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1 year 8 months ago

iPhone owner tricks thief

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City musician used a combination of technology, seduction, brute force and a bribe to reclaim his missing iPhone from a confused crook. Jazz trombonist Nadav Nirenberg tells the New York Post that he left his iPhone in a livery cab on New Year's...

1 year 8 months ago

Airline has to restrain man on flight to NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - Icelandair says it had to restrain an unruly passenger on a flight from Reykjavik to New York City because he was hitting people, screaming profanities and spitting. Thursday's flight was gaining attention after a photograph circulated online purporting to show the passenger tied to his seat...

1 year 8 months ago

NY county won't give gun info to paper

NEW YORK (AP) - Officials in Putnam County, N.Y., say they'll refuse a newspaper's request to release the names and addresses of residents with pistol permits. Robert Freeman of the state's Committee on Open Government says the county outside New York City would be violating state law if it withholds...

1 year 9 months ago

Labor board still investigating Wal-Mart dispute

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal labor officials say they haven't decided whether to support a request by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from encouraging worker walk-outs that are expected to culminate Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville,...

1 year 10 months ago

Engineers going up to examine dangling NYC crane

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City engineers and fire department inspectors plan to climb 74 flights of stairs to examine a Manhattan construction crane that's dangling from a luxury high-rise as Hurricane Sandy approaches. Buildings department spokesman Tony Sclafani said Monday that it's a daunting task, but "they're the...

1 year 10 months ago

Hurricane Sandy grounds thousands of flights

NEW YORK (AP) - Airlines cancelled more than 3,000 flights as a result of Hurricane Sandy as of Sunday morning, with hubs along the East Coast bearing the brunt of the disruptions. According to the flight-tracking service FlightAware, 707 flights have been cancelled Sunday, with more than 265 cancellations at...

2 years 1 week ago

WTC memorial magnificent, but at a steep price

NEW YORK (AP) - Huge reflecting pools, waterfalls, skyscrapers and a cavernous underground museum under construction help make the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center an awesome spectacle. But all that eye-welling magnificence comes with a jaw-dropping price tag. The foundation that runs the memorial...

2 years 1 week ago

Tornado touches down in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado struck a beachfront neighborhood in New York City. Videos taken by bystanders show the funnel cloud hurling sand and debris in the air as it moves through the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens...

2 years 1 month ago

Olympics derail almost everything else on TV

NEW YORK (AP) - Here's a TV trivia question: What was the most-watched prime-time program last week that had nothing to do with the Olympics? The answer: A repeat of the CBS drama "NCIS." Otherwise, NBC's Olympic coverage thoroughly dominated TV last week, with ratings beyond what NBC expected. The...

2 years 6 months ago

Obama campaign site draws most traffic

NEW YORK (AP) - More adults visited President Barack Obama's campaign website in January than the four Republican hopefuls combined. That's according to Nielsen Co., which analyzed voter-aged traffic to the official presidential campaign websites. About 4.2 million people visited Obama's site, compared to 830,000 for Ron Paul's and 773,000...

2 years 6 months ago

Goodyear recalls Wrangler Silent Armor tires

NEW YORK (AP) - Goodyear is recalling six versions of its Wrangler Silent Armor tires over concerns that the tread could separate from the tire and cause accidents. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said Saturday that the separation could happen under what it called "severe usage conditions." Goodyear says the...

2 years 7 months ago

Changing trends in Super Bowl ads

NEW YORK (AP) - If you're expecting to be shocked by all the Super Bowl ads, don't hold your breath: There won't be many surprises. About 20 of the roughly 36 Super Bowl advertisers put their TV commercials online before Sunday's broadcast. That's a major shift: It's up from...

2 years 7 months ago

Rapper upset Mitt Romney used his song

NEW YORK (AP) - The rapper K'Naan is upset that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney used his song "Wavin' Flag" during his Florida primary victory speech, and is seeking legal action as a result. In a statement released Wednesday, K'naan says Romney's campaign did not seek approval to use...

