ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others is now facing new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Federal prosecutors say a grand jury indicted 30-year-old Mufid Elfgeeh of Rochester on charges of attempting to provide material support to the designated foreign terrorist organization.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo will appeal a decision by federal regulators to reject his plan to use clean water funds to help finance the new Tappan Zee Bridge. The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected $482 million of the $511 million in clean-water loans Cuomo wanted for the bridge. Cuomo says the EPA decision won't affect the replacement project.
POMPEY, N.Y. (AP) - One man was hurt after his ultralight aircraft crashed in a cornfield southeast of Syracuse. Witnesses tell local media the plane went down just before 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Oran Delphi Road and Route 20 in Pompey. The pilot has been identified as 57-year-old Donald Casler of Erieville. Authorities say his injuries aren't life-threatening.
NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say 12 states, including New York, now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus - enterovirus 68. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say New York, Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania together have 130 lab-confirmed cases. All are children.
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