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Up Close: Former New York Governor David Paterson

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Talk about on the job learning: the nation's 45th president, Donald Trump, had never been elected to anything before.He was elected promising to unite Americans, unite Congress, make the world safer, reduce taxes, and improve health care for all. But he's found - to use his words - that some of these issues and roadblocks and realities are far more complicated than he thought.Joining us to assess the Trump presidency so far is the 55th governor of New York, David Paterson.In what was a rare bi-partisan event, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, and New Jersey's U.S. Senator Cory Booker, a Democrat, appeared together last week to call for a... Read More
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Finance leaders downplay differences with Trump over trade

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From left, German Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble, Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People's Bank of China, Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde gather for the Family Photo during the G20 at the 2017 World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Global finance leaders are downplaying differences over free trade with Pre... Read More
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New Mexico Legislature sues governor in escalating conflict

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FILE - In this March 27, 2017 photo, Gov. Susana Martinez speaks about the recent legislative session to a group of business leaders and real estate developers during a luncheon in Albuquerque, N.M. The New Mexico Legislature sued Martinez, April 21 on Friday over her budget vetoes that would effectively eliminate the legislative branch pf government by cutting off its funding, escalating the clash over how to resolve the state's financial crisis. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File) (Credit: AP)... Read More
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The Persistence of Trump Derangement Syndrome

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With Donald Trump as President, we owe it to our country and to our sanity to refuse to succumb to the urge to turn politics into a series of set responses.... Read More
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President Trump pressures China amid North Korea tensions

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President Trump is putting pressure on China amid mounting tensions with North Korea. Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson joins to lend his perspective on the state of U.S. foreign relations.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1... Read More
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Fmr. Gov. Mike Huckabee on Trump’s tax cut plan

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Published on Apr 21, 2017Former Governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) on Trump telling the Associated Press that his tax plan will include ‘massive’ tax cuts for individuals and businesses. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Christie marks opening of new Amazon facility in New Jersey

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(AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie marked the opening of an Amazon facility that he says is one of three new centers that will create at least 2,500 full-time jobs. Christie on Friday toured the facility and even took a turn filling an order in the giant warehouse. The Republican governor says the center is one of three new facilities, bringing Amazon's footprint in the state to... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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'Light' sentence urged for Jakarta Governor Ahok in blasphemy case

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Prosecutors in Indonesia are demanding the outgoing Christian governor of Jakarta be given a suspended one-year prison sentence for blasphemy.Basuki Tjahaya Purnama - better known as Ahok - has another six months left in office after failing in his re-election bid.Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Leftist party activist killed in southern Mexico

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(AP) -- Gunmen killed the leader of Mexico's leftist Democratic Revolution Party in the southern state of Guerrero, authorities said Thursday. The killing prompted Guerrero's governor to cut short a trip to the United States aimed at convincing cruise ship lines that the state's flagship resort, Acapulco, is safe enough to bring their ships back for visits. Some cruise ships have stopped... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Fmr. Gov. Pawlenty: Tax cuts can be, and should be substantial

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Published on Apr 20, 2017Financial Services Roundtable CEO and Former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) on Trump’s promise of tax reform, and whether it’s just a corporate tax cut. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Senator Hannon’s Legislation To Help Save The Lives Of Premature Babies Enacted In Final Budget

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Hannon bill authorizes Medicaid coverage for pasteurized donor human milk to help prevent high risk infants from dying of necrotizing enterocolitis. New York, NY - April 20, 2017 - New York State Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon led a bipartisan push for a key budget measure that will help save the lives of premature infants. Pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) helps prevent high risk infants from dying of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) - a sudden-onset intestinal disease – and many other health complications that typically afflict this vulnerable population. “When a mother’s milk is not available, PDHM is the next best option to give t... Read More
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David Walker: Fastest growing expense in federal budget is interest expense

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Published on Apr 20, 2017Former US Comptroller General David Walker on efforts to achieve tax and regulatory reform, the need to rein in the mounting government debt and his run for governor of Connecticut. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Arrest of Mexican ex-governor marks big win for President Pena Nieto

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The capture of a fugitive Mexican governor represents a big victory for the country's president, Enrique Pena Nieto. The high-profile arrest is the latest sign of progress in the government's fight against corruption. CGTN's Martin Markovits reports from Mexico City.... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces $15.5 Million Available for Energy Storage Projects to Support the Electric Grid

