New York

New York Senate leader surrenders to face corruption charges

The leader of the New York Senate surrendered Monday to face charges including extortion and soliciting bribes after investigators looking into the awarding of a $12 million contract to a company that hired his son… READ MORE

Record $71.9 million spent on lobbying New York City officials in 2014: report

Power players are spending more cash than ever to influence city government officials through lobbying, a new city report shows. Lobbyists brought in $71.9 million to target city government in 2014, a record high, according… READ MORE

NY towns look to secede to PA over taxes, hydrofracking…

Conklin, NY | The local economy is pushing one organization in Upstate New York to pose a question: Is it possible to secede to Pennsylvania? The Upstate New York Towns Association is researching this very… READ MORE

Seahawks coach shrugs at 9/11 truther rumors

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is not backing down from his support among 9/11 truthers. Carroll, who will coach the… READ MORE

Sheldon Silver, N.Y. Assembly speaker, accused of masking bribes as legitimate income, feds say

NEW YORK — New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on corruption charges and accused of using his… READ MORE

New York City may yank terror report to appease Muslims, settle suits: report

New York City may take down a terror report from its website that alerts law enforcement and citizens alike to… READ MORE
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Study used to bolster NY fracking ban developed by anti-fracking ‘activists’

New York state’s controversial new fracking ban was bolstered in part by research written and peer-reviewed by scientists with ties… READ MORE

New York Gov. Cuomo to travel to Cuba

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is reportedly planning to head to Cuba for a trade mission in the coming months.… READ MORE

NY State Senators Look to Introduce ‘Death With Dignity’ Legislation This Month

After a terminally ill woman made headlines when she moved to Oregon so she could end her life under a… READ MORE

NY Dem’s advice to Obama: Veto Keystone

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday said that even if Democrats are able to make amendments to legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline, he would still urge President Obama to veto it. Provisions that could… READ MORE

Cuomo sued by veteran after insomnia treatment prompts gun confiscation

A U.S. Navy veteran and retired police detective is suing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state officials for confiscating his gun permit and four handguns after he voluntarily sought medical treatment for insomnia.… READ MORE

25,000 cops, family arrive for fallen NYPD officer’s funeral

Thousands of police officers from across the country have gathered in New York City for the funeral of Rafael Ramos, a police officer shot to death with his partner in an ambush last week. The… READ MORE

Protesters heckle NYPD cops paying respects at slain officers’ memorial

A CNN correspondent at the makeshift memorial to slain NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos reported seeing a small group of protesters heckling police officers who were there to pay their respects. Sara Ganim… READ MORE