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NY senators push for funding for weather warning systems

Sep. 12, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand pushed Sunday for $33 million in federal funding to upgrade weather warning systems across the state and the country, in response to the deadly, flooding rains dumped by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. ...

Live updates: Cuomo resigns as New York governor

Aug. 10, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigning over sexual harassment allegations (all times local): 6:25 p.m. A spokesperson for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Tuesday evening that the governor’s top aide, Melissa...

As Cuomo prepares to step down, others begin looking forward

Aug. 10, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaction to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation came swiftly Tuesday — in many instances as a sense of relief after a damaging investigation by the state Attorney General that corroborated allegations that he sexually harassed at least 11 women and as momentum grew in...

Kathy Hochul to be 1st female NY governor after Cuomo leaves

Aug. 10, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — As New York's lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul has spent years on the road as the friendly face of the administration, visiting the far-flung coffee shops and factory floors of each of the state's 62 counties for countless ribbon-cutting ceremonies and civic...

Cuomo investigation: What we know and what's next

Aug. 04, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s monthslong fall from grace reached a nadir Tuesday, when investigators said they substantiated sexual harassment allegations against him from 11 women, many of whom have worked for him. Cuomo, once widely beloved for his...

Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women

Aug. 03, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced mounting pressure Tuesday to resign, including from President Joe Biden and other onetime Democratic allies, after an investigation found he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers. ...

The long, 'surreal' days of the runaway Texas legislators

Jul. 16, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheltered in a downtown D.C. hotel, the Democratic lawmakers who left Texas to block a restrictive voting bill are living a life of stress and scrutiny. After bolting the state Monday in order to sabotage the bill by denying a quorum in the Texas...

The long, 'surreal' days of the runaway Texas legislators

Jul. 15, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheltered in a downtown D.C. hotel, the Democratic lawmakers who left Texas to block a restrictive voting bill are living a life of stress and scrutiny. After bolting the state Monday in order to sabotage the bill by denying a quorum in the Texas...

Lin-Manuel Miranda sees art and philanthropy with same lens

Jul. 07, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, the inspirations for art and philanthropy are inextricably linked. On Wednesday, Miranda is announcing a series of donations to organizations that serve immigrants, whose experiences are central to the new...

Biden backs changes in military sexual assault prosecution

Jul. 02, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday put his stamp of approval on a long-debated change to the military justice system that would remove decisions on prosecuting sexual assault cases from military commanders. Biden, however, stopped short of backing a...