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Afghan refugees leave Wisconsin for new home and new life

Oct. 16, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After a 47-day journey, Momtazudin Furmoli and his family are finally headed home — a new home, 7,000 miles away from the one they left in Afghanistan as refugees. Furmoli arrived at Wisconsin’s Fort McCoy on Aug. 30 with his wife, 5-year-old...

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...

Son charged with fatally stabbing father, sister at home

Sep. 22, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

WARREN, N.Y. (AP) — A 22-year-old man is accused of killing his father and 12-year-old sister at home with his younger brother, 9, witnessing it. Michael J. Andreev Jr. has been arrested and charged with two counts of murder and a weapons charge in Sunday's killings,...

Longtime upstate NY member of Congress, Boehlert, dead at 84

Sep. 21, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, who represented upstate New York for 24 years, died at age 84, according to a statement from former staff members. The Utica-area resident died late Monday at a local hospice after a brief illness,...

Judge blocks medical worker vaccine mandate in NY state

Sep. 14, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge temporarily blocked the state of New York on Tuesday from forcing medical workers to be vaccinated after a group of health care workers sued, saying their Constitutional rights were violated because the state's mandate disallowed religious exemptions. ...