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Call for Commercially Available Technology Will Make Grid More Flexible in Supporting Renewable Power Sources. New York, NY - April 19, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that a total of $15.5 million in funding is available for energy storage projects that can support renewable energy technologies, save customers money, and ease peak electric demand burdens on the power grid. The funding is part of the state’s long-term investment in the energy storage sector as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy to build a cleaner, more resilient and affordable ener... Read More
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As Amtrak rail problems persist, Gov. Christie mum on tunnel project he axed

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NEW YORK, New York (WABC) -- Recent train disruptions in New York have focused attention on a rail tunnel project shut down by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in 2010 that would be nearing completion now.At a news conference Wednesday, Christie, Senator Cory Booker and other state lawmakers discussed the importance of committing to upgrading transportation infrastructure of the busy Northeast Corridor. They predicted that without supporting the modernization and expansion of the system, the federal government will suffer economic growth and lessen the quality of life in America's most densely populated and economically productive region.The Republican governor didn't answer questions about more federal ... Read More
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Indonesia: Anies Baswedan claims victory in Jakarta election

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A former Indonesian education minister is claiming victory in the race for governor of Jakarta.Preliminary results show Anies Baswedan is clearly ahead of the incumbent Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok. Al Jazeera's Step Vassen reports from Jakarta.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Facebook: ... Read More
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Cuomo reveals tax returns, reports $418,000 income

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reported earning nearly $418,000 on his federal tax return for tax year 2016, more than half of which was bolstered by a bump in royalty payments from his 2014 memoir. The Democratic governor made his tax returns available to journalists Tuesday afternoon showing about $218,000 in earnings from the book, “All Things Possible,” along with $168,000 from his gubernatorial salary and some investment income. The book earnings are a sharp contrast to last year, when Cuomo did not declare any book payments. The previous year he earned just under $377,000 from the memoir. Spokesman Rich Azzopardi said payments are based on a contractual agreement with publisher HarperCollins. This year’s returns s... Read More
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Death of appeals court judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam suspicious, police say

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police are calling the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam suspicious because there is no clear indication of suicide or criminality."We're looking it at as a suspicious death at this point. We haven't found any clear indications of criminality, but at this point we can't say for sure. We're hoping if anyone could shed any light into the hours before her disappearance, it would help us establish what happened," said Stephen Davis, NYPD Spokesman. The Medical Examiner is still planning to perform an autopsy on Abdus-Salaam, after the body of the 65-year-old Court of Appeals judge ... Read More
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Death of appeals court judge suspicious, police say

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police are calling the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam suspicious because there is no clear indication of suicide or criminality.Police say there are no obvious signs of criminality in the death of the first black woman appointed to New York state's highest court. Medical examiners are still planning to perform an autopsy on 65-year-old Sheila Abdus-Salaam, after the body of the 65-year-old Court of Appeals judge washed up on the shore of the Hudson River.Meanwhile, those who loved and respected her are left wondering what they could have ... Read More
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Comcast apologizes for being late to Mike Huckabee’s house

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Mike Pence: US won't rest until North Korea gives up nuclear weapons

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PANMUNJOM, South Korea -- The U.S. will not relent until it achieves its objective of ensuring the Korean Peninsula is free of nuclear weapons, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday while visiting Japan.After meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other leaders, Pence told reporters that President Donald Trump was confident that economic and diplomatic pressure has a chance of compelling North Korea to cooperate. "It is our belief by bringing together the family of nations with diplomatic and economic pressure we have a chance of achieving a freeze on the Korean Peninsula," Pence said."We will not rest and will not relent until we obtain the objective of a denuclearized Korean Peninsula," he said.... Read More
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Indonesian comic artist draws Muslim controversy

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Indonesian comic artist draws Muslim controversyBasuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, Jakarta's first Christian governor in 50 years, will face his opponent in a tightly contested run-off vote on Wednesday.The man widely known as Ahok, who had been tipped to win, has seen his support erode after he was accused of blasphemy against Islam.A comic strip has now been dragged into the issue after an Indonesian artist included a reference to a Quranic verse, used by hardliners and political opponents to discredit Ahok, in his work.Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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The Latest: Governor signs bill to end wind tax credits

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In this Thursday, April 13, 2017 photo, a truck drives by wind turbines near Okarche, Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin is expected to sign legislation Monday, April 17, that rolls back a 10-year tax credit for electricity generated by zero-emission facilities, an incentive for wind power generators as well as geothermal, solar and hydropower producers that's been in place since 2003. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- The Latest on legislation that would end wind energy tax credits... Read More
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Former Mexican governor detained in Guatemala

