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Pelosi Warns Biden: 'Time Is Running Short'
Warns Biden:
'Time Is
Running Short'
the rundown

Pelosi Warns Biden: 'Time Is Running Short'

Meanwhile, George Clooney bails on him, and the first Democratic senator says he can't win

(Newser) - Tuesday may have been a good day for President Biden in terms of shifting momentum in his favor, but a new spate of stories illustrates the Biden problems that remain:
  • Pelosi hesitation: Speaking to MSNBC's Morning Joe on Wednesday, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said "it's up

Giuliani Disbarred in New York
Giuliani Disbarred
in New York

Giuliani Disbarred in New York

Court finds former Trump lawyer repeatedly made false statements about 2020 election loss

(Newser) - Rudolph Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, federal prosecutor, and legal adviser to Donald Trump, was disbarred in his home state on Tuesday after a court found he repeatedly made false statements about Trump's 2020 election loss. The decision was handed down by a New York appeals court...

Shinnecock Nation Has First Female Head in 200 Years

First female chair since 1792 hopes to ease conflict on reservation, with other governments

(Newser) - The Shinnecock Indian Nation in New York has been led by women before, but it's been more than 200 years. Lisa Goree has ended the run of male governance that has included tension with officials of surrounding governments and conflict on the Eastern Long Island reservation, planning a change...

Preschool Teacher Surprises Boy in Need of Liver
Boy in Need of Liver
Gets a Big Surprise

Boy in Need of Liver Gets a Big Surprise

'I felt like, if I can help him, I'm not going to sit here and watch him get sicker,' says his former preschool teacher

(Newser) - When Karen Toczek and her husband took in a little boy with liver damage at 7 months old, they were told Ezra would eventually need a liver transplant. When the time came at age 5, Toczek was in a tough position. "I'm the only one who has a...

John Oliver Isn't the Only Celeb Diving Into Red Lobster
Not Everyone Is Happy With
John Oliver's Red Lobster Stunt
in case you missed it

Not Everyone Is Happy With John Oliver's Red Lobster Stunt

Kingston business owner says he'd hoped to buy equipment from the eatery that Oliver scooped up

(Newser) - John Oliver's acquisition of a Red Lobster in upstate New York had many laughing after Sunday's Last Week Tonight segment on it, but not everyone appreciated the stunt. Per News 12 , Eric Deising, owner of Deising's Bakery in Kingston, near where Oliver's new purchase is located,...

Governor Wants Smartphones Out of Schools

New York's Hochul wants to allow only basic phones without internet access

(Newser) - Gov. Kathy Hochul said she wants a law prohibiting smartphones in New York's schools to keep children from obsessively using social media. "I have seen these addictive algorithms pull in young people, literally capture them and make them prisoners in a space where they are cut off from...

State Budget Has Money for Hiring Local Journalists

New York backers call measure the 'George Santos Prevention Act'

(Newser) - New York state is offering up to $90 million in tax credits for news outlets to hire and retain journalists in an effort to help keep the shrinking local news industry afloat. The US newspaper industry has been in a long decline, driven by factors including a loss in advertising...

Prosecutor Investigated for Berating Officer During Stop

'I'm the DA,' Sandra Doorley said after refusing to pull over

(Newser) - A New York state prosecutor under investigation for her behavior when police tried to pull her over—repeatedly telling an officer "I'm the DA"—apologized on Monday. "I failed you and the standards that I hold myself to," Monroe Country District Attorney Sandra Doorley said...

NY Moves to Strike Down Post-Prohibition Booze Bans

Alcohol sales are still banned in 7 communities

(Newser) - New York towns and villages that have post-Prohibition bans on alcohol sales would be forced to lift such restrictions under a bill moving through the state legislature. The bill, which is up for a state Senate vote after advancing out of a committee last week, would strike down a 1934...

Niagara Falls Victim's Body Was Found 140 Miles Away

Vincent Stack's remains likely drifted for 16 months

(Newser) - Remains found on the shores of Lake Ontario 32 years ago have now been identified as those of a New York man who's believed to have gone over Niagara Falls. CBS News reports the "badly decomposed and mostly skeletal" remains were found some 140 miles from the falls...

