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NY, feds sue 'Pharma Bro' for 'scheme' to keep drug price up

Jan. 27, 2020 7:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal authorities sued imprisoned entrepreneur Martin Shkreli on Monday over tactics that shielded a profitable drug from competition after a price hike that made the so-called “Pharma Bro” infamous. Shkreli was scorned as the bad-boy face of pharmaceuticals...

Cuomo heads to Poland for Auschwitz liberation anniversary

Jan. 26, 2020 7:18 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will join leaders from around the world at a ceremony in Poland on Monday commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops. The Democrat departed for Poland on Sunday following a press briefing where he was...

Cuomo to attend ceremony commemorating Auschwitz liberation

Jan. 26, 2020 7:14 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will fly to Poland to attend the 75th anniversary commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, he announced Saturday. Cuomo, a Democrat, will join leaders from around the world at Monday's ceremony marking the anniversary of the Jan. 27, 1945,...

Governor's budget would expand child tax credit

Jan. 25, 2020 9:01 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor wants to expand the state's child tax credit to help families cover the costs of raising children. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's recently released budget proposal would expand New York's child tax credit to children under four. Currently, the state's credit is equal to 33% of...

NY lawmaker backs pot legalization after past reservations

Jan. 24, 2020 3:24 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York lawmaker who last year expressed reservations over marijuana legalization is now backing a bill to make the drug legal. State Sen. Pete Harckham, a Democrat who represents a swath of the Hudson Valley, has announced he is supporting a bill that legalizes and regulates...

Man on snowmobile hits parked farm equipment and dies

Jan. 24, 2020 9:38 AM EST

CONQUEST, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man crashed his snowmobile into parked farm equipment and died, state police said. Michael Hall, 55, was driving his snowmobile on a property in the town of Conquest when he lost control and hit a “parked farm implement,” New York State Police said. ...

FILE- This Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, shows a 3D printed gun called the Liberator, in Austin, Texas.  Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted on the internet.  New York Attorney General Tish James is helping to lead the coalition, which filed the lawsuit Thursday.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Coalition of states sue over rules governing 3D-printed guns

Jan. 23, 2020 7:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted on the internet. New York Attorney General Tish James, who helped lead the coalition of state...

NYC subway chief Andy Byford resigns after 2 years

Jan. 23, 2020 4:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who earned the unlikely nickname “Train Daddy” as chief of New York City’s beleaguered transit agency announced Thursday that he was taking himself out of service, resigning after two years of trying to improve the Big Apple’s often frustrating subway and...

NY governor's budget includes host of laws he wants passed

Jan. 22, 2020 8:14 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a $178 billion budget proposal this week alongside a host of laws he wants to pass — from allowing e-bikes to a ban on single-use Styrofoam containers. The Democrat has made it a practice of his to propose multiple new laws with budgets when he...

Cuomo wants quicker process for closing New York prisons

Jan. 22, 2020 4:13 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is recommending a proposal that would give him the ability to close state prisons on a faster timeline. The measure is included in Cuomo's budget proposal, which was rolled out Tuesday. The proposal would allow the governor to close state prisons if he gives...