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Rep. Zeldin was treated for leukemia and is now in remission

Sep. 18, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin revealed Saturday that he was diagnosed last November with early stage chronic myeloid leukemia but said he responded well to treatments and is now in remission. Zeldin, a Long Island Republican who's running for New York governor,...

NY governor vows to fight lawsuit over vaccine mandate

Sep. 16, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed this week to fight a lawsuit launched by a group of Christian health care practitioners who argue that New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for many health care workers is unconstitutional because it lacks a religious exemption. ...

New York requires masks in child-care centers

Sep. 15, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — All workers at child-care centers in New York now must wear face coverings under a plan announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday. The Democratic governor said the requirement is effective “now” and applies to all staff and visitors at...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 15, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

New York Post. September 14, 2021. Editorial: There’s a reason Rikers is such a dangerous hellhole: De Blasio just doesn’t care Mayor Bill de Blasio all but admitted the obvious Tuesday: The Rikers jail complex is a dangerous, out-of-control,...

Cheers greet the reopening of three mega-hit Broadway shows

Sep. 14, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Theater royalty — in the form of Kristin Chenoweth, Julie Taymor and Lin-Manuel Miranda — welcomed back boisterous audiences to “Wicked,” “The Lion King” and “Hamilton” for the first time since the start of the pandemic, marking Tuesday as the unofficial...

Parents against 'prison-like' facility for autistic clients

Sep. 12, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Parents of adults with severe autism and other disabilities say New York officials are threatening to revoke funding for their children's long-term care at out-of-state care centers unless they agree to send their children to a secure, in-state facility. ...

50 years after Attica uprising, families want apology

Sep. 09, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fifty years after the revolt at the Attica Correctional Facility, unanswered questions still bother those touched by what remains the nation’s deadliest prison uprising. What unknown details are buried inside hundreds of pages of records that...

Brian Benjamin is sworn in as New York lieutenant governor

Sep. 09, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin thanked Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul for choosing him as he was sworn in Thursday to join her 2-week-old administration. “You asking me to join the administration is making it abundantly clear that you want upstate and...

Prabal Gurung's fashion show asks: Who gets to be a woman?

Sep. 09, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's first female governor. American Girl dolls. The Statue of Liberty. Prabal Gurung celebrated all things woman Wednesday night on the runway and off at his New York Fashion Week show along the downtown waterfront. He summed up his inspiration...

2nd Circuit affirms conviction of former top Cuomo aide

Sep. 08, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The conviction of one of ex-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aides for fraud and accepting bribes was affirmed by a federal appeals court Wednesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the case against Joseph Percoco required it to...