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NY Health Department confirms 2nd vaping-related death

Nov. 20, 2019 1:08 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Department of Health has declared the state’s second death linked to a vaping-associated illness. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that the person who died was a man in his 30's from Manhattan with a reported history of using e-cigarettes and vapor...

New York earmarks $60M for Census 2020 efforts

Nov. 20, 2019 5:23 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials plan to spend up to $60 million to make sure state residents are fully counted in the 2020 Census. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday said up to $40 million from existing resources will be used to help encourage residents to complete the Census questionnaire. Another $20...

White supremacist manifesto reportedly shared at Syracuse U

Nov. 19, 2019 7:14 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A white supremacist manifesto that appeared to be a copy of one linked to a man accused of attacking two mosques in New Zealand was circulated electronically at Syracuse University, campus law enforcement said Tuesday, adding to a string of racist episodes that have shaken the upstate...

New York joins states suing e-cigarette maker Juul

Nov. 19, 2019 4:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York has joined the ranks of states suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, Juul Labs Inc., saying the company used deceptive marketing practices to reel in young users. Attorney General Letitia James announced the lawsuit Tuesday against San Francisco-based Juul Labs Inc....

Frat functions on hold as reports of racism shake Syracuse U

Nov. 18, 2019 5:56 PM EST

A student sit-in entered its sixth day Monday, fraternity events were suspended and as much as $50,000 in reward money was offered following reports of racist episodes at Syracuse University. Students in recent weeks have reported shouted slurs, vandalism and graffiti targeting Jews, Asians and black students....

Abortion opponents sue NY over anti-discrimination law

Nov. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A church and anti-abortion pregnancy centers want to strike down New York’s new law that prevents employers from discriminating against employees over their reproductive health decisions. The groups filed a lawsuit this month asking a federal court to declare the state law...

Syracuse suspends fraternity after report of racial slur

Nov. 17, 2019 2:11 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An African American student at Syracuse University reported being called a racial slur over the weekend, prompting the college to suspend a fraternity Sunday and shut down social activities for all other fraternities for the rest of the semester pending an investigation. The student...

Speeding up Connecticut to NYC commute key focus on plans

Nov. 17, 2019 12:10 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Making it easier and faster to travel to and from New York City is a big selling point for two newly proposed multi-billion-dollar plans to overhaul Connecticut’s transportation system. Democrats and Republicans contend a quick and smooth commute is in Connecticut’s...

Capitol Watch: Commissions make law behind closed doors

Nov. 16, 2019 10:50 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers can expect more fireworks as political appointees finish writing laws for a $100 million system to let political candidates run with public funds. Critics argue the nine-member Public Campaign Financing Commission is the latest example of lawmakers and the governor failing...

Public comments sought on Adirondack rail-trail plan

Nov. 15, 2019 3:06 AM EST

RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Public hearings are scheduled on plans to convert a former Adirondack rail corridor to a 34-mile recreational trail between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid. Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates has worked for years to bring the rail trail project to fruition. The original proposal...