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Former Mexican governor detained in GuatemalaMexican investigators say they are on the trail of a network of accomplices who helped conceal a fugitive former governor.Javier Duarte was arrested on Saturday over alleged corruption and is being held in a Guatemalan military prison pending his extradition.The governor of Veracruz has vowed to go after every cent allegedly stolen by his predecessor.Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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US lawyers contest mass executions in Arkansas

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US lawyers contest mass executions in ArkansasPlans in the US state of Arkansas to execute six prisoners in 11 days are being contested by lawyers.The governor says the rapid pace of executions is necessary because one of the drugs that will be used to kill them will soon reach its expiry date.Legal representatives say they don't have time to make effective legal arguments for their clients.Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Little Rock, Arkansas.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Will free college offer catch fire? NY details raise doubts

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FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, provided by the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Hillary Clinton addresses the audience as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo listens at LaGuardia Community College in the Queens borough of New York, where Clinton joined Cuomo for a ceremonial signing of the state's new free tuition bill. It's the hope of proponents such as Bernie Sanders and Clinton, who made debt-free college a key talking point in their Democratic presidential campaigns, that New York's first-in-the-natio... Read More
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Are there new fears of a global arms race? – Inside Story

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On Thursday, the US military dropped its so-called Mother Af All Bombs on a remote town in eastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border. It targeted a network of tunnels and caves used by a local branch of ISIL. An Afghan governor said the 10,000kg bomb killed at least 100 fighters.It is believed to be the most powerful non-nuclear bomb dropped by the US in any battlefield.And on Saturday, a US government agency announced the successful test of a mock nuclear bomb in Nevada.It is part of an effort to upgrade one of the nuclear weapons that has been in the US arsenal for decades.Are America's military actions fuelling an increase in global defence spending?C... Read More
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls for more training after Taser, panic at Penn Station

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is now calling for more first responder training after the chaos at Penn Station on Friday.Cuomo discussed the situation Saturday after an open house in Albany.He said first responders have to be trained not to panic and to be trained further in how to handle an anxious public."People are so on edge, they're so nervous, they're so now attuned to terrorist attack, etc. They're very quick to panic," said Cuomo. "When you have hundreds of people panicking, that in itself causes chaos."The mass hysteria and confusion at Penn Station was spar... Read More
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Global blockchain innovation: U.S. lags, Europe and China lead

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No one can predict the future of blockchain in the same way we could not predict the future of the Internet in the early ’90s. But it is clear this technology is going to have a significant impact. From corporations to startups and governments to organizations, the race is on to tap into the concept of distributed and decentralized trust in order to reduce friction and build more honest, transparent, and efficient frameworks for business and governance. The U.S. has been somewhat quiet on the blockchain startup front, which has more to do with regulatory issues than a lack of companies that can innovate, and that has resulted in an absence of blockchain buzz in Silicon Valley. Kraken and Coin... Read More
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Arkansas judge's decision centers on how 3 drugs work

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson prepares for a TV station interview at the Governor's Mansion on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Little Rock. The governor met with reporters to discuss a series of seven upcoming executions. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- A federal judge on Saturday granted stays of execution to eight Arkansas inmates who were scheduled to be executed before the end of the month, when the state's supply of an execution drug expires. In her or... Read More
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Gov. Christie commutes sentence of Marine facing mandatory 3-year term for gun charge

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- A decorated Marine veteran facing a mandatory three years behind bars on a gun charge will not be going to prison, after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stepped in and commuted his sentence Friday.Marine Sergeant Hisashi Pompey's conviction stands, but the penalty is gone. Additionally, a full pardon remains under review."Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, this isn't April Fools, right?" he said, when we told him the good news. "I don't know how to react. I'm grateful, grateful." As we told you exclusively earlier this week, Pompey was fighting fo... Read More
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Wealthy candidate for NJ gov lists income from 100s of firms

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(AP) -- The wealthy Democratic front-runner in the race for New Jersey governor is reporting on mandatory disclosure forms that he has income from investments in hundreds of companies and owns residences in Germany and Italy. Former Goldman Sachs executive Phil Murphy tells The Associated Press he will put his investments in a blind trust if he is elected to succeed two-term Republican Gov.... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Jobs reports cut from NY state economic development program

