Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage in NY

Novelist Salman Rushdie was stabbed in the neck and abdomen just as he about to give a lecture in western New York on Friday. He suffered serious injuries and underwent surgery.

NY state police seizures of marijuana plants fall sharply

Seizures of marijuana plants have plunged this year as the state legalized possession of small amounts of pot and some local law enforcement agencies backed off efforts to root out marijuana crops, according to a published report.