The Associated Press http://wamc.org en Cuomo Secures Working Families Nomination http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-secures-working-families-nomination <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Democratic New York Gov. Andrew <font color="red">Cuomo</font> has survived a challenge from the left to win the nomination of the liberal Working Families Party.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;"><font color="red">Cuomo</font> received the endorsement at the party's convention Saturday in Albany following a floor fight from liberals unhappy with <font color="red">Cuomo's</font> support for business-friendly tax cuts and charter schools.</span></p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:10:23 +0000 The Associated Press 91721 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Secures Working Families Nomination Dean Supporters Gather To Mark Campaign's 10th Anniversary http://wamc.org/post/dean-supporters-gather-mark-campaigns-10th-anniversary <p>Supporters and campaign staff of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean are getting together to mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of his unsuccessful presidential campaign.</p><p>Longtime Dean aide Kate O'Connor says the festivities are set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Oakledge Park in Burlington.</p><p>That's the date in 2003 when Dean stood before more than 5,000 people on Burlington's Church Street Marketplace and announced his candidacy for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, a bid that faded after his loss in the Iowa caucuses that January.</p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 13:13:06 +0000 The Associated Press 67673 at http://wamc.org Dean Supporters Gather To Mark Campaign's 10th Anniversary 'Tonight' show would qualify for tax breaks in New York http://wamc.org/post/tonight-show-would-qualify-tax-breaks-new-york <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Cuomo administration official says New York is trying to lure TV shows with its tax credits program and the "Tonight" show would qualify if it decides to move back to Manhattan.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 60431 at http://wamc.org 'Tonight' show would qualify for tax breaks in New York Massachusetts gaming commission weighs opening SE region http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-gaming-commission-weighs-opening-se-region <p>FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The state gambling commission is hearing from advocates and opponents of extending an Indian tribe's exclusive right to develop a casino in southeastern Massachusetts.<br><br>The commission met Thursday at Bristol Community College in Fall River as it considers opening the region to commercial bidders.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 60430 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts gaming commission weighs opening SE region New York prosecutor knows rape suspect, passes off case http://wamc.org/post/new-york-prosecutor-knows-rape-suspect-passes-case <p>CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban district attorney has asked a neighboring county to handle a child rape case because he is acquainted with the suspect.<br><br>Putnam County prosecutor Adam Levy said Thursday in an emailed statement that he knows 35-year-old Alexandru Hossu of Southeast. His spokeswoman would not elaborate, but The Journal News reported that Hossu is the district attorney's personal trainer.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 60429 at http://wamc.org New York prosecutor knows rape suspect, passes off case Jimmie Johnson Wins Second Daytona 500; Danica Patrick Makes Historic Leads http://wamc.org/post/jimmie-johnson-wins-second-daytona-500-danica-patrick-makes-historic-leads A big first for Danica Patrick, but an even bigger second for Jimmie Johnson.<p>Patrick made history out front at the Daytona 500, only to see five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson reclaim his spot at the top in the end.<p>Johnson won his second Daytona 500 with a late push on Sunday, grabbing the spotlight from Patrick as she faded on the final lap. Patrick became the first woman in history to lead laps in "The Great American Race" and was running third on the last lap, but slipped to eighth in the late push for position.<p>Her fall began when Dale Earnhardt Jr. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:40:00 +0000 The Associated Press 58479 at http://wamc.org Jimmie Johnson Wins Second Daytona 500; Danica Patrick Makes Historic Leads CT Senate Candidates To Square Off in 2nd Debate http://wamc.org/post/ct-senate-candidates-square-2nd-debate <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">&nbsp;Republican Linda McMahon and Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy are facing off in their second debate in Connecticut's close race for an open U.S. Senate seat.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:18:35 +0000 The Associated Press 49619 at http://wamc.org CT Senate Candidates To Square Off in 2nd Debate Western NY Educator is State's Teacher of the Year http://wamc.org/post/western-ny-educator-states-teacher-year <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A western New York social studies teacher is the state's Teacher of the Year.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:15:59 +0000 The Associated Press 49618 at http://wamc.org MA Senate Candidates Debate Economic Policies http://wamc.org/post/ma-senate-candidates-debate-economic-policies <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren are hoping to use the momentum of their third debate to reach out to undecided voters as they head into the final weeks of Massachusetts' hard-fought Senate race.</span></p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:14:34 +0000 The Associated Press 49617 at http://wamc.org MA Senate Candidates Debate Economic Policies Firm Suspected in Meningitis Outbreak Has Record of Tainted Shots http://wamc.org/post/firm-suspected-meningitis-outbreak-has-record-tainted-shots <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Long before the current rash of fungal meningitis, the compounding pharmacy suspected in the outbreak settled a lawsuit alleging it produced a tainted shot that caused a man's death in 2004.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:08:06 +0000 The Associated Press 49616 at http://wamc.org Firm Suspected in Meningitis Outbreak Has Record of Tainted Shots