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s main economic development engine for New York no longer has a provision that requires participating businesses to report how many jobs they’ve created. The 2017-18 state budget approved by the Legislature last weekend removed the requirement pertaining to annual reports on jobs created and how much money companies spent on their operations, according to published reports. The requirements had been part of the Start-Up NY program since it began three years ago. Instead, the new state budget requires Empire State Development, the state’s economic development agency, to publish broader reports on the program. The Senate’s Republican majority says lawmakers saw a greater need for the governor to prod... Read More
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Don’t Be Cajoled Into a Constitutional Convention

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By Anthony Figliola On Nov. 7, the voters will make an important choice on whether to hold another state constitutional convention, which if approved would take place in April 2018. Voters beware, many of the groups advocating in favor of this ballot proposition are representing narrow interests, masked under the thin veil of good government. Our state’s constitution requires that every 20 years, voters get the opportunity to choose whether or not to hold a constitutional convention. During the past 112 years we have held four conventions (e.g., 1894, 1915, 1938 and 1967) and their accomplishments are debatable. However, there is one indisputable fact that ties them together, they were carbon copies of a typica... Read More
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Cuomo’s New York agenda feeds talk of presidential run

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When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his first-in-the-nation proposal to make state college tuition free for middle-class students, he stood next to Bernie Sanders. This week when Cuomo celebrated its approval, he was arm in arm with Hillary Clinton. Democrats still smarting from Clinton’s presidential loss are already looking for a new standard bearer for 2020. And some observers say Cuomo is already acting like it, increasingly positioning himself with party leaders, aiming his message at middle-class angst and touting measures such as free tuition as an example of the kind of big ideas he can accomplish. “He’s running. It’s pretty clear,” said University of Maryland political scientist Robert Koulish, who said the ... Read More
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Arkansas wants to kill 7 men with drugs for the living

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson prepares for a TV station interview at the Governor's Mansion on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Little Rock. The governor met with reporters to discuss a series of seven upcoming executions. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- When administered as their manufacturers intend, the three drugs Arkansas could use in lethal injections next week if courts allow the executions to proceed are key products of the pharmaceutical industry. They pro... Read More
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Fmr. Gov. Mike Huckabee: We’re not safe if our government can spy on us

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Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and former presidential candidate weighs in on the FBI obtaining a FISA warrant to monitor Trump campaign advisor, the expanded ‘unmasking’ probe into former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and the growing terror threat in Egypt.... Read More
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Meanwhile, Albany tells science: We’ve got your back

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Even as the Trump Administration levels its big guns at national funding for scientific research, New York State is doubling down on its commitment to life sciences. Leaders of business and medical-research organizations across the state are hailing Albany’s 10-year, $620 million plan to turn New York into one big life-sciences cluster. The economic-development strategy was championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and adopted by the state Legislature this week as part of the 2017-18 state budget. Also part of the state budget package: $5 million in funding for state-run incubators and startup-f... Read More
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US: Ex-prison staff warn against mass death-row execution by lethal drugs

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A federal court in the US state of Arkansas is due to decide whether seven death-row inmates will be executed starting next week.There's a rush to start the process because the lethal injection drugs will expire at the end of the month.Former prison officers are petitioning the state's governor to abandon the plan.Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Benicia, California.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://tw... Read More
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Body of New York appeals court judge found on Hudson River shore in Harlem

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- An appeals court judge who was the first African-American woman appointed to New York's highest court has been found dead on the shore of the Hudson River off Manhattan.Around 1:45 p.m. police responded to a call of someone reporting the body of a woman in the water near West 132nd Street. 65-year-old Sheila Abdus-Salaam was pronounced dead at the scene.Her cause of death is not yet known.Abdus-Salaam was appointed to the state's Court of Appeals by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2013. She graduated from Barnard College and received her law degree from Columbia School of Law.Governor Cuomo released a statement on Judge Abdus-Salaam's death:"Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaa... Read More
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Should Trump tackle tax reform before health care?