Inmates in Prime Eclipse Path Sue for a Viewing

New York state prisoners say lockdown violates religious rights to witness the celestial event

(Newser) - Inmates in New York are suing the state corrections department over the decision to lock down prisons during next Monday's total solar eclipse. The suit filed Friday in federal court in upstate New York argues that the April 8 lockdown violates inmates' constitutional rights to practice their faiths by...

Adulterers in NY Aren't Just Cheaters—They're Criminals

State legislature is looking to repeal 1907 law that made cheating on your spouse a misdemeanor

(Newser) - For more than a century, it's been a crime to cheat on your spouse in New York. But as the AP reports, adultery may soon be legal in the Empire State, thanks to a bill working its way through the Legislature that would finally repeal the seldom-used law that'...

New York Takes a Step Toward Seizing Trump Property

State filing could mean Westchester County property is a target for seizure

(Newser) - The New York attorney general's office may have found something in Donald Trump's real estate portfolio it likes. New state filings in Westchester County could be a sign that it's moving toward seizing Seven Springs, Trump's golf course and private estate north of Manhattan, CNN reports. If...

National Guard Deployed to New York Subways

They'll patrol, check bags amid spate of violent incidents

(Newser) - New York's governor is deploying the National Guard to New York City's subways. Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday that 750 members of the state's National Guard will start patrolling stations amid a spate of violent crimes, reports the New York Times . They'll join an additional force...

NY Murderer Freed Because He Was Held in Wrong Prison

Terrence Lewis, who was serving 22-year sentence, gets out on technicality

(Newser) - A man convicted for a 2015 killing in western New York has been freed and his indictment has been dismissed solely because he was held at the wrong prison according to an interstate law on detainees. Terrence Lewis was released earlier this month from a maximum-security prison in Seneca County,...

5 Takeaways (Including Trump's) on Suozzi's Win in NY
5 Takeaways
(Including Trump's)
on Suozzi's
Win in NY

5 Takeaways (Including Trump's) on Suozzi's Win in NY

Ex-president insists Dem congressman-elect 'can be easily beaten' in November, plus other perspectives

(Newser) - A Democrat has taken back disgraced former Congressman George Santos ' Long Island seat—and among those weighing in on Tom Suozzi's win Tuesday was former (and possibly future) President Trump. "Just watched this very foolish woman, Mazi Melesa Pilip, running in a race where she didn't...

Cuomo Gets Some Bad News From the DOJ

Agency finds former New York governor sexually harassed 13 employees over 8-year period

(Newser) - Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has so far escaped any criminal charges related to accusations of sexual misconduct against him, but he likely won't be pleased with the upshot of a now-concluded Department of Justice probe. As part of a Friday civil rights settlement with New York state,...

Long Island Midwife Gave Kids Pellets, Not Vaccinations

Jeanette Breen hit with $300K fine for giving 1.5K children homeopathic pellets, falsifying records

(Newser) - A midwife from Long Island has been hit with a $300,000 fine, accused by the New York State Department of Health of writing up false vaccination records for hundreds of children. News 12 Long Island reports that the inoculation scheme run by Jeanette Breen began in 2019, via her...

FBI: No 'Nexus to Terrorism' Found in Deadly NY Crash

Police say suspect was stockpiling gas cans in days before fiery crash

(Newser) - The driver who crashed an SUV loaded with gas cans outside a western New York concert venue appeared to have been aiming at a pedestrian crossing, but there's no evidence of a terror motive in the fiery wreck that killed him and two ride-hail passengers on New Year's...

States With Highest, Lowest 'Unsheltered' Rates

California has the most, at nearly 70%, but most of New York's homeless are in shelters

(Newser) - Homelessness in the US is increasing, and more details are surfacing from the latest batch of federal numbers . The big takeaway stat is that an estimated 653,000 were homeless on a single day in January 2023, the largest figure since that "point in time" method of counting began...

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