Latest New York Attorney General's Office News

NY official asks judge for clarity on citizenship question

Jul. 3, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state's attorney general asked a judge Wednesday to help resolve conflicting accounts by President Donald Trump and his administration as to whether they still want a citizenship question added to the 2020 census. Attorney General Letitia James asked U.S. District Judge Jesse...

Trump lashes out at New York governor, attorney general

Jul. 1, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at New York's governor and attorney general Monday, accusing the Democrats of going after him in a "political Witch Hunt." In four tweets, Trump accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James of "harassing all of my New York businesses in...

4 states added to suit to stop $26.5B Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Jun. 21, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada are joining the legal fight against T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint in a case that lawyers on both sides say they hope will reach trial in October. Beau Buffier, a lawyer for New York state's attorney general, told a judge at a Manhattan...

The Latest: EPA chief eases rules on coal-fired power plants

Jun. 19, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an environmental rule covering coal-fired power plants (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The Trump administration has ordered a sweeping about-face on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants. Environmental Protection Agency chief...

NY attorney general to probe fatal state police shooting

May. 24, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (AP) — The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James said Friday that it will investigate the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a state police trooper on the shoulder of a highway north of New York City. State police say 41-year-old Luke Patterson of Tannersville was fatally shot...

Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits

May. 23, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A tentative deal has been reached to settle multiple lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women. Attorneys involved in the negotiations told a federal bankruptcy court judge during a...

Fellow Dem: De Blasio can seek presidency, but why would he?

May. 17, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With friends like these, Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn't need enemies. New York Attorney General Letitia James expressed exasperation on the "Pod Save America" podcast late Thursday over her fellow Democrat's decision to run for president. She told the audience that New Yorkers "need a mayor...