Miscellaneous News of New York State

Friday, January 28

  • Report on toy sales: Wind it up, sell it   UPI / 6:14PM
    PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. retail researchers NPD Group said Friday strong toy sales in the fourth quarter pushed the sector to a 2 percent rise in the year compared to 2009.
  • Schumer says GOP would privatize SoSec   UPI / 1:54PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says Republicans' plans to tamper with Social Security could end the program.
  • People like cuddling if not in a 'hookup'   UPI / 12:44AM
    BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Sexual passion is exciting, but the vast majority of American men and women crave something deeper than just sexual behavior, U.S. researchers say.
  • Thursday, January 27

  • Cocaine tied to Colombian deforestation   UPI / 7:44PM
    STONY BROOK, N.Y., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Cultivating coca bushes, the source of cocaine, is destroying rainforests in Colombia and threatening the region's plant and animal diversity, researchers say.
  • Wednesday, January 26

  • U.S. Air Force to quadruple solar use   UPI / 2:05PM
    NEW PALTZ, N.Y., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force, the No. 1 government buyer of renewable energy, plans to quadruple its on-base solar-energy use in four years, an Air Force official said.
  • Tuesday, January 25

  • Positive emotions may buffer stress, aging   UPI / 8:14PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- An optimistic outlook has been shown to combat stress -- a known risk factor for heart disease and other illnesses, U.S. researchers say.
  • Sunday, January 23

  • N.Y. man facing fraud charges in Texas   UPI / 3:24PM
    DALLAS, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- An alleged con man is back in Dallas after serving a year in prison in New York for violating parole on a 1988 kidnapping case, officials said.
  • Friday, January 21

  • Pollutants found in Lake Erie fish   UPI / 8:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Researchers say they've seen high levels of industrial pollutants in carp in eastern Lake Erie, highlighting the effects of human activity on the Great Lakes.
  • Thursday, January 20

  • Dierks Bentley announces concert tour   UPI / 3:05PM
    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. recording star Dierks Bentley has announced plans to headline the 30-city Jagermeister Country Tour, starting in March and running through mid-May.
  • Wednesday, January 19

  • N.Y. Jets fly by Empire State Building   UPI / 4:05PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The New York Jets were granted special permission to fly close to the Empire State Building, which was lit in the team's colors, after their weekend victory.
  • Monday, January 17

  • N.Y. artist fights house theft for 7 years   UPI / 12:44PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A New York artist, the alleged owner of a Brooklyn house, said he has been the victim of house theft and mortgage fraud for the last seven years.
  • Friday, January 14

  • Doggie headbutt leads to Martha lip stitch   UPI / 8:34PM
    BEDFORD, N.Y., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. media mogul Martha Stewart says she received stitches in her lip after her startled French bulldog Francesca head-butted her.
  • Thursday, January 13

  • Study: World a much dustier place   UPI / 6:54PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The amount of dust in the Earth's atmosphere has doubled over the last century, and the increase influences global climate and ecology, U.S. researchers say.
  • Monday, January 10

  • Study: Ancient Croatia was farming gateway   UPI / 7:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Archaeologists digging in southern Croatia say the area was a hub for early farmers who spread their sedentary lifestyle from the Middle East into Europe.
  • Wednesday, January 5

  • Insurance shown to help work performance   UPI / 3:44PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., said they have found that providing health insurance for workers increases job performance.
  • Tuesday, January 4

  • Vaccine that blocks cocaine tested in mice   UPI / 6:14PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say the discovery of a vaccine that blocks the action of cocaine on the brains of mice could lead to addiction treatments for humans.
  • Facial bones age as well as skin, tissue   UPI / 5:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Plastic surgeons say changes in the skin and tissue give the face that aged look, but U.S. researchers say facial bones contribute to aging too.
  • Church's communion wafers carried virus   UPI / 5:24PM
    MASSAPEQUA, N.Y., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Health officials in New York are urging worshipers at a Long Island Catholic church to get vaccinations for hepatitis A this week.
  • Friday, December 31

  • Synthetic dyes could increase energy   UPI / 2:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. chemists say newly developed photosensitizing dyes could greatly increase the efficiency of light-driven systems that produce green energy.
  • Thursday, December 30

  • Ancient sea scorpions were 'pussycats'   UPI / 8:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Huge ancient sea scorpions, long characterized as terrors of the sea, may actually have been timid scavengers or even vegetarians, U.S. scientists say.
  • Tuesday, December 28

  • N.Y. Democrats in office rent dispute   UPI / 3:04PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The New York Democratic Committee is facing eviction from the offices it shared with the now-defunct re-election campaign of Gov. David Paterson, officials say.
  • Saturday, December 25

  • Armed customer tries to stop bank robber   UPI / 11:24PM
    AMHERST, N.Y., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A bank customer tried to stop a fleeing armed robber in the Buffalo, N.Y., area, running after the man and firing his own weapon, police said.
  • Friday, December 24

  • Quadriplegics to be able to use computers   UPI / 7:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- University at Buffalo classmates say they developed software enabling quadriplegics and others to type, surf the Web, listen to music and play computer games.
  • Wednesday, December 15

  • Scientists: Toxic toys need fresh solution   UPI / 7:44PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. government has recalled more than 17 million toys since 2007 due to high levels of lead in what researchers call a toxic toy crisis.
  • Study: Sea ice will remain for polar bears   UPI / 5:24PM
    PALISADES, N.Y., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Summer sea ice will persist in the arctic for decades even with global warming, providing refuge for polar bears, seals and other animals, researchers say.
  • N.Y. manufacturing shows improvement   UPI / 3:34PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The New York Federal Reserve said its general business conditions index improved in December after a sharp drop a month ago.
  • Nate Eachus named FCS All-American   AP / 1:35PM
    Dec. 15--HAMILTON, N.Y. -- Colgate University junior running back Nate Eachus, a Hazleton Area High School graduate from Drums, has been named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation 2010 Football Championship Subdivision All-America team. The team was selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the Football Championship Subdivision schools and certified by the accounting and auditing firm, Marcum LLP.
  • Tuesday, December 14

  • Some crash suits moved to state court   UPI / 8:24PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A federal judge has moved five lawsuits against the flight school that trained the pilot and co-pilot in a crash near Buffalo, N.Y., to state court.
  • Friday, December 10

  • Last day of Four Loko shipments in N.Y.   UPI / 1:54PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- New York retailers said Friday is the final day they will be receiving shipments of Four Loko and other caffeinated alcoholic beverages.
  • NASA flying observatory in first mission   UPI / 12:44PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- NASA says its new airborne astronomical observatory has flown its first complete science mission following five months of test flights.
  • Thursday, December 9

  • NASA flying observatory in first mission   UPI / 5:54PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- NASA says its new airborne astronomical observatory has flown its first complete science mission following five months of test flights.
  • Tuesday, December 7

  • Supply affects vaccine disparities   UPI / 10:14PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The gap in flu vaccination rates between elderly U.S. whites, African-Americans and Hispanics is made worse when there is vaccine shortage, researchers say.
  • Sunday, December 5

  • NFL: N.Y. Giants 31, Washington 7   AP / 5:34PM
    Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs combined for 200 yards
  • Thursday, December 2

  • IBM: Computers may rival speed of thought   UPI / 9:54PM
    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Computers using a new type of chip that integrates both electronics and optics could rival the human brain for speed of thought, U.S. experts say.
  • Wednesday, December 1

  • 'One night stands' may have genetic link   UPI / 8:34PM
    BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers suggest a link between the propensity for "one night stands" and a gene known as DRD4.
  • Tuesday, November 30

  • Some insurers switch to cheaper drugs   UPI / 1:04AM
    UPPER NYACK, N.Y., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Health insurers change as much as 70 percent of medication prescriptions, resulting in adverse reactions among some patients, a U.S. survey indicates.
  • Friday, November 26

  • NFL: N.Y. Jets 26, Cincinnati 10   AP / 12:34AM
    Two big plays by Brad Smith in the second half Thursday vaulted the New York Jets to a 26-10 win over Cincinnati and kept them tied for the AFC East lead.
  • Thursday, November 25

  • Cranberries may help fight tooth decay   UPI / 1:14AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. dental researcher suggests sugars don't attack tooth enamel -- but feed the bacteria that do.
  • Tuesday, November 23

  • Man indicted in rehab-center homicide   UPI / 9:14PM
    KINGSTON, N.Y., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A man who allegedly stabbed a guard to death at a New York drug-treatment center was indicted on two counts of second-degree murder, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
  • Sunday, November 21

  • Cabbage Patch-like hysteria over new doll   UPI / 1:54PM
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A California-based company has a new blue-haired doll that is creating Cabbage Patch-like hysteria reminiscent of the 1980s, shoppers said.
  • Four-goal second period lifts Panthers to 4-1 victory   AP / 2:34AM
    Nov. 21--UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- -- Mike Santorelli scored two of the Panthers' four second-period goals in Saturday's 4-1 victory over the reeling Islanders, who dropped their 12th straight to match a 1988 franchise slump.
  • Friday, November 19

  • Woman sues N.Y. hospital for botched care   UPI / 1:14PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A New York woman who lost both her legs to gangrene infection following minor surgery is suing a Long Island hospital, officials said.
  • Thursday, November 18

  • Best day to quit smoking: Any day   UPI / 8:44PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Smoking kills about 25,000 New Yorkers annually so every day is a good day to quit smoking -- but the Great American Smokeout is the perfect day, officials say.
  • Wednesday, November 17

  • N.Y. memorial planned for slain publicist   UPI / 12:14PM
    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A memorial for slain publicist Ronni Chasen, a native New Yorker, is being planned at Michael's restaurant in Manhattan, The Hollywood Reporter said.
  • Monday, November 15

  • 'Jersey Boys' raises $43K for N.Y. schools   UPI / 12:14PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The Broadway production of "Jersey Boys" has raised $43,521 to benefit New York Public Schools, the musical's producers said Monday.
  • Sunday, November 14

  • Judge bars mediation in tribal tax fight   UPI / 6:05PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- An Indian tribe's cigarette tax suit against New York state will not go to mediation, a federal judge has ruled.
  • Saturday, November 13

  • Rangel will be own lawyer before House   UPI / 3:05PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, D.-N.Y., who lost his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee in a scandal, will represent himself at his ethics trial.
  • Pop stars jazz up venerable N.Y. library   UPI / 2:34PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Behind the lions guarding the New York Public Library, kings of the jungle of pop culture are staking their turf.
  • Friday, November 12

  • Since 2007, 17 million toys recalled   UPI / 12:04AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- An analysis finds the U.S. government has recalled more than 17 million toys since 2007 due to high levels of lead, researchers say.
  • Thursday, November 11

  • Play with adult key to child mental health   UPI / 12:24AM
    BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Learning a hobby or other complex activity with the help of an adult may help a child avoid developing personality disorders later, U.S. researchers say.
  • Wednesday, November 10

  • Veterans Day: Good day to quit tobacco   UPI / 11:14PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- In honor of Veterans Day, Smokers' Quitline is urging U.S. troops to quit smoking or chewing tobacco, officials with the New York state organization say.
  • Tuesday, November 9

  • Survey: Americans very stressed   UPI / 7:34PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. children as young as age 8 are reporting physical and emotional health consequences often associated with stress, psychologists say.
  • Sunday, November 7

  • N.Y. congressional races still undecided   UPI / 1:04AM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Two congressional seats remain undecided in New York, including one where recanvassing appears to put an incumbent Democrat behind his challenger.
  • Friday, November 5

  • Andre Braugher headed back to N.Y. stage   UPI / 4:05PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Actor Andre Braugher is to star in the New York premiere of Mathew Lopez's stage drama "The Whipping Man," the Manhattan Theatre Club announced.
  • Thursday, November 4

  • Coating could make power-generating window   UPI / 6:14PM
    UPTON, N.Y., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've developed a transparent, electricity-generating coating that could lead to windows that absorb sunlight and generate power.
  • Wednesday, November 3

  • Authorities: Fall faker caught on camera   UPI / 5:24PM
    AUBURN, N.Y., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The New York State Insurance Department's Fraud Bureau said a man is facing charges of deliberately falling in a store so he could collect insurance money.
  • Cuomo N.Y. gov; Schumer, Gillibrand win   UPI / 3:54AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Democratic state Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo easily defeated Republican rival Carl P. Paladino to win the New York governor's race.
  • Monday, November 1

  • 'Man on a Ledge' starts filming in N.Y.   UPI / 10:34PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Principal photography has begun in New York on "Man on a Ledge," a feature starring Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks, Summit Entertainment said.
  • Screenwriter injured by N.Y. subway train   UPI / 12:54PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Screenwriter and stage actor Will Rokos is in critical but stable condition at a Manhattan hospital after he was hit in the head by a subway train.
  • Thursday, October 28

  • Cornell alumnus gives $80M to university   UPI / 8:54PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- New York's Cornell University received an $80 million gift to create a permanent research center to study energy, environment and economic development problems.
  • Clay on coal a health risk in China   UPI / 2:34AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Clay-encrusted coal picked up off the ground and burned in poorly ventilated homes may expose millions of people in rural China to a toxin, researchers say.
  • Wednesday, October 27

  • News Corp. rejects Cablevision offer   UPI / 8:04PM
    BETHPAGE, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Cablevision Systems Corp. says it is disappointed News Corp. rejected its offer Wednesday.
  • LED lamp maker to open plant in New York   UPI / 8:04PM
    KINGSTON, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A Florida firm developing LED lights to replace incandescent and fluorescent bulbs will move some production to New York from China, officials said Wednesday.
  • Monday, October 25

  • Tapping natural gas could unleash uranium   UPI / 7:14PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Plans to tap one of the largest sources of natural gas in the United States could release naturally trapped uranium into the environment, researchers say.
  • Falling in love: Same as cocaine euphoria   UPI / 1:05AM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- When a person falls in love 12 parts of the brain release euphoria-inducing chemicals that create the same euphoric feeling as cocaine, U.S. researchers say.
  • Saturday, October 23

  • Men with prostate cancer, get colon exam   UPI / 2:04AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Men who have prostate cancer should not miss having routine colonoscopies because they have significantly more abnormal colon polyps, U.S. researchers say.
  • Friday, October 22

  • Study: Don't ban, just move unhealthy food   UPI / 6:34PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- School cafeterias trying to get students to eat more healthy foods don't need to change their offerings, researchers say -- just move some of them.
  • Wednesday, October 20

  • Judge: Jurors can hear pilots' last words   UPI / 5:44PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Jurors in a lawsuit by families of those killed in a New York state plane crash can hear the tape of the pilots in their last moments, a judge has ruled.
  • Tuesday, October 19

  • Higher doctor fees cuts flu shots to poor   UPI / 12:05AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The number of poor U.S. children who get vaccinated for influenza is linked to how much physicians are paid to administer influenza shots, researchers say.
  • Monday, October 18

  • Physical beauty favored everywhere   UPI / 10:34PM
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- People may disagree about what constitutes physical beauty but worldwide, across all cultures, we all favor it, U.S. researchers find.
  • Sunday, October 17

  • Al Pacino guest at university homecoming   UPI / 4:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Actor Al Pacino appeared before a sold-out audience at a New York university homecoming weekend to share memories of his career.
  • Friday, October 15

  • N.Y. manufacturing is up in October   UPI / 1:24PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The New York Federal Reserve said its general business conditions index rose in October with new orders and shipments remaining positive.
  • Survey: Fewer plan to get influenza shot   UPI / 2:04AM
    YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- About 37 percent of U.S. adults say they plan to get the seasonal influenza vaccine this year, down from 45 percent last flu season, a survey indicates.
  • Wednesday, October 13

  • Scientists seek ancient cosmic 'strings'   UPI / 10:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they may have evidence of the strangest structures believed to exist in the universe: ancient cosmic strings from the time of the Big Bang.
  • Tuesday, October 12

  • Despite history, women can cut breast risk   UPI / 11:24PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Women who have a close relative with breast cancer can reduce their breast cancer risk by adopting a breast-healthy lifestyle, U.S. researchers said.
  • Paladino: Gay remarks poor choice of words   UPI / 10:24PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Republican New York gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino said Tuesday his "poor choice of words" about gays was a mistake and he asked for forgiveness.
  • Monday, October 11

  • 'Fun people' can be depressed too   UPI / 8:05PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Friends and family may miss signs of depression in those with "fun-loving" personalities, a U.S. researcher says.
  • Fed inspections of BP rig lacking   UPI / 5:54PM
    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Federal inspectors did not make enough unannounced inspections to BP's deep-water drilling rigs in the gulf as required by law, U.S. data shows.
  • N.Y. Muslim center responds to 'hate' suit   UPI / 10:24AM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A World Trade Center responder's suit against a proposed Manhattan Muslim center is motivated by hate, a countersuit charges.
  • Saturday, October 9

  • Obama approval rating remains low   UPI / 12:05AM
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- President Obama's approval rating remains low but a bare majority of voters believe he will eventually solve U.S. problems, a poll released Friday said.
  • Friday, October 8

  • Poll: Enthusiasm gap favors Republicans   UPI / 9:34PM
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Republican Party has a significant advantage in voter enthusiasm going into the U.S. midterm elections, a poll released Friday indicated.
  • Thursday, October 7

  • Man kills guard, stabs nurse, holes up   UPI / 11:05AM
    WAWARSING, N.Y., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A man at a New York drug-treatment center stabbed a guard there to death, then stabbed a center nurse he forced to drive him away from the scene, police allege.
  • Wednesday, October 6

  • Crowded ERs result in patients going home   UPI / 2:14AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Many hospital emergency room patients are "boarded," or held in the ER after being admitted, prolonging the wait for needed treatment, U.S. researchers say.
  • Monday, October 4

  • Hall of Fame's Jackson jersey a fake   UPI / 6:14PM
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., said its Chicago White Sox jersey purported to have been worn by "Shoeless" Joe Jackson was revealed as a fake.
  • Friday, October 1

  • Carl Paladino backs off adultery claim   UPI / 3:44PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Carl Paladino, the Republican candidate for New York governor, says he didn't mean to suggest in a remark to a reporter that his rival is an adulterer.
  • N.Y. keeps chance at shuttle on Intrepid   UPI / 2:34PM
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- New York City's campaign to land a space shuttle lives another day thanks to a vote in Congress.
  • Monday, September 27

  • Lazio out in N.Y.; no endorsement   UPI / 5:05PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Rick Lazio, who lost the Republican gubernatorial primary Sept. 14, said Monday he won't be running as a Conservative Party candidate.
  • Saturday, September 25

  • First lady espouses healthy food for kids   UPI / 4:54PM
    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama joined spouses of 31 heads of state in New York to promote the cause of healthy eating for children, officials said.
  • Friday, September 24

  • N.Y., Calif., see whooping cough outbreaks   UPI / 4:34PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- New York health officials are urging parents to vaccinate their children against pertussis, commonly known as "whooping cough," as reported cases escalate.
  • Thursday, September 23

  • 'Helper' robots seen within 10 years   UPI / 8:04PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Robots capable of helping people with everyday tasks could be available and affordable within 10 years, a U.S. researcher predicts.
  • Mathis's favorite song to sing: 'Laura'   UPI / 11:14AM
    KINGSTON, N.Y., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The jazz standard "Laura" is Johnny Mathis's favorite song to sing, the U.S. romantic-jazz and pop-standards singer said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, September 22

  • Tightrope walker going 23 stories up   UPI / 5:54PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A French high-wire artist announced plans to walk the tight rope for 150 feet while more than 23 stories above the ground in New York state.
  • Monday, September 20

  • HIV a threat to those age 50 and older   UPI / 8:44PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Older adults should take precautions to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS, says New York's health commissioner, noting it is not just a disease of the young.
  • IBM to buy Netezza for $1.7 billion   UPI / 6:34PM
    ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. technology giant IBM said Monday it had agreed to buy data support company Netezza Corp. for $1.7 billion or $27 per share.
  • Monkey 'wanted' in N.Y living in Florida   UPI / 4:54PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A fugitive monkey sought by New York health officials after biting a woman is living in a Florida facility for wayward monkeys, officials said.
  • Friday, September 17

  • Cellphone talk distracts bystanders   UPI / 9:05PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Cellphone conversations are irritating to people close enough to hear only half of the conversation, U.S. researchers say.
  • Lennon killer enjoys conjugal visits   UPI / 6:05PM
    ATTICA, N.Y., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The man who killed John Lennon told a New York parole board he signed up for protective custody to receive conjugal visits with his wife.
  • Michelle Obama to host U.N. spouses event   UPI / 5:44PM
    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama announced she will host an event for spouses of international government officials at a non-profit farm in New York state.
  • Thursday, September 16

  • N.Y. Yankees attire a criminal favorite   UPI / 12:44PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A recent crime wave in New York has featured a curious phenomenon -- a spate of suspects wearing Yankee baseball caps or clothing, police say.
  • Wednesday, September 15

  • Astronomers find 'cannibal' star   UPI / 4:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Astronomers say a "cannibal" star is devouring a companion star and possibly creating a second generation of exoplanets from the resulting orbiting material.
  • September mixed for N.Y. manufacturing   UPI / 3:34PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The New York Federal Reserve said its general business conditions index fell but remained in positive territory in September.
  • Video games promote faster decisions   UPI / 2:04AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Playing action video games can train people to make decisions faster, University of Rochester researchers say.
  • Tea Party scores wins in Del., N.Y.   UPI / 12:44AM
    Tea Party-backed candidates scored key victories in U.S. primary elections, including one in Delaware that highlighted party in-fighting.
  • Paladino in N.Y. GOP shock win over Lazio   UPI / 12:05AM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Tea Party-backed Carl Paladino has won the New York Republican gubernatorial primary over Republican Party favorite Rick Lazio, returns show.
  • Tuesday, September 14

  • Veteran's crime case moved to vet's court   UPI / 6:54PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A New York veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, charged with making death and bomb threats, may end up avoiding prison, his lawyer said.
  • Fort Drum soldier admits double homicide   UPI / 2:54PM
    WATERTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty to killing two fellow soldiers at Fort Drum in New York in a deal that spares him a life sentence, officials said.
  • Breastfeeding burns 500 calories a day   UPI / 1:14AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A New York City public information campaign highlights the benefits of new mothers breastfeeding, which include burning some 500 calories a day, officials say.
  • Thursday, September 9

  • Rauf says no deal to move N.Y. mosque   UPI / 8:14PM
    GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The imam of a New York mosque said Thursday he has not agreed to relocate a planned community center, contradicting a Florida pastor who said he had.
  • Wednesday, September 8

  • Bella fastest spreading name for N.Y. dogs   UPI / 5:14PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A review of New York's licensed dogs found more dogs have been dubbed "Bella" than any other name in the Buffalo-Niagara region during recent years.
  • New York denies fault in illness breakout   UPI / 12:34PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- New York says a "sprayground" water feature in a state park was not at fault when 4,000 people were allegedly sickened by a parasite in the recycled water.
  • Thursday, September 2

  • It's 'lights out' in N.Y. -- for the birds   UPI / 10:34PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- An increasing number of New York skyscrapers are turning their lights off at night -- not to save energy but to save birds' lives, officials say.
  • Schumer warns Fed of credit issuer dodge   UPI / 2:54PM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. credit card companies may be dodging a consumer protection law by sending solicitations for professional-class cards, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said.
  • Wednesday, September 1

  • Tribes win temporary stay on cigarette tax   UPI / 5:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A federal judge temporarily blocked New York state Wednesday from collecting taxes on cigarettes sold by Indian tribes.
  • Monday, August 30

  • Jackson Browne concert postponed   UPI / 2:54PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Illness forced postponement of singer-songwriter Jackson Browne's Monday performance in Buffalo, N.Y., his Web site said.
  • Ailing Bieber reschedules N.Y. fair date   UPI / 12:05PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- An illness forced teen singing sensation Justin Bieber to reschedule his concert at the New York State Fair to Wednesday, state fair officials said.
  • Saturday, August 28

  • N.Y. family sues over organ harvesting   UPI / 12:14PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A New York family says their late mother's organs were taken without consent, but a donor network denies the charge.
  • Tuesday, August 24

  • Body parts worker files suit against N.Y.   UPI / 1:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A New York tissue-recovery worker, acquitted of charges she harvested body parts without permission, is suing the state, court records say.
  • N.Y. firm recalls 'Grab and Go Sandwiches'   UPI / 11:34AM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A New York meat packer is recalling 380,000 pounds of potentially contaminated delicatessen meats, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday.
  • Monday, August 23

  • Study: Preschoolers' use of statistics   UPI / 11:14PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Preschoolers use statistics to figure out situations around them, U.S. researchers suggest.
  • Stars flock to Clinton N.Y. birthday bash   UPI / 11:14AM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Paul McCartney, Katie Couric, Christie Brinkley and Jimmy Buffett were among the guests at former President Bill Clinton's 64th birthday party in New York.
  • Sunday, August 22

  • DMC's camp offers get-away for foster kids   UPI / 1:05PM
    PEEKSKILL, N.Y., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Rap pioneer Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC says his camp for foster kids helps youngsters form necessary personal bonds with others.
  • Saturday, August 21

  • Asian-Americans face healthcare barriers   UPI / 2:05AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Some Asian-Americans have full access to healthcare but U.S. researchers say many Asian-Americans have the same healthcare barriers as other immigrant groups.
  • Friday, August 20

  • Mask around neck, robber flees N.Y. bank   UPI / 4:34PM
    EDEN, N.Y., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Lawmen in western New York are hunting a would-be robber who ran out of a bank when he realized his face was exposed.
  • Car booster seats prevent child injuries   UPI / 12:14AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The injury rate for children ages 4-6 in motor vehicle crashes dropped by 18 percent after New York state began requiring booster seats in 2005, officials say.
  • Tuesday, August 17

  • Baldwin to interview Joel at film fest   UPI / 6:24PM
    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Alec Baldwin is to interview his fellow Long Island, N.Y., native Billy Joel during a program at the Hamptons International Film Festival, organizers said.
  • Friday, August 13

  • Hockey research: Players, 'heads up'   UPI / 10:14PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Most hockey injuries are caused by players not watching what's in front of them so coaches should remind players to keep heads up, U.S. researchers advise.
  • Thursday, August 12

  • Home computers help discover distant star   UPI / 6:44PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- "Citizen scientists" have been credited with the discovery of a new pulsar hidden in data from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, astronomers say.
  • N.Y. nuclear risk assessment described   UPI / 5:34PM
    WEST VALLEY, N.Y., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have announced an improved method of predicting where people might be exposed to radiation from nuclear waste disposal sites.
  • Walk to school, less heart risk as an adult   UPI / 2:14AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A morning walk or bike ride to school could reduce stress reactivity in children, which is linked to later heart risk, U.S. researchers say.
  • Monday, August 9

  • Telemedicine can be remote lifesaver   UPI / 9:44PM
    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Oil rig workers and others working in remote locations are relying more on telemedicine "visits" with distant doctors and specialists, health professionals say.
  • Sunday, August 8

  • 'Amityville Horror' home gets new owners   UPI / 7:45AM
    AMITYVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The Long Island, N.Y., home of "Amityville Horror" fame, which had been on the market for $1.5 million, has been sold.
  • Thursday, August 5

  • Staying up late may up heart disease risk   UPI / 1:35AM
    STONEY BROOK, N.Y., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Staying up until 2 a.m. and upsetting the body's internal clock might come with serious consequences for lipid metabolism, a U.S. researcher suggests.
  • Wednesday, August 4

  • N.Y. art dealer gets 6-18 years in jail   UPI / 11:14PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A New York art dealer who admitted selling consigned works for low prices and stealing the money has been sentenced to six years to 18 years in jail.
  • Women find men dressed in red sexier   UPI / 10:14PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Red is often considered a sexy color for women to wear but women are attracted to men wearing red, as opposed to other colors, a U.S. researcher says.
  • Tuesday, August 3

  • Anti-poverty program has lasting benefits   UPI / 9:14PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Pregnant U.S. women who participate in the Earned Income Tax Credits anti-poverty program are less likely to have low-birth weight babies, researchers say.
  • Stars line up for N.Y. comedy fest   UPI / 6:14PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Aziz Ansari, Adam Carolla, Margaret Cho and Louis CK are confirmed to perform at this year's New York Comedy Festival, organizers said Tuesday.
  • A tongue piercing = big orthodontia bill   UPI / 3:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. dental professor reports a tongue piercing can result in an a costly orthodontist bill.
  • Monday, August 2

  • Americans blog more, e-mail less   UPI / 9:24PM
    MANHASSAT, N.Y., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Internet users spend most of their online time visiting blogs and social networking sites and less time checking e-mail, a poll indicates.
  • Chelsea, Marc host guests at Sunday brunch   UPI / 1:24AM
    RHINEBECK, N.Y., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky hosted a Sunday brunch as the finale of their opulent weekend wedding in Rhinebeck, N.Y., on the shores of the Hudson River.
  • Saturday, July 31

  • Chelsea Clinton weds Marc Mezvinsky   UPI / 8:24PM
    RHINEBECK, N.Y., July 31 (UPI) -- Chelsea Clinton and her longtime beau Marc Mezvinsky tied the knot in Rhinebeck, N.Y., Saturday, the bride's parents confirmed in a brief statement.
  • 'Law & Order' spinoff in N.Y.   UPI / 12:34PM
    LOS ANGELES, D.C., July 31 (UPI) -- Another spinoff from the extinct "Law & Order" is on tap: "Law & Order: Los Angeles" is scheduled for the original show's 10 p.m. Wednesday slot, officials say.
  • Resveratrol may suppress inflammation   UPI / 2:14AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 31 (UPI) -- Resveratrol, found in the skin of red grapes and red wine, appears to suppress inflammation in humans, U.S.researchers say.
  • Clintons at Chelsea guests' pre-wed bash   UPI / 1:54AM
    RHINEBECK, N.Y., July 31 (UPI) -- Bill and Hillary Clinton appeared at a Rhinebeck, N.Y., hotel hosting many of their daughter Chelsea Clinton's wedding guests late Friday night.
  • Friday, July 30

  • Hackers attacking online bank accounts   UPI / 7:44AM
    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., July 30 (UPI) -- Online banking, used by most U.S. households, is not as safe as the standard face-to-face practices of the past, bank consultant group Novantas reported.
  • Thursday, July 29

  • Sleep disorder may be sign of dementia   UPI / 10:44PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 29 (UPI) -- A sleep disorder may signal dementia or Parkinson's disease up to 50 years before diagnosis, U.S. researchers said.
  • Whales in Gulf to get recording 'session'   UPI / 6:24PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., July 29 (UPI) -- Electronic "ears" are being placed in the Gulf of Mexico to listen in on whales and investigate their health since the massive oil spill, researchers say.
  • House panel charges Rangel with 13 counts   UPI / 5:44PM
    WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- A House ethics subcommittee charged U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., Thursday with 13 counts of violating House rules and U.S. laws.
  • Wednesday, July 28

  • Stars line up for NY cancer benefit   UPI / 11:35PM
    WATER MILL, N.Y., July 28 (UPI) -- Kelly Ripa, Ashley Greene, Donna Karan, Ariel Foxman and InStyle are to serve as hosts of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's upcoming New York fundraiser.
  • Biden marks impending end of Iraq combat   UPI / 3:54PM
    FORT DRUM, N.Y., July 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told troops returning from Iraq Wednesday, "America's combat mission in Iraq will end" in a month.
  • Spring light influences teen sleep   UPI / 12:14AM
    TROY, N.Y., July 27 (UPI) -- Long daylight hours in spring influence the sleeping patterns of teens, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., said.
  • Tuesday, July 27

  • Study: Evolving a neck meant better brain   UPI / 8:04PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., July 27 (UPI) -- A body part that doesn't normally get much attention -- the human neck -- played a major role in the evolution of the human brain, U.S. scientists believe.
  • Monday, July 26

  • House Dems push Rangel to resolve issues   UPI / 12:05PM
    WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Democratic leaders are urging Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., to make a deal with the House ethics panel before charges against him are announced this week.
  • Malaria-like disease appearing in New York   UPI / 1:24AM
    VALHALLA, N.Y., July 26 (UPI) -- Babesiosis, a rare malaria-like disease commonly transmitted by infected deer ticks, is on the rise in the Lower Hudson Valley in New York, doctors say.
  • Saturday, July 24

  • Permanent garden to honor Michael Jackson   UPI / 5:04PM
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., July 24 (UPI) -- The National Museum of Dance will honor Michael Jackson with a permanent garden when he is inducted into the Hall of Fame next month.
  • Friday, July 23

  • Rangel explored settling ethics case   UPI / 11:24PM
    WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., held talks with a House committee on settling an ethics case against him, lawyers involved in the negotiations said.
  • Adults more prone to 'false memory'   UPI / 5:24PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., July 23 (UPI) -- Adults are worse at remembering negative or stressful events than children are, a finding that could impact the criminal justice system, a study says.
  • 'Darth Vader' robs bank   UPI / 2:44PM
    SETAUKET, N.Y., July 23 (UPI) -- Police in New York state said the man who robbed a Chase bank branch was armed with a pistol and dressed as "Star Wars" villain Darth Vader.
  • Thursday, July 22

  • N.Y. man sues over gum's tooth claims   UPI / 6:14PM
    NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) -- A New York man has sued the maker of Trident Xtra Care gum, saying its ads make the false claim it can restore teeth to health.
  • Wednesday, July 21

  • $500K mansion rental for vacation, romance   UPI / 5:54PM
    BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y., July 21 (UPI) -- A Florida millionaire said she is paying $500,000 to rent a mansion for 2 weeks in a New York resort town to vacation with her family and to perhaps find love.
  • Tuesday, July 20

  • U.S. robot sets 14-mile 'walking' record   UPI / 4:05PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., July 20 (UPI) -- A robot designed by U.S. engineering students set an unofficial untethered walking record of 14.3 miles at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., the school says.
  • Monday, July 19

  • Unhappy families = Child misbehavior   UPI / 11:14PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 19 (UPI) -- Families can be a supportive resource for children as they enter school or they can be a source of stress and maladaptive behavior, U.S. researchers say.
  • Buffalo 'HIV Predator' to remain in prison   UPI / 1:14PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 19 (UPI) -- A New York judge Monday ruled that the so-called "HIV Predator" could remain locked up even though his prison sentence has been served in full.
  • Saturday, July 17

  • Celebrities due unclaimed cash in New York   UPI / 3:05PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., July 17 (UPI) -- A New York state database of unclaimed accounts says movie star Angelina Jolie and ex-Yankees Manager Joe Torre are among those who have money coming to them.
  • Thursday, July 15

  • Thieves return replica of Roman statue   UPI / 8:05PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 15 (UPI) -- A statue stolen from Buffalo's replica of the Roman Trevi Fountain was returned intact in time for the city's annual Italian Heritage Festival, officials said.
  • Obama, Oprah invited to Clinton wedding   UPI / 11:44AM
    RHINEBECK, N.Y., July 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and talk show magnate Oprah Winfrey are among 500 people reported invited to ex-first daughter Chelsea Clinton's wedding.
  • Tuesday, July 13

  • Suit: Groom didn't know bride was married   UPI / 7:05PM
    MONSEY, N.Y., July 13 (UPI) -- A New York appeals court threw into question the future of a $100,000 ring a man is demanding back from the woman he wed while she was still married to her ex.
  • Monday, July 12

  • Consumer Reports: Nay on iPhone   UPI / 4:44PM
    YONKERS, N.Y., July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. products-review magazine Consumer Reports said Monday it would not recommend purchasing Apple Inc.'s iPhone 4 because of persistent reception problems.
  • Waves could 'see' hidden explosives   UPI / 2:44PM
    TROY, N.Y., July 12 (UPI) -- Hidden explosives, chemical or biological agents and illegal drugs could be detected from as far as 65 feet away using a new technique, U.S. researchers say.
  • Friday, July 9

  • N.Y. mob boss Franzese Sr. gets 20 years   UPI / 12:24AM
    NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) -- Reputed New York Mafia leader John "Sonny" Franzese Sr. could go to prison for 20 years following his conviction for shaking down strip clubs, officials said.
  • Thursday, July 8

  • Vitamin D: Key to gut functioning   UPI / 4:44PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 8 (UPI) -- The vitamin D receptor is a key player in how "gut flora" maintain the digestive system, U.S. researchers said.
  • Wednesday, July 7

  • Remote stimulation of cells has potential   UPI / 4:14PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 7 (UPI) -- Heated magnetic nanoparticles aimed at cell membranes can control ion channels, neurons and even an animal's behavior, U.S. physicists found.
  • Sunday, July 4

  • Shark bites fisherman removing hook   UPI / 2:34PM
    WEST HAMPTON DUNES, N.Y., July 4 (UPI) -- An 8-foot blue shark chomped on a New York fisherman's arm as he released the fish back into the Atlantic Ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
  • Clinton to wed on Hudson River estate   UPI / 2:14PM
    RHINEBECK, N.Y., July 4 (UPI) -- Residents of Rhinebeck, N.Y., are abuzz with talk of the upcoming wedding of former President Bill Clinton's daughter, Chelsea.
  • Friday, July 2

  • Father to sue N.Y. over daughter's death   UPI / 6:44PM
    NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- A New Jersey man whose 6-month-old baby was killed by a falling tree branch in New York's Central park says he is taking steps to sue the city.
  • N.Y. has ID'd 114 rabid raccoons this year   UPI / 3:35PM
    NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- New York officials said 114 rabid raccoons have been identified in the city's Central Park this year, but none have been seen in three weeks.
  • N.Y. has ID'd 114 rabin racoons this year   UPI / 1:14PM
    NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- New York officials said 114 rabid raccoons have been identified in the city's Central Park this year, but none have been seen in three weeks.
  • Wednesday, June 30

  • Common dyes could create solar cells   UPI / 3:24PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., June 30 (UPI) -- Cheaper, flexible and versatile solar cells could be made utilizing a molecule found in dyes used to color blue jeans and pen ink, U.S. researchers say.
  • Tuesday, June 29

  • Tobacco shop given stay from PACT Act   UPI / 12:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., June 29 (UPI) -- A federal judge in western New York granted a tobacco retailer a temporary reprieve from a new federal tobacco law that requires sellers to pay local taxes.
  • Monday, June 28

  • Vietnam defoliant tied to thyroid disease   UPI / 3:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., June 28 (UPI) -- The use of the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War has been linked to the Graves' disease, a thyroid disorder, in Vietnam veterans, a study says.
  • Thursday, June 24

  • Wine may hold Alzheimer's clues   UPI / 7:54PM
    TROY, N.Y., June 24 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers suggest the way in which a compound in red wine neutralizes toxic proteins may help explain Alzheimer's disease.
  • Court reverses N.Y. drunken man's lawsuit   UPI / 7:54PM
    NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) -- The lawyer for a Brooklyn man vowed to appeal after a court threw out his $2.3 million damage award for being hit by a subway while drunk.
  • Wednesday, June 23

  • Filtering may make transfusions safer   UPI / 10:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 23 (UPI) -- Those getting a blood transfusion may suffer fewer heart/lung complications when donor blood is filtered, U.S. researchers say.
  • Amateur has his own fusion reactor   UPI / 8:54PM
    BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 23 (UPI) -- A New York Web developer sheds his Clark Kent-type persona at night to become a Superman-type tinkerer on his own nuclear fusion reactor, observers say.
  • Monday, June 21

  • Scientists ID 'sickness syndrome' cause   UPI / 9:05AM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. and Swedish medical investigators say they have identified the mechanism that causes what is termed "sickness syndrome."
  • Thursday, June 17

  • Artist plans 23-story high walk   UPI / 2:04PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., June 17 (UPI) -- A French performance artist announced his intention to walk across a steel cable between two 23-story towers in Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Tuesday, June 15

  • Insurance patients more likely to live   UPI / 12:24AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., June 15 (UPI) -- Uninsured patients treated for gunshot wounds or auto accident injuries are more likely to die than those privately insured, U.S. researchers found.
  • Monday, June 14

  • Deer crashes through restaurant   UPI / 12:24PM
    BATAVIA, N.Y., June 14 (UPI) -- Dinner service at a New York state restaurant was interrupted by a non-paying patron -- a deer that crashed through a large window.
  • Friday, June 11

  • Solar flare activity might threaten GPS   UPI / 5:14PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., June 11 (UPI) -- A Cornell University expert on global positioning and satellite systems is warning they will be challenged as solar flare activity rises.
  • Palin implant rumors hit blogs   UPI / 2:24PM
    ELMONT, N.Y., June 11 (UPI) -- Rumors of Sarah Palin receiving breast implants have been circulating in U.S. Web sites since pictures were taken at a New York state horse race.
  • Tuesday, June 8

  • Expert: NASA should lead oil spill cleanup   UPI / 4:44PM
    NEW PALTZ, N.Y., June 8 (UPI) -- NASA should take charge of the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill containment and cleanup, a public health expert said.
  • Sunday, June 6

  • Adm. Allen: More oil being collected   UPI / 11:54AM
    WASHINGTON, N.Y., June 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Sunday the collection of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico had increased to 10,000 barrels in the past 24 hours.
  • Friday, June 4

  • Feeling sluggish? Bad mood? Go outside.   UPI / 7:14PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 4 (UPI) -- Those needing an energy boost and improved mood should spend some time every day outside, U.S. researchers found.
  • Thursday, June 3

  • Lawmakers: Recognize humanity's oneness   UPI / 10:24AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., June 3 (UPI) -- The United States and other nations must recognize humanity's underlying oneness for the sake of world peace, the New York State Assembly said in a resolution.
  • Wednesday, June 2

  • Low water could hang up Lake Ontario boats   UPI / 6:34PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 2 (UPI) -- Boaters could have a tough time in Lake Ontario this summer if the water level continues to drop, marina owners say.
  • 'Housewives' star Sonja arrested for DWI   UPI / 4:44PM
    NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- "Real Housewives of New York City" newcomer Sonja Morgan has been arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, Long Island, N.Y., police said.
  • Teen sues to wear rosary to class   UPI / 3:54PM
    SCHENECTADY, N.Y., June 2 (UPI) -- A Christian not-for-profit organization is suing a New York school district, demanding it allow a teenager to openly wear rosary beads to school.
  • Depression therapy, drugs similar results   UPI / 1:44AM
    YONKERS, N.Y., June 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. survey by Consumer Reports indicates people with depression report similar results from talk therapy and medication.
  • Saturday, May 29

  • Universal's N.Y.-style backlot rebuilt   UPI / 6:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- Political and Hollywood celebrities marked the completed rebuilding this week of Universal Studios' New York Street backlot in Los Angeles.
  • Friday, May 28

  • Male hormones vital to female fertility   UPI / 5:44PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 28 (UPI) -- A study in mice found male sex hormones might be key to optimal ovarian functioning, U.S. researchers said.
  • Moth spit produces bigger potatoes   UPI / 12:54PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., May 28 (UPI) -- Spit from a caterpillar helps Colombian Andes potatoes grow larger, a finding that could benefit farmers worldwide, scientists said.
  • Thursday, May 27

  • New York power grid: Ready for summer   UPI / 2:34PM
    RENSSELAER, N.Y., May 27 (UPI) -- Power company officials in New York say the state's electricity supplies should be adequate to meet this summer's expected demand for power.
  • Moth's saliva good for potato crops   UPI / 1:44PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., May 27 (UPI) -- A team of U.S., German and Colombian scientists says it has discovered the saliva of a South American pest can potentially double the output of potato crops.
  • Tips for parents on amusement park rides   UPI / 1:54AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., May 27 (UPI) -- As summer draws near, the New York state labor department offers parents advice on how to safeguard their children on amusement park rides.
  • Wednesday, May 26

  • Doctors need to help recognize depression   UPI / 11:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 26 (UPI) -- Primary care physicians could improve the recognition and treatment of depression and reduce its stigma, U.S. researchers say.
  • Tuesday, May 25

  • 'Amityville Horror' house for sale   UPI / 5:24PM
    AMITYVILLE, N.Y., May 25 (UPI) -- The New York state house that inspired "The Amityville Horror" is back on the market for an asking price of $1.15 million.
  • Monday, May 24

  • IBM to buy Sterling Commerce for $1.4B   UPI / 3:34PM
    ARMONK, N.Y., May 24 (UPI) -- International Business Machines said Monday it had agreed to buy Sterling Commerce from AT&T for about $1.4 billion in cash.
  • Saturday, May 22

  • Andrew Cuomo kicks off run for N.Y. gov   UPI / 4:14PM
    NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo kicked off his campaign for New York's governor Saturday, vowing to mend the state's ethical and financial problems.
  • Obama outlines new 'international order'   UPI / 3:24PM
    WEST POINT, N.Y., May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama told West Point's graduating class Saturday the country must play a leading role in building international alliances.
  • Friday, May 21

  • Dense breast increases cancer risk   UPI / 9:04PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 21 (UPI) -- Seventy-four percent of U.S. women say they have had a mammogram, while 66 percent say they get mammograms on a regular basis, a survey indicates.
  • Autism diet did not improve behavior   UPI / 6:44PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 21 (UPI) -- A diet free of gluten and casein did not change behavior in children with autism, U.S. researchers said.
  • Yoga improves sleep for cancer survivors   UPI / 12:14PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 21 (UPI) -- Cancer survivors who tried four weeks of gentle yoga improved the quality of their sleep and were not as tired during the day, researchers in New York said.
  • Survey: Those with money are happier   UPI / 2:14AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 21 (UPI) -- The Harris Poll Happiness Index dipped from 35 percent of U.S. adults who said they were very happy in both 2008 and 2009 to 33 percent this year.
  • Wednesday, May 19

  • Kennedy spouse charged with DUI   UPI / 8:24AM
    BEDFORD, N.Y., May 19 (UPI) -- Police in Bedford, N.Y., say they have charged the wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. with driving while intoxicated.
  • Tuesday, May 18

  • Pakistani officer held in N.Y. bomb try   UPI / 8:54PM
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 18 (UPI) -- A Pakistani army officer linked to a suspect in the failed attempt to set off a bomb in New York's Times Square has been arrested, law enforcement sources said.
  • Monday, May 17

  • N.Y. survey shows slower business growth   UPI / 10:34AM
    NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- The New York Federal Reserve Thursday said growth in general business activity in New York slowed in its latest monthly survey.
  • Thursday, May 13

  • N.Y. probe focus: Banks and credit rating   UPI / 2:05PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., May 13 (UPI) -- New York state has begun to investigate banks that secured strong ratings for securities that proved to be losing investments, sources told The New York Times.
  • Wednesday, May 12

  • Judge stops N.Y. workers' furloughs   UPI / 6:34PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., May 12 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Albany Wednesday stopped New York Gov. David Paterson from invoking one-day furloughs on about 100,000 state workers.
  • Rare leopard dies at Seneca Park Zoo   UPI / 12:24PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 12 (UPI) -- A rare Amur leopard has died at the age of 17 at the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, N.Y., officials said.
  • Thursday, May 6

  • Neanderthals and humans: Genetically alike   UPI / 2:14PM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., May 6 (UPI) -- U.S. and German genomic scientists say they have determined Neanderthals and humans differ much less than had been expected.
  • IBM starts human health research project   UPI / 10:14AM
    ARMONK, N.Y., May 6 (UPI) -- IBM announced the start Thursday of a multi-year research project designed to help individuals, governments and businesses better understand human health.
  • Wednesday, May 5

  • N.Y. mayor: Close firearms 'terror gap'   UPI / 7:24PM
    WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- New York's mayor says he wants to close a legal loophole that keeps the U.S. government from blocking sales of firearms to people on the terrorist watch list.
  • Purple periwinkle may dampen inflammation   UPI / 5:34PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say a plant extract may battle inflammatory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Reported robbery a movie scene in progress   UPI / 4:14PM
    BELLMORE, N.Y., May 5 (UPI) -- Police in New York's Nassau County said a scene for a movie nearly turned into a real shootout when officers mistook it for a robbery.
  • N.Y. wants to keep man with AIDS locked up   UPI / 2:14PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., May 5 (UPI) -- New York state prosecutors say an AIDS-infected man who was imprisoned for having unprotected sex remains a danger to society.
  • Tuesday, May 4

  • N.Y. gov. aims to reduce deportations   UPI / 6:54PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., May 4 (UPI) -- New York Gov. David Paterson is seeking to reduce deportations by speeding up and allowing more pardons for illegal immigrants with old or minor convictions.
  • Monday, May 3

  • Weeks-long U.N. nuclear summit begins   UPI / 10:14AM
    UNITED, N.Y., May 3 (UPI) -- A war of wills between the United States and Iran could be the featured event at a weeks-long U.N. nuclear summit opening Monday, officials said.
  • Tuesday, April 27

  • Judge weighs gunmaker's role in crime   UPI / 12:54PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 27 (UPI) -- A Buffalo, N.Y., man seriously injured in a drive-by shooting says the handgun's maker, distributor and dealer should be held responsible for the crime.
  • Monday, April 26

  • Diabetes meter linked to video games   UPI / 11:14PM
    TARRYTOWN, N.Y., April 26 (UPI) -- A blood glucose monitoring system that connects to video game systems to help children manage diabetes is available in U.S. drug stores, its manufacturer said.
  • U.S. may get 1st female-oriented VFW post   UPI / 4:05PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 26 (UPI) -- A new VFW post proposed for New York's Erie County likely would be the nation's first geared to female veterans.
  • Saturday, April 24

  • Med students get hands dirty growing food   UPI / 2:05AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 24 (UPI) -- University at Buffalo medical school students are planting a vegetable garden to improve their own diets and learn more about nutrition for their patients.
  • Thursday, April 22

  • The Buffalo News, N.Y., Bucky Gleason column: Gleason: Ruff should have blamed missed chances   AP / 8:34AM
    Apr. 22--BOSTON -- Lindy Ruff's wallet could be a few bucks lighter after he's finished paying a fine for criticizing the officials, but you could understand his frustration after the game Wednesday. A terrible call in the third period shifted momentum to the Bruins and enabled them to crawl back from another two-goal deficit.
  • Wednesday, April 21

  • Feds raid N.Y. pol's health clinic   UPI / 6:14PM
    NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- Federal agents raided a non-profit New York City medical clinic operated by the state Senate majority leader Wednesday morning.
  • Tuesday, April 20

  • 2010 Tribeca film fest under way in N.Y.   UPI / 10:44PM
    NEW YORK, April 20 (UPI) -- Tribeca Film Festival co-founders Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal opened the 9th edition of the cinema series in New York Tuesday.
  • Wednesday, April 14

  • Some toothpastes work better than others   UPI / 10:35PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 14 (UPI) -- Some toothpastes work better than others in curbing the some 800 to 1,000 different kinds of bacteria that live in the human mouth, U.S. researchers said.
  • Tuesday, April 13

  • N.Y. candidate sent anti-Obama e-mails   UPI / 6:54PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 13 (UPI) -- Carl Paladino, a Buffalo developer running for governor of New York, is under fire for forwarding sexually explicit and anti-Obama e-mail messages to friends.
  • Sunday, April 11

  • Many confuse allergens and celiac disease   UPI / 11:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. survey indicated that many U.S. adults are confused regarding the difference between food allergies and celiac disease.
  • BRIEF: Crosby takes lead as top-scorer with 51st goal   AP / 11:34PM
    Apr. 11--UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored his second goal of the game 55 seconds into the second period to take at least temporary possession of first place in the NHL goal-scoring race.
  • UFOs worthy of serious study, prof says   UPI / 3:05PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 11 (UPI) -- The subject of UFOs should be brought out into the open as a worthwhile "area of study," a New York anthropology professor says.
  • Friday, April 9

  • DOT head pledges to help N.Y. airport grow   UPI / 7:44PM
    NEWBURGH, N.Y., April 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. transportation secretary said Friday his agency will help a New York airport add flights as the Big Apple's three big airports reduce congestion.
  • Many confuse allergens and celiac disease   UPI / 7:05PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. survey indicated that many U.S. adults are confused regarding the difference between food allergies and celiac disease.
  • Humpback whale dies on Long Island beach   UPI / 12:54PM
    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., April 9 (UPI) -- A juvenile humpback whale trapped in the sand on a Long Island, N.Y., beach since Tuesday has died, police said Friday.
  • Brisk walking lowers women's stroke risk   UPI / 1:54AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 9 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers link brisk walking two or more hours a week to lowered risk of stroke in women.
  • Thursday, April 8

  • NYC fireman nabbed in $178M gambling ring   UPI / 7:14PM
    KEW GARDENS, N.Y., April 8 (UPI) -- A New York City firefighter using a marked FDNY vehicle is among three city workers charged in a sports-betting ring that made $178 million, a prosecutor said.
  • Wednesday, April 7

  • 'Yankees hater' wins $9,000 ball   UPI / 5:14PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 7 (UPI) -- A self-described "Yankees hater" in New York state won an auction for a baseball signed by the 1946 members of the team, including Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra.
  • Monday, April 5

  • Paladino running for N.Y. governorship   UPI / 10:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 5 (UPI) -- Conservative Carl Paladino announced before a crowd of hundreds in Buffalo Monday night he's running for governor of New York.
  • IBM announces water desalination project   UPI / 10:34AM
    ARMONK, N.Y., April 5 (UPI) -- IBM says it's joining with a Saudi Arabian organization to create a water desalination plant powered by solar energy to greatly reduce water and energy costs.
  • Sunday, April 4

  • The Buffalo News, N.Y., Jerry Sullivan column: Sullivan breaks down Duke's win   AP / 10:44PM
    Apr. 4--Breaking down the national semifinal
  • Saturday, April 3

  • E-book pricing in flux   UPI / 10:05AM
    NEWE YORK, N.Y., April 3 (UPI) -- Pricing of e-books is in play as book publishers and retailers negotiate the terms of engagement, industry officials say.
  • Wednesday, March 31

  • OJ may help counteract high-fat fast-food   UPI / 6:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., March 31 (UPI) -- Orange juice may counteract some of the bad effects of a fast-food breakfast or perhaps any high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal, U.S. researchers found.
  • Suit charges BofA with sex discrimination   UPI / 3:24PM
    NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- Three female financial advisers said they filed a class action lawsuit in Brooklyn, N.Y., against Bank of American and Merrill Lynch for sex discrimination.
  • Tuesday, March 30

  • Latent TB activation factors proposed   UPI / 11:54AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. medical scientist studying factors that trigger latent tuberculosis says his findings might lead to innovative strategies for treating the disease.
  • Monday, March 29

  • Gene boosts tomato yield and sweetness   UPI / 3:05PM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., March 29 (UPI) -- U.S. and Israeli scientists say they have identified a gene that causes hybrid tomato plants to substantially increase yield, and also increases sweetness.
  • Crude oil prices top $80   UPI / 9:24AM
    NEW Y, N.Y., March 29 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices for May delivery shifted higher Monday, adding 68 cents to hit $80.68 per barrel in New York with the dollar index recently down 0.54 percent.
  • Sunday, March 28

  • Crane topples onto 25-story N.Y. building   UPI / 8:34PM
    NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- A huge crane tipped and slammed into the top of a 25-story building in New York, prompting evacuations and disrupting traffic, authorities and witnesses said.
  • East Regional   AP / 12:34PM
    Mar. 28--SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- As soon as West Virginia beat Kentucky, the rock-star young team whose fans include actress Ashley Judd and hip-hop artist Drake, John Flowers stood atop the scorer's table and mocked the defeated foe.
  • The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky., John Clay column: John Clay: Painful defeat ends season of major victories   AP / 11:34AM
    Mar. 28--SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- In the end, Kentucky picked the biggest game of the year to play its worst game of the year.
  • Tuesday, March 23

