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Massachusetts bill would outlaw practice of declawing cats

Jul. 21, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing a ban on the practice of declawing cats. Supporters of the measure say declawing is cruel and painful. They say cats rely on their paws and claws to groom themselves and to help protect and defend their bodies. The practice involves amputating a cat's toes...

Capitol Watch: Stewart-Cousins' national profile rises

Jul. 20, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Democrats are hoping Andrea Stewart-Cousins can take her election success to the national level. The Yonkers Democrat and leader of the state Senate was tapped last week to lead the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, an organization that works...

Events fall as mercury rises; moon commemoration called off

Jul. 19, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials have canceled an outdoor festival featuring soccer star Megan Rapinoe, musician John Legend and "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah because of the heat forecast for the weekend. OZY Fest had been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Central Park. Mayor Bill de Blasio...

New York state pools open more hours during heat wave

Jul. 19, 2019 4:10 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state parks are keeping their pools open longer to help people deal with the heat wave. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the extended hours will begin Friday and continue through Sunday at more than 30 parks statewide. Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s around much of the...

New York's climate plan will drive big changes, if it works

Jul. 18, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Solar panels on every roof. Parking meters that double as car chargers. Wind turbines towering above farm fields and ocean waves. A new law signed Thursday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sets the nation's most aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions and is intended to drive...

New law grants farm workers right to unionize, get overtime

Jul. 17, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York farm workers have the right to unionize, get overtime pay and take at least one day off per week under a labor law signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act eliminates an 80-year-old provision in New York state law that prohibits...

New York raises statewide smoking age to 21

Jul. 16, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will raise its smoking age from 18 to 21 under legislation signed into law Tuesday by the state's governor. The change, which takes effect in 120 days, will apply to the sales of traditional tobacco products as well as electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a...

Con Ed: Relay protection system failed, leading to blackout

Jul. 15, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A relay protection system that should have isolated a faulty distribution cable but didn't led to the loss of power that darkened Manhattan for several hours, Con Ed said Monday in a preliminary review. The relay system at a West 65th Street substation should have kept the problem that...

The Latest: Con Ed: Relay system failure led to blackout

Jul. 15, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the cause of a Manhattan power outage (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A relay protection system that should have isolated a faulty distribution cable but didn't led to the loss of power that darkened Manhattan for several hours. Con Edison says a...

Ex-governor to lead push Sands' push for casino in NYC

Jul. 15, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer's push for a casino in New York City. Voters have already authorized up to three casinos for the nation's largest city, but under state law they can't be approved until 2023 at the...