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Voters approve 99 percent of New York school budgets

May 22, 2015 | 11:38 AM
New York voters have again approved nearly all school budgets put before them ...more»

Hearing focuses on climate change

May 22, 2015 | 11:36 AM
The push for New York to take greater steps to fight climate change continues ...more»

DEC reconsiders oil transfer facility at Port of Albany

May 22, 2015 | 11:34 AM
T wo Capital District state lawmakers are praising a decision by the DEC that ...more»

‘Brittany’s Law’ would create a registry of violent felons

May 22, 2015 | 11:34 AM
Lawmakers, activists and victims’ families are calling for the passage ...more»

Wage board to consider fast food wage hike

May 22, 2015 | 11:33 AM
Fast-food workers raised their voices across New York last Wednesday to demand ...more»

Bill prohibits sex offenders from holding leadership positions in schools

May 22, 2015 | 11:32 AM
The Senate passed legislation (S.4153), sponsored by Senator Kenneth LaValle, ...more»

Lawmakers hope to shame companies whose employees rely on public assistance

May 22, 2015 | 11:31 AM
Sen. Gustavo Rivera and Assemblyman Michael Blake say they will introduce a ...more»

Strong ethics rules must be an end-of-session priority, says good-government coalition

May 22, 2015 | 11:24 AM
New York’s leading good government groups last Wednesday urged Gov. Andrew ...more»

Senator’s son gets 6-month sentence

May 22, 2015 | 11:24 AM
The son of the New York state Senate’s No. 2 Republican has been sentenced ...more»

Bill removes obstacles to recovering abducted children

May 22, 2015 | 11:22 AM
When Scott Berne was a young child, he was taken to five different countries ...more»

Progressives, watchdogs speak out against education tax credit

May 22, 2015 | 11:09 AM
Good government groups and religious leaders are calling on the New York Legislature ...more»

New report on Attica prison riot reveals inmates were beaten

May 22, 2015 | 07:36 AM
More than 40 years after the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion, newly released ...more»

Little interest in Gov. Cuomo's summit on purging emails

May 22, 2015 | 07:33 AM
There should be plenty of seats available at Friday's meeting called by Democratic ...more»

NY to require further review of crude oil facility at port

May 22, 2015 | 07:32 AM
New York state regulators said Thursday they'll require further environmental ...more»

O'Donnell calls on governor to ban state-sponsored travel to Louisiana

May 21, 2015 | 02:15 PM
A day after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal issued an executive order protecting ...more»

Thruway board approves 2015 budget without toll hikes

May 21, 2015 | 02:08 PM
The Thruway Authority board has approved a revised budget for 2015 without ...more»

AARP warns of 'Gen-Xodus'

May 21, 2015 | 02:06 PM
A majority of New Yorkers turning 50 this year worry about not saving enough ...more»

Legislature hosts Consul General of Italy

May 21, 2015 | 02:05 PM
Sen. David Carlucci, president of the Conference of Italian-American state ...more»

New York's top financial regulator to step down

May 21, 2015 | 07:12 AM
Benjamin Lawsky, New York state's top financial regulator who collected billions ...more»

Study: Local lockups can be more pricey to run than thought

May 21, 2015 | 07:11 AM
It turns out running a jail can be even more expensive than previously thought. ...more»

Voters approve 99 percent of New York school budgets

May 21, 2015 | 07:10 AM
New York voters have again approved nearly all school budgets put before them ...more»

New board will begin discussion on fast food wage hike

May 21, 2015 | 07:08 AM
Fast-food workers raised their voices across New York on Wednesday to demand ...more»

NY cuts red tape in pesticide regulations for farmers

May 21, 2015 | 07:03 AM
The Cuomo administration is cutting some red tape to make it easier for farmers ...more»
14-year-old shot in Bronx in possible gang dispute
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a 14-year-old who was involved in a gang has been shot to death in the Bronx...
US appeals court upholds delay in Alzheimer's drug swap
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has rejected a drug manufacturer's appeal and affirmed a judge's order that Actavis PLC keep distributing its widely used Alzheimer's medication until after its patent expires this summer...
Boston Children's Hospital to add more doctors
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Children's Hospital is planning to acquire a network of out-of-state doctors to expand and reach more patients...
Some dramatic Triple Crown finishes, winners and losers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Funny how a 1 1/2-mile race - the farthest distance most horses will ever run - can be decided by a head, neck or nose, or by 8, 25 or even 31 lengths...
New York Gov. Cuomo's office ends email auto delete policy
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration on Friday ended its practice of automatically deleting emails after 90 days after criticism that it was an affront to open government...
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:...
Data on thousands of patients stolen at New Jersey hospitals
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) -- Thousands of patients at three northern New Jersey hospitals have been alerted that their personal information was stolen in a data breach...
NY pension fund return tops 7 percent in 2014, hits $183B
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York pension fund for state and local government workers has risen to a record $183...
Man convicted in 1 NY murder pleads guilty to another
NEW YORK (AP) -- A serial stabber already serving time for one murder has pleaded guilty to another...
Demilitarizing the cops: States retool police training
BURIEN, Wash. (AP) -- When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state's police academy, the seas would part before him...
Trio of small beluga whales sighted in suburban NY bay
MANHASSET, N.Y. (AP) -- A trio of beluga whales is spending the start of the Memorial Day weekend in the Long Island Sound area...
All-clear after suspicious package found at Grand Central
NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities have issued an all-clear after investigating a suspicious package found on the lower level of New York City's Grand Central Terminal and have reopened the area to the public...
Suspicious package found at NYC's Grand Central Terminal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities are investigating a suspicious package found on the lower level of New York City's Grand Central Terminal and have closed the area to the public...
Fishery managers studying black sea bass population
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A multistate management commission is working on an assessment of the health of the black sea bass population...
Rockland County executive is undergoing cancer treatment
NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- Rockland County executive Ed Day is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer...
Workers find decomposed body behind western NY restaurant
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say they've identified a decomposed body found in the woods behind a western New York restaurant...
Preservationist chosen to head NYC's Gracie Mansion
NEW YORK (AP) -- A preservationist has been chosen as executive director of the New York City mayor's official residence, Gracie Mansion...
2 members of NYC based heroin ring plead guilty
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two members of a New York City-based heroin distribution ring have pleaded guilty...

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