The Oklahoma City Thunder stayed atop the NBA's Western Conference standings by cooling off the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night.
Russell Westbrook poured in 32 points and the Thunder halted the Nuggets' six-game winning streak by whipping Denver 117-97. Kevin Martin and Kevin Durant each had 20 points for the Thunder, who built a 16-point lead in the first quarter and led wire-to-wire for the second time this season. Westbrook hit six of his first eight shots and had 16 points in the first 10 minutes.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is freezing investment by the public workers' pension fund in firearms companies following recent shooting tragedies.
DiNapoli says he has directed that the massive pension fund not buy any new stock in firearms manufacturers following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The Democrat says the tragedy makes it clear that firearms makers face legal hurdles and damage to their reputations that could hurt the state's investment. New York passed tough new gun control laws Tuesday.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State health officials say flu vaccine is still available for New Yorkers who want to get a flu shot, though there may be some localized shortages because of late season demand.
According to the Health Department, providers have been vaccinating since September, and those needing more vaccine should use the national Influenza Vaccine Availability Tracking System to help in ordering more.
The department says it is also surveying pharmacists and hospitals to determine their vaccine availability.
In addition to the US Senate seat, Massachusetts voters faced three important ballot questions this election and hours after the polls closed, only two of the three were able to be called. WAMC’s Jake Sorgen reports…
Many are crediting Democrat Terry Gipson’s win in New York’s 41st State Senate seat over incumbent Republican Stephen Saland to Conservative Party candidate Neil DiCarlo, who entered the race on the sole issue of Saland’s vote for same-sex marriage. Hudson Valley correspondent Hank Gross reports…
Republican New York Nan Hayworth is going to be a one term member of the House of Representatives. Democrat challenger Sean Patrick Maloney defeated her if the district that includes portions or all of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties. Hudson Valley correspondent Hank Gross reports...
The leader of the U.S. House confirmed Thursday that the Farm Bill will not be addressed until after the November election. That concerns farmers across the region, because the bill and provisions crucial to the dairy industry expire at the end of this month.