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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...

New York's Deal Sets Up $4.2B Recreational Pot Market

Plan includes a social equity component to help people hurt by past practices

(Newser) - New York lawmakers have reached an agreement with Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would make recreational marijuana legal in the state. Officials said the change should help eliminate a longtime inequity—Black and Hispanic people are arrested on minor marijuana charges much more often than white people are—while setting up...

Congressman Apologizes, Won't Challenge Cuomo

Tom Reed accused of sexual misconduct in a bar

(Newser) - A potential challenger to Andrew Cuomo is no longer a potential challenger for a reason that will sound familiar to the New York governor —allegations of sexual misconduct . US Rep. Tom Reed has apologized and declared that he will not seek the GOP nomination for governor in 2022, reports...

Schumer, Gillibrand Tell Cuomo to Quit

As accusations add up, governor has little political support in New York or Washington

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called Friday on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign, the AP reports, adding the most powerful Democratic voices yet to the movement to replace the governor in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and groping. "Confronting and...

New Cuomo Accusation Referred to Police

There could be a crime involved, Albany department says

(Newser) - City police in Albany, home of the New York governor's mansion, say they've been alerted to the latest accusation against Gov. Mario Cuomo because a crime might have been committed. The department said it was contacted by state police and the governor's office Wednesday night, after the...

Report: Cuomo Aides Changed Report on COVID Death Toll

They pushed officials to remove thousands of deaths of nursing home residents from report

(Newser) - "All the deaths in the nursing homes and hospitals were always fully, publicly, and accurately reported," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last month, insisting there had been no cover-up of nursing home deaths. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal , however, that Cuomo's aides pushed health officials...

Stay in Your Zone, New York Tells Dancers

Wedding receptions can resume next month in the state

(Newser) - New York's new coronavirus-era dance rules aren't exactly Footloose strict, but don't plan on cutting loose and kicking off the Sunday shoes with just anybody. The state says that when wedding receptions resume next month, guests will be allowed to hit the dance floor only with members...

Exploding Gender Reveal Device Kills Father-to-Be

Police in New York state say Christopher Pekny, 28, was building it for a party

(Newser) - An expectant father was killed when a device he was building for a gender reveal party exploded, police in New York said Monday, per the AP . Christopher Pekny, 28, was assembling a device for his child's gender reveal party in the Catskills town of Liberty when it exploded just...

Cuomo in Hot Seat After Leaked Call on Nursing Home Stats

Aide Melissa DeRosa admitted to Dem lawmakers 'we froze' on divulging accurate numbers

(Newser) - A leaked call has put New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's team in the hot seat, after one of his top aides told Democratic lawmakers that stats for nursing home deaths from COVID were held back to avoid political attacks from the Trump administration. The New York Post first reported...

Report: Top NY Health Officials 'Blindsided' by Cuomo Policies

At least 9 have quit in recent months

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Donald Trump frequently clashed over the government response to the pandemic—but one thing they may have shared is a disdain for the advice of experts. The New York Times reports that nine senior officials have left the New York State Health Department in...

New York COVID Stats May Be Way Off on Nursing Homes

State attorney general Letitia James says death toll might be undercounted by more than 50%

(Newser) - New York may have undercounted COVID-19 deaths of nursing home residents by as much as 50%, the state’s attorney general said Thursday, per the AP . Attorney General Letitia James has, for months, been examining discrepancies between the number of deaths being reported by the state's Department of Health,...

On Its Way to Texas, NRA Files for Bankruptcy Protection

New York is seeking to break up the organization

(Newser) - The National Rifle Association asked a federal court for bankruptcy protection from its creditors on Friday, saying it plans to restructure as a nonprofit in Texas. The organization now is registered in New York, Reuters reports. In a statement, the NRA said it's leaving "a corrupt political and...

Ex-Cuomo Aide: He 'Sexually Harassed Me for Years'

'There is simply no truth to these claims,' NY governor's rep says of Lindsey Boylan's allegations

(Newser) - A former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who's now running for Manhattan borough president accused him of sexual harassment in a series of tweets Sunday, saying he made inappropriate comments about her appearance. Lindsey Boylan tweeted that the Democratic governor "sexually harassed me for years. Many...

Cuomo Is Getting an Emmy. No, the Other One

New York's governor is applauded for his 'masterful use of television'

(Newser) - And the Emmy award goes to ... New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced Friday that it was giving Cuomo an international Emmy for his "masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world" during the pandemic, the Hill reports....

Trump: When Vaccine Is Ready for US, NY Won't Get It at First

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, NY AG Letitia James push back on president's inflammatory remarks

(Newser) - On Friday, President Trump gave his first public remarks since losing the election to Joe Biden, speaking at the White House about the need for Americans to remain "vigilant" against COVID-19, and how a vaccine would soon be on its way. One statement about the vaccine, however, raised eyebrows,...

New York Tightens COVID Restrictions

Bars, restaurants will have to close at 10pm

(Newser) - Restaurants, bars, and gyms will have to close at 10pm across New York state in the latest effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The governor said people will also be barred from hosting private gatherings with more than 10 people, the AP reports....

Hillary Clinton to Cast Vote in Electoral College

She's a New York state elector this year

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has decried the Electoral College—but this year she'll cast a vote in it. The former Democratic presidential nominee, who won the popular vote in 2016, announced she would be one of 29 electors for New York during an interview on Sirius XM's "Signal Boost"...

Listeria Outbreak Hits 3 States
Listeria Outbreak Hits 3 States

Listeria Outbreak Hits 3 States

Listeriosis can get worse if it moves to the nervous system

(Newser) - A listeria outbreak has hit 10 people across 3 states—apparently all sickened after eating deli meat, per Consumer Reports . The Centers for Disease Control hasn't identified a supplier, retailer, or brand yet, but nine of the victims said they had eaten Italian-style meats like prosciutto or mortadella bought...

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