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Grand jury in Prude death voted 15-5 to not indict 3 cops

Apr. 16, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

A grand jury investigating the police suffocation death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, voted 15-5 not to indict the three officers who restrained him, according to transcripts of the proceedings released Friday. Prosecutors from the state attorney...

The Latest: Half eligible Californians have at least 1 shot

Apr. 15, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Gavin Newsom says nearly half of Californians eligible for vaccination have received at least one shot against the coronavirus. He is urging more residents to sign up for appointments and not let apprehension get in the way of getting protected...

No charges in NY fatal crash involving sleeping deputy

Apr. 15, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy who fell asleep at the wheel of a patrol vehicle near the Vermont border and slammed into another car head-on, killing the other driver, will not face criminal charges, New York's attorney general said Thursday. Susan Harrington,...

New York bars, restaurants can soon stay open 'til midnight

Apr. 14, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will push back its curfew for bars and restaurants an hour to midnight, starting Monday, as the state continues to relax coronavirus-related restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The governor also announced during a telephone briefing...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Apr. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

Adirondack Daily Enterprise. April 14, 2021. Editorial: Not the time to burn It’s pretty dry out there — so dry that a forecast of rain early this week dried up. National Weather Service meteorologists in Burlington, Vermont,...

EXPLAINER: Why outside prosecutors review killings by police

Apr. 14, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A white former police officer is being charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, just three days after the Black man was shot during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb. The swift probe...

Joe West awarded $500,000 in damages against Paul Lo Duca

Apr. 13, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major league umpire Joe West was awarded $500,000 in damages plus interest dating to July 8 in a defamation suit against former All-Star catcher Paul Lo Duca. New York Supreme Court Justice John J. Kelley issued his decision Monday in a lawsuit West...

Another 51,000 NYC students returning to in-school learning

Apr. 12, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 51,000 more New York City students will return to in-person schooling later this month, bringing the total number of students in school buildings to 365,000 out of 960,000 non-charter public school students, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. ...

Reforms follow deadly year in New York nursing homes

Apr. 10, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After a deadly year in New York's nursing homes, state lawmakers have passed legislation intended to hold facility operators more accountable for neglect and potentially force them to spend more on patient care. Rules passed in recent days as part of...

New York eases distancing requirements for schools

Apr. 09, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York state on Friday eased reopening restrictions on schools to allow most students to sit closer together as long as they continue to wear masks. But before they can make any changes, school districts will have to allow parents, school staff...