- Wisecracking De Niro touts Catskills with NY governor Updated: Jun-30-16 2:15 pm
BETHEL, New York - Robert De Niro is conjuring the legacy - and the stand-up jokes - of comedians like Rodney Dangerfield, Henny Youngman and Milton Berle while praising the natural beauty of New York's Catskills region.
- NY fund may drop investments in companies boycotting Israel Updated: Jun-30-16 12:17 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's comptroller has directed staff of the $178 billion pension fund for state and local government workers to identify and restrict investments in companies supporting a boycott of Israel.
- 2 others charged in slaying of New York governor's aide Updated: Jun-29-16 5:47 pm
NEW YORK - Two more men have been charged with mortally wounding an aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the hours before Brooklyn's West Indian Day Parade last year, authorities said Wednesday.
- The Latest: Suozzi wins Dem primary to succeed Rep. Israel Updated: Jun-28-16 11:30 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Latest on congressional primaries in New York (all times local):
- NY Gov. Cuomo signs bill expanding breast cancer screening Updated: Jun-27-16 3:13 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York is expanding access to breast cancer screening by requiring hospitals to extend hours for mammograms and eliminating insurance costs for the procedure.
- Rainbow flags, images of shooting victims at pride parades Updated: Jun-26-16 11:12 pm
NEW YORK - Rainbow flags were held high along with portraits of the dead as thousands of people marched Sunday in gay pride parades tempered by this month's massacre at a Florida gay nightclub.
- The Latest: Hillary Clinton Marching in NYC gay pride parade Updated: Jun-26-16 3:44 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on gay pride parades nationwide (all times local):
- Communities bypass utilities to save money, push green power Updated: Jun-26-16 8:55 am
ALBANY, New York - Some New York communities are changing the way their residents buy electricity under an initiative designed to save people money while promoting renewable and locally produced energy.
- Billy Joel to join Cuomo on NY breast cancer motorcycle ride Updated: Jun-26-16 6:25 am
NEW YORK - New York's governor will ride alongside music icon Billy Joel in a statewide motorcycle ride to raise awareness about breast cancer before signing legislation that expands access to screenings for the disease.
- NY lawmakers back state funding to improve indigent defense Updated: Jun-25-16 8:04 am
ALBANY, New York - New York would start paying for public defenders statewide under legislation heading to the governor's desk to ensure the poor have lawyers at arraignments and fill other gaps in how they're represented.
- New York City, Havana create arts and cultural exchange Updated: Jun-24-16 12:29 pm
NEW YORK - New York City and Cuba's capital city are embarking on a cultural exchange of music and visual and performing arts.
- New York sets 7-day limit on initial opioid prescriptions Updated: Jun-22-16 3:18 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York is limiting opioid drug prescriptions to seven days of painkillers following a patient's initial visit to a doctor.
- Editorials from around New York Updated: Jun-22-16 2:19 pm
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:
- Cuomo seeks probe on tunnel closure tied to corruption case Updated: Jun-21-16 9:59 pm
NEW YORK - New York's governor demanded an investigation Tuesday into allegations that a lane in one of the traffic-clogged tunnels connecting Manhattan to New Jersey was shut down as a special favor to a politically connected businessman accused of paying bribes to police commanders.
- NYC lawmakers pass a novel requirement for free tampons Updated: Jun-21-16 6:34 pm
NEW YORK - New York City is on track to become the nation's first city to require free tampons and sanitary pads in public schools, homeless shelters and jails after lawmakers approved the idea Tuesday amid a national discussion of the costs of having a period.
- 3 men charged with illegal assault weapon sales at NY shop Updated: Jun-21-16 5:28 pm
ROCHESTER, New York - Three men who work at a suburban gun shop were charged Tuesday with selling more than 100 rifles classified as illegal assault weapons under state law.
- Measure to curb illegal Airbnb listings heads to NY governor Updated: Jun-20-16 2:55 pm
ALBANY, New York - A proposal to outlaw online advertisements for short-term New York City apartment rentals on sites like Airbnb has cleared the state Legislature.
- New York lawmakers leave Albany without big ethics reforms Updated: Jun-18-16 3:15 pm
ALBANY, New York - Another legislative session is in the books, and another chapter in Albany's long story of backroom horse trading has come to a close - without the reforms voters say are needed to address corruption.
- NY fantasy sports hinge on Gov. Cuomo; legal claims remain Updated: Jun-18-16 2:50 pm
NEW YORK - The future of daily fantasy sports sites in New York hinges on whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign into law legislation that calls the popular online contests a "game of skill."
- Hudson oil spill would be difficult to clean up Updated: Jun-18-16 11:25 am
WOODLAND PARK, New Jersey - The Hudson River may still become a major corridor for the shipment of thick, tar sands oil from Canada despite moves last year by New York officials that many thought stopped those efforts.
- The Latest: NY Legislature adjourns Updated: Jun-18-16 5:27 am
ALBANY, New York - The Latest on the New York Legislature as it works toward adjournment (all times eastern):
- Film production tax credit approved for eastern NY counties Updated: Jun-17-16 1:10 am
ALBANY, New York - The state Legislature has approved an expansion of state movie production tax credits to eight eastern New York counties after a lobbying effort that included numerous celebrities from the Hudson Valley and Catskills.
- Judge tries flicking open pocketknife in test at NYC hearing Updated: Jun-16-16 4:50 pm
NEW YORK - Even a federal judge tried her hand at flicking open a pocketknife as a state law banning gravity knives was tested in open court Thursday.
- NY lawmakers OK "Peter Falk's Law" for death notification Updated: Jun-15-16 8:34 pm
ALBANY, New York - Legislation in New York named after the late actor Peter Falk aims to ensure that the relatives of people in guardianship are notified when their loved one dies.
- Biden praises plan to revamp 'Third World' LaGuardia Airport Updated: Jun-14-16 5:30 pm
NEW YORK - Two years after likening LaGuardia Airport to a "Third World country," Vice President Joe Biden commended a $4 billion redevelopment project for it at a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday.