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Chris Cuomo's off-air role: Brother Andrew's strategist

Nov. 29, 2021 18:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN anchor Chris Cuomo had a bigger role than previously known in helping defend his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, from sexual harassment allegations that forced him out of office, newly released transcripts and text messages show. The TV...

Governor, NYC health commissioner recommend masks indoors

Nov. 29, 2021 16:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers are urged to wear masks in indoor public settings as scientists work to learn more about the newly identified omicron variant of the coronavirus, the governor and New York City’s health commissioner said Monday. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a...

Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi says he's running for New York governor next year, joining a competitive primary race

Nov. 29, 2021 11:39 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi says he's running for New York governor next year, joining a competitive primary race.

US Rep. Tom Suozzi says he's running for New York governor

Nov. 29, 2021 11:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi said Monday that he is running for New York governor in next year's election, joining a competitive primary race that became wide open when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned. Suozzi told reporters on a virtual news...

NY awards first round of vax scholarships for kids 5 to 11

Nov. 27, 2021 16:00 PM EST

ALBANY. N.Y. (AP) — Ten preteens from around New York have won the first round of state college scholarships for 5-to-11-year-olds who get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Saturday. The youths' names were drawn by lottery after their parents or...

Hochul: Order boosts hospital capacity ahead of new variant

Nov. 26, 2021 18:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bracing for a potential winter spike in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced an executive order intended to boost hospital capacity and address staffing shortages. The protocol comes amid warnings about a new and highly transmissible...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 24, 2021 15:17 PM EST

Albany Times Union. November 21, 2021. Editorial: Get facts before revising bail reforms From the start of the debate over criminal justice reform in New York, some people were simply against any substantive change. And with little more evidence than...

NY urged to launch endowment for public universities

Nov. 22, 2021 16:28 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is facing calls from faculty to boost the state's public university system by launching a university endowment — a step dozens of other states have taken. Lawmakers on the state Senate higher education committee held a hearing Monday as...

Masks again required in western NY county as virus spreads

Nov. 22, 2021 15:24 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — People will soon have to wear masks indoors again in western New York's most populous county because of a spike in COVID-19 positives and hospitalizations in the region, officials said Monday. Starting Tuesday, anyone 2 and older must wear masks at...

Probe finds 'overwhelming evidence' of misconduct by Cuomo

Nov. 22, 2021 14:27 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A legislative investigation released Monday found “overwhelming evidence” that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed women and that he ordered state workers to help produce his book on pandemic leadership during work hours. The report also...