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Court date for Cuomo after DA asks judge to dismiss charge

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was set to make a virtual appearance before an Albany judge Friday as prosecutors moved to dismiss the only criminal charge filed against the Demo...

Cuomo due in court virtually after DA drops fondling case

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Andrew Cuomo will be required to appear virtually for a court session Friday as a judge considers a prosecutor’s request to dismiss a fondling case against the former New York gove...

Tough case or 'cowardice'? Drop of Cuomo case splits experts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general said she believed Brittany Commisso. The sheriff who filed a criminal complaint accusing former Gov. Andrew Cuomo of groping Commisso in the governor’s ...

New York's COVID surge is back — and so is its mask mandate

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing a cold-weather surge in COVID-19 infections, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday that masks will be required in all indoor public places unless the businesses or v...

Head of NY university system resigns amid Cuomo fallout

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The leader of New York's state university system, Chancellor James Malatras, said Thursday he will resign amid criticism for sending text messages mocking a woman who later accused...

Prosecutor in Andrew Cuomo's groping case seeks more time

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor investigating accusations that former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo groped a woman asked a judge for more time to evaluate the evidence, saying the criminal complaint fil...

Cuomo accused of groping woman, a misdemeanor sex crime

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was accused in a criminal complaint Thursday of committing a misdemeanor sex crime, two months after he resigned under pressure in a sexual harass...

Bitcoin-mining power plant raises ire of environmentalists

An obstacle to large-scale bitcoin mining is finding enough cheap energy to run the huge, power-gobbling computer arrays that create and transact cryptocurrency. One mining operation in central New Yo...

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren to resign as part of plea deal

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren agreed to resign shortly before her term ends as part of a deal to settle charges she violated campaign finance rules during her 2017 reelection campaign. ...

Vaccination deadline arrives for NY healthcare workers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some hospitals and nursing homes in New York began removing workers Monday for failing to meet a state-mandated deadline to get a COVID-19 vaccine as Gov. Kathy Hochul pleaded with...

Federal judge delays vaccine mandate for NYC teachers

New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge just days before it was to take effect. ...

Veterans at Revolutionary battlefield dig find camaraderie

STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) — Military veterans who carefully dug and sifted through clumps of dirt this month at a Revolutionary War battlefield in New York did more than uncover artifacts fired from muske...

Korean War soldier killed in 1950 buried after remains IDed

SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Cpl. Walter Smead was finally laid to rest Monday near his rural upstate New York hometown, seven decades after he was killed in the Korean War and months after his remains ...

Advocates bring fresh food options to ignored neighborhood

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Residents of Albany's South End can grab fresh milk from sidewalk refrigerators, buy low-cost bananas from the Veggie Mobile or fry up fresh eggs hatched in a local coop. ...

'It lessens my bills': $500 payments tested in upstate NY

Annette Steele isn't destitute or unemployed. But for a year she'll be receiving $500 per month in no-strings-attached payments as part of an experimental universal basic income program in upstate New...