- Ex-Assembly speaker convicted at NY corruption trial Updated: Nov-30-15 4:49 pm
NEW YORK - Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, once one of New York's most powerful politicians, was convicted Monday of charges that he traded favors to earn $5 million illegally and then lied about it.
- Cuomo, de Blasio clash again, this time on NYC homelessness Updated: Nov-27-15 4:48 pm
NEW YORK - The feud between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not taking a break for the holidays.
- Ads featuring Nazi imagery pulled from New York City subway Updated: Nov-25-15 4:58 pm
NEW YORK - An ad campaign that featured Nazi imagery has been pulled from the New York City subway system.
- NYC mayor: It's my job to defend NYC's interests in Albany Updated: Nov-25-15 11:06 am
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio says it's his job to defend the interests of New York City in Albany.
- Texas' Abbott will be next US governor to visit Cuba Updated: Nov-24-15 7:22 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he will travel to Cuba after the Thanksgiving holiday, becoming the latest U.S. governor to pursue economic development possibilities with the island nation amid easing trade restrictions.
- 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.
- New York plots path to renewable energy goal Updated: Nov-23-15 3:35 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York is taking steps to accomplish Gov. Andrew Cuomo's goal of generating half the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
- 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.
- New York takes steps to limit lawsuit risk Updated: Nov-21-15 8:08 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's governor and attorney general say they are working together to identify ways to reduce the risk of lawsuits against the state.
- De Blasio and Bloomberg make peace at NYC tree-planting Updated: Nov-20-15 2:06 pm
NEW YORK - They shared laughs about supermodels, Big Bird and the governor. They competed to out-do each other in lavishing praise on Bette Midler. And they planted a tree.
- Port Authority leadership in flux as CEO search strikes out Updated: Nov-19-15 7:27 pm
NEW YORK - The future leadership of the region's largest transportation authority was uncertain Thursday as Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials announced that the search to fill the newly created position of CEO had come up empty and the process would be extended.
- 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.
- NYC announces $2.6 billion investment to fight homelessness Updated: Nov-18-15 5:39 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced a massive $2.6 billion housing investment to help New York City's homeless, declaring that the city would not wait for New York state's help in combating a growing crisis that has dominated headlines and damaged the mayor's poll numbers.
- Buffalo, Rochester to give city workers $15 minimum wage Updated: Nov-18-15 5:23 pm
ALBANY, New York - Buffalo and Rochester are moving to raise the minimum wage of municipal employees to $15 an hour, a move in sync with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's push to raise the wage floor for all workers across New York state.
- NY Gov. Cuomo declares support for accepting Syrian refugees Updated: Nov-17-15 5:41 pm
ALBANY, New York - Rejecting Syrian refugees would be akin to "conceding defeat of the American dream," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday in a sharply worded response to those urging him to keep the refugees out of the state.
- Puerto Ricans fear for their health as federal cuts loom Updated: Nov-16-15 10:40 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - An incurable disease has given Jose Gonzalez Ortiz the health of an old man at age 42, and the collapsing Puerto Rican health system only adds to his pain.
- Police deploy extra units in NYC in wake of Paris attacks Updated: Nov-14-15 12:46 am
NEW YORK - Police deployed extra units to crowded areas of the city and were on heightened alert after scores of people were killed Friday in a series of shootings and bombings in Paris. New York officials said they were acting out of abundance of caution and there were no known threats to the area.
- The Latest: Top officials heading to Paris concert hall Updated: Nov-13-15 7:28 pm
PARIS - The latest on shootings and explosions in Paris. (all times local):
- De Blasio jokes take center stage at annual charity dinner Updated: Nov-10-15 10:21 pm
NEW YORK - Jabs about Mayor Bill de Blasio's habitual lateness and his ongoing feud with Gov. Andrew Cuomo took center stage Tuesday night at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner.
- Cuomo, Schumer work to prevent Alcoa layoffs in NY Updated: Nov-06-15 2:12 pm
MASSENA, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer say they're "not giving up the fight" to keep Alcoa's smelting operations in northern New York.
- NY governor, NYC mayor join Puerto Rico health care rally Updated: Nov-05-15 5:26 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined thousands of demonstrators Thursday demanding equal treatment for Puerto Rico on federal health care.
- New York opens trade, tourism office in Puerto Rico Updated: Nov-05-15 12:52 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York state is opening a trade and tourism office in Puerto Rico.
- New York, Kraft-Heinz strike deal to keep plants open Updated: Nov-04-15 3:27 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York has negotiated a deal with Kraft-Heinz to keep three upstate plants open, saving nearly 1,000 jobs.
- Ex-Rep. McMahon wins NY prosecutor race after chokehold case Updated: Nov-04-15 12:13 am
NEW YORK - Former U.S. Rep. Michael McMahon was elected Tuesday to succeed the district attorney involved in investigating the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, a case that focused attention on how prosecutors handle police brutality allegations.
- Correction: Buffalo Billion-SolarCity story Updated: Nov-02-15 3:48 pm
ALBANY, New York - In a story Oct. 31 about the state of New York's construction of a factory for the solar panel installation company SolarCity, The Associated Press reported erroneously the plant's production relative to SolarCity's need for panels. It will supply an undetermined portion of the demand, not 20 percent.