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August 22, 2020 - 1:39 pm
New York state will apply for a federal program for unemployment money now that the state won’t have to come up with additional funds to cover a portion of what the Trump administration had originally proposed, state officials said Friday.
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FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, Rachael Ray attends the Food Bank of NYC Can Do Awards Benefit Gala on in New York. Officials said Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, that a fire that tore through celebrity chef Ray's upstate New York home started in a fireplace chimney. The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control said the Aug. 9 fire at the house in Lake Luzerne, N.Y., was accidental. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File )
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August 21, 2020 - 6:20 pm
LAKE LUZERNE, N.Y. (AP) — A fire that tore through celebrity chef Rachael Ray's upstate New York home started in a fireplace chimney, state officials said Friday. The state Office of Fire Prevention and Control said the August 9 fire at the house in Lake Luzerne, N.Y., was accidental. The blaze...
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Plastic bag
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August 21, 2020 - 8:01 am
New York’s never-enforced ban on single-use plastic bags has survived a lawsuit lodged by a plastic bag manufacturer and convenience store owners, but a state judge ruled Thursday that state regulators went too far by allowing stores to hand out thicker plastic bags.
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New York State Attorney General Letitia James
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August 20, 2020 - 1:49 pm
State Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop a Trump administration rule she said would allow predatory payday lenders to bypass state interest-rate caps and take advantage of New Yorkers.
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Washingtonville memorial
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August 15, 2020 - 2:55 pm
Police charged a 40-year-old man with cutting down a flagpole at a Sept. 11 memorial in upstate New York, an act of vandalism that prompted local and national outrage.
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FILE - This June 19, 2019 file photo shows U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue, left, talking to the media with prosecutor Moira Penza outside Brooklyn federal court after NXIVM defendant Keith Raniere was found guilty on all counts, in New York. A judge has set an Oct. 27, 2020 sentencing date for Raniere, leader of an upstate New York self-improvement group who was convicted last year on charges that he turned some of followers into sex slaves. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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August 14, 2020 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a cult-like self-improvement group in upstate New York who was convicted last year on charges that he turned some of his followers into sex slaves will face sentencing on Oct. 27, a judge said Friday. In a conference call, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis told...
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face masks NYC
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Kimberly Dole
August 13, 2020 - 4:09 pm
A tweet from the city of New York's account urging women to wear their masks avoid catcalling was posted and then deleted on Wednesday.
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Coronavirus NYC
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August 12, 2020 - 12:28 pm
Election officials are warning that cash-strapped New York has a lot of work to do before Nov. 3 to ensure it can handle an even bigger flood of absentee ballots in light of a surge in mail-in voting that fueled a six-week delay for results of the June primary.
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PSA
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David Caplan
August 10, 2020 - 5:03 pm
A new PSA debuted by New York state Monday reminds all Americans that the last pandemic may have happened over 100 years ago, but there's one takeaway from it that remains as applicable as ever: Wear a face mask.
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Cuomo
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Kimberly Dole
August 10, 2020 - 1:50 pm
Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a Friday deadline for school districts that have not submitted plans for in-person learning.
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