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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a news conference in New York. On Friday, May 8, 2020, James asked an appeals court to scrap the June 23, 2020, Democratic presidential primary in New York, saying the election was properly nixed until a judge decided it was unconstitutional to do so. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

NY State cites COVID-19 in presidential primary appeal

May. 8, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court should let a June 23 primary election in New York state proceed without voters and poll workers being forced to risk exposure to the coronavirus to vote for a Democratic candidate for president when the race is essentially over, lawyers for the state said Friday. The...

Attorney general: NY man killed by NJ police after chase

Apr. 27, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — A New York man was shot and killed by police officers in northern New Jersey following a pursuit through several communities authorities said. Bradley G. Pullman, 48, of Beacon, N.Y., was shot shortly after 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the interchange of Routes 80, 23 and 46 in Wayne, according...

Grand jury clears New York troopers in fatal 2019 shooting

Apr. 2, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury in Orange County has declined to indict officers for the 2019 shooting where a state trooper shot and killed Luke Patterson, New York State Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement. The grand jury reached a decision Tuesday and that James wrote in a statement...