Tag: New York State

Chelsea Clinton Says She Won’t Run for Congress in 2020

Chelsea Clinton won’t be following in her parents’ political footsteps just yet. Ms. Clinton, the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, said on Wednesday that she was not running for Congress next year, ending brief but intense speculation that she would seek to extend her family’s political dynasty. In an interview on “The View,” Ms. […]

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She Was 4 and Deaf. That’s When the Sexual Abuse Began, She Said.

During the last few years, the world has received a thorough education in the psychology of sexual abuse victims — the challenges of coming to terms with trauma, of erasing shame and doubt, of summoning the courage to come forward. But what if the act of speaking your truth seemed impossible in the most literal […]

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Judge Obstructed Justice in $10 Million Corruption Case, U.S. Says

ImageJustice Sylvia G. Ash faces federal obstruction of justice charges related to corruption at the Municipal Credit Union. When the former chief executive of the Municipal Credit Union pleaded guilty last year to stealing nearly $10 million from the 500,000-member financial institution, federal prosecutors said he had gone to some lengths to hide his long-running […]

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The Man Who Rebuilt New Haven, Boston and Beyond

SAVING AMERICA’S CITIESEd Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban AgeBy Lizabeth Cohen Master city builders, like presidents, acquire reputations that veer back and forth as the generations pass. Georges-Eugène Haussmann, the man who gave us modern Paris, was reviled in his own time as a destroyer of community life and […]

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Shop Faked Brake Repairs Before Limo Crash That Killed 20, D.A. Says

ALBANY, N.Y. — Of all the mysteries surrounding last year’s deadly limousine crash in upstate New York, the most central is this: Why didn’t the vehicle slow down? On Thursday, that question gained more focus after reports that the limousine operator had brought the vehicle in for brake service in the months before the crash, […]

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Rep. Nita Lowey Announces Unexpected Retirement

Representative Nita M. Lowey, the first woman to lead the powerful House Appropriations Committee, unexpectedly announced on Thursday that she would not seek re-election in 2020. Ms. Lowey, a New York Democrat who was first elected in 1988, is a staunch ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and she played a key role in the […]

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17-Year-Old May Be First Teen Vaping Death in U.S.

A 17-year-old Bronx boy whose death was disclosed by New York State officials on Tuesday appears to be the youngest person in the United States to die of a vaping-related respiratory illness. The teenager died on Friday after being hospitalized twice in September with a vaping-related illness, becoming the state’s first fatality from the mysterious […]

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He Was Trump’s First Fan in Congress. Now He’s a Felon.

The South Lawn of the White House was decked out in New York City paraphernalia for President Trump’s first congressional picnic: food carts, boat racing and a Central Park-like carousel, all in honor of the president’s hometown. Chris Collins, a Republican House member from western New York, should have been in his element. He had […]

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New York Says End of AIDS Epidemic Is Near

ALBANY — There was a time when the diagnosis of H.I.V. was a death sentence, when thousands of New Yorkers, primarily gay men, succumbed to AIDS-related illnesses, and the end of the epidemic seemed both medically and mentally impossible. On Wednesday, however, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo declared that New York is on track to meet […]

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After Hospitals’ Big Donation to N.Y. Democrats, a $140 Million Payout

With Medicaid costs soaring in New York, the Greater New York Hospital Association was pushing for the seemingly impossible: more state reimbursement money. It was a big ask, and for years, it had gone nowhere. Medicaid spending already represented a massive and ever-growing share of the state budget, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had taken […]

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Ex-Rep. Chris Collins Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading Charges

It was an opportunity that Representative Chris Collins, a Republican from Western New York, believed was too good to pass up. He was so confident of his investment in an Australian drug company that he hawked it to his children, his staffers, even other members of Congress. “One of the things was, ‘Who in Congress […]

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Tax Law’s Cap on State and Local Deductions Is Upheld by Court

Congress didn’t unconstitutionally penalize Democratic-leaning states when it imposed a cap on federal deductions for state and local taxes, a federal judge ruled Monday. The 2017 federal tax law, which President Trump signed after a party-line vote in Congress, limited to $10,000 the state and local tax payments that families can write off on their […]

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Rep. Chris Collins to Plead Guilty in Insider Trading Case

Representative Chris Collins, a fourth-term Republican from Western New York who narrowly won re-election last year despite fighting federal securities fraud charges, is expected to plead guilty on Tuesday, a new court filing shows. Mr. Collins, 69, one of President Trump’s earliest and most fervent supporters, had been accused of using private information about a […]

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He Didn’t Abuse His Daughter. The State Took Her Anyway.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] For the first five years of his daughter Amanda’s life, Ping N., a restaurant manager in Manhattan, lived with his little girl and her mother. He tucked her into bed at night and enjoyed spoiling her with her favorite […]

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Bears (and Lynx and Rhinos) Are Officially ‘Dangerous,’ N.Y. Says

Thursday was a tough day to own a Eurasian lynx. Responding to what it called a recent surge in animals gone wild, New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation moved on Thursday to label an array of exotic animals “dangerous.” Officials proposed set of regulations that they said were meant to clarify and codify longstanding […]

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The Governor, the Seneca Nation and the Completely Rotten Highway

CATTARAUGUS INDIAN RESERVATION, N.Y. — If ever you wanted a tangible symbol of the execrable relationship between Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and New York’s largest Native American tribe, it is the three miles of cracked, rutted and completely rotten highway running through this lakeside reservation. The highway, Interstate 90, is so deteriorated that federal authorities […]

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Fugitive Couple Wanted on Murder Charges Are Captured in Arizona After Hiding for 16 Days

What Blane and Susan Barksdale had been doing since Aug. 26 is still somewhat of a mystery. But law enforcement officials said that a tip this week finally led them on Wednesday night to the Arizona couple, murder suspects who had hunkered down in a remote outpost in the Tonto National Forest called Punkin Center. […]

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To Save a Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy, New York Will Repeal It

Nearly two years ago, the New York City Council celebrated when it passed a far-reaching ban on conversion therapy, a discredited practice to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. On Thursday, Corey Johnson, the gay, H.I.V.-positive speaker of the Council, said that the Council would act swiftly to repeal the ban. The move […]

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