EPHRATAH, N.Y. (AP) - The crash of a volunteer Angel Flight in upstate New York that killed at least two people is under investigation, and authorities say the search for the missing pilot will resume this morning. Authorities say the flight's two passengers were found dead yesterday near the ruins of the twin-engine plane in a wooded area in Ephratah, about an hour west of Albany. They say the bulk of the plane is submerged in a pond and divers were expected to go in at daylight.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Drug-maker ISTA (IS'-tah) Pharmaceuticals has pleaded guilty in New York in a federal case involving its eye drug Xibrom (ZY'-brum) and has agreed to pay more than $30 million. The Department of Justice says the case was settled in U.S. District Court in Buffalo yesterday. California-based ISTA was acquired by Rochester-based Bausch & Lomb last year. It admits promoting Xibrom for uses beyond what the Food and Drug Administration approved.
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) - Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, are giving the commencement address at Bard College in the Hudson Valley. The couple will address more than 600 graduating students this afternoon during the commencement ceremony 90 miles north of New York City. Giffords was among 13 people wounded in a January 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that left six others dead.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - A new exhibit on the pickup truck opens today at The Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown. "The Pickup Truck: America's Driving Force," tells the story of the rise of the pickup from its introduction in the early 20th century as a delivery vehicle to today's best-selling vehicle in the United States. The exhibit runs through October 31st.
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