New York state

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State Watchdog Agrees With NTSB on Blame in Limo Crash

Inspector general reports gaps in policies and procedures

(Newser) - Update: A state watchdog released a report Friday night blaming New York regulators in the 2018 fatal crash of a limousine—just as federal regulators did two years ago. Oversight by the Department of Transportation and Department of Motor Vehicles was inadequate, state Inspector General Lucy Lang found, the AP...

NY Attorney General Sues Trump, His Kids, His Company

Attorney General Letitia James' lawsuit is culmination of 3-year civil investigation

(Newser) - New York's attorney general sued former President Trump and his company on Wednesday, alleging business fraud involving some of their most prized assets, including properties in Manhattan, Chicago, and Washington, DC. Attorney General Letitia James' lawsuit , filed in state court in New York, is the culmination of the Democrat'...

New York Declares Emergency on Polio

Virus is detected in another county's wastewater

(Newser) - New York state reported a rare case of polio back in July, and no active cases have since surfaced. However, the virus that causes the potentially fatal disease appears to be spreading nonetheless, prompting Gov. Kathy Hochul to declare a state of emergency, reports NBC News . Her move on Friday...

New York Ends Mask Mandate After 28 Months

They're now optional on mass transit, but not in hospitals

(Newser) - Masks are still recommended on public transportation in New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul says—but after 28 months, they are no longer mandatory. Hochul announced an end to the mass transit mask mandate Wednesday, though many people stopped heeding it months ago and officials had largely stopped enforcing it, NBC...

Want to Buy Whipped Cream? Can I See Some ID?

NY stores are starting to ban sale to minors, but bill's sponsor says that wasn't the intent

(Newser) - Turns out former President Trump may not have been completely wrong about needing ID when buying groceries, at least in some stores in his home state that are apparently misinterpreting a recently implemented law. Late last year, New York state passed a restriction on the selling of whippits—the cartridges...

Big Primary Question: Who Takes on DeSantis?
Big Primary
Question:
Who Takes on
DeSantis?
the rundown

Big Primary Question: Who Takes on DeSantis?

Florida Democratic race and congressional contests in New York are in spotlight

(Newser) - Tuesday is another primary day, with a handful of races in Florida and New York getting the bulk of attention. Coverage:
  • Florida governor: Democrats will pick their nominee to face Gov. Ron DeSantis in November. Congressman Charlie Crist, who previously served as governor, is running against state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki
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A Special Election Next Week Is Being Closely Watched

Contest to fill open congressional seat in New York state seen as a national 'bellwether'

(Newser) - It was shaping up to be a ho-hum special election in New York state to fill an open congressional seat. But next week's contest between Republican Marc Molinaro and Democrat Pat Ryan has suddenly become so much more. Politico sees it as the "ultimate bellwether" race, one that...

Agent on Rushdie: 'The News Is Not Good'

Author will likely lose an eye, suffered severed nerves in arm, damaged liver, says Andrew Wylie

(Newser) - One day after he was stabbed while onstage at New York state's Chautauqua Institution to give a lecture, Salman Rushdie is hooked up to a ventilator and not able to talk, his agent says, per the BBC . "The news is not good," Andrew Wylie told the New ...

'Alarming' New Find on Polio in New York State

After emerging in Hudson Valley, virus pops up in NYC sewage, suggesting local circulation

(Newser) - Polio appears to be working its way south through New York state, now making an appearance in New York City sewage after earlier showing up in wastewater in Orange and Rockland counties, reports CNBC . That suggests the virus is now circulating locally, spreading quietly among the unvaccinated. It's an...

New York State Ditches the Word 'Inmates'

State amends laws to replace term with 'incarcerated person'

(Newser) - New York has amended several state laws to remove the word “inmate” and replace it with “incarcerated person” to refer to people serving prison time. The changes, signed into law this week by Gov. Kathy Hochul, are intended to reduce the stigma of being in jail, per the...

'Hundreds' of People in NY May Be Infected With Polio

So says state's health commissioner after virus turns up in wastewater in a 2nd county

(Newser) - News last month of an unvaccinated man in New York's Rockland County contracting polio and suffering paralysis was soon followed by reports of the virus being found in wastewater there. Now, nearby Orange County has also turned up polio in its sewage, in samples taken from two different locations...

US Records First Case of Polio in Years
Polio Resurfaces in New York

Polio Resurfaces in New York

New York health officials say infection originated in a vaccine

(Newser) - A case of polio has been confirmed in New York state, the health department announced Thursday. The infected person has a type 2 vaccine-derived poliovirus, STAT News reports. The department gave the source as an oral polio vaccine, which hasn't been used in the US since 2000. Other countries...

Cuomo Abused Authority for Book: Report

Investigation finds New York governor misused state resources on $5M project

(Newser) - Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo improperly used state resources for a book he received $5.1 million to write, according to a report by a law firm. New York's soon-to-be-disbanded ethics commission, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, voted Thursday to make the report public. It had sought...

After Court Ruling, State Puts Limits on Concealed Guns

New York lawmakers quickly approve new measures

(Newser) - New York has answered the US Supreme Court's ruling last week that overturned state restrictions on carrying concealed weapons—a law that had been in place for more than a century. "I just signed a new law to keep New Yorkers safe," Gov. Kathy Hochul tweeted after...

Supreme Court Gives Big Win to Gun Rights Advocates
Supreme Court Gives Big Win
to Gun Rights Advocates
the rundown

Supreme Court Gives Big Win to Gun Rights Advocates

Justices strike down New York law restricting who can carry concealed weapons

(Newser) - The Supreme Court handed advocates for gun rights a major victory on Thursday with a ruling expected to make it easier for people to carry concealed handguns:
  • Decision: The court struck down a New York law requiring that people who want to carry concealed weapons must show a "proper
...

'Thoughts and Prayers Won't Fix This': NY Changes Gun Law

Sale of semiautomatic rifles restricted to those 21 and older

(Newser) - New Yorkers under age 21 will be prohibited from buying semiautomatic rifles under a new law signed Monday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, making the state one of the first to enact a major gun control initiative following a wave of deadly mass shootings, per the AP . Hochul, a Democrat, signed...

Police Took Shooting Suspect for Evaluation Last Year

Police say he made a threat about carrying out a shooting at his high school

(Newser) - Police became aware of the suspect now being held in the mass shooting Saturday at a Buffalo supermarket last year, after they said he threatened an attack at his high school. State troopers were called to Susquehanna Valley High School in Conklin, New York, last June, the AP reports. They...

Scratch-Off Player Wins a Second $10M Payoff

Juan Hernandez cashed in the first time in 2019

(Newser) - Juan Hernandez is starting to get good at this. The Long Island man claimed a $10 million prize in a New York Lottery Deluxe scratch-off game last week—his second windfall, after winning his first $10 million in a scratch-off game in 2019, per WNBC . The New York Lottery said...

Arrest Made After SUNY Student Killed Near Campus

SUNY Potsdam is mourning Elizabeth Howell, 21

(Newser) - Police in northern New York state are looking for answers in the killing of a 21-year-old student who was found dying from gunshot wounds in the town of Potsdam Friday night. Elizabeth Howell, a music education student at SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music, was pronounced dead at a local...

Court Requires Trumps to Answer Under Oath

Calling former president a citizen, judge orders depositions in New York civil investigation

(Newser) - Former President Donald Trump; his daughter Ivanka; and son, Donald Jr. were ordered Thursday to provide sworn testimony in an investigation of their business practices. The Trumps had gone to court to get the subpoenas from New York Attorney General Letitia James' office thrown out, arguing the civil investigation is...

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