  • Skin care was almost recession proof   UPI / 1:05PM
    PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., March 23 (UPI) -- Skin care products have become an odd bellwether of the U.S. economy -- the last to fall and the first to rise among beauty products, a research group said.
  • Monday, March 22

  • New way to cool computers is developed   UPI / 9:44AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have used tiny structures in silicon to force liquid to flow vertically upward along the silicon surface, defying gravity.
  • Sunday, March 21

  • Mountaineers end Tigers' season: Butler scores 28 to lead West Virginia victory.   AP / 9:35PM
    Mar. 21--BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Missouri basketball team saw its season come to a frustrating end in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • West Virginia ousts Mizzou, gains Sweet 16   AP / 8:44PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Missouri's basketball season came to a fighting, if not for the Tigers a fitting, end on Sunday. Mizzou, unranked the entire season, pushed sixth-ranked West Virginia from opening tip to the Mountaineers' closing victory celebration. The Tigers trailed by only five points with a minute and 25 seconds left.
  • Syracuse puts an end to Gonzaga's run   AP / 5:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Gonzaga's 2010 NCAA basketball tournament run ended Sunday afternoon at the hands of a gifted, top-seeded Syracuse team.
  • Friday, March 19

  • Missouri swarms Clemson: Tigers advance to play West Virginia on Sunday.   AP / 9:34PM
    Mar. 19--BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Missouri basketball team's defense pressured Clemson right out of the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Monday, March 15

  • Blacks highest cancer risk, don't know it   UPI / 7:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., March 15 (UPI) -- Blacks say they are at less risk of getting cancer -- even though they have the highest cancer incidence and mortality of all groups, U.S. researchers said.
  • Crowning ceremony held for Tiana in N.Y.   UPI / 11:44AM
    NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- Tiana, the main character in the animated film "The Princess and the Frog," has been officially named the ninth Disney Princess at a ceremony in New York.
  • Ignition device detects alcohol of driver   UPI / 2:14AM
    SHIRLEY, N.Y., March 15 (UPI) -- A breath alcohol ignition interlock device measures breath alcohol concentration in vehicles and uses a wireless phone to send the results, a U.S. firm says.
  • Thursday, March 11

  • Cuomo recuses himself from Paterson probe   UPI / 6:44PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., March 11 (UPI) -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, a likely candidate for governor, said Thursday he is taking himself off the investigation of Gov. David Paterson.
  • Geese collision prompts aircraft landing   UPI / 1:24PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 11 (UPI) -- A spokeswoman for an airport in Rochester, N.Y., said a US Airways flight was forced to land Thursday after striking several geese on takeoff.
  • Wednesday, March 10

  • Drug cuts cholesterol without side effects   UPI / 5:14PM
    MANHASSETT, N.Y., March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. and Swedish scientists have found an experimental thyroid drug reduces cholesterol without side effects suffered by some people using statins.
  • Drug used for high potassium questioned   UPI / 4:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists say a drug used to treat high potassium levels for more than 50 years has no proven benefit and probably would not be approved today.
  • Cotton that conducts electricity created   UPI / 3:34PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have developed cotton threads that can conduct electricity as well as a metal wire, yet remain light and flexible enough to wear.
  • Monday, March 8

  • Nanoparticles target specific cancer cells   UPI / 5:24PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 8 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have created synthesized nanoparticles that can identify, target and kill specific cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone.
  • Friday, March 5

  • ABC may go dark on Cablevision Saturday   UPI / 10:54PM
    BETHPAGE, N.Y., March 5 (UPI) -- Cablevision said it continued to urge ABC Disney Friday to listen to U.S. government officials and consumers and not pull the plug on WABC at midnight Saturday.
  • N.Y. Rep. Massa resigns, effective Monday   UPI / 4:35PM
    WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Eric Massa, D-N.Y., will resign his seat Monday, just days after announcing he would not seek re-election, his office said Friday.
  • Thursday, March 4

  • Physicists create new form of matter   UPI / 4:04PM
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 4 (UPI) -- Physicists using a collider at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y., say they have created what in essence is a new form of matter.
  • New way found to control mosquitoes   UPI / 10:34AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've discovered a protein that might lead to the development of insecticides that can disrupt a mosquito's renal system.
  • Wednesday, March 3

  • Maine considers cellphone warning   UPI / 11:14PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., March 3 (UPI) -- Maine is considering a bill that would require warning labels about the risks of electromagnetic radiation on cellphones sold in the state, a legislator says.
  • N.Y. Rep. won't run, cites health reasons   UPI / 8:54PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., March 3 (UPI) -- Rep. Eric Massa, D-N.Y., announced Wednesday he would not seek a second term in Congress, giving a "cancer re-occurrence scare" as the principal reason.
  • Study: Fruit flies have stabilizer reflex   UPI / 5:44PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 3 (UPI) -- Cornell University scientists say they've discovered how fruit flies, when disturbed by wind gusts, rapidly recover from midflight stumbles to stay on course.
  • Report: N.Y. gov tried to quiet accuser   UPI / 2:24PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., March 3 (UPI) -- Investigators are looking into whether New York Gov. David Paterson enlisted a friend to try to quiet a woman who accused his aide of assault, a source said.
  • Tuesday, March 2

  • 44-year-old lawsuit ordered to trial   UPI / 2:54PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., March 2 (UPI) -- A New York state appeals court has ordered a trial for a 44-year-old lawsuit between two companies that no longer exist.
  • GM triples commitment to European brands   UPI / 11:05AM
    DETROIT, N.Y., March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. automaker General Motors Co. said it would funnel $2.6 billion to European brands Opel and Vauxhall, signaling a new commitment to brands it almost sold.
  • Monday, March 1

  • Ford won't run for U.S. Senate in N.Y.   UPI / 9:54PM
    NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- Former Rep. Harold Ford, D-Tenn., said Monday he will not run for the U.S. Senate in his adopted home state of New York.
  • Friday, February 26

  • Toyota accused of withholding records   AP / 6:35PM
    The chairman of a House panel probing Toyota's safety record, Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., alleges the automaker illegally withheld records from U.S. courts.
  • Toyota accused of withholding records   UPI / 6:14PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The chairman of a House panel probing Toyota's safety record, Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., alleges the automaker illegally withheld records from U.S. courts.
  • Gov. Paterson ends election bid   UPI / 4:14PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- New York Gov. David Paterson, saying he was being "realistic," said Friday he would end his campaign for a full term as the state's chief executive.
  • Thursday, February 25

  • Study: Food 'sin taxes' effective   UPI / 10:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Taxing unhealthy foods reduces overall calories purchased, while cutting the proportion of fat and carbohydrates and increasing protein, U.S. researchers say.
  • Saturday, February 13

  • Sources: Zuckerman eyeing NY Senate seat   UPI / 1:24PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Real estate tycoon Mortimer B. Zuckerman may be considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., The New York Times reports.
  • Thursday, February 11

  • CDC: 1,521 mumps cases in N.Y., N.J.   UPI / 3:54PM
    ATLANTA, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A mumps outbreak that began in a summer camp has grown to 1,521 cases in New York City, two upstate New York counties and New Jersey, health officials say.
  • Memory drug may help Huntington's patients   UPI / 2:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers suggest a medication studied in Alzheimer's patients may benefit those with Huntington's disease.
  • No. 2 Syracuse hangs on, defeats UConn   AP / 5:34AM
    Feb. 11--SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Moral victories don't earn you any credit when it comes to Selection Sunday. So as proud as the UConn basketball team might be for its comeback Wednesday night, the Huskies are still on the outside of the NCAA's field of 65 looking in.
  • Tuesday, February 9

  • MS progresses more rapidly in blacks   UPI / 1:05AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Fewer African-Americans develop multiple sclerosis than whites but their disease progresses more rapidly, University at Buffalo researchers found.
  • Sunday, February 7

  • Former sex worker enters N.Y. gov. race   UPI / 9:54PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Former sex worker Kristin Davis, dubbed the "Manhattan Madam," said she intends to run as a Libertarian in the race for governor of New York.
  • N.Y. Botox banks to begin Monday   UPI / 2:14PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A New York physician said Monday he will launch an online discount Botox bank that he hopes will spread into branches nationwide.
  • Friday, February 5

  • Initiative helps N.Y. doctors follow up   UPI / 6:14PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- New York has begun a program to help primary care physicians combat preventable health problems, city officials say.
  • Thursday, February 4

  • Settlements pondered in Ground Zero suits   UPI / 8:24PM
    NW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- As a trial date nears on lawsuits against New York City by Sept. 11 Ground Zero workers, lawyers for both sides say they are in talks aimed at settling them.
  • Buying health insurance in other states   UPI / 1:44PM
    YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Allowing those who buy health insurance themselves to shop in other U.S. states would not lower health costs for all, consumersunion.org says.
  • Wednesday, February 3

  • Packaged salad greens can contain bacteria   UPI / 12:54PM
    YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Laboratory tests of 208 containers of 16 brands of salad greens sold last summer in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York found bacteria, some very high.
  • Tuesday, February 2

  • Citibank settles free checking dispute   UPI / 1:44PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- New York State said it reached a nationwide agreement with Citibank to keep more than one million checking accounts free through 2010.
  • Device may allow people to walk on walls   UPI / 12:14PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Cornell University scientists say they've created a device that uses water surface tension as an adhesive that might allow humans to walk on walls.
  • Pets help owners deal with tough economy   UPI / 2:05AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Dogs and cats provide a service in helping their owners deal with personal pressures brought on by a tough economy, a U.S. survey indicates.
  • Monday, February 1

  • Initiative helps N.Y. doctors follow up   UPI / 9:05PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- New York has begun a program to help primary care physicians combat preventable health problems, city officials say.
  • Saturday, January 30

  • Developers give Cuomo campaign cash   UPI / 1:54AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has received millions of dollars in campaign contributions from developers and other real estate interests, records show.
  • Friday, January 29

  • N.Y. fears Central Park rabies outbreak   UPI / 11:05PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A spike in the number of rabid raccoons recovered in New York's Central Park has led to warnings a rabies outbreak could spread to humans.
  • Thursday, January 28

  • Deadly fish virus now in all Great Lakes   UPI / 11:24AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Cornell University scientists say a deadly fish virus first discovered in the Northeastern United States in 2005 has spread across the Great Lakes.
  • Wednesday, January 27

  • Serial killer victim of medical neglect?   UPI / 2:24AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A serial killer who died in the New York prison where he was serving a 250-year sentence may have been a victim of medical neglect, a report says.
  • FBI: Weapons suspect had map of Army base   UPI / 1:24AM
    SOMERVILLE, N.J., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A man arrested in New Jersey who was allegedly traveling with two Bushmaster assault weapons had a map of Fort Drum, N.Y., federal investigators said.
  • Tuesday, January 26

  • Study: Cancer cells may be used as therapy   UPI / 9:44AM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists in New York say they've discovered a way to use a cancer cell's altered glucose metabolism for possible therapeutic benefit.
  • Monday, January 25

  • Study finds new Parkinson's disease facts   UPI / 10:44AM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've discovered brain networks damaged by Parkinson's disease become abnormal a few years before any symptoms appear.
  • Drug fights ischemia reperfusion injury   UPI / 8:14AM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they are testing an experimental medicine that might reduce the risk of developing ischemia reperfusion injury.
  • Saturday, January 23

  • Farmer kills dairy herd, takes own life   UPI / 2:24PM
    COPAKE, N.Y., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- An upstate New York farmer shot his herd of 51 dairy cows before turning his rifle on himself, police say.
  • Tamil Tigers weapons buyers sentenced   UPI / 1:04PM
    BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Two men convicted in New York of trying to buy $1 million worth of weapons for the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms.
  • Friday, January 22

  • Schizophrenia gene may reduce cancer risk   UPI / 1:34AM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- People who inherit a specific form of a gene that puts them on a road to schizophrenia may be protected against some forms of cancer, U.S. researchers say.
  • Breast cancer vaccine being developed   UPI / 1:04AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University at Buffalo and King Saud University in Saudi Arabia said they are working together to develop a breast cancer vaccine.
  • Thursday, January 21

  • Chimp smuggling crisis in Cameroon   UPI / 9:05PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Chimpanzee smuggling has become a crisis in Cameroon, with some rescued chimps found through DNA tests to have been stolen from preserves, researchers say.
  • Poll: Discount stores gaining an edge   UPI / 3:05PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. discount stores have beaten the mid-level and top-tier retailers at sales promotions, data from a recent survey shows.
  • Telemarketer companies facing N.Y. lawsuit   UPI / 2:54PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo alleges in a lawsuit that telemarketing companies did not provide potential donors with mandatory information.
  • Tuesday, January 19

  • GM seeks new deal at former Delphi plants   UPI / 12:44PM
    DETROIT, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The United Auto Workers union said General Motors Co. is seeking worker concessions at Delphi auto parts factories in Saginaw, Mich., and Lockport, N.Y.
  • Monday, January 18

  • Wasp genome could aid pest control   UPI / 5:14PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The genome sequence of three wasp species could be valuable in producing products for pest control, researchers in New York said.
  • Friday, January 15

  • Judge: N.Y. Fire Department discriminated   UPI / 2:34AM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- New York City and its Fire Department discriminated against black firefighters, a federal judge found.
  • Thursday, January 14

  • 2 nursing home Legionnaires' cases; 1 dead   UPI / 7:34PM
    KINGSTON, N.Y., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Health inspectors swept a county-run nursing home near New York City Thursday after two residents became infected with Legionnaires' disease and one died.
  • Tuesday, January 12

  • All have better mood, less pain on weekend   UPI / 5:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- People experience better moods, greater vitality, and fewer aches and pains from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, U.S. researchers found.
  • Grain futures sharply lower on Tuesday   UPI / 5:24PM
    CHICAGO, N.Y., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Grain futures closed sharply lower on the Chicago Board of Trade Tuesday after government reports indicated yields higher than expected.
  • Albany Times Union, N.Y., Mark McGuire column   AP / 9:34AM
    Jan. 12--OK, it's a first step. A long-delayed, perhaps-too-late first step, but one Mark McGwire had to take, and now.
  • Monday, January 11

  • Time with friends may help prevent obesity   UPI / 11:14PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- More social time spent with friends may help adolescents keep from gaining weight, New York researchers suggest.
  • New York requests bonus pay disclosures   UPI / 2:54PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The New York attorney general's office said it requested pay information from eight of the nation's big banks in an ongoing inquiry into federal bailout funds.
  • Thursday, January 7

  • Kitchen spoon size determines drug amount   UPI / 1:37AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Parents who use kitchen spoons to measure liquid medicine for a child may over or under medicate, New York researchers found.
  • Behavior identification could catch bomber   UPI / 1:24AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Effective use of intelligence gathering and behavioral identification programs could have kept the alleged bomber off Flight 253, U.S. researchers say.
  • Wednesday, January 6

  • Gestures matching words enhance message   UPI / 1:34PM
    HAMILTON, N.Y., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- If gestures and speech convey the same information, they are easier to understand than when they convey different information, Dutch and U.S. researchers say.
  • Androgen receptor slows healing   UPI / 11:44AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A protein key to the action of male hormones also plays a pivotal role in the body's ability to heal, scientists in Rochester, N.Y. said.
  • Monday, January 4

  • Psoriasis may be a systemic disease   UPI / 6:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Psoriasis, a disease that causes red, raised patches of skin, is seen as a systemic disease linked to arthritis and heart disease, a U.S. newsletter says.
  • Sunday, January 3

  • NFL: Minnesota 44, N.Y. Giants 7   AP / 5:34PM
    Brett Favre threw four touchdown passes Sunday, leading the
  • Saturday, January 2

  • BRIEF: Pitt upsets No. 5 Syracuse   AP / 5:34PM
    Jan. 2--SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Pitt upset No. 5 Syracuse this afternoon, 82-72, at the Carrier Dome.
  • Scripps urges support for Food Network   UPI / 1:44PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Scripps Networks Interactive, engaged in a food fight Cablevision, says the U.S. cable group's customers should demand it keep the Food Network on its TV menu.
  • Wednesday, December 30

  • Pharmacists can improve diabetes care   UPI / 11:34AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Enhancing a diabetes patient's access to care via collaborative physician-pharmacist relationships can yield lower blood glucose levels, U.S. researchers say.
  • Thursday, December 24

  • Chemo drugs disrupt new brain cells   UPI / 1:54AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say animal models show chemotherapy drugs may disrupt brain cell growth.
  • Wednesday, December 23

  • Elderly most at risk for depression   UPI / 4:10PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers pinpointed the prime factors identifying which elderly persons are at the highest risk for developing major depression.
  • Compound controls fungal infections   UPI / 4:10PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Scientists in New York say they're seeking a patent for a compound that could control fungal infections afflicting nearly 25,000 U.S. residents a year.
  • Tuesday, December 22

  • Ex-mountain bike champ guilty in pot case   UPI / 6:14PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Former world champion mountain biker Melissa Giove has admitted to her role in a federal marijuana trafficking case in New York, officials said.
  • Report: Giuliani to skip N.Y. senate race   UPI / 1:44AM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has decided against running for the U.S. Senate, Republican sources said.
  • Monday, December 21

  • Women involved in sports may be healthier   UPI / 5:54PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say women who participate in sports are at lower risk of breast cancer.
  • Target workers rehired despite toy issue   UPI / 12:14PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Target officials said seven former workers at the retail chain's store in Buffalo, N.Y., were reinstated despite their violations of a company policy.
  • Sunday, December 20

  • New York researchers testing MS theory   UPI / 12:24PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Officials of the Buffalo, N.Y., Neuroimaging Analysis Center say they hope to have the results of unique study on multiple sclerosis finished within months.
  • Singer Jonas marries at New York chateau   UPI / 11:44AM
    HUNTINGTON, N.Y., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Singer Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers married his girlfriend, Danielle Deleasa, at a chateau in Long Island, N.Y., the couple confirmed.
  • Friday, December 18

  • Samples taken during raid on N.Y. company   UPI / 4:14PM
    TONAWANDA, N.Y., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A U.S. attorney said Friday samples and records were taken during a raid on the Tonawanda Coke Corp. in Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Louisiana residents top 'happy' survey   UPI / 1:24PM
    CLINTON, N.Y., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Residents of Louisiana and Hawaii ranked highest, and residents of New York and Connecticut lowest, in a study of happiness in the United States, authors said.
  • Video gamers sharpen speed   UPI / 1:24AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Avid video game players get faster not only on their game of choice, but on a variety of unrelated laboratory tests of reaction time, U.S. researchers say.
  • Thursday, December 17

  • N.Y. boy flooded with cards after video   UPI / 2:24PM
    MEXICO, N.Y., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A 4-year-old New York boy who was flooded with Christmas cards after an online video said he has terminal cancer is not actually dying, his parents say.
  • Terrorist risks said to be underestimated   UPI / 1:14PM
    WEST POINT, N.Y., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Three West Point Military Academy professors say standard methods of risk analysis likely underestimate the actual risks posed by terrorists.
  • Wednesday, December 16

  • Bernanke named Time's 'Person of the Year'   UPI / 12:14PM
    WASHINGTON, N.Y., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year Wednesday, Time editors announced.
  • Tuesday, December 15

  • Sting writes holiday giving blog   UPI / 8:24PM
    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- British rock icon Sting is penning a holiday-themed blog about giving on ReadersDigest.com, the magazine said Tuesday.
  • N.Y. film critics honor 'Hurt Locker'   UPI / 7:35PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The New York Film Critics Circle says it has voted "The Hurt Locker" the best film of 2009.
  • Female birds can become sexual showoffs   UPI / 11:44AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Cornell University scientists say they've discovered female birds in species that breed in groups can evolve the same kinds of sexual embellishments as males.
  • Monday, December 14

  • D.J. struck by truck and killed in N.Y.   UPI / 2:35PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A British-born disc jockey was struck by a truck and killed as she rode her bicycle in New York, police said.
  • Saturday, December 12

  • Alec Baldwin supporting N.Y. Philharmonic   UPI / 4:54PM
    NEW YORK, Neb., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Actor Alec Baldwin said he became the new radio announcer for the New York Philharmonic because he loves classical music.
  • Thursday, December 10

  • Spitzer may run for N.Y. comptroller   UPI / 8:14PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is considering another run for statewide office, this time for comptroller, the New York Post reported Thursday.
  • New York allows all to get H1N1 vaccine   UPI / 7:44PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The governor of New York said Thursday healthcare providers statewide should make the H1N1 flu vaccine available to all without restriction.
  • Tuesday, December 8

  • Pacino to play Shylock on N.Y. stage   UPI / 8:05PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Film star Al Pacino has signed on to play Shylock in a New York stage production of William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice," the Public Theater said.
  • Monday, December 7

  • Toyota top of sudden acceleration list   UPI / 5:54PM
    YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Japanese automaker Toyota received 41 percent of all consumer complaints about sudden acceleration in 2008 model cars, Consumer Reports said.
  • Sunday, December 6

  • 3 Ontario hockey dads charged in brawl   UPI / 5:14PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Three Ontario fathers were charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly brawling while visiting Buffalo, N.Y., for a youth hockey tourney, police say.
  • Filmmaker Brose may face child porn trial   UPI / 3:05PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The city of Buffalo, N.Y., may have its first trial of a federal Internet child porn suspect with filmmaker Lawrence F. Brose's case, an official said.
  • Weezer lead singer injured in bus accident   UPI / 2:05PM
    AMSTERDAM, N.Y., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The lead singer of the rock band Weezer, and another passenger were involved in a bus accident Sunday that put them in a New York hospital, officials said.
  • Saturday, December 5

  • Grad student allegedly killed professor   UPI / 11:54PM
    BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A graduate student at the State University of New York, Binghamton was charged Saturday with killing a professor at the university.
  • Friday, December 4

  • Soldier charged with killing 2 comrades   UPI / 1:44AM
    WATERTOWN, N.Y., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A soldier stationed at Fort Drum in New York who returned from Iraq earlier this year has been charged with killing two comrades.
  • Tuesday, December 1

  • Obama: No more blank check for Afghanistan   UPI / 10:05PM
    WEST POINT, N.Y., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The days of giving a blank check to Afghanistan are over, U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday night in outlining his strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • Obama seeks more NATO help in Afghanistan   UPI / 10:05PM
    WEST POINT, N.Y., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday night he hopes the surge of 30,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan will be complemented by more troops from U.S. allies.
  • Obama: New Afghan approach has $30B cost   UPI / 9:05PM
    WEST POINT, N.Y., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said his new approach in Afghanistan would cost $30 billion for the military this year, but did not say how it would be funded.
  • Obama: Pakistan critical to Afghan success   UPI / 9:05PM
    WEST POINT, N.Y., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A strategy in Afghanistan also must work in Pakistan to address a "cancer" that has taken root in the border region, U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday.
  • Obama: 30,000 more troops, exit start date   UPI / 8:44PM
    WEST POINT, N.Y., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The 68,000 U.S. troops already in Afghanistan will be joined by 30,000 more U.S. forces by next summer, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.
  • World AIDS Day: AIDS faces funding drop   UPI / 12:24AM
    CONGERS, N.Y., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- On World AIDS Day Tuesday, a day devoted to raising awareness, U.S. researchers point out the world could face a funding shortfall for treatment.
  • Thursday, November 26

  • U.S. retailers break Thanksgiving taboo   UPI / 4:04PM
    YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Major U.S. retailers broke a taboo and were open on Thanksgiving Thursday, a day before the official Black Friday start of holiday shopping.
  • Tuesday, November 24

  • Pills, heroin becoming gateway drugs   UPI / 12:34AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- There has been a 75 percent increase in heroin use among patients seeking treatment since 2007, officials of an Albany, N.Y., addiction recovery center said.
  • Monday, November 23

  • N.Y. trial of Gitmo detainee holds lessons   UPI / 8:05AM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The New York trial of a former Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainee holds lessons for the planned trial of the self-avowed Sept. 11, 2001, mastermind, analysts say.
  • Sunday, November 22

  • Palin book tour travels to Pa., N.Y.   UPI / 12:34PM
    HENRIETTA, N.Y., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appeared in South Strabane, Pa., and Henrietta, N.Y., in promotion for her book "Going Rogue," event organizers said.
  • NY1 anchor guilty of attempted assault   UPI / 12:54AM
    RAMAPO, N.Y., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- An anchor for the New York City cable news channel NY1 has been found guilty of an attempted assault on his wife at their home north of the city.
  • Saturday, November 21

  • GOP's Ball drops out of N.Y. con. race   UPI / 5:14PM
    PATTERSON, N.Y., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Greg Ball, a Republican state assemblyman, said Saturday he has ended his quest to unseat U.S. Rep. John Hall, D-N.Y.
  • Singer Bieber appearance causes near-riot   UPI / 3:54PM
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- An appearance by Justin Bieber at a New York mall resulted in a near-riot by the Canadian singer's young fans and the arrest of a record label executive.
  • Schumer: Megrahi should be re-jailed   UPI / 2:14PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi should be returned to a Scottish jail because he has not yet died, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says.
  • Thursday, November 19

  • NYC offers H1N1 assistance by telephone   UPI / 2:05AM
    NEWYORK, N.Y., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- New York City health officials said 311 telephone operators will provide guidance to those who feel sick with a flulike illness.
  • Wednesday, November 18

  • Buble, Franklin set for N.Y. tree lighting   UPI / 8:14PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Michael Buble, Aretha Franklin and Barry Manilow have been booked to perform on the 12th annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" TV special, NBC said.
  • Tuesday, November 17

  • U.S. preterm birth rate poor   UPI / 2:54PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. preterm birth rates received an overall grade of "D" from a health advocacy group, officials said.
  • MS in kids: Less disabling, more lesions   UPI / 2:05PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say despite being less disabling, multiple sclerosis in children causes more disease activity.
  • Monday, November 16

  • Phthalates linked to masculinity problems   UPI / 11:05AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Fetal exposure to phthalates, chemicals used to soften plastics, has the potential to alter masculine brain development, U.S. researchers said.
  • Thursday, November 12

  • Neurological disease drug target found?   UPI / 2:44PM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've detailed the molecular structure of a key part of a cellular receptor involved in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases.
  • Downsizing government: Think, act locally   UPI / 10:44AM
    LIMESTONE, N.Y., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Residents in western New York say advocates of a less-intrusive national government should look closer to home for scaling back.
  • Wednesday, November 11

  • Study shows seizure drug curbs cocaine use   UPI / 4:14PM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say a placebo-controlled, double-blind study has shown vigabatrin, an anti-convulsant drug, also reduces people's use of cocaine and alcohol.
  • Tuesday, November 10

  • Suspected gunman in custody at school   AP / 12:34PM
    A suspected gunman was in custody and no one was injured after a principal was held hostage Tuesday at a school in Pine Plains, N.Y., officials said.
  • Study finds how to stop some cancer growth   UPI / 10:05AM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they might have found a way to stop the growth of certain aggressive tumors for which there are currently no treatments.
  • Thursday, November 5

  • Ex-NYPD Commissioner Kerik pleads guilty   UPI / 1:14PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Former New York Police Department Commissioner Bernard Kerik pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he lied to the White House.
  • Spinal muscular atrophy therapy possible   UPI / 12:14PM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists say a molecule related to the common antibiotic tetracycline might be useful in treating spinal muscular atrophy.
  • Wednesday, November 4

  • Americans stressed, Denver even more so   UPI / 1:54AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Americans are stressed about work, money and job stability and people in Denver are more stressed than other Americans, the Stress in America survey indicates.
  • Democrat wins upstate N.Y. race   UPI / 1:54AM
    WATERTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Democrat Bill Owens won a bizarre three-way special election in New York state's heavily Republican 23rd congressional district Tuesday.
  • Monday, November 2

  • IBM to aid safety of Ireland's swimmers   UPI / 12:44PM
    ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- IBM and Ireland's Environmental Protection Agency announced a water management operation that will cover more than 130 of Ireland's beaches and lakes.
  • Wednesday, October 28

  • Cancerless rodent has genetic defense   UPI / 2:24PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've discovered how the naked mole rat -- the only known animal that never develops cancer -- defends itself against tumor development.
  • Women value breast cancer therapy options   UPI / 12:54PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say breast cancer patients see having options as a sign of a positive prognosis.
  • Conduct disorders linked to teen gambling   UPI / 1:54AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- One in 10 adolescent boys exhibit a symptom of conduct disorder as well as a symptom of risky or problem gambling, U.S. researchers said.
  • Tuesday, October 27

  • Antipsychotic meds cause kids' weight gain   UPI / 4:14PM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists say they've determined newer anti-psychotic medications that cause weight gain in adults can also have a similar effect on children.
  • Genes keep close species from reproducing   UPI / 3:44PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Cornell University researchers say they have discovered a genetic mechanism in fruit flies that prevents two closely related species from reproducing.
  • Ocean acidity may cause shellfish decline   UPI / 3:44PM
    STONY BROOK, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have discovered ocean acidification might be contributing to global shellfish declines.
  • Collins' 'Antichrist' gaffe may hurt hopes   UPI / 3:05PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- New York gubernatorial hopeful Chris Collins may have torpedoed his hopes by comparing a Jewish politician to Adolf Hitler and the Antichrist, analysts say.
  • Monday, October 26

  • Moss and Armisen wed in New York   UPI / 8:34PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Elisabeth Moss has married comedian Fred Armisen at The Foundry in Long Island City, N.Y., a publicist for Moss told People.com.
  • Genetic mutation ups schizophrenia risk   UPI / 2:14PM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led team of geneticists says it has identified a mutation on human chromosome 16 that substantially increases the risk of developing schizophrenia.
  • Sunday, October 25

  • Gov. Paterson cites 'anger' against blind   UPI / 3:44PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- New York Gov. David A. Paterson says jokes made about his blindness indicate "anger" present in U.S. society toward the blind.
  • Friday, October 23

  • Palin endorses conservative in N.Y. race   UPI / 8:14AM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Former Republican vice presidential candidate and ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed the conservative third-party candidate in a New York congressional race.
  • Back to N.Y. As Angels Top Yankees   AP / 4:34AM
    Oct. 23--ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Phillies will have to wait at least two more days to learn which team they'll be playing in the World Series.
  • Thursday, October 22

  • Study: Britain did not gas Iraqis in 1920s   UPI / 12:34PM
    HAMILTON, N.Y., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- British forces did not use chemical weapons on Iraqis just after World War I, despite claims they did, a U.S. historian says.
  • Wednesday, October 21

  • N.Y. man suing over parking spot clash   UPI / 12:44PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A sushi chef in New York alleges in a lawsuit that another man struck him with a car because he was holding a parking spot for a friend.
  • 'Wife Swap' couple seeks tax plea deal   UPI / 11:05AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A New York couple who appeared on the reality television show "Wife Swap" are negotiating a plea agreement on federal charges, court documents indicate.
  • 'Wife Swap' couple seek tax plea deal   UPI / 11:05AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A New York couple who appeared on the reality television show "Wife Swap" are negotiating a plea agreement on federal charges, court documents indicate.
  • Tuesday, October 20

  • Rare 1954 baseball card stolen   UPI / 2:44PM
    FARMINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- New York State Police have asked the public's help in finding a stolen 1954 baseball card valued at $5,500, authorities in Ontario County said.
  • Monday, October 19

  • N.Y. nightclub facing bias lawsuit   UPI / 1:44PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Plaintiffs in a bias lawsuit against a New York nightclub allege they were not allowed to attend a book-release party because of "the color of our skin."
  • Saturday, October 17

  • Monty Python troupe reunites in N.Y.   UPI / 8:14AM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The five surviving members of Monty Python reunited in New York to celebrate the premiere of a new documentary about their iconic comedy troupe.
  • Friday, October 16

  • Device may treat high blood pressure   UPI / 6:34PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say an implantable device may be a cost-effective way to treat high blood pressure and its effects.
  • Judge blocks N.Y. H1N1 vaccine mandate   UPI / 5:34PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A judge Friday barred New York State from requiring all healthcare workers to be vaccinated for the H1N1 virus until he holds a full hearing on the issue.
  • N.J. gov candidates face gloomy electorate   UPI / 12:14PM
    TRENTON, N.Y., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A disenchanted electorate could be a plus for incumbent Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine in New Jersey's Nov. 3 election, a New York Times poll indicates.
  • Wednesday, October 14

  • Calif. slaying fugitive nabbed in Hamptons   UPI / 12:34PM
    HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A fingerprint identified a drunken-driving suspect as a fugitive California murder suspect featured twice on "America's Most Wanted," New York State Police say.
  • Tuesday, October 13

  • N.Y. experiment tests healthcare reform   UPI / 8:24PM
    LAKE GEORGE, N.Y., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- An experiment in New York's Adirondacks will provide a real-world test of several concepts adopted by national healthcare reform, health officials said.
  • Tree carving stolen from Bills' stadium   UPI / 6:14PM
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Officials with the Buffalo Bills say a tree carving of former running back Thurman Thomas was stolen from outside Ralph Wilson Stadium.
  • College drinking games can spread H1N1 flu   UPI / 12:04AM
    TROY, N.Y., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A Troy, N.Y., university is directing its students to knock off post-football drinking games because alcohol does not kill the H1N1 flu, officials said.
  • Monday, October 12

  • A few health amendments could create bill   UPI / 10:24AM
    UTICA, N.Y., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A U.S. survey indicates most Americans would support a healthcare bill cobbled together from the most popular existing amendments.
  • Cancer suppressing genes found   UPI / 10:05AM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have discovered a group of genes that act as barriers against cancer development.
  • Sunday, October 11

  • Man lives in tent; house deemed unsafe   UPI / 8:54PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A man living in a tent because Queens, N.Y., officials deemed his home unsafe said he can't pay for more than $200,000 in Environmental Control Board fines.
  • Friday, October 9

  • Woman gets $43M for damage during birth   UPI / 1:24AM
    BALLSTON SPA, N.Y., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A jury in New York State awarded $43.5 million in damages Thursday to a young woman for injuries she suffered during her birth in 1984.
  • Sunday, October 4

  • Half-ton pumpkin wins N.Y. competition   UPI / 6:24PM
    CLARENCE, N.Y., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania man whose 1,040.5-pound pumpkin won the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Clarence, N.Y., says the key to his success is water -- lots of it.
  • Thursday, October 1

  • U.S. Justice Dept. suing New York county   UPI / 3:14PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department says it is suing New York's Erie County for the alleged abuse and mistreatment of inmates at two of its jails.
  • Wednesday, September 30

  • N.Y. opens door for new Ground Zero claims   UPI / 6:04PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Ground Zero recovery workers whose health-related lawsuits were thrown out over missed deadlines will get another chance to sue New York City, officials said.
  • Lecturer: 'Being ethical' got me fired   UPI / 12:34AM
    BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A New York State university dismissed a lecturer Tuesday who said she was targeted for refusing to change grades of basketball players.
  • Monday, September 28

  • IBM notes 20th anniversary of moving atoms   UPI / 12:54PM
    ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Monday marked the 20th anniversary of IBM's Don Eigler becoming the first person in history to move and control individual atoms.
  • Young adult mortality rate doubles teens'   UPI / 12:34AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, homicide and vehicle crashes peak in young adulthood, a group least likely to be insured, U.S. researchers say.
  • Sunday, September 27

  • Rep. Maloney's Husband Dies in Tibet   AP / 12:34AM
    The husband of U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., died during a mountain-climbing trip in Tibet, apparently of natural offices, the congresswoman's office said.
  • Rep. Maloney's husband dies in Tibet   UPI / 12:05AM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The husband of U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., died during a mountain-climbing trip in Tibet, apparently of natural offices, the congresswoman's office said.
  • Wednesday, September 23

  • Meditation training lessens doctor burnout   UPI / 2:14PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Training in mindfulness meditation and communication can alleviate the psychological stress and burnout experienced by many physicians, U.S. researchers say.
  • N.Y. town wants Gadhafi tent removed   UPI / 10:34AM
    BEDFORD, N.Y., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A New York City suburb says it wants Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to remove his trademark Bedouin tent, set up as part of his visit to the United Nations.
  • Tuesday, September 22

  • N.Y. court: Paterson lt. gov. move legal   UPI / 4:44PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- New York Gov. David Paterson has the power to appoint a lieutenant governor, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday.
  • Monday, September 21

  • The Buffalo News, N.Y., Alan Pergament Column: Pergament: Emmy Wins Award for Emphasis on Entertainment   AP / 5:34PM
    Sep. 21--If this was the "last official year of network television," as dryly and humorously predicted by presenter Julia Louis-Dreyfus, at least it went out with a fast-paced, funny and entertaining Emmy Awards show on CBS Sunday night.
  • Sunday, September 20

  • Gosselin makes appearance at theme park   UPI / 4:34PM
    AMHERST, N.Y., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Reality TV star Jon Gosselin signed autographs for fans during a recent appearance at Frightworld Screampark in Amherst, N.Y., a representative says.
  • Obama reportedly asks Paterson not to run   UPI / 12:34AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- President Obama has asked New York Gov. David Paterson to drop his candidacy in next year's election, sources tell The New York Times.
  • Saturday, September 19

  • Union soldier's body returns to New York   UPI / 3:54AM
    SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The body of a young Union soldier has returned home -- 147 years after he died at Antietam battlefield in the bloodiest day of the Civil War, the Army said.
  • Friday, September 18

  • Student finds prehistoric seal bones   UPI / 12:34PM
    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A college student collecting mud samples in Plattsburgh, N.Y., found seal bones dating to prehistoric times, officials said.
  • Thursday, September 17

  • Madoff beach house sold   UPI / 7:44PM
    MONTAUK, N.Y., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Convicted swindler Bernard Madoff's beach house on New York's Long Island sold for more than the $8.75 million asking price, the listing broker said Thursday.
  • One spouse drinking or smoking = trouble   UPI / 1:14PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- If one spouse engages in smoking or excessive drinking and the other doesn't, it can strain a marriage, U.S. researchers found.
  • Cuomo subpoenas bank directors   UPI / 12:14PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- New York state's investigation of Bank of America's acquisition of Merrill Lynch now includes subpoenas to bank directors, a source close to the matter said.
  • Wednesday, September 16

  • Soldier's family wrongly informed of death   UPI / 5:54PM
    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A New York state couple say they are searching for answers after they were mistakenly told their son had died serving in Afghanistan.
  • Monday, September 14

  • Old electronics an environmental problem   UPI / 12:05PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. landfills are filling up with unwanted old electronic items and posing an increasing environmental threat, experts say.
  • Friday, September 11

  • Grain futures close mostly higher   UPI / 5:24PM
    CHICAGO, N.Y., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Grain futures closed mixed on the Chicago Board of Trade Friday as stocks on Wall Street closed lower after three positive trading sessions.
  • Ground Zero-scale trauma can spur growth   UPI / 2:05PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Most people recover following devastating events such as the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and develop more personal strength, a U.S. researcher says.
  • Wednesday, September 9

  • Molecular cancer switch is discovered   UPI / 2:24PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. research team says it has discovered a molecular switch that causes the body to produce cancerous cells.
  • Tuesday, September 8

  • Judge: N.Y. left mentally ill in isolation   UPI / 5:14PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge ruled Tuesday that New York state discriminated against thousands of mentally ill in New York City by keeping them in privately run group homes.
  • Rationing, bureaucracy in healthcare now   UPI / 2:54PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Both political parties are promising to prevent the introduction of practices that are already widespread in the United States, an expert says.
  • Friday, September 4

  • Holding children on slides risky   UPI / 7:14PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Holding a child in your lap while going down a playground slide could increase the risk the child will suffer a broken leg, doctors in Mineola, N.Y., warn.
  • Wednesday, September 2

  • First walrus born at N.Y. Aquarium dies   UPI / 10:24PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A Pacific walrus born 26 months ago at the New York Aquarium died there of pneumonia, officials announced Wednesday.
  • N.Y. plans free shots, flu fighters   UPI / 1:34AM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Hundreds of Flu Fighters will visit New York senior centers, houses of worship and schools to spread the word on getting flu shots, officials said.
  • High-fiber cereal has come a long way   UPI / 1:34AM
    YONKERS, N.Y., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Taste testers of U.S. Consumer Reports say high-fiber cereals have come a long way since the cereals they used to describe as "more like straw than grain."
  • Tuesday, September 1

  • Connie Talbot to release holiday CD   UPI / 2:54PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Eight-year-old "Britain's Got Talent" finalist Connie Talbot has been named child ambassador for the 2009 Marine Toys for Tots campaign, her record label said.
  • World's oldest dog dies in New York   UPI / 12:44PM
    PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A 21-year-old dachshund officially named the world's oldest dog has died at her family's home in Port Jefferson, N.Y., her owner said.
  • Monday, August 31

  • 'Sopranos' actor sues N.Y. lottery   UPI / 7:14PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A New York actor whose credits include "The Sopranos" and "Analyze That" is suing the state lottery over a misprinted scratch-off ticket.
  • Delays worry air safety advocates   UPI / 5:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Moves by the U.S. Congress to improve airline safety are being delayed by the healthcare reform agenda, advocates say.
  • Ex-Stony Brook prez unaware of controversy   UPI / 4:54PM
    STONY BROOK, N.Y., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A former president of New York's Stony Brook University says she had no idea the school's Brookhaven National Laboratory was involved in a Cold War controversy.
  • Sunday, August 30

  • Albany Times Union, N.Y., Mark Mcguire Column: Winner is Not Just a Nice Horse   AP / 7:34AM
    Aug. 30--SARATOGA SPRINGS -- The other horse -- the other Bird, even -- may finally get his just due.
  • Saturday, August 29

  • 'Reading Rainbow' to end after 26 years   UPI / 3:24PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. TV series "Reading Rainbow" is set to go off the air after 26 years of entertaining children throughout the United States, a TV official says.
  • 50 Cent postpones N.Y. neighborhood fair   UPI / 2:44PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A manager for 50 Cent says the U.S. rapper has postponed a "Family Day" neighborhood fair in New York due to safety concerns.
  • Wednesday, August 26

  • Short- and long-term memory circuits found   UPI / 3:14PM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've found short- and long-term memories in the fruit fly come from one gene activating different groups of neurons.
  • Tuesday, August 25

  • Study: Why people ignore facts   UPI / 2:05AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Many people seek out information confirming what they believe, instead of searching for information that confirms or disconfirms a belief, U.S. researchers say.
  • Monday, August 24

  • Pol wants train station named for Jackson   UPI / 1:05PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A campaign is under way to rename a Brooklyn, N.Y., subway station for late entertainer Michael Jackson, who filmed his "Bad" video in it in 1987.
  • Reader's Digest owner files for bankruptcy   UPI / 12:05PM
    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The publisher of Reader's Digest Magazine said Monday it has followed through on plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • Sunday, August 23

  • Antwon Tanner pleads guilty to ID theft   UPI / 9:24PM
    BROOKLYN, N.Y., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Antwon Tanner, who plays the character, Skills, in the TV show "One Tree Hill," pleaded guilty to identity theft in New York, court records indicated.
  • Wednesday, August 19

  • Cancer survivor: Jail refused medication   UPI / 5:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A New York state cancer survivor says she was held in jail in Buffalo for a weekend and denied access to her medication because of a parking ticket.
  • Geico to expand Amherst, N.Y., office   UPI / 4:05PM
    AMHERST, N.Y., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. auto insurance giant Geico Corp. said Wednesday it would add 300 jobs to its business center in western New York and possibly 1,000 more in the future.
  • Tuesday, August 18

  • Smoking can worsen multiple sclerosis   UPI / 3:05PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- People with multiple sclerosis who smoked -- as little as six months -- experienced more brain shrinkage than those who never smoked, U.S. researchers said.
  • Sunday, August 16

  • Thousands gather to remember Woodstock   UPI / 12:54PM
    BETHEL, N.Y., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Thousands of people flocked to Bethel, N.Y., to honor the 40th anniversary of the original Woodstock Festival, observers said.
  • Saturday, August 15

  • Woodstock's 40th anniversary observed   UPI / 10:14AM
    WOODSTOCK, N.Y., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The 40th anniversary of the U.S. Woodstock Music Festival is being marked by plenty of merchandising, including new books and a documentary, observers say.
  • Friday, August 14

  • Foal born from eggs taken from dead mare   UPI / 3:05PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A foal named Mira is believed to be the first born from a dead mare whose eggs were extracted for remote fertilization, scientists in New York said.
  • Thursday, August 13

  • Woodstock's days of fun and music turns 40   UPI / 7:24PM
    BETHEL, N.Y., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Woodstock's 40th anniversary, with some of the same bands at the original New York location, has features the original lacked -- food stands -- organizers said.
  • Schizophrenia treatment study is started   UPI / 2:54PM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have started a $40 million, six-year study of treatment effectiveness for those experiencing their first episodes of schizophrenia.
  • Guitar Wizard Les Paul Dies at 94   AP / 2:35PM
    Virtuoso guitarist Les Paul, whose recording studio innovations altered the sound of 20th century music, died Thursday in White Plains, N.Y. He was 94.
  • Tuesday, August 11

  • Double defect prevents movement disorder   UPI / 5:54PM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have found a second brain lesion prevents dystonia in people who already have a lesion due to a genetic mutation for the movement disorder.
  • Saturday, August 8

  • 'Human foot' found in garbage is bear paw   UPI / 4:54PM
    SENECA, N.Y., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A suspected human foot discovered in a garbage pile shipped to New York, possibly from Toronto, is actually a bear paw, authorities say.
  • Thursday, August 6

  • Overconfident kids, below-average readers   UPI / 11:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A study involving teens in 34 countries found overconfident 15-year-olds are often below-average readers, U.S. and Canadian researchers found.
  • Family: Driver in wrong-way crash diabetic   UPI / 8:24PM
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A driver who died in a head-on collision on a New York highway that killed seven other people was diabetic and unlikely to have been drunk, a lawyer said.
  • Heart blood transfusions, last resort   UPI / 1:54AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Blood transfusions for hospitalized cardiac patients should be a last resort because they double the risk of infection, U.S. researchers found.
  • Tuesday, August 4

  • Michael Douglas' son arrested in N.Y.   UPI / 9:05PM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Cameron Douglas, the 30-year-old son of film star Michael Douglas, has been arrested on drug charges in New York, officials say.
  • Study tracks lineage, origins of dogs   UPI / 7:05PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- African village dogs' lineage can be traced to an ancestral pool of indigenous dogs, a Cornell University-led genetic analysis suggests.
  • Monday, August 3

  • N.Y. man swings at 7,000 pitches   UPI / 1:05PM
    BABYLON, N.Y., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A 49-year-old man in North Babylon, N.Y., swung at nearly 7,000 baseball pitches during a failed attempt at a Guinness world record, an area resident says.
  • Saturday, August 1

  • Rehearsals of 'Birdie' under way in N.Y.   UPI / 2:24PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Rehearsals for the Broadway revival of the Tony-winning musical "Bye Bye Birdie" have begun in New York with an opening date of Oct. 15 in mind.
  • Friday, July 31

  • Giuliani hints at run for N.Y. governor   UPI / 3:44PM
    NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says if state Republican leaders do not help improve the state of New York, he may run for governor.
  • Bank bonuses unabated, report says   UPI / 10:34AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., July 31 (UPI) -- The economic collapse and massive bailouts did not stop Wall Street bankers from taking home billions of dollars in bonus checks, a New York State study said.
  • Wednesday, July 29

  • Electromagnetic pulse conference planned   UPI / 2:05PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 29 (UPI) -- A group of Western New Yorkers, backed by the head of a food company, says it is planning a conference this fall on the dangers of electromagnetic pulse.
  • Realistic toy guns targeted in New York   UPI / 1:34PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 29 (UPI) -- New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says more than 100 companies must stop producing toy guns that look too much like real firearms.
  • 'Fragments' set for release in N.Y., LA   UPI / 11:44AM
    NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- Peace Arch Entertainment has announced plans to release "Fragments," the film adaptation of Roy Freirich's novel "Winged Creatures," theatrically in New York.
  • Tuesday, July 28

  • IBM agrees to purchase SPSS for $1.2B   UPI / 10:14AM
    ARMONK, N.Y., July 28 (UPI) -- U.S. technology giant IBM said Tuesday it reached an agreement to purchase software analysis company SPSS for about $1.2 billion.
  • Infertility digital sperm analysis online   UPI / 1:14AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 28 (UPI) -- A business in Buffalo, N.Y., offers advanced semen analysis using sperm video transmission online to provide fertility testing.
  • Monday, July 27

  • Geithner home in N.Y. 'a textbook case'   UPI / 3:54PM
    MAMARONECK, N.Y., July 27 (UPI) -- A real estate agent in Westchester County, N.Y., estimated that U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was losing money on a house he could not sell.
  • Sunday, July 26

  • Billy Joel Illness Postpones N.Y. Concert   AP / 4:34PM
    Promoters of a "Face 2 Face" concert in Albany, N.Y., say the event was postponed after singer Billy Joel came down with flu-like symptoms.
  • Billy Joel illness postpones N.Y. concert   UPI / 4:14PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., July 26 (UPI) -- Promoters of a "Face 2 Face" concert in Albany, N.Y., say the event was postponed after singer Billy Joel came down with flu-like symptoms.
  • Saturday, July 25

  • Bear figures out 'bearproof' food locker   UPI / 2:34PM
    NORTH ELBA, N.Y., July 25 (UPI) -- A super-intelligent bear has deciphered how to unlock supposedly "bearproof" locked food canisters used by New York campers, company officials say.
  • Friday, July 24

  • Groups wants to raise and display ship   UPI / 9:14PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 24 (UPI) -- A group of shipwreck wants proposes to raise a schooner from the bottom of Lake Erie and display it in a tank in Buffalo, N.Y., a member of the group said.
  • Thursday, July 23

  • Being depressed may worsen asthma   UPI / 1:34AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 23 (UPI) -- Stress and depression may cause asthma in young people to worsen, U.S. researchers say.
  • Wednesday, July 22

  • Paterson to fight for lt. gov. appointee   UPI / 4:54PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., July 22 (UPI) -- New York Gov. David Paterson says he is confident he can successfully appeal an injunction blocking his choice as lieutenant governor.
  • Tuesday, July 21

  • Tamoxifen may stem fungal infections   UPI / 7:44PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 21 (UPI) -- A drug used to prevent breast cancer shows promise as a killer of life-threatening fungal infections, U.S. researchers say.
  • Congresswoman apologizes for 'N-word'   UPI / 3:14PM
    NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., says she's sorry for using the "N-word" racial slur while relaying a story that she had heard.
  • Monday, July 20

  • Wall Street donations favor Clinton   UPI / 8:05PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- If campaign donations from Wall Street determined the winners in primary races, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., would be declared the winner on Super Tuesday.
  • Clinton needs some breaks, advisers say   UPI / 7:54PM
    WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., faces a narrowing path to the Democratic presidential nomination, needing some breaks along the way, her advisers say.
  • Baseball team salutes pregnancy   UPI / 6:24PM
    NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- Expectant moms were the center of attention at New York's Brooklyn Cyclones' win over the somewhat confused Auburn, N.Y., Doubledays, observers said.
  • N.Y. golf club has tombstones along shore   UPI / 12:44PM
    NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- A groundskeeper at a New York country club says the Long Island golfing site has been home to hundreds of engraved Jewish tombstones for decades.
  • Sunday, July 19

  • Rangel: Small biz won't bear health brunt   UPI / 4:35PM
    WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Small U.S. businesses won't bear the brunt of paying for healthcare reform, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., says.
  • Saturday, July 18

  • Celebs to Honor Mandela at N.Y. Concert   AP / 2:34PM
    Anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela says he is "humbled" by efforts to honor his 91st birthday, including a musical tribute in New York.
  • Celebs to honor Mandela at N.Y. concert   UPI / 2:14PM
    NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- Anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela says he is "humbled" by efforts to honor his 91st birthday, including a musical tribute in New York.
  • Friday, July 17

  • Tomato fungus threatens northern crop   UPI / 9:05PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., July 17 (UPI) -- Major crop loss may result from an "explosive" fungus that destroys tomato plants and is rampant in the Northeast, federal agriculture officials said Friday.
  • Poll: People recall good about Jacko   UPI / 5:35PM
    UTICA, N.Y., July 17 (UPI) -- More respondents to a Zogby poll say the late U.S. singer Michael Jackson will be remembered as a humanitarian than as an alleged child abuser.
  • Ecologist resurrects old eggs   UPI / 4:24PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., July 17 (UPI) -- Resurrecting old eggs of zooplankton offers insight into how species have evolved, a Cornell University ecologist said in New York.
  • Omega seeks 'living building' status   UPI / 12:54PM
    RHINEBECK, N.Y., July 17 (UPI) -- Owners of an upstate New York human-potential retreat center's new building say it may become the world's first "living building."
  • New drug offers radiation protection   UPI / 7:44AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 17 (UPI) -- A drug developed with Pentagon approval offers protection from radiation in the event of a nuclear attack, U.S. and Israeli researchers said.
  • Thursday, July 16

  • AMA Endorses Democrats' Healthcare Plan   AP / 11:35PM
    The American Medical Association Thursday endorsed
  • Wednesday, July 15

  • Dead N.Y. basking shark will be studied   UPI / 5:44PM
    BABYLON, N.Y., July 15 (UPI) -- An enormous, 26-foot basking shark that startled onlookers by washing up alive on a New York beach will be studied, officials say.
  • Lockheed to lay off 600 in copter program   UPI / 11:14AM
    WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin said Tuesday it will lay off 600 workers, mostly from its Owego, N.Y., facility, after the cancellation of the presidential helicopter project.
  • Tuesday, July 14

  • Lockheed to lay off 600 in copter program   UPI / 5:14PM
    WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin said Tuesday it will lay off 600 workers, mostly from its Oswego, N.Y., facility, after the cancellation of the presidential helicopter project.
  • Sunday, July 12

  • MLB: LA Angels 5, N.Y. Yankees 4   AP / 8:34PM
    John Lackey held the New York Yankees to two runs and six hits in seven innings Sunday, pacing the Los Angeles Angels' 5-4 win and three-game sweep.
  • Aniston films movie at N.Y. Daily News   UPI / 1:54PM
    NEW YORK, July 12 (UPI) -- The New York Daily News says its headquarters was used as a filming location for Jennifer Aniston's new movie, "The Bounty."
  • Thursday, July 9

  • Ship smokestack emissions kill thousands   UPI / 10:24PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 9 (UPI) -- Smokestack emissions from oceangoing ships will cause an estimated 87,000 deaths worldwide each year by 2012, U.S. researchers said.
  • Saturday, July 4

  • Auction for Warhol's Jackson portrait   UPI / 10:44PM
    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., July 4 (UPI) -- A portrait of Michael Jackson by the late pop artist Andy Warhol is up for auction at a gallery in East Hampton, the summer haven of rich New Yorkers.
  • Ball club takes flak for 'ball-less' promo   UPI / 1:14PM
    FISHKILL, N.Y., July 4 (UPI) -- A minor-league baseball team affiliated with Florida's Tampa Bay Rays has caught government flak for a promotion called "Ball-less Baseball" honoring women.
  • Tuesday, June 30

