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NY prison officials consider introducing pepper spray

February 4, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York corrections commissioner says prison officials want to introduce pepper spray to deescalate confrontations between officers and inmate. more »»

Ralph Lauren shares down on dim earnings, outlook

February 4, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares in Ralph Lauren fell more than 22 percent to a multiyear low Thursday after the company cut its outlook for 2016 and reported disappointing earnings it blamed on... more »»

NY Legislature weighing proposed raises for judges

February 4, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's trial judges would get nearly $20,000 raises this year under an updated budget request from the judiciar. more »»

Court upholds South Dakota vehicular homicide conviction

February 4, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of a Lake Andes man who was drunk when he drove into two federal wildlife researchers, killing them. more »»

NY offers Zika tests to pregnant women travelers

February 4, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Pregnant women in New York who have recently traveled to countries impacted by the Zika virus can now get free tests for the infection, the state announced Thursday. more »»

Coty reports drop in profit, but beats expectations

February 4, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Coty reported a drop in profit during its fiscal second quarter as costs related to acquisitions piled u. more »»

Historic, rusting ocean liner could be restored to luxury

February 4, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The SS United States, an ocean liner bigger than the Titanic that once carried celebrities across the Atlantic at record speeds, may one day sail again. more »»

Drug exec takes the Fifth on Capitol Hill, angers lawmakers

February 4, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Infuriating members of Congress, a smirking Martin Shkreli took the Fifth at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday when asked about his jacking up of drug prices, then promptly went o... more »»

Data company McGraw Hill beats 4Q profit forecasts

February 4, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — McGraw Hill Financial Inc. swung to a fourth-quarter profit, countering a loss in the same period of 2014 when the financial-data company booked a raft of legal and other charges. more »»

Jack Riley, US hockey coach at 1960 Olympics, dies at 95

February 4, 2016

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Riley, the Army hockey coach who in 1960 guided the U.S. to its first Olympic gold medal in hockey, has died. He was 95. more »»

Suburban NY mayor: Send me pothole pictures on Facebook

February 4, 2016

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — The mayor of Mount Vernon, New York, wants to see your pothole pictures. more »»

CEO Dauman takes over chair at Viacom, replacing Redstone

February 4, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Aging media mogul Sumner Redstone stepped down as executive chairman of Viacom and was replaced by CEO Philippe Dauman, mimicking a move at sister company CBS a day earlier. more »»

State Supreme Court upholds vehicular homicide conviction

February 4, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Lake Andes man charged with driving drunk and killing two federal wildlife researchers. more »»

NYC pulls reins on plan for Central Park horse carriages

February 4, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's City Council has pulled the reins on a plan by Mayor Bill de Blasio to overhaul Central Park's popular carriage horse ride. more »»

NYC hits reins on plan for Central Park horse carriages

February 4, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's City Council has hit the reins on a plan by Mayor Bill de Blasio to overhaul Central Park's popular carriage horse ride. more »»

Salt mining still idle at NY site where workers were rescued

February 4, 2016

LANSING, N.Y. (AP) — Mining operations remain suspended at a central New York salt mine nearly a month after 17 workers were rescued when an elevator became stuck 900 feet underground. more »»

Lawmakers anxious to hear from Shkreli, but he's taking 5th

February 4, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli refused to testify Thursday in an appearance before U.S. more »»

Philip Morris Int'l results mixed, outlook disappoints

February 4, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Morris International's fourth-quarter performance was mixed as it dealt with some higher costs and lower cigarette shipment volume. more »»

Health dept. finds cause for sickness linked to dance event

February 4, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Health officials say norovirus caused scores of people to become ill after they attended a dance competition held in Rochester last month. more »»

 
 
 

 

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