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Published on Apr 12, 2017Former Senator George Lemieux (R-FL) and former Governor Jim Hodges (D-SC) on when to expect a new health care bill, and whether tax reform will be done this year. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Exclusive: Decorated Marine fighting for his freedom after mandatory gun sentence

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- In an Eyewitness News exclusive, a Marine veteran is fighting for his freedom after his arrest on gun charges.Even though the firearm was legal, it wasn't registered in New Jersey. Now he's asking the governor to step in.To combat gang violence, New Jersey lawmakers several years ago tacked on mandatory sentences for gun-related offenses.No longer do you have to be in the process of committing a crime with a gun to end up behind bars, simply possessing an un-permitted gun in the state can make you a felon and a prisoner, even if you're like decorated Marine Sergeant Pompey.When the military touts the few, the proud, the Marines, they probably had someone like Hisashi Pompey in mind.... Read More
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First FEMA Circuit Reliability Project Scheduled in Village of Valley Stream

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PSEG Long Island licensed and approved contractors will work on this route for approximately four months. Uniondale, NY - April 12, 2017 - PSEG Long Island is beginning its first FEMA circuit reliability project in the Village of Valley Stream this month. The utility is committed to strengthening key electric circuits in local neighborhoods to further improve the reliability of the energy grid for thousands of its customers. PSEG Long Island licensed and approved contractors will work on this route fo... Read More
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The Kansas Election and Our National Divide

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Ron Estes, a Republican, won narrowly in a district that Donald Trump took in a rout.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY FERNANDO SALAZAR / THE WICHITA EAGLE / AP ... Read More
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The world’s two most powerful telescopes are glorious—and vulnerable

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Enlarge / Keck 1 and Keck 2, near the summit of Mauna Kea.Eric Berger reader comments 1 ... Read More
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NY Gov. Cuomo touts new state budget in Buffalo, Rochester

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(AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has headed west to celebrate new state laws that make college more affordable and permit the upstate expansion of Uber and Lyft. The Democratic governor appeared in Buffalo and Rochester Tuesday to tout provisions in the state's new $153 billion state budget, which lawmakers passed over the weekend. The budget includes a new scholarship that will cover... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Maryland Lawmakers Vote To Allow Beekeepers To Shoot Black Bears That Threaten Hives

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Enlarge this image Honeybees are seen inside a colony at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Md., in 2007. Maryland lawmakers approved a bill this week permitting beekeepe... Read More
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Alabama's new governor no stranger to state politics

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Kay Ivey speaks after taking the oath of office of Governor of Alabama, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Within a span of minutes, Alabama's lieutenant governor catapulted from a position of largely ceremonial duties to the state's top political job. But new Republican Gov. Kay Ivey has decades of experience working in, and around, state politics. She held two terms as state treasurer and ran for governor in 2010, enterin... Read More
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How to Keep Your iMessages From Popping Up on Other Devices

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WIRED It’s been one hell of a week for Robert Bentley, the 71-year-old governor of Alabama who resigned yesterday after a year-long saga involving an alleged affair with his political advisor, Rebekah Mason. That indiscretion came to light after some NSFW correspondence between the two was leaked—in part because Bentley used iMessages to text Mason, and those iMessages were synced to the state-issued iPad he... Read More
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Thiele: $7.6 billion bailout for aging upstate nuclear plants a double insult to L.I. ratepayers

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Long Islanders are no strangers to bad energy policies implemented at their expense. In the 1960’s, the Long Island Lighting Company, the private investor-owned utility for Long Island from 1991 to 1998, embarked on the construction of the Shoreham Nuclear Power Station. In excess of $6 billion were spent on the construction of Shoreham, without ever considering whether or not there was a viable evacuation plan for Long Island’s 3 million people. There wasn’t. Shoreham never opened. Instead, New York passed legislation in 1986 creating the Long Island Power Authority to close Shoreham. However, it was not the LILCO stockholders that paid for LILCO management’s mistake. Instead, the bulk of the cost was borne by Long Island... Read More
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United’s Unfriendly Skies

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More than just a customer-service absurdity, the incident aboard United Flight 3411 points to the failings of America's infrastructure.CreditPHOTOGRAPH ... Read More
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Donald Trump Jr nixes 2018 NY bid, but maybe later

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Donald Trump Jr., rumored to be eyeing a move to follow his father’s footsteps into politics, will not be a candidate for governor of New York next year but is not ruling out a possible run for office in the future. The younger Trump, in an interview Monday with The Associated Press, categorically denied any speculation that he might challenge incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “I am not running in 2018,” Trump said in his first public comments about a possible candidacy next year. But he acknowledged having been bitten by the politics bug and said that he could consider a run down the road. “Maybe someday,” Trump said. “It’s not something I’m doing now. But you never know, it’s fascinating stuff.... Read More
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A look at the charges against former Alabama governor

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(AP) -- Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor campaign finance violations as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Both charges are minor, but the decision to resign ended the state investigation and an impeachment push against him in the Alabama Legislature related to an alleged affair. Here's a look at what Bentley pleaded guilty to Monday: ___ FAILURE... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in... Read More
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Key facts on the resignation of Alabama's governor