  • Board recommends discharge of gay officer   UPI / 10:24PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 30 (UPI) -- A military board recommended Tuesday that Lt. Dan Choi be dismissed from the New York National Guard because he is openly gay.
  • Stress of police work increases heart risk   UPI / 6:44PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., June 30 (UPI) -- The stress of working the so-called Thin Blue Line might explain why police officers have a higher risk of developing heart disease, U.S. researchers suggest.
  • Study: Tunguska explosion caused by comet   UPI / 5:14PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say research involving the exhaust plume from a NASA space shuttle launch suggests the 1908 Tunguska explosion was caused by a comet
  • New therapy found to prevent heart failure   UPI / 2:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say implantable cardiac resynchronization devices can produce a 29 percent reduction in heart failure or death in heart disease patients.
  • ADHD drug in kid, placebo effect in adults   UPI / 1:05AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers find a placebo effect, not in children taking the medication for attention deficit-hyperactive disorder, but in the adults in their lives.
  • Monday, June 29

  • New York to pay stem-cell egg donors   UPI / 2:14PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 29 (UPI) -- Beginning next year, scientists in New York state can use taxpayer funds to pay women who donate their eggs for stem cell research, officials said.
  • Dolphins likely hunting near Long Island   UPI / 1:05PM
    OYSTER BAY, N.Y., June 29 (UPI) -- A marine researcher says up to 200 dolphins spotted along the North Shore of Long Island, N.Y., likely are hunting in the waters.
  • Thursday, June 25

  • Couple cheat death twice in 24 hours   UPI / 2:34PM
    ROSENDALE, N.Y., June 25 (UPI) -- A New York couple cheated death twice in 24 hours, first when their canoe upended in surging rapids and then when a tree crushed their windshield as they drove.
  • Wednesday, June 24

  • Obesity linked to tuberculosis of 1800s   UPI / 5:44PM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., June 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher says recent increases in obesity and inflammatory diseases result from the tuberculosis pandemic of the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • N.Y., Ore., Calif. log high toxin rates   UPI / 10:14AM
    WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- People living in New York, Oregon and California have the greatest risk of developing cancer from breathing toxic chemicals, an analysis indicates.
  • Monday, June 22

  • Glover the Last Man Standing After a Lengthy U.S. Open   AP / 9:34PM
    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- One by one, the fan favorites fell as the galleries groaned down the stretch at the 109th U.S. Open at Bethpage Black.
  • Despite Rain Delays and Suspended Play, Last Day of U.S. Open Provided Major Drama   AP / 6:34PM
    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- By the time the U.S. Open reached its tipping point around noon on Monday, suddenly the rain, mud and delays didn't seem quite so aggravating.
  • Kodak to retire 'iconic' Kodachrome film   UPI / 5:24PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 22 (UPI) -- Eastman Kodak Co. said it would end production of Kodachrome color film 74 years after introducing it to U.S. consumers.
  • Confusion Reigns at U.S. Open   AP / 9:34AM
    Jun. 22--FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- The contestants in the U.S. Open have had to be skilled this week at waking up and knowing the day of the week, what number round they're playing, and the hole they last finished before leaving Bethpage Black for the night.
  • Sunday, June 21

  • Teenage swine flu patient dies in N.Y.   UPI / 12:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., June 21 (UPI) -- A 15-year-old boy in Buffalo, N.Y., who was diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, has died of related complications, his grandmother says.
  • Saturday, June 20

  • Glover Leads U.S. Open in Second Round; Tiger Fades   AP / 4:34AM
    Jun. 20--FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Occasionally, it really does come down to the whims of the draw.
  • Friday, June 19

  • Obama change message resonates, poll finds   UPI / 10:54PM
    UTICA, N.Y., June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. voters, especially younger ones, say they believe President Barack Obama is living up to his promise to deliver change, a poll indicated.
  • Poll: Cliff Huxtable is No. 1 TV dad   UPI / 4:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 19 (UPI) -- Bill Cosby's small-screen alter ego Cliff Huxtable from "The Cosby Show" is America's favorite television dad, a Harris poll indicated.
  • Thursday, June 18

  • Pilot Dies Mid-Flight, Without Passengers' Knowledge   AP / 10:34PM
    MELVILLE, N.Y. -- The veteran pilot of Continental Airlines Flight 61 who died in mid-flight Thursday had suffered an apparent heart attack, said a doctor who tried to revive the jetliner's captain.
  • U.S. Open Halted By Mother Nature   AP / 7:34PM
    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Perhaps the most discouraging news to emerge from Thursday's rain-suspended first round of the U.S. Open was delivered mid-afternoon by USGA official Jim Hyler.
  • Wednesday, June 17

  • Iowa teen wins national texting contest   UPI / 11:54PM
    NEW YORK, N.Y., June 17 (UPI) -- An Iowa teenager with extraordinarily quick thumbs has beaten 250,000 competitors to win the top prize in a texting competition in New York.
  • Golf courses miffed by inflated resellers   UPI / 4:35PM
    BETHPAGE, N.Y., June 17 (UPI) -- Officials at New York state golf courses said they are frustrated by a company that sells second-hand reservations at inflated prices, but they can't stop it.
  • Low income: Heart disease risk factor   UPI / 4:05PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 17 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say low socioeconomic status needs to be considered when treating heart disease.
  • Spirit stuck on Mars, Opportunity rolls on   UPI / 11:34AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., June 17 (UPI) -- Six years after landing on Mars, the rover Spirit is bogged down in Martian soil, researchers at Cornell University said, but Opportunity carries on.
  • Tuesday, June 16

  • People skeptical about 'free' products   UPI / 12:44AM
    STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 16 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they found that people really believe that there is no free lunch, or you can't get "something for nothing."
  • Monday, June 15

  • Dairy farms use less land, feed and water   UPI / 2:54PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., June 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. study finds dairy genetics, nutrition, herd management and animal welfare improvements have resulted in a streamlined milk production system.
  • Moose creates spectacle at race course   UPI / 2:54PM
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., June 15 (UPI) -- Police in New York state Monday guarded a moose that wandered into the parking area of Saratoga Race Course.
  • Sunday, June 14

  • Jennings and de Matteo get engaged   UPI / 1:44PM
    UTICA , N.Y., June 14 (UPI) -- U.S. country singer-songwriter Waylon "Shooter" Jennings has confirmed his longtime girlfriend, actress Drea de Matteo, accepted his marriage proposal.
  • Friday, June 12

  • Dioxin linked to breast feeding ills   UPI / 1:05AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 12 (UPI) -- Dioxin exposure during pregnancy can harm fast-changing breast tissue cells and that may cause some women to have trouble breast feeding, U.S. researchers said.
  • Wednesday, June 10

  • Treatment delays can put patients at risk   UPI / 7:44PM
    STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 10 (UPI) -- A review of studies led U.S. and Spanish researchers to conclude that healthcare delays put patients at risk.
  • N.Y. Times Co. shops The Boston Globe   UPI / 4:24PM
    BOSTON, June 10 (UPI) -- The New York Times Co. is shopping around for a buyer for The Boston Globe, sources who said they were considering bidding on the newspaper said.
  • Missing peregrine falcon reappears in N.Y.   UPI / 12:24PM
    AMHERST, N.Y., June 10 (UPI) -- A wildlife biologist says a peregrine falcon that resided for years in Buffalo, N.Y. before disappearing has been found in a nearby suburb.
  • Tuesday, June 9

  • Scientists make metal that guides liquids   UPI / 11:05AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 9 (UPI) -- U.S. physicists are using an ultra-fast laser to create metal that can attract, repel and guide liquids.
  • Defections to GOP upend N.Y. Senate   UPI / 7:54AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., June 9 (UPI) -- New York state politics has been thrown into tumult by the defections of two senators to the Republican Party, analysts say.
  • Sunday, June 7

  • Alaskan Palin vists Seward's N.Y. home   UPI / 4:04PM
    AUBURN, N.Y., June 7 (UPI) -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin paid homage this weekend to former U.S. Secretary of State William Henry Seward in his hometown of Auburn, N.Y., observers said.
  • Friday, June 5

  • Light may treat elder sleep problems   UPI / 6:54PM
    TROY, N.Y., June 5 (UPI) -- Blue light treatments may improve sleep quality in older adults, U.S. researchers found.
  • Thursday, June 4

  • Victoria Gotti to keep mansion   UPI / 11:54PM
    NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. author and former reality television star Victoria Gotti has reached a tentative deal to keep her Long Island, N.Y., mansion out of foreclosure.
  • Judge: Police may use stun gun to get DNA   UPI / 8:24PM
    LOCKPORT, N.Y., June 4 (UPI) -- Police may zap a suspect with a stun gun to get a DNA sample as long as it's not done cruelly, excessively or with resulting injury, a New York judge ruled.
  • Terror suspect's father rips Jews, feds   UPI / 7:44PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 4 (UPI) -- The father of an ex-convict accused of trying to blow up two New York synagogues and attack military aircraft accused Jews of overstating the alleged plot.
  • Swine flu vaccine efforts accelerated   UPI / 7:44PM
    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., June 4 (UPI) -- Scientists worldwide are accelerating their efforts to develop a vaccine against the H1N1 influenza virus, a U.S. trade publication in biotechnology.
  • MR protein controls synapse development   UPI / 12:54PM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. neuroscientists say they have determined a signaling protein linked to mental retardation also controls synapse maturation and plasticity.
  • Geithner's N.Y. home waits for buyer   UPI / 9:05AM
    LARCHMONT, N.Y., June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is likely to lose money when he sells his Larchmont, N.Y. home, a real estate agent said.
  • Tuesday, June 2

  • Autism not helped by antidepressant drug   UPI / 11:24PM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., June 2 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers found the antidepressant drug citalopram was no better than a placebo in treating autism behavior such as spinning or rocking.
  • Many athletes reject 'jock' description   UPI / 5:54PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., June 2 (UPI) -- The terms "athlete" and "jock" are sometimes used interchangeably, but many athletes do not see themselves as jocks, U.S. researchers said.
  • Laser makes light bulbs super-efficient   UPI / 4:24PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 2 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have used an ultra-powerful laser to turn regular incandescent light bulbs into super-efficient sources of light.
  • Obama crosses aisle for Army secretary   UPI / 2:05PM
    WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama reached across the party aisle Monday to nominate nine-term Rep. John McHugh, R-N.Y., as secretary of the U.S. Army.
  • Monday, June 1

  • Jolie not significantly injured on 'Salt'   UPI / 10:24AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., June 1 (UPI) -- Film actress Angelina Jolie is "fine" after enduring a minor injury while filming "Salt" in Long Island, N.Y., her representative says.
  • Saturday, May 30

  • Jolie not significantly injured on 'Salt'   UPI / 4:24PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., May 30 (UPI) -- Film actress Angelina Jolie is "fine" after enduring a minor injury while filming "Salt" in Long Island, N.Y., her representative says.
  • Prince Harry draws raves during N.Y. visit   UPI / 1:14PM
    NEW YORK, May 30 (UPI) -- Onlookers during a New York visit by Prince Harry said the British royal has become a respected celebrity despite previous missteps.
  • Friday, May 29

  • Jolie suffers minor injury on film set   UPI / 2:54PM
    NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- Actress Angelina Jolie suffered a minor injury on the Long Island, N.Y., set of her latest action movie "Salt," the film's production company said Friday.
  • Man sues, claims rape by N.Y. police   UPI / 12:05AM
    NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- A New York tattoo artist who was allegedly sexually assaulted by four police officers filed a $220 million lawsuit Thursday.
  • Wednesday, May 27

  • Black bear cub killed on N.Y. interstate   UPI / 1:05PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., May 27 (UPI) -- New York state police say a report of a dog being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 90 resulted in the discovery of a dead black bear cub.
  • Tuesday, May 26

  • Brain activity differs in cocaine addicts   UPI / 4:24PM
    UPTON, N.Y., May 26 (UPI) -- Parts of the brain that monitor behaviors and emotions show different levels of activity in cocaine users relative to non-drug users, U.S. researchers said.
  • Monday, May 25

  • MLB: N.Y. Yankees 11, Texas 1   AP / 9:34PM
    Alex Rodriguez was 5-for-5 with four RBI Monday, powering the New York Yankees to an 11-1 win that ended Texas's eight-game home winning streak.
  • Sunday, May 24

  • Tattoo removal business booming in N.Y.   UPI / 2:54PM
    NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- A New York dermatologist says tattoo removal procedures have increased in the city despite the struggling U.S. economy.
  • Friday, May 22

  • Spirit stuck on Mars, Opportunity rolls on   UPI / 4:54PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., May 22 (UPI) -- Six years after landing on Mars, the rover Spirit is bogged down in Martian soil, researchers at Cornell University said, but Opportunity carries on.
  • Thursday, May 21

  • Scientists study new way of fighting flu   UPI / 11:24AM
    TROWBRIDGE, N.Y., May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they are creating a new drug compound to combat the influenza virus, targeting the illness on two fronts.
  • Sunday, May 17

  • N.Y. educator with swine flu dies   UPI / 11:14PM
    NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- A New York City educator hospitalized with swine flu died Sunday, a hospital official said, apparently from complications of the virus.
  • MLB: N.Y. Yankees 3, Minnesota 2 (10 Inn.)   AP / 6:34PM
    Johnny Damon's bottom of the 10th inning homer Sunday lifted the New York Yankees to a 3-2 victory against the Minnesota Twins.
  • Saturday, May 16

  • Fame and fortune may make you unhappy   UPI / 2:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 15 (UPI) -- Many think having money, good looks or the admiration of others can actually make a person less happy, U.S. researchers suggest.
  • Thursday, May 14

  • Swine flu cases reach nearly 6,500   UPI / 7:54PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., May 14 (UPI) -- The United Nations' World Health Organization said Thursday there are nearly 6,500 laboratory-confirmed cases of the swine flu worldwide.
  • Man suing hospital for unneeded mastectomy   UPI / 2:35PM
    NYACK, N.Y., May 14 (UPI) -- A 28-year-old man alleges in a lawsuit against a hospital in Nyack, N.Y., he underwent a mastectomy as a result of a misdiagnosis of cancer.
  • Tuesday, May 12

  • Victoria Gotti's N.Y. house in foreclosure   UPI / 10:54PM
    NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Author and former reality television star Victoria Gotti's $4.2 million Long Island, N.Y., estate is in foreclosure, court records show.
  • New nanocrystals don't 'blink'   UPI / 5:34PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 12 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have created a nanocrystal that constantly emits light.
  • Monday, May 11

  • Grain prices mostly lower Monday   UPI / 5:34PM
    CHICAGO, N.Y., May 11 (UPI) -- Grain futures closed mostly lower on the Chicago Board of Trade Monday as an upward trend in U.S. stock markets also stalled.
  • Sunday, May 10

  • Woodstock producers split over concert   UPI / 3:14PM
    NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Michael Lang and Joel Rosenman, who helped produce the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, N.Y., say they remain split over a proposed anniversary concert.
  • Saturday, May 9

  • Jimmy Fallon gets belated B.A.   UPI / 11:34PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., May 9 (UPI) -- Jimmy Fallon, the late-night television host, received a college degree Saturday, 14 years after he dropped out of the College of St. Rose in New York State.
  • 50 Cent says cleared in mansion fire   UPI / 2:54PM
    YAPHANK, N.Y., May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper 50 Cent says police have cleared him in a fire that almost killed his former girlfriend, but local authorities say no one has been ruled out.
  • Friday, May 8

  • Sutherland charged with assault in N.Y.   UPI / 10:44AM
    NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- British-born Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland has been charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with an alleged altercation in Manhattan.
  • N.Y. Fed chairman resigns   UPI / 9:44AM
    NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- The chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has resigned due to controversy over his role at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., his resignation letter said.
  • How parents can monitor child's sexting   UPI / 2:05AM
    BINGHAMTON, N.Y., May 8 (UPI) -- Sexting, sending sexually charged messages or images by cell phone, can take seconds, but its effects can last an eternity in cyberspace, a U.S. author says.
  • Wednesday, May 6

  • Estrogen vital to hearing   UPI / 11:34PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 6 (UPI) -- The hormone estrogen plays a direct role in how the brain processes sounds, U.S. scientists said.
  • Deal avoids charges in Wal-Mart stampede   UPI / 5:24PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y., May 6 (UPI) -- Wal-Mart has agreed to pay nearly $2 million for a customer stampede at a store on Long Island, N.Y., the Nassau County district attorney announced Wednesday.
  • H1N1 flu may induce a 'cytokine storm'   UPI / 8:24AM
    SARANAC LAKE, N.Y., May 6 (UPI) -- The H1N1 flu may be dangerous for healthy, young adults because it contains genetic components of the H5N1 avian influenza virus, U.S. researchers say.
  • Monday, May 4

  • Ferrari hurts 2 during N.Y. movie shoot   UPI / 11:05PM
    NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- A Ferrari used in an action sequence for Nicolas Cage's movie "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" jumped a New York curb, hit a pedestrian and knocked over a lamppost.
  • Genetic study aids human history research   UPI / 1:54PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., May 4 (UPI) -- Cornell University scientists have created a computer program that examines small differences in people's genes to identify big events in human history.
  • Sunday, May 3

  • N.Y. Times extends deadline for Globe cuts   UPI / 8:54PM
    BOSTON, May 3 (UPI) -- The New York Times Co. has given unions at The Boston Globe through the weekend to agree to $20 million in cuts or face closure, media sources said.
  • Thursday, April 30

  • Tiny species a mystery to scientists   UPI / 12:54PM
    STONY BROOK, N.Y., April 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. anthropologist says the ancestry of early hominids nicknamed hobbits remains a mystery despite years of research.
  • Monday, April 27

  • Infection study may lead to new drugs   UPI / 2:05PM
    UPTON, N.Y., April 27 (UPI) -- U.S. government scientists say they have decoded the structure of a protein complex secretion system that is essential for infection.
  • Computer challenges humans on 'Jeopardy!'   UPI / 1:54PM
    ARMONK, N.Y., April 27 (UPI) -- IBM has unveiled an advanced computing system that will compete with humans on a special edition of the television program "Jeopardy!"
  • Friday, April 24

  • Dems hold onto N.Y. congressional seat   UPI / 9:34PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., April 24 (UPI) -- The Democratic candidate was declared the winner Friday in a special election in an upstate New York congressional district when the Republican conceded.
  • Americans ambivalent about divorce   UPI / 6:04AM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 24 (UPI) -- Single parenthood became prevalent in the 20th century but there is ambivalent acceptance of divorce rather than an embrace of it, U.S. researchers said.
  • Thursday, April 23

  • TV, movies, computer substitute for people   UPI / 11:44PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 23 (UPI) -- Technologies such as movies, television, music or interactive video games provide the experience of belonging when none has occurred, U.S. researchers said.
  • FBI Probes Financial Dealings of Father Who Killed Family, Self   AP / 12:34AM
    MELVILLE, N.Y. -- The FBI on Wednesday launched an investigation into what the Baltimore County, Md., police chief called "questionable financial dealings" by Garden City, N.Y., tax attorney William Parente, who authorities say killed his wife and two daughters before taking his own life in a Maryland hotel room.
  • Wednesday, April 22

  • Medical pot measure seen passing in N.Y.   UPI / 12:05PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., April 22 (UPI) -- Medical marijuana advocates say they believe a measure legalizing its use in New York state has a good chance of passing in the coming weeks.
  • Paralysis more widespread than thought   UPI / 12:44AM
    SANTA FE, N.Y., April 22 (UPI) -- Researchers say the number people in the United States living with paralysis or spinal cord injuries has been greatly underestimated.
  • Sunday, April 19

  • Madonna hurt falling from horse   UPI / 11:44AM
    BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y., April 19 (UPI) -- Pop singer Madonna suffered minor injuries in Bridgehampton, N.Y., when she was thrown from a horse that had been spooked, a record label official says.
  • Saturday, April 18

  • MLB: Cleveland 22, N.Y. Yankees 4   AP / 8:34PM
    Asdrubal Cabrera's grand slam highlighted a 14-run outburst in the second inning Saturday and Cleveland thrashed the New York Yankees 22-4.
  • MLB: N.Y. Mets 1, Milwaukee 0   AP / 6:34PM
    Johan Santana hurled seven scoreless innings Saturday, carrying the New York Mets to a 1-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Friday, April 17

  • Lead can affect child's heart risk   UPI / 5:34PM
    OSWEGO, N.Y., April 17 (UPI) -- Low levels of lead in the blood during early childhood can adversely affect a child's cardiovascular system, U.S. researchers said.
  • Retired N.Y. cop alleged scam victim   UPI / 2:24PM
    NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- A retired New York police officer who won $120,000 in a lawsuit against the city alleges she has been the victim of a scam orchestrated by another officer.
  • Thursday, April 16

  • Gingrich tabs Giuliani for N.Y. governor   UPI / 1:05PM
    NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani should consider running for the New York governor's job, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says.
  • N.Y. boy, 9, dies in wrestling homage   UPI / 1:05PM
    NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- A 9-year-old boy jumped to his death from a 13-story New York building wearing a makeshift parachute and imitating his favorite wrestler, family friends said.
  • Wristband eases radiation nausea   UPI / 12:05AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 15 (UPI) -- U.S. doctors say acupressure wristbands can ease nausea in patients receiving radiation treatment.
  • Tuesday, April 14

  • Thomas Heads South for FIU Job   AP / 8:34PM
    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Isiah Thomas was desperate enough to get back into the game and to recover some of his Hall of Fame reputation that had been soiled during his calamitous tenure with the Knicks. So Tuesday he decided to take a chance on a wayward program that was willing to take a chance on him and become the head coach at Florida International University.
  • New York adds interest to Trump's bill   UPI / 5:54PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., April 14 (UPI) -- New York State officials said developer Donald Trump would be charged interest on unpaid rent for Jones Beach property designated for a stalled project.
  • First Niagara to pay off TARP funds   UPI / 5:54PM
    LOCKPORT, N.Y., April 14 (UPI) -- Western New York bank First Niagara said it intended to pay back $184 million it accepted as part of a government bailout program.
  • Study links heat transfer with bonding   UPI / 4:14PM
    TROY, N.Y., April 14 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've discovered a strong correlation between the speed at which heat moves between two materials and how strongly the materials bond.
  • N.Y. process server charged in fraud case   UPI / 12:54PM
    NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- A New York company failed to provide notification to thousands of consumers facing debt-related lawsuits, causing them unknowingly to default, officials say.
  • Monday, April 13

  • U.N. Security Council slaps N. Korea   UPI / 9:05PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., April 13 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council Monday publicly criticized North Korea for launching a long-range missile in violation of a U.N. resolution.
  • N.Y. congressional race tightens   UPI / 4:24PM
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., April 13 (UPI) -- The gap between Democrat Scott Murphy and Republican Jim Tedisco narrowed Monday with only 25 votes separating the two New York congressional candidates.
  • N.Y. police told to respect photographers   UPI / 12:14PM
    NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- The New York Police Department says photographers and tourists have the legal right to photograph public places and sites.
  • Saturday, April 11

  • Compromise reached on N. Korean statement   UPI / 10:34PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., April 11 (UPI) -- The permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Japan agreed Saturday on a compromise statement on North Korea's rocket launch.
  • Thursday, April 9

  • Absentee count begins in special election   UPI / 11:34AM
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., April 9 (UPI) -- New York elections officials began counting thousands of absentee ballots Thursday in the race to fill U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's vacated House seat.
  • Fruit fly sexual 'genetic priming' studied   UPI / 9:24AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., April 9 (UPI) -- U.S. and Australian scientists say that at the genetic level, some males and females are more compatible than others -- at least in fruit flies.
  • Wednesday, April 8

  • Veteran gets Purple Heart 56 years late   UPI / 1:44PM
    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., April 8 (UPI) -- A Korean War veteran in Niagara Falls, N.Y., says he finally received a Purple Heart after 56 years thanks to telegrams sent to his family in 1953.
  • U.N. report: Bioenergy aids rural areas   UPI / 1:44PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., April 8 (UPI) -- Bioenergy production encourages development in rural communities in poor countries, a joint U.N.-British study on projects in 12 countries indicated.
  • Tuesday, April 7

  • No parole for man in AIDS-infection case   UPI / 11:24PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., April 7 (UPI) -- New York parole officials have once again rejected a bid for early release from a man who allegedly infected 13 women with the AIDS virus.
  • First Niagara extends to Pennsylvania   UPI / 4:44PM
    LOCKPORT, N.Y., April 7 (UPI) -- Western New York's First Niagara Financial Group extended its reach into Pennsylvania Tuesday, buying 57 PNC branches for $54.6 million.
  • ADHD expert: Boost skills not pills   UPI / 4:35PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 7 (UPI) -- A meta-analysis of 174 attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder studies finds treating behavior works as well as giving drugs, a U.S. researcher said.
  • Letter offers hint of killer's thoughts   UPI / 9:14AM
    BINGHAMTON, N.Y., April 7 (UPI) -- The suspect in the Binghamton, N.Y., massacre said he couldn't accept his "poor life" and that police were harassing him, a letter he purportedly wrote said.
  • Monday, April 6

  • Slain Sri Lankan editor to get U.N. award   UPI / 5:44PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., April 6 (UPI) -- A Sri Lankan journalist and editor assassinated Jan. 8 was named the laureate of UNESCO's 2009 World Press Freedom Prize, the U.N. agency said Monday.
  • Sunday, April 5

  • Report: IBM, Sun deal is off   UPI / 10:54PM
    ARMONK, N.Y., April 5 (UPI) -- U.S. technical giant IBM has withdrawn a $7 billion offer to acquire rival Sun Microsystems, sources said.
  • Promoter eyeing Woodstock event in N.Y.   UPI / 3:34PM
    NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- The city of New York would make an ideal place for a Woodstock Festival 40th anniversary rock concert, a promoter says.
  • Candidates lawyer up in N.Y. race   UPI / 3:14PM
    WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- High-powered lawyers have been hired for Republican and Democrat candidates vying for an upstate New York congressional seat in a razor-close special election.
  • Starr, McCartney reunite for N.Y. show   UPI / 11:54AM
    NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr shared a stage for the first time in seven years, performing at a benefit at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
  • Saturday, April 4

  • Newsday, Melville, N.Y., Bob Glauber Column: Newsday, Melville, N.Y., Bob Glauber Column   AP / 2:34PM
    Apr. 4--In the end, the Giants came to the realization that Plaxico Burress wasn't ready to play by their rules.
  • Albany Times Union, N.Y. Mark McGuire Column: Sheffield a Minimal Risk for Mets   AP / 11:34AM
    Apr. 4--NEW YORK -- Citi Field will not become known as The House that Sheff Built.
  • Friday, April 3

  • N.Y. Times threatens to close Boston Globe   UPI / 11:14PM
    BOSTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Union leaders at The Boston Globe said Friday the New York Times Co. has said it will close the Globe unless unions agree to $20 million in concessions.
  • Grain prices higher Friday   UPI / 5:05PM
    CHICAGO, N.Y., April 3 (UPI) -- Grains closed higher on the Chicago Board of Trade Friday, as markets on Wall Street closed with moderate gains.
  • IBM moves close to Sun in deal   UPI / 9:24AM
    ARMONK, N.Y., April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. technical giant IBM is close to an agreement to acquire rival Sun Microsystems for close to $7 billion, sources said.
  • Thursday, April 2

  • Light is used to analyze immune cells   UPI / 11:05AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have developed an optical technique that enables rapid analysis of single human immune cells using only light.
  • Wednesday, April 1

  • Bank robbed twice in five days   UPI / 2:14PM
    KINGSTON, N.Y., April 1 (UPI) -- A bank was robbed twice in five days, with police north of New York City hunting the first bandit after arresting a suspect in the second heist, police said.
  • Coach accused of giving rum to teen   UPI / 11:24AM
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y., April 1 (UPI) -- A gymnastics coach in Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., gave a 14-year-old student a bottle of rum as a performance reward, police allege.
  • N.Y. congressional race too close to call   UPI / 2:14AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., April 1 (UPI) -- The Democratic candidate in a special congressional election in New York led by 65 votes late Tuesday with thousands of absentee ballots uncounted.
  • Tuesday, March 31

  • Alleged turtle thieves busted in N.Y.   UPI / 8:24PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y., March 31 (UPI) -- Three New York men have been charged with selling protected turtles illegally on Long Island, prosecutors said Tuesday.
  • Kodak changes terms for online gallery   UPI / 6:14PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 31 (UPI) -- U.S. film giant Eastman Kodak Co. said it would start requiring online Kodak Gallery users to make purchases or have their photos deleted from the site.
  • Brooklyn's Cyclone set to re-open   UPI / 3:44PM
    BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 31 (UPI) -- The Coney Island Cyclone is set to re-open after receiving an off-season facelift, representatives for the famed New York roller coaster's operators said.
  • Monday, March 30

  • Bird strikes up at N.Y. airports   UPI / 2:34PM
    NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- Secret government figures indicate New York officials misled the public about the threat posed to aircraft by birds, The New York Post reported Monday.
  • Study: Some video games can improve vision   UPI / 1:14AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 30 (UPI) -- Video games that involve high levels of action -- such as first-person-shooter games -- increase a player's real-world vision, a U.S. researcher found.
  • Thursday, March 26

  • N.Y. art dealer charged with theft   UPI / 5:34PM
    NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- A New York art dealer was charged Thursday with stealing $90 million from art collectors and those hoping to use paintings as an investment.
  • Astrocytes distinguish man from mouse   UPI / 4:44PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 26 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've discovered brain cells called astrocytes are what distinguish the human brain from that of other animals.
  • Wednesday, March 25

  • 2 lawsuits filed over Buffalo plane crash   UPI / 12:05AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., March 24 (UPI) -- The families of two upstate New York men killed in a plane crash near Buffalo sued the airlines involved and the aircraft's manufacturer Tuesday.
  • Monday, March 23

  • Bike-riding Lauer injured avoiding deer   UPI / 11:54AM
    NEW YORK, March 23 (UPI) -- Bicycle rider Matt Lauer was forced to miss Monday's taping of the "Today" show after he was hurt trying to avoid a collision with a deer on Long Island, N.Y.
  • Richardson buried in upstate New York   UPI / 8:54AM
    MILLBROOK, N.Y., March 23 (UPI) -- A private funeral was held Sunday in upstate New York for British-born film and stage actress Natasha Richardson, who died last week after a skiing accident.
  • Sunday, March 22

  • N.Y. officials seize Method Man SUV   UPI / 12:54PM
    NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- New York state tax officials say they have seized a sport utility vehicle from rapper Method Man over unpaid taxes.
  • Thursday, March 19

  • Baucus, King won't return AIG money   UPI / 5:44PM
    WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., have no plans to return campaign contributions from insurance giant AIG.
  • Wednesday, March 18

  • IBM in talks to purchase Sun Microsystems   UPI / 12:35PM
    ARMONK, N.Y., March 18 (UPI) -- U.S. technology giants International Business Machines and Sun Microsystems Inc., have been discussing an acquisition deal, sources said.
  • Tuesday, March 17

  • Music instruction helps children read   UPI / 4:54PM
    BROOKVILLE, N.Y., March 17 (UPI) -- Children exposed to a multiyear program of music training display superior cognitive performance in reading skills, U.S. researchers said.
  • New technologies aiding fishery managers   UPI / 11:34AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 17 (UPI) -- Recent technological advances are providing U.S. fishery managers with more information about biological and behavioral changes in fish.
  • Monday, March 16

  • U.N. worried about LTTE forced recruiting   UPI / 4:24PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., March 16 (UPI) -- The United Nations said it fears for the safety of one of its Sri Lankan employees who was forcibly recruited by the Tamil Tigers fighting the government.
  • Nanowires may help make better fuel cells   UPI / 12:14PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have created long platinum nanowires that might soon lead to the development of commercially viable fuel cells.
  • Saturday, March 14

  • Family demands push women from math   UPI / 12:14AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests women often choose to opt out of math-intensive careers because they need more flexibility to tend to family demands.
  • Friday, March 13

  • Staying up late increases diabetes risk   UPI / 12:54PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., March 13 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say people who regularly get less than six hours of sleep are at a higher risk of developing diabetes.
  • IBM creates new water filter membrane   UPI / 12:14AM
    ARMONK, N.Y., March 12 (UPI) -- IBM scientists say they've developed a more energy efficient membrane that filters salts as well as deadly toxins, such as arsenic, from water.
  • Wednesday, March 11

  • N.Y. bonus pay probe takes a new turn   UPI / 3:54PM
    NEW YORK, March 11 (UPI) -- New York investigators looking into pay at Merrill Lynch are examining the possibility that bonuses were used to downgrade traders' portfolios, sources said.
  • Monday, March 9

  • Poll: Personal health taking back seat   UPI / 7:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 9 (UPI) -- Personal health may be taking a back seat to other worries for many Americans as a U.S. survey indicates only 25 percent say health is a top priority.
  • Fear biggest barrier to colon screening   UPI / 4:44PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 9 (UPI) -- Fear of finding a problem or a painful test is the greatest barrier to adults age 50 and older from getting a colorectal screening, U.S. researchers said.
  • N.Y. Times chips away at its debt   UPI / 4:44PM
    NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- The New York Times Co. said a sale-leaseback option on its company headquarters building had helped it chip away substantially at its $1 billion debt.
  • Couple arrested in death of toddler   UPI / 12:44PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., March 9 (UPI) -- Police say a couple sought in the death of a 3-year-old girl were arrested in Buffalo, N.Y., after church members recognized them on a crime show.
  • Forcing kids to 'clean plate' may backfire   UPI / 1:54AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 9 (UPI) -- Parents may have good intentions by forcing their kids to clean their plate and eat their vegetables but the approach may backfire, U.S. researchers said.
  • Thursday, March 5

  • Teacher pleads guilty to raping student   UPI / 6:54PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., March 5 (UPI) -- A 30-year-old Buffalo, N.Y., school teacher faces two to five years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a 14-year-old male student twice last summer.
  • Wednesday, March 4

  • McCartney to headline charity gig in N.Y.   UPI / 2:05PM
    NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- British rock 'n' roll star Paul McCartney has agreed to headline a benefit concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall, said the David Lynch Foundation.
  • Tuesday, March 3

  • Teen sues Facebook, ex-classmates   UPI / 1:05PM
    OCEANSIDE, N.Y., March 3 (UPI) -- An Oceanside, N.Y., teenager is suing former classmates and Facebook for alleged bullying in a forum on the online social-networking Web site.
  • Monday, March 2

  • Kid hypertension linked to poorer thinking   UPI / 9:05PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher has linked hypertension in children with poorer thinking and working memory.
  • U.N., U.S. condemn Guinea-Bissau violence   UPI / 8:34PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., March 2 (UPI) -- The United Nations and the U.S. State Department Monday separately condemned the killings of the Guinea-Bissau president and his chief of staff.
  • Friday, February 27

  • Morgenthau won't seek re-election   UPI / 10:34PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Robert Morgenthau, the long-serving district attorney for New York County, N.Y., will not seek re-election this year, a source told The New York Times.
  • Banker fumes at raised premiums   UPI / 4:24PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A former federal bank examiner in New York said Friday that "mainstream banks" were being punished for mistakes made on Wall Street.
  • Thursday, February 26

  • FBI agent wounded in drug raid   UPI / 10:54PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- An FBI agent was shot and wounded Thursday morning during a drug raid in Buffalo, N.Y., possibly by a bullet from another agent's gun.
  • Wednesday, February 25

  • Jonas Bros. reach out to diabetic kids   UPI / 8:34PM
    TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A charitable U.S. foundation started by the Jonas Brothers band, will provide $25,000 in scholarships for diabetes camps, Nick Jonas said Wednesday.
  • Study: Capsaicin can cause, relive pain   UPI / 1:05PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered the mechanism that allows capsaicin to be both an irritant causing a burning sensation as well as acting as an analgesic.
  • Tuesday, February 24

  • Nationalization is few bailout checks away   UPI / 8:54AM
    WASHINGTON, N.Y., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. government may be reluctantly forced to take control of major corporations including banks and carmakers, experts say.
  • Monday, February 23

  • IKEA donates $48 million to India   UPI / 6:14PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Swedish retailer IKEA is donating $48 million to improve the health of India's poorest women and children, the United Nations announced Monday.
  • Statins may regenerate heart muscle   UPI / 4:44PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers show that the drug pravastatin, a statin, may be able to prevent the development of heart disease by regenerating diseased heart muscle.
  • Sunday, February 22

  • No. 12 Villanova Wins at Syracuse   AP / 10:35PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Much has been made about the transformation of Villanova from a grinding defensive team to one that appears content to outscore its opponent game after game.
  • Renaissance sculpture found at N.Y. museum   UPI / 5:14PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A sculpture thought to be a Renaissance work has been uncovered at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, N.Y., site officials say.
  • Friday, February 20

  • Obama tops Jesus in heroes poll   UPI / 11:34AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama succeeded Jesus Christ on a Harris Poll that asked American adults whom would they call heroes, poll data indicated Friday.
  • Guidance glitch not a focus of crash probe   UPI / 10:14AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A guidance glitch probably wasn't a factor in the Feb. 12 crash of a commuter plane in Buffalo, N.Y., that killed 50 people, a government spokeswoman says.
  • Thursday, February 19

  • HPV can be detected by dental device   UPI / 11:34PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Oral human papillomavirus can be detected using a VELscope, a device used by dentists to harden cavity fillings, U.S. researchers said.
  • Plane crash house may get 'Makeover'   UPI / 2:44PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A group of almost 60,000 Facebook users is campaigning to get "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to rebuild a New York home destroyed in a recent plane crash.
  • Wednesday, February 18

  • Beijing Olympics wins eco gold, U.N says   UPI / 6:35PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The 2008 Beijing Olympics set records for large eco-friendly spectator sporting events and raised the bar for environmental standards, a U.N. agency said.
  • No 'right' way to cope with tragedy   UPI / 5:44PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- There is no single healthy way for people to deal with a collective trauma, such as a plane crash, they experience through the media, U.S. researchers suggest.
  • Buffalo crash may mean new autopilot rules   UPI / 11:44AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Airline experts predict the crash of a commuter plane outside Buffalo will streamline U.S. regulations on the use of autopilot during icy conditions.
  • Newsday, Melville, N.Y., Jim Baumbach Column: A-Rod's Cousin Tale Full of Holes   AP / 10:34AM
    Feb. 18--Alex Rodriguez closed his news conference Tuesday by professing that he wants to move forward, and only forward. Questions about his past steroid use are no longer wanted, or necessary for that matter, because from this day forward, he'll be busy being a baseball player again.
  • Tuesday, February 17

  • Ban, Gore write of world climate stimulus   UPI / 7:34PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A coordinated, global stimulus plan is needed to tackle the economic crisis and start long-term environmental reforms, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.
  • Apple a day, helps keep breast cancer away   UPI / 5:44PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher has confirmed that an apple a day -- plus other fruits and vegetables -- does indeed reduce a woman's risk of breast cancer.
  • Sunday, February 15

  • Muslim TV owner charged with killing wife   UPI / 11:24AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Authorities in Buffalo, N.Y., say a man accused of beheading his wife had founded a Muslim TV channel to counter violent images of Muslims.
  • Saturday, February 14

  • Source says Simpson, Romo are 'so in love'   UPI / 2:14PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Jessica Simpson and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo are "so in love" with one another, a source says.
  • Friday, February 13

  • Mangione musicians killed in plane crash   UPI / 4:05PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Two members of Chuck Mangione's band were killed Thursday night in the commuter plane crash near Buffalo, N.Y., said the jazz musician's publicist.
  • The Buffalo News, N.Y., Donn Esmonde Column: The Buffalo News, N.Y., Donn Esmonde Column   AP / 9:34AM
    Feb. 13--The hits keep coming for octuplet mother Nadya Suleman. News that taxpayers will likely foot an estimated $1.3 million hospital bill for the infants' care has spiked public ire against the unemployed single mom.
  • Thursday, February 12

  • 15 countries allegedly use child soldiers   UPI / 10:44AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Child soldiers fight for 15 countries or territories, including some that agreed to ban conscription of people under age 18, a U.S. rights group said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, February 11

  • Physicists show how stellar jets develop   UPI / 2:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. and British astrophysicists say they have conducted the first laboratory experiment that accurately models stellar jets and explains how they form.
  • Genome-wide leukemia analysis completed   UPI / 11:05AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. medical researchers say they have completed the first genome-wide expression analysis involving leukemia.
  • Tuesday, February 10

  • Teens often put family ahead of themselves   UPI / 3:14PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Teens often feel obliged to fulfill parental requests in everyday situations even if the requests clash with a teen's personal desires, U.S. researchers said.
  • Monday, February 9

  • Credit card policy change provokes suit   UPI / 1:34PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A New York Law firm said it filed a class-action lawsuit against J.P. Morgan & Chase for monthly service fees attached to some low-interest credit cards.
  • Saturday, February 7

  • Rihanna seeking bone marrow for N.Y. girl   UPI / 4:14PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Singer Rihanna says she is determined to find a bone marrow donor who can help a 5-year-old New York girl get a second chance at life.
  • U.N. begins Zimbabwean cholera mission   UPI / 1:05PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The United Nations says it will conduct a humanitarian mission in Zimbabwe to address what doctors call a raging cholera outbreak.
  • UN: Latin America faces financial crisis   UPI / 9:54AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The worldwide economic crisis could mean the loss of 2.4 million jobs in Latin America and more regional poverty, analysts and the United Nations warn.
  • Thursday, February 5

  • More TV/screen time linked to asthma   UPI / 6:05PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Urban children with asthma engage in an average of an hour more of screen time daily than recommended, U.S. researchers said.
  • Tuesday, February 3

  • Ban calls on Mugabe to release prisoners   UPI / 12:24AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday called on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to release political prisoners his government is holding.
  • Monday, February 2

  • Tropical turtle fossil found in Arctic   UPI / 3:24PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. geologists say they have found the fossil of a tropical, freshwater Asian turtle in Arctic Canada.
  • Friday, January 30

  • Blue light destroys MRSA   UPI / 4:34PM
    OLD WESTBURY, N.Y., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Two common strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus were virtually eradicated by exposing them to a wavelength of blue light, researchers said.
  • BPA remains in body after 24 hours   UPI / 12:44AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Surprisingly high levels of the chemical bisphenol A remain in the bodies of some people even after they fast for as long as 24 hours, U.S. researchers said.
  • Tuesday, January 27

  • Paterson condemns Kennedy leaks   UPI / 8:44PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- New York Gov. David Paterson has drawn criticism for his handling of Caroline Kennedy, who was in the running for the state's open U.S. Senate seat.
  • Sunday, January 25

  • Jolie, Pitt relocating to N.Y. for 'Salt'   UPI / 1:24PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will rent a Suffolk County, N.Y., estate while she films the movie "Salt," a Faded Youth blog said.
  • Saturday, January 24

  • Gillibrand Accepts Senate Appointment: US, State Lawmakers Gather in Albany   AP / 11:34AM
    Jan. 24--LAKE PLACID -- Newly appointed to the U.S. Senate, Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) told a New York audience, "I will get to know you."
  • Friday, January 23

  • Woman says Wal-Mart worker saved her   UPI / 10:34PM
    VALLEY STREAM, N.Y., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A pregnant woman who was knocked to the ground and stepped on repeatedly by stampeding Wal-Mart shoppers says she owes her life to a store employee.
  • Former N.Y. Majority Leader Bruno Charged   AP / 5:34PM
    Former New York state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno was charged Friday with taking payoffs from businesses in return for state contracts.
  • Thursday, January 22

  • New nanotech system controls graphene   UPI / 3:14PM
    TROY, N.Y., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've found a way to control the conductive nature of graphene, possibly leading to mass production of graphene-based nanoelectronics.
  • Wednesday, January 21

  • Lil' Wayne cancels Rochester concert again   UPI / 12:24PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Rapper Lil' Wayne has postponed a planned concert in Rochester, N.Y., for a third time, said the general manager of the Blue Cross Arena.
  • Women have tougher time staying on track   UPI / 12:14AM
    UPTON, N.Y., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say a new study suggests women aren't able to control their brain response to favorite food as easily as men.
  • Monday, January 19

  • To live longer -- volunteer   UPI / 6:05PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Volunteering, especially by older people, may be linked to living longer, a U.S. newsletter suggests.
  • Teenager stabbed after horror movie   UPI / 1:24PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the stomach by a movie theater security guard in Valley Stream, N.Y., following the showing of a horror film, police allege.
  • Video game violence detracts from fun   UPI / 11:14AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- For the vast majority of video game players, even those who regularly play and enjoy violent games, violence was not a plus, U.S. researchers say.
  • Friday, January 16

  • Understanding why aging bones heal less   UPI / 5:44PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said they have unraveled crucial details on how aging causes broken bones to heal slowly -- or not at all.
  • UnitedHealth agrees to $350M settlement   UPI / 11:34AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- UnitedHealth Group Inc., the No. 2 U.S. insurer, agreed to pay the largest settlement ever by a health insurance company for allegedly defrauding customers.
  • Thursday, January 15

  • Going 'trayless' changes food habits   UPI / 5:44PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Students at some of the dormitories at the University at Buffalo, N.Y., are making more careful food choices because they no longer use trays, officials said.
  • Wednesday, January 14

  • Protest interrupts foreclosure auction   UPI / 2:14PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Protesters interrupted a foreclosure auction in the New York City suburb, although they only succeeded in delaying the proceedings.
  • Monday, January 12

  • N.Y. songwriter suspected in rapes   UPI / 10:24AM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The New York songwriter who penned the ballad "You Light Up My Life" is a suspect in five sexual assaults, police sources say.
  • Saturday, January 10

  • Kennedy, N.Y. governor discuss Senate seat   UPI / 11:34PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Caroline Kennedy and New York Gov. David Paterson met Saturday to discuss her possible appointment to the U.S. Senate, The New York Times reported.
  • Once-Rising Actor Falls to Sentence of 10 Years in Prison for Burglary Involving Shooting Death   AP / 12:34AM
    NEW YORK -- The fall of once-rising actor Lillo Brancato Jr. was completed Friday when a Bronx, N.Y., judge sentenced him to 10 years in prison for a burglary in which an accomplice shot dead an off-duty police officer.
  • Friday, January 9

  • Signs you might need glasses   UPI / 12:14AM
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. optical company says it wants to clear up confusion about when a person should seek glasses.
  • Wednesday, January 7

  • 3 N.Y. Men Indicted on Hate Crime Charges   AP / 7:34PM
    A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday charges three New York men with racially based attacks the night of Barack Obama's presidential victory.
  • 3 N.Y. men indicted on hate crime charges   UPI / 7:14PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday charges three New York men with racially based attacks the night of Barack Obama's presidential victory.
  • Genes that may lessen epilepsy identified   UPI / 3:05PM
    TROY, N.Y., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. university researchers say they have identified genes that appear to ease the severity of epileptic seizures in mice.
  • Tuesday, January 6

  • Sagittarius offers planet clues   UPI / 11:24PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. astronomers say planets may be able to form around certain types of binary star systems.
  • Signs you might need glasses   UPI / 1:24PM
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. optical company says it wants to clear up confusion about when a person should seek glasses.
  • Poll: Kennedy loses favor with N.Y. voters   UPI / 9:34AM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Caroline Kennedy's popularity is waning after launching a public campaign to be appointed to a vacant New York U.S. Senate seat, a poll indicated.
  • Monday, January 5

  • N.Y. hospitals named in Medicaid suit   UPI / 2:44PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Seven New York hospitals re-admitted the same drug treatment patients over and over again in a $50 million Medicaid scam, officials allege.
  • Sunday, January 4

  • Bird flu 'simmers' despite lower numbers   UPI / 12:14PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Two years after a big decline in the number of confirmed human deaths from H5N1 bird flu, cases are still turning up in poultry, U.N. health officials say.
  • Saturday, January 3

  • Security Council meets on Gaza invasion   UPI / 7:34PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Saturday called for an end to Israeli ground operations in Gaza, his spokeswoman said.
  • Friday, January 2

  • Retailers urged to be pro-active on crowds   UPI / 12:54PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Retail analysts say a Long Island, N.Y., police plan to control shopper crowds offers some solid ideas on preventing repeats of the deadly Wal-Mart stampede.
  • Wednesday, December 31

  • New York Guard prepares for New Year's Eve   UPI / 3:14PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Members of the New York Army and Air National Guard were standing by New Year's Eve, ready to respond if an emergency arises, state military officials said.
  • Monday, December 29

  • Dietitians: Nutrition advice ignored   UPI / 12:24PM
    CHURUBUSCO, N.Y., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- America has a toxic food environment and health and nutrition advice goes largely ignored by U.S. adults, two registered dietitians warn.
  • Saturday, December 27

  • Ban Ki-moon calls for Bhutto slay probe   UPI / 9:05AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The United Nations is moving to set up a commission to investigate the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, officials said.
  • Friday, December 26

  • U.N. provides Zimbabwe with cholera aid   UPI / 8:34PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The U.N. Population Fund is providing hospitals in Zimbabwe with medical supplies and money to treat pregnant women amid a cholera outbreak, officials said.
  • Thursday, December 25

  • N.Y. Supreme Court to hear 'Runway' case   UPI / 3:24PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The New York Supreme Court will hear a legal battle over the network home of the TV series "Project Runway," a judge has ruled.
  • Unconscious brain makes best decisions   UPI / 1:05PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The unconscious brain makes the best decisions possible with the information given, University of Rochester researchers said.
  • Wednesday, December 24

  • N.Y. gov said miffed at Kennedy backers   UPI / 9:24AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- New York Gov. David Paterson is annoyed that Caroline Kennedy's backers are saying a decision to appoint her as a U.S. senator is a done deal, sources say.
  • Tuesday, December 23

  • Cop's sister outraged by Brancato verdict   UPI / 10:05AM
    BRONX, N.Y., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The sister of slain New York Police Officer Daniel Enchautegui says she is disappointed actor Lillo Brancato was acquitted of killing him.
  • Monday, December 22

  • Brancato acquitted of murder   UPI / 6:05PM
    BRONX, N.Y., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Actor Lillo Brancato has been acquitted in the murder of a New York police officer, though he was convicted of attempted burglary, New York One said.
  • Sunday, December 21

  • N.Y. Gov. Paterson makes Iraq visit   UPI / 12:44PM
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- New York Gov. David Paterson was among a contingent of politicians making a surprise holiday season visit to Iraq, a governor's aide said Sunday.
  • Clinton campaign debt at $6.4 million   UPI / 11:54AM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, R-N.Y., owes $6.4 million in presidential campaign debt to 16 creditors, U.S. Federal Election Commission reports say.
  • Saturday, December 20

  • M&T Bank to buy ProvidentBankshares   UPI / 3:05PM
    BALTIMORE, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Baltimore's Provident Bankshares has been purchased by M&T Bank of Buffalo, N.Y., in a $401 million stock deal, company officials say.
  • Friday, December 19

  • Brancato jury says it is deadlocked   UPI / 10:24AM
    BRONX, N.Y., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A New York judge ordered the jury that heard actor Lillo Brancato's murder trial to continue deliberating Friday, even though it said it was deadlocked.
  • Thursday, December 18

  • Akon gets community service for fan toss   UPI / 7:34PM
    FISHKILL, N.Y., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A New York judge fined hip-hop artist Akon and ordered him to perform 65 hours of community service for throwing a teen fan off a stage during a concert.
  • Wednesday, December 17

  • 2008 among Earth's warmest since 1850   UPI / 8:34PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- This year is stacking up to be Earth's 10th warmest in 158 years of record keeping, U.N. officials said Wednesday in New York.
  • Russia hopeful on Obama START talks   UPI / 2:05PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Russia says it expects the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to be receptive to extending an arms reduction treaty.
  • Vilsack expected to be Ag secretary   UPI / 2:54AM
    WASHINGTON, N.Y., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack is President-elect Barack Obama's choice for U.S. agriculture secretary, The New York Times reported.
  • Tuesday, December 16

  • U.N. body adopts Mideast peace resolution   UPI / 5:34PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process Tuesday, calling on both sides to step up efforts for a lasting peace.
  • Monday, December 15

  • U.N. says Zimbabwe cholera toll near 1,000   UPI / 7:24PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Cholera has claimed nearly 1,000 lives in Zimbabwe, the United Nations said Monday in New York.
  • Saturday, December 13

  • Newsday, Melville, N.Y., Ken Davidoff Column: Yankees Ought to Put Pettitte on Back Burner   AP / 3:34AM
    Dec. 13--There's still one path the Yankees can take to prove they're not solely a "win now" organization -- to show they haven't fully destroyed the culture shift that Brian Cashman worked so hard to instill the previous three seasons.
  • Thursday, December 11

  • Knicks' Mobley Retires Due to Heart Problem   AP / 4:34PM
    Dec. 11--GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Knicks guard Cuttino Mobley on Thursday announced his retirement from the NBA because of a progressively worsening heart condition that was revealed during a physical last month.
  • N.Y. representative opposes Kennedy post   UPI / 4:05PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman says replacing U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton with Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy, is unacceptable.
  • Tuesday, December 9

  • Bush defends record in West Point speech   UPI / 4:14PM
    WEST POINT, N.Y., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- President George Bush, making his final appearance at a military academy as U.S. commander in chief Tuesday, defended his doctrine of pre-emptive action.
  • Rangel: Publication owes apology to son   UPI / 9:05AM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., says a Washington publication owes his son an apology.
  • U.N. sees surge in North Korean hunger   UPI / 1:35AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A United Nations report issued Monday projects about 40 percent of North Korea's population will be in dire need of food in the next few months.
  • Study subjects want to be told results   UPI / 1:14AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Volunteers in clinical trials expose themselves to risk but there is no legal mandate for investigators to inform them of the results, U.S. researchers say.
  • Monday, December 8

  • White House blasts N.Y. Times editorial   UPI / 6:05PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The White House says an editorial in The New York Times newspaper was in error when it took President George Bush to task on pre-Iraq War intelligence.
  • Bush to speak at West Point   UPI / 11:54AM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush plans to deliver an update on his strategy in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere in a speech Tuesday at West Point, N.Y.
  • Friday, December 5

  • School Slavery Lesson Prompts Controversy   AP / 5:34PM
    The mother of a 13-year-old girl in Haverstraw, N.Y., says she was enraged to hear her black daughter was tied up as part of a school lesson about slavery.
  • N.Y. court proceeds with AIG case   UPI / 12:05PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A New York judge refused to dismiss breach of fiduciary duty charges against American International Group Inc.'s former chairman, Maurice Greenberg.
  • Thursday, December 4

  • N.Y. madam miffed that Spitzer skated   UPI / 5:44PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A former madam chided the government for not prosecuting former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.
  • Wednesday, December 3

  • Doctor in Burress Case Suspended   AP / 8:34PM
    A doctor was suspended for allegedly trying to cover up N.Y. Giants star Plaxico Burress's treatment for a gunshot wound, the New York Post reported Wednesday.
  • U.N. urges radiation to spur plant growth   UPI / 1:05PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency is urging increased use of radiation to produce high-yielding plants to help people avoid hunger.
  • Tuesday, December 2

  • Rapid, unexpected climate changes posited   UPI / 2:44PM
    BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. geologist is warning the Earth might soon undergo rapid and unpredictable climate changes that could negatively affect many species.
  • Shoppers sue over fatal Wal-Mart stampede   UPI / 12:24PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Two men who say they were hurt in a fatal stampede at a Long Island Wal-Mart are ready to sue over an alleged lack of preventative action by police.
  • Newsday, Melville, N.Y., Bob Glauber Column: Plaxico Won't Receive Pass From Mayor   AP / 8:34AM
    Dec. 2--Of all the people Plaxico Burress has to worry about, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg would be the last guy you'd expect.
  • Friday, November 28

