Wed, 26 Oct 2016 03:47:42 GMT
Three-quarters of nearly 53,000 guns used to commit crimes in New York were originally purchased in another state, New York's attorney general said Tuesday. The report released by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is intended to pressure the federal government and state governments to enact stricter gun control laws.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:25:50 GMT
DraftKings and FanDuel will pay $6 million apiece to New York state to resolve lawsuits alleging the daily fantasy sports companies engaged in false advertising under a legal settlement announced Tuesday by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The deal ends a legal fight that saw FanDuel and DraftKings briefly halt operations in New York earlier this year after Schneiderman said their business amounted to illegal gambling.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:41:41 GMT
Shani Small, of Queens, takes part in a rally in New York on Saturday, July 18, 2015 CREDIT: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer In an unusual move that could jump-start the stalled investigation into Eric Garner's death, the Justice Department has reportedly replaced the New York-based team working on the case with outside agents. Garner died in 2014 after he was placed in an illegal chokehold by Officer Daniel Pantaleo on a street corner in Staten Island.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:56:29 GMT
A western New York woman has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the deaths of her toddler twin sons in a fire at the family's home earlier this year. Twenty-five-year-old Heather Ace pleaded not guilty Monday in a Genesee County court to two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:22:48 GMT
Registration will allow you to post comments on timesunion.com and create a timesunion.com Subscriber Portal account for you to manage subscriptions and email preferences. In its latest scheme to drum up support for the expansion of ride-hailing outside New York City, Uber will offer users of its mobile app in the Albany area the opportunity to request a car that will arrive with a registered nurse on board to provide a free flu shot to up to five people at any given location, Uber announced Monday.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:14:38 GMT
Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges, but the way autism strikes girls - or doesn't - may help reveal some of the developmental disorder's frustrating secrets. Autism is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:14:37 GMT
Tom has autism but Evee doesn't. The gender effec... . In this July 7, 2016, photo, Erin Lopes gives a saliva sample for genetic testing while her daughter Evee Bak looks on at the Seaver Autism Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:46:31 GMT
New York officials are trying to get a German diplomat's immunity waived to prosecute him on charges of hitting his wife in the face, and the U.S. State Department said Monday it had gotten involved in the matter. Joachim Haubrichs hasn't been arrested or charged, due to his diplomatic protections, the Manhattan district attorney's office said in a letter Friday.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:14:03 GMT
It's no secret that people love lists. They're organized, require minimal effort to read, and can make complicated information easy to digest.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:55:42 GMT
New Yorkers can get quick mental health help with a call to a new hotline announced by First Lady Chirlane McCray on Monday. The program, called NYC Well, will let callers speak to a counselor for free 24 hours a day by phone, text or online chat.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:30:55 GMT
Authorities say they've charged a man with attacking a reporter and a photographer for a Buffalo television station as they covered a public event. WIVB-TV reports the crew was covering the opening of a public art display in the city of Niagara Falls on Saturday evening when they were accosted by several men in an alley.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:11:24 GMT
Sen. Charles Schumer is an established incumbent in line to become the chamber's top Democrat, running for re-election against a little-known, Trump-embracing lawyer who lost her last race in a landslide. Republican Wendy Long has attracted scant attention, relatively little money and, if polls are right, has the slimmest chance of defeating the three-term Democrat.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:15:49 GMT
Republican New York Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney is warning voters against supporting Hillary Clinton citing Clinton's "failed" record in New York state. "[Clinton's] failed policies- NAFTA, pay-to-play, corporate welfare- all those things have destroyed central New York," Tenney told listeners on Breitbart News Saturday .
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 03:14:37 GMT
Uber and other companies in the sharing economy have had to spend millions fighting city and state regulators that try to stifle innovative services. Now New York has moved to crush the home-sharing service Airbnb in the city's five boroughs.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:19:26 GMT
Summary : New York has prohibited the advertisement of short term rentals where the owner is not occupying the apartment by slapping a large fine on the home owner. As New York passes restrictions on the use and advertisement of Airbnb in New York City, the alternative short-term rental agency is gearing up to fight back.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:27:38 GMT
A bill has been signed into law by New York governor Andrew Cuomo which is going to make it very difficult for Airbnb to operate in the state. The law makes it illegal to list short-term rentals on Airbnb, rentals have to be for more than 30 days for not to be considered illegal under this new law.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:31:39 GMT
It's probably no surprise New York City is one of the rattiest cities in America, coming in second behind Chicago. More surprising is the three other New York places that made Orkin's Top 50 Rattiest Cities .