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As New York’s attorney general this week released a report analyzing gun trafficking into the state, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence is holding its annual “Walk for Gun Sense” Saturday at Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie.

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The New York attorney general's office has ordered the Trump Foundation to immediately stop fundraising in the state, saying it isn't registered to do so.

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New York's attorney general says the state has reached an agreement with an herbal supplement maker to implement new quality control measures to confirm the authenticity of its products. 

SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Alain Kaloyeros was arraigned in Albany City Court on Friday.
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Suspended SUNY Poly president Alain Kaloyeros made his first court appearance this morning.

New York's attorney general says he has reached settlements with Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro and Jumpstart Games stopping them from using tracking technology on their popular children's websites.

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New York's attorney general says abortion rights provided by U.S. Supreme Court rulings can't be diminished by the state law against late-term abortions enacted before the court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973.

After more than 50 years in business, ITT Educational Services announced Tuesday that it is closing down all its campuses nationwide. This comes after the U.S. Department of Education banned it from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid, stating that ITT failed to meet its accreditor’s standards. The closure could be a boon for local community colleges.

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New York's attorney general is refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena seeking records about his investigation into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about man-made climate change.

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Some big names in New York law enforcement have announced the takedown of multi-state drug pipelines.

 

A Republican House chairman has issued subpoenas to two Democratic state attorneys general seeking records about their investigation into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about global warming.

A legal news site has agreed to stop requiring reporters and other employees to sign non-compete agreements under a deal reached with New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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A Schenectady man has been shot and killed by city police.

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New York's attorney general has sued Domino's Pizza Inc. and three franchisees, alleging they underpaid workers based on payroll reports generated by the parent company's computer system.

Authorities say they've indicted 72 people who are accused of being involved in a major drug ring operating between New York City and central New York. 

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has withdrawn his lawsuit against Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove stemming from the police shooting death of an area man. 

SUNY Poly’s CEO Alain Kaloyeros is allegedly a key focus of an investigation by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office.
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Federal forces have been peering over New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's shoulder, looking at the chief executive's dealings and contacts for any sign of possible conflicts-of-interest as well as unusual deals or agreements.  SUNY Polytechnic is also being investigated.

Rensselaer County DA Joel Abelove is being sued by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
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Update 5/1/16:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order in support of an investigation by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman into a police shooting that killed a Capital Region man.

Watervliet resident Edson Thevenin was killed in an encounter with Troy police on April 17th.

Last week, Schneiderman's office announced it was suing Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove over the case after police sergeant Randy French was cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting by a grand jury.

The state attorney general has filed a lawsuit claiming the Rensselaer County District Attorney "flagrantly violated" an executive order in presenting evidence in a fatal police shooting to a grand jury. 

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Dozens of Capital Region residents turned out during a downpour to have personal papers destroyed at “Shred Fest 2016” today.

New York's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against an Albany-area health insurer that he says broke the law by denying coverage for expensive hepatitis C treatments until patients showed advanced symptoms of the disease such as moderate to severe liver scarring.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reached settlements with 96 health club operators who have agreed to modify their contracts and pay penalties and fines for violations of state law.

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Fantasy sports betting is back in play in New York State - for now.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is turning up the heat on a pair of daily fantasy sports websites.

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New York's attorney general has asked three major Internet providers to validate claims that customers are getting the access speed promised, especially for premium services.

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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday revealed indictments against 20 alleged members and associates of a Troy-based gang (including an ex-Watervliet police officer) on charges they operated a high-volume drug trafficking ring.

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District Attorneys across New York are bristling at state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's new authority to investigate police killings of civilians.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has authorized local prosecutors to start investigations when police kill unarmed civilians but prohibits them from giving immunity to any witnesses.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about the State Attorney General looking into campaign spending and the state budget being held hostage over ethics proposals.

The New York attorney general's office says  Citibank has agreed to revise its screening of those seeking to open checking or savings accounts so applicants are not rejected for past isolated or minor banking errors. 

The changes effective mid-March involve bank policies governing use of ChexSystems, a database for analyzing applicants' banking history and protecting against fraud.

Authorities say screenings by ChexSystems and other reporting agencies more often filter lower-income applicants, forcing them to use high-cost services like check-cashing outlets.

NY AG Announces Settlement With Middletown Car Dealer

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New York’s attorney general Tuesday announced a settlement with a Hudson Valley auto dealer over a fee.

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