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New York City prosecutors split on trying marijuana cases

Aug. 1, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Caught in New York City with a doobie or a dime bag? The consequences you'll face vary from borough to borough. Manhattan on Wednesday joined Brooklyn in declining to pursue most cases in which people are accused of smoking or possessing small amounts of pot in public. But those kinds of...

Longtime NY politician-power broker Guy V. Molinari has died

Jul. 25, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Guy V. Molinari, a longtime New York politician and power broker whose pugnacious style often led to feuds with fellow Republicans, has died at the age of 89. His son-in-law, former U.S. Rep. Bill Paxon, said Molinari died of pneumonia Wednesday in a Manhattan hospital. Molinari, a lifelong...

The Latest: In Oklahoma, Republicans ousted over teacher pay

Jun. 27, 2018 1:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries and runoffs in seven states (all times local): 1:30 a.m. It was a mixed bag for teachers running for political office in Oklahoma but a bad night for incumbent Republicans who voted against a tax package earlier this year to fund a teacher pay raise. Several GOP...

Trump-backed Donovan fends off felon Grimm in GOP primary

Jun. 26, 2018 11:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan singled out President Donald Trump's support as key to his fending off a tough Republican primary challenge Tuesday from Michael Grimm, a former congressman who appeared on the verge of a political comeback 3½ years after resigning to serve prison time for tax...