FILE - In this April 28, 1993 file photo, Aretha Franklin, foreground left, performs in the finale of "Aretha Franklin: Duets," an AIDS benefit concert for the Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York, as singers Smokey Robinson, background from left, Gloria Estefan, Rod Stewart, Bonnie Raitt and actors Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro look on. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)
August 17, 2018 - 2:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Producer Ken Ehlrich can still recall the night when Aretha Franklin wowed the world by filling in for an ailing Luciano Pavarotti and deftly sang "Nessun Dorma" with less than two hours notice on the Grammys telecast in 1998. Just before she did it, she squeezed his hand and told...
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August 17, 2018 - 12:33 am
LODI, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are warning boaters to be alert for large amounts of debris washed into upstate New York lakes, rivers and canals by torrential rainfall earlier this week. Tuesday's storms dumped 6 or more inches of rain on some areas from the Finger Lakes to the Southern Tier and the...
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August 16, 2018 - 8:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York University graduate student has sued a prominent professor, alleging she sexually harassed and stalked him for more than three years. The lawsuit was filed by Nimrod Reitman on Wednesday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan against the university and professor...
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August 16, 2018 - 6:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal homeland security authorities say they've seized a large haul of counterfeit luxury handbags, wallets and belts smuggled through ports in the New York-city area and Los Angeles. U.S. Homeland Security Investigations announced charges in New York City against 33 people...
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August 16, 2018 - 6:47 pm
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Fans of the rock band Phish have been thrown a curveball by the last-minute cancellation of a three-day music festival in central New York because of health concerns stemming from torrential rains that contaminated drinking water. The Curveball festival was expected to...
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August 16, 2018 - 6:00 pm
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Phish fans have been thrown a curve ball by the last-minute cancellation of a three-day music festival in central New York due to health concerns after torrential rains contaminated drinking water. The Curveball festival was expected to draw more than 30,000 fans to the...
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August 16, 2018 - 3:16 pm
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — State police upstate New York say a 55-year-old Essex County man suffered a heart attack before the tractor trailer he was driving veered off the roadway and crashed into trees. Troopers say Stacey Mitchell, of Port Kent, was hauling asphalt Wednesday afternoon when his...
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Steve McFadden, 49, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., gazes at Long Nook Beach in Truro, Mass., on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Authorities closed the Cape Cod beach to swimmers after a man was attacked by a shark on Wednesday — the first attack on a person in Massachusetts since 2012. The unidentified victim survived the attack and was airlifted to a Boston hospital. (AP Photo/William J. Kole)
August 16, 2018 - 1:47 pm
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a Cape Cod shark attack (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A Massachusetts beach where a New York man was attacked by a shark this week will be closed to swimmers at least through Friday. Town officials in Truro have put up signs saying, "Danger, No Swimming." Town...
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August 16, 2018 - 1:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans have purchased a bus ticket to Canada for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after the Democrat said America "was never that great." The state Republican Party said the $55 one-way, Albany-to-Montreal ticket is valid only on Friday, and that if Cuomo believes his own remarks...
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August 16, 2018 - 12:01 pm
DEWITT, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager who was getting ready for his first day of college is dead after he crashed his car into a community library in upstate New York. State police on Thursday identified the driver as 18-year-old Blake Lucas. Troopers say he was driving down the road near the Community...
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