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FILE — In this March 29, 2020 file photo, a sign welcomes motorists to New York, on the border with Connecticut, near Rye Brook, N.Y. A federal judge threw out a lawsuit by an Arizona woman who claimed New York's 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers from hotspot coronavirus states infringed on her

Federal judge upholds New York's COVID-19 travel quarantine

Aug. 14, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge threw out a lawsuit by an Arizona woman who claimed New York’s 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers from hotspot coronavirus states infringed on her “fundamental right to travel.” U.S. District Court Judge David Hurd on Tuesday became at least...

NY agency faces questions over PPE readiness for the future

Aug. 13, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s health agency is walking back a recent statement by the state’s top health official, who had cast doubt on reports from nurses about dire shortages of protective gear at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in late March and early April. State health commissioner...

NY touts unemployment system, even as some still face issues

Aug. 13, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s labor commissioner says the state is ready to rapidly ramp up its unemployment system again in case the pandemic surges and the economy must shutter once again. The coronavirus pandemic has taken the lives of tens of thousands of New Yorkers and efforts to reduce its...

FILE - This Sept, 9, 2015 file photo shows Officer Sean McKown outside the Cohoes Police Station, in Cohoes, N.Y. Amid pressure from activists and community leaders, a prosecutor has asked New York State Police for the case file on an incident in which the off-duty police officer claimed he had been shot at by a group of Black people. Activists and community leaders delivered a letter to Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague last week demanding a full investigation of the June 6 incident involving McKown. McKown initially reported he had confronted a group of Black youths outside his summer home in the Adirondacks. He is now retiring amid suspicions that he made the story up. (John Carl D'Annibale/The Albany Times Union via AP, File)

Off-duty cop's 911 call about Black youths raises questions

Aug. 13, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The 911 call from a white, off-duty police officer around the height of the George Floyd protests in early June sounded ominous: A group of Black youths had menaced him outside his upstate New York getaway, he said, sparking an exchange of gunfire between the officer and a member...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 13, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Could the Beirut Explosion Be a Turning Point for Lebanon? The New York Times Aug. 12 The appalling negligence that left more than 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate sitting for more than six years at Lebanon’s port in...

New York challenges ruling that allowed larger weddings

Aug. 13, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials are challenging a federal judge's ruling in favor of two couples who wanted to have more than 50 people at their weddings despite the state's pandemic-related restrictions. U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby issued a preliminary injunction Friday that allowed a...

NY faces bigger deluge in mail-in voting in November

Aug. 11, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Election officials are warning that cash-strapped New York has a lot of work to do before Nov. 3 to ensure it can handle an even bigger flood of absentee ballots in light of a surge in mail-in voting that fueled a six-week delay for results of the June primary. New York’s...

One week after storm, thousands still without power

Aug. 11, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

A full week after Tropical Storm Isaias hit the Northeast, tens of thousand of people were still waiting in Connecticut and New York Tuesday for their lights to come back as public officials stepped up criticism of the region's electric utilities. In Connecticut, the main electric utility, Eversource, said more...

FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo removes a mask as he holds a news conference in Tarrytown, N.Y.  New York’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, already among the highest in the nation, could actually be a significant undercount. Unlike every other state with major outbreaks, New York only counts residents who died on nursing home property and not those who died in hospitals.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

New York’s true nursing home death toll cloaked in secrecy

Aug. 11, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility. The truth, according to the home, is far worse: 21 dead, most transported to hospitals before they...

New York's 50-person wedding rule successfully challenged

Aug. 11, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of two couples who sued for the right to have more than 50 people at their weddings in western New York, despite the state's pandemic-related restrictions. U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby issued the preliminary injunction Friday in a case...