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School to First Black Valedictorian: No Speech for You

So Jaisaan Lovett's speech was posted on YouTube

(Newser) - Jaisaan Lovett, it seems, is not a young man to be denied. The first black valedictorian at his New York state high school, Lovett gave his graduation speech last month on YouTube after the school principal apparently refused to let him speak at graduation, the Democrat & Chronicle reports. "... More »

Guy Goes to Jump-Start Car, Greeted With Ominous Rattle

Nope. Nope. Nope.

(Newser) - An upstate New York man trying to jump-start his car was greeted by an unusual sound coming from his engine—the rattle of a venomous timber rattlesnake, reports WBNG . The man says the snake slithered across the engine block and curled up on the battery as he opened the hood... More »

New York Attorney General: Trump Foundation Is a Sham

Barbara Underwood sues to shut it down, prevent Trumps from leading other charities

(Newser) - New York's new attorney general came down hard on President Trump, the foundation that bears his name, and his three eldest children on Thursday. Barbara Underwood sued all of the above, alleging that the Donald J. Trump Foundation hasn't functioned as the charity it was set up to... More »

Cynthia Nixon's Campaign Makes Spelling Gaffe

Email from her New York gubernatorial campaign misspells name of Ithaca repeatedly

(Newser) - The gubernatorial campaign of actress and activist Cynthia Nixon learned a hard lesson about New York state geography when it misspelled the name of the city of Ithaca repeatedly in an email to supporters. "Cynthia is coming to Ithica!" read the subject line of the email, per the... More »

After 2 Wins, Rogue Dem Blocks Takeover of NY Senate

And Republicans hold on to House seat in Arizona

(Newser) - After two special elections in New York on Tuesday, Democrats have control of the state Senate—on paper. In reality, Republicans remain in control thanks to rogue Democrat Simcha Felder, who has caucused with the GOP since soon after he was elected and says he doesn't plan to change... More »

43 Hurt as Bus Carrying NY Teens Hits Overpass

Crash mangled entire top half of charter bus

(Newser) - A charter bus carrying teenagers returning from a spring break trip Sunday night struck a bridge overpass on Long Island, seriously injuring six passengers and mangling the entire length of the top of the bus, the AP reports. The crash happened shortly after 9pm Sunday on the Southern State Parkway... More »

NY Ratchets Up Gun Control

Those convicted of domestic violence will have to turn over all firearms, not just handguns

(Newser) - New York has banned convicted domestic abusers from possessing any sort of weapon, reports CNN . The legislation, which handily passed on Saturday, eliminates a loophole in which domestic abusers were only required to surrender their handguns after a conviction, notes WKBW . "New York is once again leading the way... More »

Former Candidate Slams 'Unqualified Lesbian' Nixon

Christine Quinn says she was a 'qualified lesbian' in mayoral run

(Newser) - Former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn—who considers herself a "qualified lesbian"—isn't happy about Cynthia Nixon's Democratic primary challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The former Sex and the City star supported rival Bill de Blasio when Quinn ran for mayor in 2013. Nixon... More »

Lawsuit: Weinstein Forced Staff to Facilitate 'Conquests'

NY state AG files suit that could block company sale

(Newser) - New York's attorney general says he has filed a lawsuit that could block the sale of the Weinstein Company because he doesn't want the "perpetrators" or "enablers" of sexual misconduct to be "unjustly enriched." The civil suit, which names TWC, Harvey Weinstein, and Bob... More »

Cops, Relatives Plead for Help After Horrific NY Murders

4 victims in Troy have now been identified

(Newser) - Police and family members are pleading for help finding the suspect or suspects behind a horrific quadruple murder in upstate New York. The four people found dead in a basement apartment have now been identified as Shanta Myers, 36; her 22-year-old partner Brandi Mells; and Myers' two children, 11-year-old Jeremiah... More »

Cops Make 'Horrible, Terrible' Find in Upstate NY Apartment

4 deaths have been classified as homicide

(Newser) - Police in the upstate New York city of Troy say quadruple murder is suspected after a "horrible" find in a basement apartment. Troy Police Capt. Daniel DeWolf says the bodies of four people were found by a property manager around 1pm Tuesday. Police have not disclosed the identities of... More »

An NHL Team Ditched Its Roots. Now It's Going Back

New York Islanders are headed back to Long Island

(Newser) - The New York Islanders may be returning to the New York suburbs after a move to Brooklyn floundered. The hockey team won a bid to build a new arena on the grounds of the Belmont Park racetrack, home to the third leg of horse racing's Triple Crown each June,... More »

Woman Missing Since 1975 Found, With No Clues on Life

Flora Stevens disappeared 42 years ago after being dropped off at a doctor's appointment

(Newser) - A woman who disappeared from upstate New York 42 years ago has been found suffering from dementia and living in a Massachusetts assisted-living facility, authorities say. The sheriff's office in Sullivan County, NY, says Flora Stevens, 78, was using the last name Harris when detectives tracked her down this... More »

New York Is Creating a 50-Mile Drone Corridor

Upstate area will have 'nation's most advanced testing'

(Newser) - Envisioning a day when millions of drones will buzz around delivering packages, watching crops, or inspecting pipelines, a coalition is creating an airspace corridor in upstate New York where traffic management systems will be developed and unmanned aircraft can undergo safety and performance testing. The unmanned aircraft traffic management corridor,... More »

7 Best, Worst States on Energy Efficiency

From New York to South Carolina

(Newser) - Not all states are created equal when it comes to energy efficiency. WalletHub has a new ranking that crunches data in two broad categories—home energy efficiency and auto energy efficiency—to figure out the best and worst overall. As it turns out, the results put New York at the... More »

He Heard a Report, Checked a Pocket ... and Now Has $24.1M

Jimmie Smith had winning lottery ticket in shirt pocket for nearly a year

(Newser) - Always check your shirt and pants pockets before you throw your clothes in the wash, or even before you hang them back up in your closet, especially if you've recently purchased a lottery ticket. Jimmie Smith found that out this spring when he was watching the evening news in... More »

Looks Like Kushner Made a Voting Gaffe

2009 voter registration form said he was a woman

(Newser) - Jared Kushner isn't only facing criticism for his use of a private email address to conduct government business, but also his apparent failure to accurately fill out his voter registration form. As discovered by liberal research group American Bridge, Kushner's 2009 registration with the New York State Board... More »

Medical Examiner: Judge Drowned Herself

'It's an incredibly sad situation'

(Newser) - The death of the first black woman to sit on New York state's highest court is sad but not suspicious, according to the New York City medical examiner's office. Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was found dead in the Hudson River on April 12 in what the examiner's office... More »

'Tin Man' Busted for Being Rusty on Driving Laws

Specifically, the Oz-Stravaganza actor allegedly had a BAC of 0.19%

(Newser) - A man hired to portray the Tin Man in Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum's upstate New York hometown was still in his character's makeup when his mugshot was taken after a drunk driving arrest, the AP reports. State police say troopers responded Sunday to a report... More »

Tiny NY Community With Nazi Roots Hit With Big Change

Enclave in Yaphank must now allow non-Germans to buy houses there

(Newser) - An enclave of former summer bungalows, where Nazi sympathizers once marched near streets named for Adolf Hitler, is being forced to open ownership to people of non-German descent. The German American Settlement League, which once welcomed tens of thousands in the 1930s to pro-Nazi marches on eastern Long Island, has... More »

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