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Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry

Jan. 14, 2022 15:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Shkreli must return $64.6 million in profits he and his former company reaped from jacking up the price and monopolizing the market for a lifesaving drug, a federal judge ruled Friday while also barring the provocative, imprisoned ex-CEO from the pharmaceutical industry for...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 12, 2022 17:01 PM EST

Albany Times Union. January 10, 2022. Editorial: Editorial: DOCCS’ failed test Thousands of New York prison inmates were disciplined for failing drug tests — tests that were not only deeply unreliable but administered incorrectly, in violation of state policy, the...

New York to receive $6B chunk of federal aid for transit

Jan. 12, 2022 11:59 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s subways and commuter rails are getting a $6 billion chunk of federal COVID-19 relief funds. Sen. Chuck Schumer announced Wednesday the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has received the money as part of more than $14.5 billion in overall...

NY to end eviction ban, reopen rent relief site

Jan. 11, 2022 18:17 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will let its eviction and foreclosure moratorium expire at the end of the week, but will once again let people apply for eviction protection and rent relief, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Tuesday. The state Office of Temporary Disability Assistance said the...

Local COVID contact tracing now optional in New York

Jan. 11, 2022 18:05 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will no longer require local health departments to conduct contact tracing for people who test positive for COVID-19, state health officials said Tuesday. The shift will help public health staff across New York focus on testing and vaccination, Health...

Hochul, lawmakers weigh spending amid calls for COVID-19 aid

Jan. 08, 2022 14:20 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Millions of New Yorkers should expect tax relief, thanks to the next state budget, but it’s far from clear how the state will use billions in rising tax revenues this year. Any big spending increases will depend in part on the fine print in Gov. Kathy Hochul's...

Judge dismisses sole criminal charge against Andrew Cuomo

Jan. 07, 2022 17:34 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The only criminal charge filed over the sexual harassment allegations that drove former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo from office was dismissed Friday at prosecutors' request, clearing what had been seen as the most serious legal threat to the Democrat. The move...

New York to require booster shots for health care workers

Jan. 07, 2022 16:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is joining a handful of states in requiring health care workers to get a COVID-19 booster shot. Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday that she was expanding on a vaccine mandate she instituted last fall requiring health care workers to get vaccinated because too...

Judge dismisses criminal groping case against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at prosecutor’s request

Jan. 07, 2022 13:48 PM EST
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Judge dismisses criminal groping case against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at prosecutor’s request.

Cuomo due in court virtually after DA drops fondling case

Jan. 06, 2022 18:10 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Andrew Cuomo will be required to appear virtually for a court session Friday as a judge considers a prosecutor’s request to dismiss a fondling case against the former New York governor. Albany County District Attorney David Soares asked Judge Holly Trexler on...