Friday, July 21st, 2017

STATE AND NATION


Free-range lunch period? Schools’ open-campus policies vary

Free-range lunch period? Schools’ open-campus policies vary

By DIANA MARSZALEK Associated Press Fraught with teen drama and sometimes ruthless cafeteria aides,...


Some Puerto Ricans struggle to find careers in Florida

Some Puerto Ricans struggle to find careers in Florida

By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Kaisha Toledo was studying for a...


Fed approves dividend, buyback plans of all 34 biggest banks

Fed approves dividend, buyback plans of all 34 biggest banks

By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The Federal Reserve has given the...


House GOP reviving effort to privatize air traffic control

House GOP reviving effort to privatize air traffic control

By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) With a boost from President Donald...


Trump promises ‘first-class’ infrastructure system for US

Trump promises ‘first-class’ infrastructure system for US

By JILL COLVIN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) Dogged by allegations in...


New York senators’ scandal highlights vast stipend system

New York senators’ scandal highlights vast stipend system

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Lawmakers in many states get paid extra if they hold leadership...


Women CEOs earned more last year, but few were in top job

Women CEOs earned more last year, but few were in top job

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) Women CEOs earned big bucks...


Business, leisure travelers ponder flying without laptops

Business, leisure travelers ponder flying without laptops

By DAVID KOENIG and JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) International...


What’s holding back self-driving cars? Human drivers

What’s holding back self-driving cars? Human drivers

By Tom Krisher Associated Press DETROIT (AP) In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving...


Small Business Lending: Is glass half-full or half-empty?

Small Business Lending: Is glass half-full or half-empty?

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) Trying to size up...


US students need more exposure to arts and music, test shows

US students need more exposure to arts and music, test shows

By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) When it comes to music and visual...


Internet firms winding up for a fight on ‘net neutrality’

Internet firms winding up for a fight on ‘net neutrality’

By TALI ARBEL Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) Internet companies are readying for a...


Where is pot legal? A look at shifting US marijuana policy

Where is pot legal? A look at shifting US marijuana policy

Whether it was fear, racism or economic concerns that led the U.S. in the...


NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college

NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college

By ANNA GRONEWOLD and DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) There’s a big...


If you build it, they’ll stay; Boomers remodel their homes

If you build it, they’ll stay; Boomers remodel their homes

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) If you build it,...


Public defenders push strict laws for interrogation footage

Public defenders push strict laws for interrogation footage

By ANNA GRONEWOLD Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Adrian Thomas falsely confessed to harming...


Oaks gives update on State Budget progress

Oaks gives update on State Budget progress

Assemblyman Bob Oaks (R-C Macedon), the ranking member on the Assembly Ways and Means...


Trump’s first budget boosts military, cuts domestic programs

Trump’s first budget boosts military, cuts domestic programs

By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump has finalized his first...


Big thaw? Looks like small businesses ending hiring freeze

Big thaw? Looks like small businesses ending hiring freeze

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) The hiring freeze at...


Bankers ask for help saving seniors from financial scammers

Bankers ask for help saving seniors from financial scammers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Advocates for the elderly say each year con artists and greedy...


Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes

Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes

By MARY ESCH Associated Press FLORIDA, N.Y. (AP) When Denise Krohn came home to...


Trump’s first weeks spawn anxiety, discord at some companies

Trump’s first weeks spawn anxiety, discord at some companies

President Donald Trump’s first weeks in office have spawned anxiety and even arguments at...


Media fact-checking more aggressive under Trump

Media fact-checking more aggressive under Trump

By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) These days of alternative facts,...


New York pumps up gambling treatment as new casinos open

New York pumps up gambling treatment as new casinos open

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  Thousands of new slot machines and table games debuting this month...


Lawmakers question cost of Gov. Cuomo’s free tuition plan

Lawmakers question cost of Gov. Cuomo’s free tuition plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State lawmakers questioned the price tag of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan...


Insurance equality? States push for cost-free vasectomies

Insurance equality? States push for cost-free vasectomies

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Call it contraception equality. Vasectomies, which are not covered under President...


Governor Cuomo proposes decriminalizing marijuana

Governor Cuomo proposes decriminalizing marijuana

Albany, N.Y. (WHAM) – Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed another marijuana-related initiative as part of...


New York state Legislature begins 2017 session

New York state Legislature begins 2017 session

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state lawmakers began their work for 2017 Wednesday with...


Tesla, Panasonic to make solar cells in Buffalo

Tesla, Panasonic to make solar cells in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Japanese electronics company Panasonic and U.S. electric car maker Tesla said...


Upstate NY groups getting $60M in US funds to help homeless

Upstate NY groups getting $60M in US funds to help homeless

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  More than three dozen organizations across upstate New York will be...