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The Latest: AMA calls for an end to border separations

Jun. 20, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 12:01 a.m. The largest U.S. doctors' group, the American Medical Association, is urging the Trump administration to end promptly the practice of separating children from their migrating families at the southern border. The AMA's...

Governors pull National Guard over immigration policy

Jun. 19, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The governors of multiple East Coast states have announced that they will not deploy National Guard resources near the U.S.-Mexico border, a largely symbolic but politically significant rejection of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has resulted in...

Vice President Pence arrives to protests in upstate New York

Jun. 19, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday he doesn't want to see children taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border but repeated the administration's position that "loopholes" in immigration laws are to blame. "The truth is our weak immigration laws have had dire consequences,"...

Cooperator could soon testify in Buffalo Billion case

Jun. 19, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A key cooperator for the prosecution could soon testify in a criminal case that grew from a New York State economic redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo Billion. Kevin Schuler, a former executive at the construction firm LPCiminelli, pleaded guilty last month to charges that he committed...

Legislature enters final days of 2018 session

Jun. 19, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Proposals to overhaul teacher regulations and add more school zone speed cameras in New York City were up for consideration Tuesday as New York state lawmakers worked to wrap up their legislative work for the year. The Senate and Assembly hope to adjourn Wednesday. Compared to previous...

Cuomo: State to sue feds over child separation policy

Jun. 19, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will sue the federal government over the Trump administration's policy of separating families accused of crossing the U.S. border illegally, a practice that violates the constitutional rights of thousands of immigrant children and their parents, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said...

Health department to call for marijuana legalization

Jun. 18, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A long-awaited report on marijuana will recommend that New York legalizes the drug, the state's top health official said Monday. While the report has not yet been finalized, Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said its authors reached their conclusion after a thorough review of the legal,...

Former Syracuse mayor is running for NY governor

Jun. 18, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Stephanie Miner, an ex-Syracuse mayor and former ally of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, announced Monday that she's running for governor as an independent. Miner, a 48-year-old registered Democrat, said she's launching her campaign to disrupt what she referred to as Albany's "corrupt...

Corruption trial begins in Buffalo Billion case

Jun. 18, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute was alternately portrayed as a hero or a scoundrel at the opening of a corruption trial Monday over upstate construction projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Zhou told a...

New York state to lead new offshore wind research effort

Jun. 18, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will lead a new offshore wind research and development effort. The new group will be known as the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium. Officials say the group will be funded with an $18.5 million grant from the federal Department of Energy. When...