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American skater Alysa Liu hits quad lutz at Aurora Games

Aug. 24, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Alysa Liu successfully landed a quadruple lutz, widely considered the hardest jump in figure skating, during the U.S. champion's long program at the Aurora Games on Saturday. Only a handful of women have landed quads in competition. Japan's Miki Ando was the first in...

State officials sue EPA, seeking more Hudson River cleanup

Aug. 21, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials who are pushing for additional cleanup of the Hudson River followed through Wednesday on their promise of a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The federal lawsuit seeks to vacate the EPA's decision in April not to compel General Electric Co. to...

The Latest: EPA not commenting on Hudson River lawsuit

Aug. 21, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency over Hudson River cleanup (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The Environmental Protection Agency is not commenting on a lawsuit filed by New York officials who are seeking additional cleanup of the Hudson River. The...

Inaugural Aurora Games ready to kick off in Albany, NY

Aug. 18, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When former UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field was asked to be part of the inaugural Aurora Games, she jumped at the chance. Celebrating the female athlete is right up her alley. "The thing that really struck me is that we do celebrate these high-level athletes so infrequently...

Over 400 sex abuse suits filed as litigation window opens

Aug. 14, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases once blocked by the statute of limitations. Hundreds of...

New York sex abuse cases: A look at lawsuits filed Wednesday

Aug. 14, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A look at some of the organizations named as defendants in child sexual abuse lawsuits filed in New York on Wednesday, as that state opens a one-year window allowing for the filing of civil molestation cases once blocked by the statute of limitations: ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH: Each of the...

The Latest: More than 400 sex abuse lawsuits filed across NY

Aug. 14, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the filing of child sex abuse lawsuits in New York (all times local): 6 p.m. More than 400 sex abuse lawsuits have been filed across New York on the first day of a new one-year window for older molestation cases. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people had been expected to...

New York probation offices screening youth for suicide risk

Aug. 12, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Probation departments across New York have started screening young offenders for risk of suicide as a way to connect them with mental health services. Ten counties in upstate New York are participating in the program developed by researchers at Columbia University. The project, called...

Justice late, not denied: New York to allow old abuse suits

Aug. 11, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds, if not thousands of people who say they were molested as children in New York state are expected to go to court this week to sue their alleged abusers and the institutions they say failed them, including the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, public schools and hospitals. It's...

Woman could face fines for billboards decrying sex abuse law

Jul. 31, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York ethics officials are threatening to fine a woman for unregistered lobbying after she rented billboards to criticize state laws on molestation and share her own story of abuse. Kat Sullivan, a nurse who says she was assaulted by a teacher at a private school in upstate New York...