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Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

NY lawmakers to mull post-Supreme Court gun bills next week

Jun. 24, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she is bringing state lawmakers back on Thursday to consider gun safety legislation in response to the Supreme Court striking down key portions of the state's licensing law. The court on Thursday overturned the state law that...

NY leaders vow new gun limits after Supreme Court ruling

Jun. 23, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Democratic leaders aim to preserve as many restrictions as possible on carrying a handgun in public after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down key portions of the state's gun-licensing law. State and New York City officials are zeroing in on...

Canisius recruit gets bail on gun charges; school drops him

Jun. 23, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state supreme court judge on Thursday set bail at $100,000 for a Canisius College basketball recruit arrested for having two handguns, a shotgun and numerous high-capacity magazines outside the school’s indoor athletic complex. Shortly after Judge...

Pair face fines after taking raccoon into pet store

Jun. 23, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man and woman face fines of $500 each after they took a raccoon to a pet store to shop for food and a store worker ratted them out, authorities said. A state Department of Environmental Conservation police officer got an urgent call from the Erie...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 23, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Advance Media New York. June 16, 2022. Editorial: NY election ‘citizen auditors’ are playing a dangerous game Shame on former state Senate candidate Angi Renna for lending her reputation to a shadowy fringe group challenging the results of New York’s 2020...

NYC subways to be more accessible under lawsuit settlement

Jun. 22, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s iconic subway system will become more accessible to people with disabilities under terms of a settlement announced Wednesday that resolves two lawsuits filed by disability rights advocates. Currently only 113 of the 472 stations have elevators or...

Rhode Island governor signs 3 gun control bills into law

Jun. 21, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor signed three firearms bills into law on Tuesday that included a ban on magazines holding more than 10 rounds, calling it a response to a national crisis that has “taken too many lives and torn apart too many families.” The bills...

New York passes landmark voting rights legislation

Jun. 20, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor signed a law Monday intended to prevent local officials from enacting rules that might suppress people's voting rights because of their race. The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act, named after the late civil rights activist who represented...

Early voting starts in New York gubernatorial primary

Jun. 18, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers began going to the polls Saturday to cast early votes in a primary election that could determine whether Gov. Kathy Hochul keeps her job. Select polling places will be open for early votes across the state through June 26, ahead of the June 28...