Latest Andrew Cuomo News

Cuomo on his 'inartful' remark: 'Of course America is great'

Aug. 17, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, running for a third term and a potential candidate for president in 2020, acknowledged Friday that he was "inartful" when he said this week that America "was never that great." The Democrat went on to expound on something that few elected officials ever need to spell...

The Latest: Trump says 'blunder' will end Cuomo's career

Aug. 17, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's comments that America "was never that great" (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Republican President Donald Trump says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's political career is over following the Democrat's comment earlier this week that America "was never...

Woman caught in flood called 911, family: I'm going to drown

Aug. 16, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When her camper began filling with water from the pre-dawn flash flooding inundating a Finger Lakes campground where she was staying, Rene Halligan had just enough time to call 911 and then her daughter and boyfriend, telling them she didn't think she'd survive. But she did, despite...

GOP buys Cuomo ticket to Canada after US greatness comment

Aug. 16, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's political opponents on the right and left seized Thursday on his comment that America "was never that great," with Republicans buying him a bus ticket to Canada and intra-party rival Cynthia Nixon accusing him of trying and failing to sound like a...

New York names new state author and poet

Aug. 16, 2018 12:37 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has named two new writers as the state poet and author. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that Colson Whitehead will serve as state author and Alicia Ostriker will be state poet. Whitehead is a novelist whose most recent work is "The Underground Railroad."...

Cuomo, on Trump slogan: America 'was never that great'

Aug. 15, 2018 10:50 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — America "was never that great" and won't be great until all Americans share true equality, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday in a speech blasting Republican President Donald Trump and his slogan, "Make America Great Again." Cuomo, who is considered a potential White House...

The Latest: Trump mocks Cuomo's 'never that great' comment

Aug. 15, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on Cuomo's America 'was never that great' comment (all times local): Republican President Donald Trump is mocking New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's remarks that America "was never that great." In a tweet Wednesday night, Trump repeats Cuomo's "it was never that great" comment made...

Ex-union boss at Rikers Island jail convicted of corruption

Aug. 15, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former union boss who was once thought of as the king of New York City's jails may be headed to federal prison after a jury convicted him of corruption charges Wednesday. The Manhattan jury returned its verdict against Norman Seabrook months after another jury deadlocked on the charges...

Official: People trapped by flooding OK, assessing damage

Aug. 14, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Flash floods caused by pre-dawn downpours washed out bridges, submerged vehicles, clogged yards and roads with debris and temporarily trapped dozens of people in their upstate New York homes Tuesday, causing extensive damage but no reported deaths. Recovery work was underway by late...

The Latest: Official: Residents trapped by flash flooding OK

Aug. 14, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

LODI, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on severe flash flooding in the Finger Lakes region Tuesday (all times local): 4:08 p.m. A New York town official says most of the dozens of people reported trapped in their Finger Lakes homes when flash floods hit the area are now able to move about their damaged properties....