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(AP) -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned and pleaded guilty on the first day of a legislative hearing that could have led to his impeachment over allegations linked to his alleged affair with a longtime aide. Booked at the county jail Monday, Bentley appeared first in court during a hearing and then at the Alabama Capitol to resign just three days after he said he wouldn't quit. Bentley's... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Margaret Atwood, the Prophet of Dystopia

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When Margaret Atwood was in her twenties, an aunt shared with her a family legend about a possible seventeenth-century forebear: Mary Webster, whose neighbors, in the Puritan town of Hadley, Massachusetts, had accused her of witchcraft. “The townspeople didn’t like her, so they strung her up,” Atwood said recently. “But it was before the age of drop hanging, and she didn’t die. She dangled there all night, and in the morning, when they came to cut the body down, she was still alive.” Webster became known as Half-Hanged Mary. The maiden name of Atwood’s grandmother was Webster, and the family tree can be traced back to John Webster, the fifth g... Read More
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Robert Bentley faced impeachment over alleged affair with top aide

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The former governor of Alabama has resigned after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges. He announced his resignation Monday, the same day lawmakers opened impeachment hearings against him. Omar Villafranca spoke to CBSN from the State Capitol with what happens next.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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New York will no longer prosecute 16 and 17 year olds as adults

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NEW YORK, New York (WABC) -- New York raises the age of criminal responsibility under the new so called "Raise the Age" initiative.The reform, signed by Governor Cumomo, states 16 and 17 year olds will no longer be prosecuted as adult criminals. The age will change to 17 next year and to 18 the year after.It now directs minors who commit misdemeanors to family court and creates a special youth court for felonies. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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News Wrap: Alabama governor resigning over ethics charges

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In our news wrap Monday, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is resigning amid allegations he used state resources to hids a romantic affair with an aide. Also, a state of emergency has gone into effect in Egypt after a suicide bombing Sunday that left at least 45 people dead.... Read More
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Alabama governor speaks after resignation

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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley announced that he has resigned from office. He was facing possible impeachment over an alleged affair with an aide. See his full remarks here.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike "CBSN" on Facebook HERE: ... Read More
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Welter: Time to repower a generation station older than Sputnik

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In 1956, Dwight Eisenhower was President. The Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4 games to 3, to win the World Series. EF Barrett Power Station Unit 1 in Island Park went on line. The world has changed a lot since Barrett opened, but that power plant’s core infrastructure is still operating, virtually a museum piece of 1950s technology. The ability to repower Barrett and bring ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Passage Of The Fiscal Year 2018 State Budget

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2018 State Budget Advances Governor’s Middle Class Recovery Act – Investing in Jobs & Infrastructure, Reducing Taxes, and Expanding Access to Education. Albany, NY - April 10, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the passage of the 2018 State Budget, which builds on the state’s fiscal discipline over the last six years while strengthening the middle class, reducing taxes, and making smart investments in New York's future. For the seventh consecutive year, the Budget is balanced and holds spending growth to 2 percent. With the 2018 Budget, New York leads the nation by making colle... Read More
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Pricey Technology Is Keeping People Alive Who Don’t Want to Live

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Getty Images Some people just want to die. Not because they are trapped by depression, anxiety, public embarrassment, or financial ruin. No, these poor few have terminal illnesses. Faced with six months to live, and the knowledge that the majority of those 180 days will be bad ones, they seek a doctor’s prescription for an early death. Soon, terminal patients in California will ... Read More
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New York to make state college tuition free for middle class under new budget

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ALBANY, New York -- New York will be the first state to make tuition at public colleges and universities free for middle-class students under a state budget approved by lawmakers Sunday.The plan crafted by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo will apply to any New York student whose family has an annual income of $125,000 or less. To qualify the student would have to meet certain class load and grade point average restrictions, and room and board would not be covered. "College is today what high school was 50 years ago," Cuomo said on a radio interview Sunday on AM 970 in New York City. "If you're a young person who wants success and a career, a college education is necessary.The initiative is incl... Read More
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Alabama governor embroiled in alleged sex scandal

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Gov. Robert Bentley is accused of abusing power to cover up an alleged affair; impeachment proceedings are scheduled to begin soon.... Read More
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Governor declares California drought is over

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But the governor is still urging Californians to continue their water conservation efforts.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68355/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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NY governor awash in controversy over 25-cent cups of milk

