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16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a statement Monday saying the suit alleges the Trump ...

Mug shot proposal pits privacy versus the right to know

By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor doesn't want state police to routinely release mug shots of criminal suspects, or booking records about exactly what they're being arrested for. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal is the latest by states aimed ...

NY Gov. Cuomo wants all back-seat passengers to buckle up

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to extend the state's seat belt law to require all passengers in the back seat to buckle up. Under current law, while all passengers in the front seat must wear seat belts, only passengers younger than 16 are required to wear a ...

‘Carer-feeder’: Gillibrand plays up motherhood in 2020 race

By JUANA SUMMERS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand had a flurry of pots on the stove and steak, haddock, peas, steamed vegetables and rice on the menu. She had a cable news appearance coming up in a few hours, but for now, her 10-year-old son entertained the family ...

Julia Roberts to receive George Eastman Award for movie work

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Julia Roberts will be this year's recipient of the George Eastman Award, given to honor contributions to the art of cinema. The George Eastman Museum in Rochester says it will honor the "Pretty Woman" and "Steel Magnolias" actress on May 2. Past recipients ...

NY lawmakers push for recognition for National Comedy Center

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Members of New York's congressional delegation are pushing for official recognition for the recently opened National Comedy Center. Democratic U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say the Senate has passed legislation designating the western New York ...

Archaeologists work at NY site where human bones were found

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeology work continues at an upstate New York construction site where the skeletal remains of several people have been found at what's believed to be a Revolutionary War burial ground. State archaeologists led by the New York State Museum were at the site this ...

Cuomo extends tax deadline for areas hit by winter storm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is extending a property tax deadline for residents in certain areas that were especially hard hit by recent winter storms. The Democratic governor announced an executive order Thursday that will give a 21-day extension to residents in dozens ...

Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and JOSH BOAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's ...

Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

By JOSEPH PISANI and ALEXANDRA OLSON, AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in ...

As Democrats lean left, will voters follow?

By LISA MASCARO and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — What is happening to the Democrats? Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, they are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the rich. Abolishing an immigration enforcement agency. And ...

High winds apparently push plane at Buffalo airport

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials say high winds may have caused a United Airlines plane to hit a jet bridge at the Buffalo airport as it was departing for Newark, New Jersey. An airport spokeswoman says none of the 158 people on board Flight 1442 were hurt Wednesday morning. The ...

NY Legislature holds landmark sexual harassment hearing

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sexual harassment victims are urging New York lawmakers to do more to address the problem during a legislative hearing that supporters say is decades overdue. Lawmakers say Wednesday's hearing in Albany was the first hearing focused on harassment in nearly 30 ...

State Senate Democrats schedule NY public transit hearings

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state Senate's Democratic majority is planning a series of public hearings examining New York's public transit systems. Senate Majority Leader Andrew Stewart-Cousins, of Yonkers, announced Wednesday that the first meeting will be held Tuesday in Manhattan in the ...

No exit: El Chapo likely off to ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’

By JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there's El Chapo. Drug lord Joaquin Guzman has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate ...

Funeral held for woman found dead in suitcase

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Family and friends have gathered for the funeral of a 24-year-old New York woman who was found dead in a suitcase in Connecticut. The service for Valerie Reyes was held Wednesday at St. Gabriel's Church in New Rochelle, New York, a day after police announced her ...

Advocates for the homeless to push for more funding

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Advocates for homeless New Yorkers are asking Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers to set aside more money to address a growing crisis across the state. An organization calling itself the Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance is planning a rally Tuesday morning at ...

Nature’s bag of NY tricks: Snow, ice, freezing rain

By The Associated Press Nature's bag of New York tricks includes snow, ice and freezing rain. School closings and road safety warnings abounded around the state on Tuesday. The predicted snow totals range from just a couple of inches in New York City to more than a foot upstate. Many ...

Daughters of George W. Bush to co-host author breakfast

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential daughters-granddaughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush will be hosting a breakfast during this spring's BookExpo convention. Guests at the Children's Book & Author Breakfast, announced Tuesday by convention organizers ReedPop, will include Oscar ...

HUD administrator to spend month in public housing

NEW YORK (AP) — The top federal housing official in New York is getting an up-close look at the city's troubled public housing developments. Regional Housing and Urban Development Administrator Lynne Patton is spending the next four weeks living in four different New York City public housing ...