- NY health officials warn of mosquito risk Updated: Jul-05-15 9:07 am
ALBANY, New York - Public health officials in New York state are reminding residents of the dangers posed by mosquitoes after West Nile Virus was found in two counties.
- Man caught after allegedly hitting trooper at traffic stop Updated: Jul-04-15 5:38 pm
DANBURY, Connecticut - Police say a man sought for assaulting a state trooper during a traffic stop is in custody after a daylong search.
- NY prosecutor questions low numbers on school bullying Updated: Jul-03-15 3:34 pm
MINEOLA, New York - A suburban New York prosecutor says compliance with a state law requiring schools to report incidents of bullying, harassment or intimidation is a "disaster."
- Ex-NY Speaker balks at reporting income, cites federal probe Updated: Jul-03-15 12:32 pm
ALBANY, New York - Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is declining to report his outside income on a state disclosure form, citing federal charges that he collected nearly $4 million in kickbacks.
- NY environmental commissioner Martens resigns Updated: Jul-01-15 4:07 pm
ALBANY, New York - A day after enacting a promised ban on fracking, New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens has announced that he'll step down this month.
- Sale of IBM microchip plants in Vermont, New York completed Updated: Jul-01-15 12:53 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - GlobalFoundries announced Wednesday it had completed its purchase of IBM's microchip plants in Vermont and New York, giving a new lease on life to a big employer in Vermont and New York's Duchess County.
- 13 charged with cheating on MTA tests Updated: Jun-29-15 10:17 pm
NEW YORK - Thirteen current and former employees of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have been accused of cheating on licensing exams for train conductor or locomotive engineer.
- Court bars New York psychic business from soliciting in Iowa Updated: Jun-27-15 4:50 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa judge has ordered a New York-based company that prosecutors say conned people into paying for outlandish psychic readings and prophecies to stop soliciting Iowa residents and refund nearly $14,000 already sent from them.
- NY legislators approve rent controls, tax rebate Updated: Jun-26-15 12:52 am
ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers approved legislation Thursday night to continue rent controls in New York City and a statewide property tax cap while providing rebates to homeowners over four years.
- The Latest: NY Assembly votes 122-13 for rent, tax bill Updated: Jun-26-15 12:37 am
ALBANY, New York - The latest in the New York Legislature finishing its session for the year with a broad deal on rent controls, property taxes and education:
- Video maker sues so it can promote Muslim film in NY subways Updated: Jun-25-15 1:17 pm
NEW YORK - Two Muslim filmmakers have filed a lawsuit against the operator of New York subways claiming the agency rejected their advertisements under a rule that prohibits disputed political views. They argue the ads have nothing to do with politics and should not be banned.
- Civil liberties group: Transgender students still harassed Updated: Jun-24-15 5:23 pm
ALBANY, New York - Transgender students are often harassed in public schools across New York, and education officials have failed to carry out a legislative mandate to protect them, the New York Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday.
- Buffalo approves renaming Squaw Island; name deemed racist Updated: Jun-23-15 7:03 pm
BUFFALO, New York - Squaw Island will be called Unity Island following a unanimous vote by Buffalo city lawmakers Tuesday in response to complaints that the 336-year-old name of the Niagara River parkland is racist and sexist.
- New York leaders reach agreement on rent regs for 2M tenants Updated: Jun-23-15 6:23 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders reached broad agreement Tuesday on extending New York City rent controls for more than 2 million tenants and providing $1.3 billion for property tax rebates targeting upstate and Long Island homeowners.
- NY accord for liquid nicotine in child-resistant packaging Updated: Jun-23-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general says four companies have agreed to put their liquid nicotine in child-resistant packaging when sold in the state.
- Vermont State Police send tactical team to New York Updated: Jun-22-15 4:14 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - About 20 members of the Vermont State Police are in New York state helping with the search for two prisoners who escaped from a maximum security prison in northern New York more than two weeks ago.
- Indiana sues Indianapolis-based test preparation company Updated: Jun-20-15 2:49 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's attorney general is suing a college test preparation company, alleging it engaged in "unfair and abusive practices" when selling study materials for college equivalency exams.
- Arrests, leadership changes mean hard year for lawmakers Updated: Jun-20-15 2:13 pm
ALBANY, New York - For decades, it was the way Albany did business: The governor and the two legislative bosses gathered behind closed doors to hammer out deals affecting millions of New Yorkers.
- Destructive southern pine beetle appears in Northeast states Updated: Jun-20-15 9:38 am
ROCKY POINT, New York - The southern pine beetle, which for generations has attacked forests throughout the southeastern United States, is methodically making its way into the Northeast, destroying thousands of trees in New York, New Jersey and elsewhere.
- New York company agrees to pay restitution for psychic fraud Updated: Jun-19-15 5:38 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A New York City company the Iowa attorney general says was running a fraudulent psychic mail campaign targeting elderly Iowans has been ordered to pay $200,000 to a state consumer protection fund.
- NY lawmakers OK tougher rules to protect nail salon workers Updated: Jun-19-15 4:49 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers on Friday approved tougher regulation of nail salons, intended to help protect some 40,000 workers - many of them female immigrants - from getting shorted on pay and otherwise mistreated.
- NY lawmakers OK 5-day rent extension so talks can continue Updated: Jun-18-15 11:40 pm
ALBANY, New York - In a bid to buy time, New York lawmakers approved a five-day renewal of New York City's now-expired rent regulations Thursday night so Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers can continue negotiating a longer-term extension.
- The latest on NY Legislature: 5-day rent renewal passes Updated: Jun-18-15 11:07 pm
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- Christie, Cuomo back measure to overhaul Port Authority Updated: Jun-18-15 8:10 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A stalled effort to overhaul the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey received a jolt Thursday when Govs. Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo announced their support for a new measure.
- NY authorities charge Brooklyn landlord in evictions case Updated: Jun-17-15 5:43 pm
NEW YORK - Authorities brought criminal charges Wednesday against a landlord they say drove tenants out of rent-regulated apartments by doing construction and demolition at his building and shutting off the heat.