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  • NY transit workers reach tentative contract deal 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:17 pm
  • NEW YORK - Transit officials and the union representing about 34,000 city subway and bus workers reached a tentative contract deal that would include raises and new benefits but require higher health insurance payments, both sides and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

  • NY AG reaches agreement with GrubHub over tips 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:06 am
  • ALBANY, New York - Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reached an agreement with the online food delivery company GrubHub Inc. to ensure that the tips it collects from customers will be given to the workers they were intended for.

  • Official: 6 subpoenas in NY stock trade probe 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:46 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - An official familiar with the investigation said the New York Attorney General's Office has issued subpoenas to six firms and sent a letter to another for details about split-second stock trading and any unfair advantages.

  • Ex-Pataki aide eyes run for attorney general 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:58 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - The former chief adviser to Republican Gov. George Pataki is considering a run for New York attorney general and courting potential backers, state party officials said Wednesday.

  • NY AG settles with rent-regulated NYC apartments 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:05 am
  • ALBANY, New York - Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reached a settlement with owners of 42 rent-regulated buildings in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan for allegedly harassing their tenants and denying them the right to organize.

  • NY flu season continues; second wave of illness 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:04 am
  • ALBANY, New York - Health officials say a second wave of influenza has struck this spring and is putting more New Yorkers in the hospital now than in January.

  • Cleanup plan for Niagara River costs $380 million 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:43 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - The Buffalo Sewer Authority will spend $380 million over the next 20 years to reduce the amount of untreated sewage and stormwater runoff flowing into the Niagara River, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.

  • Dozens of NYC schools protest state English tests 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:19 pm
  • NEW YORK - Principals at some three dozen New York City public schools led protests Friday against this year's New York state English tests, which they said were poorly designed and confusing.

  • NY AG, Maffei seek smartphone 'kill switch' rule 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:49 pm
  • SYRACUSE, New York - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei are calling on Congress to require smartphone makers to install "kill switches" on phones to render them useless if stolen.

  • New York governor takes aim at racy subway ad 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:16 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - New York transit officials say they will reconsider their advertising standards after a top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo objected to a cleavage-baring subway ad for breast enhancement surgery.

  • Green Party's Hawkins begins bid for NY governor 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:06 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins is kicking off his campaign for New York governor, vowing to build on his third-place finish four years ago.

  • Lawsuit: Male stripper did show at NY nursing home 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:56 pm
  • WEST BABYLON, New York - An 85-year-old nursing home patient was the victim of "disgraceful sexual perversion" when a male stripper gyrated in front of her against her will at the suburban New York facility, an attorney for the woman's family said Tuesday.

  • 2 Adirondack fire towers to be restored for access 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 12:10 pm
  • RAY BROOK, New York - Supporters of preserving a pair of historic Adirondack mountaintop fire towers say their long battle is almost over.

  • NY gun owners expect few to register under new law 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 1:23 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - Many New York gun owners expect the April 15 deadline to register assault weapons under the state's strict new law to be largely ignored.

  • New York policeman held on child pornography charges 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:11 pm
  • MINEOLA, New York - An FBI investigation that began more than a year ago with the arrest of a child pornography suspect in Alaska has led to federal charges against a New York state police investigator who has worked as a high school and college lacrosse coach.

  • 3rd season of dredging Onondaga Lake to resume 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:06 am
  • SYRACUSE, New York - The cleanup of Onondaga Lake is set to resume.

  • Thousands of parents pull kids from New York tests 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:22 pm
  • BUFFALO, New York - As most of New York's elementary students take state tests meant to show how they are faring under a heavier academic load, thousands of kids are sitting the tests out under instructions from their parents, who say the state relies so heavily on testing that it's interfering with learning.

  • Holder: Khalid Sheik Mohammad won't be tried in NY 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:50 pm
  • NEW YORK - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he still believes Manhattan is the right place to put the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks on trial but he won't revisit the decision to have his fate decided by a military tribunal instead.

  • New York offers tax breaks to theater producers 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:02 pm
  • NEW YORK - New York state lawmakers are giving a financial boost to the theater industry by offering tax incentives for investors who originate live productions in upstate New York, making the state the fourth in the nation to give breaks to plays and musicals.

  • NY attorney general sues FedEx over cigarettes 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 4:34 pm
  • NEW YORK - FedEx has cost New York state more than $10 million by unlawfully shipping contraband cigarettes to consumers, the state's attorney general said Monday as his office joined a lawsuit brought against the company last year by New York City officials.

  • NY seeks hunter input on waterfowl season 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 3:10 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking hunters to submit recommendations to its regional task forces for the dates of the fall 2014 duck hunting seasons by April 4.

  • NY restores Adirondack pond to support trout 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 8:31 am
  • LOWVILLE, New York - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has started work to reintroduce brook trout to a remote Adirondack pond in the Five Ponds Wilderness Area.

  • NY settles probe of tanning salons' health claims 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 10:41 am
  • ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general has reached a settlement with a chain of tanning salons to stop making claims about the health benefits of tanning.

  • NY settles with Bank of America and ex-CEO 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 6:23 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - Bank of America Corp. and former chief executive Kenneth Lewis reached a $25 million settlement to end an investigation into their actions in the 2008 merger with Merrill Lynch & Co., New York's attorney general announced Wednesday.

  • New York assemblyman says he's under investigation 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:43 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - Federal agents have raided the home, offices and hotel room of a state assemblyman from Queens in an investigation of his daily expense claims, the lawmaker said Wednesday.