  • Knicks Divorcing Stephon Marbury is Worth the Cost   AP / 10:34PM
    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- I've always thought the words "amicable divorce" were an oxymoron, sort of like "jumbo shrimp" or "Midwestern culture." Some divorces, however, are less amicable than others. And the one taking place between Stephon Marbury and the Knicks definitely is forging new territory on the nasty-o-meter.
  • Thursday, November 27

  • Afghan opium supply outstrips demand   UPI / 6:14PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The Taliban has been working to keep the price of opium up by cutting poppy production in Afghanistan, a U.N. report released Thursday said.
  • How binge drinking increases heart risk   UPI / 5:34PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they have identified the precise mechanisms by which binge drinking contributes to increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Holidays pose hazards for diabetics   UPI / 2:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Thanksgiving marks the start of what a U.S. doctor calls "sugar-centric festivities," a hazard for diabetics.
  • Cuomo said to want Clinton's Senate seat   UPI / 1:54PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Political observers say New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo is lobbying to fill U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's seat if it becomes vacant.
  • Tuesday, November 25

  • Grain prices fall in Chicago Tuesday   UPI / 6:34PM
    CHICAGO, N.Y., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Grains closed lower on the Chicago Board of Trade as the influences of a declining dollar and sliding crude oil prices canceled each other out Tuesday.
  • Research: Dolphin's tail a tale of speed   UPI / 4:54PM
    TROY, N.Y., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have finally solved the conundrum of how dolphins swim so fast when their muscles shouldn't support that feat -- tail strength.
  • Transfusions increase hospital clot risk   UPI / 1:14PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Blood transfusions used to treat anemia in patients with cancer are associated with an increased risk of life-threatening blood clots, U.S. researchers say.
  • Friday, November 21

  • Newsday, Melville, N.Y., Wallace Matthews Column: An Impossible Act to Follow   AP / 9:34AM
    Nov. 21--It had become something of a running joke, the flip side of the old "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" routine, this fiction the Yankees were perpetuating that, all evidence to the contrary, George M. Steinbrenner III still was The Boss.
  • Monday, November 17

  • Distressed children, more stress hormone   UPI / 7:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. study found children who are very distressed when their parents fight also have higher levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, researchers said.
  • Sunday, November 16

  • Senators back Clinton for state post   UPI / 11:05PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., would be a good choice for secretary of state, U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., said Sunday.
  • Friday, November 14

  • Newsday, Melville, N.Y., Ken Davidoff Column: Swish! Cashman Scores With Trade for Nick Swisher   AP / 10:34AM
    Nov. 14--This baseball winter was supposed to be a feast for Yankees-haters, Exhibit A of How to Buy Friends and Irritate People. Embarrassed by their inexcusable 89-victory season, the Yankees were going to come out like Rambo with a checkbook, blowing off caution and blowing up the plan that Brian Cashman instituted in the past three years.
  • Newsday, Melville, N.Y., Bob Glauber Column: First-Rate Grade for Favre & Co.   AP / 10:34AM
    Nov. 14--FOXBOROUGH, Mass.
  • Thursday, November 13

  • Former Buffalo mayor died of CJD   UPI / 10:05PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Former Buffalo, N.Y., Mayor James D. Griffin died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease earlier this year, his family said.
  • N.Y. woman suing over staircase incident   UPI / 1:44PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A New York woman alleges in a lawsuit against the city she was unfairly treated when she was pepper-sprayed by a police officer on a subway staircase.
  • Wednesday, November 12

  • IBM broadband service to reach rural areas   UPI / 3:14PM
    ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- International Business Machines Corp. said it reached a deal to provide high-speed Internet service to rural areas using existing power lines.
  • United States gets 'D' for preterm births   UPI / 2:34PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- In the first of what is promised to be an annual Premature Birth Report Card, the March of Dimes gave the United States a grade of "D, " officials said.
  • Scientists report a nanotechnology advance   UPI / 2:34PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have made a "major breakthrough" by creating a method to test nanoparticles and how they work in various chemical processes.
  • Tuesday, November 11

  • Space shock waves may help create planets   UPI / 4:05PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Data from the U.S. space agency's Spitzer Space Telescope suggests shock waves around dusty, young stars might be creating raw materials for planets.
  • Ocean data predicts climate change   UPI / 1:05PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. ecologists say oceanographic data now being used to predict future climate change suggest dramatic changes in the Earth's climate and biosphere.
  • Monday, November 10

  • Billionaire accused of destroying old dune   UPI / 11:44AM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A New York millionaire destroyed a 3,000-year-old beach dune in East Hampton, N.Y. without official permission, an official in the town alleges.
  • Thursday, November 6

  • Adjust lifestyle to prevent breast cancer   UPI / 6:44PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- To reduce breast cancer risk, women should focus on healthy eating, moderate alcohol use and maintaining a healthy body weight, U.S. researchers said.
  • Wednesday, November 5

  • Propensity for obesity may start in womb   UPI / 10:54PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The fact fetal rats develop a propensity for obesity while in the womb of their fat mothers has implications for humans, University of Buffalo researchers say.
  • Ethiopian drought expected to drag on   UPI / 10:24PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Much of Ethiopia is in the grip of a drought that is expected to drag on into next year, the United Nations' humanitarian branch said Wednesday.
  • Incumbent GOP House member won't concede   UPI / 12:34AM
    HAMMONDSPORT, N.Y., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John "Randy" Kuhl, R-N.Y., said Tuesday night he would wait until all the votes are counted before deciding whether to concede to Eric Massa.
  • Tuesday, November 4

  • Past flu shots effective in young kids   UPI / 11:05PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Despite vaccines that were poor matches for flu strains in the 2004-05 season, flu shots still were effective in young children, U.S. researchers say.
  • Sunday, November 2

  • NFL: N.Y. Jets 26, Buffalo 17   AP / 6:34PM
    Jay Feeley's four field goals Sunday helped boost the New
  • Saturday, November 1

  • LL Cool J reaches Long Island Hall of Fame   UPI / 2:44PM
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- LL Cool J, Pat Benatar and Marvin Hamlisch were among those inducted this week into the Long Island, N.Y., Music Hall of Fame
  • Friday, October 31

  • Poll: Republicans critical of the media   UPI / 9:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Republicans are more critical than Democrats of media coverage of the U.S. presidential race, a poll indicates.
  • BRIEF: Police Report: Victim at Isiah's House Found Not Breathing   AP / 1:34PM
    Oct. 31--A MAN -- believed to be Isiah Thomas -- was found not breathing on the kitchen floor when Harrison, N.Y., police responded to a 911 call at Thomas' house one week ago this morning, according to the police report.
  • Die-off of bats linked to new fungus   UPI / 12:54PM
    HOWES CAVE, N.Y., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A previously unrecognized fungus strain has been linked to a mysterious die-off of bats in the U.S. Northeast, a Missouri biologist says.
  • Thursday, October 30

  • Allergies may prevent some cancers   UPI / 2:24PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Allergies may be much more than just an annoying immune malfunction, they may protect against certain types of cancer, U.S. researchers said.
  • Obama voters see bigger healthcare impact   UPI / 12:05AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- More supporters of Democratic nominee Barack Obama say his election will make a great difference in healthcare than do supporters of GOP nominee John McCain.
  • Wednesday, October 29

  • Scientists find new way to fight leukemia   UPI / 4:54PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they might have discovered a new way to fight leukemia and other forms of cancer by reprogramming cancerous cells back into normal cells.
  • Charges against singer Page to be dropped   UPI / 12:54PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The lawyers representing Steven Page say drug charges brought against the Canadian-born singer are expected to be dismissed.
  • Harris Poll: Obama ahead by 6 percent   UPI / 10:54AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The latest Harris Poll of U.S. voters has Democrat Barack Obama leading Republican John McCain by 6 percentage points in the presidential race.
  • Tuesday, October 28

  • Poll: Most blame insurers for health costs   UPI / 12:24PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The insurance industry is shouldering most of the blame by the U.S. public on why healthcare costs are rising so quickly, a poll released Tuesday indicates.
  • High-dose vaccine improves elder immunity   UPI / 1:05AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers report a high-dose influenza vaccine increased immune responses in older adults.
  • Monday, October 27

  • Poll: Obama has 8-point lead in Iowa   UPI / 8:54PM
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has an 8-point lead over Republican John McCain among registered voters in Iowa, a poll indicates.
  • New way found to make, pattern nanowires   UPI / 12:34PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have developed a method that makes and patterns nanoscale wires and other devices now made with expensive lithographic tools.
  • Newsday, Melville, N.Y., Bob Glauber Column: Jets' Ugly Win Doesn't Satisfy Demanding Jenkins   AP / 7:34AM
    Oct. 27--At last, a refreshing voice in the Jets' locker room who calls it as he sees it. No rationalizations or sugarcoating. No gobbledygook. Just some much-needed straight talk after another unacceptable performance against another woefully inadequate opponent.
  • Sunday, October 26

  • UN delegates pulling for Obama win   UPI / 11:05AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- U.N. delegates say they are pulling for a U.S. presidential election victory by Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.
  • Friday, October 24

  • Ford rated tops in U.S. for reliability   UPI / 3:44PM
    YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Consumer Reports said U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co. is closing in on Japanese companies in its annual vehicle reliability survey.
  • N.Y. Times calls Obama 'right choice'   UPI / 7:44AM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The New York Times endorsed Barack Obama for president, saying the U.S. senator from Illinois proved he's the "right choice" for the office.
  • Islanders Fall to Stars   AP / 12:35AM
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- New Islanders coach Scott Gordon describes his aggressive, high-tempo attack as "overspeed." But six games into the season, the Isles simply look overmatched.
  • Thursday, October 23

  • N.Y. City Council extends term limits   UPI / 10:54PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The New York City Council voted Thursday to change the city's term limits law, allowing Mayor Michael Bloomberg to run for a third term.
  • U.N. creates first map of world's aquifers   UPI / 12:34AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- For the first time, the world's freshwater aquifers will soon be charted on a map, the United Nations announced Wednesday in New York.
  • Wednesday, October 22

  • AIG says it will curtail executive bonuses   UPI / 7:44PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said rescued insurance company American International Group has agreed to freeze an executive bonus fund.
  • Parents of ADHD kids have higher divorce   UPI / 5:54PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Parents of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are nearly twice as likely to divorce by the time the child is eight years old, a study found.
  • Monday, October 20

  • Soldier puts loaded gun in checked bag   UPI / 9:24AM
    LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier on bereavement leave from Iraq has been charged for packing a loaded gun in baggage she checked for a flight to Texas.
  • Sunday, October 19

  • N.Y. Daily News backs Obama   UPI / 4:54PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The New York Daily News endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama in a Sunday editorial.
  • Friday, October 17

  • Willow plants cleaning up contamination   UPI / 10:04PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers said 23,000 willow plants are helping clean up a 164,000-gallon underground fuel leak at a U.S. Army base.
  • Thursday, October 16

  • Polls give Obama debate win against McCain   UPI / 8:34PM
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Democratic nominee Barack Obama won the final presidential debate he had Wednesday night against Republican John McCain, two polls indicated.
  • McCain, Obama appeal for voter support   UPI / 8:24PM
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Barack Obama and John McCain concluded their third U.S. presidential debate Wednesday as they began, discussing the economy.
  • America met Joe the Plumber during debate   UPI / 12:14PM
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- An Ohio plumber who talked to Barack Obama about taxes became John McCain's embodiment of the working class during Wednesday's presidential debate.
  • McCain hits hot buttons; Obama stays cool   UPI / 11:24AM
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The two major-party U.S. presidential candidates hit the campaign trail Thursday in battleground states with less than three weeks until the general election.
  • Candidates each tout health plans   UPI / 12:54AM
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Barack Obama and John McCain picked apart each other's healthcare plans Wednesday during their final U.S. presidential debate.
  • Wednesday, October 15

  • Candidates discuss judges, abortion   UPI / 11:44PM
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Qualifications, not a litmus test, would drive appointments to U.S. courts, both Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain agreed Wednesday.
  • Voters weary of attacks, candidates agree   UPI / 11:24PM
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- John McCain and Barack Obama acknowledged during Wednesday night's debate the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign is tough and has gone down an aggressive path.
  • ADHD adults have time at work and home   UPI / 4:14PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder say they have a hard time focusing at work and on their responsibilities, a U.S. survey indicates.
  • Tuesday, October 14

  • Propane blast shakes N.Y. physics lab   UPI / 2:44PM
    UPTON, N.Y., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Officials say there's no risk to the public from a propane blast at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, which houses a particle accelerator.
  • Thursday, October 9

  • N.Y. eatery bosses accused of sex crimes   UPI / 1:34PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Supervisors at the Hawaiian Tropic Zone in New York allegedly forced female employees to have sex with them, a sexual misconduct suit claims.
  • Tuesday, October 7

  • Eli Lilly to pay $62 million settlement   UPI / 4:05PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The New York Attorney General's Office said Tuesday it had reached a $62 million settlement with Eli Lilly and Co. on alleged misleading marketing of a drug.
  • Sunday, October 5

  • Disbarred lawyer convicted of killing wife   UPI / 3:14PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A disbarred lawyer from Chappaqua, N.Y., has been convicted of killing his wife in a scheme to collect insurance money.
  • Saturday, October 4

  • N.Y. may settle convicted killer's lawsuit   UPI / 5:34PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Pamela Smart, the New Hampshire teacher convicted of recruiting a student to kill her husband, may receive a settlement from New York State over sexy photos.
  • Friday, October 3

  • Newsday, Melville, N.Y., Johnette Howard Column: Mets Can't Afford Not to Bring Back Manuel   AP / 9:34AM
    Oct. 3--The Mets announced Omar Minaya's contract extension yesterday, as expected. Then Minaya said he intends to pick up the option year on Carlos Delgado's contract, too. Which makes it only natural to ask what's taking the Mets so long to lock up the one guy who had an even better second half than Delgado, interim manager Jerry Manuel.
  • Thursday, October 2

  • Official: Food prices a crisis until 2015   UPI / 12:54PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A global food price crisis causing riots and political strife in poor and some developed countries may continue through at least 2015, a U.S. official said.
  • Wednesday, October 1

  • Breast biopsy safe with blood thinners   UPI / 4:24PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- It is safe to take anti-coagulants, or blood thinners, before core needle breast biopsies, U.S. researchers said.
  • Tuesday, September 30

  • Study: Pain causes osteoarthritis   UPI / 12:44PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Pain is not just a symptom of osteoarthritis, it causes the disease, say researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
  • Monday, September 29

  • Police officers have higher heart risk   UPI / 7:35PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Policing is a psychologically stressful work filled with danger, high demands, ambiguity, human misery and exposure to death, U.S. researchers said.
  • Friday, September 26

  • Poll: Ageism, racism factors in election   UPI / 7:44PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Voter prejudice based on candidates' race and age could affect the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, a poll indicates.
  • Security Council agrees on Iran resolution   UPI / 2:24PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council and Germany have agreed on a U.N. resolution calling on Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment program, diplomatic officials said.
  • Fast-food giant gives $80M to feed hungry   UPI / 1:05PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The operator of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken committed $80 million to help feed schoolchildren worldwide, the United Nations said Friday.
  • Thursday, September 25

  • Effort would eradicate malaria in 7 years   UPI / 8:34PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- United Nations officials have announced a campaign intended to eradicate malaria during the next seven years, using more than $1.4 billion in private funding.
  • Firehouse partly closed after rat bite   UPI / 6:14PM
    GLENS FALLS, N.Y., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Firefighters have stopped sleeping and eating at one of two firehouses in Glens Falls, N.Y., after one man was bitten, apparently by a rat.
  • N.Y. child-care worker has meningitis   UPI / 2:14PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A child-care worker in Hauppauge, N.Y., has been diagnosed with viral meningitis and is undergoing treatment, a school district official says.
  • U.S., Russia diplomats meet   UPI / 10:54AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with her Russian counterpart as the country's neighbors pressed the United Nations to stand up to Moscow.
  • Tuesday, September 23

  • MLB: N.Y. Yankees 3, Toronto 1   UPI / 11:24PM
    TORONTO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Mike Mussina got his 19th win of the year and Jason Giambi his 32nd homer Tuesday to lead the New York Yankees to a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • Ahmadinejad says Iran won't be bullied   UPI / 7:05PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday his country would not let "a few bullying powers" hinder its nuclear development program.
  • Report: Man sold fake documents on Web   UPI / 12:54PM
    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say a New York man who allegedly sold fake money and pirated computer software on the Web should be called the "Jack of all frauds."
  • Liquid lens imaging technology created   UPI / 11:24AM
    TROY, N.Y., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've created new imaging technology that captures 250 pictures a second and is powered by water, sound and surface tension.
  • Empathy infrequent in doctors   UPI / 7:34AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- There is a 10 percent chance a patient with a potentially deadly disease will get an empathic response from a doctor, U.S. researchers said.
  • Monday, September 22

  • RNAs: Important to stem cells   UPI / 11:54AM
    ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Scientists at IBM and the Genome Institute of Singapore have discovered new information about how stem cell differentiation is controlled by micro RNAs.
  • Sunday, September 21

  • Bills Come Up Short Vs. Bills   AP / 8:34PM
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell lay flat on his back at the Bills 45-yard line. Right offensive tackle Cornell Green jumped on Russell and shouted in his face.
  • Monday, September 15

  • N.Y. hospital settles Medicare fraud case   UPI / 2:05PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Staten Island University Hospital in New York has settled a Medicare fraud case for more than $25 million, an attorney says.
  • Sunday, September 14

  • MLB: N.Y. Yankees 8, Tampa Bay 4   AP / 6:34PM
    Alex Rodriguez's first-inning grand slam Sunday keyed the
  • Wednesday, September 10

  • MLB: LA Angels 4, N.Y. Yankees 2   AP / 8:34PM
    Rob Quinlan hit a key fifth inning two-run single Wednesday to boost the LA Angels to a 4-2 win over the New York Yankees.
  • Police: Con man pretended to be NBA star   UPI / 1:54PM
    LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A 43-year-old man who was arrested in Long Beach, N.Y., defrauded others by pretending to be former NBA star Kenny Anderson, police said.
  • Environmental lawyer upsets Dem primary   UPI / 12:24AM
    WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- An environmental lawyer won a surprise victory Tuesday in the Democratic primary in an upstate New York congressional district.
  • Monday, September 8

  • N.Y. Times to cut 550 jobs   UPI / 11:54PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The New York Times Co. Monday said it will close City & Suburban, which distributes The New York Times to newsstands and retail outlets in the New York area.
  • Iconic Astroland park closes   UPI / 10:44AM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The owner of Astroland Park said she was shuttering the iconic Brooklyn, N.Y., amusement park for good.
  • IBM commits to solving Internet overload   UPI / 9:54AM
    ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. technology giant IBM said Monday it would commit $2 billion to research and development of digital information storage devices and strategies.
  • Friday, September 5

  • Lawyer: Rangel didn't report rental income   UPI / 11:54AM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A lawyer for U.S. Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., alleges the congressman hasn't paid taxes on money earned from a rental property he owns.
  • Wednesday, September 3

  • Committee supports school chicken project   UPI / 12:54PM
    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A school project that includes the slaughter of chickens will take place as planned at a school in Canandaigua, N.Y., a committee has ruled.
  • Court upholds N.Y. same-sex recognition   UPI / 8:05AM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A New York judge ruled that Gov. David Paterson was right in ordering state agencies to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere.
  • Tuesday, September 2

  • Lemonade sales aid goal-killer reward fund   UPI / 12:05PM
    KINGS PARK, N.Y., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Lemonade sales have helped increase to $15,000 the reward for the capture of the killer of a pet goat in New York, officials said.
  • The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y., On The Bright Side Column: On The Bright Side: Telethon Sets Area Record   AP / 9:35AM
    Sep. 2--ONEONTA -- The local MDA Telethon raised $99,755, thousands more than a year ago and joining the national campaign in setting a record this year.
  • Poll: Obama gains Clinton supporters   UPI / 7:05AM
    PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A Gallup Poll indicates last week's U.S. Democratic convention helped shore up support for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., with fans of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.
  • Saturday, August 30

  • 'Good Morning' star survives auto accident   UPI / 7:25PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Sam Champion, who announces the weather for "Good Morning America," says he somehow survived a potentially deadly highway accident in Long Island, N.Y.
  • Judge rejects N.Y. strip club's lawsuit   UPI / 2:44PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by a New York strip club trying to prevent being stripped of its liquor license.
  • Wednesday, August 27

  • Young diabetic men have low testosterone   UPI / 11:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Young men with type 2 diabetes have low levels of testosterone that could affect quality of life and the ability to father children, U.S. researchers said.
  • Tuesday, August 26

  • Clinton: Time for party unity   UPI / 11:44PM
    DENVER, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The following is the headliner address Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., gave Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
  • U.N. units target enviro-related diseases   UPI / 4:04PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- U.N. agencies are banding together to combat environmentally related diseases in Africa, the non-government organization said Tuesday in New York.
  • Perfect pitch may be heard often   UPI / 2:24PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- New York researchers say a new test shows that more humans have "perfect pitch" than expected.
  • Aides: Clinton ready for spotlight moment   UPI / 7:05AM
    DENVER, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Aides to Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., say her speech Tuesday at the U.S. Democratic Convention will bind her party rather than further divide it.
  • Monday, August 25

  • UPI NewsTrack Sports   AP / 11:34PM
    Nadal, Ferrer first-day men's winners at U.S. Open tennis FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Spain's Rafael Nadal, the world's top-ranked player, advanced in straight sets Monday on the first day of play of the 2008 U.S. Open.
  • Saturday, August 23

  • Schools still built at toxic sites   UPI / 1:34PM
    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. schools are often still built on or near toxic waste despite the lessons of Love Canal, an environmental group says.
  • Friday, August 22

  • Why a prostate cancer treatment may fail   UPI / 3:44PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Some drugs given to men to help treat prostate cancer may actually spur some cancer cells to grow, U.S. researchers said.
  • Parents don't consider flu vaccines   UPI / 12:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Parents of U.S. teens say vaccination ranks next to last among things they can do to help protect their children against influenza, a survey indicates.
  • Thursday, August 21

  • Magician charged with secret tapings   UPI / 2:34PM
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A New York magician who offered free photo shoots at his home has been charged with secretly taping female customers changing their clothes, authorities said.
  • Tuesday, August 19

  • Chapman 'sorry' for slaying Lennon   UPI / 8:24PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Mark David Chapman, the U.S. assassin of legendary rocker John Lennon, says he's ashamed of the slaying and, at age 53, has repented.
  • Researchers create fully synthetic heparin   UPI / 2:24PM
    TROY, N.Y., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. research team announced they have produced the first fully synthetic heparin -- a blood thinner used by heart patients.
  • Monday, August 18

  • Air show pilot killed, biplane 'totaled'   UPI / 6:14PM
    RHINEBECK, N.Y., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A veteran pilot was killed when a World War I replica biplane crashed at a Rhinebeck, N.Y., antique-aviation air show, police said Monday.
  • N.Y. actors call for federal mediation   UPI / 1:14PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- New York Screen Actors Guild leaders say they want federal mediation in their contract negotiations, representing a split with the California leadership.
  • Saturday, August 16

  • Poll indicates Barr, Nader debate fans   UPI / 11:34AM
    UTICA, N.Y., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- More than half of likely U.S. voters in November think Libertarian Bob Barr should be included in the presidential debates, a Zogby Poll indicates.
  • Wednesday, August 13

  • John Lennon's killer rejected for parole   UPI / 3:14PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Mark David Chapman, who has spent more than two decades in a New York prison for killing John Lennon, has been turned down for parole again.
  • Monday, August 11

  • U.S., Russian diplomats differ on Georgia   UPI / 4:34PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The United Nations has been pushing for an immediate cease-fire and a return to status quo, U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalizad said Monday.
  • Fluid mechanics used to help swimmers   UPI / 2:04PM
    TROY, N.Y., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist is using experimental flow measurement techniques to help American Olympic swimmers shave seconds from their lap times.
  • Records: N.Y. team owners backing McCain   UPI / 1:54PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Most of the owners of the top New York sport franchises are supporting presumptive Republican presidential candidate John McCain, campaign records show.
  • Lennon assassin receiving conjugal visits   UPI / 1:54PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Mark David Chapman, the man convicted of killing Beatles great John Lennon, has been receiving conjugal visits at a New York prison, officials say.
  • Robots may enhance disabled people's lives   UPI / 9:44AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. study foresees robots as improving both the quality and flexibility of the lives of people with disabilities that affect the use of their limbs.
  • Saturday, August 9

  • Compressed air cars eyed by industry   UPI / 3:54PM
    NEW PALTZ, N.Y., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Although doubted by some as impractical, plans for a car that runs on compressed air is generating a buzz, U.S. industry observers say.
  • Friday, August 8

  • The Buffalo News, N.Y., Bob DiCesare Column: Favre Saga Has Parallels to Montana   AP / 9:34AM
    Aug. 8--The aged star quarterback was told the starting job was no longer his. He demanded a trade, went so far as to try to orchestrate his own deal, and eventually was moved to a 4-12 team needful of a savior.
  • Newsday, Melville, N.Y., Bob Glauber Column: Favre Admits This Season Will Be a Challenge   AP / 3:34AM
    Aug. 8--CLEVELAND
  • Snakeheads invade New York lake   UPI / 12:05AM
    WAWAYANDA, N.Y., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Wildlife officials in New York ordered fish kills in Orange County to prevent the spread of invasive northern snakeheads.
  • Thursday, August 7

  • Blackwell unconscious since Tuesday   UPI / 11:44PM
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Richard Sylvan Seltzer, the Brooklyn, N.Y., native who became the famous Hollywood fashion critic known as Mr. Blackwell, reportedly has been hospitalized.
  • N.Y. bank manager admits to $1M theft   UPI / 1:24PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- William Brahe Jr. has admitted to stealing more than $1 million from accounts while serving as a manager of a bank in Carle Place, N.Y., officials say.
  • Wednesday, August 6

  • New storm model better predicts flooding   UPI / 5:34PM
    STONY BROOK, N.Y., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say a newly developed storm surge model should provide more accurate predictions of flooding in the New York metropolitan area.
  • Hospital: 2 staffers found with mild virus   UPI / 4:14PM
    STONY BROOK, N.Y., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A New York State hospital has told nearly 500 patients they may have been exposed to parvovirus, which causes a usually harmless infection.
  • N.Y. waiters suing over insufficient tips   UPI / 12:34PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A group of wait staff from the New York Greek eatery Milos is alleging in a federal lawsuit that restaurant staff violated labor laws by cutting into tips.
  • Tuesday, August 5

  • Iran responds; message unknown   UPI / 5:04PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Iran delivered a document that may be its response to the U.N. Security Council plus Germany package aimed at convincing Tehran to suspend its nuclear program.
  • Monday, August 4

  • Giants' Marshall Returns From a Month in Jail: 'You Just Have to Learn From Your Mistakes'   AP / 7:34PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- While most of the Giants spent the summer traveling, visiting with family, and basking in the glow of the still glistening Super Bowl victory, Ahmad Bradshaw had different plans. It was an itinerary that has been in the process of being shaped for about seven years.
  • Sunday, August 3

  • MLB: Houston 4, N.Y. Mets 0   AP / 6:34PM
    Randy Wolf and three relievers combined on a nine-hit shutout Sunday and Houston finished a three-game sweep with a 4-0 win over the New York Mets.
  • Friday, August 1

  • If husband works 60 hrs., wives often quit   UPI / 11:54PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Working overtime has a disproportionate impact on women in dual-earner households, exacerbating gender inequality, U.S. researchers said.
  • Hillary may have appeared over the hill   UPI / 1:14AM
    IOWA CITY, Iowa, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., may have had a better shot at the White House if she were younger, a University of Iowa study suggests.
  • Thursday, July 31

  • Modeling agency sues competitor in N.Y.   UPI / 11:44PM
    NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) -- One Model Management reportedly has filed a lawsuit in New York against rival agency DNA Model Management for allegedly trying to court one of its catwalkers.
  • Nerve stimulation used to treat sepsis   UPI / 1:44PM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've found stimulation of the vagus nerve decreases the spleen's production of a substance that promotes sepsis.
  • Wednesday, July 30

  • Cablevision completes Newsday deal   UPI / 10:24AM
    BETHPAGE, N.Y., July 30 (UPI) -- Cablevision Systems Corp. has closed its deal with Tribune Co. for 97 percent of the daily newspaper Newsday on Long Island, N.Y., the company said.
  • Tuesday, July 29

  • Blue Cross extends same-sex benefits   UPI / 1:44PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 29 (UPI) -- A New York health insurer says it will institute coverage of same-sex couples married in Canada as a result of a civil rights lawsuit.
  • Monday, July 28

  • Lightning strike hospitalizes three men   UPI / 2:24PM
    HICKSVILLE, N.Y., July 28 (UPI) -- Lightning struck a tree at a soccer match in New York, leading to three men being hospitalized with severe burns, authorities said.
  • Newsday, Melville, N.Y., Wallace Matthews Column: Johan Gives a Complete Answer   AP / 6:34AM
    Jul. 28--So, you may be wondering, why couldn't they have done this Tuesday?
  • Sunday, July 27

  • Gossage Heads into Hall   AP / 10:34PM
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Rich "Goose" Gossage never hid his strong desire to be among baseball's greats in the Hall of Fame. But for eight straight years, the baseball writers denied him his wish, and he never seemed to miss an opportunity to express his deep disappointment.
  • Saturday, July 26

  • Investigators probe N.Y. apartment blast   UPI / 2:04PM
    NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- New York City fire officials Saturday investigated the cause of an apartment building gas explosion that injured 17 people, two of them critically.
  • iPhones linked to younger N.Y. robbers   UPI / 1:44PM
    NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- The burgeoning cadre of criminals ages 11 to 19 in New York is due, in part, to the popularity of gadgets such as the iPhone, police say.
  • Friday, July 25

  • Singer Connie Francis hospitalized   UPI / 9:24PM
    WESTBURY, N.Y., July 25 (UPI) -- Famed 1960s pop singer Connie Francis was hospitalized for high blood pressure this week and had to cancel a performance with singer Neil Sedaka in New York.
  • New York files suit against UBS bank   UPI / 8:44AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., July 25 (UPI) -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said UBS bank stuck customers with $20 billion in securities although bank officials knew their market was collapsing.
  • Thursday, July 24

  • Versace to decorate N.Y. condo complex   UPI / 11:05PM
    NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) -- Donatella Versace has been hired as the interior designer for a 1909 New York building being transformed into a luxury condo complex, a developer said.
  • N.Y. highway named after Tim Russert   UPI / 11:44AM
    WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush has signed a bill designating part of an Orchard Park, N.Y., road as the Timothy J. Russert Highway, the White House said.
  • Wednesday, July 23

  • N.Y. Gives Organ Donors Final Say   AP / 4:34PM
    New York officials say family members may no longer veto an
  • Tuesday, July 22

  • Milkweed's defenses evolve to repairs   UPI / 4:05PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., July 22 (UPI) -- The milkweed adheres to the adage "Know your enemy" by using fast repair work when its defenses are damaged by hungry caterpillars, U.S. researchers said.
  • Monday, July 21

  • Newsday, Melville, N.Y., Neil Best Column: Shockey is Gone, but Not Forgotten   AP / 9:34PM
    Jul. 21--New York wanted to love Jeremy Shockey from the start, and often did.
  • Plankton changes Atlantic into carbon sink   UPI / 8:44PM
    PALISADES, N.Y., July 21 (UPI) -- A seasonal bloom of ocean plankton is pulling more carbon dioxide than previously thought from the atmosphere into the Atlantic Ocean, U.S. researchers said.
  • Pollution degrades ecosystems, report says   UPI / 8:24PM
    MILLBROOK, N.Y., July 21 (UPI) -- Every major ecosystem type in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic United States is being degraded by air pollution, a report released Monday said.
  • N.Y. Times asks McCain for op-ed rewrite   UPI / 4:24PM
    NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) -- The New York Times asked likely Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain to rewrite an opinion piece he submitted to the newspaper.
  • Saturday, July 19

  • The Buffalo News, N.Y., Bucky Gleason Column: A Sign of the Times for Sabres   AP / 8:34AM
    Jul. 19--The pieces are starting to come together, little by little, with every day the Buffalo Sabres are removed from the horror of last summer. There was a renewed sense of enthusiasm Friday in HSBC Arena after they signed Ryan Miller, a move that made their future seem brighter and their intentions more genuine.
  • Friday, July 18

  • Rep says Manilow not ill   UPI / 3:44PM
    NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- Barry Manilow's publicist says the Brooklyn, N.Y.-born singer's recent weight loss is not due to illness, as rumors have suggested.
  • Wednesday, July 16

  • Barenaked singer arrested on drug charge   UPI / 6:14PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 16 (UPI) -- Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page has been arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in upstate New York, police said.
  • NY investigating two wind power companies   UPI / 10:44AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., July 16 (UPI) -- New York state has opened a sweeping investigation of two wind power companies, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said.
  • Tuesday, July 15

  • Rangel Center fundraising questioned   UPI / 9:44AM
    WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., is raising funds for an academic center from people with business before his committee, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
  • Positive thinking good for men's hearts   UPI / 1:44AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 15 (UPI) -- Men who believed they were at lower-than-average risk for cardiovascular disease actually had lower heart disease risk, U.S. researchers said.
  • Sunday, July 13

  • Newsday, Melville, N.Y., Shaun Powell Column: Murcer a Good Guy Bigger Than His Baseball Skills   AP / 3:34AM
    Jul. 13--He was a nice man, seemed like a loyal and devoted husband, father and friend. If you left out the other part, about how he was a very good baseball player in his day, Bobby Murcer probably wouldn't have minded much.
  • Newsday, Melville, N.Y., Mark Herrmann Column: Pedro Only Part of Mets' Recent Run   AP / 3:34AM
    Jul. 13--My, how the Mets have grown.
  • Friday, July 11

  • Poll: Obama leads McCain in 2 GOP states   UPI / 9:14PM
    UTICA, N.Y., July 11 (UPI) -- Likely Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama leads presumptive GOP nominee John McCain in two traditionally Republican states, a poll indicates.
  • Wednesday, July 9

  • U.N. seeks $400M to feed Afghans   UPI / 7:44PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., July 9 (UPI) -- The United Nations and the Afghan government Wednesday appealed for more than $400 million to feed millions of poor people in Afghanistan.
  • Tuesday, July 8

  • Study: Good golfers see hole larger   UPI / 12:14PM
    WEST LAFAYETTE, N.Y., July 8 (UPI) -- Golfers who play well are more likely to see the hole as larger than their poorer-playing counterparts, U.S. researchers suggest.
  • Monday, July 7

  • Poll: Many Clinton backers not switching   UPI / 3:26PM
    WASHINGTON, July 4 (UPI) -- A growing number of supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., say they will not vote for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for president, a poll indicated.
  • Friday, July 4

  • Nanoporous metal self-assembly created   UPI / 4:16AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've developed a method to self-assemble metals into complex configurations using nanotechnology and polymers.
  • Chemical reduces cows' carbon 'hoofprint'   UPI / 4:16AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have discovered that cows receiving recombinant Bovine Somatotropin, or rbST, supplement produce more milk.
  • Wednesday, July 2

  • Tankleff vows to find 'real' killers   UPI / 4:15AM
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y., July 1 (UPI) -- An exonerated convicted murderer says he's going to focus on finding the "real criminals" responsible for the 1988 Long Island, N.Y., slayings of his parents.
  • Patient died ignored at N.Y. hospital   UPI / 4:15AM
    NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- Lawyers suing a New York hospital have released video that allegedly shows a patient lying ignored on the floor in the psychiatric emergency unit.
  • Monday, June 30

  • U.N. looking at next steps on Zimbabwe   UPI / 9:34PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., June 30 (UPI) -- The next chance for moving ahead in expressing displeasure with the recent Zimbabwean election may rest with the African Union, a U.N. ambassador says.
  • Saturday, June 28

  • Doctors say insurance firms pre-empt them   UPI / 1:24PM
    ELMIRA, N.Y., June 28 (UPI) -- An increasing number of U.S. doctors say health insurance companies are making decisions for them by mandating which medications to prescribe.
  • Thursday, June 26

  • Ban praises N. Korea's nuclear declaration   UPI / 6:54PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., June 26 (UPI) -- North Korea's declaration of its nuclear programs is a "very encouraging development" in denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, the U.N. Secretary-General said.
  • Doctors often don't reinforce instructions   UPI / 4:34PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 26 (UPI) -- A University of Rochester Medical Center study disclosed that often doctors don't take steps necessary to help patients recall medical instructions.
  • Wednesday, June 25

  • Serbia may have helped athlete flee U.S.   UPI / 6:14PM
    BINGHAMTON, N.Y., June 25 (UPI) -- A Serbian athlete wanted for an alleged assault on a New York student may have fled the country with help from his country's government.
  • Acid rain studied in Adirondack lakes   UPI / 11:24AM
    TROY, N.Y., June 25 (UPI) -- U.S. environmental scientists say they have created one of the most comprehensive databases on the effects of acid rainfall.
  • Scientists ID new Alzheimer's disease gene   UPI / 10:54AM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., June 25 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists say they have identified a gene that puts people at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.
  • N.Y.: Sept. 11 health claims exaggerated   UPI / 9:05AM
    NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) -- Attorneys for New York City say many of the injury claims made by Sept. 11, 2001, rescue and cleanup workers are spurious and exaggerated.
  • Tuesday, June 24

  • Protein drives the clogging of arteries   UPI / 11:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 24 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say a key protein drives the clogging of arteries and that lowering levels of the protein opens arteries.
  • GOP needs new N.Y. congressional candidate   UPI / 4:16AM
    NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- The race to replace U.S. Rep. Vito Fossella, R.N.Y., appears wide open again now that the leading GOP contender has died of a heart attack.
  • Obama, Clinton to go on trail together   UPI / 4:16AM
    WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., may take attention away from Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama when they go on the stump, observers say.
  • U.N. condemns Zimbabwe violence   UPI / 4:16AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., June 23 (UPI) -- The United Nations Security Council Monday condemned the wave of violence that has beset Zimbabwe during the run-up to a scheduled presidential election runoff.
  • New York Senate leader won't run again   UPI / 4:16AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., June 24 (UPI) -- The New York state Legislature's highest ranking Republican announced Monday he will not seek re-election in November.
  • Some vegetables cut bladder cancer risk   UPI / 4:16AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., June 24 (UPI) -- Cruciferous vegetables -- broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, bok choy and kale -- may reduce bladder cancer risk, U.S. researchers said.
  • Book: N.Y. bishop Moore had gay lovers   UPI / 4:16AM
    NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- The late New York Episcopal Bishop Paul Moore Jr. had clandestine relationships with other men despite being married with children, a new book alleges.
  • Starr and friends set for N.Y. performance   UPI / 4:16AM
    NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- Ringo Starr says the most recent incarnation of his All-Starr Band will perform at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
  • N.Y. congressional candidate dies   UPI / 4:16AM
    NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- Francis H. Powers, the GOP candidate for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Vito J. Fossella, R-N.Y., died Sunday in his sleep at home, party leaders said.
  • New drug may mitigate Alzheimer's disease   UPI / 4:16AM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., June 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist says he and his German colleagues have created an experimental medicine that might mitigate the effects of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Sunday, June 22

  • Clinton set to return to Capitol Hill   UPI / 4:15AM
    WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- Aides say U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is ready to return to her Senate duties after licking her wounds from her failed Democratic presidential bid.
  • N.Y. concrete company under investigation   UPI / 4:15AM
    NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- A company responsible for testing most of the concrete used in the New York area is under investigation for allegedly falsifying results, officials say.
  • Saturday, June 21

  • Poll: Technology can jazz up small cars   UPI / 4:15AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 20 (UPI) -- Men and women in the United States are leaning toward fuel-efficiency in cars, but disagree on features they prefer in a vehicle, a study showed.
  • Friday, June 20

  • Seminoles and N.Y. Yankees team up   UPI / 4:16AM
    NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees and the Seminole Tribe of Hollywood, Fla., are joining forces to build a chain of steak houses, it was announced Thursday.
  • Wednesday, June 18

  • Hillary Clinton taking some R&R   UPI / 4:04PM
    WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is taking time off from Congress to spend time with her family to recover from campaigning, friends and aides said.
  • J. Lo performs at grade school graduation   UPI / 1:14PM
    NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez performed at the graduation ceremony of a Staten Island, N.Y. school for autistic children.
  • Monday, June 16

  • Wahlberg sued in N.Y. by former bodyguard   UPI / 10:05PM
    NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) -- Mark Wahlberg's former bodyguard is suing the actor for $20,000 in back pay in Manhattan Civil Court, court documents reveal.
  • Salmonella trickier than scientists think   UPI / 2:04PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 16 (UPI) -- University of Rochester, N.Y., Medical Center researchers say they've identified a protein that lets salmonella bacteria maintain a low profile in the body.
  • Sunday, June 15

  • MLB: N.Y. Yankees 13, Houston 0   AP / 7:34PM
    Home runs by Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada and three RBI by Robinson Cano powered the New York Yankees past the Houston Astros 13-0 Sunday.
  • The Buffalo News, N.Y., Jerry Sullivan Column: Open Knee-Deep in Drama   AP / 3:34PM
    Jun. 15--SAN DIEGO -- There's a temptation, of course, to crown him U. S. Open champion right now and be done with it. Tiger Woods has the lead in the final round of a major golf tournament. Ordinarily, that's a signal for the other players to pack up their things and look ahead to the next stop on the PGA Tour.
  • Friday, June 13

  • British warship found in Lake Ontario   UPI / 11:54PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 13 (UPI) -- The wreck of a British warship that sank in a gale on Lake Ontario in 1780 has been located off the New York shoreline, its finders announced Friday.
  • Clinton supporters cite sexist reports   UPI / 9:34AM
    NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Many women who supported Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., are reported crying foul over perceived sexist news coverage.
  • Thursday, June 12

  • 50 Cent's ex ordered to pay back rent   UPI / 4:16AM
    NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- A Manhattan Supreme Court judge ordered 50 Cent's ex-girlfriend to pay $4,500 in rent to the rapper for a Long Island, N.Y., house that burned down last month.
  • $10M gift given to University at Buffalo   UPI / 4:16AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., June 12 (UPI) -- The University at Buffalo in New York says it received a gift of $10 million to establish a new heart-vascular disease research center.
  • Bird mites victim released from hospital   UPI / 4:16AM
    LEVITTOWN, N.Y., June 11 (UPI) -- A Levittown, N.Y., woman has been discharged from the hospital after being infested with bird mites from a nest in her bathroom vent.
  • Crib snake mom to sue mattress maker   UPI / 4:16AM
    BRENTWOOD, N.Y., June 11 (UPI) -- The mother of a New York infant found in her crib with a king snake coiled around her leg says she is suing the maker and seller of the baby's crib mattress.
  • Monday, June 9

  • Giants DE Michael Strahan Retires   AP / 9:34PM
    MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Any of the people Michael Strahan reached out to Monday morning -- team management, players, owners and coaches -- must have known what was up when they saw their caller ID or the sender of the text message.
  • U.N. report: Culture affects HIV spread   UPI / 7:24PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., June 9 (UPI) -- Cultural factors in Africa, such as wife inheritance, need to be addressed if HIV prevention is to be more effective, U.N. officials said.
  • Ban lauds Sudan agreement   UPI / 5:44PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., June 9 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday praised an agreed-to resolution of a fight over the contested Sudanese town of Abyei, a Ban spokesman said.
  • Sunday, June 8

  • N.Y. grocers sue union over leaflets   UPI / 5:24PM
    BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 8 (UPI) -- Three U.S. supermarket chains are suing a union they say urged customers to buy fresh hamburger instead of frozen meat, court papers say.
  • Saturday, June 7

  • Final Police show to take place in N.Y.   UPI / 1:54PM
    NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- New York's Madison Square Garden will house the final performance of the famed rock band The Police, Billboard magazine says.
  • Friday, June 6

  • Admiring celebs may improve self-esteem   UPI / 2:04AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., June 6 (UPI) -- Admiring celebrities can help improve self-esteem in those with low self-esteem, researchers at the University of Buffalo said.
  • Thursday, June 5

  • Scientists learn how neural networks form   UPI / 4:54PM
    COLD SPRINGS HARBOR, N.Y., June 5 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've discovered non-signaling brain cells known as glia direct the growth of nerve fibers and their connections between neurons.
  • French stuntman climbs N.Y. Times building   UPI / 4:04PM
    NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- A French stuntman known for climbing tall buildings has scaled the 52-story New York Times building clutching a green banner and was arrested on the roof.
  • Gene called DLC1 is tumor suppressor   UPI / 12:34PM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., June 5 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists searching for cancer-causing genes say they've discovered a gene called DLC1 is actually a tumor suppressor.
  • Wednesday, June 4

  • Poll: Clinton's political image intact   UPI / 10:34AM
    PRINCETON, N.J., June 4 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has emerged from the bruising Democratic presidential primary with her image mainly intact, a poll indicates.
  • Study finds way to detect gene variations   UPI / 4:15AM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., June 3 (UPI) -- The number of copies of genes can vary widely in humans, and now U.S. researchers say they've found how to detect the number of variations.
  • Monday, June 2

  • Hoof Specialist Changes Plan for Big Brown's Patch; Workout Set for Tuesday   AP / 7:34PM
    ELMONT, N.Y. -- Hoof lameness specialist Ian McKinlay changed plans and chose not to apply an acrylic and fiberglass patch to Big Brown's healing left front foot Monday morning. Instead, he will do it Friday, the day before the undefeated colt will go for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.
  • IBM creates new data sharing technology   UPI / 2:54PM
    ARMONK, N.Y., June 2 (UPI) -- IBM scientists in the United States and Israel announced creation of a technology that standardizes the method of sharing health information.
  • Sunday, June 1

  • Museum to tell story of Woodstock   UPI / 4:24PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., June 1 (UPI) -- When the Museum at Bethel Woods opens this week in Bethel, N.Y., it will tell the story of the famous Woodstock music festival, a museum official says.
  • Friday, May 30

  • 50 Cent's N.Y. home burns down   UPI / 7:24PM
    DIX HILLS, N.Y., May 30 (UPI) -- Six people were taken to the hospital when a fire broke out at a Long Island, N.Y., home owned by rapper 50 Cent Friday morning, fire officials said.
  • Poll: Daily commute a growing pain   UPI / 11:14AM
    ARMONK, N.Y., May 30 (UPI) -- Many drivers in major U.S. metro areas, tired of long commutes, high gas prices and increased pollution, are looking for alternatives, an IBM poll indicates.
  • Wednesday, May 28

  • U.N.: Food crisis likely to continue   UPI / 7:05PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., May 28 (UPI) -- Food price hikes and market volatility likely will continue for the next few seasons, a U.N. report issued before next month's food summit in Rome said.
  • Pro-Clinton group wants delegates counted   UPI / 9:05AM
    WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- WomenCount, a political action committee backing Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., says it will make a case for counting Michigan and Florida primary results.
  • Tuesday, May 27

  • MLB: Baltimore 6, NY Yankees 1   AP / 1:15AM
    Aubrey Huff slammed a three-run homer and Nick Markakis homered and drove in two runs for Baltimore Monday in a 6-1 win over the N.Y, Yankees.
  • Monday, May 26

  • N.Y. gallery owner cited for illegal party   UPI / 10:34AM
    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., May 26 (UPI) -- The owner of an East Hampton, N.Y., art gallery was removed screaming from an exhibit opening by police, who said she didn't have the right permits.
  • Friday, May 23

  • R. Kelly Lawyers Want Prosecution Witness Charged With Crime   AP / 11:34PM
    MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Singer R. Kelly's attorneys want a prosecution witness charged with a crime, according to court documents filed recently.
  • Wednesday, May 21

  • N.Y.'s Intrepid project needs more money   UPI / 10:24AM
    NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- Funding problems plague efforts to turn the aircraft carrier Intrepid into the main attraction of a sea, air and space museum in New York.
  • Tuesday, May 20

  • Dream ticket not dreamy for Obama backers   UPI / 9:14PM
    WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Congressional supporters of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., say they'd prefer someone besides presidential rival Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., as a running mate.
  • Monday, May 19

  • Ethics complaint filed against Fossella   UPI / 9:34PM
    WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- A Washington watchdog group Monday filed a formal ethics complaint against Rep. Vito Fossella, R-N.Y, over his admission to an affair with an Air Force officer.
  • 'Footprints' authorship questioned in N.Y.   UPI / 8:34PM
    NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- The son of the late presumed author of the poem "Footprints in the Sand" is suing two women, who claim they penned the verse, in a New York court.
  • Agency: Millions of Somalis need food aid   UPI / 3:54PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., May 19 (UPI) -- Somalis need food assistance because of soaring food prices, a weak currency and the worsening drought, a U.N. humanitarian program said.
  • Scientists work on 3-D mapping of planets   UPI / 1:05PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 19 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they're developing a technology to produce three-dimensional maps of various planets and moons.
  • Friday, May 16

  • Track Star Montgomery Gets Four Years in Prison   AP / 8:34PM
    May 16--WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Disgraced Olympic gold medalist Tim Montgomery was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for his role in a $5 million counterfeiting check ring that also ensnared his former coach, his one-time agent and his former girlfriend, the fallen Olympic champion Marion Jones.
  • IBM claims solar power breakthrough   UPI / 11:34AM
    ARMONK, N.Y., May 16 (UPI) -- The IBM Corp. reports a research breakthrough in photovoltaics technology that the company says might significantly reduce the cost of solar power.
  • Thursday, May 15

  • Taxpayers get wrong stimulus checks   UPI / 4:54PM
    MELVILLE, N.Y., May 15 (UPI) -- Thousands of U.S. taxpayers' economic stimulus checks have been directly deposited into the wrong accounts by mistake, federal officials said.
  • Clinton rallies troops, Obama adds backer   UPI / 9:00AM
    WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., rallied Capitol Hill supporters for the fight ahead while Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., picked up more backing.
  • Vitamin D may prevent prostate cancer   UPI / 1:21AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 15 (UPI) -- Vitamin D not only can be used as a therapy for prostate cancer, it can prevent prostate cancer, a University of Rochester Medical Center suggests.
  • Wednesday, May 14

  • Baby boomers not prepared for disability   UPI / 6:40PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 14 (UPI) -- Most baby boomers would face serious financial hardship if they had to deal with a major disability in their household, a U.S. survey indicates.
  • Student invents silicon chip alternative   UPI / 2:11PM
    TROY, N.Y., May 14 (UPI) -- A doctoral student has invented a transistor that has captured the attention of some of the largest U.S. and Japanese automobile companies.
  • Satellite may help explore ancient Mexico   UPI / 1:00PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. archeologist plans to use National Aeronautics and Space Administration satellite imagery to study ancient Mexico.
  • Tuesday, May 13

  • Bosnian war criminal transferred to Italy   UPI / 8:32PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., May 13 (UPI) -- A former Bosnian military commander who was found guilty of committing crimes against Muslims was transferred Tuesday to a jail in Italy, officials said.
  • Bills release Everett, clearing way for benefits   AP / 5:51PM
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - The Buffalo Bills released Kevin Everett on Tuesday, clearing the way for the former tight end to receive disability benefits for the spinal cord injury that ended his career.
  • Monday, May 12

  • NBC says Fallon to succeed O'Brien on 'Late Night'   AP / 8:30PM
    NEW YORK - Jimmy Fallon's eighth-grade yearbook at St. Mary of the Snow in Saugerties, N.Y., listed him as "most likely to take over for David Letterman." Letterman's not going anywhere, but close enough: Fallon is succeeding Conan O'Brien as the host of NBC's "Late Night" sometime in the middle of next year.
  • NBC says Fallon will succeed O'Brien   AP / 6:10PM
    NEW YORK - Jimmy Fallon's kindergarten yearbook at St. Mary of the Snow in Saugerties, N.Y., listed him as "most likely to take over for David Letterman." Letterman's not going anywhere, but close enough: Fallon is succeeding Conan O'Brien as the host of NBC's "Late Night" sometime in the middle of next year.
  • Smokey, Denzel set for Apollo honors   UPI / 5:50PM
    HARLEM, N.Y., May 12 (UPI) -- Singer Smokey Robinson and actor Denzel Washington are to be honored at the Apollo Theater's fourth annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Harlem, N.Y.
  • 'Waterfront' mural gets new home in N.Y.   UPI / 5:30PM
    NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- A 1963 mural depicting longshoremen at work with the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty in the background is to be rededicated in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • NBC anoints Fallon as Conan O'Brien successor   AP / 3:50PM
    NEW YORK - Jimmy Fallon's kindergarten yearbook at St. Mary of the Snow in Saugerties, N.Y., listed him as "most likely to take over for David Letterman."
  • Artist tries to sketch everyone in N.Y.   UPI / 12:50PM
    NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- An ambitious 25-year-old artist announced he is attempting to sketch every person in New York before he dies.
  • MBIA slides to huge 1Q loss on hefty charges   AP / 7:30AM
    ARMONK, N.Y. - MBIA is posting a large first-quarter loss, as the struggling bond insurer took heavy charges to write down the value of certain liabilities amid continued deterioration in the credit markets.
  • Sunday, May 11

  • Edwards: Clinton needs 'to be careful'   UPI / 6:00PM
    WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., says Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., needs "to be careful" in her drive for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Vanessa Williams receives diploma from Syracuse   AP / 3:59AM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Vanessa Williams has received her bachelor of fine arts degree from Syracuse University, nearly 25 years after she dropped out to become the first black Miss America.
  • Saturday, May 10

  • N.Y. mayor supports $1B railyard deal   UPI / 8:02PM
    NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he plans to urge keeping alive a $1 billion agreement to improve railyards in the city's Manhattan borough.
  • Friday, May 9

  • Mary J. Blige starts foundation to help women with careers   AP / 4:30PM
    YONKERS, N.Y. - The queen of hip-hop soul is establishing a foundation to help women develop careers and gain self-confidence.
  • Thursday, May 8

  • Connelly, Bettany selling N.Y. home   UPI / 8:20PM
    NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Married film stars Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany reportedly are selling their Brooklyn, N.Y., mansion for an asking price of $8.5 million.
  • Florida delegates won't give Clinton nod   UPI / 2:00PM
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 8 (UPI) -- Counting the unseated delegates from Florida no longer can help deliver the presidential nomination for Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., one superdelegate says.
  • Obama turns attention to general election   UPI / 12:20PM
    CHICAGO, May 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., says he plans a new tactic in his presidential battle with Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. -- he's going to ignore her.
  • Hormone used to treat reperfusion injury   UPI / 10:40AM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., May 8 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've used the hormone Ghrelin to block organ injury after intestinal ischemia-reperfusion, a common surgical problem.
  • Gambling a problem for many U.S. youth   UPI / 2:04AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., May 8 (UPI) -- Gambling is widespread among U.S. adolescents and young adults ages 14 through 21, a University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions study reveals.
  • Wednesday, May 7

  • Clinton loans campaign $6.4 million   UPI / 3:00PM
    WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has loaned her campaign a total of $6.4 million during the past month, officials from her campaign revealed Wednesday.
  • The Police to play last gig in N.Y.   UPI / 10:20AM
    NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- The iconic British rock band The Police announced its last concert will be a fundraiser for Thirteen/WNET and WLIW in New York.
  • Tuesday, May 6

