, said the blaze was reported just after 3:30 p.m. Monday as smoke filled the ...

Congregants at oldest US synagogue ask high court to step in

New York 10/22/18, 22:15

Congregants at the oldest synagogue in the United States asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to review a decision giving a New York congregation control of Rhode Island's Touro Synagogue and a set of bells valued in the millions.Lawyers for Newport's Congregation Jeshuat Israel asked for a review of ...

NYPD suspends use of body camera model after one explodes

New York 10/22/18, 22:04

The New York City Police Department has suspended use of a model of body camera after one exploded. The NYPD says an officer noticed smoke coming from the Vievu LE-5 body camera on Saturday night. The officer removed it and the device exploded. No one was injured. The NYPD says that the ...

Mega Millions players ponder how to spend record $1.6B prize

New York 10/21/18, 21:19

With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S.The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It's up to an estimated $620 million for Wednesday's drawing. That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history.But much of the focus has been ...

Royal Navy’s 932-foot HMS Queen Elizabeth visits New York

New York 10/20/18, 19:04

The largest ship ever built for Great Britain's Royal Navy is visiting New York for a week.The aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into New York Harbor on Friday carrying about 1,500 sailors.Commanding officer Capt. Jerry Kyd called the visit "very symbolic of the intimate relationship the Royal Navy has ...

Small plane rolls off runway and onto NY road; no injuries

New York 10/20/18, 16:48

A small plane ended up on a Long Island road after running off a runway Saturday, leaving the aircraft damaged but no one injured, authorities said.After taking off from Republic Airport in Farmingdale, pilot Nedie Seidu flew about 40 miles east and tried to land at the small Lufker Airport ...

Buffalo Catholic Diocese acknowledges federal inquiry

New York 10/19/18, 16:31

The Diocese of Buffalo says federal investigators looking into clergy sexual misconduct collected documents in June, but haven't been in contact since then.The diocese acknowledged the federal inquiry late Thursday amid reports the Justice Department has opened investigations across neighboring Pennsylvania into the Roman Catholic Church's handling of child sex-abuse ...

Gillibrand cancels debate over Charter Communications strike

New York 10/19/18, 16:10

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Friday she was withdrawing from a debate against Republican challenger Chele Farley because of a long-running labor dispute involving the cable TV stations that were set to air it.Gillibrand, a Democrat running for re-election Nov. 6, said she would pull out of the Spectrum ...

Update: Clergy abuse investigated in Buffalo, New York

New York 10/19/18, 11:02

The Latest on federal investigations of clergy abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses (all times local):10:55 a.m.Pennsylvania is not the only state where federal prosecutors are investigating clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.An investigation of the Buffalo Diocese in New York state, begun months before the Pennsylvania probe, has also ...

Police reforms have NYC officers handing out business cards

New York 10/19/18, 09:08

Looking to improve how its police department interacts with the public, New York City on Friday started requiring officers to give their business cards to people they stop and to explain, in most instances, why law enforcement activity is taking place.The measures, born out of concern that controversy over stop-and-frisk ...

TSA officers buy shirt for boy traveling to Denver

New York 10/19/18, 03:05

Transportation Security Administration officers in New York bought a shirt for a shirtless boy who was traveling to Denver. The TSA says the boy and his father arrived at a checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday and officers noticed the child did not have a shirt when he removed his coat for ...

NTSB hasn’t fully examined limo in NY crash that killed 20

New York 10/18/18, 20:35

Federal safety investigators have been unable to conduct a full examination of the limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in upstate New York because of a criminal case against the limo company's operator.While the National Transportation Safety Board says it is working cooperatively ...

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley pokes fun at herself at NY charity

New York 10/18/18, 18:17

Outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley was introduced as the next president of the United States at a white-tie gala in New York where she poked fun at her own Indian heritage, her boss and the current political climate.Keynote speaker Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, shares a light ...

Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton chases history at US Grand Prix

New York 10/18/18, 14:06

From New York to Texas, Lewis Hamilton returned to the United States this week with yet another Formula One championship ready for the taking.Finish off Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel once and for all at the U.S. Grand Prix this weekend and the British driver would climb another step among racing's greatest ...