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Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 15, 2020 2:51 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Take Impeachment Seriously, Senators New York Times Jan. 14 It would be nice to have faith that, as the Senate prepares to receive the articles of impeachment against President Trump and gears up for its role in this rare and...

NY officials warn of rising flu cases, hospitalizations

Jan. 15, 2020 5:21 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state says it's seeing more reported cases of influenza so far this season than in recent years. The state's online flu tracker shows the state has seen over 10,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza as of Jan. 4. That's up from roughly 3,000 in 2017. The state's data do...

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2018, file photo shows debris scattered in an area at the site of a fatal limousine crash the day before in Schoharie, N.Y. Political leaders in New York have reached an agreement to pass new limousine safety bills inspired by deadly crashes in 2015 and 2018, officials said Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Lawmakers, governor announce deal on limo safety regulations

Jan. 14, 2020 5:27 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Political leaders in New York have reached an agreement to pass new limousine safety bills inspired by deadly crashes in 2015 and 2018, officials said Tuesday. The proposals target unsafe limos and lax regulations, said Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Speaker...

New York called to include menthol in flavored tobacco ban

Jan. 13, 2020 7:15 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers could ban flavored tobacco products amid growing concern over the tobacco and vaping industry's use of flavorings to attract young people and African Americans, though it's unclear whether a push to ban menthol cigarettes will succeed. The Democratic Senate Majority...

NY governor to head to Puerto Rico

Jan. 13, 2020 4:07 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of earthquakes. The Democrat's office says he plans to travel to Puerto Rico Tuesday and Wednesday. The ground in southwest Puerto Rico has been shaking since Dec. 28, with more than 1,280 earthquakes, of which more...

Judge: Hanukkah attack suspect may need death-penalty lawyer

Jan. 13, 2020 1:49 PM EST

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man charged in a bloody attack at a Hanukkah celebration may need attorneys specializing in death penalty cases if a stabbing victim dies, a judge said Monday. U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel raised the subject during a court hearing for Grafton Thomas after he pleaded not...

In this Aug. 22, 2019 photo, lead grower Elizabeth Keyser, talks about flowering medical marijuana plants being grown with special grow lights during a media tour of the Curaleaf medical cannabis cultivation and processing facility in Ravena, N.Y. After legislative efforts stalled and a vaping sickness stirred new concerns, the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut still want to make recreational pot legal. But the states have different approaches and timeframes, and some proposals have shifted since last year. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Pot politics: Some Northeast states regroup on legalization

Jan. 13, 2020 6:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast — it had already passed in three of the region’s states and was a priority for governors in three more, including the populous New York. Now, after legislative efforts stalled and a vaping...

Judge blocks NY ban on flavored vaping products

Jan. 11, 2020 10:23 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has blocked New York state from enforcing an executive order banning flavored vaping products. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Catherine Cholakis ruled that the state Public Health and Health Planning Council overstepped its authority last September when it issued a ban on...

Police: Anti-Semitic graffiti sprayed at Brooklyn school

Jan. 11, 2020 11:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti, including a swastika, found sprayed in a stairwell of a local high school. An employee of Brooklyn Tech High School found the message scribbled in black marker inside the third-floor stairwell, police said. No arrests have been...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Capitol Watch: Health care industry awaits NY Medicaid plan

Jan. 11, 2020 10:36 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's health care industry is waiting with some trepidation to see how Gov. Andrew Cuomo intends to plug an over $8 billion hole in the state’s Medicaid program. The Democrat is expected to release his annual budget proposal in the next two weeks, and the stickiest issue...