  • Vanessa Williams finally getting her degree from Syracuse   AP / 1:10PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Nearly 25 years after leaving Syracuse University, Vanessa Williams will get her bachelor of fine arts degree this weekend.
  • Woman charged in alleged car attack   UPI / 3:00AM
    NASHUA, N.H., May 6 (UPI) -- A New Hampshire woman is facing charges she rammed her car into a group of people after an argument over the N.Y. Yankees and Boston Red Sox, authorities say.
  • Monday, May 5

  • Police: Motorcyclist flipped bird, popped wheelie, crashed   AP / 3:52PM
    COPIAGUE, N.Y. - A Long Island man who flipped his finger at a police cruiser and then popped a wheelie on his motorcycle is recovering from injuries after crashing.
  • Study: Parents ignorant about infants   UPI / 3:52PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 5 (UPI) -- Many U.S. teens may think their parents are ill-informed but researchers found one-third of parents know little about how their infants' development.
  • Clinton says she's 'competitive'   UPI / 2:40PM
    GREENVILLE, N.C., May 5 (UPI) -- Democratic primaries in North Carolina and Indiana are important but neither present a call-it-a-day circumstance, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., said Monday.
  • Botulism neurotoxin antidote is sought   UPI / 11:30AM
    UPTON, N.Y., May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. government scientists say they've taken the first step toward designing an effective antidote to the most potent form of Botulinum neurotoxin.
  • Obama and Clinton trade barbs on economy   UPI / 10:20AM
    SOUTH BEND, Ind., May 5 (UPI) -- Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., traded economic barbs on the campaign trail before the Indiana and North Carolina primaries.
  • Sunday, May 4

  • Clinton: Gas costs have been manipulated   UPI / 6:01PM
    INDIANAPOLIS, May 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., Sunday blamed market manipulation as the likely cause of record high gas prices in the United States.
  • Gourmet Boutique chicken, meat recalled   UPI / 4:20PM
    WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- More than 143 tons of meat and poultry products from a Jamaica, N.Y., firm were being recalled Sunday after federal officials warned of possible contamination.
  • Daredevil performs high-wire act in N.Y.   UPI / 12:00PM
    NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- High-wire artist Phillipe Petit walked across a tightrope in New York's Washington Square Park to show his love of magic, the daredevil said.
  • Saturday, May 3

  • Obama ahead by seven votes in Guam   UPI / 8:20PM
    HAGATNA, Guam, May 3 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., beat Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., by seven votes in Guam's caucuses Saturday, winning 50.1 percent of the vote to her 49.9 percent.
  • Friday, May 2

  • Bryan Adams' photos on display in N.Y.   UPI / 1:00PM
    NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- Canadian musician Bryan Adams has photographed numerous celebrities for a Hear the World exhibit now open in New York.
  • Indianapolis Star endorses Clinton   UPI / 12:10PM
    INDIANAPOLIS, May 2 (UPI) -- The Indianapolis Star Friday endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. over Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., ahead of Tuesday's Indiana's primary elections.
  • Thursday, May 1

  • Ex-DNC chair now backs Obama, not Clinton   UPI / 4:11PM
    WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Superdelegate Joe Andrew, an ex-Democratic National Committee chair, switched his support from Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.
  • Clinton answers gas-tax holiday foes   UPI / 2:50PM
    BROWNSBURG, Ind., May 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., scoffed Thursday at the notion that a summer break from gasoline taxes is a political gimmick.
  • Kodak posts narrower 1Q loss, sales edge up   AP / 7:51AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Eastman Kodak Co. says its loss narrowed to $115 million loss in the first quarter as it chases a bigger stake in digital photography.
  • Wednesday, April 30

  • Alcohol link to breast cancer risk found   UPI / 7:20PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 30 (UPI) -- University of Buffalo researchers say they have discovered the mechanism linking alcohol with the risk of breast cancer.
  • Soil is viewed at nanoscale   UPI / 12:10PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have, for the first time, inspected soil at the nanoscale level to better understand chemical processes that cycle organic matter.
  • Tuesday, April 29

  • Boomers want specialized healthcare   UPI / 8:50PM
    UTICA, N.Y., April 29 (UPI) -- Eighty-eight percent of baby boomers say it's important to have physicians with specialized training geared toward older patients, a U.S. survey indicates.
  • Schumer: Bush has lost faith of the people   UPI / 12:50PM
    WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Tuesday said the economy is in its current state because U.S. President George Bush ignored repeated warnings.
  • U.N. decries attack on civilians in truck   UPI / 12:20AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., April 28 (UPI) -- The U.N. mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo Monday condemned an attack on a truck that left eight civilians injured, three of them seriously.
  • Monday, April 28

  • Weak economy plays to Clinton's strengths   UPI / 12:10PM
    INDIANAPOLIS, April 28 (UPI) -- The sputtering economy is giving the campaign of U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., a boost as jobs and healthcare play to a Clinton strength, analysts said.
  • Sunday, April 27

  • Food crisis multidimensional, analysts say   UPI / 8:00AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., April 27 (UPI) -- The rise in worldwide food prices left traders in Chicago scrambling to keep up with orders and Egyptians rioting for bread, economists say.
  • Friday, April 25

  • U.N. wants clampdown on malaria   UPI / 7:30AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., April 25 (UPI) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced a new campaign Friday to curtail malaria deaths with preventive measures.
  • Thursday, April 24

  • Cancer scientists study the adenovirus   UPI / 3:20PM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have clarified a complex series of biochemical steps involved in abnormal cell proliferation that can lead to cancer.
  • U.S. professor helps rewrite crab history   UPI / 2:50PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., April 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. paleontologist visiting a Mexican museum last year says he made a serendipitous discovery that has helped rewrite the history of crabs.
  • Clinton cites strength in swing states   UPI / 8:30AM
    NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., says her primary victories in Pennsylvania and Ohio were "the states we have to win" in Democrats' quest for the presidency.
  • Wednesday, April 23

  • Gene therapy reduces cocaine use in rats   UPI / 4:20PM
    UPTON, N.Y., April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. government researchers say they've learned gene therapy reduces cocaine use in laboratory rodents.
  • N.Y. gov tells commissioners to cut budget   UPI / 1:10AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., April 23 (UPI) -- New York Gov. David Paterson asked state commissioners to hire only essential workers and warned them he will ban all hiring unless they cut expenses.
  • Tuesday, April 22

  • Beyonce, Jay-Z filed marriage license   AP / 4:26PM
    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A village clerk says a marriage license for Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z, dated April 4 and signed by the person who officiated at the wedding, is being filed with the state.
  • News Corp. to purchase Newsday   UPI / 2:50PM
    NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- News Corp. has signed an agreement in principal to purchase controlling interest in Newsday, a Long Island, N.Y., paper owned by the Tribune Co., sources said.
  • U.N. to consider Russia action in Georgia   UPI / 9:01AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., April 22 (UPI) -- Georgia asked the U.N. Security Council to look into Russian military action against its drones and aggression in a breakaway Georgian region.
  • Monday, April 21

  • N.Y. wildfire blackens 3,100 acres   UPI / 7:20PM
    NEW PALTZ, N.Y., April 21 (UPI) -- Firefighters said Monday they made good progress in taming a wildfire that had burned about 3,100 acres in New York's Catskill Mountains.
  • Undecided voters could hand Pa. to Clinton   UPI / 12:00PM
    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21 (UPI) -- Undecided voters tend to pick U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., which could help her win in Tuesday's Pennsylvania presidential primary, analysts say.
  • Friday, April 18

  • Superdelegates not swayed by rhetoric   UPI / 7:30AM
    PHILADELPHIA, April 18 (UPI) -- Challenges by Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., to Barack Obama's character and electability have not changed the minds of some superdelegates, the delegates said.
  • N.Y. DJ accused of having child porn video on how to abuse   AP / 6:10AM
    NEW YORK - A New York disc jockey has been accused of sharing an instructional video showing how to sexually abuse children.
  • Thursday, April 17

  • Disabled vet may be redeployed to Iraq   UPI / 8:20PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 17 (UPI) -- A New York state man who left the Army in 2004 after losing hearing in one ear in Afghanistan has been recalled to active duty and told he may be sent to Iraq.
  • Crude prices climb marginally Thursday   UPI / 4:30PM
    NEW Y, N.Y., April 17 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices gained marginally on the day Thursday as supply concerns in the United States pushed the prices of other petroleum products.
  • Wednesday, April 16

  • Diet may affect breast cancer survival   UPI / 1:57PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 16 (UPI) -- A diet high in cancer-fighting lignans may be associated with improved survival among postmenopausal women with breast cancer, U.S. researchers said.
  • Parents can help children deal with stress   UPI / 12:00AM
    BINGHAMTON, N.Y., April 15 (UPI) -- Without the stress of everyday life, life may get boring, but a U.S. expert says stress overload can cause a child to be withdrawn, depressed or suicidal.
  • Tuesday, April 15

  • A new artificial nanomaterial is created   UPI / 3:07PM
    STONY BROOK, N.Y., April 15 (UPI) -- U.S. and European scientists have created an artificial nanomaterial for use in electronic applications.
  • Monday, April 14

  • Food crisis needs action now, Ban says   UPI / 6:20PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., April 14 (UPI) -- Short- and long-term solutions are needed to fight the growing global food crisis, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday in New York.
  • Computer simulates merger of 3 black holes   UPI / 11:30AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 14 (UPI) -- U.S. astrophysicists say they have, for the first time, used a supercomputer to simulate the merger of three black holes.
  • Town tells Gere to tear down fence   UPI / 9:20AM
    BEDFORD, N.Y., April 14 (UPI) -- Town officials in Bedford, N.Y., have told film star Richard Gere and his business partner the fence around their new country inn is too tall.
  • Friday, April 11

  • Drug may protect against radiation harm   UPI / 7:40PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said a new drug may protect patients from the harmful effects of radiation used in treating cancer.
  • Thursday, April 10

  • Clinton says she's only one with war plan   UPI / 10:40AM
    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 10 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., says she's the only presidential candidate offering a real plan to end the war in Iraq.
  • Poll: McCain-Rice ticket wins in New York   UPI / 7:37AM
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., April 10 (UPI) -- A Republican ticket featuring John McCain and Condoleezza Rice could be a winner in the Democratic stronghold of New York, a poll suggests.
  • Tuesday, April 8

  • New ALS developmental process found   UPI / 1:00PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists say they've determined leaky blood vessels open nerve cells to toxic assault in people suffering Lou Gehrig's disease.
  • Monday, April 7

  • Clinton announces breast cancer plan   UPI / 4:20PM
    NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- A plan to find a breast cancer cure, including $300 million annually for research, was unveiled Monday by Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., on U.S. national TV.
  • Sunday, April 6

  • Report: Penn quits Clinton campaign   UPI / 7:25PM
    EUGENE, Ore., April 6 (UPI) -- Mark Penn is resigning as chief strategist for the presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., ABCNews.com reported Sunday.
  • John to headline Clinton fundraiser   UPI / 12:00PM
    NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- British singer Elton John will headline a fundraiser at New York's Radio City Music Hall for U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., her campaign announced.
  • Saturday, April 5

  • Report: Jay-Z and Beyonce wed in N.Y.   UPI / 1:07AM
    NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- U.S. music "royalty" Jay-Z and Beyonce married in New York Friday, a friend of the couple told People.com.
  • Friday, April 4

  • HPV, periodontitis boost cancer risk   UPI / 8:10PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 4 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said people with both periodontitis and human papillomavirus (HPV) have an increased risk of developing tongue cancer.
  • Clintons' post-White House earnings: $109M   UPI / 8:00PM
    WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., earned a combined $109 between 2000 and 2007, U.S. tax records indicate.
  • Apple peel a day may keep cancer at bay   UPI / 6:50PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., April 4 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have identified a dozen compounds in apple peel that inhibit or kill cancer cells in laboratory cultures.
  • Obama erasing Clinton's superdelegate lead   UPI / 12:10PM
    LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- Some superdelegates are leaving Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., in favor of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., whose arguments are "more persuasive," a pollster says.
  • Thursday, April 3

  • New Kids on the Block to play N.Y. concert   UPI / 4:07PM
    NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. boy band New Kids on the Block is scheduled to make its first public appearance in 15 years on the "Today" morning program.
  • New music technology is developed   UPI / 10:16AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have created a technology that can digitally reproduce music from a file nearly 1,000 times smaller than a regular MP3 file.
  • Seinfeld unharmed after flipping Fiat   UPI / 9:20AM
    NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is fine after flipping his car when the brakes failed as he was driving on Long Island, N.Y., his wife said.
  • Tuesday, April 1

  • Beyonce, Jay-Z set to wed?   UPI / 10:30PM
    LOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) -- U.S. singers Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z obtained a marriage license Tuesday in Scarsdale, N.Y., a source told People magazine.
  • Poll: McCain trails in Obama, Clinton   UPI / 1:51PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 1 (UPI) -- A Harris Poll indicates Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., trails both of his potential Democratic rivals among registered voters.
  • Simon to perform 'Capeman' songs in N.Y.   UPI / 10:50AM
    NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- U.S. recording star Paul Simon is to perform a series of concerts featuring songs from his failed 1998 Broadway musical "The Capeman."
  • Monday, March 31

  • Normal weight could hide high body fat   UPI / 4:10PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 31 (UPI) -- Researchers say more than half of U.S. adults of normal body weight may have high body fat and may be at risk for disease.
  • Poll: Shoppers turn savvy during recession   UPI / 9:01AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 31 (UPI) -- More than half of U.S. adults would tighten spending habits if a recession set in, a poll released Monday indicated.
  • Clinton not paying her bills   UPI / 8:51AM
    WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. political campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., isn't paying some of its bills in order to spend money on advertisements, The Politico said Monday.
  • Friday, March 28

  • Saliva tests may someday replace needles   UPI / 5:50PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have good news for those who don't like blood tests for cancer, heart disease or diabetes -- these tests may some day be spit tests.
  • Thursday, March 27

  • Rapper Chuck D attends school career week   UPI / 7:40PM
    UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 27 (UPI) -- Famed rap artist Chuck D discussed the importance of getting an education when he attended career week at the Lawrence Road Middle School in Long Island, N.Y.
  • 'Viral sex' causes new flu epidemics   UPI / 5:50PM
    UNIVERSITY PARK, N.Y., March 27 (UPI) -- "Viral sex" has been found to be the cause of many flu epidemics, Pennsylvania State University researchers said.
  • Wednesday, March 26

  • Study: Red wine may help kill cancer cells   UPI / 10:11AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 26 (UPI) -- An antioxidant found in grape skins and red wine destroyed pancreatic cancer cells, U.S. researchers found.
  • Tuesday, March 25

  • Saliva tests may someday replace needles   UPI / 6:16PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 25 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have good news for those who don't like blood tests for cancer, heart disease or diabetes -- these tests may some day be spit tests.
  • Baseball's mound height linked to injuries   UPI / 9:07AM
    MILWAUKEE, N.Y., March 24 (UPI) -- The height of the pitcher's mound affects throwing arm motion and may cause injuries to baseball players, a U.S. study found.
  • Monday, March 24

  • Obama leads Clinton among Democrats   UPI / 8:27PM
    PRINCETON, N.J., March 24 (UPI) -- U.S. presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., narrowly leads rival Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., among Democrats, a poll released Monday said.
  • Clinton outlines housing initiative   UPI / 2:50PM
    PHILADELPHIA, March 24 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., Monday unveiled a plan to counter the growing housing crisis and help homeowners keep their homes.
  • Lohan's grandmother OK after car crash   UPI / 2:20PM
    WOODBURY, N.Y., March 24 (UPI) -- Lindsay Lohan's grandmother was treated for minor injuries sustained Sunday afternoon when she crashed her car into a tree and a pole on Long Island, N.Y.
  • Sunday, March 23

  • Richardson: Clinton aides in the 'gutter'   UPI / 5:30PM
    WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Sunday aides to U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., use "gutter" politics to get their way.
  • Saturday, March 22

  • D'Amato may get court TV show   UPI / 6:35PM
    LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Al D'Amato, R-N.Y., is reportedly in talks to star in a court-style TV show in the vein of "Judge Judy."
  • Friday, March 21

  • Town loses weight with milk and exercise   UPI / 9:30PM
    CALCIUM, N.Y., March 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. study has shown the battle of obesity can be won town by town after Calcium, N.Y., lost weight by drinking milk and walking.
  • Thursday, March 20

  • Rep. Tom Reynolds, R-N.Y., to retire   UPI / 4:10PM
    WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Reynolds said he will not seek another term in his upstate New York district, becoming the 29th Republican member of the U.S. House to retire.
  • Clinton not seen as honest as others   UPI / 11:30AM
    PRINCETON, N.J., March 20 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is seen as the least honest and trustworthy of the three U.S. presidential hopefuls, the latest Gallup Poll indicated Thursday.
  • Clinton talks jobs on stump in Indiana   UPI / 10:50AM
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind., March 20 (UPI) -- Jobs were the focus for U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., as she took her presidential nomination campaign to Indiana Thursday.
  • Clinton needs some breaks, advisers say   UPI / 8:10AM
    WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., faces a narrowing path to the Democratic presidential nomination, needing some breaks along the way, her advisers say.
  • War Protesters Halt Traffic, Recall Dead   AP / 12:12AM
    WASHINGTON - Protesters blocked traffic and government buildings in Washington, acted out a Baghdad street scene in Syracuse, N.Y., and banged drums in a parade through San Francisco on Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
  • Wednesday, March 19

  • War Protesters Halt Traffic, Recall Dead   AP / 9:11PM
    WASHINGTON - Protesters blocked traffic and government buildings in Washington, acted out a Baghdad street scene in Syracuse, N.Y., and banged drums in a parade through San Francisco on Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
  • War Protesters Halt Traffic, Recall Dead   AP / 7:12PM
    WASHINGTON - Protesters blocked traffic and government buildings in Washington, acted out a Baghdad street scene in Syracuse, N.Y., and banged drums in a parade through San Francisco on Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
  • Clinton to Obama: Support primary re-vote   UPI / 2:10PM
    DETROIT, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., appealed Wednesday to Democratic rival Barack Obama and Michigan lawmakers to endorse a rerun of the state's primary.
  • Webster Hall in N.Y. declared a landmark   UPI / 1:20PM
    NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- New York's Landmarks Preservation Commission has given landmark status to the famed Manhattan dance club Webster Hall.
  • Murtha endorses Clinton   UPI / 9:41AM
    JOHNSTOWN, Pa., March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., has endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., for the Democratic Party nomination for president.
  • Tuesday, March 18

  • Poll: McCain preferred to take 3 a.m. call   UPI / 9:10PM
    UTICA, N.Y., March 18 (UPI) -- Arizona Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is seen as the best candidate to handle a national security crisis, a poll indicates.
  • Monday, March 17

  • Both Parties Cheer NY's New Governor   AP / 6:10PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. - David Paterson was sworn in as governor Monday before a crowd of lawmakers who chanted his name and cheered his message of unity in a state eager to move past his predecessor's sordid and speedy political collapse.
  • Study finds how an eye can determine depth   UPI / 12:56PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 17 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered how the human brain can derive depth information using just one eye.
  • GOP voting for Clinton now; McCain in fall   UPI / 9:10AM
    WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Republican voters have been crossing party lines to cast many a ballot for Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., for strategic reasons, exit polls indicate.
  • Saturday, March 15

  • N.Y. Gov's Journey Toward Resignation   AP / 6:37PM
    NEW YORK - Eliot Spitzer finally had to tell someone his secret.
  • Friday, March 14

  • Adrienne Shelly's killer sentenced in N.Y.   UPI / 2:26PM
    NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- The husband of slain filmmaker Adrienne Shelly spoke at her killer's sentencing in New York, telling him he had taken away "the love of my life."
  • Survey: Women prefer blanket to men   UPI / 1:01AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., March 14 (UPI) -- When it comes to comfort and getting a good night's sleep, men prefer a warm body, but women prefer a warm blanket, a U.S. survey found.
  • Thursday, March 13

  • Man Forgets to Wear Pants at Drive-Thru   AP / 10:11PM
    YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Careful with that coffee! Police say a man placing an order in a suburban New York doughnut shop's drive-through lane didn't have any pants on.
  • Cell phone users open to on-the-go banking   UPI / 8:41PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 13 (UPI) -- Americans say they are becoming more comfortable with making purchases and banking transactions using their cellular phones, a U.S. poll found.
  • Woman pleads not guilty to killing kids   UPI / 6:40PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y., March 13 (UPI) -- A New York woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to drowning her three children as relatives questioned why child welfare officials left the children with her.
  • Wednesday, March 12

  • Ferraro sticking by Obama remarks   UPI / 10:30AM
    NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Geraldine Ferraro, D-N.Y., refuses to apologize for suggesting race is a factor in the battle for the Democratic nomination for U.S. president.
  • Poll: Few read Internet blogs   UPI / 12:12AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 11 (UPI) -- Few Americans regularly read political blogs that cover U.S. candidates and issues, a poll revealed.
  • Tuesday, March 11

  • School refuses to admit deaf student's dog   UPI / 11:32PM
    EAST MEADOW, N.Y., March 11 (UPI) -- A New York school refused to allow a deaf student's service dog in class Tuesday, a day after a state agency ruled in his favor.
  • Prostitution Scandal Threatens N.Y. Gov   AP / 8:26AM
    NEW YORK - Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who took office with the vow "Day One, Everything Changes," started day one of his life after allegations of a prostitution scandal with his outlook so changed that many wondered if he could remain in power.
  • Monday, March 10

  • Chicago artist's display is shut down   UPI / 1:50PM
    TROY, N.Y., March 10 (UPI) -- A controversial video show developed by a Chicago-based artist has been shut down less than a day after it opened in Troy, N.Y.
  • Sunday, March 9

  • Clinton favored in Pennsylvania showdown   UPI / 2:01PM
    HARRISBURG, Pa., March 9 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is favored over Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in the upcoming Pennsylvania Democratic presidential primary, it was reported Sunday.
  • Friday, March 7

  • Poll: Most American trust radio news   UPI / 10:00PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 7 (UPI) -- More than half of Americans say they tend not to trust the media, a U.S. poll indicates.
  • Obama aide resigns over 'monster' remark   UPI / 1:21PM
    WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- The Barack Obama aide who called Democratic U.S. presidential rival Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., a "monster" resigned from her non-paid position Friday.
  • Obama aide apologizes for 'monster' remark   UPI / 11:00AM
    WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- A foreign policy aide to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has apologized for calling Democratic presidential rival Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., a "monster."
  • Clinton repeats calls to seat delegates   UPI / 7:40AM
    WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., repeated her call for delegates from Michigan and Florida to be seated at the national Democratic nominating convention.
  • Thursday, March 6

  • No one takes responsibility for N.Y. blast   UPI / 3:30PM
    NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- No one claimed responsibility for a blast outside of a Times Square armed forces recruiting facility, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, March 5

  • Vermont Obama's sole primary win   UPI / 8:31AM
    MONTPELIER, Vt., March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., crushed Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., in the Vermont primary, his sole victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary quartet.
  • Clinton notches Rhode Island primary win   UPI / 7:56AM
    PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 5 (UPI) -- Record voter turnout helped U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., chalk up a win in Rhode Island and boost her Democratic presidential bid.
  • Clinton wins Texas primary   UPI / 7:10AM
    HOUSTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Texas voters gave U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., a crucial victory over Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Tuesday, March 4

  • Kids with limited video become less obese   UPI / 8:50PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., March 4 (UPI) -- A University at Buffalo study found a device that restricted video viewing time resulted in skinnier children, compared to children without restriction.
  • Monday, March 3

  • Poll: Motorists prefer safety warnings   UPI / 11:00PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. motorists say they're interested in purchasing safety technology for their next automobile but say they don't want to give up control, a poll indicates.
  • N.Y. cracks down on weight-loss surgery   UPI / 5:30PM
    NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- New York health officials said it plans to restrict the number of hospitals that can perform weight-loss surgery.
  • Security Council approves Iran sanctions   UPI / 4:10PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., March 3 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council in New York Monday adopted a third round of sanctions against Iran for its refusal to stop enriching uranium.
  • Sunday, March 2

  • Clinton team refocusing campaign efforts   UPI / 12:41AM
    WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- The presidential campaign team for U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is finding time to hit less-populated regions ahead of the March 4 primaries.
  • Saturday, March 1

  • Democratic campaigns targeting Ohio voters   UPI / 4:00PM
    CINCINNATI, March 1 (UPI) -- The presidential campaign teams for Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., are targeting Ohio voters with door-to-door efforts.
  • U.N. panel postpones Iran sanctions vote   UPI / 2:21PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., March 1 (UPI) -- France and Britain reportedly have delayed a United Nations Security Council vote on a new round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.
  • Russia to lead U.N. Security Council   UPI / 12:10PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., March 1 (UPI) -- Russia has assumed the rotating presidency of the United Nations' Security Council for the next month.
  • Thursday, February 28

  • Hepatitis A exposure requires vaccination   UPI / 10:20PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Hepatitis A exposure at a New York bar and a Buffalo, N.Y., grocery store has led to confusion and concern regarding the disease, an expert says.
  • Broccoli sprouts cut bladder cancer risk   UPI / 2:30PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. study of rats found concentrated extract of freeze dried broccoli sprouts cut development of bladder tumors by more than half.
  • Wednesday, February 27

  • Aspirin doesn't always help heart attacks   UPI / 11:30AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. study has found up to 20 percent of patients may not benefit from taking aspirin to prevent second heart attacks and strokes.
  • GOP loss in N.Y. Senate seen as trend   UPI / 7:32AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- New York State Democratic Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine beat his Republican rival in state senate elections seen to tilt the partisan balance.
  • Tuesday, February 26

  • Judge rules lesbians can divorce in N.Y.   UPI / 10:07PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A lesbian couple who cannot be legally married in New York can be divorced there, a state judge has ruled.
  • Lopez, baby twins head home   UPI / 6:00PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. singer and actress Jennifer Lopez is home with her new babies -- boy and girl twins born 11 minutes apart in a Long Island, N.Y., hospital Friday.
  • IBM Increases Outlook and Buyback Plans   AP / 2:10PM
    ARMONK, N.Y. - IBM Corp. raised the low end of its 2008 earnings outlook Tuesday and said its board of directors had authorized a continuation of its massive stock buyback program. Its shares jumped 4 percent.
  • Monday, February 25

  • New microscope can color-code atoms   UPI / 3:20PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A new electron microscope at Cornell University is enabling scientists for the first time to form color-coded images of individual atoms.
  • N.Y. Philharmonic to play in North Korea   UPI / 12:01PM
    PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The New York Philharmonic Monday prepared to play a historic, 90-minute concert in communist North Korea's East Pyongyang Grand Theater, featuring Dvorak.
  • Friday, February 22

  • Clinton campaign spending concerns donors   UPI / 1:36PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Spending patterns by the campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., in her pursuit of the Democratic presidential nomination concerns supporters.
  • Mysterious illness killing New York bats   UPI / 1:01AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A mysterious disease that killed thousands of bats in upstate New York appears to be spreading throughout the U.S. Northeast.
  • Thursday, February 21

  • Russian energy considered untrustworthy   UPI / 2:50PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Majorities in five European countries and the United States would not trust Russia as an energy supplier, a Harris poll released Thursday found.
  • Wednesday, February 20

  • Darkest material developed in lab   UPI / 6:10PM
    TROY, N.Y., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rice University said they've created the darkest material ever made by man.
  • New study may lead to camera nanofluids   UPI / 2:01PM
    TROY, N.Y., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered liquids embedded with nanoparticles can enhance performance and stability when exposed to electric fields.
  • Friday, February 15

  • 'American Gangster' case dismissed in N.Y.   UPI / 12:20PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge in New York has dismissed a $55 million lawsuit filed by former federal drug agents who claim the movie "American Gangster" misrepresented them.
  • Job cuts coming at Tribune Co., N.Y. Times   UPI / 12:32AM
    CHICAGO, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and seven other newspapers, has announced plans to eliminate 400 to 500 jobs.
  • Thursday, February 14

  • Poll: Obama would beat McCain or Huckabee   UPI / 8:50PM
    UTICA, N.Y., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama would beat Republicans John McCain and Mike Huckabee in a national election, a poll indicated.
  • Clinton among tops in 'earmark' spending   UPI / 9:30AM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., helped get more than $340 million worth of home-state projects in last year's federal spending bills.
  • Wednesday, February 13

  • N.Y. alleges fraud in healthcare billing   UPI / 6:50PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday he is investigating health insurance companies for possible billing irregularities.
  • Why smoking can hasten heart attacks   UPI / 3:57PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. study has found a defect in a gene determines why some people can smoke until old age, and others can suffer a heart attack in their 50s.
  • Texas primary make-or-break for Clinton   UPI / 3:01PM
    AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., said she's pointing to Texas and Ohio to keep her aspirations for the Democratic Party nomination for president alive.
  • Study finds few neurons react to sound   UPI / 2:01PM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered only 5 percent of neurons in the auditory cortex of rats are strongly activated by a broad range of sounds.
  • Obama sweeps into pledged delegate lead   UPI / 7:16AM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., claimed the three Potomac primaries, sweeping past Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., in the delegate count.
  • Tuesday, February 12

  • Remote sensing used to study Greenland ice   UPI / 10:20AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have documented, for the first time, the dynamics of parts of Greenland's ice sheet using remote sensing and digital imaging.
  • Monday, February 11

  • Scientists alter speed-of-light beam   UPI / 9:46AM
    UPTON, N.Y., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. physicists have created a technique that measures a particle beam moving at the speed of light and then uses the information to alter the beam.
  • Sunday, February 10

  • Soldier shot in domestic disturbance   UPI / 6:40PM
    FORT DRUM, N.Y., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A domestic disturbance incident at Fort Drum in New York ended with police shooting and killing a 10th Mountain Division Army soldier.
  • Friday, February 8

  • Mich. Democrats run what-if with delegates   UPI / 11:11PM
    LANSING, Mich., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Michigan's state Democratic Party said if its delegates can attend the party's national convention, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., would get at least 73.
  • Report: Reporter in Chelsea flap suspended   UPI / 6:50PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- NBC News has suspended a reporter for a comment about Chelsea Clinton's role in the presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y, a report said.
  • Thursday, February 7

  • Survey: Most want health insurance reform   UPI / 6:20PM
    YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. citizens overwhelmingly agree that the healthcare insurance system is broken and support reform, but they don't agree on how, a consumer survey found.
  • Wednesday, February 6

  • Proteins may protect against infections   UPI / 2:41PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists said certain proteins appear to have the potential to enhance the production of antibodies against a multitude of infectious agents.
  • Former Sen. D'Amato's wife has a baby   UPI / 2:07AM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Katuria D'Amato, wife of former U.S. Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato, delivered the couple's first child Tuesday in New York, a report said.
  • Tuesday, February 5

  • Clinton, McCain win in New York   UPI / 11:10PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators won the New York presidential primaries Tuesday, Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side and John McCain on the Republican.
  • Selanne Returns to Ducks   AP / 9:10PM
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Teemu Selanne made his season debut Tuesday night, joining the Anaheim Ducks' starting lineup just when the defending Stanley Cup champions need him most.
  • Wall Street donations favor Clinton   UPI / 4:30PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- If campaign donations from Wall Street determined the winners in primary races, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., would be declared the winner on Super Tuesday.
  • Monday, February 4

  • Clinton, McCain lead in N.Y. and N.J.   UPI / 11:31PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John McCain are their parties' preferred presidential nominees in New York and New Jersey, a new poll indicates.
  • Anti-parasite drug may fight HIV   UPI / 4:52PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers find an anti-parasite drug may help the body stop the human immunodeficiency virus -- HIV -- from establishing itself.
  • Lord & Taylor will rescue Fortunoff   UPI / 2:55PM
    WESTBURY, N.Y., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Jewelry and home furnishing store Fortunoff, with 20 U.S. locations, filed for bankruptcy Monday and agreed to a purchase offer from Lord & Taylor.
  • Bacon, eggs used to be full of omega-3s   UPI / 1:31PM
    KATONAH, N.Y., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Eating fish isn't the only way to add omega-3 to one's diet -- grass-fed livestock and some oils also give an anti-inflammatory boost , a U.S. author advises.
  • Friday, February 1

  • What a Nasty Letter for a $16.96 Debt!   AP / 10:11PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - A collection agency tried to collect a $16.96 debt with an letter that addressed its recipient with a four-letter word for excrement. "Dear S---," began the letter attempting to collect from an old record club membership. The word was spelled out in the letter, which arrived in an envelope addressed to "S--- Face."
  • What a Nasty Letter for Only $16.96!   AP / 6:10PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - A collection agency tried to collect a $16.96 debt with an letter that addressed its recipient with a four-letter word for excrement. "Dear S---," began the letter attempting to collect from an old record club membership. The word was spelled out in the letter, which arrived in an envelope addressed to "S--- Face."
  • N.Y. Times reporter gets subpoena on book   UPI / 4:40PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A New York Times reporter has been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury in Virginia about a book he wrote on the CIA.
  • Zinc, prostate cancer link examined   UPI / 12:51AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Cadmium is a known risk factor for prostate cancer, but a University of Rochester study suggests zinc may offer protection against cadmium.
  • Thursday, January 31

  • U.N. Security Council briefed on Kenya   UPI / 2:52PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council in New York was briefed Thursday on Kenya's post-election violence that has claimed hundreds of lives.
  • Fruit may reduce Alzheimer's risk   UPI / 12:50PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Apples, bananas and oranges protect against neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, New York researchers said.
  • Wednesday, January 30

  • Police arrest teen for TV car theft   UPI / 9:00PM
    ISLIP, N.Y., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A New York teenager was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing a replica of the 1969 Dodge Charger from the "Dukes of Hazard" television show, police said.
  • Hospital rep says J. Lo not here   UPI / 1:00PM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A spokeswoman for North Shore University Hospital in Long Island, N.Y., said pregnant Jennifer Lopez has not been admitted, despite rumors saying she had.
  • Monday, January 28

  • Arthritis drug may help prevent diabetes   UPI / 12:50PM
    BOSTON, N.Y., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Salsalate, an inexpensive anti-inflammatory drug similar to aspirin, may prevent type 2 diabetes, researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston say.
  • Some arthritis drugs: better than thought   UPI / 12:50PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have determined some drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis have profound, previously unrecognized positive effects on the immune system.
  • U.N. takes up further Iran sanctions   UPI / 11:10AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Talks began Monday at U.N. headquarters with some Western representatives seeking further international sanctions on Iran for its alleged nuclear secrecy.
  • Friday, January 25

  • Device able to pull stem cells from blood   UPI / 11:31PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A tiny, implantable device can pull adult stem cells out of a living rat with greater purity than any present technique, a U.S. study found.
  • New film is set during 2003 blackout   UPI / 9:16PM
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- BET has announced plans to air "Blackout," a new movie set in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, N.Y., during the massive power outage of 2003.
  • New York Rep. Jim Walsh latest GOP retiree   UPI / 3:00PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Rep. James Walsh, R-N.Y., Friday announced his intention to retire this year after 10 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • U.N.-backed program seeks corporate champs   UPI / 12:31PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. energy giant Chevron Corp. is the first corporation to donate to a new program to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, the United Nations said.
  • Metabolic syndrome in about 1 in 10 teens   UPI / 12:00PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Metabolic syndrome, a clustering of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, is found in about 9 percent of U.S. teenagers, a study found.
  • Poll: Little sympathy for mortgage woes   UPI / 11:10AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. poll indicates only a quarter of adults think the government should provide financial help to people who can't pay their mortgages.
  • New York Times endorses Clinton, McCain   UPI / 7:20AM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The New York Times Friday endorsed Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and John McCain, R-Ariz., for the presidential nominations of their respective parties.
  • Thursday, January 24

  • O.J. tanker, dredger collide in Newark Bay   UPI / 8:00PM
    NEWARK, N.Y., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Newark Bay section of New York Harbor was closed Thursday afternoon after a tanker loaded with orange juice collided with a dredging vessel.
  • Cigarettes destroy gene that fights aging   UPI / 11:30AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A University of Rochester scientist said toxins in cigarette smoke wipe out a gene that plays a vital role in protecting against premature aging.
  • California poll: Clinton, McCain leading   UPI / 10:40AM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- California voters are leaning toward Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as the 2008 presidential choices, a poll said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, January 23

  • Language skills no obstacle to Clinton   UPI / 1:00PM
    SALINAS, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A Hispanic audience in California warmly greeted presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., despite her apparent lack of Spanish language skills.
  • Tuesday, January 22

  • Sen. Clinton defends her campaigns' tenor   UPI / 8:10PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., Tuesday said Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois was "looking for a fight" in Monday night's debate.
  • Zoned lips helps cosmetic surgeons   UPI / 5:30PM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Dividing the lips into zones may help cosmetic surgeons increase satisfaction among patients who undergo enhancement procedures, a U.S. study suggests.
  • Sunday, January 20

  • Boy Murdered at Long Island High School   AP / 12:15AM
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - A 15-year-old boy was stabbed during an after-school robbery at a suburban high school and died at a hospital early Saturday, authorities said.
  • Wednesday, January 16

  • Fruit flies: New tool in cancer research   UPI / 1:20PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered fruit flies might provide a fast and inexpensive method of finding compounds that increase the body's anti-oxidant activity.
  • Clinton, Romney take Michigan primaries   UPI / 7:10AM
    DETROIT, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Michigan's presidential primary victories went to Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney.
  • Tuesday, January 15

  • Study: Celecoxib can cause arrhythmias   UPI / 10:30AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. medical researchers have determined the anti-inflammatory drug celecoxib (Celebrex) can adversely affect heart rhythm in fruit fly and rat models.
  • Monday, January 14

  • Timberlake stars in Super Bowl commercial   UPI / 4:30PM
    PURCHASE, N.Y., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A Pepsi Stuff commercial starring U.S. pop star Justin Timberlake was scheduled to air during the Super Bowl, the Pepsi-Cola Company announced Monday.
  • Report: Entertainers in Steroid Report   AP / 1:35PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. - A number of entertainers were named in connection with an Albany-based steroid investigation, but they are not part of an ongoing criminal probe, according to a published report.
  • IBM Posts Strong 4Q Preliminary Results   AP / 10:10AM
    ARMONK, N.Y. - Computer server and software maker IBM said Monday its fourth-quarter earnings from continuing operations rose 24 percent from a year ago, beating Wall Street expectations by a wide margin.
  • Saturday, January 12

  • Obama leading Clinton among celebrities   UPI / 1:51PM
    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., leads Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., when it comes to celebrity supporters in their bids for the White House.
  • Police: Mother Burned Son in Oven   AP / 12:12AM
    AIRMONT, N.Y. - Police arrested a woman Friday after her 7-year-old son told authorities she burned him in an oven, and a day-care worker was arrested for not reporting the attack, authorities said.
  • Friday, January 11

  • Not enough U.S. women taking folic acid   UPI / 2:56PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Forty percent of U.S. women of childbearing age are taking daily multivitamin supplements containing folic acid before pregnancy, a study found.
  • Thursday, January 10

  • Report: Spears is in Mexico, not N.Y.   UPI / 1:01PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Britney Spears is apparently in Mexico, contrary to widespread reports that she headed to New York after hearing her family was planning an intervention.
  • Tuesday, January 8

  • Freeze-dried tendon implants hold promise   UPI / 6:10PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said donated freeze-dried tendon grafts loaded with gene therapy may soon be used to repair injured tendons.
  • Thursday, January 3

  • U.N. to team up with Marvel Comics   UPI / 10:06AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 27, 2007 (UPI) -- Marvel Comics and the United Nations are teaming up to create comic books to show superheroes working with the agency to rid the world of conflict and disease.
  • Wednesday, January 2

  • KeyCorp concludes $575M USB Holding buy   UPI / 7:20PM
    CLEVELAND, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- KeyCorp said Wednesday it concluded its $575 million purchase of USB Holding Co., adding $3 billion in assets to its suburban Hudson Valley, N.Y., district.
  • N.Y. Oscars bash set for The Carlyle   UPI / 6:51PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- New York-area members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have been invited to celebrate the upcoming 80th Academy Awards at The Carlyle hotel.
  • Tuesday, January 1

  • Scientists look at sperm energy for robots   UPI / 2:20PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists are examining whether they can capture the energy driving human sperm to propel nanoscale robots to deliver medicine.
  • Monday, December 31

  • Champagne prices to bubble up in '08   UPI / 10:30AM
    SCARSDALE, N.Y., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- People wanting to taste the good life, such as sipping pricey Champagne, might to do so now as U.S. analysts say luxury items will cost more in 2008.
  • Sunday, December 30

  • Clinton claims she has real experience   UPI / 8:20PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., Sunday brushed aside assertions she only has sidelines experience, not game experience, in facing presidential issues.
  • Friday, December 28

  • PAC's spending millions on Clinton   UPI / 12:20PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Election Commission said political action committees spent most of their funds to either support or oppose Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.
  • Latest poll shows mixed presidential field   UPI / 9:00AM
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The latest Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll indicated a dead heat between Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., in New Hampshire.
  • Thursday, December 27

  • U.N. to team up with Marvel Comics   UPI / 3:05PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Marvel Comics and the United Nations are teaming up to create comic books to show superheroes working with the agency to rid the world of conflict and disease.
  • Clinton tries to regain lead in Iowa   UPI / 12:05PM
    DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., narrowed her campaign rhetoric to try to break the three-way tie eight days ahead of the Iowa caucuses.
  • Saturday, December 22

  • Flock of birds mysteriously killed in N.Y.   UPI / 10:30PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Experts are trying to determine what killed a flock of purple martins that fell from the sky in New York City.
  • Friday, December 21

  • Poll: Giuliani, Clinton likely nominees   UPI / 11:10PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton are most likely to be the major party presidential nominees, a poll indicates.
  • U.N. resolution halts fraud panel   UPI / 1:50PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The U.N. General Assembly may put a six-month moratorium on an in-house panel investigating fraud and graft in tainted U.N. contracts.
  • Obama, Clinton even in N.H. poll   UPI / 12:20PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-IIl., is gaining in New Hampshire polls, polling almost neck-and-neck with Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.
  • Thursday, December 20

  • Risk from smoking due to genetics   UPI / 3:50PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Smokers without a defect in a gene controlling cholesterol metabolism may not have heart attacks any sooner than non-smoking peers, a U.S. study found.
  • Twin Brothers Are TV's Biggest Losers   AP / 1:10PM
    NEW YORK - Twin brothers are pound-by-pound the biggest
  • Wednesday, December 19

  • Poll: Clinton leading among N.H. women   UPI / 4:31PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A Lifetime/Zogby poll of women in New Hampshire found that U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is leading among all Democratic presidential hopefuls.
  • Tuesday, December 18

  • Allstate must let coastal homeowners renew   UPI / 5:50PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- New York coastal residents may renew homeowners insurance policies with Allstate after they were wrongly dropped, the state insurance chief said.
  • New biochips may eliminate animal testing   UPI / 12:40PM
    TROY, N.Y., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have developed two biochips that might eventually eliminate the need for animal testing in the chemical and cosmetics industries.
  • Breast cancer stem cells repressed in mice   UPI / 9:40AM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have isolated and repressed stem-like cells in mouse breast cancer tissue.
  • Monday, December 17

  • Shady dentist office shuts down in N.Y.   UPI / 9:20PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Numerous New York residents have been left in the hole financially after Select Dental abandoned its Queens office.
  • Cross-border mall collects clothes   UPI / 9:10PM
    NIAGARA, N.Y., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- An outlet mall in Niagara, N.Y., has found a novel solution to the piles of unwanted clothes Canadian shoppers leave in its parking lot and dressing rooms.
  • UAlbany probes unsanctioned boxing   UPI / 5:40PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The recent unsupervised dorm boxing match death of a student at a New York university has led to scrutiny of underground boxing at the University at Albany.
  • N.Y. couple guilty of housekeeper slavery   UPI / 11:35AM
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A New York jury Monday convicted a Long Island couple on a dozen counts involving the enslavement of their two housekeepers.
  • Study questions climate model reliability   UPI / 9:25AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. study comparing the accuracy of 22 global climate models with actual climate data found the models aren't reliable.
  • Friday, December 14

  • Clinton promises tax hikes for the rich   UPI / 12:00PM
    DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., promised not to increase taxes on the middle class, much like her rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Thursday, December 13

  • Hunters want chance to hunt rare deer   UPI / 12:10AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Conservationists are opposing a planned pay-to-hunt preserve in upstate New York where a herd of rare white deer roams.
  • Wednesday, December 12

  • Parents sue after boy threatens school   UPI / 11:50PM
    MONTGOMERY, N.Y., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The parents of 10-year-old boy who allegedly threatened to blow up his school is suing the school district because he was suspended.
  • Clinton: I knew Iowa would be 'challenge'   UPI / 3:41PM
    DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., struggling to fend off Barack Obama's campaign in Iowa, told The New York Times that she expected to have a tough time there.
  • Tuesday, December 11

  • U.N. draft of Iran sanctions circulating   UPI / 12:30PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The five permanent members of the U.S. Security Council plus Germany on Tuesday reviewed a draft of new economic sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program.
  • Former child star has 'Wonderful' career   UPI / 12:30AM
    LEWISTON, N.Y., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Karolyn Grimes, who played little Zuzu in "It's a Wonderful Life," has spent the past 14 years traveling and meeting with fans of the classic Hollywood film.
  • Monday, December 10

  • N.Y. Philharmonic to perform in N. Korea   UPI / 10:21PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The New York Philharmonic is planning to perform in Pyongyang, marking the first significant cultural visit by U.S. artists to North Korea, a report says.
  • Sunday, December 9

  • Clinton faltering in latest polls   UPI / 5:30PM
    CONCORD, N.H., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama, R-Ill., is gaining on his democratic counterpart, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., in polls in New Hampshire and other states.
  • Friday, December 7

  • Study looks at brain changes from stress   UPI / 11:20PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Researchers in Buffalo, N.Y., are trying to determine whether post-traumatic stress disorder is associated with changes in brain structure and function.
  • Thursday, December 6

  • Embryonic heart cells prevent arrhythmia   UPI / 3:56PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A U.S.-led study has found transplanting living embryonic heart cells into mice that have suffered heart attacks can prevent cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Teams mull map to post-Kyoto Protocol pact   UPI / 12:40PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Special negotiating teams named at the U.N. climate change conference in Bali will discuss plotting a road map for tackling different aspects of the issue.
  • IBM creates 'breakthrough' computer chip   UPI / 11:40AM
    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have created a new chip that uses pulses of light rather than wires to transmit information between processors.
  • Wednesday, December 5

  • Adaptation emerging issue at Bali meeting   UPI / 3:30PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Delay in considering adaptation for climate change could negatively affect the world's poor, a U.N. official told the climate change conference in Indonesia.
  • Study: Many doctors lack empathy   UPI / 1:15PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- There isn't much empathy in many doctors' exam rooms, a study of 100 doctors in the Rochester, N.Y., area found.
  • Tuesday, December 4

  • U.N. climate change conference under way   UPI / 6:50PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A work group that will determine elements of a plan to address climate issues has been created by delegates to the U.N. climate change conference in Bali.
  • U.N.: U.S. Iran report should prompt talks   UPI / 5:00PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. intelligence report concluding that Iran's nuclear weapons program has been dormant since 2003 should spur talks, a U.N. official said Tuesday.
  • Solar center teams with five universities   UPI / 1:45PM
    KINGSTON, N.Y., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A new $35 million solar energy research center will team with five New York universities to solve solar-power technology issues, a U.S. lawmaker said Tuesday.
  • Monday, December 3

  • Altered sex hormone levels affect sleep   UPI / 6:00PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Altered levels of both sex hormones and gonadotropins -- which affect the ovaries -- may contribute to sleep disturbance in older women, a U.S. study says.
  • Nine schizophrenia genes are identified   UPI / 5:10PM
    GLENN OAKS, N.Y., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists have identified nine genetic markers that can increase a person's risk of developing schizophrenia.
  • Akon pleads not guilty to fan-tossing   UPI / 5:00PM
    FISHKILL, N.Y., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. recording artist Akon has pleaded not guilty in an upstate New York court to endangering the welfare of a minor and harassment, authorities said.
  • Hearings to probe Long Island tunnel plan   UPI / 7:40AM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A team of developers and financiers have proposed building the world's longest road tunnel connecting Long Island's North Shore to Rye, N.Y.
  • Saturday, December 1

  • Black leaders split on Democratic nominees   UPI / 2:55PM
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Top black leaders across the United States reportedly are divided regarding whether to support Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., or Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.
  • Friday, November 30

  • Akon charged in teen-tossing incident   UPI / 12:31PM
    FISHKILL, N.Y., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Singer Akon is slated to be arraigned in a New York court on charges stemming from an incident in which he allegedly threw a teen concert-goer off a stage.
  • AIDS study: Knowledge yields better policy   UPI / 11:10AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- About one-third of the people in seven countries, including the United States, know little about the HIV or AIDS epidemic, a United Nations-backed survey said.
  • Thursday, November 29

  • Geological pathway in the Earth identified   UPI / 11:20AM
    TROY, N.Y., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist has identified a potential pathway for metals to move between the Earth's core and mantle -- a discovery of significance to geologists.
  • Measles deaths decline in Africa   UPI / 7:40AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The Measles Initiative said Thursday it has met the goals set by the United Nations to eradicate the disease in Africa four years ahead of schedule.
  • Monday, November 26

  • Copper's role in Alzheimer's identified   UPI / 4:20PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A team of U.S. researchers has identified a mechanism by which copper might contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease.
  • N.Y. Fed extends loan length to ease rates   UPI / 3:00PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Monday it would make $8 billion in special money-market loans to offset upward pressure on short-term interest rates.
  • Saturday, November 24

  • Blue-collar women rallying behind Clinton   UPI / 3:10PM
    BOSTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Blue-collar women in the United States are rallying behind Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., in her bid for the White House, it was reported Saturday.
  • Friday, November 23

  • Very small amounts of lead can affect IQ   UPI / 6:15PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Very small amounts of lead in children's blood -- well below federal standards -- are associated with reduced IQ scores, a six-year U.S. study found.
  • Clinton stands behind centrist stances   UPI / 9:05AM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has kept her centrist policies despite increasing attacks from her Democratic rivals.
  • Wednesday, November 21

  • N.Y. airport seen as 'carbon negative'   UPI / 9:50PM
    NEW WINDSOR, N.Y., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The New York area's airport operator says it plans to make the region's fourth passenger hub the world's first carbon negative jetport.
  • Retailers remove lead-based kids jewelry   UPI / 7:50PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Two big U.S. retailers have agreed to stop selling lead-tainted children's jewelry, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.
  • Ban: Science has role in Africa's future   UPI / 6:30PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Science, technology and human resources are needed to aid Africa's efforts to ease poverty and attain sustainable development, U.N. officials said.
  • 'Grinch' cast performs on N.Y. street   UPI / 1:40PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Cast members from the Broadway musical "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" sang on a New York street Tuesday night after they were kept from performing onstage.
  • Hazing of women at N.Y. Jets games common   UPI / 12:50PM
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Some male New York Jets football fans are drawing unfavorable attention by routinely taunting women and demanding they show their breasts.
  • Clinton ad attacks attack ads   UPI / 10:50AM
    CONCORD, N.H., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., launched an ad campaign in New Hampshire assaulting "the same old Republican attack machine."
  • Tuesday, November 20

  • Woody plants could mean denser marshes   UPI / 8:11PM
    NEW ORLEANS, N.Y., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A new survey of Louisiana's floating marshes suggests that when woody plants establish themselves, the marshes become denser.
  • Cornell researchers find 300 more genes   UPI / 6:25PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said they discovered about 300 previously unidentified human genes and extensions of several hundred already-known genes.
  • Energy Dept. tool detects smog chemicals   UPI / 6:05PM
    UPTON, N.Y., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Scientists have developed a new tool to detect atmospheric chemicals in the smoke behind the smog, the U.S. Department of Energy said.
  • Friday, November 16

  • Female scientists passed over for tenure   UPI / 11:00PM
    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- An editorial in a major scientific journal says female scientists are being passed over in their attempts to become tenured professors.
  • Clinton, Giuliani lead in Fla. poll   UPI / 8:30PM
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., Democratic presidential hopeful and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani leads Republicans pack, an Orlando Sentinel poll found.
  • ID error in Vietnam vet exhumation   UPI / 11:40AM
    CALVERTON, N.Y., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Federal officials say the exhumation of a Vietnam veteran in a mistaken identity case may be the first ever such case at a national cemetery.
  • Thursday, November 15

  • DeGeneres cancels N.Y. tapings   UPI / 9:05AM
    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Los Angeles talk show host Ellen DeGeneres won't be taping upcoming episodes of her show in New York on Thanksgiving week as planned.
  • Wednesday, November 14

  • WGA East pickets on N.Y.'s Fifth Avenue   UPI / 9:35PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- About 400 Writers Guild of America East members and supporters protested on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue for four hours Wednesday.
  • Attacks on Clinton galvanize opponents   UPI / 9:05AM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Democratic and Republican rivals have been sharpening attacks against front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton, N.Y., as the primary season draws closer.
  • Tuesday, November 13

  • In N.Y., Van Gogh Landscape Doesn't Sell   AP / 10:10PM
    NEW YORK - One of Vincent van Gogh's last landscapes, considered a highlight among this year's fall art offerings, has failed to sell at auction.
  • Ban: Weigh biofuels' benefits, costs   UPI / 5:55PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The benefits of using biofuels need to be balanced against potential costs to the environment, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
  • Monday, November 12

  • Ban: Warm Antarctica temps show eco-issues   UPI / 7:01PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said warmer temperatures in Antarctica highlight the dangers of climate change and the need to address them.
  • U.N. sets up environmental think tank   UPI / 7:01PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The U.N. Environment Program in Paris has established a resource management think tank expected to take on a number of environmental issues.
  • IBM to buy Cognos software maker for $4.9B   UPI / 5:50PM
    ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- IBM Corp. said Monday it would buy Canadian business-software maker Cognos Inc. for $4.9 billion as part of its information-on-demand strategy.
  • N.Y. jewelry store hit by thieves   UPI / 5:00PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A New York jewelry store has reported the theft of $100,000 in cash and gold jewelry during a pre-dawn break-in.
  • Saturday, November 10

  • Clinton says she values husband's advice   UPI / 12:40AM
    DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., on the campaign trail in Iowa, told reporters Friday she talks to her husband as often as she can.
  • Friday, November 9

  • Kerik faces tax evasion, conspiracy counts   UPI / 12:31PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Bernard Kerik, a former New York Police Commissioner, turned himself in to authorities Friday to face arraignment on corruption charges, the FBI said.
  • Thursday, November 8

  • Report: Former N.Y. top cop indicted   UPI / 8:10PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury has voted to indict former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, ABC News reported Thursday.
  • Poor kids have harder time handling stress   UPI / 6:40PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The longer U.S. children live in poverty, the less efficient their bodies become in handling environmental demands, a study found.
  • Poll: male voters opposed to Clinton   UPI / 4:20PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A poll suggests 55 percent of married men in the United States would not vote for Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., as president.
  • Green tea component might fight sepsis   UPI / 2:50PM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggested a component of green tea might be useful in treating severe sepsis -- an abnormal immune system response to a bacterial infection.
  • Clinton leads among superdelegates   UPI / 1:00PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has an early lead for the presidential nomination among the Democratic Party's superdelegates.
  • Wednesday, November 7