2 years 8 months ago

Kodak moment; bankruptcy protection

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- The ripple effect from Eastman Kodak Co.'s bankruptcy reorganization extends in many directions: Employees brace again for layoffs, retirees fret over health care coverage, and the photography icon's biggest creditors and stakeholders - from movie studios and big-box retailers to CEO Antonio Perez - are preparing...

2 years 9 months ago

Political operative indicted

NEW YORK (AP) - A political operative is poised to find out whether he'll go to prison after being convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. John Haggerty faces up to 15 years behind bars at his sentencing Monday. But he also...

2 years 10 months ago

Suspect in NYC bomb plots arrested

NEW YORK (AP) - A person close to a New York City police investigation says a Manhattan resident suspected of plotting to bomb various targets, including police cars, has been arrested. The person told The Associated Press that the 27-year-old man was acting as a lone wolf and was...

2 years 11 months ago

Fed-up flight attendant done with court program

NEW YORK (AP) - The fed-up flight attendant who became a national sensation because of his spectacular exit down an emergency chute at New York City's Kennedy Airport has finished his court-ordered treatment program. Steven Slater was allowed to withdraw his guilty plea to attempted criminal mischief and was...

2 years 11 months ago

Two hikers speak in New York

NEW YORK (AP) - Two hikers detained in Iran for years are back in the United States and are detailing the difficult conditions in the Tehran prison where they were held in near-isolation on spying allegations. Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer arrived in New York on Sunday. They declared...

3 years 1 day ago

US stocks slide as Greek debt worries grow

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are tumbling as investors worry that Greece won't qualify for a new installment of emergency funds in time to avoid defaulting on its debt. Investors also appear pessimistic about a Federal Reserve policy decision expected Wednesday. The Fed has hinted it might take new...

3 years 1 week ago

Antelope escapes New York Zoo

NEW YORK (AP) - An exotic antelope has briefly tasted freedom after escaping its enclosure at a New York City zoo. The kudu, a species of African antelope, was spotted by a photographer Sunday. The photographer, Andrew Lichtenstein, tells the Daily News that the animal was sticking to an...

3 years 1 week ago

Credible, but unconfirmed terror threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials have received a credible but unconfirmed terror threat having to do with New York or Washington. A counterterrorism official tells The Associated Press that law enforcement officials have been investigating the intelligence since it was received late Wednesday night. The official spoke on condition of...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Tornado hits NY after Irene

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) - A tornado has caused some property damage near Albany, N.Y., one week after Irene caused destructive flooding in the region. The National Weather Service says the tornado touched down about three miles from Amsterdam, N.Y., on Sunday evening. Amateur video posted on YouTube shows a...

3 years 1 month ago

Dip in jobless claims knocks Treasury down

NEW YORK (AP) - Treasury prices are falling after the government reported a drop in unemployment claims. The Labor Department said Thursday that first-time claims for unemployment benefits dipped below 400,000 last week for the first time in four months. In afternoon trading, the 10-year Treasury is down...

3 years 1 month ago

Alec Baldwin for mayor?

NEW YORK (AP) - Alec Baldwin says he's thinking of running for mayor of New York, but not until he learns more about the job. The "30 Rock" actor tells The New York Times he'll sit out the 2013 race but will consider running in a later election. In a...

3 years 1 month ago

Geithner says he will stay at Treasury

WASHINGTON (AP) - Timothy Geithner has told President Barack Obama that he will remain on the job as Treasury secretary. The Treasury Department released a statement Sunday saying Geithner had informed the president of his decision to remain in the administration. Geithner is the only remaining top official on...

3 years 1 month ago

Bus crash in New York

WHITNEY POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a tour bus mainly carrying Polish tourists was going too fast during a downpour when it crashed and flipped over on an upstate New York highway, leaving 30 people with minor injuries. State police Sgt. William Ramsing says 14 people were treated...

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