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  • NY commission to support disabled workers

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is establishing a new commission to support employment of disabled workers. The order signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo creates the Employment First Commission whose task is to create a state policy for support services that puts competitive, integrated employment first...

  • Schumer: Do more to address Social Security theft

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for a so-called "bill of rights" for victims of Social Security identity theft. The New York Democrat said Wednesday that he's pushing legislation that would enhance the penalties for thieves who use a person's Social Security number without...

  • Unemployment benefits to increase in New York

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Benefits for the unemployed are set to go up in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the minimum weekly rate will increase from $64 to $100 and the maximum weekly rate will increase from $405 to $420. The changes will go into effect on Oct. 6. Cuomo says the...

  • Parents meet US attorney in NY police shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a black 18-year-old man shot to death by a white New York City police officer in 2012 have met with a federal prosecutor. Constance Malcolm, who said she was grateful federal authorities, met Wednesday with family members of her son, Ramarley Graham. He died after...

  • Census: NY poverty, income levels steady in 2013

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Census estimates show the number of New Yorkers living in poverty remained steady from 2012 through last year, mirroring national statistics. And the Census Bureau says Thursday median household income in the state also remained flat at about $57,000. The survey data...

  • New York seeks comment on its open space plan

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is seeking comment on its open space plan. The 2014 State Open Space Conservation Plan is a draft blueprint for how New York can protect its air, water and land, promote outdoor recreation, manage its park system and prepare for climate change. State...

  • NYC bus kills woman trying to retrieve cellphone

    NEW YORK (AP) — A woman in Brooklyn was killed when she was run over by an MTA bus while trying to retrieve a cellphone. Police say the unidentified woman had dropped her cellphone while getting off the B44 bus on Bedford and Fulton avenues at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. She was pronounced dead...

  • Police: Man fatally shot in Hempstead

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Hempstead, Long Island. Nassau County Police say 31-year-old Troy Bell, of Far Rockaway, was found shot on Linden Avenue by a passer-by at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bell was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead....

  • Search underway for teen missing from NYC school

    NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a teenage girl with special needs and psychological issues said Wednesday the 15-year-old hasn't been seen since she slipped away from her school two days ago, and criticized school officials for not doing more in her disappearance. Sandra Rodriguez told reporters...

  • NYC Report: Murders down, homelessness up

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is releasing the first partial report card of his administration. The Mayor's Management Report is an annual snapshot of city operations. It covers the fiscal year, which runs from July 2013 to June 2014. De Blasio took office January 1. Prior...

  • NY man indicted for helping ISIS

    A federal grand jury in Rochester, N.Y., has issued a seven-count indictment against 30-year-old Mufid Elfgeeh, a Yemen-born man and naturalized U.S. citizen, for helping the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to recruit Americans.

  • Obama narrows library search

    The Barack Obama Foundation issued a request for proposals Monday to the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University and the University of Hawaii, all of which submitted their qualifications to host the future Obama Presidential Library earlier this year.

  • Think Tanks: New York hurts its millionaires

    The Empire Center, a nonpartisan think tank in New York, released a report suggesting that New York has lagged behind the rest of the nation in making new millionaires.

  • Andrew Cuomo beats back challenger

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo dispatched with a Democratic primary challenge Tuesday from Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham University law professor who was viewed as a protest candidate from the progressive wing of the party. When the Associated Press called the race for Cuomo, he was receiving nearly...

  • New York golf courses turned Obama down

    President Obama was turned down by several top golf courses in New York over Labor Day weekend that didn't want to deal with the hassle of a presidential visit.



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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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