Associated Press

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Looking for a challenge this summer? The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has one for adults and youngsters.

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The New York State Assembly has voted to eliminate the requirement for cash bail in most criminal cases.

Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is riding a school bus around New York State to highlight his proposal to allow parents or teachers to petition a judge to remove guns from the homes of troubled students.

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New York State Sen. Catharine Young (R-Olean) wants to use cameras to catch motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses.

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The government is recommending a 15-year sentence for a Lackawanna man who traveled to Turkey to try to join the Islamic State group.

National Warplane Museum

A flyover involving four World War II-era airplanes Thursday helped kick off this weekend's air show in Niagara Falls.

Twitter

Sean Patrick Maloney, the first openly gay Congress member from New York, says he is running for state attorney general.

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Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout is launching her Democratic campaign for New York attorney general with a promise to crack down on potential conflicts of interest in President Donald Trump's business empire.

Ottawa Senators

Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee can return to Canada after pleading not guilty to allegations he made lewd comments and rubbed the shoulders of a 19-year-old hotel shuttle driver while in Buffalo for the NHL combine.

Officials in New York are conducting a series of cybersecurity drills to test how vulnerable the state's election system is to hacking.

National Public Radio

Sears is closing another 72 stores after reporting a first-quarter losses and plunging sales. The company says it will post a list of those locations on its website by midday.

National Public Radio

Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on rape and criminal sex act charges for alleged attacks on two women in New York.

Stratford Festival

Police in Stratford, ON, say all buildings at the Stratford Festival have been turned back over to staff following a bomb threat that cancelled the official opening night of the 2018 season.

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Police are investigating a shooting outside the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga.

The National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit Friday against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state's financial regulatory agency for what it says is a blacklisting campaign aimed at preventing firms from doing business with the gun owners' group.

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Lt. Craig Lehner has been added among the names of dozens of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty on the State of New York Police Officers' Memorial in Albany.

Mobile devices across Canada will be buzzing a little more than usual this week as emergency management officials test a new national public alert system.

National Public Radio

Sen. Chuck Schumer says the Food and Drug Administration should immediately ban e-cigarette flavors like candy and cookies that can appeal to young people in the wake of warnings that teens and children are increasingly using e-cigarettes.

The second trial for New York's former assembly speaker is likely to be a repeat of a 2015 trial, but with language that will conform to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of corruption.

A new audit is raising concerns about New York state's oversight of domestic violence shelters.

The Canadian Press

Ontario Provincial Police are warning that a drug known as "purple heroin" has turned up in southwestern Ontario.

A federal government study says New York State's arts and cultural industries pump more than $114 billion into the state economy.

Wyoming County Sheriff's Department

Prosecutors in Wyoming County say a town board member and retired sheriff's sergeant was living a double life and killed to bury allegations he was a sexual predator of young men.

Internal Revenue Service

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has released his tax returns for last year, showing a combined federal and state tax bill of nearly $55,000. 

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A proposal introduced in the New York state Legislature would require training for hotel workers in how to recognize signs of human trafficking.

 

  The measure is sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and Sen. Jesse Hamilton, both Democrats.

Supporters say trafficking victims are sometimes housed in hotels and motels, where they are forced into prostitution or other sexually exploitative acts.

It has been talked about for a while -- how asking job candidates about their past salary can influence how much future employers will pay. Now Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking more action on it.

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A new survey suggests Tim Hortons has fallen out of favor with Canadians, plummeting 25 points and dropping more than 40 spots from 2017 in an annual corporate reputation ranking.

Law enforcement agencies across New York State are now required to video record interrogations of people accused of most serious non-drug felonies, such as homicide and sexual assault.

The Ontario government is pushing back against New York State's Buy American law by limiting public sector procurement with suppliers in the state.

Lord & Taylor

A data breach at department store chains Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor across North America has compromised the personal information of customers who shopped at the stores.

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