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2 States Head Into Emergency Mode as Nor'easter Hits

Severe weather could pound parts of New York, New Jersey for next several days

(Newser) - As California starts to pull out of the combo bomb cyclone/atmospheric river that slammed parts of the state over the weekend into Monday, residents on the opposite coast are now dealing with their own severe weather. The governors of both New York and New Jersey have declared states of emergency...

Illegal Guns, Fake FBI Badges Found in Deputy Mayor's Home

Brian Downey of Airmont, NY, faces more than 30 state, federal charges

(Newser) - Brian Downey is the deputy mayor of Airmont, NY. He is not, however, an FBI agent, a DEA agent, or a US marshal, and authorities are trying to figure out why he had a stash of fake credentials for those roles. The bogus federal IDs were found along with 17...

Hochul: Truth Is New York Saw Another 12K COVID Deaths

She ups New York's total from the 43K deaths Cuomo reported as of Monday

(Newser) - New York Gov. Kathy Hochul promised more government transparency on her first day in office, and her administration quickly delivered it by acknowledging nearly 12,000 more deaths in the state from COVID-19 than had been publicized by her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo. New York now reports nearly 55,400 people...

One Last 'Quirk' From Cuomo: a 'Late-Night Ascension'

Few New Yorkers will see governor-to-be Kathy Hochul's historic moment

(Newser) - An aide to outgoing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said out loud Monday what a lot of people surely already were thinking: The 63-year-old is done with elected politics once his resignation takes effect at midnight. "He is exploring a number of options, but has no interest in running...

Andrew Cuomo Fends Off One Last Controversy

Outgoing governor under fire over report he left his dog behind at mansion

(Newser) - Monday is Andrew Cuomo's final day as the governor of New York state, but he's not escaping without one last batch of negative headlines. The Albany Times Union reports that Cuomo left his dog behind at the governor's mansion after moving in with his sister in Westchester...

Cuomo Files for $50K Retirement Benefits

Governor's resignation takes effect Tuesday

(Newser) - Down to his last few days in office, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has applied for New York retirement benefits. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will become governor on Tuesday, and Cuomo's benefits will kick in Sept. 1, the Hill reports. He announced his resignation earlier this month after an investigation found...

State Lawmakers Stop Cuomo Impeachment Investigation

Assembly's lawyers say only someone still in office can be removed

(Newser) - The New York state Assembly will suspend its impeachment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo once he steps down, the chamber's top Democrat said Friday. Cuomo announced his resignation on Tuesday over sexual harassment allegations, after he faced increasing pressure to resign or risk being ousted by the Democratic-controlled Legislature...

NY's Window for Child Sex Abuse Victims to Sue Is Closing

More than 9K sued after time limit on abuse lawsuits was suspended

(Newser) - For two years, New York temporarily set aside its usual time limit on civil lawsuits in order to allow victims of childhood sexual abuse to sue churches, hospitals, schools, camps, scout groups, and other institutions and people they hold responsible for enabling pedophiles or turning a blind eye to wrongdoing....

Cuomo 'Ran Out of Moves'
Resignation Marks
Stunning Downfall for Cuomo

Resignation Marks Stunning Downfall for Cuomo

NY governor 'ran out of moves'

(Newser) - It's being called one of the most stunning downfalls in recent American political history: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has resigned in disgrace, a week after state AG Letitia James said a report had concluded that the Democrat sexually harassed 11 women . With the state Assembly moving toward impeachment...

Biden: Cuomo Should Resign
Biden: Cuomo Should Resign

Biden: Cuomo Should Resign

Dozens of other Democrats agree

(Newser) - Both of New York's US senators called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment months ago. After Letitia James, the state's attorney general, released the results of an investigation Tuesday, they were joined by dozens more Democrats—including President Biden. The president, who said...

New York AG: Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women
New York AG: Cuomo's
Accusers Told the Truth

New York AG: Cuomo's Accusers Told the Truth

Investigation finds that the governor sexually harassed multiple women

(Newser) - New York's attorney general has released the findings of her investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and it's seriously bad news for Cuomo. AG Letitia James on Tuesday said the 63-year-old governor sexually harassed multiple women and violated state and federal laws in doing so, reports the New York ...

Cuomo Investigation Reaches Crunch Time

Governor will be interviewed by investigators Saturday over sexual harassment claims

(Newser) - This could be an uncomfortable weekend for Andrew Cuomo. The New York Times reports that two investigators from the state attorney general's office will interview the New York governor on Saturday about sexual harassment complaints from multiple women . The AP and CNN confirm the weekend interview. The stories suggest...

NY Is First State to Declare Gun Violence Emergency

'If you can beat COVID, you can beat gun violence,' Cuomo says

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a first-in-the-nation disaster emergency over gun violence. The Democratic governor made the declaration in an executive order Tuesday, NBC New York reports. He outlined a seven-point plan for dealing with a surge in gun violence, including targeting hotspots and treating gun violence like...

Johnson & Johnson Settles For $230M, Quits Opioid Business

Deal takes the pharmaceutical giant out of huge New York trial

(Newser) - Johnson & Johnson is going out of the opioid business in the US. It's also going to pay the state of New York a $230 million settlement, the New York Times reports. The agreement takes them out of a trial of several pharmaceutical makers slated to start next week....

She's a COVID Millionaire, and Can't Believe It

Abbigail Bugenske is Ohio winner of vaccination prize, while New York rolls out scholarships

(Newser) - Two stories from two different states from the annals of COVID vaccinations:
  • Happy in Ohio: Abbigail Bugenske, a 22-year-old from suburban Cleveland, is the first $1 million winner of her state's Vax-a-Million prize designed to boost vaccinations. "It absolutely has not processed yet," she says, per the

Big Win in Court for Cop Fired for Stopping Chokehold

Cariol Horne can get her pension, NY judge rules

(Newser) - After she intervened to stop a fellow Buffalo police officer who was using excessive force on a suspect, Cariol Horne ended up getting fired just months short of the 20 years of service she needed for a full pension. That decision has now been reversed after a lawsuit that cited...

Line in Early Draft of Cuomo Book Is Ridiculed

'I'm not a superhero,' the governor wrote

(Newser) - Another day, another unpleasant story about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo . This one is from the New York Times , which raises some ethical questions about Cuomo's how-to-govern-during-a-pandemic book that came out earlier this year. Among other things, the Times reports that Cuomo may have violated state rules by having...

New York Becomes 3rd State to Legalize Pot in This Fashion

Lawmakers approved the change

(Newser) - New York has become the latest state to legalize recreational marijuana—and the third where the change was approved by lawmakers, not voters. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a legalization bill Wednesday morning, calling it a "historic day," CNBC reports. The legislation was passed Tuesday evening by votes of...

Woman Says Cuomo Kissed Her While Inspecting Flood Damage

'I felt like I was being manhandled,' latest accuser says

(Newser) - An upstate New York woman said Monday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo grabbed her face and kissed her cheek at her home during a visit to inspect local flood damage, becoming the latest woman to accuse the embattled governor of inappropriate behavior. Sherry Vill made the allegations during a...

New York Is First State With Vaccination Proof App

Residents can use Excelsior Pass to enter events

(Newser) - New Yorkers can now get an app that will display a code documenting that they can safely enter events. The Excelsior Pass, which also can be carried on a printout, will serve as proof that the bearer recently has tested negative for the coronavirus or has been vaccinated, USA Today...

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