  • Clinton, Giuliani keep double-digit leads   UPI / 1:52PM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A national poll shows Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Republican ex-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani lead their parties for the 2008 presidential nomination.
  • Tuesday, November 6

  • Bloomberg may run for N.Y. governor   UPI / 5:50PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A top aide to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has contacted a Republican strategist about helping the mayor in a potential gubernatorial bid.
  • Plants might help clean contaminated soil   UPI / 2:16PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggested that plants might be an effective method of removing toxins from contaminated soils by a process called phytoremediation.
  • Poll: Clinton maintains comfortable lead   UPI / 9:40AM
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A new poll suggested Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is the top choice of 44 percent of Democrats surveyed about the party's nomination for president.
  • Sunday, November 4

  • Clinton says she can take political heat   UPI / 1:41AM
    OSKALOOSA, Iowa, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., campaigning in Iowa, told a small crowd Saturday she is tough enough to take what her presidential campaign rivals dish out.
  • Saturday, November 3

  • Drug used to stop labor may cause harmful   UPI / 12:01AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A drug often used to stop premature labor may be associated with brain damage and intestinal issues in premature babies, a U.S. meta-analysis found.
  • Friday, November 2

  • Former resident sues quaint N.Y. enclave   UPI / 12:30AM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A New York woman is suing the coop board that runs the quaint alley where she used to live, saying members refused to accommodate her disability.
  • Thursday, November 1

  • Ex-Ramones manager killed in N.Y.   UPI / 11:31PM
    NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Celebrity Realtor Linda Stein, who once managed the punk rock band the Ramones, was found beaten to death in her Manhattan home, it was reported Thursday.
  • U.S. counters nuclear criticism   UPI / 1:55PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The United States defended its nuclear posture on the eve of a U.N. General Assembly vote calling for nuclear powers to take their weapons off "high alert."
  • Wednesday, October 31

  • O'Brien to take over 'Tonight' in '09   UPI / 9:25AM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- NBC confirmed at a media event in New York that Conan O'Brien will take over for Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show" as planned in 2009, Variety.com said.
  • Democrats spar in Philadelphia debate   UPI / 8:05AM
    PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential candidates discussed Iran, illegal immigrants and other issues in Philadelphia putting Sen. Hilary Clinton, D-N.Y., on the defensive.
  • Tuesday, October 30

  • Male preference could have negative impact   UPI / 6:05PM
    HYDERABAD, N.Y., India, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Prenatal sex selection of boys in some Asian countries could lead to negative social consequences such as a surge in sexual violence, a U.N. agency reported.
  • Armor maker lands in N.Y.   UPI / 5:20PM
    KINGSTON, N.Y., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A explosive-resistant material maker expecting to win a $100 million U.S. Homeland Security contract has agreed to build a manufacturing facility in New York.
  • U.N. to look at accountability in Iraq   UPI / 2:55PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The use of deadly force by U.S. troops and contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan will come under the scrutiny of a U.N. expert on illegal executions.
  • Saturday, October 27

  • Obama promises to go after Clinton   UPI / 10:44PM
    DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., says he will challenge Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., on Iraq and Social Security in their campaign for president.
  • Friday, October 26

  • Clinton widens lead in CBS poll   UPI / 11:10AM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The latest CBS News poll of Democratic primary voters indicated that Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has widened her lead for the party's presidential nomination.
  • Hillary birthday bash nets $1 million   UPI / 9:50AM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., collected $1 million in New York in a campaign fundraiser on the eve of her 60th birthday.
  • Thursday, October 25

  • Dopamine found to be linked with obesity   UPI / 4:35PM
    UPTON, N.Y., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have determined dopamine -- a brain chemical associated with reward, pleasure, movement and motivation -- also plays a role in obesity.
  • Nerve stimulation may be sepsis treatment   UPI / 3:20PM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher said he believes stimulation of the body's vagus nerve can treat sepsis, a life-threatening inflammation infection.
  • Wednesday, October 24

  • Cablevision Systems shareholders veto bid   UPI / 6:20PM
    BETHPAGE, N.Y., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Shareholders rejected a $10.5 billion bid by Cablevision Systems Corp.'s founding family to take the system private, the New York company said Wednesday.
  • Soccer helps fathers help their ADHD kids   UPI / 3:51PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. educator suggests it pays to recruit dads in programs to help their children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity.
  • N.Y. actor, 89, killed in hit-and-run   UPI / 1:50PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Police in New York are looking for the motorist who fatally hit veteran Broadway and film actor Alan Stevenson and then took off, WPIX-TV reported.
  • Nanoblocks can be used as pressure sensors   UPI / 10:40AM
    TROY, N.Y., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered blocks of carbon nanotubes can be used to create effective, highly sensitive and powerful pressure sensors.
  • Tamayo masterpiece to be sold in N.Y.   UPI / 9:30AM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A modern masterpiece by Rufino Tamayo stolen 20 years ago and found in the trash in New York could go for $1 million at auction, The Times of London said.
  • Monday, October 22

  • U.N. building renovations re-evaluated   UPI / 5:00PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The plan to renovate the U.N. headquarters building in New York,a year behind schedule, may be kicked back on track and budget by emptying the current building.
  • Sunday, October 21

  • Report: N.Y. Port Authority holding funds   UPI / 1:40PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The New York Port Authority is holding $650 million in liability insurance funds that could benefit sick World Trade Center workers, it was reported Sunday.
  • Friday, October 19

  • Tomei set to return to N.Y. stage   UPI / 11:01PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Marisa Tomei has begun rehearsals for the off-Broadway production of "Oh the Humanity and Other Good Intentions," the Oscar-winning actress said in New York.
  • Wednesday, October 17

  • Child ear infection 'superbug' found   UPI / 5:30PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Two U.S. pediatricians found a strain of bacteria is resistant to all drugs approved to fight ear infections in children.
  • Cablevision Systems deal in danger   UPI / 4:01PM
    BETHPAGE, N.Y., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A proposed $10.6 billion buyout of New York's Cablevision Systems was on the verge of collapse after a report a major shareholder will vote against the deal.
  • Study confirms major X chromosome function   UPI / 3:20PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they believe they've confirmed a controversial theory of evolution, that the X chromosome is a major force in the origin of new species.
  • NIH funds neurodegenerative disease study   UPI / 11:30AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health announced a two-year study of abnormal iron metabolism that is linked with several neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Clinton, Giuliani leading in U.S. race   UPI / 8:20AM
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Republican, and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., lead their parties in the 2008 presidential race, a CNN poll indicated.
  • Tuesday, October 16

  • Consumer Reports: Ford quality improves   UPI / 11:50PM
    YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. has improved its car and truck quality while Japan's Toyota Motor Co. slipped from the No. 1 spot, a Consumer Reports survey indicated Tuesday.
  • Late CBGB founder remembered in N.Y.   UPI / 8:16PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Rock icons Tommy Ramone, Richard Lloyd, Vernon Reid and Richard Hell attended a memorial service for CBGB founder Hilly Kristal in New York Monday night.
  • Clinton holds fundraising lead   UPI / 8:26AM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is entering the U.S. presidential primary season as the Democratic party's front-runner and with more money than any rival.
  • Monday, October 15

  • Schizophrenics gain by practice, not meds   UPI / 3:10PM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggested cognitive gains in schizophrenic patients treated with newer antipsychotic medications are due to practice effects, not the drugs.
  • New nanotube measurement method created   UPI / 3:00PM
    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. engineers have developed a technology that will enable scientists to measure the performance of carbon nanotubes.
  • 3D structure of a mammalian protein solved   UPI / 1:40PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have created the first high-resolution, three-dimensional structure of the mammalian HSP90 protein.
  • Friday, October 12

  • Cops: 'Karaoke' Attacker Bites Man's Ear   AP / 10:11PM
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. - A crazed attacker broke into a man's home, beat him with a karaoke machine and bit off his ear, police said. Doctors were unable to reattach the ear of the victim, but his injuries were not considered life threatening, said Nassau County police Officer Mary Verna. The 64-year-old Uniondale resident attempted to defend himself with a vacuum cleaner hose.
  • Clarkson kicks off My December tour in NY   UPI / 3:10PM
    VERONA, N.Y., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Former "American Idol" star Kelly Clarkson has kicked off her 26-city "My December" tour in Verona, N.Y.
  • Thursday, October 11

  • Myanmar opium production up   UPI / 5:20PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.N. officials reported that heroin production in Myanmar has grown 50 percent this year.
  • Potent peptides inhibit HIV cell entry   UPI / 12:20PM
    UPTON, N.Y., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have developed peptides significantly more effective at blocking the human immunodeficiency virus from entering cells.
  • Microscopic imaging technique is developed   UPI / 11:40AM
    UPTON, N.Y., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. government scientists have developed a microscopic imaging technique that might lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases.
  • Study focuses on stem cell development   UPI / 10:40AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have identified the process by which stem cells become skeletal muscles that move limbs or smooth muscles that support blood flow.
  • Wednesday, October 10

  • Hillary Clinton: I can bring U.S. together   UPI / 6:00PM
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., said her recent political battles have made her the ideal presidential candidate to bring the United States together.
  • Lung cancer genes can stop tumor formation   UPI / 12:00PM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered reversing the effects of three specific genes that cause lung cancer can result in the blockage of tumor formation.
  • Tuesday, October 9

  • Van Gogh painting to be auctioned in N.Y.   UPI / 3:15PM
    LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- What is believed to be the last painting Vincent van Gogh completed before he committed suicide is set to be auctioned off in New York next month.
  • Depression predicts intellectual decline   UPI / 2:55PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Depression in the elderly increases the risk of losing of the ability to make decisions, organize, plan and do a sequence of things, a U.S. study found.
  • Microvascular system aids growing tissue   UPI / 2:24PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have developed a microvascular system that can nourish growing tissues -- a first step toward growing synthetically engineered tissue.
  • Pest-resistant eggplant under development   UPI / 2:24PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists are helping develop a pest-resistant eggplant that's expected to become South Asia's first genetically modified food crop by 2009.
  • Monday, October 8

  • Terrorist tracking technology developed   UPI / 12:50PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists are creating a technology to aid airport screeners, customs agents, police officers and members of the military in the hunt for terrorists.
  • Friday, October 5

  • VH1 Hip Hop Honors filmed in N.Y.   UPI / 8:10PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Snoop Dogg, Whodini and Missy Elliott are just some of the popular recording artists who turned out for the fourth "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" in New York Thursday.
  • Clinton: Bush wages 'war on science'   UPI / 1:10PM
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Presidential contender Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., said that, if elected, she will issue an executive order repealing the embryonic stem cell research ban.
  • Thursday, October 4

  • Denver has new CD 10 years after death   UPI / 9:01PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A new John Denver album, featuring rare concert recordings, is being released to mark the 10th anniversary of the U.S. folk singer's death.
  • Collector Pays $5M for Rare Gold Coin   AP / 6:11PM
    ALBION, N.Y. - A rare $10 gold coin made for President Andrew Jackson to give as a diplomatic gift during trade missions to Asia was purchased Thursday by a private collector for $5 million.
  • Subject of Documentary Pursues Appeal   AP / 1:10PM
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - A man who served 13 years in prison in a sex abuse case that was profiled in an acclaimed documentary said a court hearing left him hopeful about his chances for exoneration.
  • N.Y.'s infant mortality rate down slightly   UPI / 12:40PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- New York's infant mortality rate -- often regarded as an indicator of a population's general health -- fell slightly in 2006, a health department report said.
  • Wednesday, October 3

  • Woman sues over cancer diagnosis error   UPI / 7:50PM
    LONG BEACH, N.Y., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A 35-year-old New York woman has filed a lawsuit against the healthcare group that incorrectly diagnosed her with cancer due to a mislabeled tissue sample.
  • Daisies lead to new leukemia drug   UPI / 3:00PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists have used daisy-like plants to develop an easily ingested compound that might be used in treating leukemia patients.
  • Clinton leads in Democratic poll, funds   UPI / 12:30PM
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- For the first time, U.S. presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has the majority of support among Democratic voters in a poll published Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, October 2

  • N.Y. gay nightlife icon found dead   UPI / 10:50PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Dean Johnson -- Manhattan drag queen, activist and lead singer of The Velvet Mafia -- was found dead in Washington, it was reported Tuesday.
  • Monday, October 1

  • N.Y. theater producing plays by pope   UPI / 3:50PM
    NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A New York theater company announced it will continue its "Karol Wojtyla Theatre Festival" by producing two more plays by the late Pope John Paul II.
  • Sunday, September 30

  • Gingrich: Clinton 'machine' most powerful   UPI / 6:40PM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., says Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has the best political machine and her husband is his era's smartest politician.
  • Schumer: Democrats will push SCHIP forward   UPI / 6:24PM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday Senate Democrats are ready to fight for the State Children's Health Insurance Program.
  • Facebook Warned in N.Y. on Safety Claims   AP / 6:14PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. - The social networking Web site Facebook has been warned that it could face a consumer fraud charge for failing to live up to claims that youngsters there are safer from sexual predators than at most sites and that it promptly responds to concerns, a spokesman for New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.
  • Saturday, September 29

  • Hospitalization down 1 yr. after smoke ban   UPI / 1:54AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- During the first year of a comprehensive smoking ban enacted in New York state in 2003, there were thousands fewer hospital admissions for heart attack.
  • Friday, September 28

  • Iran sanction decision delayed   UPI / 4:15PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Consideration of a third round of sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program will be delayed until November, the U.S. State Department said Friday.
  • Gingrich: Clinton most 'effective' in race   UPI / 4:05PM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., said Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is currently the most "effective" candidate for the 2008 presidency.
  • Thursday, September 27

  • Dems criticize Clinton in debate   UPI / 2:50PM
    HANOVER, N.H., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., drew criticism from some of her Democratic opponents for the presidential nomination during a debate in Hanover, N.H.
  • Stress can impact breast cancer recurrence   UPI / 1:50PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, who experience traumatic or stressful events, see their cancer recur twice as fast as other women.
  • Wednesday, September 26

  • 'Gangster' premiere to benefit youth club   UPI / 9:11PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures says the world premiere of "American Gangster" will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon, N.Y.
  • N.Y. university facing discrimination suit   UPI / 7:01PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- New York's Adelphi University is facing a class-action sex discrimination lawsuit for allegedly underpaying its female professors.
  • UN dispatches envoy to Myanmar region   UPI / 5:20PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday a special U.N. envoy is being sent to the region in response to the crumbling situation in Myanmar.
  • Tuesday, September 25

  • Ahmadinejad blasts U.S. before U.N.   UPI / 7:11PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, addressing the U.N. General Assembly, ripped the United States, not by name, but by referring to an "arrogant power."
  • Ahmadinejad: Iran's nuclear issue 'closed'   UPI / 7:01PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The issue of nuclear capability in Iran is no longer up for discussion, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday.
  • Bush seeks more U.N. global visibility   UPI / 11:50AM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush Tuesday pressed the U.N. General Assembly to become more visible on global issues, including poverty, disease and education.
  • Huckabee slams Clinton on Petraeus vote   UPI / 10:40AM
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican presidential hopeful, said Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., will be the Democratic Party candidate for 2008.
  • Monday, September 24

  • $5M for N.Y. solar 'brain center'   UPI / 7:01PM
    KINGSTON, N.Y., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A proposed $35 million New York solar energy research center to produce $1 billion in solar power has received $5 million in seed money, officials said Monday.
  • Friday, September 21

  • Sen. Clinton says she is straight   UPI / 9:10PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., told the editor of a gay publication she is not a lesbian and cannot stop her enemies from saying she is.
  • Thursday, September 20

  • Australian skinks diversity is studied   UPI / 12:51PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists are studying Australian "skinks" to determine why some animals evolve into thousands of species, while others include only a few.
  • Wednesday, September 19

  • New data challenge Earth atmosphere theory   UPI / 2:30PM
    TROY, N.Y., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. geochemists challenged commonly held theories about how gases are expelled from the Earth and how a planet's atmosphere is formed.
  • Tuesday, September 18

  • IBM offers free Microsoft Office rival   UPI / 6:50PM
    ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. computer giant IBM Corp. launched free downloadable software Tuesday to challenge Microsoft Corp.'s Office suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • N.Y. files suit against drug maker   UPI / 4:25PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- New York State and New York City have filed a joint suit against Merck, maker of pain medication Vioxx, which was pulled from the market in 2004.
  • Wireless telemedicine enhancement studied   UPI / 1:50PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. engineers launched a study designed to advance the integration of radio frequency identification technology into telemedicine.
  • N.Y. street is named 'Jerry Orbach Way'   UPI / 1:30PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A portion of a street in Manhattan's Theater District has been renamed "Jerry Orbach Way," in honor of the stage and television actor who died in 2004.
  • Cancer-causing gene activity is detailed   UPI / 10:20AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists have detailed the activity of gene named JAK that's closely related to a common cancer-causing gene in humans.
  • Monday, September 17

  • N.Y. metro area to get Jewish Channel   UPI / 7:55PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Cablevision says it has added The Jewish Channel to its subscription lineup in the New York metropolitan area.
  • Best spinal cord injury transfer found   UPI / 7:01PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The Buffalo, N.Y., football player who suffered a spinal cord injury a week ago may never fully recover, but his chances were increased by his treatment.
  • Friday, September 14

  • Newton Creek oil spill worse than thought   UPI / 1:55AM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- An Environmental Protection Agency report says residents of Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y., are still suffering from an oil spill that happened in 1950.
  • Thursday, September 13

  • Man Charged in Attack on 'Top Chef' Star   AP / 11:10PM
    SEA CLIFF, N.Y. - A homeless man was charged with participating in an anti-gay attack on a former "Top Chef" reality show contestant outside a bar, police said.
  • 'Mauritius' begins previews in N.Y.   UPI / 8:30PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Preview performances for the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck's dark comedy, "Mauritius," have begun at Manhattan's Biltmore Theatre.
  • 'Top Chef' contestant recalls gay-bashing   UPI / 5:00PM
    SEA CLIFF, N.Y., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The former "Top Chef" contestant beaten in an alleged gay-bashing in New York said she has never seen people so angry, the New York Post said Thursday.
  • Goodell Visits Everett at N.Y. Hospital   AP / 4:25PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell visited injured Bills tight end Kevin Everett on Thursday morning, spending 90 minutes with the tight end who sustained a severe spinal cord injury.
  • New nanoparticle assembly method created   UPI / 12:30PM
    UPTON, N.Y., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. government scientists have developed a new way of controlling the self-assembly of nanometer- and micrometer-sized particles.
  • Wednesday, September 12

  • Many treatments available for migraine   UPI / 5:00PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Almost 30 million U.S. adults experience the throbbing -- often debilitating -- pain of a migraine, but there are several treatments, a newsletter says.
  • 'Top Chef' star victim of gay-bashing   UPI / 2:10PM
    SEA CLIFF, N.Y., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A former contestant on Bravo's reality series, "Top Chef," was allegedly the victim of a gay-bashing incident in a posh section of Long Island, N.Y.
  • Tuesday, September 11

  • Musical version of 'Emma' to open in N.Y.   UPI / 11:11PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A new musical version of Jane Austen's 19th century romantic comedy "Emma" is heading to New York's Acorn Theatre.
  • Way found to cut amyloid plaque formation   UPI / 2:10PM
    STONY BROOK, N.Y., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have found a way to reduce the formation of so-called amyloid plaque believed involved in both Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • Oprah kicks of season 22 in N.Y.   UPI / 9:10AM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey took her top-rated, Chicago-based talk show to New York to kick off its 22nd season on the air.
  • Monday, September 10

  • Clinton ahead in Rhode Island poll   UPI / 9:20PM
    PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y, has widened her lead slightly among Democratic voters in Rhode Island, a new poll indicates.
  • N.Y. critics savage Spears' performance   UPI / 4:20PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The reviews are in and none of them say Britney Spears' performance Sunday night in Las Vegas lived up to the hype that preceded it.
  • Sunday, September 9

  • 'Operation Dumbbell' busts boxer, husband   UPI / 12:11AM
    QUEENS, N.Y., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A 24-person New York steroid ring that included a top-ranked female boxer and her bouncer husband has been busted, police said.
  • Friday, September 7

  • N.Y. museum plans 'H2O' exhibit   UPI / 11:30AM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The American Museum of Natural History in New York is planning an exhibition that celebrates one of the planet's life-sustaining resources -- water.
  • Thursday, September 6

  • Dust mites: The tiny critters can torment   UPI / 2:50PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Allergy to dust mites can show up as chronic congestion or even asthma, a U.S. newsletter warned.
  • Wednesday, September 5

  • $400M resort OK'd for New York's Catskills   UPI / 4:25PM
    KINGSTON, N.Y., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A deal has been reached to build a $400 million, 1,400-acre resort complex in New York's Catskill Mountains, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer said Wednesday.
  • Antioxidants from food considered best   UPI / 4:25PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Antioxidants are beneficial but a U.S. newsletter advised taking supplements may not be the best way to relieve oxidation or cell damage.
  • Technology creates mice with skin cancer   UPI / 12:55PM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have created a protocol that generates research mice with squamous cell carcinoma, one of the most common types of skin cancer.
  • Sunday, September 2

  • Shark forces evacuation of N.Y. beach   UPI / 11:40AM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- New York's Rockaway Beach was temporarily evacuated because a 6-foot-long shark washed up on shore.
  • Saturday, September 1

  • White on the agenda for Combs' N.Y. party   UPI / 3:31PM
    NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs is set to throw a lavish affair at his home in East Hampton, N.Y., fittingly dubbed "The Real White Party."
  • Thursday, August 30

  • Knee injuries most common in football   UPI / 4:04PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. sports doctors are already seeing football injuries and the most common injury involves the knee, a sports medicine expert says.
  • IBM announces nanotechnology achievements   UPI / 2:31PM
    ARMONK, N.Y., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- IBM announced two major scientific achievements Thursday, both in the field of nanotechnology.
  • Wednesday, August 29

  • 'Healthy' food may result in more calories   UPI / 6:04PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. consumers choose relatively high-calorie beverages, side dishes and desserts to go with restaurant main dishes positioned as "healthy," a study found.
  • New nurses unhappy with management, stress   UPI / 5:10PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The top reasons new U.S. nurses say they leave their job is poor nursing management and on-the-job stress, a study found.
  • Discovery may eradicate malaria   UPI / 4:24PM
    TROY, N.Y., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have identified a key link that causes malarial infections in both humans and the mosquitoes that transmit the disease.
  • Tuesday, August 28

  • Pneumococcal pneumonia releases toxin   UPI / 2:10PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers discovered that a toxin released by bacteria causes severe bleeding in the lungs of patients with pneumococcal pneumonia.
  • Monday, August 27

  • Firm tied to disasters in N.Y. and Minn.   UPI / 1:31PM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A company that analyzed a Minnesota bridge that later collapsed was reportedly also involved in the demolition of a New York building where two firemen died.
  • Saturday, August 25

  • Clinton: Republicans benefit from terror   UPI / 7:20AM
    CONCORD, N.H., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., said a terror attack on the United States would be advantageous to the Republican party.
  • Man wins 'reverse discrimination' case   UPI / 2:02AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A jury has found that a black supervisor in a New York State agency subjected an employee to racial harassment.
  • Friday, August 24

  • When it comes to comedy, sex matters   UPI / 8:12PM
    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- When it comes to comedy, sex matters, suggests a researcher at the University of Connecticut.
  • Thursday, August 23

  • Princess Diana remembered through tributes   UPI / 2:35PM
    JERICHO, N.Y., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Tributes to Princess Diana on U.S. television networks are being aired throughout August as the 10th anniversary of her death approaches Aug. 31.
  • Wednesday, August 22

  • Town Extinguishes Diddy Fireworks Plans   AP / 10:10AM
    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. - It may be one of the Hamptons' hotter invites, but Diddy's Labor Day party won't light up the night quite as much as he envisioned.
  • Tuesday, August 21

  • Men, women process humor differently   UPI / 1:54PM
    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Scientific studies indicate that men and women process comedy in very different ways, New York-based Reader's Digest reported Tuesday.
  • Brinkley selling Hamptons home for $30M   UPI / 11:24AM
    BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Former super-model Christie Brinkley has put her posh, 20-acre Bridgehampton, N.Y., estate on the market for $30 million, New York Newsday reported.
  • Monday, August 20

  • Study may lead to better data storage   UPI / 2:10PM
    UPTON, N.Y., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have shed new light on some materials' ability to change electrical resistance in the presence of external magnetic or electrical fields.
  • Friday, August 17

  • Ancient farmers bred white rice   UPI / 10:00PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say white rice evolved from wild red rice some 10,000 years ago through a mutation spread by early farmers.
  • Lohans settle acrimonious divorce   UPI / 3:21PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Actress Lindsay Lohan's parents settled their acrimonious divorce in a Mineola, N.Y. court Friday.
  • Thursday, August 16

  • IBM to take river's environmental pulse   UPI / 1:15AM
    BEACON, N.Y., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- IBM Corp. is joining with a New York environmental research center to provide 24-hour-a-day monitoring of conditions along all 315 miles of the Hudson River.
  • Wednesday, August 15

  • IFC returns to indie roots   UPI / 6:21PM
    JERICHO, N.Y., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. distributor IFC Entertainment is returning to its roots, distributing indie films with budgets of up to $3 million rather than bigger-budgeted projects.
  • Tuesday, August 14

  • New nanoresonator technology is developed   UPI / 4:30PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have developed a new nanoresonator technology that vibrates "in the plane."
  • Clinton's first TV spot airs in Iowa   UPI / 4:10PM
    DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., Tuesday began airing spots in Iowa, criticizing the Bush administration on healthcare and Iraq.
  • New nanotech battery technology is created   UPI / 3:30PM
    TROY, N.Y., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. nanoscientists have developed an energy storage device that resembles a sheet of black paper and might power tomorrow's electronics.
  • Pollution causes 40 percent of deaths   UPI / 11:05AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. meta-analysis of 120 published studies found that water, air and soil pollution
  • Monday, August 13

  • New cellular pathways found in the body   UPI / 2:20PM
    BROOKLYN, N.Y., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered the existence of more direct pathways from outside the cell-to-cell nuclei that allow material to easily move into cells.
  • Jill Hennessy expecting second child   UPI / 12:50PM
    NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Jill Hennessy, known to U.S. audiences as Jordan Cavanaugh in NBC's "Crossing Jordan," is pregnant with her second child, due this winter.
  • Saturday, August 11

  • Fed chairman faces first market crisis   UPI / 10:40AM
    NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke is unlikely to cut interest rates, based on the books and the scholarly papers he has written.
  • Friday, August 10

  • Crude oil rallies late   UPI / 4:00PM
    NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. crude oil prices rallied in late trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange Friday and made up for most of the day's losses.
  • Thursday, August 9

  • N.Y. wants magazine sales company out   UPI / 9:35PM
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- New York state has sued a magazine sales company, claiming it exploits young people by hiring them with misleading promises of high pay.
  • 'Beautiful Girls' remains No. 1 single   UPI / 12:54PM
    NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- "Beautiful Girls" remained beautiful for singer Sean Kingston for a second straight week atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart of U.S. singles sales.
  • Wednesday, August 8

  • N.Y. Company Indicted in Big Dig Death   AP / 6:24PM
    BOSTON - The company that provided the epoxy blamed in the fatal Big Dig tunnel collapse was indicted Wednesday in the death of a motorist crushed by ceiling panels.
  • Study: Label affects opinion of wines   UPI / 5:34PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Just changing the label on a wine bottle can alter diners' opinions of the wine, their meal and even the restaurant where they're dining, a U.S. study found.
  • Crude prices fall on government report   UPI / 4:11PM
    NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices closed down Wednesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange after a government report on a higher-than-expected fall in crude inventories.
  • Indy tops Forbes' affordable housing list   UPI / 12:40PM
    NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Indianapolis topped the list of America's most affordable housing markets compiled by Forbes magazine.
  • Chazz to bring 'A Bronx Tale' to B'way   UPI / 11:01AM
    NEW Y0RK, N.Y., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Actor Chazz Palminteri is set to bring his one-man show "A Bronx Tale" to Broadway this fall for a limited engagement, Playbill.com said Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, August 7

  • Sunspots linked with East African rains   UPI / 4:00PM
    BRIGHTON, N.Y., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A new study has linked the intensification of sunspot activity and periods of heavy rainfall in East Africa.
  • Poll: Foreign policy dispute helps Clinton   UPI / 1:40PM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has used a recent foreign policy dispute to extend her lead for the Democratic presidential nomination, a poll has found.
  • Digester to clean dairy wastewater   UPI / 12:30PM
    LOS LUNAS, N.Y., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A waste digester that can separate water from cow manure on a farm in New Mexico is believed to be the first of its kind aimed at restoring clean water.
  • Meta-analysis OKs new psoriasis drug   UPI / 11:01AM
    NE W YORK, N.Y., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. medical researchers have determined the injectable drug efalizumab is an "acceptable" safe and effective drug for treatment of psoriasis.
  • Monday, August 6

  • GLADD report favorable to ABC   UPI / 9:40AM
    NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- ABC has the most extensive portrayal of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters of the U.S. networks, a national study showed.
  • Sunday, August 5

  • Lindsay Lohan back in Long Island   UPI / 12:50PM
    LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A recovering Lindsay Lohan has reportedly returned to Long Island, N.Y., to spend time with her family after a downward spiral in her acting career.
  • Artist Mows Purple Heart in N.Y. Field   AP / 10:13AM
    HAMPTONBURGH, N.Y. - An artist has mowed an 850,000-square-foot rendering of a Purple Heart medal into a park field to honor the 75th anniversary of the medal that commends servicemembers killed or wounded in action.
  • Friday, August 3

  • Clinton supports Taiwan 'ambiguity'   UPI / 3:04PM
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., supports "strategic ambiguity" when asked whether the United States should defend Taiwan from a Chinese attack.
  • Suit says pedophile priest transferred   UPI / 2:04PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A California lawsuit concerning sexual abuse by a Catholic priest claims the Buffalo diocese knowingly sent the accused priest to San Diego.
  • NY law aims to protect airline passengers   UPI / 11:50AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has signed a law guaranteeing airline passengers basic comforts if they are stuck on the tarmac for more than three hours.
  • Thursday, August 2

  • Possible origin found of Saturn's G-ring   UPI / 4:10PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists said they might have identified the source of one of Saturn's more mysterious rings -- large, icy particles.
  • Pregnant women exposed to anti-acne drug   UPI / 12:01PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Despite a mandatory program to prevent pregnant women from being exposed to an anti-acne medication, pregnant women are being exposed, a U.S. study said.
  • Atlantic storms pre-satellite estimated   UPI / 9:54AM
    STONY BROOK, N.Y., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. study using pre-satellite records suggests the number of Atlantic hurricane tracks might have changed just slightly during recent decades.
  • Wednesday, August 1

  • Poll: Clinton would beat everybody   UPI / 8:40AM
    NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- If a U.S. presidential election were now Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., would defeat any opponents, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll said.
  • Monday, July 30

  • IBM lays off 450 in Systems and Technology   UPI / 4:53PM
    EAST FISHKILL, N.Y., July 30 (UPI) -- IBM Corp. said Monday it would lay off 450 U.S. workers as part of a "resource action" to cut costs in its Systems and Technologies Group.
  • Clinton may have labor troubles   UPI / 10:50AM
    WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., may be on a collision course with organized labor over the issue of outsourcing of U.S. jobs and temporary visas.
  • Sunday, July 29

  • Usher/Tameka wedding turmoil lasted days   UPI / 10:13AM
    SOUTHHAMPTON, N.Y., July 29 (UPI) -- A disapproving mother and different visions of the big day are being blamed for the cancellation of Usher and Tameka Foster's Southampton wedding.
  • Saturday, July 28

  • Grandma, man and dog nab teen N.Y. mugger   UPI / 12:20PM
    NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- An 84-year-old grandmother and a photographer with a dog foiled an attempted mugging near Manhattan's Central Park.
  • Friday, July 27

  • Postman Accused of Artifact Destruction   AP / 11:30PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A Postal Service driver destroyed American Indian artifacts when he tried to cover up damage to a package by burning it, according to a federal indictment.
  • Divorce Court Judge Chides Lohan's Dad   AP / 4:10PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y. - A judge chided Michael Lohan on Friday for his failure to make child support payments to Lindsay Lohan's younger brother and sister since his release from prison earlier this year.
  • OSI sells anti-platelet growth factor unit   UPI / 4:00PM
    MELVILLE, N.Y., July 27 (UPI) -- U.S. firm OSI Pharmaceuticals said Friday it would spin off its anti-platelet derived growth factor program in a sale to Ophthotech.
  • DWI Murder Convict Faces New Charges   AP / 3:40PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A man convicted of murder in a drunken driving crash pleaded not guilty Friday to a new charge that he tried to foil a DNA test by slipping someone else's saliva into his mouth.
  • Study: Malt liquor and marijuana linked   UPI / 2:22PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 27 (UPI) -- Malt liquor -- the cheap, high-alcohol drink often marketed to U.S. teens -- may put young adults at increased risk for use of illicit drugs.
  • Hand gestures help kids learn math   UPI / 2:12PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 27 (UPI) -- Children asked to physically gesture at math problems are about three times more likely to remember what they've learned, found a U.S. study.
  • Drawdown plans a Pentagon 'priority'   UPI / 2:02PM
    WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., that a plan to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Iraq is a Pentagon "priority."
  • City to Marines: You Park, You Pay!   AP / 11:10AM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A suburban parking official is threatening to auction off a Marine Corps recruiter's car tied to nearly $5,000 in unpaid tickets, part of what the city claims is the Corps' roughly $94,000 tab.
  • NY DWI Murder Convict Faces New Charges   AP / 12:10AM
    MINEOLA, N.Y. - A man convicted of murder in a drunken driving crash that killed a wedding limousine driver and a 7-year-old flower girl was indicted Thursday on charges alleging he tried to corrupt a DNA test taken during the trial.
  • Wednesday, July 25

  • Advertising Falls at N.Y. Times, Tribune   AP / 5:21PM
    NEW YORK -- Newspaper publishers New York Times Co. and Tribune Co. reported lower advertising revenues for the second quarter on Wednesday as the industry struggled with deep losses in several categories, especially classified.
  • NY Gov's Aides Refused Investigators   AP / 2:30PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Two top aides to Gov. Eliot Spitzer refused to be interviewed in an investigation of alleged misuse of state police to track a top GOP lawmaker, however they acknowledged they should have done more to avoid "the appearance of impropriety," according to a sworn statement.
  • Toyota testing plug-in hybrid vehicles   UPI / 11:20AM
    DETROIT, N.Y., July 25 (UPI) -- Toyota said Wednesday it is in a race with General Motors to develop the industry's first plug-in hybrid vehicles.
  • Tuesday, July 24

  • Ads for quit-smoking aids impact quit rate   UPI / 7:30PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., July 24 (UPI) -- The more magazine ads smokers see for nicotine patches and other quit-smoking aids, the more likely they are to try to quit smoking, says a U.S. study.
  • Bausch & Lomb Puts Takeover Bid on Ice   AP / 7:15PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Bausch & Lomb Inc. told eye-care products rival Advanced Medical Optics Inc. on Tuesday it needs to improve its takeover offer to compete with a $3.67 billion cash bid by a private equity firm.
  • Acid-base solvent interactions studied   UPI / 5:20PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 24 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say solvents can enhance certain acid-base interactions, strengthening bonding between electron-rich and electron-deficient molecules.
  • Scientists produce firsts with light burst   UPI / 4:50PM
    UPTON, N.Y., July 24 (UPI) -- U.S. government scientists have generated extremely short pulses of light that are the strongest of their type ever produced.
  • Docu Subject Gets Hearing in Sex Case   AP / 11:10AM
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- After serving 13 years in prison for sexually abusing children, a Long Island man whose family became the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary may have a chance at exoneration.
  • Iron and copper relationship is studied   UPI / 11:05AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 24 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists studying the relationship of iron and copper in the body have found when iron absorption by cells decreases, copper absorption increases.
  • Monday, July 23

  • Report: NY Governor's Office Leaked Data   AP / 6:50PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Eliot Spitzer suspended one of his closest aides and reassigned another after a report revealed Monday they had plotted to discredit a political rival with the help of a state police boss.
  • 'Out of nowhere' fruit fly gene discovered   UPI / 4:00PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., July 23 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say the finding of a new fruit fly gene might contradict the theory that new genes are formed from existing ones.
  • Ultra-Flexible Fiber Optics on the Way   AP / 3:50PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Corning Inc. is finding its way around very tight corners to help high-speed Internet service reach high-rise apartments and condominiums.
  • Runaway Military Train Derails in N.Y.   AP / 2:43PM
    WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Two runaway train cars carry military equipment from Fort Drum rolled about eight miles Monday before crashing into a CSX maintenance train and derailing, causing a small propane fire that prompted evacuations, authorities said.
  • AG Says Spitzer's Office Leaked Info   AP / 1:30PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's attorney general issued a report Monday recommending disciplinary action be considered against Gov. Eliot Spitzer's office for releasing information about a legislator's use of state aircraft.
  • Poll: Democrat Obama fading to Clinton   UPI / 8:13AM
    WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- A poll of U.S. Democrats showed that Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has more than double the support of her nearest rival, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.
  • Sunday, July 22

  • Injured dolphin rescued from N.Y. waterway   UPI / 6:41PM
    NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) -- A 471-pound dolphin described as being in "extremely critical condition" was rescued by biologists this weekend from a canal in Bellmore, N.Y.
  • Saturday, July 21

  • N.Y. artist missing after apparent suicide   UPI / 6:01PM
    NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) -- New York artist Jeremy Blake, who worked on Adam Sandler's "Punch-Drunk Love," apparently committed suicide in the surf of New York's Rockaway Beach.
  • Friday, July 20

  • 'Sculpted' radiation for early lung cancer   UPI / 5:40PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 20 (UPI) -- Radiation shaped to duplicate the dimensions of early-stage lung cancers are a good alternative to surgery for some patients, say New York researchers.
  • Poll: 60% say Hillary will be president   UPI / 10:50AM
    WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- A majority of those questioned for a new poll think Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., will be the next U.S. president if she wins the Democratic nomination.
  • Thursday, July 19

  • Stewart's trademark move prompts protest   UPI / 8:34PM
    KATONAH, N.Y., July 19 (UPI) -- Opponents of domestic diva Martha Stewart's plan to trademark the name of Katonah, N.Y., for a line of home furnishings have written a song of protest.
  • Martha's Neighbor Writes Protest Song   AP / 8:30AM
    KATONAH, N.Y. (AP) -- Like many wars before it, the one between Martha Stewart and some of her Westchester County neighbors has inspired a protest song.
  • Wednesday, July 18

  • Opera Singer Jerry Hadley Dead at 55   AP / 10:10PM
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Jerry Hadley, the world-class tenor known for his agile and lyric voice, died Wednesday, a week after he shot himself in an apparent suicide attempt.
  • Martha's Neighbor Writes Protest Song   AP / 3:50PM
    KATONAH, N.Y. (AP) -- Like many wars before it, the one between Martha Stewart and some of her Westchester County neighbors has inspired a protest song.
  • Opera Singer Jerry Hadley Dead at 55   AP / 1:50PM
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) -- Jerry Hadley, the world-class tenor known for his agile and lyric voice, died Wednesday, a week after he shot himself in an apparent suicide attempt.
  • Study: Orange juice good for diabetics   UPI / 8:44AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 17 (UPI) -- Orange juice, high in sugars, appears to be a healthy food for diabetics because of its large number of flavonoids, says a University at Buffalo study.
  • Tuesday, July 17

  • IBM's Longtime Head of Research Retiring   AP / 3:40PM
    ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) -- Paul Horn, who has led IBM Corp.'s research division for 11 years, is retiring and being replaced by an executive who had been overseeing IBM's strategies on technical standards and intellectual property.
  • Opera tenor Hadley taken off life support   UPI / 12:40PM
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., July 17 (UPI) -- Opera tenor Jerry Hadley, hospitalized for what officials in New York said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound, has been removed from life support.
  • Monday, July 16

  • $35M center could lead to $1B solar energy   UPI / 11:00PM
    KINGSTON, N.Y., July 16 (UPI) -- A proposed $35 million solar energy research center could lead a New York state effort to produce $1 billion in solar power, a published report said Monday.
  • N.Y. crude oil closes above $74 a barrel   UPI / 5:01PM
    NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- Oil prices closed at more than $74 a barrel, hitting a 10-month high in New York Monday even as gasoline futures fell to their lowest level in a month.
  • Noted Tenor Taken Off Life Support   AP / 4:10PM
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Celebrated tenor Jerry Hadley was taken off life support Monday, nearly a week after an apparent suicide attempt left him with a severe brain injury.
  • NYC Congestion Pricing Takes Spotlight   AP / 9:53AM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A proposed "congestion pricing" toll system to reduce traffic and pollution will be too expensive, its array of cameras for enforcement will threaten civil liberties, and downtown businesses will shrivel.
  • IBM in $1.4B Services Deal   AP / 9:20AM
    ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) -- IBM Corp. said Monday it has won a $1.4 billion outsourcing contract from AstraZeneca PLC, a seven-year deal aimed at helping the British pharmaceutical company manage its internal technology operations.
  • Sunday, July 15

  • Police: N.Y. rapper shot friend for money   UPI / 5:33PM
    NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- Former Fat Joe's Terror Squad rapper Remy Ma turned herself into police Saturday after allegedly shooting a friend in a row over $2,000 in New York.
  • Craft Distillers Tap Into Trend   AP / 2:50PM
    GARDINER, N.Y. (AP) -- Ralph Erenzo and Brian Lee keep a still in the barn to make whiskey. No, the two are not backwoods bootleggers filling jugs with "XXX" on the side. Their shiny copper kettle cooks up whiskey that can run $40 for a half-sized bottle and vodka distilled from local Hudson Valley apples, all under the high-end Tuthilltown Spirits label.
  • Text Messages Cited in Fatal NY Crash   AP / 7:20AM
    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) -- Text messages were sent and received on a 17-year-old driver's cell phone moments before the sport utility vehicle slammed head-on into a truck, killing her and four other recent high school graduates, police said.
  • Saturday, July 14

  • Cadets Rescued From Ship on Lake Ontario   AP / 2:13PM
    WATERTOWN, N.Y. - Fire broke out in the engine room of a Canadian training vessel on Lake Ontario, stranding 26 cadets and six crew members, and U.S. and Canadian boats were sent to assist, authorities said.
  • Friday, July 13

  • Study: Humans hurting primates   UPI / 9:00PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 13 (UPI) -- Primate tourism in Asia, Africa and Central America may be putting primate infants and their habitat at risk, researchers said.
  • Black Dems split between Clinton, Obama   UPI / 8:30PM
    DETROIT, July 13 (UPI) -- Despite the large number of candidates, most U.S. blacks prefer Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., or Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for president, polls suggest.
  • 2 NY Teens Charged With School Plot   AP / 7:20PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Two teenagers were charged with conspiring to attack a Long Island high school on the anniversary of the Columbine attacks after a chilling journal and videotape surfaced in which one teen identifies several potential victims by name, authorities said Friday.
  • Selenium may increase diabetes risk   UPI / 5:21PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 13 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say selenium supplements, thought to protect against type 2 diabetes, may actually increase the risk of developing the disease.
  • D'Amato an expectant father at age 70   UPI / 2:20PM
    NEW YORK, July 13 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Senator Al D'Amato, R-N.Y. is pushing 70 but he is as giddy any other expectant father over the pending birth of his new baby.
  • Thursday, July 12

  • Tenor Hadley in apparent suicide attempt   UPI / 5:01PM
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., July 12 (UPI) -- Operatic tenor Jerry Hadley was on life support Thursday after apparently shooting himself in the head with an air rifle at his upstate New York home.
  • Experts consider effects of global warming   UPI / 11:54AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. horticulturists predict farmers will be among the first to experience the effects of global warming as they battle new crop pests and heat stress.
  • Star Tenor Jerry Hadley on Life Support   AP / 6:40AM
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) -- Celebrated tenor Jerry Hadley remained hospitalized Thursday for a gunshot wound police said was self-inflicted.
  • Wednesday, July 11

  • Parkinson's has two networks   UPI / 7:44PM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., July 11 (UPI) -- Parkinson's disease targets another brain network that regulates cognitive thought and the ability to carry out everyday tasks, according to a U.S. study.
  • Depression untreated in Parkinson's   UPI / 7:34PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 10 (UPI) -- Depression appears to be common in early Parkinson's disease, but it is often not treated or diagnosed, according to a U.S. and Canadian study.
  • Study finds recent human genome changes   UPI / 7:34PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have determined as much as 10 percent of the human genome may have changed in some populations during the last 15,000-100,000 years.
  • Scientists solve DNA's double helix puzzle   UPI / 11:30AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered how two strands of DNA, known as a double helix, separate to start a process called replication.
  • Tuesday, July 10

  • N.Y. crude oil rises to near $73 a barrel   UPI / 6:00PM
    NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- Oil prices rose to nearly $73 a barrel Tuesday amid strong global demand expectations for crude and growing U.S. needs for gasoline this summer driving season.
  • Rail link eyed for New York-area airport   UPI / 5:50PM
    NEWBURGH, N.Y., July 10 (UPI) -- New York may build a commuter rail stop at Stewart International Airport after the city's major airport operator takes it over, a state engineer said Tuesday.
  • Student Settles Taped-Mouth Lawsuit   AP / 11:50AM
    ROME, N.Y. (AP) -- A school district agreed to pay $33,250 to settle a lawsuit by a former student who accused an elementary school teacher of wrapping tape around his head for talking too much.
  • Saturday, July 7

  • N.Y. Ballet dancer faces cocaine charge   UPI / 1:53PM
    NEW YORK, July 7 (UPI) -- New York City Ballet dancer Nilas Martins, 40, allegedly was caught with cocaine following the opening of the company's summer season.
  • No Court-Martial for Soldier With PTSD   AP / 10:30AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- An Iraq war veteran will not be court-martialed for leaving his post without permission for 15 months to undergo treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, the Army said.
  • Friday, July 6

  • N.Y. art dealer hits masterpiece jackpot   UPI / 7:00PM
    LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- American art dealer Ira Spanierman bought a "filthy, dirty" portrait for $300 in 1968 and now has sold it at auction in London for $37 million.
  • NYC ballet principal busted for cocaine   UPI / 5:30PM
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., July 6 (UPI) -- A principal dancer with the New York City Ballet was arrested in upstate New York when he was caught with cocaine in his car, police said.
  • Jay walking the streets of Buffalo   UPI / 4:14PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 6 (UPI) -- Turns out, NBC late-night host Jay Leno likes Buffalo -- the city in New York, not the animal -- despite the city's being the butt of his jokes.
  • Blood vessels made from stem cells   UPI / 2:10PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 6 (UPI) -- Blood vessels grown from mesenchymal stem cells in adult bone marrow may soon be used to replace damaged vessels in the heart, say U.S. scientists.
  • AMO Makes $4.2B Bid for Bausch & Lomb   AP / 12:10AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Advanced Medical Optics Inc. on Thursday offered to buy eye-care products rival Bausch & Lomb Inc. for $4.23 billion in cash and stock, topping a $3.67 billion cash bid by a private equity firm.
  • Wednesday, July 4

  • Yawning seen to cool the brain   UPI / 12:00PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., July 4 (UPI) -- The newest theory put forward about human yawning from the State University of New York at Albany claims it's because yawning cools the brain.
  • Tuesday, July 3

  • Diddy's annual white party at Whitehouse   UPI / 5:21PM
    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., July 3 (UPI) -- Rapper-producer Sean "Diddy" Combs' annual "white party" in New York, usually invitation-only, for the first time was open to the public at $40 a head.
  • Kidney disease test may also mark diabetes   UPI / 2:31PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists have found a blood marker used to predict early kidney impairment might also mark a condition known as pre-diabetes.
  • Nanotubes may be used as synthetic tissue   UPI / 2:31PM
    TROY, N.Y., July 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests carbon nanotubes can endure such heavy wear and tear, they might one day be used to create synthetic tissue and muscles.
  • Jews for Jesus member sues Oyster Bay   UPI / 1:30PM
    OYSTER BAY, N.Y., July 3 (UPI) -- A member of Jews for Jesus is suing the town of Oyster Bay, on Long Island, New York, for preventing her from promoting the group's message in a public park.
  • Cowboys' Owens sues N.Y. nightclub   UPI / 11:01AM
    NEW YORK, July 3 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens is suing a New York nightclub for allegedly using his name and likeness in advertising.
  • Worker Killed on Ride Wasn't at Her Post   AP / 12:10AM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- An amusement park worker killed on a ride was among the riders imploring the operator to get the ride going instead of at her post monitoring an emergency shut-off switch, police said Monday, citing witnesses.
  • Monday, July 2

  • Criss Angel's Wife Wants a Divorce   AP / 10:11PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y. - Criss Angel's wife says the magic has gone from their marriage and she now wants to make him vanish from her life. Angel, known for his "Mindfreak" show on the A&E network, subdued his sometimes flashy look for a court hearing Friday. But he flashed a bit of humor during a break, gesturing toward his estranged wife's lawyer and saying, "I can make him disappear."
  • Seniors target of N.Y. safe sex campaign   UPI / 4:40PM
    NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- Senior centers across New York recently began receiving free condoms as city officials have refocused their safe sex efforts to include local older citizens.
  • Criss Angel's Wife Wants a Divorce   AP / 4:30PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y. - Criss Angel's wife says the magic has gone from their marriage and she now wants to make him vanish from her life. Angel, known for his "Mindfreak" show on the A&E network, subdued his sometimes flashy look for a court hearing Friday. But he flashed a bit of humor during a break, gesturing toward his estranged wife's lawyer and saying, "I can make him disappear."
  • New male infertility finding reported   UPI / 11:50AM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., July 2 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered a specific factor in immune cells regulates human semen and seems to determine whether a man will be fertile.
  • Saturday, June 30

  • Worker Killed at N.Y. Park Thrill Ride   AP / 9:00PM
    RYE, N.Y. (AP) -- A safety precaution put in place for a thrill ride after a fatal accident three years ago wasn't being followed when a worker was killed on the same ride, an amusement park official acknowledged Saturday.
  • Actor Granville Adams cleared of charges   UPI / 2:50PM
    CHELSEA, N.Y., June 30 (UPI) -- Actor Granville Adams has been cleared of homicide charges stemming from a nightclub brawl in Chelsea, N.Y., in which a man fell down an elevator shaft.
  • Woman dies at Playland Amusement park   UPI / 2:40PM
    RYE, N.Y., June 30 (UPI) -- A 20-year-old woman was killed at Playland Amusement Park in Rye, N.Y., in an accident involving the Mind Scrambler ride.
  • Police: N.Y. Man Loses Leg and Wallet   AP / 9:10AM
    NEW YORK - With his roommate still unconscious from a car crash, Anthony Giordano told officers he was the injured man's brother and took his wallet before embarking on a $22,000 spending spree, police said.
  • Friday, June 29

  • Molecule linked to male fertility   UPI / 5:40PM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., June 29 (UPI) -- Researchers suggested Friday that a test for an immune substance in semen could determine if a man can have children.
  • Driver in N.Y. Crash Had Junior License   AP / 12:10AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A teenager who was at the wheel during a car crash that killed her and four other recent high school graduates only had a junior driver's license, according to state records.
  • Thursday, June 28

  • Respiratory tularemia treatment created   UPI / 12:40PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., June 28 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have developed a technique that has experimentally protected laboratory mice from developing respiratory tularemia.
  • Constellation Brands 1Q Profit Falls   AP / 9:00AM
    FAIRPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- Wine producer Constellation Brands Inc. said Thursday its fiscal first-quarter profit fell 64 percent, as it reduced distributor wine inventories in the United States and posted softer results from its United Kingdom operations.
  • Wednesday, June 27

  • Crash Kills 5 NY High School Grads   AP / 7:11PM
    FAIRPORT, N.Y. - They were giddy after a weekend of high school graduation parties, still reminiscing about their triumph at a national cheerleading contest, and were lining up a farewell summer of pool parties and sleep-overs before heading off to college.
  • NY Court: DWI Laws Don't Cover 'Huffing'   AP / 5:40PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A motorist accused of "huffing" stimulants from an aerosol can before getting into a deadly wreck cannot be charged with driving while intoxicated, New York's highest court ruled Wednesday.
  • Sunday, June 24

  • IBM Corp. Hunts for Ways to Trim the Fat   AP / 12:20AM
    ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) -- John DeFazio won't miss the 2 a.m. conference calls. Along with colleagues in IBM Corp.'s huge technology services division, DeFazio used to be summoned to the phone whenever a client's computing center hiccuped in the middle of the night.
  • Saturday, June 23

  • Lohans Battle Out Divorce in Court   AP / 10:10PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y. - The parents of troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan are fighting in a Long Island court over visitation of their younger children. Estranged father Michael Lohan claimed at a hearing Friday that Dina Lohan failed to make payments as part of their separation agreement.
  • Disney's 'Tarzan' closes its doors in N.Y.   UPI / 2:20PM
    NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- Disney Theatrical Productions' "Tarzan" has posted a closing notice for July 8 to end its fairly short run on Broadway in New York.
  • 50 Cent in Child Support Court Battle   AP / 12:10PM
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - The $25,000 a month in child support and household expenses that rapper 50 Cent pays to the mother of his 10-year-old son is not enough, says the boy's mother, Shaniqua Tompkins.
  • 50 Cent in Pricey Child Support Fight   AP / 12:00PM
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- The $25,000 a month in child support and household expenses that rapper 50 Cent pays to the mother of his 10-year-old son is not enough, says the boy's mother, Shaniqua Tompkins.
  • 50 Cent in court over child support   UPI / 11:40AM
    NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 Cent and his ex-girlfriend clashed in a Long Island, N.Y., court over child support for their 10-year-old son, Marquise.
  • Friday, June 22

  • Study works on bacteria-eating toxin   UPI / 9:50PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., June 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher is trying to find a way to make bacteria more effective in cleaning up toxic waste.
  • First UFO multimedia festival in N.Y.   UPI / 3:11PM
    NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- New York's East Village will be the site of one man's attempt to bring UFO culture back into the American spotlight.
  • Gene therapy shows promise for Parkinson's   UPI / 2:41PM
    MANHASSET, N.Y., June 22 (UPI) -- A new gene therapy technique tested on a dozen patients in the United States may keep symptoms of Parkinson's disease from getting worse.
  • Thursday, June 21

