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New York should pay Cuomo's legal fees in suit, judge rules

Jan. 27, 2023 20:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state should pay former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's legal bills as he defends himself against a lawsuit accusing him of sexually harassing a state trooper, a judge ruled Friday. Cuomo, who resigned in 2021 amid sexual harassment allegations, filed a lawsuit...

Time's Up to halt operations, shift resources to legal fund

Jan. 22, 2023 16:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes carpet typically glitters with crystal-studded gowns in pastel hues, but it looked different in January 2018: The ballgowns were black, and the night's key accessory was a pin that read “Time's Up.” Onstage, Oprah Winfrey brought guests to their feet with a...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 12, 2023 12:52 PM EST

Albany Times Union. January 11, 2023. Editorial: A civil legal right Even when civil legal matters threaten one’s home or livelihood, there is no right to counsel. That’s changing in Albany – and it should in New York state. One statistic says it...

Democrat Kathy Hochul sworn in as elected New York governor

Jan. 01, 2023 17:05 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Governor Kathy Hochul was sworn in for her first elected term on Sunday, making history as the first woman elected to the position in the state. The Democrat, launching her term as the 57th governor of New York, said her goals were to increase public...

NY attorney general sued after former adviser's #MeToo exit

Dec. 15, 2022 19:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who accused a former top adviser to New York Attorney General Letitia James of unwanted kissing filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging the Democrat and her office ignored previous warnings about his behavior. Sofia Quintanar, a political consultant and former...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Dec. 08, 2022 07:12 AM EST

Albany Times Union. December X, 2022. Editorial: Ms. James’ unseemly silence The state attorney general’s chief of staff resigns amid allegations of sexual misconduct. The public deserves an explanation. Attorney General Letitia James should know...

Bribery, fraud charges dismissed against ex-NY Lt. Governor

Dec. 05, 2022 17:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bribery and fraud charges against former New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin were tossed out Monday by a federal judge, leaving Benjamin to face only records falsification charges. Prosecutors notified the judge hours later that they were appealing the ruling. Six...

Former Education Secretary King named SUNY chancellor

Dec. 05, 2022 17:43 PM EST

Former U.S. Education Secretary John King Jr. has been appointed chancellor of the State University of New York, the nation's largest university system, SUNY announced Monday. King is scheduled to begin in January at a salary of a $750,000. The appointment marks a return to New York...

Today in History: December 4, the "Million Dollar Quartet"

Dec. 04, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2022. There are 27 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Dec. 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins gathered for the first and only time...

NY state health commissioner resigning to return to Harvard

Dec. 03, 2022 13:58 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's state health commissioner will resign Jan. 1 after 13 months in the job to return to Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Mary Bassett said in a statement Friday that she was “leaving now so the next commissioner can have the...