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  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York's governor is seeking federal approval to extend Medicaid coverage to inmates who face serious health challenges immediately before they're released from prison. Andrew Cuomo's office announced Friday that the state is the first in the nation to make such a request. The proposal would enroll inmates with significant health problems in...

  • ANTIOCH, Calif.— There was an emergency in Room 14. Gretchen Medel, an EMT who oversaw the mock exercise during the first responder course she teaches at a health care-focused high school east of San Francisco, told the students. States such as California, Colorado and Louisiana are looking to rebranded "career pathways" that combine technical training with...

  • Constitution Pipeline Company is a partnership formed by Cabot Oil& Gas, Williams Partners and Piedmont Natural Gas Company. The Department of Environmental Conservation says Friday it won't issue a water quality permit for the 124- mile Constitution Pipeline from Pennsylvania's shale gas fields to eastern New York. Constitution Pipeline Company, a...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York environmental regulators have rejected a critical permit needed for a major natural gas pipeline project, saying the project fails to meet standards that protect hundreds of streams, wetlands and other water resources in its path. The Department of Environmental Conservation said Friday it won't issue a water quality permit for the 124-...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— While one company has shelved plans for a natural gas pipeline from New York into New England, another project following a similar route is hoping to proceed. The 124- mile Constitution Pipeline from Pennsylvania's shale gas fields to eastern New York is supported by firm customer commitments and was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory...

  • JACKSON, Miss., April 6- Executives of several major U.S. corporations urged Mississippi on Wednesday to repeal a new state law that allows businesses to deny wedding services to same-sex couples on religious grounds. The measure, which also permits employers to cite principles of faith in setting workplace policies on dress code, grooming and bathroom access,...

  • April 5- Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Tuesday signed a far-reaching law allowing people with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples and protecting other actions considered discriminatory by gay rights activists. Mississippi is the latest state drawing national protest for a law seen as anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

  • NEW YORK, April 4- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed into law a minimum wage increase that takes a two-tier approach, setting a higher $15 per hour minimum for New York City and its environs and a lower legal minimum for less-costly areas. California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday also signed into law a plan to raise the minimum wage from $10 to $15 an...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 4- California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into a law a bill gradually raising the minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour by the year 2023, making the nation's most-populous state the first to boost pay to that level for the working poor. In New York on Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that will eventually raise the minimum wage in...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 4- California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday was expected to sign into a law a plan to raise the minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour by the year 2023, making the nation's most-populous state the first to boost pay to that level for the working poor. The bill marks the culmination of a deal Brown brokered with labor leaders and state Democratic...

  • April 1- A plan that would require New York state banks to adopt rigorous measures to prevent laundering and terrorist financing conflicts with U.S. laws and may hinder existing efforts, a bank trade group told regulators. The requirement, which could trigger criminal penalties for compliance officers who file false or incorrect certifications about their...

  • ALBANY, New York, March 31- Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders reached a deal on Thursday to raise New York state's minimum wage towards $15 per hour, but fell short of a uniform state-wide increase. The deal outlines a faster rise in New York City, but carves out a slow lane for small businesses and surrounding counties. In less prosperous areas...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- New York state's governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders announced late on Thursday an agreement on a 2016-17 state budget that includes a plan to increase minimum wage toward $15 per hour and introduce paid family leave.

  • ALBANY, New York, March 31- Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders reached a tentative deal on Thursday to raise New York state's minimum wage towards $15 per hour but fell short of a uniform state-wide increase, lawmakers said. Phil Steck, a Democratic Party Assembly member, said that under the terms of the deal the minimum wage would rise from its...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 31- A plan to raise California's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 passed both houses of the state legislature on Thursday, putting the state on track to become the first in the nation to commit to such a large pay hike for the working poor. A proposal to raise the minimum wage in parts of New York state to $15 was announced Thursday by Governor...

  • ALBANY, New York, March 31- Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders reached a tentative deal on Thursday to raise New York state's minimum wage towards $15 per hour but fell short of a uniform state-wide increase, lawmakers said. Phil Steck, a Democratic Party assembly member, said that under the terms of the deal the minimum wage would rise from its...

  • NEW YORK, March 29- Officials negotiating New York's budget are considering capping the minimum wage in less affluent regions so they can raise it to $15 per hour in wealthier areas like New York City, according to top-ranking lawmakers. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has made a $15 state-wide hourly minimum wage a priority and is trying to push it...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- The New York City metro area took a giant step toward revitalizing its crumbling capacity-strained transport hubs on Thursday as a major bistate agency authorized up to $22 billion of spending on air, rail, and bus infrastructure. Vice President Joe Biden likened to a third world country; $2.3 billion for Newark Airport; up to $15 billion for a...

  • UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor (L) and lightweight contender Nate Diaz (R) are held apart by Dave Sholler (C), UFC vice president of public relations, after a news conference at UFC Gym February 24, 2016, in Torrance, California.

    The move effectively ends the last remaining statewide ban on the sport in the United States.

  • NEW YORK, March 22- Major U.S. cities deployed police in large numbers, some with heavy weapons patrolling transit hubs, after at least 30 people were killed in attacks on a Brussels airport and subway, though officials said there was no evidence of specific threats to the United States. New York, Los Angeles and Chicago stepped up their security and major airlines...