Associated Press

The Associated Press is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, it's a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is turning up the heat on the federal government to consider recalling e-cigarette batteries and devices that explode and catch fire, injuring users.

Buffalo Bills

The bumbling Cleveland Browns are two losses short from becoming the NFL's second team to go 0-16 in one season. However, that is good news for Buffalo, as the Bills cruised past the Browns 33-13 on Sunday.

West Seneca Youth Baseball Association

A former youth baseball official will be sentenced next year after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $50,000.

National Public Radio

Manufacturers in New York state expanded more quickly in December than in November, driven by a big jump in new orders.  That is the latest from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Buffalo Bills

Le'Veon Bell scored three times and set a franchise record with 236 yards rushing in finding traction on a slick, snow-covered field, leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 27-20 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon.

New York state is making more changes to its medical marijuana program.

Authorities have seized 100 snakes, lots of rats, two miniature pigs and a few dozen birds from a Niagara County home where dozens of creatures were found dead. 

Marineland Canada

A complaint that led Ontario's animal welfare agency to investigate Marineland accuses the tourist attraction of cruelty against several species.

NYS Power Authority

New York regulators are launching a comprehensive review of energy service companies, saying the competitive residential market created by utility deregulation hasn't lived up to its promise.

Buffalo Bills

Derek Carr threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns to rally the Oakland Raiders to their biggest comeback in 16 years with a 38-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

It is becoming a love-hate relationship, but no more discussion. The "I Love NY" signs have to come down, says the Federal Highway Administration.

New York is cracking down so-called "ticket bots," software used to snatch up tickets to concerts, plays and other events that are then resold at significantly higher prices.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The 144-year-old shipwreck of a rare sailing vessel that typically wasn't used for long voyages on the Great Lakes has been found in deep water off Lake Ontario's New York shore, according to two underwater explorers.

Western New York-based explorers Jim Kennard and Roger Pawlowski announced Friday that they identified the wreck as the Black Duck in September, three years after initially coming across it while using side-scan sonar in 350 feet of water off Oswego, New York.

Buffalo Bills

LeSean McCoy scored twice, including a career-best 75-yard run, and the Buffalo Bills won their second in a row by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 28-21 on Sunday.

New York State

Federal auditors say New York improperly used as much as $150 million in grants to set up its insurance exchange under President Barack Obama's health care law and enroll people for coverage.

WBFO News file photo / WBFO News

LeSean McCoy ran 7 yards for a touchdown before suffering a thumb injury and the Buffalo Bills got just enough out of their depleted offense, beating the Cincinnati Bengals 16-12 on Sunday.

New York State

Not everyone loves those "I Love NY" signs. New York's top transportation official will be traveling to Washington to discuss an ongoing dispute with federal officials over the signs.

Cornell University trustees have chosen the provost of the University of Michigan as the Ivy League school's new president.

New York lawmakers could soon get their first pay increase in nearly two decades. 

Erie County

New York residents can apply for winter heating assistance starting Monday.

Amtrak and the City of Niagara Falls have reached an agreement on a lease deal for space in the city's new transportation center. 

Buffalo Bills

Jimmy Graham needed only one hand to catch two first-half touchdown passes from Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks held off a late rally for a 31-25 win over the Buffalo Bills on Monday night.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

A New York-state research institute has a new leader after its last president resigned in the wake of bid-rigging charges.

WBFO's Marian Hetherly

Authorities say the 14-year-old boy accused of setting a massive fire at Lockport's tire recycling plant never told anyone his friend was trapped inside.

A Canadian couple is accused of importing fentanyl products from China into the United States and then mailing the powerful opioid drugs to Canada.

New York State Senate

This year's election could determine which party controls the New York Senate, possibly giving Democrats the keys to state government.

Buffalo Bills

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady asserted his on-field ownership of the Buffalo Bills again Sunday, matching an NFL record in beating them for the 26th time.

dmv.ny.gov

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's new online Department of Motor Vehicles system is proving to be a big hit. The state says New Yorkers have used the system to make more than 1.4 million DMV reservations since it went online in 2013.

New York's attorney general says an analysis shows that three-quarters of nearly 53,000 guns used to commit crimes in New York over the last five years were originally purchased in another state.

www.ny.gov/programs/lgbt-memorial-commission

A call has gone out to artists who are interested in helping create an LGBT memorial for New York State.

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