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News Minute: Here is the latest New York news from The Associated Press

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A motorcyclist has died after a crash on an Albany highway ramp. Police say the biker apparently was riding the wrong way on the ramp when he lost control, throwing over the edge of the ramp to the ground, 30 feet below.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo visits the University of Buffalo today with the governor's office saying he'll be focusing on a job creation effort. Republican gubernatorial challenger Rob Astorino will also be in western New York, with a string of appearances critical of Cuomo over reports his office meddled with a state ethics commission.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - As western states deal with a rash of wildfires, a New York firefighting crew has been dispatched to help in Oregon. The 20-person crew is made up of specially trained forest rangers and volunteers. They're expected to spend the next two weeks helping battle wildfires.

(AP) - Some areas of New York have seen heavy rains as storms move across the state, with flooded roads a problem in some spots. The Buffalo area has seen as much as 1.4 inches of rain. Upstate utilities also report power outages affecting about 2,700 customers this morning.

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