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As Cuomo exits, he takes last swipe at harassment probe

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Andrew Cuomo defended his record over a decade as New York's governor and portrayed himself as the victim of a "media frenzy" Monday as he prepared for a midnight power transfer that will make Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul the state's...

 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation Tuesday over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during some of...

 

'Not normal.' Ex-Cuomo aide details groping allegations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An aide who accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of groping her said in her first televised interview that she was initially afraid to identify herself because she worried the governor's "enablers" would destroy her if she spoke...

 

Sheriff: Aide who accused Cuomo files criminal complaint

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of groping her breast at the governor's state residence filed a criminal complaint against him, the Albany County Sheriff's office said Friday. The complaint, filed Thursday with the...

 

Majority of NY Assembly would oust Cuomo if he doesn't quit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A majority of state Assembly members support beginning impeachment proceedings against Gov. Andrew Cuomo if he doesn't resign over investigative findings that he sexually harassed at least 11 women, according to an Associated...

 

New York Times: Current aide accuses Cuomo of sex harassment

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who currently works in the office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he looked down her shirt and made suggestive remarks to her and another aide, according to a newspaper report published Friday. Alyssa McGrath told...

 

Top Dems call on Cuomo to resign amid harassment allegations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confronted a stunning series of defections Friday amid allegations of sexual harassment that left the high-profile Democrat fighting for his political survival, angry and alone. By day's end, the...

 

Cuomo addresses harassment claims, vows to stay in office

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said he intends to remain in office in the face of sexual harassment allegations that have weakened his support and led to calls for his resignation. The Democratic governor, speaking somb...

 

NY Gov. Cuomo acknowledges behavior seen as 'flirtation'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged for the first time Sunday that some of his behavior with women "may have been insensitive or too personal,” and said he would cooperate with a sexual harassment investigation led by the...

 

Former aide says Cuomo kissed her, suggested strip poker

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former member of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration who previously accused him of sexual harassment offered new details Wednesday, saying he once kissed her on the lips without consent after a private meeting. Lindsey Boylan...

 

Cuomo administration 'froze' over nursing home data requests

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aide told Democratic lawmakers that the administration took months to release data revealing how many people living at nursing homes died of COVID-19 because officials "froze" over worries the...

 

Gift of the Mask: Cuomo lauds retired farmer's gesture

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Help has poured into New York from many places as the coronavirus has killed thousands, but the most humble of gifts — a single N-95 mask — brought a mist to the eyes of the state's governor. A retired farmer in Kansas maile...

 

US states race to contain coronavirus as cases exceed 1,000

As coronavirus cases crop up across the United States, some governors and other leaders are scrambling to slow its spread, banning large public gatherings, enforcing quarantines and calling National Guard troops. With new deaths reported and the...

 

NY coronavirus cases hit 142, including official, EMS worker

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Coronavirus case numbers swelled in New York on Monday, with a New York City airport agency official and an emergency medical services worker among those infected. School closings, college class cancellations and other fallout...

 

Capitol Watch: Lawmakers could fine-tune public funding plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's plan to root out political corruption by allowing candidates to run for office with up to $100 million in public funds has drawn scrutiny from Republicans and Democrats alike who are expected to fine-tune details of...

 

Maine becomes 8th state to legalize assisted suicide

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine legalized medically assisted suicide on Wednesday, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with prescribed medication. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who had previously said she was...

 

Report: Trump commission did not find widespread voter fraud

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud, according to an analysis of administration documents released Friday. In a...

 

2 lives converge on a dark road in Maine with deadly results

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — Cpl. Gene Cole was a musician, TV repairman and father. People appreciated his respectful manner and ability to defuse a volatile situation. At 62, the sheriff's deputy was nearing retirement. John Williams is a former...

 

Police: Man killed deputy, stole his car and robbed store

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — A man scheduled to appear in court to face gun charges Wednesday killed a sheriff's deputy in Maine, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store, officials said. The fatal shooting of Somerset County Cpl. Eugene...

 

Report: States lack protections for transgender youth

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Most states lack anti-discrimination policies and staff training needed to protect transgender youth in foster care, juvenile detention facilities and homeless shelters, according to a new report. There are clear federal...

 

Man wins OK to wear goat horns in driver's license photo

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An ordained Pagan priest finally has gotten the OK to sport goat horns in his Maine driver's license photo. Maine resident Phelan Moonsong said that unless he's sleeping or bathing, he always wears his goat horns, which serve...

 

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