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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2006 photo, then New York Gov. George Pataki drinks milk from a cup with an "I LOVE MILK" message, at the New York State Fair's Milk Bar, in Syracuse, N.Y. New York's current governor is finding out that, in politics, something as simple as a 25-cent cup of milk can turn sour fast. Gov. Andrew Cuomo promised a state subsidy to prevent a price hike for the popular cups of white and chocolate milk, but only half of the funds ever came through so the nonprofit that's been operating the Milk ... Read More
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Raw: Chinese President Meets Alaska Governor

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Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Alaska Governor Bill Walker during a refueling stop on Saturday, following his meeting with President Donald Trump earlier on Friday in Florida. (April 8)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Alabama governor impeachment trial delayed

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Gov. Robert Bentley won a delay in his impeachment trial. He's accused of using state funds to cover up an alleged affair.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68348/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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State budget deal announced: Spending plan includes $1.1 billion boost to state education aid and tuition-free public colleges

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces budget deal, 1 week late

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ALBANY, New York -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he and legislative leaders have agreed on a budget plan.The Democratic governor said the proposal includes $1.1 billion in new school spending, the authorization for Uber and Lyft to expand upstate, and free college tuition for students from families making $125,000 or less. The budget was due by April 1 but lawmakers and Cuomo couldn't agree on final details.Lawmakers must still approve the compromise. The spending measure also includes $2.5 billion in funding for water quality and water and sewer upgrades.The final issues to be nailed down include a proposal to raise the age of adult criminal responsibility from 16 to 18. Cuomo says t... Read More
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The Lost City of Z

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In the summer of 1996, rains flooded the Amazon, rendering it virtually impenetrable. Bridges were swept away, and, amid vast stretches of mud, small holes appeared where cobras and armadillos had buried themselves. Then the sun came out and scorched the region. Rivers sank by thirty feet; bogs became meadows; islands turned into hills. Finally, after months of waiting, a team of Brazilian adventurers and scientists headed into the jungle, determined to solve what has been described as “the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.” The group was searching for signs of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, a British explorer who, in 1925, had dis... Read More
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A PUBLIC MEETING FOR BARNUM ISLAND/HARBOR ISLE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS

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Governor Cuomo Announces Crackdown on Distracted Driving

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NEW YORK – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a statewide crackdown on distracted driving as part of April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The crackdown, called Operation Hang Up, is a special enforcement effort to step up patrols and checkpoints targeting drivers on electronic devices from April 6 through April 10. Preliminary data indicates a 918 percent increase in tickets for texting while driving in New York State from 2011 to 2016. While tickets for cell phone use continue to decline, the proliferation of smartph... Read More
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ISIS used US missile strike to launch new offensive near Palmyra – Homs governor

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Taking advantage of the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase, Islamic State forces launched a major offensive to gain control of strategic oil areas near Palmyra, but failed, a local governor told RT.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More
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Amtrak, NJ Transit, LIRR expect full rail service to resume on Friday

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MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A return to regular rail service in and out of New York City's Penn Station is expected on Friday, according to Amtrak, NJ Transit and the Long Island Rail Road.NJ Transit says regular service will resume on North Jersey Coast, Northeast Corridor and Midtown Direct lines, pending completion of Amtrak repairs. Cross-honoring will remain in effect.Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman says he has "every confidence that full service will resume tomorrow (Friday) morning" as repair work continued.Moorman made the remarks during a morning news conference outside Penn Station."I apologize to everyone who has been inconvenienced by the recent delays and cancellations at New York Pen... Read More
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Outgoing Fed official sees room for banking rule changes, but fears financial crisis forgetfulness

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Federal Reserve governor Daniel Tarullo was central to the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, which imposed tougher regulations on banks in the wake of the financial crisis. Though his term isn't up until 2022, Tarullo is now stepping down, just as President Trump is expected to scale back much of the regulation put in place. Tarullo joins economics correspondent Paul Solman for a conversation.... Read More
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Billionaire JB Pritzker to announce Illinois governor bid

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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2015 file photo, J.B. Pritzker appears at an event at Northwestern University's School of Law in Chicago. The billionaire businessman is expected to announce his bid for Illinois governor on Thursday, April 6, 2017 raising the financial stakes in what was already expected to be a costly and competitive fight to unseat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Billionaire businessman J.B. Pritzker was expected to... Read More
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Amtrak expects full rail service to resume on Friday

