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Rochester legislator drops bid to lead NY Assembly

January 30, 2015 | 01:00 PM
A third candidate to lead New York's Assembly has dropped out and thrown his ...more»

New York Police to beef up DWI enforcement Super Bowl Sunday

January 30, 2015 | 12:21 PM
Police in New York will be on the lookout for drunken drivers on Super Bowl ...more»

Another candidate for NY Assembly speaker drops out

January 30, 2015 | 07:33 AM
Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, a longtime legislator from Brooklyn, dropped his ...more»

Thruway chief: Tappan Zee 'on-time and on-budget'

January 29, 2015 | 02:50 PM
The new acting commissioner of the New York Thruway Authority said his organization ...more»

Assembly speaker to vacate post amid criminal charges

January 28, 2015 | 07:28 AM
Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, will relinquish ...more»

Sen. Libous' son convicted of under-reporting income to IRS

January 27, 2015 | 02:48 PM
The son of Sen. Tom Libous has been convicted in federal court of lying on ...more»

Senate passes bills to better protect NY'ers from sex offenders

January 27, 2015 | 11:51 AM
The Senate passed a package of seven bills Monday that would extend protections ...more»

Travelers like plan for rail link to NY's LaGuardia Airport

January 27, 2015 | 07:19 AM
Tom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing ...more»

Calls for ouster of Assembly speaker increase

January 27, 2015 | 07:17 AM
Control of the state Assembly hung in the balance Monday night as longtime ...more»

Moral Monday coalition says Cuomo's budget a good start, but doesn't go far enough

January 26, 2015 | 02:49 PM
A coalition of community, faith and labor leaders rallied in the War Room in ...more»

Cuomo pushes women’s rights package in budget

January 26, 2015 | 02:25 PM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to advocate a package of bills intended to advance ...more»

More restrictions on e-cigs proposed

January 26, 2015 | 02:24 PM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed banning electronic cigarettes from all the public ...more»

Gov. urges civil rights law for transgender New Yorkers

January 26, 2015 | 02:24 PM
The governor is calling for an amendment to the state’s civil rights ...more»

Budget Highlights

January 26, 2015 | 02:22 PM
EDUCATION: · Increase school funding by $1.1 billion. · Raise the ...more»

Gov. Cuomo keeping the Dream alive

January 26, 2015 | 02:20 PM
More than 50 students and advocates attended a rally in the Well of the Legislative ...more»

Fracktivists say ‘Thank you Governor’

January 26, 2015 | 02:19 PM
Environmentalists and anti-fracking activists rallied at the Empire State Plaza ...more»

Zimpher hopes to increase SUNY grads

January 26, 2015 | 02:18 PM
The chancellor of the State University of New York unveiled an ambitious goal ...more»

Proposal would allow more charter schools

January 26, 2015 | 02:17 PM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to allow an additional 100 charter schools in New York. ...more»

Governor wants to change how NY’s youth are prosecuted

January 26, 2015 | 02:16 PM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing a policy change recommended by a panel of criminal ...more»

Cuomo: Touts plan to reform police-community relations

January 26, 2015 | 02:15 PM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a multipart plan to improve police-community relations ...more»

Silver could face 100 years in jail

January 26, 2015 | 01:59 PM
Sheldon Silver, the powerful Speaker of the Assembly for two decades, could ...more»

Plan aimed at easing tax burden, boosting economic development

January 26, 2015 | 01:54 PM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his fifth State of the State Address last Wednesday ...more»

NY’s Reps have mixed feelings on Obama speech

January 26, 2015 | 01:51 PM
President Barack Obama set a hard line during the State of the Union Tuesday, ...more»
Schumer wants apnea screening on LIRR, not just Metro-North
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- Sen. Charles Schumer is demanding that both of New York's big commuter railroads - not just the one that suffered a fatal derailment - test their engineers for sleep apnea, the disorder blamed for the 2013 accident...
NY Lottery
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- These New York lotteries were drawn Friday:...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Win 4 Midday' game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the New York Lottery's "Win 4 Midday" game were:...
Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Midday' game
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the New York Lottery's "Numbers Midday" game were:...
Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in '16
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016...
Regulators shoot down plan for new herring protections
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- In a decision lauded by state regulators and decried by environmentalists, federal regulators ruled this week that a plan to extend greater conservation efforts to river herring is not necessary at this time...
Rochester legislator drops bid to lead NY Assembly
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A third candidate to lead New York's Assembly has dropped out and thrown his support to the Bronx lawmaker who appears to have the job locked up...
35 years after Etan Patz vanished, boy's murder trial opens
NEW YORK (AP) -- The little boy named Etan Patz was a "tiny man with a big heart" who couldn't wait to walk to his school bus stop alone on the day he vanished, a prosecutor said Friday...
FAA investigating after planes nearly collide by NY airport
NEW YORK (AP) -- The FAA is investigating a near-midair collision between two planes by an airport north of New York City...
Shake Shack shares more than double in stock market debut
NEW YORK (AP) -- Investors seem to be craving burgers and crinkle-cut fries...
MasterCard tops Street 4Q forecasts
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) -- MasterCard reported a 28 percent rise in fourth-quarter profits, as consumers spent more on MasterCard's payment network...
FAA investigating after NY plane collision averted
NEW YORK (AP) -- The FAA says it's investigating a weekend incident involving two planes at New York's Westchester County Airport...
New York authorities postpone human trafficking discussion
PAINTED POST, N.Y. (AP) -- Federal authorities in western New York have postponed a news conference on efforts to combat human trafficking...
Several injured in school bus accident in upstate New York
ROCKLAND, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say several students have been injured after their school bus was involved in an accident on a road in the Catskills...
2 Metro-North derailments raise new concerns from regulators
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Two Metro-North derailments in New York have renewed concerns among federal regulators over the commuter railroad's focus on safety...
NY man gets up to 63 years in prison for financial fraud
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York man has been sentenced to decades behind bars for a land investment fraud that cheated clients out of their retirement savings...
Woman, 30, on trial for 2013 slaying in Adirondack village
MALONE, N.Y. (AP) -- A trial is under way in a northern New York courtroom where a woman is charged with beating and stabbing her 65-year-old ex-boyfriend to death inside her Adirondack apartment in 2013...
Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died...
NY firm sends 5,000 Super Bowl pizzas to US troops overseas
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A western New York food products company has pitched in to make sure U...

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