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Sustainers make pledge drives shorter.

Sustainers make pledge drives shorter.

Karen DeWitt / WBFO Albany Correspondent

It was an emotional day Wednesday, as hundreds of childhood sexual abuse survivors filed lawsuits in New York courts on the first day of a one-year window of opportunity for victims to seek civil action against their abusers.


Updated at 1:15 p.m. ET

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has announced that the Trump Foundation will dissolve. The foundation was established by Donald Trump well before he ran for president.

Charter Communications

New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood on Tuesday announced a record $174 million consumer fraud settlement with Charter Communications, the corporate name for Spectrum, which provides cable, internet and phone services across the state.

Updated at 2:37 p.m. ET

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood is suing the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its board of directors over what she calls "extensive and persistent violations of federal law," her office announced Thursday.

The directors of the foundation named in the suit are President Trump and three of his children: Donald J. Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump.

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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said he still needs to consult with the other legislative leaders before he can set a date to vote on a replacement for former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to serve out the remainder of the term, which ends Dec. 31.


Updated at 12:10 a.m. ET on Tuesday

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a vocal critic of President Trump who has championed many women's causes, has resigned following a New Yorker article that detailed allegations by four women that he physically abused them.

A $25 million settlement agreement has been reached in the civil fraud lawsuits against President-elect Donald Trump and Trump University, according to New York's state attorney general.

The office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a "Notice of Violation" to the Donald J. Trump Foundation and ordered the foundation to cease and desist from soliciting contributions in New York.

The notice states that the Trump Foundation failed to register with the Charities Bureau before soliciting contributions or engaging in fundraising activities.

The New York Attorney General and HealthNow New York have come to a settlement after an investigation uncovered the wrongful denial of thousands of claims for outpatient psychotherapy and and nutritional counseling for eating disorders. AG Eric Schneiderman said the wrongful denials totaled more than $1.6 million in patient claims.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has begun to take legal action against incidents of illegal pricing following the snow emergency in Western New York.

Voter Hotline Set Up

Nov 5, 2013
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To ensure New Yorkers are able to exercise their right to vote, the State Attorney General's office has set up a hotline today to field complaints.