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Over 400 sex abuse suits filed as litigation window opens

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases...

 

Flurry of suits emerge as NY opens door to old abuse claims

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It was the early 1950s and Peter Vajda was a little boy attending a Catholic boarding school in the Bronx when he says a religious brother molested him. The brother is likely long dead, but the church survives. Just after...

 

Trump seeks to link Dayton shooter to liberal politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump linked the suspected gunman in the Dayton mass shooting to liberal candidates and organizations Wednesday, even as he pushed back against critics who tied the El Paso attack to his own comments on...

 

Lawmaker apologizes for tweet urging aide: 'Kill yourself!'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state senator apologized Tuesday for what he called a "poor choice of words" after sending a tweet to a legislative staffer urging her to kill herself. Democrat Kevin Parker's tweet to Republican Senate aide Candice G...

 

New York Catholic dioceses subpoenaed in sex abuse probe

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York and New Jersey launched new investigations into the Roman Catholic Church's handling of clergy sex abuse allegations Thursday as the number of similar inquiries around the country continues to grow. In New York, the...

 

Source: New York launches tax probe of Trump Foundation

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state tax officials have opened an investigation into the Trump Foundation to determine whether President Donald Trump or his charity violated state law. The probe into whether the Republican president or his...

 

Tipped workers invoke #MeToo in fight to raise minimum wage

NEW YORK (AP) — As a waitress, Nadine Morsch was used to having to force an occasional smile for an unpleasant customer. But when a man she was serving made a reference to grabbing her butt, she warned him he better not try. And he made her pay. Fo...

 

Lawmaker seeks probe after AP reveals maggots in NY facility

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state lawmaker is demanding a federal investigation into New York state's care for the disabled following a recent Associated Press story that revealed the case of a man infested with maggots in a state-run group...

 

Case of maggots in throat offers rare look at neglect probes

ROME, N.Y. (AP) — In his bed at a New York state group home for the severely disabled, Steven Wenger lay helpless against a silent invader. A slimy, wriggling clump was growing around the hole in his throat near his breathing tube. Nurses peered...

 

New York eyes 'textalyzer' to bust drivers using phones

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police in New York state may soon have a high-tech way of catching texting drivers: a device known as a "textalyzer" that allows an officer to quickly check if a phone has been in use before a crash. Democratic Gov. Andrew...

 

Lawmakers urged to restrict use of solitary confinement

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state would restrict the use of solitary confinement and ban it entirely for young, elderly, pregnant and mentally ill inmates under legislation before state lawmakers. A coalition of prison reform advocates, mental...

 

APNewsBreak: New York pays $3M to family of molested boy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it "a predator's dream." The...

 

USDA reposts some animal welfare records after criticism

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The federal Department of Agriculture has reposted inspection reports on certain animal testing labs on its website after a decision two weeks ago to remove a large online database of animal welfare records prompted complaints....

 

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