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N.Y. AG sues Harvey Weinstein over mistreatment of staff

Accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein hired “wing women” to facilitate his abusive conquests and bragged about having Secret Service contacts who could run interference, according to a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general. Weinstein, his brother Robert, and their film ...

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N.Y. Teamsters form ‘sanctuary union’ to fight ICE agents

Worried about federal immigration policies, a New York labor organization is taking steps to protect its own. Across Long Island and throughout the city, some 120,000 Teamsters are getting prepped to become a “sanctuary union.” In 27 shops, business agents, ...

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2 dead, 50 hurt as Amtrak carrying nearly 150 from N.Y. derails

An Amtrak train carrying nearly 150 people from New York to Miami derailed in South Carolina early Sunday, killing two and injuring dozens more. Amtrak Train 91 was traveling through Cayce, S.C., around 2:35 a.m. when it hit a CSX ...

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Cuomo, N.Y. officials reach deal on Lavern’s Law

Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders have struck a deal for the medical malpractice bill known as Lavern’s Law to be signed into law. Cuomo plans to sign the bill this week after the legislature votes this week to make amendments ...

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N.Y. gun violence costs state economy $5.6B a year: study

ALBANY — Gun violence in New York not only carries a social cost, but a hefty economic one as well, a new analysis shows. Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a group founded by former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, ...

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Teen stabbed at N.Y. school week after fatal knifing of classmate

A student at a Westchester County high school stabbed a teenage classmate Thursday — the third act of violence involving a pupil there in the past eight days, authorities said. Officers were called to New Rochelle High School just before ...

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N.Y. has paid millions to settle sex harassment lawsuits

Icky academics, pervy professors and sexist scholars have cost the state millions of dollars in legal settlements, records show. In the past 10 years, the state has paid at least $ 2.4 million to settle 19 lawsuits involving allegations of ...

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Upstate N.Y. woman sent to prison for fatally poisoning her boss

Kaitlyn Conley will have plenty of time to reflect on her crime. The 24-year-old upstate New York woman has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for poisoning Mary Yoder, her former boss and ex-boyfriend’s mother, according to WKTV. She ...

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N.Y. GOP scrambling after Wilson says he won't run for governor

ALBANY — With the Republicans losing what many saw as their best potential gubernatorial candidate, a top GOP leader said it’s time for the party to hit a “hard re-set” on the process to find someone to challenge Gov. Cuomo ...

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N.Y. pol to pension fund: Pull out of private prison companies

ALBANY — A state senator from Harlem has introduced a bill that would require the pension fund to disinvest from companies with ties to privately run prisons, the Daily News has learned. “There is no reason a progressive state like ...

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