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Sheldon Silver, former Speaker of the New York State Assembly
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January 21, 2020 - 3:25 pm
A federal appeals court upheld former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction Tuesday but ordered a resentencing after reversing the conviction on some charges.
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January 21, 2020 - 2:05 pm
ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $178 billion state budget proposal Tuesday that includes a plan to create a team tasked with reining in spending on Medicaid. The Medicaid Redesign Team will be asked to find ways to trim $2.5 billion in spending from the program, Cuomo said...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019 file photo, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., speaks to reporters as he leaves the courthouse after a pretrial hearing in his insider-trading case, in New York. Collins is resigning from his seat ahead of an expected guilty plea in an insider trading case in which he was accused of leaking confidential information during an urgent phone call made from a White House picnic. Collins submitted a resignation letter Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 according to a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It will take effect when Congress meets in a brief session on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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January 17, 2020 - 5:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former congressman Chris Collins, who represented Western New York and was one of President Donald Trump’s first supporters was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he...
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Vaping
Dai Sugano, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
David Caplan
January 17, 2020 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There's been two more vaping-related deaths in New York State -- one in New York City, the other in Ontario County near Rochester -- bringing the total number of vaping-related deaths in the state to four, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. "The State Department of Health has...
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David Caplan
January 16, 2020 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A group of state lawmakers want you to butt out. The group, including Sen. Todd Kaminsky from Nassau County and Sen. Liz Krueger of Manhattan, want to ban cigarette filters -- aka butts -- as well as single-use electronic cigarettes. The proposed Tobacco Product Waste...
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Brooklyn Tech High School
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January 16, 2020 - 6:33 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York's high school graduation rate continued to edge upward in 2019 ahead of a review and possible revision of diploma requirements, education officials said Thursday. The overall graduation rate was 83.4%, up just short of a percentage point from the previous year, data...
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Grafton Thomas
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January 16, 2020 - 4:31 pm
NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — The man charged in an attack at a suburban New York Hanukkah celebration that left five people wounded, one critically, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges on Thursday. Grafton Thomas appeared in Rockland County Court. On Monday, he also pleaded not guilty...
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NYC birth certificate
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January 15, 2020 - 6:02 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has become the 10th state to allow adopted adults unrestricted access to their original birth certificates, a step that will help some people investigate their family histories. A new law effective Wednesday does away with restrictions dating back to the 1930s that...
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Flu shot
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January 15, 2020 - 7:45 am
New York state says it's seeing more reported cases of influenza so far this season than in recent years.
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Limousine
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January 14, 2020 - 4:34 pm
Political leaders in New York have reached an agreement to pass new limousine safety bills inspired by deadly crashes in 2015 and 2018, officials said Tuesday.
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