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Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has been caught on a hot microphone recounting the advice he is giving to President Donald Trump.

Speaking to a colleague, Schumer said he told Trump, "You're much better off if you can sometimes step right and sometimes step left."

The remarks took place on the Senate floor and were captured by C-SPAN. Schumer said Trump "likes me," but it was unclear from the video to whom Schumer was talking.

Sounding pleased, Schumer predicted, "Oh, it's going to work out and he'll make us more productive, too."

Niagara Falls Police say a baby has a fractured skull after the boy fell from a second-floor opening at a dilapidated home.

New York State Education Department

A Brockport elementary school teacher has been named New York State's Teacher of the Year. 

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New York education leaders have tweaked and renamed the Common Core learning standards in response to criticism over the way they were written and implemented.

New York State

Federal officials say New York state paid out $1.4 billion in Medicaid funds to care providers who did not follow the state's rules.

Buffalo Bills

Tyrod Taylor threw two touchdown passes and the new-look Bills beat the New York Jets 21-12 on Sunday in Sean McDermott's debut as Buffalo's coach.

National Public Radio

Ontario plans to sell marijuana in as many as 150 stores run by the province's liquor control board after the federal government legalizes its recreational use next summer.

National Public Radio

New York's ban on assisted suicide stands, after the state's highest court rejected arguments from terminally ill patients who want the right to seek life-ending drugs from a doctor.

A Buffalo woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a World War I veteran more than three decades ago.

New York State is being sued over the way it purges names from voting rolls.

The pastor at a Pennsylvania church says a member of his congregation was the young man whose body was found off New York's Lake Ontario shore after a kayaking trip with his twin brother and a friend. 

U.S. Coast Guard

Multiple state and federal agencies are assisting in the search for three kayakers who went missing while on Lake Ontario.

New York State

Although upstate regions continue to struggle, New York State had more jobs last year than at any time since the Great Recession, according to a new report on employment published Monday by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington has been acquitted of a weapons charge by an Ohio judge.

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The group Environmental Advocates of New York says nearly 336 million gallons of sewage have been discharged into New York waterways since mid-May.

Less than one week into the renegotiation of NAFTA and Donald Trump has already threatened to blow up the agreement.

A Jamestown man has been sentenced to prison for stabbing his wife and stepson to death in their home.

Authorities say a 4-year-old boy who plunged off a cliff into Zoar Valley Gorge with his parents has internal injuries, multiple fractures and a head injury.

Baptist Manor Apartments

A renovated affordable housing complex for seniors has opened in Buffalo.

National Public Radio

Factory activity in New York State surged this month to the highest level in nearly three years.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law new penalties for those who make bomb threats.

New York State is making more changes to its medical marijuana program.

Marineland Canada

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said it is surprised and extremely disappointed to hear that all animal cruelty charges have been dropped against the Marineland amusement park.

After more than a decade of fighting, a judge has awarded $461,000 to a Chinese tourist who sued the U.S. government after being injured by a border agent at Niagara Falls more than a decade ago.

Thousands of migrants are fleeing the United States for Canada via a remote back road in Upstate New York.

Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case rather than go straight to a retrial. That was the ruling Thursday from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed state regulators to investigate wastewater discharges that turned the water near the base of Niagara Falls black last weekend.

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New York State is set to study the use of a device known as the “textalyzer,” which would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving.

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The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that happened in the the Town of Hartland Sunday evening.

National Public Radio

Is a painting once stored behind a sofa in Tonawanda a Michelangelo?

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