NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say the Bangladeshi immigrant arrested in a botched suicide bombing in the New York subway mocked President Donald Trump on Facebook on his way to carry out the attack. They say he wrote, "Trump you failed to protect your nation," Akayed Ullah is accused of detonating a pipe bomb strapped to his body in an underground passageway Monday. A prosecutor says he chose a time and place designed to cause maximum destruction _ though it ultimately only caused minor injuries to three others.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Lawyers for the getaway driver in a deadly 1981 Brinks robbery have filed a lawsuit challenging the New York parole board's denial of her prison release. The board denied parole for Judith Clark in April, and its appeals unit affirmed the decision last week. Attorneys Michael Cardozo and Steven Zeidman filed the lawsuit Tuesday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, seeking to overturn the board's denial of parole for Judith Clark.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The number of businesses making craft beer, cider, liquor and wine in New York has surged in the last three years as consumers seek out locally made, handcrafted beverages. The state is now the No. 4 producer of craft wine and beer in the nation, and the leading maker of craft hard cider. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the increase is evidence that a series of incentives enacted in 2014 is paying off.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Republican state lawmaker Brian Kolb has declared his candidacy for New York governor, the first person to formally enter the race against Democrat Andrew Cuomo. Kolb, who lives near Rochester, leads the GOP minority in the state Assembly and has acknowledged that he faces an uphill battle against Cuomo, a prodigious fundraiser whose party has a huge advantage in voter registration. Cuomo is considered a potential White House contender but has said he's seeking a third term as governor.
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