PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) - President Barack Obama, visiting New York state for a fundraiser, says there's one reason Congress is broken. Obama says it's because the Republican Party is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical group. Obama spoke at a pre-Labor Day barbecue held at the Westchester County home of Wall Street consultant Robert Wolf.
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Some candidates are digging into their own pockets this election season. Democrat Aaron Woolf has devoted over $400,000 in his race against Republican Elise Stefanik for a U.S. House seat in northern New York. Hudson Valley Republican Nan Hayworth has contributed over $600,000 to help regain the seat she lost to Democrat U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.
WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) - A man imprisoned in New York for killing his son to collect on his life insurance is now charged with murdering his first wife in 1991 for the same reason. Karl Karlsen was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Christina Karlsen. His attorney wasn't available to comment.
NEW YORK (AP) - The death of a drugged, emotionally disturbed man restrained by New York City police near St. Patrick's Cathedral has been ruled a homicide. The medical examiner's office cited "physical restrain by police" as a factor in Ronald Singleton's July 13 death. Police say officers restrained Singleton after he became combative with a cab driver.
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