Guide dogs helping blind runners stay fit despite pandemic

WEST SAND LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Social distancing rules can make exercising a challenge for a blind runner who needs a volunteer tethered as a guide. But Thomas Panek has no problem because his running gu...

States set goals to jump-start transition to electric trucks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of states is following California’s lead in setting goals to jump-start a transition to electric-powered trucks, vans and buses in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissi...

Cornell says in-person learning is best for public health

As colleges around the country grapple with how to reopen in the fall, Cornell University's president on Tuesday announced that it will welcome students back to campus — an option she said is best not...

Cuomo: NY has seen 100 children with illness linked to virus

Amber Dean had recovered from a mild bout of the coronavirus and her family of five had just ended their home quarantine when her oldest son, 9-year-old Bobby, fell ill. “At first it...

Curtain lowers on nuke plant a stone's throw from Manhattan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With the push of a red button, one of the two operating reactors at an aging nuclear plant serving millions of people in the New York City area will shut down Thursday night as fed...

Costs, delays scuttle 124-mile Constitution Pipeline project

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The nearly $1 billion Constitution Pipeline project, which had been designed to take natural gas from Pennsylvania's shale gas fields to metropolitan New York and New England, has ...

Hate sign or silly game? Military academies probe hand signs

When is OK not okay? Some West Point cadets and U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen flashed what looked like a sideways OK finger gesture during a live television broadcast over the weeken...

Gas customers are casualties in fight over new pipelines

Chris Miles and his partners were ready to open their new, seaside barbecue joint just in time for the summer season when they got stunning news: There would be no gas to fuel the fryers, griddles and...

New York's climate plan will drive big changes, if it works

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has adopted the nation's most aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Thursday mandating 100% carbon...

Cadet's rape conviction reversal panned by victim advocates

A military appeals court's reversal of a West Point cadet's rape conviction and 21-year prison sentence has outraged sexual assault victim advocates who say the decision is filled with victim-blaming ...

Sit. Study. Fetch a bachelor's degree in dog training.

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) — The State University of New York at Cobleskill is launching a new four-year program in "canine training and management" amid a surge in demand for specially trained dogs to det...

China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

China's decision to restrict scrap imports created big challenges for U.S. recycling programs last year. But it has also spurred investment in plants that process recyclables no longer being shipp...

Driver in deadly 1981 Brink's heist freed from prison

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Judith Clark, who entered prison as a left-wing revolutionary defiantly refusing to participate in her own murder trial, walked free on Friday as a 69-year-old woman acclaimed for ...

Parole granted for driver in deadly 1981 Brink's heist

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former radical activist Judith Clark was granted parole Wednesday after serving more than 37 years behind bars for her role as getaway driver in a 1981 Brink's armored truck robber...

Parole hearing set for driver in deadly armored truck heist

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Supporters of Judith Clark, a former radical activist who has served more than 36 years of a life sentence for her role in a deadly 1981 Brink's heist, have asked a state panel to ...