ALBANY — State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing wireless carriers to put safety over profits in his effort to require anti-theft measures to be installed in smartphones.The Democrat is sending letters Wednesday to the nation’s biggest wireless carriers questioning the industry’s decision to prohibit Samsung from pre-loading a “kill switch” application. The device can be activated remotely after a smartphone is stolen and render the phone permanently inoperable.
BUTTERNUTS — If Dave Robinson hadn’t forgotten his coat, a woman and her young daughter may not have been found wandering in a wooded ravine in upstate New York.
ALBANY (AP) — The state’s Department of Transportation lacked records to show adequate and updated safety plans and inspections for many railroad bridges statewide, according to an audit due for release Tuesday by the comptroller’s...
ALBANY (AP) — A Fox News reporter is protected by New York law from being forced to reveal her sources for a story about the suspect in the mass shooting that left 12 people dead in a suburban Denver movie theater last year, the state’s top court...
NEW YORK (AP) — A week after four people died in a New York commuter train derailment, two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks.
Associated PressBUFFALO (AP) — Teachers across New York will wear blue and rally for more funding and less testing Monday as part of a national “Day of Action” organized across numerous states.
NEW YORK — New York Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to delay a “sudden mandate” that would force municipalities to replace fire hydrants after Jan. 4.
ALBANY (AP) — New York State regulators have scheduled deliberations this week on classifying how new state land in the central Adirondacks can be used.
ALBANY (AP) — The New York comptroller’s office announced Friday that it will audit hate crime reporting statewide after a legislator earlier this year cited an apparent spike in such crimes.
ALBANY (AP) — More potential competitors for upstate New York casino licenses are emerging despite an increasingly crowded Northeast market.
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