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MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman says he has "every confidence that full service will resume tomorrow (Friday) morning" in and out of New York City's Penn Station.Moorman made the remarks during a morning news conference outside Penn Station."I apologize to everyone who has been inconvenienced by the recent delays and cancellations at New York Penn Station," he said. "It's our job to make sure that commuters and intercity passengers can safely and reliably travel along the Northeast Corridor and we know we let them down with these recent derailments. Our customers and partners deserve better." Amtrak, New Jersey Transit and LIRR has been running modified service into and out of... Read More
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New York state budget talks collapse

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New York state budget talks collapsed Wednesday night after members of the Senate left the Capitol, with lawmakers from both parties blaming Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for scuttling negotiations over the spending plan, now several days late. Members of the Senate and Assembly insist they were close to an agreement and hoped to pass a budget this week after blowing past a Saturday deadline. Those hopes eroded Wednesday night after the Democratic governor summoned reporters to his office to say that while he would continue to negotiate, there was no final agreement. Less than an hour later the Senate walked out. “What is happening right now is ridiculous,” said Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers. ... Read More
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Chris Christie: After derailment, NJT senior officials need to help out at stations

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MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is halting payments to Amtrak following a second derailment at New York City's Penn Station that is causing headaches for commuters in the nation's busiest rail hub.In a letter to Amtrak's chairman published Thursday in the New York Times, Christie said he directed New Jersey Transit to withhold funds until an independent inspection verifies Amtrak's Northeast Corridor is in a state of good repair.The governor also said he's asked the attorney general to consider filing a lawsuit to recover money that NJ Transit pays to use the rail line. NJ Transit paid Amtrak $62 million last year for maintenance and upgrades.Problems continued Wednesday into and out... Read More
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Chris Christie: After NJ Transit derailment, senior train officials need to help commuters at stations

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MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- New Jersey Transit needs to improve its communication with commuters, the New Jersey governor said Wednesday, as rush hour continues to be a nightmare for train riders trying to get to New York's Penn Station days after a derailment.Gov. Chris Christie told NJT senior officials that they needed to "personally appear at stations" to help commuters in Newark, Hoboken and New York stations. Problems continued Wednesday into and out of New York's Penn Station following the derailment Monday.NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Train 3926, ... Read More
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NC Gov.: NCAA Recognized 'Progress' in Bill

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The NCAA has "reluctantly" agreed to consider N.C. as a host for championship events again after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people. Governor Roy Cooper said the new law was the best compromise he could get. (April 4)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering... Read More
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Maryland governor signs fracking ban into law

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, shakes hands with Del. David Fraser-Hidalgo on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Annapolis, Maryland, after signing a bill to ban the hydraulic drilling technique known as fracking in the state. Fraser-Hidalgo, a Democrat, sponsored the bill. Maryland is the first state where a legislature has voted to bar the practice that actually has natural gas reserves. (AP Photo/Brian Witte) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a ... Read More
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NY lawmakers want budget vote; Cuomo says there's no rush

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(AP) -- The stalemate over New York's tardy state budget took a new turn Tuesday when lawmakers insisted they had a deal on a new spending plan, only to be dismissed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who insisted there is no need to rush. Increasingly frustrated legislators -- who will not be paid until a budget is approved -- blamed the Democratic governor in what has become an increasingly acrimonious... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Russian officials: St. Petersburg subway blast was suicide attack

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- A 22-year-old suicide bomber born in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan was behind a blast on the St. Petersburg subway that killed 13 other people, Russian investigators said Tuesday.No claim of responsibility has been made for the Monday afternoon attack, which came while President Vladimir Putin was visiting the city, Russia's second-biggest and Putin's hometown. Russia's health minister said the death toll as of Tuesday stood at 14, including the bomber. The nation's top investigative agency said 10 of the dead have been identified and that genetic tests would be ... Read More
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Deputy constable fatally shot at Texas courthouse

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BAYTOWN, Texas -- Investigators are looking into defendants who crossed paths with Assistant Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood as a possible suspect in the tragic ambush killing that took place early Monday morning.Greenwood had a 30-year career in law enforcement, much of it involved in police misconduct and internal affairs investigations. Prior to working at the Pct. 3 Constable's Office, Greenwood worked in Internal Affairs at the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Earlier, he worked in the Harris County District Attorney's Office. Did those high-profile stints targeting corruption and misconduct play a role in Monday morning's brutal ambush? Multiple sources tell Eyewitness News inves... Read More