- NY Gov. Cuomo vetoes bill to halt killing of invasive swans Updated: Nov-29-15 7:05 am
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation that would have blocked a plan to control the population of mute swans.
- NY state police to aid Planned Parenthood safety planning Updated: Nov-28-15 5:47 pm
NEW YORK - New York state troopers are advising Planned Parenthood clinics statewide on security and emergency planning in the wake of Friday's deadly attack at a clinic in Colorado.
- NY troopers seen information on dead newborn in trash Updated: Nov-28-15 7:10 am
LIVINGSTON, New York - State police are seeking information about a newborn baby boy found dead in a trash container near a Columbia County convenience store.
- NY agency urges homeowners to inspect heating oil tanks Updated: Nov-26-15 8:10 am
ALBANY, New York - The state Department of Environmental Conservation is calling on homeowners who have oil furnaces to inspect their heating oil tanks for leaks that could lead to expensive cleanups.
- NY court hears arguments on fantasy sports Updated: Nov-25-15 4:39 pm
NEW YORK - A judge said Wednesday he would not take long to rule on a motion by New York's top law enforcement official to stop the country's two biggest daily fantasy sports companies from operating following two hours of arguments in a packed Manhattan courtroom.
- NY declares victory in Alzheimer's drug antitrust lawsuit Updated: Nov-25-15 2:20 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general is dropping an antitrust lawsuit against a drug manufacturer after his office blocked what he alleged was an attempt to force Alzheimer's patients to switch to a newer patented drug instead of cheaper generic alternatives.
- Fitness chain reaches deal with NY over indoor tanning Updated: Nov-25-15 2:15 pm
ALBANY, New York - A national chain of gym and fitness centers has agreed as part of an agreement struck with New York's attorney general not to offer unlimited indoor tanning to members.
- NY troopers to step up road enforcement over Thanksgiving Updated: Nov-25-15 3:01 am
ALBANY, New York - New York State Police say they will be stepping up road patrols over the holiday weekend.
- Alcoa to keep smelting plant open after NY offers incentives Updated: Nov-24-15 4:14 pm
ALBANY, New York - Alcoa has backed off a plan to eliminate hundreds of jobs at its smelting operations in northern New York after the state agreed to a series of incentives, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a crowd of cheering workers Tuesday.
- NY attorney general names 2 chief deputies Updated: Nov-22-15 9:21 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general has appointed two longtime lawyers as chief deputies responsible for criminal prosecutions and civil litigation.
- New York lawmakers slow to address corruption despite trials Updated: Nov-21-15 10:23 am
ALBANY, New York - Two of the most powerful men in New York state government are on trial for corruption at the same time. Voter turnout is lower than it's been in decades. And polls show the public is as distrustful as it is apathetic.
- NY court documents show big business of daily fantasy sports Updated: Nov-20-15 5:50 pm
ALBANY, New York - Documents filed at the court examining the legality of daily fantasy sports in New York show a rapidly growing national business built on billions in entry fees.
- NY trooper who caught escaped inmate in June is honored Updated: Nov-20-15 3:02 am
WASHINGTON - The New York state police sergeant who shot and captured an escaped murderer on the lam for three weeks this summer is being honored by a national organization.
- NY gets retailer accord on domestic violence victims Updated: Nov-20-15 3:02 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general says retailer The Bon-Ton Stores has agreed to revise its policy toward employees who are domestic-violence victims and won't require they have a protective court order to continue working.
- NYC officials: New Islamic State video is marketing fear Updated: Nov-19-15 3:39 pm
NEW YORK - A newly released Islamic State group video that briefly depicts images of Times Square is an advertisement for the terrorist organization meant to market fear, city officials said Thursday.
- Massachusetts AG proposes tighter regs for fantasy sports Updated: Nov-19-15 2:24 pm
BOSTON - Daily fantasy sports companies like FanDuel and Boston-based DraftKings would be allowed to continue operating in Massachusetts, but with age and advertising restrictions, disclosure requirements and other new rules proposed Thursday by the state's attorney general.
- Upstate NY school district sued over immigrant education Updated: Nov-18-15 4:47 pm
The school district in the heavily immigrant city of Utica discriminates against older students with limited English skills by refusing to let them attend the only high school, instead steering them into "dead-end" programs that offer no chance for a diploma, the state's chief lawyer said Wednesday in announcing a civil rights lawsuit.
- Editorials from around New York Updated: Nov-18-15 10:41 am
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:
- NY Assembly Democrats return for 'training camp' Updated: Nov-17-15 4:30 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Democratic legislators who control the New York state Assembly have returned to the state Capitol two months before the start of their 2016 session.
- NY attorney general asks court to shut daily fantasy sports Updated: Nov-17-15 11:44 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general has filed court papers seeking an injunction to stop daily fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel from conducting illegal gambling in the state.
- Montana 1 of 5 states to prohibit online sports gaming Updated: Nov-15-15 2:51 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - On Nov. 10 the New York Attorney General's Office issued a cease and desist order directing fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets from New York residents, and categorizing these companies activities as illegal gambling under New York law.
- NY joins other states in brief on union bargaining Updated: Nov-15-15 3:01 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general is leading a coalition of states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold two longstanding provisions of collective bargaining agreements for public workers.
- NY to give the critically ill faster access to medical pot Updated: Nov-11-15 4:53 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York will give patients with certain serious illnesses faster access to medical marijuana under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo while the state works out the details of its full medical cannabis program.
- AG tells DraftKings and FanDuel to stop operating in NY Updated: Nov-10-15 6:40 pm
NEW YORK - New York's attorney general has told the daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel to stop taking players in New York on the grounds that their operations amount to illegal gambling.
- NY Senate GOP leader predicts minimum wage hike compromise Updated: Nov-10-15 2:56 pm
ALBANY, New York - The New York Senate's Republican leader is declining to endorse the $15 minimum wage backed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying the issue will be discussed in detail by his conference and predicting "some kind of compromise."