Wave of sex abuse lawsuits seen as NY opens door for victims
Sexual assault victims in New York are getting a one-time opportunity to sue their abusers under a new law expected to bring a wave of litigation against prison guards, middle managers, doctors and prominent figures including former President Donald Trump.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist mocks Asian woman's complaint about NYC subway violence on Twitter
Journalist Nikole Sheri Hannah-Jones ridiculed a New York City woman who tweeted her concerns about the persistence of violence on the city’s subway under the current local administration. Yiatin Chu, founding co-president of education advocacy group Place NYC, took to Twitter to call the attention of New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams to the conditions of public transit. Switched cars at next stop to be in a public toilet / urine-odor, crowded car for the rest of my ride.news.yahoo.com
After lackluster midterms for GOP, supporters urge Lee Zeldin to run for Republican National Committee chair
Supporters are calling Rep. Lee Zeldin, who came close last week to ousting Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York, urging him to make a bid for Republican National Committee chairfoxnews.com
New York emerges as exception to strong election for Dems
While Democrats were celebrating a stronger-than-expected midterm performance across much of the U.S. this week, New York was emerging as a notable exception where losses and lackluster results prompted a round of soul-searching and finger-pointing inside the party.
Ocasio-Cortez slams NY Democratic Party leadership over election results
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) slammed New York state party leadership on Wednesday after election returns showed the Empire State trending to the right, calling on the president of the group to resign. “NYS Dem party leadership, which was gutted under [former Gov. Andrew] Cuomo, stuffed with lobbyists, works to boost GOP, and failed to pass…news.yahoo.com
Judge again rules parts of New York gun law unconstitutional
A federal judge for a second time declared multiple portions of New York's new gun law unconstitutional, including rules that restrict carrying firearms in public parks and places of worship. The preliminary injunction Monday from U.S. District Judge Glenn Suddaby is legal setback for Gov. Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers, who quickly rewrote handgun licensing laws after the old ones were struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in June. It was not clear if the state would appeal the new injunction.news.yahoo.com
Kathy Hochul says she wants GOP to stay in New York after telling leading Republicans to 'get out of town'
During an interview with "The Breakfast Club," Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul changed her tune about Republicans being in the Empire State after telling their leaders to "get out."foxnews.com
Gov. Kathy Hochul idle on 420 bills ahead of midterm election as race with Rep. Lee Zeldin tightens: report
Gov. Kathy Hochul is sitting on over 400 bills that have cleared the state's legislative Assembly to avoid frustrating voters ahead of a crucial race with Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin.foxnews.com
Governors offer Democrats aggressive reply on guns, abortion
As President Joe Biden runs up against the limits of what he can do on abortion, gun control and other issues, some in his party want more fire and boldness than his acknowledgement of their frustration and calls imploring people to vote in November.