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New York AG probes death of woman shot by police in Syracuse

Oct. 20, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The state attorney general’s office said it was investigating the death of a woman shot by police Wednesday as she charged at officers with a knife. Syracuse Police Department officers responded to reports of a woman brandishing a knife at a city...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Oct. 20, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

Jamestown Post-Journal. October 20, 2021. Editorial: ESPRI Funding May Have Ended, But Local Fight Against Poverty Has Not The Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative did a lot of good in the Jamestown area, and the seeds the state money allowed...

Chair of New York Democrats faces criticism over KKK remark

Oct. 19, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman of the New York Democrats is facing condemnation and calls to resign from members of his own party after he invoked the Ku Klux Klan and its former leader while explaining why he didn't endorse a New York Democratic mayoral candidate. State...

State revenues are up after top earners paid more in taxes

Oct. 19, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is seeing a surge in revenues this year following a tax increase on the state's highest-earning people and businesses. New York ended September with a balance of about $20 billion in the main operating fund, which is where most state...

AG to investigate after off-duty officer charged with murder

Oct. 15, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York state attorney general's office is taking over the investigation into the alleged shooting death of a woman by an off-duty New York City police officer, the attorney general's office said Friday. Officer Yvonne Wu, 31, was charged late...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Oct. 13, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

Advance Media New York. October 10, 2021. Editorial: Choose healing over division. Remove Syracuse’s Columbus statue The people and ideas a community celebrates in its public spaces reflect our values, our aspirations and our times. Our times...

US attorney names No. 2, who criticized NYC mayor last week

Oct. 13, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan's new federal prosecutor is making a splash with Wednesday's appointment of his second-in-command, choosing the city's Department of Investigation commissioner just days after she released a report accusing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio of misusing city...

Religious vaccine exemption stays for NY health care workers

Oct. 12, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York health care workers will be able to seek religious exemptions from a statewide COVID-19 vaccine mandate as a lawsuit challenging the requirement proceeds, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Judge David Hurd in Utica had issued a temporary...

A look at Ohio bills aimed at restricting teaching of racism

Oct. 12, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A pair of Republican-backed bills in the Ohio House would restrict how the topic of racism is taught in K-12 schools as part of a conservative broadside against a 40-year-old scholarly theory more typically associated with higher education classes in college or law...

Home care workers face deadline to get vaccinated in NY

Oct. 08, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Home health aides who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccination are barred from working with patients in New York as of Friday under a new state mandate that one industry group warned could lead to thousands of caregivers losing their jobs. The mandate,...