New York State

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December 20, 2018 - 6:09 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board told a New York prosecutor she has hampered the agency's efforts to determine the cause of the limousine crash that killed 20 people in her rural upstate county, the nation's deadliest transportation wreck in nearly a decade. In a letter...
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December 20, 2018 - 6:04 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since the current system of record-keeping began in 1976. The new numbers, released on Thursday by state labor officials, show New York's jobless rate fell to 3.9 percent in November, down...
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December 18, 2018 - 5:11 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- More than 1,000 companies, startups and community projects around New York state will share more than $763 million in economic development funding announced Tuesday. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, joined state and local leaders in Albany on Tuesday to announce the funding...
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December 18, 2018 - 4:37 pm
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities in upstate New York say a man set a woman on fire outside a coffee shop. Police in the city of Tonawanda say the man contacted his 25-year-old girlfriend, who works at the Tim Hortons, and told her to come outside Monday afternoon. Authorities say the man then...
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December 17, 2018 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal court says New York's ban on nunchucks, the martial arts weapon made famous by Bruce Lee but prohibited in the state for decades, is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. Judge Pamela Chen issued her ruling on Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. The plaintiff,...
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December 14, 2018 - 4:29 pm
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) -- Sen. Chuck Schumer has wrapped up his 20th annual tour of all 62 counties in New York state. The Senate's Democratic leader toured a Washington County industrial park near the Vermont border on Friday as he completed his 2018 statewide tour. Schumer has made a point of...
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December 06, 2018 - 5:27 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York lawmakers are poised to get their first pay raise in twenty years. A state compensation committee on Thursday voted to increase legislative pay from $79,500 annually to $130,000. The increase would be phased in over three years, beginning with a bump to $110,000 on New...
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November 27, 2018 - 5:02 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will travel to Washington Wednesday to press President Donald Trump for federal funding for a new rail tunnel below the Hudson River. The meeting comes as officials in New Jersey and New York express growing worries about the dilapidated, century-old...
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November 27, 2018 - 4:59 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo again dismissed talk that he will run for president, saying Tuesday that he is focused on leading the nation's fourth-largest state and not preparing a run for the White House in 2020. "I am ruling it out,'' he said when asked about a possible...
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November 12, 2018 - 5:40 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state residents will be able to apply for $372 million in federal home heating assistance starting this week. The Home Energy Assistance Program, or HEAP, helps lower- and middle-income people heat their homes. HEAP applications will be accepted by local social service...
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