New York State

24 New Titles Added to New York State Historic Newspapers for Spring, 2017

If you follow this website at all, you know that I from time to time update the free online historical newspapers that are available for you to …

Genealogy

Neil Gorsuch's nomination has the anti-gay religious right 'salivating'

Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination has the worst-of from the anti-gay religious right “salivating,” as writer and activist Alvin McEwen noted, …

Religion

New York will take huge hit in GOP health bill, experts agree

WASHINGTON – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo sounds as if he is in a panic over the bill House Republicans plan to vote on Thursday to repeal and replace …

Health Care

NY State Senator uses inaccurate facts to promote legislation

Vaping products in NY State have recently been under attack. First came the proposal to ban discount coupons, and last week the letter by the Health …

Public Health

New York couple accused of murdering teenage son and setting home alight to hide his death

Parents being held without bail following death of 16-year-old Jeffrey Franklin.<p>A couple from New York have been charged with the murder of their …

Crime

Going Underground at the Vortex

To see Mason and Kyle sipping cognac while seated on a leather sofa in Mason's extensively renovated 19th-century brownstone, is to see two friends …

Giving New York the “shaft”: Newspapers blast GOP for Trumpcare loophole that could create massive deficits

New York's Medicaid funding could be drastically changed as a result of the American Health Care Act<p>The Republican Party’s repeal-and-replace bill for Obamacare, which has been showing signs of collapsing since as early as last week, is now facing a particularly harsh backlash from President Donald …

Health Care

When the Government's Policy Is to Pass the Buck

An interesting little tiff has erupted over the Republican health-care bill wending its way through the House. Most of the politicking over this bill has involved pushing and pulling from various national interest groups. But one debate lighting up my home state is an old-fashioned brawl between …

Government

Email scheme stole $100 million from two US tech companies

It's tempting to assume that technology workers are intelligent enough to avoid email fraud, but that's not always the case. Both the FBI and the state of New York have charged a Lithuanian man, Evaldas Rimasauskas, with perpetrating a phishing campaign that siphoned $100 million away from two US …

Fraud

NY canal system set to open in May; no tolls for boaters

State officials have announced the opening date for the New York State Canal System, which will be free for recreational boaters this year.<p>The state …

Veterinary College's new tests detect tick-borne diseases

A new process developed by Laura Goodman uses nanoscale technology that can detect multiple pathogens in ticks at once.

Microbiology

Son says goodbye to father in emotional photo

A photo of a boy kissing the casket of his father is touching the hearts of many across the world.<p>The images were captured by New York photographer …

World Trade Center

Buffalo Buyoff? Provision added to health bill targets New York lawmakers

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Buffalo Buyoff? The Tammany Haul? The Albany Kickback?<p>While there is no clear quid pro quo, you can bet Democrats are whetting their rhetorical rapiers to argue that a provision that may be tucked into the Republicans' plan to repeal Obamacare is aimed at a specific group of lawmakers …

Government

Rich New Yorkers George Soros, Steven Rockefeller, others ask New York state to raise their taxes

Some of the wealthiest New Yorkers are asking the state to raise their taxes.<p>Eighty people including George Soros, Steven Rockefeller and Abigail …

Taxes

Shakedown Artists Are Taking Over Republican Health-Care Bill

The White House and congressional Republicans are getting to the white-knuckle phase of a difficult effort to secure enough votes in the House to …

Health Care

Controversial measure added to Republican health care bill to lure New York votes

WASHINGTON — Hoping to win support from upstate New York Republicans, House leaders late on Monday added a controversial proposal to their health care bill that would require New York state to absorb Medicaid costs from county governments.<p>The provision by GOP Rep. Chris Collins would apply to the …

Government

Paul Ryan is now trying to wheel and deal his way to passing the GOP health-care bill

President Trump is headed to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to try and rally House Republicans around the health-care bill they are expected to vote on this …

North Korea

This Man Who Found Swastikas On His House Actually Spray Painted Them Himself, Police Say

Police in upstate New York said a man defaced his own house with swastikas and then said he was the victim of a hate crime.<p>Andrew King said he was horrified when he walked outside and found two swastikas spray-painted across the front of his home in upstate New York. Turns out, police say, he did …

Crime

Ontario to push for Canadian exemption to New York state 'Buy American' policy

Two Ontario cabinet ministers were in New York state to urge legislators to exempt Canada from a Buy American policy it plans to introduce, warning that it could lead to trouble on both sides of the border.<p>Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid and International Trade Minister Michael Chan met …

Canada

Chael Sonnen-Wanderlei Silva fight to headline Bellator PPV this June

Bellator is taking a second crack at the pay-per-view format at Madison Square Garden this June<p>For just the second time in company history, Bellator MMA will step back into the pay-per-view space on June 24 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.<p>The Belabor 180 card will be headlined by former UFC …

UFC

4 key policy changes in Paul Ryan’s revised health care bill, explained

Republicans released a revised draft of their controversial health care bill on Monday night, just three days before it is scheduled to head to the House floor for a full vote.<p>The “manager’s amendment” — so called because its revisions are being made after the committee process — was crafted with …

Health Care

What’s Next For Hillary? Clinton Calls For Full Investigation Into Donald Trump And May Run For Mayor

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has slowly reemerged as one of President Donald Trump’s most staunch opponents after she suffered a …

Hillary Clinton

'iPhone 8,' growing services business predicted to increase shares of Apple by 10%

Wall Street forecasts for Apple stock are climbing, with another report claiming that the stock will hit $155 over the summer of 2017 on pre-release …

iOS

Hospital execs discuss their opposition to ACA replacement plan

The six major hospital networks in the New York metro area care for millions of people and employ hundreds of thousands. Each of their leaders has a …

Health Care

Commentary: My Experience With Second-Parent Adoption as a Same-Sex Parent

Imagine staying home to raise your daughter for the first two years of her life. Imagine burping, feeding, changing, clothing, hugging, rocking and singing her to sleep. Imagine watching her grow from infant to toddler to preschooler and wondering where the time went.<p>Now imagine having to prove …

Parenting

Why “Subject to Change?”

<i>In early December I had the great privilege to have an intimate chat with Vanessa Donino about her experience teaching incarcerated youth. She</i> …

Education

Uber's final frontier: Upstate New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Brian Cook's trip to Buffalo to cheer on Princeton's basketball team in the NCAA Tournament was, for him, a journey back to a simpler time, when hailing a ride meant standing on a corner and waving your hands to flag down a taxi.<p>"For a 19-year-old, that's unknown," said Cook, …

Uber

Lawsuit Filed by Avianca Shareholder to Stop Investment by United Airlines

A motion has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County for Anil C. Singh — a justice …

Airlines

Architectural Models of World's Famous Landmarks (Vol.1)

<i>Famous Landmark Attractions of USA</i><p><b>White House</b><br>The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. …

New York City

Gay Gordon-Byrne Is the Ringleader of the 'Right to Repair' Movement - Motherboard

Gay Gordon-Byrne has been a persistent thorn in the side of America's biggest companies. The person standing between the likes of Apple and John Deere in their eternal quest to monopolize the repair of the products they sell.<p>As the executive director of Repair.org—a grassroots trade organization …

Repairs