Tag: James, Letitia

N.Y. Protesters Say the Police Attacked Them: ‘It Felt Like Warfare’

One protester said a police officer used a baton to pin him by his neck against a squad car. Another said she was tackled by an officer who then drove his knee into her back so hard she could not breathe. A third — a registered nurse — was tending to a young man with […]

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New York Attorney General Scrutinizes Amazon for Firing Warehouse Worker

SEATTLE — Amazon may have violated federal worker safety laws and New York State’s whistle-blower protections when it fired an employee from its Staten Island warehouse who protested the company’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a letter the office of the New York attorney general, Letitia James, sent the company last week. The […]

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The N.R.A. Sees a Threat, and an Opportunity, in Covid-19

Faced with budget pressures and an invigorated gun control movement, the National Rifle Association has found a new cause amid the pandemic — fighting to keep gun stores open as its fund-raising appeals depict the government’s coronavirus response as a threat to Second Amendment rights. On Thursday, the group sued the State of New York […]

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New York Attorney General Looks Into Zoom’s Privacy Practices

Zoom, the videoconferencing app whose traffic has surged during the coronavirus pandemic, is under scrutiny by the office of New York’s attorney general, Letitia James, for its data privacy and security practices. On Monday, the office sent Zoom a letter asking what, if any, new security measures the company has put in place to handle […]

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New York Attorney General Accuses N.Y.C. of Fraud Over Taxi Crisis

New York State’s attorney general has accused New York City of committing fraud by significantly inflating the value of yellow taxi medallions and demanded $810 million from the city to compensate the thousands of cabdrivers who are now saddled with debt. The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission marketed the medallions — city-issued permits required to […]

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Global Entry: What to Know About the Enrollment Freeze

Weather: Expect rain, with a high in the mid- to upper 40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Wednesday (Lincoln’s Birthday). ImageCredit…Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times The New York City area has long benefited from having easy access to three major airports: two in Queens and one in nearby Newark. And for some travelers, getting […]

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New York to Sue Trump Administration Over Global Entry Freeze

New York State officials said on Friday that they planned to sue the Trump administration over its decision this week to ban thousands of New Yorkers from enrolling in programs that allow travelers to circumvent long lines at airports and borders. The lawsuit would be the latest escalation in tensions between President Trump and his […]

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Martin Shkreli Faces New Accusations Over High-Priced Drug

WASHINGTON — Martin Shkreli, a former pharmaceutical executive serving a seven-year prison sentence for defrauding investors, was accused on Monday of trying to maintain a monopoly over the lifesaving drug Daraprim through anticompetitive tactics. The Federal Trade Commission and the office of the New York attorney general, Letitia James, jointly sued Vyera Pharmaceuticals and the […]

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