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NY governor wants to limit pre-employment credit checks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to prohibit pre-employment credit checks for most jobs. The Democrat's proposal would prevent employers from requiring credit checks of as a hiring requirement. Cuomo announced the measure Tuesday. Cuomo argues the checks can create ...

Tighter economic development rules included in Cuomo budget

By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After a pair of high-profile corruption trials ending in convictions for two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top advisers, the Democrat is proposing tighter oversight of New York state's economic development funding, something good-government ...

Cohen says he rigged online polls for Trump in 2014, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's estranged former lawyer acknowledged Thursday that he paid a technology company to rig Trump's standing in two online polls before the presidential campaign. Michael Cohen tweeted that "what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of" ...

Ex-CBS CEO Les Moonves to challenge severance denial

NEW YORK (AP) — Former CBS CEO Les Moonves is fighting the company's decision to deny his $120 million severance package following his firing over sexual misconduct allegations. Moonves is demanding binding arbitration proceedings to challenge the decision, CBS announced in a filing Thursday ...

For ‘Miracle’ flight survivors, a decade of thankfulness

By DEEPTI HAJELA and TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Children they've gotten to see grow up. Grandchildren they've been able to meet. New jobs and adventures. For the people who were on US Airways flight 1549 on that cold January day in 2009, it's been 10 years full of ...

Rochester man convicted of killing 101-year-old neighbor

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A jury in western New York has convicted a 55-year-old man of murder for stabbing his 101-year-old upstairs neighbor to death in her apartment. Gregory Jesmer was found guilty of second-degree murder for killing Marcia Morrison in her Rochester apartment in July. ...

In era of news deserts, no easy fix for local news struggles

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The local news industry hasn't been the subject of much good news itself, lately. Newspaper circulation is down sharply, and so is employment in the newspaper industry. Financial cutbacks have led to the shutdown of nearly 1,800 daily and ...

Small business revenues fall as govt shutdown persists

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Baked by Yael isn't getting its usual flow of customers who stop in after visiting the nearby National Zoo; the popular Washington, D.C., tourist spot remains closed by the government shutdown. Owner Yael Krigman gets half her ...

The Situation due to report to federal prison for tax fraud

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Jersey Shore" cast member Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is trading life on the beach for time behind prison bars. The 36-year-old is scheduled to report to Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in upstate New York on Tuesday to begin serving an eight-month ...

The Latest: Cuomo includes limo safety reform in budget plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state budget proposal (all times local): 9:40 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he'll include safety reforms for limousines in his state budget proposal in response to the October crash of a stretch limo that killed 20 people in an ...

Cuomo set to release state budget proposal to Legislature

By DAVID KLEPPER and CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is releasing his annual state budget proposal Tuesday to a New York Legislature that is controlled by his fellow Democrats for the first time in a decade. Cuomo was scheduled to present what's ...

Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration cannot put a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census, a federal judge in New York ruled Friday in a boost to proponents of counting immigrants. In a 277-page decision that won't be the final word on ...

AP sources: Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days

By JUANA SUMMERS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to move toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign within days by forming an exploratory committee, according to several people familiar with her plans. The New York Democrat will likely announce ...

Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states

SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C. Judge Haywood ...

Church envoy begs McCarrick to repent as abuse verdict nears

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — The retired Vatican diplomat who accused Pope Francis of turning a blind eye to the alleged sexual misconduct of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is begging the American to publicly repent for his crimes for the good of the Catholic ...

Police: Man, woman killed in separate snowmobile crashes

WEBB, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say a man and a woman both died in separate snowmobile crashes over the weekend in the Adirondacks. Webb police say 72-year-old Larry DeMarte, of Parma, failed to negotiate a curve on Sunday afternoon and flew off his vehicle into a creek. The ...

Poll: Governor, Legislature’s favorability ratings rise

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Democrat-controlled state Legislature are viewed favorably by a majority of registered New York voters, but salary raises state leaders and lawmakers recently received are not. The Siena College survey released Monday shows Cuomo ...

Hunter who killed neighbor he mistook for a deer sentenced

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York hunter has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for accidentally killing a neighbor he mistook for a deer. Thomas Jadlowski was sentenced on Monday in Chautauqua (shuh-TAW'-kwuh) County Court. He pleaded guilty in October to criminally ...

NY couple recognized for helping dozens attend college

POUGKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A military veteran and a retired teacher have helped dozens of students in New York's Hudson Valley attend college through a scholarship program. Eddie and Norma Ramirez of Poughkeepsie — the parents of two biological sons — say it feels like they have 142 ...

Gillibrand makes big moves toward 2020 campaign

By JUANA SUMMERS and JULIE PACE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is moving aggressively toward an expected presidential bid, filling out key staff positions and nearing a choice on the location for a campaign headquarters, according to multiple people familiar ...