  • Search for Missing Resumes After Floods   AP / 7:20PM
    ROSCOE, N.Y. (AP) -- Searchers slogged through mud looking for flood victims among crumpled cars, snapped trees and rubble scattered by a rushing "wall of water" that left at least one person dead.
  • Common virus pitted against cancer   UPI / 3:51PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 21 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists are testing an innovation in biotherapy -- altering a common childhood respiratory virus, the adenovirus, to destroy cancer cells.
  • Joel, village settle dock ownership issue   UPI / 2:00PM
    SAG HARBOR, N.Y., June 21 (UPI) -- Singer Billy Joel and Sag Harbor, N.Y., settled an ownership dispute, with Joel getting a place to dock his boats and the village getting waterfront property.
  • Morning sickness may have silver lining   UPI / 1:50PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., June 21 (UPI) -- Women who suffer through morning sickness during pregnancy may have a 30 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life, says a U.S. study.
  • Body Found After N.Y. Catskills Flooding   AP / 1:20PM
    ROSCOE, N.Y. (AP) -- Searchers found the body of an 81-year-old man and were looking for as many as six other people still missing Thursday after flash floods surged through the edge of the Catskill Mountains.
  • Parent claims class viewed bootleg 'Shrek'   UPI / 1:00PM
    PEEKSKILL, N.Y., June 21 (UPI) -- A school district in New York said it is investigating a parent's complaint that a teacher showed a bootleg version of "Shrek the Third" during class time.
  • Wednesday, June 20

  • Vincent Curatola films 'Sopranos' spoof   UPI / 9:50PM
    NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Actor Vincent "Johnny Sack" Curatola said Hillary and Bill Clinton were "cordial" when filming their "The Sopranos" spoof in Westchester, N.Y.
  • New episode of 'Bridezillas' June 24   UPI / 9:30PM
    JERICHO, N.Y., June 20 (UPI) -- The new episode of the U.S. TV show "Bridezilla" June 24 will feature for the first time in the show's history a bride who is stood up at the alter.
  • Study: Electric fish make electric duets   UPI / 5:30PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., June 20 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have found African electric fish couples not only use electrical signals to court but also engage in a sort of dueling "electric duet."
  • Liberals boo Clinton on Iraq   UPI / 2:10PM
    WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., was heckled and booed at a liberal conference in Washington Tuesday.
  • Finding may aid synthetic catalyst design   UPI / 11:54AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., June 20 (UPI) -- U.S. chemists have identified the mechanism involved in biological catalysts called enzymes -- a finding that may improve synthetic catalyst design.
  • Tuesday, June 19

  • Abortion Foe Gets Life for Doc's Death   AP / 7:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A militant abortion opponent already serving 25 years to life for murdering a doctor who performed abortions was sentenced Tuesday to another life term in prison on federal charges.
  • CDC: Antiques Can Pose Mercury Hazard   AP / 6:10PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Careful with that antique clock. It could pose a mercury hazard. The silvery, skittering, and toxic liquid can be found in some antiques. Mirrors can be backed with mercury and tin; Clock pendulums might be weighted with embedded vials of mercury; and barometers, thermometers and lamps may have mercury in their bases for ballast.
  • Set pieces from 'Sopranos' sold in N.Y.   UPI / 2:14PM
    NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) -- Various pieces of furniture, books, rugs, lamps and antiques that were used on HBO's "The Sopranos" are up for sale in New York.
  • Monday, June 18

  • Oral bacteria linked to oral bone loss   UPI / 12:10PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., June 18 (UPI) -- A University at Buffalo study found women infected with four bacteria that cause periodontal disease were more likely to have more severe oral bone loss.
  • Sunday, June 17

  • Weird, unusual at 'Ripley's' N.Y.   UPI / 6:30PM
    NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) -- Organizers of the new Times Square Odditorium in New York have promised future visitors glimpses of the best of "Ripley's Believe It or Not!"
  • ABC's Gibson Establishes Scholarship   AP / 3:20PM
    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) -- ABC News anchor Charles Gibson urged Union College graduates to practice honesty and fairness Sunday and established a scholarship in his father's name.
  • Thursday, June 14

  • Angelina Jolie goes vintage chic in N.Y.   UPI / 4:31PM
    NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Angelina Jolie reportedly showed up to the New York premiere of "A Mighty Heart" wearing a $26 dress.
  • Filter Pledges Crisp Photos in Low Light   AP / 8:10AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A year from now, capturing a crisp, clear image of a candlelit birthday party could be a piece of cake - even with a camera phone. Eastman Kodak Co. said Thursday it has developed a color-filter technology that at least doubles the sensitivity to light of the image sensor in every digital camera, enabling shutterbugs to take better pictures in poor light.
  • Wednesday, June 13

  • Bail Rejected in Mansion Slavery Case   AP / 8:10AM
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- A federal judge refused to grant bail to a millionaire couple accused of keeping two Indonesian women as slaves in their mansion for five years, finding that no conditions would be suitable for house arrest.
  • Tuesday, June 12

  • N.Y., Mo. Courts Split on Wal-Mart Suits   AP / 7:40PM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. won one and lost one Tuesday as state courts in Missouri and New York split on whether worker lawsuits over alleged unpaid wages should be granted class-action status.
  • Clinton leads among women   UPI / 8:51AM
    WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- A new poll suggests presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., holds a 2-to-1 lead over Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., among female voters.
  • Monday, June 11

  • Bill Would Protect Famous After Death   AP / 7:40PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The names and images of famous New Yorkers including Mickey Mantle, Judy Garland and Malcolm X would be protected from being used for advertising and promotion not authorized by their estates under a measure pushed by Al Pacino and Yoko Ono.
  • Clinton's former teacher retiring in Ill.   UPI / 1:51PM
    CHICAGO, June 11 (UPI) -- An Illinois high school history teacher who counts Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., among his former students, is retiring after 50 years of service.
  • ADHD medication in adults has risen   UPI / 8:40AM
    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., June 11 (UPI) -- Treatment rates for adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have risen following improved identification of the disorder in U.S. adults.
  • Sunday, June 10

  • Pakistani papers in N.Y. come under attack   UPI / 3:21PM
    NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- Publishers of Pakistani newspapers distributed in New York have found their products disappearing because of an unknown group of men.
  • Prisons Ban Books Over Fear of Radicals   AP / 2:20PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Inmates at the federal prison camp in Otisville, N.Y., were stunned by what they saw at the chapel library on Memorial Day -- hundreds of books had disappeared from the shelves.
  • Clinton touts health care to Mich. union   UPI / 12:11PM
    DETROIT, June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., introduced her proposal for a universal health care system to union members in Detroit.
  • Saturday, June 9

  • Woman Gets $25,000 for Killer's Capture   AP / 2:10PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Joan Dorn's entry in her running diary on Oct. 14, 1998, was brief -- "Wacky car" -- but that and the license plate number she jotted down became vital clues for police investigating the sniper slaying of a neighbor.
  • Friday, June 8

  • High Salaries Draw 29,300 to Police Exam   AP / 9:20AM
    EAST ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- The exam isn't until Saturday, but 29,300 people apparently have already done the math. With a starting salary more than double that of the nearby NYPD -- and potential patrols on sandy beaches or quiet suburban streets -- tens of thousands of potential recruits have plunked down a $100 entrance fee to take the Suffolk County Police Department entrance exam.
  • Dye improves cancer removal in kidney   UPI / 8:40AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 8 (UPI) -- A new imaging technique provides a way to provide clear images of cancerous tumors in the kidney during surgery, according to U.S. researchers.
  • Survey: About half want to be organ donors   UPI / 8:10AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 8 (UPI) -- Half of all U.S. adults say they have registered as an organ donor, but only one in four has informed their family that they want to be a donor.
  • Thursday, June 7

  • New method found to compact nanotubes   UPI / 1:20PM
    TROY, N.Y., June 7 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have developed a new method of compacting carbon nanotubes into dense bundles that might one day replace copper on computer chips.
  • Report: Akon Threw Fan From NY Stage   AP / 1:10PM
    FISHKILL, N.Y. - Police are looking into a clash between Akon and a concertgoer that ended with the R&B star tossing the teen off the stage and onto another spectator who said she suffered a concussion.
  • Wednesday, June 6

  • Boy, 3, Drowns in Long Island Pool   AP / 11:50PM
    SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy who had a history of walking off and exploring new places wandered into a neighbor's backyard on Wednesday, climbed over a 4-foot locked fence and drowned in a pool, police said.
  • Porn industry playing Internet catch-up   UPI / 12:10PM
    SCARSDALE, N.Y., June 6 (UPI) -- Porn has gone soft, as the industry reports a 15 percent drop in DVD sales and rentals in 2006 as viewers move to the free-to-cheap offerings on the Internet.
  • Psychotherapy helps borderline personality   UPI / 8:10AM
    BINGHAMTON, N.Y., June 6 (UPI) -- Transference-focused psychotherapy, an intensive form of talk therapy, can help people affected with borderline personality disorder, says a U.S. study.
  • Tuesday, June 5

  • Billy Joel close to closing on new digs   UPI / 9:34PM
    SAGAPONACK, N.Y., June 5 (UPI) -- Rocker Billy Joel's New York state of mind soon may be parked in a plot of land overlooking both New York farmland and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Poll shows Clinton, Obama tied   UPI / 11:24AM
    WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- A poll released Tuesday showed Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Sen. Hillary Clinton. D-N.Y., pretty much tied for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Report: Scheider Selling Home to Joel   AP / 10:10AM
    SAGAPONACK, N.Y. (AP) -- Roy Scheider says he is selling his five-bedroom oceanfront home in the Hamptons to Billy Joel for a price "close" to $18.75 million.
  • Monday, June 4

  • Authorities eye Catskills commune   UPI / 12:40PM
    KINGSTON, N.Y., June 4 (UPI) -- Authorities have their eye on a Muslim commune in New York's Catskill Mountains where neighbors say residents are undergoing military-style training.
  • Saturday, June 2

  • 1878 Buffalo Bill Billboard Restored   AP / 4:30AM
    JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- An 1878 billboard promoting a "Buffalo Bill" Cody stage show has been restored, five years after it was discovered beneath the crumbling brick facade of a former hotel.
  • Inflammation may help Alzheimer's patients   UPI / 1:12AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 1 (UPI) -- Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York say brain inflammation may be good for Alzheimer's patients.
  • Friday, June 1

  • N.Y. Ends Ticket Scalping Caps   AP / 3:10PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Open your wallets, Yankees fans. New York scalpers can now legally sell tickets to the highest bidder without fear of getting pinched.
  • Jumper forces bridge closing   UPI / 1:20PM
    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., June 1 (UPI) -- New York authorities closed the George Washington Bridge Friday when a man climbed the northern cables and headed toward the New Jersey tower.
  • Home lead test kits may not be precise   UPI / 10:01AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 1 (UPI) -- The quick, inexpensive home lead-testing kits used to detect lead-laced dust are prone to high error rates, found a U.S. study.
  • Wednesday, May 30

  • IBM cuts 1,753 jobs in operations overhaul   UPI / 6:20PM
    ARMONK, N.Y., May 30 (UPI) -- IBM Corp. said Wednesday it cut 1,753 jobs, mostly in its U.S. technology-services unit, as part of a continuing operations overhaul.
  • School Bus, Dump Truck Collide   AP / 5:00PM
    BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) -- A small school bus carrying 14 people rear-ended a dump truck Wednesday, seriously injuring the bus driver and two passengers, state police said.
  • Study posits new Alzheimer's hypothesis   UPI / 2:54PM
    TROY, N.Y., May 30 (UPI) -- U.S. medical researchers offered a new hypothesis that might be a key to preventing the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Tuesday, May 29

  • New York Prison Creates Dementia Unit   AP / 12:20PM
    FISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) -- In the day room, white-haired men in robes watch "The Price is Right." Out on the balcony, another looks through bars as he fidgets from side to side.
  • Book: Clinton didn't read 2002 Iraq report   UPI / 11:10AM
    WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is among several presidential candidates who didn't read a 2002 intelligence report on Iraq before voting for war.
  • N.Y. Steer's 6-Week Romp Ends in Capture   AP / 9:00AM
    MATTITUCK, N.Y. (AP) -- An escaped steer's six-week romp through back yards, roadways and beaches ended when he was finally cornered and returned to his owner, authorities said.
  • Monday, May 28

  • Do Trees Make It OK to Drive an SUV?   AP / 1:50AM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- If you plant some trees, is it OK to drive an Escalade? The question isn't as silly as it sounds. People worried about global warming increasingly are trying to "offset" the carbon dioxide -- the leading greenhouse gas -- they spew into the atmosphere when they drive, fly or flick on a light. One idea popular with the eco-conscious is to have trees planted for them. You get to keep driving and flying, but those trees are supposed to suck in your trail of carbon.
  • Wall St. Boom Stirs Hamptons Home Sales   AP / 1:10AM
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- Forget window shopping the photos of million-dollar manses in the real estate shops on Southampton's Main Street. If you really want to know how the housing market in the Hamptons is faring as summer beckons, Steven Gaines suggests an unusual yardstick.
  • Sunday, May 27

  • Do Trees Make It OK to Drive an SUV?   AP / 5:30PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- If you plant some trees, is it OK to drive an Escalade?
  • Saturday, May 26

  • Cheney: Enemy has 'gathered' in Iraq   UPI / 10:03PM
    WEST POINT, N.Y., May 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney Saturday said the United States is fighting in Iraq because that is where America's enemies "have gathered."
  • Cheney salutes West Point graduating class   UPI / 3:00PM
    WEST POINT, N.Y., May 26 (UPI) -- Vice President Dick Cheney Saturday assured graduating U.S. Army cadets they would have the resources needed to carry out the war in Iraq.
  • Gene therapy may stop arthritis pain   UPI / 12:41AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 25 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say a new gene therapy may eliminate arthritis pain and reduce long-term joint damage.
  • Friday, May 25

  • Yoga, children help Brinkley   UPI / 7:50PM
    BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y., May 25 (UPI) -- Focusing on her children and yoga have helped Christie Brinkley smooth over life's rougher patches, she said in an interview in her New York home.
  • Books show 'dark side' of Hillary Clinton   UPI / 7:30PM
    WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- Two new books about Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., give a sometimes unflattering portrait of the presidential candidate and former first lady.
  • Moderate alcohol lowers women's heart risk   UPI / 4:10PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., May 25 (UPI) -- Women who regularly have an alcoholic drink or two have a lower risk of having a non-fatal heart attack than lifetime abstainers, says a U.S. study.
  • HIV testing may be required in rape cases   UPI / 2:10PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., May 25 (UPI) -- New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has decided to back a bill that would require HIV testing for suspects in rape cases.
  • Bribery Claimed in NY Slave Labor Case   AP / 11:01AM
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- The mother of a woman accused of keeping two Indonesian women as slaves tried to bribe a victim's relative to make the case go away, prosecutors said.
  • N.Y. drivers rank worst in nation   UPI / 12:01AM
    ST. LOUIS, May 24 (UPI) -- New York drivers are among the worst in the country, a new survey found.
  • Thursday, May 24

  • $103 million property buy breaks record   UPI / 4:30PM
    NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- The sale of a waterfront property in East Hampton, N.Y., for $103 million broke the price record for a residential property transaction.
  • Scientists explain circadian clock process   UPI / 1:12PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered the biological process involved in circadian clocks, which regulate biological functions in nearly all higher organisms.
  • Scientists study animal 'fingerprints'   UPI / 1:02PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists and criminal justice investigators have developed a technique designed to more accurately track and conduct a census of some animals.
  • Wealthy N.Y. Couple Charged With Slavery   AP / 8:20AM
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- A millionaire couple accused of keeping two Indonesian women as slaves in their luxurious Long Island home and abusing them for years have been indicted on federal slavery charges.
  • Wednesday, May 23

  • Wealthy NY Couple Charged With Slavery   AP / 8:51PM
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - A millionaire couple accused of keeping two Indonesian women as slaves in their luxurious Long Island home and abusing them for years have been indicted on federal slavery charges.
  • Tuesday, May 22

  • Cone-shaped contacts help keratoconic eyes   UPI / 9:00AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 22 (UPI) -- Custom-designed contacts can improve vision for those with keratoconic eyes and give hope of non-surgical treatment for corneal transplants, says a U.S. study.
  • Monday, May 21

  • Man Accused of Starving Cocker Spaniel   AP / 8:40PM
    SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) -- A man was accused of starving his 3-year-old cocker spaniel nearly to death and then taking the dog to an animal shelter and saying it wasn't his.
  • Trees Lost in N.Y. Storm Find New Life   AP / 8:03PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Trees that were bent and broken by a record snowstorm have been coming down by the hundreds this spring as work crews finish what Mother Nature started.
  • Arthritis drug may help premature babies   UPI / 10:40AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say evidence suggests cox-2 inhibitor celecoxib -- an arthritis pain reliever -- might cut brain damage risk in premature babies.
  • Saturday, May 19

  • Long Island Diocese Loses Abuse Lawsuit   AP / 3:40AM
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- Several civil lawsuits have arisen from allegations of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church, but few have gone to trial. Most were settled out of court.
  • Friday, May 18

  • Virus killing Great Lakes fish   UPI / 6:50PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., May 18 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say a deadly fish virus is reaching epidemic proportions in the Great Lakes.
  • Communications Faulted in NY Manhunt   AP / 1:00PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Unclear instructions and radio problems hindered the massive manhunt for a fugitive who killed one trooper and wounded two others before his recapture, according to a state police review issued Friday.
  • Thursday, May 17

  • NY Senecas Vote to Charge Toll on Cars   AP / 8:20PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- You want to tax us? We'll tax you back.
  • 7 Accused of Plundering Corpses in NY   AP / 4:50PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Three funeral home directors and four former employees of a biomedical supply company secretly removed skin, bone and other body parts from dozens of corpses awaiting cremation at Rochester funeral homes, prosecutors said Thursday.
  • Storm Leaves Outages, Mess in NYC Area   AP / 3:30PM
    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) -- Powerful thunderstorms knocked out power, delayed trains and left neighborhoods in three states littered with tree branches. Several schools in New York City's northern suburbs were closed Thursday because of the damage.
  • Breast cancer-causing genes identified   UPI / 11:15AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., May 17 (UPI) -- U.S. cancer epidemiologists have identified specific genes they say might cause cancer when exposed to a process called DNA promoter hypermethylation.
  • N.Y. Attorney General Sues Dell   AP / 8:10AM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday accused Dell Inc. and its financial services affiliate of "bait and switch" advertising and failing to deliver on promised customer service.
  • Wednesday, May 16

  • Dell sued for 'bait and switch' financing   UPI / 7:31PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., May 16 (UPI) -- New York's attorney general Wednesday accused No. 2 personal-computer maker Dell Inc. of using "bait and switch" customer-financing tactics to drive sales.
  • Warburg Pincus to Buy Bausch & Lomb   AP / 7:10PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Bausch & Lomb Inc., struggling to recover from the global recall of a contact lens cleaner blamed for severe eye infections, agreed to a $3.67 billion buyout by Warburg Pincus, though Wall Street seemed to see potential for a higher price tag.
  • Man Pleads Guilty to 3 N.Y. Murders   AP / 2:50PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A man prosecutors suspect of preying on more than a dozen women as the "Bike Path Rapist" pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering three women since 1990, including two whose bodies were found on bike paths.
  • Equity firm agrees to buy Bausch & Lomb   UPI / 10:04AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 16 (UPI) -- U.S. eye-health company Bausch & Lomb Inc. said Wednesday it agreed to be sold to private-equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC for about $3.67 billion.
  • 2 Face Forced Labor Charges in N.Y.   AP / 7:30AM
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A millionaire couple were arrested on federal charges that they kept two Indonesian women as slaves in their swank Long Island home for more than five years, beating and abusing them and paying them almost nothing.
  • Tuesday, May 15

  • Missing Soldiers From Fort Drum   AP / 9:31PM
    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) -- The seven American victims of a weekend ambush in Iraq were members of the storied 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Army officials in Iraq said Tuesday.
  • N.Y. woman alleges cancer prompted firing   UPI / 7:11PM
    NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) -- A woman in Smithtown, N.Y., alleged that her employer fired her after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and began undergoing medical treatment.
  • IBM Loses Retirees' Personal Info   AP / 5:10PM
    ARMONK, N.Y. - IBM Corp., one of the world's leading providers of encryption and other data-management technologies, is in the uncomfortable position of trying to solve its own mystery involving missing computer tapes with sensitive information about employees and records of customer transactions.
  • Monday, May 14

  • Scientists search for cause of bee deaths   UPI / 10:30AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., May 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist says parasites, pathogens and pesticides are all possible suspects in the recent staggering decline in the number of the world's honeybees.
  • Thompson run could cost N.Y. actors   UPI / 7:40AM
    NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- NBC may have to pull "Law & Order" re-runs if actor-politician Fred Thompson runs for president, and that could cost some New York actors some money.
  • Friday, May 11

  • Kodak's Faraci Gets 15 Percent Pay Hike   AP / 11:40AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Eastman Kodak Co. is boosting Philip Faraci's annual salary by 15 percent to $600,000 from $520,000 to reflect his extra role focused on reducing the photography company's administrative costs.
  • License Bid for Nuclear Site Causes Stir   AP / 12:40AM
    BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) -- On a recent day at the Indian Point nuclear power station, a truck-sized transformer, destroyed by fire, sat discarded on the edge of the property. Nearby, a young scientist headed for the Hudson River with dye-detection equipment to search for the source of a leak of radioactive isotopes. And in another part of the facility, separate computers were devoted to two problem-plagued emergency siren systems.
  • Thursday, May 10

  • Molecule destroys, protects varying bones   UPI / 5:34PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., May 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. study has found an immune system component that causes bone destruction and inflammation in autoimmune diseases also protects oral cavity bones.
  • Scientists work to build a better bridge   UPI / 10:14AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., May 10 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists are designing bridges that "dance" during earthquakes, making the structures the safest and least expensive to build, retrofit and repair.
  • Wednesday, May 9

  • Sematech moving to N.Y. from Texas   UPI / 11:30PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., May 9 (UPI) -- The computer chip consortium that helped transform Austin, Texas, into a major computer research center will move to Albany, N.Y., officials said Wednesday.
  • N.Y. Post to return to 25 cents   UPI / 10:51PM
    NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- Rupert Murdoch's New York Post will reverse its price hike to 50 cents and return to selling for a quarter, the newspaper said Wednesday.
  • Jail Hiring Muslim Chaplain After Uproar   AP / 9:40AM
    NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- The county jail where a Christian minister handed out anti-Islamic cartoons announced it will hire an imam for its Muslim inmates.
  • Tuesday, May 8

  • Shooting in NY Courtroom; No Injuries   AP / 9:51PM
    SUFFERN, N.Y. (AP) -- A man who had been acquitted of charges he groped a woman fired a sawed-off rifle at her during a court hearing over attorney's fees, authorities said. No one was injured but the shot narrowly missed the judge's head.
  • Amazon, IBM settle patent lawsuits   UPI / 5:50PM
    ARMONK, N.Y., May 8 (UPI) -- U.S. computer giant IBM Corp. said Tuesday it had agreed to accept an undisclosed sum to settle all patent lawsuits between it and Amazon.com Inc.
  • N.Y. to Move State Primary From Sept. 11   AP / 2:40PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York lawmakers plan to shift this year's state primary to a week after Sept. 11 to avoid distracting from ceremonies marking the terrorist attacks six years earlier.
  • Poll: Tax hike to aid uninsured rejected   UPI / 2:11PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 8 (UPI) -- Nearly three-quarters of Americans in a new survey said they are not willing to pay higher taxes to cover more people under Medicare or Medicaid.
  • Giuliani, Clinton leading in U.S. poll   UPI / 8:24AM
    ATLANTA, May 8 (UPI) -- A CNN poll on presidential candidates for 2008 shows Rudolph Giuliani leading the Republican pack, while Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is ahead of her rivals.
  • Monday, May 7

  • Custom-made taxis first since Checker   UPI / 6:20PM
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., May 7 (UPI) -- A contract manufacturer is building the first custom-made taxis for U.S. cities since the classic Checker cabs went out in 1982, the manufacturer says.
  • Rover finds evidence of Mars volcano   UPI / 2:50PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., May 7 (UPI) -- NASA's Mars exploration rover Spirit has discovered evidence of an ancient volcanic explosion on the Red Planet.
  • Sunday, May 6

  • Review: 'Tristan Project' Comes to N.Y.   AP / 3:10PM
    NEW YORK - Images of fire, floods and even naked bodies flash on a giant video screen above the stage as the concert hall fills with the sounds of Richard Wagner's doomed lovers playing out their tragic story.
  • Viola's 'Tristan Project' Comes to N.Y.   AP / 2:50PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Images of fire, floods and even naked bodies flash on a giant video screen above the stage as the concert hall fills with the sounds of Richard Wagner's doomed lovers playing out their tragic story.
  • Lisa Lampanelli boycotted by deaf crowd   UPI / 1:10PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 6 (UPI) -- Comedian Lisa Lampanelli, the self proclaimed "Lovable Queen of Mean," was boycotted by deaf people in New York after she joked about their disability.
  • Saturday, May 5

  • Two Students Missing After Boats Capsize   AP / 3:20PM
    PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. (AP) -- Search teams probed the chilly water of a lake in the Adirondacks on Saturday for two college students missing after two canoes and a power boat capsized.
  • College student arrested in Clinton threat   UPI / 8:10AM
    BATON ROUGE, La., May 5 (UPI) -- A Louisiana State University student was jailed for allegedly threatening to kill Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.
  • Friday, May 4

  • Kodak Shares Sink on Quarterly Loss   AP / 5:20PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Eastman Kodak Co. posted a smaller first-quarter loss Friday -- its ninth quarterly deficit in the last 2 1/2 years -- as it applies the final cost-cutting touches to a drastic digital makeover. The results still missed Wall Street expectations and its shares dipped nearly 5 percent.
  • Survey: Most favor birth-control coverage   UPI / 5:10PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 4 (UPI) -- Most U.S. adults favor birth control, in-vitro fertilization, erectile-dysfunction drugs and weight-loss programs paid via health insurance, finds a survey.
  • New breast cancer-fighting molecule ID'd   UPI / 3:01PM
    CLINTON, N.Y., May 4 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said Friday they have identified a new molecule with the potential to treat breast cancer.
  • Eastman Kodak Reports 1Q Loss of $153M   AP / 8:10AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Eastman Kodak Co. reported a narrower loss for its first quarter on Friday, its ninth deficit in the last 10 quarters as it applies some final touches to a drastic digital makeover.
  • Thursday, May 3

  • Surgery Ends Tot's Laughing Seizures   AP / 5:30PM
    NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Doctors probed deep into the center of a 3-year-old girl's brain to save her from her own laughter.
  • Diseases caused by fetal toxicity studied   UPI / 12:40PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have determined later-life diseases resulting from fetal and infant toxicity have common immune patterns.
  • Wednesday, May 2

  • Cablevision agrees to Dolan buyout   UPI / 11:40AM
    BETHPAGE, N.Y., May 2 (UPI) -- No. 5 U.S. cable provider Cablevision Systems Corp. agreed to be taken private by the founding Dolan family for $10.6 billion, the company said Wednesday.
  • Man Jumps Off Bridge After Police Chase   AP / 11:00AM
    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- A driver being chased by police jumped off a 140-foot-high bridge and was rescued from the Hudson River, police said. The man was in critical condition Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, May 1

  • DeVito gets business from drinking liqueur   UPI / 9:30PM
    NRE YORK, N.Y., May 1 (UPI) -- Actor Danny DeVito received so much press over his drinking exploits involving the liqueur limoncello last year in New York he decided to cash in.
  • Cablevision said near deal to go private   UPI / 9:11PM
    BETHPAGE, N.Y., May 1 (UPI) -- Cablevision Systems Corp. is near a deal to sell the U.S. company to the founding Dolan family for $10.5 billion, a published report said Tuesday.
  • Miss America to Testify in Sex Sting   AP / 7:11PM
    HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) -- An undercover sex sting that used Miss America as bait appeared to be in trouble until the beauty queen said Tuesday she changed her mind and agreed to testify against the men she helped arrest.
  • Plant enzymes may help ethanol production   UPI / 1:01PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., May 1 (UPI) -- A U.S. study has identified new plant enzymes that might lead to more efficient and less costly ethanol production from cellulose.
  • Monday, April 30

  • N.Y. Transit Authority sued for negligence   UPI / 9:20PM
    NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- A man who survived a power saw attack in the New York subway has forgiven his assailant, but is suing the city Transit Authority for letting it happen.
  • PepsiCo going all renewable energy   UPI / 3:31PM
    PURCHASE, N.Y., April 30 (UPI) -- PepsiCo announced the largest purchase of renewable energy certificates ever Monday, matching electricity used by all U.S. company facilities.
  • Saturday, April 28

  • Clinton promises to end Iraq war   UPI / 9:33PM
    SAN DIEGO, April 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., kicked off the California Democratic Party convention Saturday, promising to end the Iraq war if she is elected president.
  • Friday, April 27

  • Friendly Fire Likely Killed N.Y. Trooper   AP / 8:10PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Friendly fire apparently killed a New York state trooper in a gunfight that erupted as he searched a farmhouse for a suspect in the shooting of a colleague, officials said Friday.
  • Friendly Fire Likely Killed N.Y. Trooper   AP / 5:11PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Friendly fire apparently killed a New York state trooper as he searched a farmhouse for a suspect in the shooting of a colleague, officials said Friday.
  • 11 Soldiers Arrested in Home Invasion   AP / 1:30PM
    WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Eleven Fort Drum soldiers burst into a fellow soldier's home and attacked him and his wife, kicking him repeatedly and punching her in the face, authorities said Friday.
  • Thursday, April 26

  • Scientists patent 'spintronic' technology   UPI / 2:51PM
    UPTON, N.Y., April 26 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have devised a way to make electronic devices based on a property of electrons called "spin," rather than just their electric charge.
  • Obama catching up to Clinton in poll   UPI / 10:50AM
    COLUMBIA, S.C., April 26 (UPI) -- A U.S. poll showed that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., had gained on Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., as Democratic presidential hopefuls prepared for a debate.
  • IBM Adds Video-Game Chips to Mainframes   AP / 7:50AM
    ARMONK, N.Y. - The powerful "Cell" microprocessor that fuels Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 video game console will be available in IBM mainframe computers so those high-performance machines can run complex online games and virtual worlds.
  • Body Found in Burned Home After Manhunt   AP / 12:30AM
    MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. - Authorities recovered a body Wednesday night from the shell of a house that burst into flames just as police were storming in during a hunt for a man suspected of shooting three state troopers, one fatally.
  • Wednesday, April 25

  • Body Found in Home After Trooper's Death   AP / 9:50PM
    MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. - Authorities recovered a body Wednesday night from the shell of a house destroyed by fire after police raided it in search of a man suspected of shooting three New York state troopers, one fatally.
  • Home Ignites During N.Y. Manhunt   AP / 9:10PM
    MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. - A farm house that authorities had surrounded in a search for a man suspected of killing a state trooper went up in flames Wednesday, shortly after a SWAT team tried to enter.
  • N.Y. Trooper Killed Chasing Suspect   AP / 5:40PM
    MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Heavily armored police hunting for a suspect in the shooting death of a state trooper and the wounding of two others surrounded a farm house Wednesday in the Catskill Mountains.
  • Tuesday, April 24

  • Many stop drug after adverse reaction   UPI / 7:10PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 24 (UPI) -- Ninety-four percent of U.S. adults who have had an adverse reaction to a prescription drug say they stopped taking a medication, a survey found.
  • Obese more likely to file workers' comp   UPI / 6:50PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., April 24 (UPI) -- Obese people appear more likely to file workers' compensation claims for injuries on the job, says a study by Duke University Medical Center, in Durham, N.C.
  • Sunday, April 22

  • Columnist Chronicles Life With Cancer   AP / 3:23PM
    And, if she somehow winds up in hell, she wants to meet the guy "who invented the tape that keeps your IV in place. I will proceed to wrap him in it, like a mummy, and then peel it off. Slowly.
  • Friday, April 20

  • Family stress has long-term impact on kids   UPI / 11:40PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., April 20 (UPI) -- A study from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., says family turmoil and violence causes stress-induced physical problems in adolescents.
  • U.S. organic milk supply set to surge   UPI / 8:40PM
    LA FARGEVILLE, N.Y., April 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. organic milk supply is set to surge as hundreds of dairy farmers nationwide "go organic" before stricter conversion rules go into effect.
  • Consumers say drug ads have influence   UPI / 3:31PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 20 (UPI) -- Fifty-one percent of U.S. adults say direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs encourages them to ask questions of their physicians.
  • Fundraisers fleeing Clinton camp   UPI / 8:40AM
    WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Democratic campaign strategists say an increasing number of fundraisers are lending their services to presidential rivals of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.
  • Thursday, April 19

  • Colleges Settle in Student Loan Probe   AP / 6:50PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo intends to sue Drexel University in his investigation of student loan arrangements that resulted in more settlements Thursday with colleges in Rhode Island and New York.
  • Many women have UTIs, but know little   UPI / 4:31PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 19 (UPI) -- Fifty-eight percent of U.S. women have suffered a urinary tract infection at least once, but many know little about UTIs, a survey found.
  • Nine Inch Nails so much more than music   UPI / 2:52PM
    CLEVELAND, N.Y., April 19 (UPI) -- "Year Zero," the new album by Nine Inch Nails, reached stores this week but fans have played the U.S. group's alternate-reality game for months.
  • Little pain in no-needle vasectomy   UPI / 12:10PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., April 19 (UPI) -- A new no-needle vasectomy creates little pain for the patient, according to a New York study.
  • Rip Torn gets license ripped for 90 days   UPI / 12:20AM
    NORTH SALEM, N.Y., April 18 (UPI) -- American actor Rip Torn has given up his license to drive for 90 days after pleading guilty in a New York court to driving while impaired.
  • Wednesday, April 18

  • Mystery of fossilized trees is solved   UPI / 2:30PM
    NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- A U.S.-Welsh research team has found evidence of one of Earth's earliest forests -- fossilized stumps of 385-million-year-old trees in Gilboa, N.Y.
  • Tuesday, April 17

  • Rip Torn Pleads Guilty in Driving Case   AP / 5:20PM
    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. (AP) -- Rip Torn, who beat drunken-driving charges three years ago, has decided not to fight this time.
  • Study: Selenium may fight prostate cancer   UPI / 1:20PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests selenium might offer an intervention strategy for the treatment of prostate cancer.
  • Monday, April 16

  • Record Storm Pummels East Coast   AP / 9:52PM
    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) -- A menacing spring storm punished the Northeast for a second straight day Monday, dumping more than 8 inches of rain on Central Park and sending refrigerators and pickup trucks floating down rivers in one of the region's worst storms in recent memory.
  • Exhaled breaths may be used to detect cancer   UPI / 5:30PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., April 16 (UPI) -- Exhaled breaths might indicate whether or not a patient is at risk for lung cancer, according to researchers at the New York state department of health.
  • Cuomo Settles With Student Lender   AP / 4:40PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A third lending company agreed to a multimillion dollar settlement in an expanding probe of the student loan industry, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Monday, as he announced that 13 additional lenders have been hit with subpoenas or letters from his office.
  • Scientists create uniquely small pipette   UPI / 8:53AM
    UPTON, N.Y., April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. government scientists reported creating a pipette that dispenses zeptoliter droplets -- a million-trillionth of a liter.
  • Sunday, April 15

  • Obama out-raised Clinton in first quarter   UPI / 10:13PM
    WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., out-raised that of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., in the first quarter of 2007, campaign reports show.
  • Storm Cancels Flights, Threatens Floods   AP / 3:30PM
    NEW YORK - A powerful nor'easter pounded the East with wind and pouring rain Sunday, grounding airlines and threatening to create some of the worst coastal flooding in 14 years.
  • Saturday, April 14

  • Global Warming Protests Begin Saturday   AP / 9:20PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans worried about climate change gathered Saturday on ski slopes and in cities for a nationwide day of demonstrations aimed at drawing attention to global warming.
  • Isles' DiPietro Says He's Ready to Go   AP / 4:12PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - New York Islanders coach Ted Nolan all but confirmed that Rick DiPietro would be in goal for the Islanders in Game 2 of their playoff series against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
  • N.Y. company accuses founder of fraud   UPI / 8:51AM
    NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- The board of Computer Associates of New York is accusing its founder and former chairman of massive accounting fraud.
  • Woman Rescued From Garbage Pile in Home   AP / 5:30AM
    WOODMERE, N.Y. (AP) -- An elderly woman was rescued after being found buried beneath a pile of debris, garbage and animal feces in a home, authorities said. An elderly man was found dead.
  • Friday, April 13

  • Survey: Retail health clinics more popular   UPI / 8:53PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 13 (UPI) -- One in 20 U.S. households -- more than 550,000 -- have visited a retail-based clinic for healthcare needs such as vaccine, a U.S. survey found.
  • Ex-Phish singer reaches deal in drug case   UPI / 8:33PM
    WHITEHALL, N.Y., April 13 (UPI) -- Former Phish frontman Trey Anastasio pleaded guilty Friday to a felony drug charge stemming from a Dec. 15 traffic arrest in Whitehall, N.Y., officials said.
  • Anastasio Pleads Guilty in Drug Case   AP / 12:12PM
    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. - Trey Anastasio pleaded guilty Friday to a felony drug charge, avoiding jail time in a plea agreement that drops more serious charges and orders him into a drug court program.
  • Thursday, April 12

  • 'Lonely Hearts' traces murderous route   UPI / 6:13PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y., April 12 (UPI) -- The movie "Lonely Hearts" is personal for director Todd Robinson, grandson of the Nassau County, N.Y., detective who investigated a "lonely heart" death case.
  • Pelosi: Syria trip dialogue not policy   UPI / 2:32PM
    NEWYORK, N.Y., April 12 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she was not trying to usurp the president's power by conducting foreign policy with Syria.
  • Clinton: attacks are flattering   UPI / 11:01AM
    FORT DRUM, N.Y., April 12 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Clinton doesn't take campaign attacks personally, she told USA Today during an interview at Fort Drum, N.Y.
  • Wednesday, April 11

  • Scientists create virus size 'nanolamps'   UPI / 4:20PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have produced microscopic "nanolamps" -- light-emitting nanofibers about the size of a virus or the tiniest of bacteria.
  • Actor Rip Torn to Take DWI Case to Trial   AP / 3:12PM
    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Rip Torn wants a nonjury trial on a
  • Gene mutation causes infertility in mice   UPI / 9:40AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered a gene mutation that causes infertility in male mice, giving promise of a similar discovery in infertile men.
  • Tuesday, April 10

  • Book-of-the-Month Club sold by Time Inc.   UPI / 8:53PM
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y., April 10 (UPI) -- Germany's Bertelsmann AG said Tuesday it bought Time Inc.'s interest in Bookspan, their joint venture that includes the Book-of-the-Month Club.
  • MasterCard Converts Banks' Shares Early   AP / 7:10PM
    PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) -- MasterCard Inc. announced plans Tuesday to allow the U.S. banks that once controlled the nation's second-largest credit card brand the option to unwind their stakes earlier than scheduled.
  • Monday, April 9

  • Hockey in romance books scores   UPI / 4:40PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., April 9 (UPI) -- Check this: Fans across North America are getting revved up not just for the Stanley Cup but also a crop of romance novels with hockey as a backdrop.
  • Lyme disease vaccine proteins are patented   UPI / 2:32PM
    UPTON, N.Y., April 9 (UPI) -- U.S. government scientists received a patent for developing combination proteins for possible use against Lyme disease.
  • Excessive perspiration treatment available   UPI / 2:32PM
    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y., April 9 (UPI) -- People suffering from excessive perspiration often fail to mention it to healthcare providers, fearing embarrassment, and therefore are unaware of treatment.
  • Zeroing Out Carbon Emission in Woodstock   AP / 7:10AM
    WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (AP) -- Michael Esposito rides his bike all the time -- from cold nights when leaving his old job at a natural food store to warm days while passing shops selling yoga clothes and soy drinks.
  • Sunday, April 8

  • 'B.C.' Cartoonist Johnny Hart Dies at 76   AP / 10:13PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Cartoonist Johnny Hart, whose award-winning "B.C." comic strip appeared in more than 1,300 newspapers worldwide, has died. He was 76.
  • Saturday, April 7

  • Former Fugitive Tells of Life on the Run   AP / 5:30AM
    DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) -- A man who escaped from jail and eluded authorities for more than five months said he disguised himself as a state trooper and spoke with a real trooper during his time on the run, a newspaper reported.
  • Friday, April 6

  • Family dinner may be undone by TV   UPI / 6:31PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., April 6 (UPI) -- Low-income New York families with pre-school children eat better eating as a family, but positive effects may be undone by watching TV while eating.
  • N.Y. Sextuplets Celebrate Turning 10   AP / 8:27AM
    STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) -- Back in 1997, the six Boniello babies set a U.S. record for the longest sextuplet pregnancy -- 29 weeks and one day. Each weighed barely 2 pounds.
  • Thursday, April 5

  • Constellation Brands' 4Q Profit Climbs   AP / 3:10PM
    FAIRPORT, N.Y. - Constellation Brands Inc., the world's largest wine maker, said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit grew 26 percent, as strong wine sales helped offset heightened competition in Britain and a drop in sales of imported beer.
  • N.Y. venue possible for 'Live Earth' event   UPI / 2:16PM
    NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- With staging of one of Al Gore's "Live Earth" concerts in the nation's capital apparently falling through, New York has offered three possible venues.
  • N.Y. health officials back circumcision   UPI / 12:50PM
    NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- New York health officials say they plan to endorse circumcision for men with high risks of contracting AIDS.
  • New Earth magnetic field study completed   UPI / 9:40AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 5 (UPI) -- U.S. geophysicists have determined the Earth's magnetic field was nearly as strong 3.2 billion years ago as it is currently.
  • Wednesday, April 4

  • 16 U.S. Northeast malls may be for sale   UPI / 7:11PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 4 (UPI) -- A shopping-mall developer may sell 16 super-regional and regional malls in New York and Massachusetts, published reports said Wednesday.
  • College Officials Owned Stock in Lenders   AP / 6:31PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office is investigating stock grants from student loan companies to financial aid officers at three major universities as part of a widening investigation into the $85 billion student loan industry.
  • Survey: Kids addicted to video games   UPI / 6:20PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 4 (UPI) -- Almost 9 percent of child gamers are pathologically or clinically "addicted" to playing video games, according to a U.S. survey.
  • College Officials Owned Stock in Lenders   AP / 6:20PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office is investigating stock grants from student loan companies to financial aid officers at three major universities as part of a widening investigation into the $85 billion student loan industry.
  • Clinton support falls in N.H. poll   UPI / 12:40PM
    MANCHESTER, N.H., April 4 (UPI) -- A poll of New Hampshire Democrats shows a shift in support from Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., in favor of former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards for president.
  • Tuesday, April 3

  • Body fluid chemical measuring is improved   UPI / 1:16PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have developed a technique in which multiple chemicals in body fluids can be identified and measured in less than 60 seconds.
  • Brightest fluorescent particles created   UPI / 12:20PM
    POTSDAM, N.Y., April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have discovered a method of making the brightest synthesized fluorescent silica particles ever created.
  • Monday, April 2

  • Fire Destroys Ultra-Orthodox Synagogue   AP / 6:00PM
    MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) -- A synagogue of ultra-Orthodox Jews was destroyed by fire on the eve of Passover, raising suspicions Monday that the blaze was deliberately set to target members who participated in an Iranian-led conference on the denial of the Holocaust.
  • Judge: District Can't Ban Student Speech   AP / 5:20PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - A school district violated a fourth-grader's constitutional rights to free speech and equal protection by refusing to allow her to distribute "personal statement" fliers carrying a religious message, a federal judge has ruled.
  • Chimes touted as noise pollution antidote   UPI / 4:50PM
    SHOKAN, N.Y., April 2 (UPI) -- A market-leading U.S. wind chime company has begun marketing its products as an antidote to noise pollution.
  • Scientists study nanobubbles   UPI / 11:40AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists studying nanobubbles forming in boiling water say their findings may affect technologies as diverse as inkjet printers and cancer therapies.
  • Suspicious Fire Destroys N.Y. Synagogue   AP / 11:17AM
    NEW YORK - Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed the synagogue of an anti-Zionist Jewish group that had been heavily criticized for attending a conference in Iran last year where participants debated the Holocaust.
  • Pet Owners Likely to Get Little in Suits   AP / 8:40AM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Pet owners might fare better if they join forces in a class action suit against pet food-maker Menu Foods over the death of a dog or cat, legal experts say.
  • Clinton sets campaign fundraising record   UPI / 8:22AM
    NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- Staff members of U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., said her presidential campaign raised a record-setting $26 million in the first three months of the year.
  • Fire Razes Anti-Zionist N.Y. Synagogue   AP / 2:40AM
    MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) -- A fire destroyed the synagogue and residence of a senior rabbi of an anti-Zionist, ultra-Orthodox Jewish group whose members attended an Iran-sponsored conference late last year that debated the occurrence of the Holocaust.
  • Sunday, April 1

  • Pet Owners Likely to Get Little in Suits   AP / 4:11PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Pet owners are not likely to get much compensation if they individually sue pet food-maker Menu Foods over the death of a dog or cat, although they might fare better if they joined forces in a class action suit, legal experts say.
  • New York's Astroland park near its end   UPI / 3:51PM
    NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- Astroland Park on Coney Island, N.Y., has opened for its last season of fun after nearly 50 years of providing thrills to both children and adults.
  • Pet Owners Likely to Get Little in Suits   AP / 2:41PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Pet owners are not likely to get much compensation if they individually sue pet food-maker Menu Foods over the death of a dog or cat, although they might fare better if they joined forces in a class action suit, legal experts say.
  • Saturday, March 31

  • Brooke Astor marks 105th birthday   UPI / 7:55PM
    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y., March 31 (UPI) -- The family feud over the care of New York philanthropist Brooke Astor apparently took some of the cheer out of her 105th birthday party.
  • Albany Honors Native Novelist Kennedy   AP / 4:50PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Back rooms and saloons where William Kennedy's characters prowled are stops on a trolley tour. The local orchestra is tuning up for a concerto based on his latest work. And residents around this city so intimately tied to the Pulitzer Prize winner's imagination are being asked to read "Legs," "Ironweed" or "Roscoe."
  • Reports: NY Settling Student Loan Cases   AP / 1:16PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. - New York state is offering colleges settlements in its investigation into student loan kickbacks if the schools promise to follow a code of conduct, according to published reports.
  • Friday, March 30

  • 'RoccerMom' Sentenced in Deadly Crash   AP / 1:41PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A woman who killed her daughter's 16-year-old friend in a crash while driving home drunk from a nightclub was sentenced Friday to at least 16 months in prison.
  • Thursday, March 29

  • Study says nanotubes keep cell phones cool   UPI / 11:30PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 29 (UPI) -- U.S. and Finnish researchers say carbon nanotubes may soon be used in cell phones and MP3 players to keep the devices from overheating.
  • Speedy N.Y. Divorce Needs Proof of Fault   AP / 3:36PM
    NEW YORK - Chana and Simon Taub can't stand each other. He claims she is a gold-digging liar. She claims he abused her. Things got so nasty during their divorce case that a court-ordered wall was put up in the feuding spouses' Brooklyn house to keep them apart.
  • Jury: Feuding N.Y. Couple Cannot Divorce   AP / 2:52PM
    NEW YORK - Feuding spouses who built a wall through their three-story row house because neither would give it up cannot divorce, a jury ruled.
  • Woman Defends Boyfriend in Hit Man Plot   AP / 4:05AM
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- A woman whose boyfriend is accused of trying to have her killed is testifying on his behalf and says she visits him despite a judge's order barring him from seeing her.
  • Wednesday, March 28

  • Guilty Plea in Wife's Suicide Plunge   AP / 7:23PM
    NEW CITY, N.Y. - A man accused of helping his wife commit suicide by allowing her to drive the family minivan off a 300-foot cliff with their children inside pleaded guilty Wednesday to child endangerment in a deal that will likely spare him prison.
  • Villagers oppose Martha's trademarking bid   UPI / 2:02PM
    KATONAH, N.Y., March 28 (UPI) -- Residents of Katonah, N.Y., plan to oppose a bid by domestic diva Martha Stewart to trademark the name for a line of furniture, paint and bedding.
  • Tuesday, March 27

  • Above normal U.S. temps raise drought fear   UPI / 3:30PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 27 (UPI) -- Temperatures remained above normal across much of the United States for the second week in a row as farmers get ready for another growing season.
  • 4 Police Officers Charged in Assault   AP / 2:56PM
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - The acting police chief and three officers in a small resort town on Fire Island were indicted Tuesday in the beating of a vacationer who had been picked up for littering.
  • New way found to read nanoscale vibrations   UPI / 11:20AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have developed a new method of reading nanomechanical oscillators -- tiny strips of vibrating silicon only a few hundred atoms thick.
  • N.Y. Lab Conducting More Pet Food Tests   AP / 10:12AM
    ALBANY, N.Y. - The laboratory that identified the poison believed to be responsible for the death of pets around the country has started testing individual components of the tainted pet food to determine which ingredient was contaminated, officials said Monday.
  • Clinton polishes military credentials   UPI / 8:12AM
    WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is building her military credentials as she seeks the Democratic Party nomination for president.
  • Monday, March 26

  • NY Lab Doing Further Pet Food Testing   AP / 10:20PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The laboratory that identified the poison believed to be responsible for the death of pets around the country has started testing individual components of the tainted pet food to determine which ingredient was contaminated, officials said Monday.
  • Bob Dylan tunes up in vaudeville theater   UPI / 7:15PM
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., March 26 (UPI) -- Music icon Bob Dylan stepped back in time as he rehearsed songs from "Modern Times" in a one-time vaudeville theater in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  • New IBM unit automates lender services   UPI / 6:05PM
    ARMONK, N.Y., March 26 (UPI) -- IBM Corp. of Armonk, N.Y., has formed a unit to help mortgage lenders automate loan fulfillment, the U.S. computer technology company said Monday.
  • Estrogen bone density pathway discovered   UPI / 1:23PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., March 26 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists have discovered a pathway by which estradiol, the primary estrogen in humans, aids in maintaining bone density.
  • Guilty Pleas in Fatal N.Y. Boat Accident   AP / 12:13PM
    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. - A cruise line and the captain of a boat that capsized on Lake George, killing 20 elderly tourists, pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge.
  • New York HMOs don't always test lungs   UPI / 11:33AM
    ALBANY, N.Y., March 26 (UPI) -- Most New York HMOs don't provide the basic test for treating chronic respiratory diseases, said a report from state regulators.
  • Clinton takes in $10 million last week   UPI / 10:13AM
    NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- The presidential campaign coffers for Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., have swollen by nearly $10 million in the last week, the New York Post reported Monday.
  • Colin Davis, 79, Leads N.Y. Philharmonic   AP / 12:51AM
    NEW YORK - The word that comes to mind when watching the white-maned, 79-year-old conductor Colin Davis is - youthful.
  • Saturday, March 24

  • N.Y. Man Gets 23 Years in Pimping Case   AP / 6:30AM
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A man who prosecutors said controlled a prostitution ring that operated in several U.S. cities was sentenced to more than 23 years in federal prison.
  • Friday, March 23

  • N.Y. prosecutor to sue student lender   UPI / 5:01PM
    NEW YORK, March 23 (UPI) -- New York's attorney general will charge in a lawsuit that a U.S. student lending company paid colleges and universities to steer borrowers its way for loans.
  • Library checking out contract with Netflix   UPI / 1:40PM
    NEW YORK, March 23 (UPI) -- Kafka and Kubrick could be virtual shelf mates if a deal between the Brooklyn, N.Y., Public Library and Netflix comes to pass.
  • Thursday, March 22

  • Former N.Y. Post Scribe Sues Billionaire   AP / 7:30PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- For months, former New York Post scribe Jared Paul Stern was at the center of unseemly accusations that he tried to shake down billionaire Ronald Burkle in exchange for good press in the newspaper's gossip pages.
  • Wednesday, March 21

  • New York Senate Endorses Feb. 5 Primary   AP / 3:01PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York legislature overwhelmingly approved a measure Wednesday to move the state's presidential primary up to Feb. 5, a move designed to help its favorite political son and daughter -- Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Rodham Clinton -- in the 2008 race.
  • N.Y. Lawmakers Endorse Super Tuesday   AP / 2:20PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's Republican-led Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation Wednesday to move the state's 2008 presidential primary from March 4 to Feb. 5, where it would join California and a host of other states for Super Tuesday.
  • Clinton a hit on YouTube   UPI / 10:41AM
    WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- A YouTube video attacking presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has been viewed 1.3 million times since its anonymous creator posted it.
  • Compound may fight Kennedy's disease   UPI / 10:41AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 21 (UPI) -- U.S. cancer scientists have discovered a compound that shows promise against a debilitating neurodegenerative condition known as Kennedy's disease.
  • Tuesday, March 20

  • Unusual sociability found in whip spiders   UPI / 4:13PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists studying two species of whip spiders, or amblypygids, have discovered sociability not expected in the aggressive species.
  • Monday, March 19

  • N.Y. Mineral Water Spa Mixed With Tap   AP / 7:30PM
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- The famed "natural mineral water" baths at Saratoga Spa State Park have been diluted with regular tap water for the past two decades, state officials confirmed Monday.
  • Minerals springs diluted by tap water   UPI / 6:10PM
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., March 19 (UPI) -- The famed spring water at Saratoga Spa State Park in New York is allegedly being mixed with common drinking water.
  • Virginia Gun Dealers Taunt N.Y. Mayor   AP / 2:00PM
    MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) -- Amid the Confederate flags, anti-Yankee bumper stickers and Civil War relics on display at Bob Moates Sport Shop, a counterattack against the North is under way.
  • Possible treatment for neuroblastoma found   UPI / 1:40PM
    STONY BROOK, N.Y., March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have determined the virus that causes polio might be useful in treating another childhood disease -- neuroblastoma.
  • N.Y. Standoff Ends With Father, Son Dead   AP / 10:50AM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A man wounded his wife and fatally shot his son in a feud over the son's marriage. He then held police at bay for nearly 30 hours before he was found dead inside the home, police and authorities said.
  • Roof of N.Y. Bowling Alley Collapses   AP / 12:50AM
    YORKTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- The roof of a popular bowling alley collapsed while several children's birthday parties were taking place inside, but no one was injured.
  • Sunday, March 18

  • Town wants zero carbon dioxide emissions   UPI / 8:00PM
    WOODSTOCK, N.Y., March 18 (UPI) -- Woodstock, N.Y., famous for the Woodstock music festival four decades ago, is planning to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to zero in the next decade.
  • US Airways Says Thousands Still Stuck   AP / 4:00PM
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Thousands of weary travelers faced a third day waiting to reach their destinations Sunday as US Airways struggled to recover from the ice and snow storm that paralyzed airports in the Northeast.
  • N.Y. Storm Strands Passengers in Planes   AP / 12:30AM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of passengers were stranded for hours overnight on airliners that couldn't take off from John F. Kennedy International Airport because of the ice and snow storm that pummeled the Northeast.
  • Friday, March 16

  • Some video games can improve vision   UPI / 6:30PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 16 (UPI) -- A University of Rochester study found playing action video games sharpens vision -- especially in those with amblyopia, known as "lazy eye."
  • Thursday, March 15

  • Iran's UN ambassador has nuke proposal   UPI / 5:21PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., March 15 (UPI) -- Iran's ambassador to the United Nations has proposed letting an international group, including the United States, own Iran's nuclear facilities.
  • Pediatric asthma treatments studied   UPI / 8:21AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 15 (UPI) -- A University of Rochester Medical Center survey suggests 20 percent of U.S. children with persistent asthma have an optimal level of control.
  • Wednesday, March 14

