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Two Congressmen from New York have taken the wraps off bipartisan legislation calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to upgrade emergency medical supplies for children on airplanes.

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The former New York state Senate leader and his son have pleaded not guilty to the latest charges in Manhattan federal court.

  Two more lawmakers, a former Senate Leader and the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate were convicted of corruption in the past week. But Governor Cuomo continues to say it would not be a good idea to call state lawmakers back to the Capitol to enact more ethics reform measures.

The New York state police major who led the manhunt for two killers who broke out of a prison said the surviving escapee is still cooperating with investigators a month after his capture.

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A western New York arrested on a charge of attempting to support the Islamic State group has been ordered held without bail pending a hearing Friday.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says new rail tunnels are needed under the Hudson River to alleviate congestion and the federal government needs to commit more money for the project to make it work.

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Opponents and supporters of a planned Walmart store in Saratoga County packed into a public hearing Tuesday night.

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New York state health officials plan to announce this week the companies selected to operate medical marijuana dispensaries. A spokesperson for the state Department of Health says the agency intends to identify the winning applicants for five available dispensary licenses by Friday.

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Supporters of paid family leave in New York say they hope 2016 will be their year, but business groups are urging caution.

A measure to allow all workers in the state 12 weeks of paid leave to take care of a new baby or sick family member was approved in the State Assembly, and two measures gained support in the State Senate, but the issue fell by the wayside in the end of session rush to pass bills and adjourn for the summer.

The Senate sponsor of a two-house bill, Joseph Addabbo of Queens, says he thinks it’s not a question of if the measure will pass, but when.

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Rochester has been chosen as the national headquarters for a photonics hub that will be launched with more than $600 million in federal, state, university and industry investment.

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