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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon are set to debate late this month after a back-and-forth over the faceoff.

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A person familiar with the situation tells the Associated Press a lawsuit filed against Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy will not affect his status on the team.

President Donald Trump is daring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warning the Democrat that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers."

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Researchers have made a startling discovery in Lake Erie -- two species of exotic zooplankton that originally hail from the southern hemisphere.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock in industries they're responsible for overseeing.

 

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New York City Police have balked at Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro's request to investigate Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Lieutenant Governor candidate Jumaane Williams has been sentenced to time served after he was convicted of blocking an ambulance during a protest over the detention of a prominent immigration rights activist in January. 

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Republican lawmakers in New York will hold hearings into recent decisions by the state parole board to release some high-profile offenders and the governor's decision to give voting rights to inmates.

The 500-plus "I Love NY" highway signs at the center of a spat between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and federal transportation officials are going nowhere fast.

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An Ontario court has decided a divorced woman can keep a frozen embryo she and her ex-husband had bought and can use it to impregnate herself.

Authorities say a man hiking in Zoar Valley over the weekend slipped and fell 70 feet to his death.

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Longtime New York politician and power broker Guy V. Molinari has died at the age of 89.

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Toronto Mayor John Tory says the thousands of people who have returned to the streets of Greektown shows the resilience of the neighborhood.

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Firefighters were battling 55 forest fires as of late Monday in northeast Ontario, of which 21 were not yet under control.

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Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is begging for mercy ahead of his sentencing next week, telling a judge he prays he will not die in prison.

The body of a 5-year-old girl who went missing has been recovered from the Erie Canal in Monroe County.

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An automotive study says U.S. tariffs on imported vehicles and auto parts would cause the price of new vehicles to soar, wipe out tens of thousands of American jobs and take a big chunk out of the country's gross domestic product.

Public health and agriculture officials are warning New York residents, farmers and visitors to take precautions outdoors as a new tick species has been found in the state.

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A former New York State Senate leader and his son have been convicted of bribery and extortion charges at their federal corruption trial.

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A government watchdog group is calling for an ethics investigation into whether an ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo misused state resources while leading Cuomo's 2014 campaign.

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Proposals to permit recreational marijuana use in New York state took a big step forward Friday when state health officials issued a long-awaited report concluding that the benefits of legalization outweigh the risks.

New York State will soon allow anyone prescribed an opioid to request medical marijuana instead. The state's Department of Health announced details of the new policy on Thursday.

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A New York jury is set to begin deliberations Wednesday in the trial of a former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute and three developers, as closing arguments in another public corruption case continued.

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A former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute and several businessmen tried desperately to hide a conspiracy to steer contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars in an ambitious upstate New York redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo Billion, a prosecutor told jurors in closing arguments at a corruption trial Monday. 

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A former New York State Senate leader has been pressured to explain why real estate executives who needed his support on legislation also agreed to steer work to his son. 

A fire in a hayfield being used as a festival overflow parking lot in Niagara-on-the-Lake has caused more than one-million dollars in damage.

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A New York State trooper killed on duty by a suicidal man was remembered at his funeral Sunday for his leadership, passion for life and willingness to help others.

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New York's agency tasked with investigating accusations of abuse and neglect against disabled people in state care is promising to improve transparency following years of complaints about conducting nearly all of its work in secret.

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The lawyer representing Ottawa Senators Assistant General Manager Randy Lee tells The Associated Press he will enter a not guilty plea and file a motion to dismiss harassment charges during his client's appearance Friday in Buffalo City Court.

In a decision that could have implications across the state, an appeals court is blocking the release of New York City police body camera footage at least until it hears arguments in November.

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