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Some decry Gov. Cuomo for using racial slur during interview

Oct. 15, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday for using a racial slur for African Americans while discussing historical discrimination toward darker-skinned Italian immigrants. The Democrat used the slur in an interview on WAMC radio while speaking about Columbus Day and a recent...

Trump says he'd give Iranian leaders visas to attend UN

Sep. 18, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he thinks the Iranian president and foreign minister should be granted U.S. visas to attend next week's United Nations General Assembly. "If it was up to me, I'd let them come," Trump said on a tarmac in Los Angeles. "I would certainly not want...

Longtime NY lawmaker, WWII veteran dies at 91

Sep. 1, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former state Sen. Bill Larkin, a World War II veteran who served as a state lawmaker in New York for four decades, died Saturday. He was 91. His family announced the death Sunday, calling Larkin a "dedicated public servant, soldier and statesman." Larkin represented a stretch of the Hudson...