- Experts: Cash infusion helps NY transit but isn't cure-all Updated: Oct-12-15 10:05 pm
NEW YORK - A $29 billion infusion into the city's transportation network will go mostly to provide long-overdue repairs and upgrades, transit experts said, leaving the nation's largest city lagging behind modern systems around the world.
- NY Lt. Gov. Hochul heads to Puerto Rico to offer state's aid Updated: Oct-12-15 9:24 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's lieutenant governor is leading a state delegation to Puerto Rico to help the U.S. territory as it struggles with a fiscal crisis.
- Thousands line 5th Ave for New York's Columbus Day parade Updated: Oct-12-15 3:41 pm
NEW YORK - Thousands of people have lined New York's Fifth Avenue to cheer the annual Columbus Day parade in the nation's largest city.
- NYC, state reach deal on mass transit capital funding Updated: Oct-10-15 8:09 pm
NEW YORK - A deal has finally been struck to fund the New York City region's mass transit capital spending program, ensuring that vitally needed infrastructure upgrades - including repairs to damage wrought by Superstorm Sandy - will be underwritten for the next five years.
- NY minimum wage push spurs US debate, faces hurdles at home Updated: Oct-08-15 8:21 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's plan to give fast-food workers a $15 minimum hourly wage is spurring similar efforts in other states even as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's effort to enact a $15 wage for all workers faces vocal opposition at home.
- NY governor: Denying global warming isn't a survival plan Updated: Oct-08-15 7:49 pm
NEW YORK - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday joined government leaders worldwide in signing an agreement to help combat global warming and keep the Earth's average temperature from rising dangerously.
- Cuomo: I'm staying out of federal probe of economic plan Updated: Oct-07-15 4:36 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that neither he nor his staff have been questioned or subpoenaed as part of a federal probe into his signature economic development project, the Buffalo Billion.
- Ex-Gov. Paterson to step down as chairman of NY Democrats Updated: Oct-07-15 4:08 pm
ALBANY, New York - Former New York Gov. David Paterson is stepping down from his post as the leader of the state's Democrats.
- Syracuse's Moody Mile hosts its final stock car race Updated: Oct-07-15 4:06 pm
SYRACUSE, New York - Wesley Moody really doesn't want to think about it. He knows he will shed a tear or two when he bids farewell to an old friend.
- Jennifer Hudson sings at Brooklyn charter schools rally Updated: Oct-07-15 1:56 pm
NEW YORK - Grammy- and Oscar-winning star Jennifer Hudson, introduced by two little girls, performed Wednesday for thousands of cheering charter school supporters in Brooklyn.
- Activists: Stop gas terminal off New York, New Jersey coasts Updated: Oct-06-15 7:14 pm
SEA BRIGHT, New Jersey - Environmentalists and some elected officials are calling on the governors of New York and New Jersey to oppose a proposal for a liquefied natural gas import terminal off both states' coasts.
- NYC bridge, tower lights to glow pink for cancer awareness Updated: Oct-06-15 2:50 pm
ALBANY, New York - The lights on the George Washington Bridge and One World Trade Center are scheduled to glow pink in support of breast cancer awareness.
- Cuomo: Make gun violence a central question for politicians Updated: Oct-05-15 6:19 pm
ALBANY, New York - U.S. gunfire killings have reached a crisis and voters should demand every candidate for Congress or president answer what they'd do about it, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
- US attorney appears to focus on political favors in New York Updated: Oct-03-15 11:09 am
ALBANY, New York - With a widening probe of New York state government, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara appears to be taking aim at the nebulous relationship between money and politics itself - a long and murky association in Albany and in capitals across the nation.
- New NYC Legionnaires' disease outbreak kills 1, sickens 12 Updated: Sep-30-15 5:06 pm
NEW YORK - A new Legionnaires' disease cluster discovered in the Bronx has killed one person and sickened 12 others just a month after the largest outbreak of the disease in New York City history, health officials said Wednesday.
- New York governor assembles panel to review Common Core Updated: Sep-28-15 5:15 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has assembled a panel of educators, lawmakers and parents to review the Common Core learning standards and the way schoolchildren are tested on them.
- Tangled web surrounds United's aborted Atlantic City routes Updated: Sep-28-15 2:44 am
NEW YORK - Desperate to draw visitors to Atlantic City, New Jersey officials gave United Airlines more than $100,000 in incentives to fly to the seaside resort for at least a year. Then, when United abruptly canceled the money-losing routes eight months later, the officials appointed by Gov. Chris Christie decided not to enforce a contract provision that required the airline to repay the money, The Associated Press has learned.
- Tangled web surrounds United's aborted Atlantic City routes Updated: Sep-28-15 2:36 am
NEW YORK - United Airlines was given more than $100,000 in marketing incentives last year as part of a deal to start flights to Atlantic City International Airport. However, The Associated Press has learned that when the airline broke the agreement by abruptly canceling the money-losing routes early, officials appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decided not to enforce a contract provision that required United to repay the money.
- Billions needed to fix New York's aging water pipes Updated: Sep-27-15 1:50 pm
SYRACUSE, New York - The water main burst early on a Monday morning, cutting off water service to a high school and forcing administrators to cancel class. Once his team dug it up, Henry Rosado could tell the age of the cast-iron pipe with one look.
- New York City mayor meets with Cuban President Castro Updated: Sep-26-15 8:36 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has met with Cuban President Raul Castro.
- Cuomo eulogizes aide who died after shooting on parade day Updated: Sep-26-15 5:13 pm
NEW YORK - The death of an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was caught in the crossfire between two gangs hours before New York City's West Indian Day parade, should be a call to action to quell gun violence in the city, the governor told mourners Saturday at the slain aide's funeral.
- NY Gov. Cuomo, Cuban President Castro talk economic ties Updated: Sep-25-15 4:22 pm
NEW YORK - New York's governor and the president of Cuba have met to discuss economic development as relations between the Caribbean nation and the U.S. continue to thaw.
- Senate approves measure backing Hudson rail project Updated: Sep-24-15 4:07 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The state Senate is calling on the federal government to support a recent proposal from Governors Chris Christie of New Jersey and Andrew Cuomo of New York to build a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River.
- Sandra Lee says she is cancer free after double mastectomy Updated: Sep-22-15 10:32 am
ALBANY, New York - Celebrity chef Sandra Lee says she is cancer free and feeling good months after a double mastectomy.
- Poll: NYS voters say de Blasio shouldn't control NYC schools Updated: Sep-21-15 9:16 am
NEW YORK - A new poll shows New York state voters do not want Mayor Bill de Blasio to keep control of New York City public schools.