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April 20, 2018 - 1:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has set May 24 for the next court appearance by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as he fights to limit what criminal prosecutors can see from raids on his home and office. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood set the date Friday. The April 9 raids...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, young demonstrators hold a rally in front of the White House in Washington. Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gun control. The latest protests are planned for Friday, April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting that left 13 people dead in Littleton, Colorado. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 20, 2018 - 10:56 am
The Latest on national school walkouts protesting gun violence (all times local): ___ 10:35 a.m. Students have begun leaving class to protest gun violence and honor shooting victims. Demonstrations from Washington to Florida and Michigan have drawn hundreds of students as part of the latest effort...
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April 20, 2018 - 10:55 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in upstate New York say a man who blew his house up in an attempted suicide will face criminal charges. Buffalo Police Capt. Jeff Rinaldo says it appears the man allowed gas from the stove to fill his house and then lit a candle Thursday evening. The explosion...
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This Wednesday, April 18, 2018 photo shows the Theta Tau fraternity house in Syracuse, N.Y. Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud announced the fraternity was suspended over videos with racist, sexist content. Syverud, described the video involving members of Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity, as racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist and hostile to people with disabilities. He said the videos were turned over to the school's Department of Public Safety for possible disciplinary or legal action. (Julie McMahon/The Syracuse Newspapers via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 8:13 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A fraternity suspended at Syracuse University over an offensive video says the activities were intended as a "satirical sketch." The university's Theta Tau chapter says on its website that the video shows a "roast" that depicts an uneducated, intolerant person. The chapter...
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April 20, 2018 - 1:40 am
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say three people were hurt when the driver of an SUV lost control and crashed into a grocery store. WABC-TV reports the 73-year-old driver was leaving a parking spot Thursday afternoon when he drove into the Food Bazaar Supermarket in Brentwood. Police...
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April 20, 2018 - 1:35 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in upstate New York say a man blew his house up in an attempted suicide. Buffalo Police Capt. Jeff Rinaldo says the man intentionally caused the explosion Thursday evening inside his home. The explosion leveled the man's house and burned two neighboring homes. No...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump, right, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pose for photographs as Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. That’s according to a statement from Trump personal attorney Jay Sekulow. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 20, 2018 - 12:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation. With the addition of Giuliani, Trump gains a former U.S...
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April 20, 2018 - 12:40 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a New York debt collector owes more than $1 million in a case of tax evasion. The United States Attorney's Office says 52-year-old Dorian Wills of Buffalo operated debt collection businesses under various names for more than three years beginning in 2010 and...
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April 20, 2018 - 12:06 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is setting a new goal for energy efficiency aimed at reducing energy demand and carbon emissions. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the new standards on Friday. They call for the state to reduce its energy consumption by 185 trillion BTUs by 2025 compared to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2014 photo, entertainer Bette Midler poses for a portrait in New York. Midler is returning to the Tony Award-winning revival of “Hello, Dolly!” for a six-week run that will close the production on Aug. 25. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)
April 20, 2018 - 12:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is returning to the Tony Award-winning revival of "Hello, Dolly!" Midler left the show in January but The Associated Press has learned she will return on July 17 for a six-week run that will close the production on Aug. 25. Midler is not coming back empty-handed. She's...
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