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NY regulator vows to investigate Apple Card for sex bias

Nov. 9, 2019 7:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York regulator is investigating Goldman Sachs for possible sex discrimination in the way it sets credit limits. The bank denies wrongdoing. The investigation follows a series of viral tweets by entrepreneur and web developer David Heinemeier Hansson about algorithms used for the Apple...

NY Governor: Students' plot to attack school foiled

Nov. 8, 2019 5:37 PM EST

Three middle-school students have been charged with plotting to kill multiple people at their upstate New York school with guns and explosives, authorities said Friday. The Albion Middle School students were arrested Thursday after investigators determined a threat that started on an online gaming app was...

Judge fines Trump $2 million for misusing charity foundation

Nov. 8, 2019 11:23 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge Thursday ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to an array of charities as a fine for misusing his own charitable foundation to further his political and business interests. New York state Judge Saliann Scarpulla imposed the penalty after the president admitted to a...

The Latest: Trump says calls foundation case "harassment"

Nov. 7, 2019 7:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a civil lawsuit over President Donald Trump's charitable foundation (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says a civil settlement over abuses at his charitable foundation was the result of years of "politically motivated harassment." A judge Thursday ordered...

Walmart, Tesla settle lawsuit over fiery solar panels

Nov. 6, 2019 4:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit filed by the retail giant alleging that Tesla installed rooftop solar panels that caught fire. Lawyers for both sides filed documents in New York Supreme Court discontinuing the legal action. The companies say in a joint statement that both sides...

NY files lawsuit to stop rollback of light bulb standards

Nov. 4, 2019 6:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general has filed a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from scrapping a rule to make light bulbs more energy efficient. Attorney General Letitia James called the rollback a "not-so-bright idea" that "would unlawfully delay the adoption of energy efficiency goals,...

Columnist sues Trump for calling her sex assault claim a lie

Nov. 4, 2019 3:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An advice columnist who says President Donald Trump raped her in a department store dressing room in the 1990s sued him Monday for calling her a liar he had never even met. E. Jean Carroll's lawsuit, filed Monday in New York, says Trump "smeared her integrity, honesty and dignity —...

Trump may face fight over planned move from NYC to Florida

Nov. 1, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump a Florida man? Not so fast. Despite a stinging "good riddance" tweet from New York's governor, the president's home state may not let him go to Florida without a fight. Trump's plan to shift his permanent residence to Palm Beach will likely be heavily scrutinized by New York...

After tax law, Florida sees movers but not from New York

Nov. 1, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In the first few months after the new federal tax law went into effect, Florida saw jumps in new residents moving from Connecticut and Massachusetts. There were smaller year-over-year increases in new Florida residents from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, but no jump from New York...

Tillerson: Exxon aimed to know, not lowball, climate effects

Oct. 30, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As Exxon faced the prospect of new climate regulations, the energy giant set out to understand — not understate — how they would affect the bottom line, former CEO and ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a court Wednesday. Exxon set up a system for gauging climate risks...