  • Hillary says some troops should stay put   UPI / 10:50PM
    WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., says she would keep a reduced but significant military force in Iraq if elected president.
  • Red wine may cut colon-cancer risk   UPI / 5:21PM
    STONY BROOK, N.Y., March 14 (UPI) -- Red wine, but not white wine, protected against colorectal cancer in a recent U.S. study.
  • Common chemical linked to belly fat in men   UPI / 5:02PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 14 (UPI) -- Phthalates, a chemical found in everyday products from plastics to soaps, is linked to abdominal obesity and insulin resistance in U.S. adult males.
  • Gillette Diary Donated to College   AP / 8:50AM
    CLINTON, N.Y. (AP) -- The diary of Chester Gillette, whose murder of his lover in 1906 became the basis for Theodore Dreiser's classic "An American Tragedy," has been donated to Hamilton College after being passed down for generations through his family.
  • Monday, March 12

  • The Band Drummer Helm Sues Over TV Ad   AP / 5:10PM
    WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (AP) -- Levon Helm, former drummer for The Band, is suing a Manhattan advertising firm over the use of the band's signature song, "The Weight," in a television commercial.
  • Train Tank Cars Explode in Upstate N.Y.   AP / 4:31PM
    ONEIDA, N.Y. (AP) -- A train carrying liquefied propane and other chemicals derailed Monday, touching off an explosion and fire that forced evacuations from this small, central New York state city.
  • Sunday, March 11

  • N.Y. Gov. Meets With Kin of Fire Victims   AP / 3:23PM
    NEW YORK - Relatives of the 10 people who died in last week's devastating Bronx fire met privately with Gov. Eliot Spitzer on Sunday.
  • Dole wants Walter Reed to remain open   UPI / 2:53PM
    WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. senator Bob Dole defended Walter Reed Hospital and predicted that Sen. Hilary Clinton, D-N.Y., would be the Democratic presidential nominee.
  • N.Y. drug addicts found living with corpse   UPI / 12:41PM
    NEW YORK, March 11 (UPI) -- A cleaning crew recently sent to a New York City crackhouse used by drug addicts discovered the years-old corpse of the former tenant, a report said.
  • Saturday, March 10

  • Fathers of N.Y. Fire Victims Reunited   AP / 7:11AM
    NEW YORK - As a father mourned the unimaginable - the loss of five of his children in a fire that also devastated another family that shared his home - a religious leader let him know that his pain was shared by many.
  • Friday, March 9

  • Cap firm first rejected Spike Lee campaign   UPI / 3:41PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., March 9 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Spike Lee's commercials for the U.S. hat company behind the custom-styled baseball-caps craze almost didn't happen, it was reported Friday.
  • Thursday, March 8

  • Scientist: 'Fabbers' may be home staples   UPI / 2:41PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. engineer said some day every home will have a machine, he calls a "Fab@Home," that can replicate objects from plans supplied by a computer.
  • Mosque Leaders Sentenced in Terror Sting   AP / 2:11PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Two leaders of an Albany mosque who were snared in an FBI sting involving a fictional terror strike were sentenced Thursday to 15 years in federal prison.
  • Genome sequencing aids ethanol production   UPI / 10:13AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 8 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered how biomass genes are turned on in a microorganism that produces ethanol from materials such as grass and cornstalks.
  • Drug delivery system uses nanotechnology   UPI / 8:51AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., March 8 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have developed an unusual nano-centered drug delivery system in which the drug itself acts as the delivery vehicle.
  • Wednesday, March 7

  • Teacher's 'Witch Lawsuit' Goes to Trial   AP / 11:10PM
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- Was she casting spells or teaching spelling?
  • Bacterium removes environmental PCBs   UPI / 2:31PM
    TROY, N.Y., March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have discovered a bacterium that might transform the way we remove polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, from the environment.
  • Helicopter rides cause seizures in some   UPI / 11:11AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 7 (UPI) -- A University of Rochester case report suggests light streaming through whirling helicopter rotor blades during emergency transport can cause seizures in some.
  • Tuesday, March 6

  • Bausch & Lomb Recalls Some Lens Cleaner   AP / 5:40PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Bausch & Lomb Inc., already humbled by a worldwide recall of its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution, said Tuesday it is recalling about 1.5 million bottles of ReNu MultiPlus because trace amounts of iron could cause the cleaner to lose effectiveness earlier than normal.
  • Bausch & Lomb recalls lens cleaner   UPI / 2:42PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 6 (UPI) -- Bausch & Lomb is recalling 1.5 million bottles of ReNu MultiPlus lens cleaner because of iron in the solution, the U.S. medical optics company said Tuesday.
  • Superconductivity 'gridlock' is explained   UPI / 2:32PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. physicists have found superconductivity -- the conduction of electricity with zero resistance -- can become stalled by a form of electronic "gridlock."
  • Bitter Cold, Blowing Snow Hit Northeast   AP / 2:12PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Fierce wind and biting cold kept youngsters home from school Tuesday in upstate New York and authorities warned against perilous driving conditions already blamed for at least five deaths.
  • Cause of supervolcano eruption determined   UPI / 1:12PM
    TROY, N.Y., March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have found what likely caused a "supervolcano" eruption that coated the western half of the United States with ash 760,000 years ago.
  • Kodak mammography device OK'd in Canada   UPI / 11:42AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. imaging giant Kodak said Tuesday it has been approved in Canada to market its Directview CR digital mammography system.
  • Some coral reefs resist global warming   UPI / 9:52AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 6 (UPI) -- While global warming is fatal to most reefs, U.S. scientists say some Caribbean gorgonian sea fan corals are able to survive rising temperatures.
  • Unsaturated seed oil changed to saturated   UPI / 8:21AM
    UPTON, N.Y., March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. government scientists have converted unsaturated oil from the seeds of a temperate plant into saturated oil usually found in tropical plants.
  • Some steroids safe for premature infants   UPI / 6:51AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 6 (UPI) -- Sulfur-free steroids, such as betamethasone, do not cause neurological problems in preemies, says a U.S. study.
  • Monday, March 5

  • Fish extinction can affect ecosystems   UPI / 12:50PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have determined the disappearance of a freshwater fish can affect the availability of nutrients upon which other species rely.
  • Saturday, March 3

  • NY Suburb Scraps Election After Lawsuit   AP / 11:10PM
    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Officials in a suburban New York village will not appeal a federal judge's decision to temporarily block its upcoming election after federal officials said the voting method discriminates against Hispanics and violates the Voting Rights Act.
  • Sex offender commitment has mixed results   UPI / 9:20PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., March 3 (UPI) -- Laws in 19 U.S. states allowing civil commitment of sexual predators have had uneven results, The New York Times reports.
  • Marber Play on Mid-Life Crisis Hits N.Y.   AP / 3:20PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Patrick Marber's play, "Howard Katz," has been called the least coherent of his works. It's been labeled "risky" and "messy" and "difficult."
  • Thursday, March 1

  • N.Y. Rejiggers Sex Offender Confinement   AP / 1:10PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's most dangerous sex offenders will be locked up in psychiatric centers after their prison terms end if a court determines they continue to pose a threat to the public, Gov. Eliot Spitzer said Thursday.
  • Consumer Reports ranks Japanese cars best   UPI / 10:09AM
    YONKERS, N.Y., March 1 (UPI) -- Japanese car models comprise the all-around Top 10 best available vehicles in the United States, a Consumer Reports survey found.
  • Scientists study the zebrafish spinal cord   UPI / 9:47AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 1 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have used state-of-the-art imaging techniques to reveal an unexpected pattern of organization within the spinal cord of zebrafish.
  • N.Y. Students Settle Hostage Video Flap   AP / 7:20AM
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- Five college students who lost campus jobs after making a gag hostage-taking video using crude Middle Eastern accents settled a lawsuit over the incident, and the college decided not to pursue disciplinary action against them, the students' lawyer and a college official said.
  • Wednesday, February 28

  • Man Gets 18 Years in DUI Wedding Crash   AP / 10:40PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A drunken driver was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years to life in prison for a rare murder conviction in the deaths of a limousine chauffeur and a 7-year-old flower girl heading home from a wedding.
  • Pastore's star fades before dance begins   UPI / 10:37PM
    NEW YOURK, N.Y., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- "The Sopranos" actor Vincent Pastore bowed out of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" in New York before it began, saying the strenuous competition was too much.
  • Malfunction shuts Indian Point nuke plant   UPI / 6:37PM
    BUCHANAN, N.Y., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A nuclear power plant near New York was shut down Wednesday when a pressure transmitter in the feed-water system malfunctioned, the plant's operator said.
  • IBM's India Hiring Binge Continues   AP / 1:20PM
    ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) -- The work force at International Business Machines Corp. grew 8 percent in 2006, with most of the rise coming in India, where the technology company has been on a hiring binge in recent years.
  • New U.N. Chief Welcomed at N.Y. Luncheon   AP / 5:30AM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.N.'s new secretary-general says when he leaves the post he wants to be remembered for bringing a fresh wind of reform, revamping U.N. operations, and promoting peace and development in the world.
  • Tuesday, February 27

  • 5 Plead Guilty in Illegal Workers Case   AP / 8:17PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Five former managers from a major crate and pallet manufacturer pleaded guilty Tuesday to hiring illegal immigrants, part of a larger federal crackdown on employers who break the law to get cheap labor.
  • Former Phish Frontman Pleads Not Guilty   AP / 8:00PM
    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) -- Trey Anastasio pleaded not guilty Tuesday to drug charges stemming from a Dec. 15 traffic stop and was released on bail.
  • Monday, February 26

  • NYC's Largest Homeless Shelter Closing   AP / 2:20PM
    CHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Every day, a bus picks up homeless men off the streets of New York City and takes them 70 miles out into the countryside to a shelter, in a practice that has been going on quietly since the Depression, when homeless people were called Bowery bums and fresh air was the solution to just about all ills.
  • Another tumor creation mechanism found   UPI / 9:19AM
    COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they've determined a factor regulating gene function by splicing messenger RNA might be involved in creating tumors.
  • Saturday, February 24

  • Hillary Clinton says Bill can be diplomat   UPI / 8:00PM
    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaking at a fundraiser in San Francisco, said that her husband may have a role as a U.S. diplomat if she becomes president.
  • Friday, February 23

  • Rats Run Wild in KFC-Taco Bell in N.Y.   AP / 8:10PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New Yorkers are used to seeing rats where they catch their trains -- not where they buy their burritos. About a dozen rats were having a grand party Friday in a locked KFC/Taco Bell restaurant, scampering around the floor, playing with each other and sniffing for food as they dashed around tables and children's high chairs.
  • Study: Caffeine protects elderly hearts   UPI / 6:12PM
    BROOKLYN, N.Y., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Drinking caffeinated beverages may protect the elderly against heart disease death, New York researchers have found.
  • Study examines North Atlantic changes   UPI / 4:40PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The ecosystems of the northwest Atlantic Ocean, from Greenland to North Carolina, are undergoing major changes, a Cornell University oceanographer said.
  • Aspirin tested for avoiding miscarriage   UPI / 2:21PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. clinical trial has begun to test whether aspirin can improve a woman's chances of becoming pregnant and of maintaining a pregnancy to term.
  • Thursday, February 22

  • N.Y. Cops Find Stomach-Churning Squalor   AP / 9:50PM
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- Police called to a suburban family's home encountered a stomach-churning scene: dozens of urine-filled bottles strewn amid animal feces, soiled toilet paper and trash piled several feet high.
  • N.Y. Cops Find Stomach-Churning Squalor   AP / 6:41PM
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Police called to a suburban family's home encountered a stomach-churning scene: dozens of urine-filled bottles strewn amid animal feces, soiled toilet paper and trash piled several feet high.
  • Determining schizophrenia probability   UPI / 6:20PM
    BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Abnormalities in eye movements and attention can be used to divide people into two groups in relation to schizophrenia-related risk, says a U.S. study.
  • New use for waste cooking oil is found   UPI / 10:22AM
    OAKDALE, N.Y., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say waste cooking oil from restaurant deep fryers -- known as "yellow grease" -- could be transformed into therapeutic cosmetics.
  • Wednesday, February 21

  • NY, NJ Govs Sign Off on Freedom Tower   AP / 6:00AM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who once derided the planned 1,776-foot Freedom Tower at ground zero as a "white elephant," has decided to back the multibillion-dollar skyscraper.
  • N.Y. Governor Signs Off on Freedom Tower   AP / 2:30AM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A booming commercial real estate market and the need to move forward with rebuilding at ground zero changed Gov. Eliot Spitzer's mind about supporting the continued construction of the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower.
  • Tuesday, February 20

  • Group promotes black Bible history   UPI / 9:30PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The American Bible Society says black Bible history is being overlooked in U.S. churches.
  • Diabetes precursors start earlier in women   UPI / 7:00PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Risk factors for diabetes that can be found in the blood show up years before the disease is diagnosed -- and sooner in women than men, say U.S. researchers.
  • Suspected Killer Idled for Mental Health   AP / 12:20PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A nuclear power plant worker suspected of strangling his wife and daughter and then killing himself had been placed on leave from his job to deal with mental problems, the plant owner said Tuesday.
  • Monday, February 19

  • Grad student creates grapheme resonator   UPI / 9:51AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist has discovered a single sheet of graphene, a form of carbon one atom thick, can be isolated and used as an electromechanical resonator.
  • Teen Rescues 3 From Icy N.Y. Creek   AP / 7:10AM
    BELLMORE, N.Y. (AP) -- Three young brothers who fell through ice into a frigid creek were rescued by a teenage neighbor who heard his mother's frightened screams for help, police said.
  • Sunday, February 18

  • Man Sues IBM Over Adult Chat Room Firing   AP / 10:10PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A man who was fired by IBM for visiting an adult chat room at work is suing the company for $5 million, claiming he is an Internet addict who deserves treatment and sympathy rather than dismissal.
  • Friday, February 16

  • West Point Center Aims to Know the Enemy   AP / 4:30AM
    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- Jarret Brachman recently told a class of West Point cadets that many Americans had an unsophisticated image of Islamic terrorists -- that they live in caves, "you know, beating the women over their heads."
  • Thursday, February 15

  • Snow may have brought down garage deck   UPI / 3:20PM
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Part of the upper deck of a parking garage at a New York state shopping mall collapsed Thursday morning, apparently from the weight of tons of piled-up snow.
  • Wednesday, February 14

  • Archie Comics Artist Dies at 85   AP / 10:10PM
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - Joe Edwards, an artist who worked on the 1942 debut issue of Archie comics and later created the character Li'l Jinx, has died. Edwards, who was 85, died Feb. 8 at his home after years of treatment for heart problems, said his son, Todd Edwards.
  • Archie Comics Artist Dies at 85   AP / 9:50PM
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- Joe Edwards, an artist who worked on the 1942 debut issue of Archie comics and later created the character Li'l Jinx, has died.
  • Clinton, Giuliani solidify leads in poll   UPI / 2:00PM
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani have expanded their leads over other contenders for the presidency in a recent poll.
  • New nanotube technology developed   UPI / 9:00AM
    TROY, N.Y., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have discovered how carbon nanotube membranes can be used to control the flow of water with an unprecedented level of precision.
  • Western N.Y. Braces for More Snow   AP / 7:30AM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Snow-laden western New York braced for another wintery onslaught Wednesday as storms closed schools, menaced motorists and knocked out power in communities from the Midwest to the Northeast.
  • After Midwest Pounded, N.Y. Braces Snow   AP / 7:01AM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Snow-laden western New York braced for another wintery onslaught Wednesday as storms closed schools, menaced motorists and knocked out power in communities from the Midwest to the Northeast.
  • Tuesday, February 13

  • Wedding Crash Conviction Stands   AP / 11:30PM
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A judge on Tuesday declined to overturn a murder conviction in a drunken-driving crash that killed a wedding limo's chauffeur and a flower girl.
  • Cancer Patient Wins $1M Lottery   AP / 2:40PM
    NAPLES, N.Y. (AP) -- Five weeks after Wayne Schenk was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, he hit a $1 million state lottery jackpot on a $5 scratch-off ticket.
  • More Snow Expected in Midwest, N.Y.   AP / 6:11AM
    REDFIELD, N.Y. - Whether it's a record or not, 141 inches is a lot of snow even for upstate New York. And, if that's not enough, there's more on the way.
  • Monday, February 12

  • Expert: Forget aphrodisiacs, but bathe   UPI / 5:40PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- For those seeking romance on Valentine's Day, a U.S. expert suggests to forget aphrodisiacs but to take a bath instead.
  • Snow Isn't Over 'Til It's Over   AP / 2:10PM
    REDFIELD, N.Y. - The snow squalls that have buried Redfield and its neighbors up to their stop signs finally tapered off Monday, but forecasters warned that another storm system was on the way.
  • Thursday, February 8

  • Miss USA Tara Conner Goes Back to Work   AP / 7:10AM
    WANTAGH, N.Y. (AP) -- It was probably not the day at the beach that Miss USA Tara Conner had in mind. With winds whipping on a frigid February afternoon, the 21-year-old Conner was at Jones Beach on Tuesday, doing a photo shoot to promote Donald Trump's $40 million planned catering facility, Trump on the Ocean.
  • Wednesday, February 7

  • Miss USA Tara Conner Goes Back to Work   AP / 11:00PM
    WANTAGH, N.Y. (AP) -- It was probably not the day at the beach that Miss USA Tara Conner had in mind.
  • N.Y. carpet retailer to offer spa services   UPI / 6:10PM
    NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A carpet retailer is converting part of its New York showroom into a meditation center with nurturing services created by mind-body physician Deepak Chopra.
  • Law Would Ban IPods When Crossing Street   AP / 4:40PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Walk, jog or bicycle across a New York street with an iPod plugged in your ears and you could get slapped with a $100 ticket under a new law proposed by a legislator from Brooklyn.
  • Charges: Man Posed As Cop, Made Arrests   AP / 2:50PM
    HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a man used fake badges and a car outfitted with lights and a siren to convince people he was a police officer and get them to pay "fines."
  • Advance in buffered optical pulses noted   UPI / 9:41AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists report successfully buffered optical pulses in a slow-light imaging system, while preserving the information of the image.
  • Tuesday, February 6

  • Many fib to get date online   UPI / 7:00PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Those seeking love online, or at least a date, usually fib about either their height or weight, and sometimes their age, says a U.S. study.
  • Action video games may help improve vision   UPI / 4:00PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- University of Rochester researchers have shown that people who play high action video games for a few hours a day can improve their vision.
  • Study: An endangered fish species recovers   UPI / 3:20PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Scientists say for the first time in U.S. and probably global history a fish identified as endangered has been shown to have recovered.
  • Study: Toxicants shut down stem cells   UPI / 10:30AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests low levels of toxic substances cause critical stem cells in the central nervous system to prematurely stop functioning.
  • Monday, February 5

  • Captain Indicted in Fatal Boat Accident   AP / 4:07PM
    QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) -- The captain of a boat that capsized on a lake in the Adirondack Mountains, killing 20 elderly tourists, was charged Monday along with a cruise company with not having enough crew members aboard.
  • Sunday, February 4

  • Fugitive From Ecuador Caught in NY   AP / 2:20AM
    PALENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- A fugitive from Ecuador suspected in the death of a prominent politician and two other men was arrested Saturday following a routine traffic stop, authorities said.
  • Friday, February 2

  • Molecular autopsy detects genetic defects   UPI / 5:50PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Postmortem genetic testing -- molecular autopsy -- has been found to detect genetic defects that impair the heart's rhythm center, say U.S. researchers.
  • Surgery can treat drooping eyelids   UPI / 4:40PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Sagging eyelids due to aging can affect vision and produce a tired appearance, but blepharoplasty may improve drooping eyelids, says a U.S. newsletter.
  • Gut research may fight colon cancer   UPI / 9:32AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they have found a group of compounds that might fight colorectal cancer and potentially cancers of the esophagus, liver and skin.
  • Wednesday, January 31

  • N.Y. Monks to Sell Bread, Cake on Web   AP / 11:50PM
    PIFFARD, N.Y. (AP) -- An upstate New York order of monks who don't watch TV or listen to the radio will soon be going high-tech to offer their baked goods for sale on the Internet.
  • N.Y. Times Takes $814M Charge on Globe   AP / 6:10PM
    NEW YORK - The New York Times Co. took a charge of $814.4 million Wednesday to write down the value of The Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, which have been struggling amid advertiser consolidation, a weak regional economy and competition from the Internet.
  • Kodak Posts 4Q Profit   AP / 4:40PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- After wading through a river of red ink for two years, Eastman Kodak Co. finally hauled in a modest profit in the fourth quarter. For the first time, it also generated more earnings from digital photography and commercial printing than from its storied film business.
  • EOS begins trial of melanoma test   UPI / 4:00PM
    IRVINGTON, N.Y., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. firm Electro-Optical Sciences said Wednesday it has begun a trial of MelaFind, a test for early diagnosis of melanoma.
  • Clean plates affect calorie totals   UPI / 2:20PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- To avoid mindless snacking during the Super Bowl, football fans would do better to fill a plate, eat, and then stop, advises a U.S. expert.
  • Chromium picolinate helps with diabetes   UPI / 1:40PM
    PURCHASE, N.Y., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Chromium picolinate shows greater benefits in diabetes care than other forms of chromium, according to a review by Nutrition 21, a U.S. bioscience firm.
  • NY Lawmaker Wants Models' Weight Guide   AP / 4:10AM
    ALBANY, N.Y. - Fearing that young models strutting down the runways in New York City are too skinny, a state lawmaker proposes that weight standards be established for the fashion and entertainment industries.
  • Teen Accuses Record Companies of Collusion   AP / 1:10AM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy being sued by five record companies accusing him of online music piracy accused the recording industry on Tuesday of violating antitrust laws, conspiring to defraud the courts and making extortionate threats.
  • Monday, January 29

  • Army Coach Bobby Ross Retires   AP / 9:10PM
    WEST POINT, N.Y. - Bobby Ross retired Monday as Army's football coach, and without a victory over Navy in his three seasons with the Black Knights.
  • iCardiac and Pfizer in heart-safety deal   UPI / 8:30PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. firm iCardiac Technologies said Monday it has signed a cardiac-safety deal with drug giant Pfizer.
  • U.S. firms agree to 'adware' curbs   UPI / 6:50PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Priceline, Travelocity and Cingular Wireless have agreed to change how they advertise on the Internet, the New York state attorney general's office said.
  • Parkinson's to double worldwide   UPI / 1:30PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A University of Rochester study says the number of Parkinson's disease cases will double over the next generation in the world's largest nations.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder is depression   UPI / 9:32AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A University of Rochester research review says that Seasonal Affective Disorder is actually a subtype of major depression and should be treated as such.
  • Sunday, January 28

  • Clinton: 'Extricate' U.S. from Iraq by '09   UPI / 9:50PM
    DAVENPORT, Iowa, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., Sunday called on President George W. Bush to "extricate our country" from Iraq before he leaves office in 2009.
  • N.Y. considers stringent sex offender laws   UPI / 8:39PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A recent report from U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has New York City considering tougher regulations for tracking convicted sex offenders.
  • Mini-Horses Special Helpers for Blind   AP / 8:29AM
    BETHLEHEM, N.Y. (AP) -- Panda is everything you would want in a pet and guide animal for the blind -- protective, alert, house-trained, plus she loves to play fetch. And at 29 inches tall and 120 pounds, she's a darn small horse.
  • Saturday, January 27

  • Charles and Camilla wow Philadelphia   UPI / 11:50PM
    PHILADELPHIA, N.Y., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Charles and his wife ended a busy day Saturday in Philadelphia by sitting in the Prince of Wales' box at the Academy of Music.
  • Marcia Wallace Honored by Cancer Center   AP / 9:50PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Marcia Wallace of "The Bob Newhart Show" fame was honored by the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Saturday for helping educate Americans about the importance of early cancer detection and inspiring others through her 20 years as a breast cancer survivor.
  • N.Y. Teacher Barred for Anatomy Drawings   AP / 12:20PM
    YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) -- A teacher has been barred from classes for having his seventh-grade students draw male genitalia on the blackboard during health class, school officials say.
  • Friday, January 26

  • Abortion Doctor's Killer Convicted Again   AP / 1:30AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A man already serving time in a state prison for the sniper-shooting death of a doctor was convicted Thursday on a federal charge of targeting and killing the man because he provided abortions.
  • Thursday, January 25

  • Abortion Doctor's Killer Convicted Again   AP / 11:50PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A man already serving time in a state prison for the sniper-shooting death of a doctor was convicted Thursday on a federal charge of targeting and killing the man because he provided abortions.
  • N.Y. Must Pay Schools $1.93B More a Year   AP / 7:10PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's highest court ordered the state Monday to pay at least $1.93 billion more per year to the New York City school system to provide "a sound, basic education."
  • Mitigation for those appearance sensitive   UPI / 4:10PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Self-affirmation or having close relationships helps people cope with insecurities regarding their appearance, found a University of Buffalo study.
  • U.S. extends troops' Afghanistan tour   UPI / 1:00PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Some 3,200 U.S. Army soldiers from Fort Drum, N.Y., had their tour in Afghanistan extended for up to three months Thursday by the Department of Defense.
  • Wednesday, January 24

  • Trial Over Doc Shooting Coming to Close   AP / 7:50PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Anti-abortion extremist James Kopp made a last attempt Wednesday to convince jurors he didn't mean to kill a doctor he shot, while a prosecutor countered there are "no do-overs" when shooting someone.
  • Alzheimer's brain gets less blood   UPI / 6:21PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The two dominant proteins that determine how much blood flows through the body's arteries have been implicated in Alzheimer's disease, say U.S. researchers.
  • Nasal spray could end dental injections   UPI / 6:21PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine is testing a nasal spray that numbs the upper teeth, which could mean the end of dental injections.
  • Rocker Ani DiFranco has daughter   UPI / 2:50PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- American indie rock singer Ani DiFranco and her boyfriend, music engineer and producer Mike Napolitano, are the proud parents of a baby daughter.
  • Corning Posts 4Q Profit of $646 Million   AP / 10:12AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Corning Inc., buoyed by higher demand for liquid-crystal-display glass, posted a $646 million profit in the fourth quarter but warned Wednesday that falling prices will drag profits and sales below Wall Street expectations in the current quarter.
  • No Charges for N.Y. Tabloid Scribe   AP / 8:30AM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A former contributor to the New York Post's Page Six gossip column said he was thankful he wouldn't be charged with trying to shake down a billionaire in exchange for good press, but the sensational case has left his life in tatters.
  • Tuesday, January 23

  • DNA Tests Clear Men in Georgia, New York   AP / 11:20PM
    AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) -- Two inmates -- a convicted rapist in Georgia and a man who was unjustly convicted of murder in New York but helped find the real killer from his prison cell -- were granted their freedom Tuesday after DNA tests proved their innocence.
  • 'Judge Judy's' son seeking DA post   UPI / 4:30PM
    CARMEL, N.Y., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Adam Levy, son of television's Judith "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, is among the candidates seeking the Putnam County, N.Y., district attorney seat.
  • Monday, January 22

  • Mandy Moore says she was depressed   UPI / 9:40PM
    WOODSTOCK, N.Y., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-actress Mandy Moore has revealed that she has struggled with bouts of depression.
  • Clinton rejects public campaign funds   UPI / 8:10PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., will not take public money for her presidential campaign, Clinton senior adviser Howard Wolfson says.
  • Last of stranded dolphins dies   UPI / 5:50PM
    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The last of the dolphins trapped in a New York cove with little food has died, bringing the death toll to 12 and leaving the number rescued at eight.
  • Ultra-dense optical storage method created   UPI / 11:00AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've encoded an entire image's worth of data into a single photon, stored it and then retrieved the image intact.
  • Physicists create very short light pulses   UPI / 9:00AM
    UPTON, N.Y., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Department of Energy physicists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory say they developed a technique to generate extremely short light pulses.
  • Sunday, January 21

  • Poll: Clinton stands good chance for '08   UPI / 11:29PM
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., stands a good chance of success in the 2008 presidential election, a Washington Post poll found.
  • Programs Let Homes Produce Green Power   AP / 2:00PM
    HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- When the sun shines bright on their home in New York's Hudson Valley, John and Anna Bagnall live out a homeowner's fantasy. Their electricity meter runs backward.
  • Saturday, January 20

  • Three dolphins found dead in N.Y. bay   UPI / 6:10PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Three more dolphins were found dead and washed ashore at New York's Northwest Creek after apparently becoming trapped in the area's shallow waters.
  • Consumer Reports' Reputation Takes Hit   AP / 5:00PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Consumer Reports once mismeasured the ingredients in dog food. Just last year, it screwed up the depreciation rates of hybrid cars.
  • Clinton to seek nomination for president   UPI / 1:10PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., Saturday became the first former first lady to seek the office of U.S. president.
  • Friday, January 19

  • D.A.: Serial Rape Case to Get Indictment   AP / 8:11PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - A grand jury voted Friday to indict a man on murder charges in the deaths of two women who are believed to have been killed by the so-called "Bike Path Rapist," a prosecutor said.
  • Police: N.Y. Fire Set to Hide 5 Killings   AP / 7:10PM
    FISHKILL, N.Y. - A house was set on fire early Friday to cover the slayings of at least two adults and three children, police said.
  • Police: N.Y. Fire Set to Hide 5 Killings   AP / 6:50PM
    FISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) -- A house was set on fire early Friday to cover the slayings of at least two adults and three children, police said.
  • Death Toll for N.Y. Dolphins Up to 9   AP / 5:19PM
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - The death toll of dolphins trapped in a shallow cove has risen to nine, and only three weak and hungry members of the group were believed to be alive after a weeklong rescue effort, officials said Friday.
  • Outsourcing certification training online   UPI / 3:59PM
    LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Outsourcing professionals will soon be able to be certified online, the industry's trade organization and New York's Syracuse University said Friday.
  • Neighbors Pan Stewart's Trademark Plan   AP / 1:11PM
    KATONAH, N.Y. - Martha Stewart's plan to trademark a line of furniture named for her new hometown has riled some of her neighbors.
  • GPS Devices Lead to Suspects' Home   AP / 10:30AM
    LINDENHURST, N.Y. - Three thieves who allegedly stole 14 global positioning system devices didn't get away with their crime for long. The devices led police right to their home.
  • Thursday, January 18

  • Magazine's Car Seat Findings Withdrawn   AP / 9:00PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Consumer Reports was forced on Thursday to retract a damning report on infant car seats after the federal government said test crashes on the seats were conducted at drastically higher speeds than the magazine had claimed.
  • SBA facing disaster money crisis   UPI / 6:20PM
    WASHINGTON, N.Y., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The agency that runs the largest U.S. government program to help people rebuild after natural disasters is reported running out of money.
  • Cornell gets grant for COPD research   UPI / 2:41PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has given Cornell University $14.2 million for genetic research of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • 'Beauty' to close after 13-year N.Y. run   UPI / 12:20PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- "Beauty and the Beast," which enthralled audiences for more than 13 years, ends its run on New York's Broadway this summer.
  • Wednesday, January 17

  • Spitzer shelved N.Y. rent control proposal   UPI / 11:01PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Days after becoming governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer shelved proposed a change in state law that would have benefited owners of rent-controlled apartments.
  • Breathing training urged for swimmers   UPI / 9:50PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say swimmers and scuba divers can boost their endurance and breathing capacity by training their respiratory muscles.
  • Prison for Samurai Sword Slay Defendant   AP / 9:00PM
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- A man convicted of murder after nearly beheading his stepfather with a samurai sword was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum 25 years to life in prison.
  • Wayward Dolphins Stranded in NY Cove   AP / 1:50PM
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- A group of dolphins that might have chased herring or other food into a shallow cove off Long Island remained stranded Wednesday, resisting rescue attempts and drawing supporters.
  • 3 Teens Arrested in Beating Shown Online   AP / 12:20PM
    NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) -- Three teenagers who beat another girl while being videotaped turned the camera on themselves to brag about the incident before posting the video online, police said.
  • Some stranded dolphins herded out   UPI / 1:20AM
    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Some of the dolphins stranded in an inlet on the east end of New York's Long Island were successfully herded to open water Tuesday.
  • Tuesday, January 16

  • 'Windows problems' top computer complaint   UPI / 6:50PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- "Problems with Windows" is the most frequent complaint among computer users, a U.S. report by a nationwide computer-repair company said Tuesday.
  • Platinum may help fuel electric cars   UPI / 8:30AM
    UPTON, N.Y., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. government scientists say they have stabilized platinum electrocatalysts for use in fuel cells.
  • Monday, January 15

  • Dolphins trapped in N.Y. cove   UPI / 11:40AM
    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Dolphins feeding in waters north of East Hampton, N.Y., met with distress as four of the water mammals died and others showed signs of slowing.
  • Saturday, January 13

  • Record industry wins piracy lawsuit   UPI / 2:20PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A New York federal judge has granted a request by record companies for a hefty judgment against a 20-year-old woman for downloading copyrighted songs.
  • Friday, January 12

  • Dolans Raise Cablevision Bid to $8.9B   AP / 5:40PM
    BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) -- The controlling shareholders of Cablevision Systems Corp., the Dolan family, raised their bid on Friday to take the company private for $8.9 billion and said it was their final offer.
  • Judge: 20-Year-Old Has to Pay for Piracy   AP / 5:30PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Less than a month after the recording industry dropped a music piracy case against its best-known opponent, it has won a default judgment against her 20-year-old daughter.
  • Thursday, January 11

  • Skull offers sign of migration from Africa   UPI / 7:30PM
    STONY BROOK, N.Y., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A new analysis of a human skull found in South America decades ago showed how relatively recently modern human beings migrated from Africa, scientists said.
  • Kodak sells health operation for $2.55B   UPI / 6:50PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Eastman Kodak has sold its health group to a Canadian company for $2.55 billion, the U.S. firm said Thursday.
  • Wednesday, January 10

  • Kodak Sells Health Unit for Up to $2.55B   AP / 5:20PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Eastman Kodak Co. is selling its health-imaging business, created after the discovery of X-rays in 1895, to Canadian investment firm Onex Corp. for up to $2.55 billion as the picture-taking pioneer bets its future on digital photography and commercial printing.
  • N.Y. woman to take matchmaking national   UPI / 4:40PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- After finding success in the small New York town of Tonawanda, Patti Lindner Novak will take her matchmaking techniques nationally with a new TV series.
  • Tuesday, January 9

  • Abortion Shooter Apologizes to Widow   AP / 7:30PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- An anti-abortion extremist defending himself against charges of killing a doctor apologized to the man's widow and declined to cross-examine her Tuesday after she described how her husband fell against her after he was shot in their kitchen.
  • N.Y. Bow-And-Arrow Killer Sentenced   AP / 5:21PM
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - A hunter convicted of fatally shooting a man on his neighbor's lawn with a bow and arrow was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
  • Monday, January 8

  • New York scientists study fish pollutants   UPI / 9:50PM
    POTSDAM, N.Y., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Scientists from New York universities are working on a five-year analysis of Great Lakes fish to assess the level of harmful chemicals in them.
  • N.Y. official lobbying for more films   UPI / 9:20PM
    NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A key official linked to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is attempting to lure more TV and film crews to the city by lashing out at current productions.
  • Sunday, January 7

  • Fishburne, Torres expecting first child   UPI / 5:20PM
    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Lawrence Fishburne and actress Gina Torres are expecting their first child together, an exclusive People magazine report says.
  • Unseasonable Weather Jolts Northeast   AP / 1:11AM
    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - As Marie Goff drove up the muddy access road to the top of the bobsled track at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Saturday, the thermometer on the dashboard caught her eye. "Unbelievable, 51 degrees," said Goff, a driver for the Olympic Regional Development Authority. "Thank goodness it stopped raining and thank goodness the track is refrigerated."
  • Friday, January 5

  • 146 'High Risk' Threats Against Pataki   AP / 9:30PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- In a request for taxpayers to fund security for former Gov. George Pataki, state police cited 146 "high risk" threats made against the Republican over the past decade, according to a letter obtained Friday by The Associated Press.
  • New help for middle-age blur   UPI / 5:20PM
    LYNBROOK, N.Y., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Wavefront-optimized lens technology is the state of the art in spectacle lens correction for presbyopes -- those who need bifocals, says a U.S. expert.
  • 'RoccerMom' Plead Guilty to DWI Death   AP / 12:30PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A woman who went by "RoccerMom" on MySpace.com and listed nightclubs among her interests pleaded guilty Friday to manslaughter in a drunken car crash that killed her 15-year-old daughter's friend after three went out clubbing.
  • Former Phish front man faces drug charges   UPI / 12:11PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The front man for the rock band Phish may be charged with a felony in Albany, N.Y., after heroin was allegedly found in his car.
  • Trey Anastasio Arraigned on Drug Charge   AP / 10:50AM
    WHITEHALL, N.Y. (AP) -- Trey Anastasio made a surprise appearance in an upstate New York court this week and pleaded not guilty to a drug possession charge that a prosecutor said could be bumped up to a felony.
  • Thursday, January 4

  • Pilot project to turn dairy waste to fuel   UPI / 7:00PM
    POTSDAM, N.Y., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- One person's barnyard waste is another's viable energy source, say Clarkson University researchers who are helping New York farmers meet their energy needs.
  • Kopp Jurors Questioned on Abortion   AP / 6:30PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Jury selection began Thursday in the federal trial of an anti-abortion extremist who shot and killed an abortion provider, on a charge that could keep him behind bars forever.
  • Constellation Brands 3Q Profit Edges Up   AP / 5:30PM
    FAIRPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- Constellation Brands Inc., the world's biggest winemaker, said Thursday its profit edged up 1 percent in its third quarter, helped by sales of imported beer and branded wine but crimped once more by heightened competition in Britain.
  • Jail Guard Held for Cannoli-Stashed Drug   AP / 4:30PM
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Leave the cannoli, take the marijuana.
  • Wednesday, January 3

  • Kodak, Sony Enter Cross-Licensing Deal   AP / 6:40PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Eastman Kodak Co. said Wednesday it has ended a long-standing patent dispute with Sony Corp. over digital-camera inventions dating back to 1987 and entered a cross-licensing deal giving the companies access to each other's patents.
  • Herpes may be Alzheimer's risk factor   UPI / 3:00PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A gene known to be a major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease puts out the welcome mat for the virus that causes cold sores, says a U.S. study.
  • Kodak and Sony End Patent Dispute   AP / 12:10PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Eastman Kodak Co. said Wednesday it has ended a long-standing patent dispute with Sony Corp. over digital-camera inventions dating back to 1987 and entered a cross-licensing deal giving the companies access to each other's patents.
  • Monday, January 1

  • Sabres Spoil Nolan's Return to Buffalo   AP / 10:10PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - The surging Sabres made Ted Nolan's return to Buffalo a disappointing one. Ryan Miller made 29 saves and Maxim Afinogenov had a goal and an assist to give the Sabres a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders on Monday, spoiling Nolan's first appearance in Buffalo since leaving the organization after rejecting a one-year contract offer following the 1996-97 season.
  • Friday, December 29

  • New way to keep blood vessels young?   UPI / 11:11PM
    VALHALLA, N.Y., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Inhibiting the natural pro-inflammatory, TNFa, may reduce age-related high blood pressure, heart attack, and strokes, say New York scientists.
  • MetLife to pay $19M to settle with N.Y.   UPI / 7:10PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. insurance giant MetLife Inc. has agreed to pay $19 million to end an investigation into its group insurance business, New York's attorney general said.
  • N.Y. firm buys Boston's Hancock tower   UPI / 5:41PM
    BOSTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A New York real estate firm has bought Boston's iconic John Hancock tower for about $1.3 billion.
  • Rapper Styles P hit by a truck   UPI / 3:40PM
    GREENBURGH, N.Y., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Rapper Styles P suffered a broken leg after a reported road rage incident in Greenburgh, N.Y., where a truck drove into him.
  • Thursday, December 28

  • Technology aids in dementia cases   UPI / 5:50PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- New technological advances hold promise of giving cognitively impaired patients more independence -- and some relief to their caregivers.
  • Anti-TNFa treatment may help aging vessels   UPI / 5:30PM
    VALHALLA, N.Y., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers confirmed that in advanced aging, increased TNFa levels were associated with significant impairment of vessel relaxation.
  • Sex differences and rheumatoid arthritis   UPI / 5:30PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers genetically modified mice with a well-established rheumatoid arthritis susceptibility to determine why women suffer more from arthritis.
  • New York dialysis care named worst   UPI / 1:20PM
    ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. government records charge that dialysis care in New York is among the worst in the country.
  • Wednesday, December 27

  • Preconception checkup important for women   UPI / 6:40PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Scheduling a preconception checkup is the most important New Year's resolution a U.S. woman planning to have a baby can make, says the March of Dimes.
  • More food decisions made than thought   UPI / 12:40PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. adults estimate they make about 15 food-and-beverage-related decisions each day, but in reality they make some 200 decisions a day.
  • Video games more than just fun to play   UPI / 10:29AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Psychologists at the University of Rochester say people enjoy video games because they find them intrinsically satisfying.
  • Gene ups longevity and brain function   UPI / 12:29AM
    BRONX, N.Y., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A gene variation that helps people live long lives also protects their memories and their ability to think and learn say U.S. researchers.
  • Tuesday, December 26

  • First-born children get more parental time   UPI / 3:20PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Using data from the American Time Use Survey, a U.S. study found that first-born children get more quality time with parents than later children.
  • U.S. recession ahead, researcher forecasts   UPI / 8:50AM
    RHINEBECK, N.Y., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The United States will slide into a "systemic recession" influenced by high consumer debt and low incomes in 2007, a leading trends researcher predicted.
  • Saturday, December 23

  • U.N. Security Council sanctions Iran   UPI / 1:40PM
    UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council Saturday unanimously voted to impose sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program.
  • At 66, 'Zuzu' Thinks Life Is Wonderful   AP / 3:00AM
    SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- Zuzu has a cold again. She sniffles and sucks on a cold pill as she signs autographs for fans lined up to the door in a coffee shop.
  • At 66, 'Zuzu' Thinks Life Is Wonderful   AP / 12:10AM
    SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- Zuzu has a cold again. She sniffles and sucks on a cold pill as she signs autographs for fans lined up to the door in a coffee shop.
  • Friday, December 22

  • Holiday decor can indicate 'social capital'   UPI / 5:40PM
    BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers measured holiday decorations to determine "social capital" that influences everything from crime to healthy child development.
  • Research yields optical buffer memory   UPI / 5:40PM
    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists, using state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturing technology, said they created an optical buffer memory on a miniature silicon chip.
  • NY Official Resigns Over Driver Scandal   AP / 4:30PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The state's chief financial officer, Comptroller Alan Hevesi, resigned Friday and pleaded guilty to a felony for using state a employee as his wife's chauffeur.
  • Thursday, December 21

  • Energy game teaches energy conservation   UPI / 7:20PM
    POTSDAM, N.Y., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Middle school students can learn how their choices impact energy conservation measures by playing a board game developed by Clarkson University in New York.
  • Wednesday, December 20

  • Unbelted backseat passengers can be deadly   UPI / 6:11PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Unbelted backseat passengers risk injury or death to themselves and the driver seated in front of them in the event of a head-on crash, said a U.S. study.
  • Gender, ethnic differences in trauma coping   UPI / 2:59PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. white men were more likely to adopt a problem-focused approach to coping with the trauma of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks than women or non-whites.
  • FBI Investigates N.Y. Senate Leader   AP / 7:20AM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The majority leader of the New York state Senate announced that the FBI is investigating him and his private consulting business.
  • Tuesday, December 19

  • Piracy Suit Being Dropped Against NY Mom   AP / 8:49PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- The recording industry is giving up its lawsuit against Patti Santangelo, a mother of five who became the best-known defendant in the industry's battle against music piracy.
  • Escapee Gets Life in Trooper's Death   AP / 6:50PM
    MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- An escaped convict who admitted killing a New York state trooper and wounding two others during the largest manhunt in state history was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole.
  • Celebrities honor Boyle with N.Y. memorial   UPI / 6:20PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The entire TV cast of "Everybody Loves Raymond" was among the celebrity attendees honoring late actor Peter Boyle at a New York memorial this week.
  • Time Warner to carry Texas Bowl in N.Y.   UPI / 3:39PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The NFL Network and Time Warner Cable have struck a deal that allows New York-area fans to watch Rutgers play Kansas State in the Texas Bowl for free.
  • Sen. Clinton qualifies Iraq vote   UPI / 12:50PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., said she wouldn't have supported a call for action against Iraq if she knew then what she knows now.
  • T.M.X. Elmo Was Developed in Secrecy   AP / 2:30AM
    EAST AURORA, N.Y. (AP) -- "Ah, ah, ah. No peeking!" teases T.M.X. Elmo's voice when the lid to his box is lifted. It's no wonder. That's what the toy's creators were saying for nearly two years before it became one of this year's hottest holiday sellers.
  • Monday, December 18

  • Eastman Kodak raises health-supply prices   UPI / 5:20PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The high cost of raw materials -- especially silver -- has caused U.S. firm Eastman Kodak to raise prices on medical films and related supplies.
  • Research may make structures blast proof   UPI / 3:30PM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A U.S. theoretical physicist says he's created computer simulations to show how a shock-absorption system might make structures nearly blast-proof.
  • Stiller movie premieres at N.Y. museum   UPI / 2:10PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- "Night at the Museum," a comedy starring Ben Stiller and Robin Williams, had its premiere at New York's American Museum of Natural History.
  • Sunday, December 17

  • Former N.Y. cop moving up in Hollywood   UPI / 3:40PM
    MIAMI, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A former New York police officer, Bob DeBrino, is raising his movie industry exec profile with such films as the Vin Diesel-driven drama, "Find Me Guilty."
  • Saturday, December 16

  • Ex-Phish Anastasio charged   UPI / 3:39PM
    WHITEHALL, N.Y., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The former vocalist and guitar player for the band Phish was arrested in Whitehall, N.Y., for erratic driving and drug possession, a report says.
  • Black workers sue over noose at workplace   UPI / 2:30PM
    OYSTER BAY, N.Y., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A group of black cable technicians have sued their employer, saying a white manager displayed a noose at their Farmingdale, N.Y., warehouse.
  • Lawsuit: N.Y. village voting favors whites   UPI / 2:20PM
    PORT CHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against a suburban New York village, charging its at-large voting system illegally limits Hispanic influence.
  • Friday, December 15

  • Anastasio Charged With Drugged Driving   AP / 8:20PM
    WHITEHALL, N.Y. (AP) -- Guitarist Trey Anastasio was accused of driving under the influence of drugs in an upstate New York town near the Vermont border early Friday.
  • Anastasio Charged With Drugged Driving   AP / 4:50PM
    WHITEHALL, N.Y. (AP) -- Trey Anastasio was accused of driving under the influence of drugs in an upstate New York town near the Vermont border early Friday.
  • Why teens do risky, stupid things   UPI / 11:01AM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Teens take on risks not because they don't weigh the downside but because they decide the benefits outweigh the risks, says a U.S. study.
  • Thursday, December 14

  • Photog suit against Baldwin goes to trial   UPI / 9:20PM
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A trial has begun on New York's Long Island in a photographer's lawsuit against the mother of Hollywood's Baldwin brothers.
  • Bayou Co-Founder Admits Conspiracy   AP / 9:00PM
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A co-founder of the collapsed Bayou hedge funds admitted in federal court Thursday that he conspired to defraud investors of more than $10 million, prosecutors said.
  • Baldwins Face Off With Photographer   AP / 4:30PM
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- It would have been made in a fraction of a second, but a never-taken photograph of acting's Baldwin brothers became a decade-long legal dispute.
  • Concerns of chelation therapy, autism   UPI / 1:40PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Lead chelation therapy reduces lead exposure problems but could create lasting effects for children treated for autism, say New York researchers.
  • OSI licenses diabetes-drug patents to BMS   UPI / 12:50PM
    MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. firm OSI Pharmaceuticals said Thursday it has given a license to Bristol-Myers Squibb for Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV for type 2 diabetes.
  • IBM, Schools Pursue Open-Source Research   AP / 11:10AM
    ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) -- IBM Corp., which has been a big backer of open-source software, is working with seven universities on new computing research projects whose fruits would be widely shared rather than held as intellectual property.
  • Alcohol Ban Eyed on N.Y. Commuter Rails   AP / 4:50AM
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- It could soon be last call for commuters who enjoy a couple of beers on their trip to or from New York City if one official gets his way.
  • Wednesday, December 13

  • Stepson Convicted in Sword Death   AP / 9:20PM
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- A young man was convicted Wednesday of murdering his stepfather with a samurai sword.
  • Miami Chief's Son Sentenced in Drug Case   AP / 1:20PM
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The son of Miami Police Chief John Timoney was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in federal prison for trying to buy 400 pounds of marijuana from an undercover agent.
  • Tuesday, December 12

  • Iowa Dems warn Hillary to loosen up   UPI / 8:10PM
    DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Iowa Democrats say notoriously disciplined Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., may need to loosen up if she wants the state to support her presidential plans.
  • Guilty Verdict in Arrow Slaying Trial   AP / 4:40PM
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- A jury convicted a man of murder Tuesday for firing an arrow into the heart of a bystander across the street from his home.
  • 1849 Shipwreck Found in Lake Ontario   AP / 4:50AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- After more than 160 years, the twin masts of the Milan still stand erect -- all the more remarkable because the commercial sailing ship sits in the dark depths of Lake Ontario.
  • Monday, December 11

  • 'United 93' tops N.Y. Film Critics' list   UPI / 8:40PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The New York Film Critics' Circle Monday picked the Sept. 11 drama "United 93" as the best film of the year.
  • N.Y. Planning Sex Offender Polygraphs   AP / 8:30PM
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Officials in two states proposed unusual plans Monday to tighten oversight of convicted sex offenders: Virginia's attorney general wants them to register their e-mail addresses and online IDs, and New York officials want them to take lie-detector tests.
  • Rare Wagner Opera Gets Glimmerglass Date   AP / 7:10PM
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Wagner's "Das Liebesverbot," will be presented by the Glimmerglass Opera in 2008 in what the company said Monday will be the first staged production of the work in North America.
  • CSC buys five shopping centers   UPI / 5:01PM
    PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Cedar Shopping Centers Inc. is purchasing five Giant supermarket-anchored properties in eastern Pennsylvania from Caldwell Development Co.
  • Ancient bee fossil found embedded in amber   UPI / 2:20PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say a 100-million-year-old bee fossil and a DNA study suggest bees may have originated in the Northern rather than the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Wednesday, December 6

  • Hillary Clinton in campaign mode again   UPI / 12:11PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- While nothing has been announced, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., appears to be in motion toward a 2008 presidential race bid, The Washington Post reports.
  • Anti-cancer enzyme linked with body mass   UPI / 8:50AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. biologists say they've linked an enzyme that reduces cellular life span in an effort to thwart cancer with body mass.
  • Tuesday, December 5

  • Actor Rip Torn charged with DWI   UPI / 1:20PM
    NORTH SALEM, N.Y., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Actor Rip Torn, who starred in "Dodgeball," was arrested in North Salem, N.Y., and charged with driving while intoxicated.
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is studied   UPI / 9:30AM
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say patients treated with lenalidomide for relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia have shown a major positive response to the therapy.
  • Monday, December 4

  • Rip Torn Arrested Outside NYC for DUI   AP / 8:29PM
    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Rip Torn, who was acquitted of drunken-driving charges two years ago in New York City, was arrested again Monday in a city suburb after a collision, state police said.
  • Actor Arrested Again in NY on DWI Charge   AP / 7:50PM
    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. (AP) -- Rip Torn, who was acquitted of drunken-driving charges two years ago in New York City, was arrested again Monday in a city suburb after a collision, state police said.
  • N.Y. Shooting Probe Moves Forward   AP / 4:10PM
    NEW YORK - For the first time, investigators with the district attorney's office Monday interviewed two wounded survivors of the 50-bullet barrage by police that killed a man as he left his bachelor party, the men's lawyer said.
  • Parkinson's study: A promising first step   UPI / 9:20AM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists say brain cells derived from human embryonic stem cells improved the condition of rats with Parkinson's-like symptoms.
  • Sunday, December 3

  • N.Y. artists come to defense of 'Angel'   UPI / 6:50PM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Artists in New York have offered their support to one of their own, Arthur Wood, whose "Broken Angel" work was deemed a "deathtrap" by city officials.
  • Sen. Clinton meets with Dems on 2008   UPI / 2:10AM
    NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., has begun meeting formally with New York State Democrats to discuss her presidential plans.
  • Saturday, December 2

  • Race a Complicated Issue in NYC Shooting   AP / 3:29PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The similarities are striking: A young black man dies in a hail of police bullets, and when the chaos clears it turns out he was unarmed.
  • Virus sickens 600 after restaurant visit   UPI / 1:10PM
    SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A virus caused more than 600 people to get sick after eating at a popular barbecue restaurant in Syracuse, N.Y., the local health department says.
  • No Prison Time in N.Y. Warehouse Fire   AP / 8:50AM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A homeless man arrested in the city's biggest fire in a decade will not be sent to prison.
  • Suspect says his mom is the real killer   UPI / 1:40AM
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A New York State man has testified under cross-examination that he only confessed to killing his stepfather with a samurai sword to protect his mother.
  • Friday, December 1

  • Sword Suspect Blames Mom for Killing   AP / 9:20PM
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- A teenager accused of killing his stepfather with a samurai sword last year blamed the slaying on his mother Friday during his murder trial.
  • Massachusetts publications sold for $70M   UPI / 2:11PM
    FAIRPORT, N.Y., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The Journal Register Co. will sell seven Massachusetts publications to Gatehouse Media Inc. of New York for about $70 million.
  • Thursday, November 30

  • Woman: Soldier's Casket on Baggage Cart   AP / 6:40PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- The Army is investigating a woman's claim that a soldier's flag-draped casket was placed in an airport baggage cart with other luggage while being transferred between airline flights.
  • Wednesday, November 29

  • Witnesses Sought in N.Y. Shooting   AP / 11:10PM
    NEW YORK - Investigators believe two mysterious men - one of whom may have had a gun - could hold the key to learning why police unleashed a 50-bullet barrage that killed a groom leaving his bachelor party at a strip club hours before his wedding.
  • ADHD study results are released   UPI / 7:00PM
    UPTON, N.Y., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say a brain protein proposed as a marker for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is not positively correlated with the disease.
  • Painkillers may hurt vaccine effectiveness   UPI / 5:40PM
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A University of Rochester study suggests that common painkillers may react with the immune system to reduce the effectiveness of vaccines.
  • Ex-Fugitive Admits Shooting NY Troopers   AP / 5:20PM
    MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- An escaped convict who vowed never to be taken alive before he was captured in the biggest manhunt in New York history swaggered into court Wednesday and pleaded guilty to murdering one state trooper and wounding two others.
  • Tuesday, November 28

  • Gotti Grandson Arrested on Drug Charges   AP / 10:10AM
    DIX HILLS, N.Y. - Frank Agnello, who starred with his mother and two brothers on the reality TV show "Growing Up Gotti," was arrested earlier this month on drug charges, police said.
  • Monday, November 27

  • Humpback whales' brain cells examined   UPI / 9:30AM
    NEW YORK`, N.Y., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. marine scientists say they've determined humpback whales have a type of brain cell that is also found in human brains.
  • Friday, November 24

  • Portion size influenced by plates, glasses   UPI / 4:10PM
    ITHACA, N.Y., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher says people are more influenced to eat by cues from packages, plates, shapes, smells, cupboards and containers than hunger or taste.
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