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  • Lawmaker says NY Assembly speaker to relinquish post by Monday amid federal corruption charges

    Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, will relinquish the position he has held for 21 years in the wake of federal corruption charges, a top lawmaker announced Tuesday. The decision announced by Majority Leader Joseph...
  • NY panel asks feds to probe 2013 Rikers Island inmate death; calls care 'incompetent'

    Federal prosecutors should launch a civil rights probe into the 2013 death of a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who was locked in his cell for six days without care or medication, a state oversight panel concluded in a review that called the treatment...
  • Nuevo terremoto en Nueva York, pero por corrupción

    Nuevo terremoto en Nueva York, pero por corrupción
    NUEVA YORK - Un nuevo escándalo de corrupción amenaza con provocar un auténtico terremoto político en el estado de Nueva York tras la detención hoy de un veterano dirigente demócrata acusado por las autoridades federales de haber aceptado millones de...
  • Sheldon Silver, powerful head of New York Assembly, faces graft charges

    Sheldon Silver, powerful head of New York Assembly, faces graft charges
    New York politics were roiled Thursday when Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the state Assembly, was charged with using the power of his office to seek and receive millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks. Silver surrendered to the FBI in...
  • Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site

    Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site
    For Democrats, New York would offer a diverse tableau in liberal Brooklyn and a touch of Clinton nostalgia. Philadelphia would give the party a patriotic backdrop while Columbus would raise the curtain on another campaign showdown in Ohio. Democrats...
  • Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site

    Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site
    WASHINGTON — For Democrats, New York would offer a diverse tableau in liberal Brooklyn and a touch of Clinton nostalgia. Philadelphia would give the party a patriotic backdrop while Columbus would raise the curtain on another campaign showdown in...
  • Ignore the peddlers of outrage

    Ignore the peddlers of outrage
    Recent events from Ferguson, Mo., to Staten Island, N.Y., might prompt an observer to infer that American cops are racist and that a bigoted white populace tolerates unnecessary lethal force against minorities. One might also conclude that America has a...
  • Effort would consolidate L.A. elections with state and federal voting

     Effort would consolidate L.A. elections with state and federal voting
    Hoping to reverse years of dismal voter turnout for Los Angeles city and school board elections, advocates recently kicked off what they say will be a “robust” campaign supporting two ballot measures to change when residents go to the polls....
  • NYC police funeral protest viewed unfavorably by 69 percent in poll

    ALBANY, N.Y. Almost 70 percent of New York voters disapproved of police turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at funerals for two officers killed in an ambush last month, a poll found. Comments by Patrick Lynch, president of the 25,000-member...
  • APNewsBreak: NYC jail use-of-force reports at record levels in 2014 amid heightened scrutiny

    New York City jail guards reported more use of force against inmates in 2014 than ever before — an average of 11 incidents a day ranging from pepper sprayings to punches — amid heightened scrutiny from federal prosecutors to clean up what they...
  • NYC jail watchdog board votes for restrictive Rikers Island housing units, solitary reforms

    The New York City jail oversight board voted unanimously Tuesday to create restrictive housing units at Rikers Island for violent inmates, to limit guards' longstanding practice of placing inmates in solitary confinement for breaking jailhouse rules and...