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  • Officials: US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East

    Officials: US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East

    Friday, May 24 2019 12:25 PM EDT2019-05-24 16:25:19 GMT
    U.S. officials say the Trump administration has notified Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran.
    U.S. officials say the Trump administration has notified Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran.
  • Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery before Memorial Day

    Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery before Memorial Day

    Friday, May 24 2019 11:00 AM EDT2019-05-24 15:00:26 GMT
    Friday, May 24 2019 11:54 AM EDT2019-05-24 15:54:48 GMT

    President Donald Trump is visiting Arlington National Cemetery a few days before Memorial Day to pay tribute to those who died in service to the United States.

    President Donald Trump is visiting Arlington National Cemetery a few days before Memorial Day to pay tribute to those who died in service to the United States.

  • UK's May says she'll quit as Conservative leader June 7

    UK's May says she'll quit as Conservative leader June 7

    Friday, May 24 2019 8:08 AM EDT2019-05-24 12:08:27 GMT
    Friday, May 24 2019 11:47 AM EDT2019-05-24 15:47:39 GMT

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting a leader of Conservative lawmakers amid mounting speculation that she is about to announce her departure date.

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting a leader of Conservative lawmakers amid mounting speculation that she is about to announce her departure date.

  • Senate passes $19 billion disaster relief bill

    Senate passes $19 billion disaster relief bill

    Friday, May 24 2019 6:26 AM EDT2019-05-24 10:26:19 GMT
    Friday, May 24 2019 6:29 AM EDT2019-05-24 10:29:18 GMT
    The Senate has passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill to help a number of states and Puerto Rico recover after a series of hurricanes, floods and wildfires.The Senate has passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill to help a number of states and Puerto Rico recover after a series of hurricanes, floods and wildfires.
    The Senate has passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill to help a number of states and Puerto Rico recover after a series of hurricanes, floods and wildfires.The Senate has passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill to help a number of states and Puerto Rico recover after a series of hurricanes, floods and wildfires.

    The Senate has passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill to help a number of states and Puerto Rico recover after a series of hurricanes, floods and wildfires.

    The Senate has passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill to help a number of states and Puerto Rico recover after a series of hurricanes, floods and wildfires.

  • Mnuchin says Tubman $20 bill design delayed past 2020

    Mnuchin says Tubman $20 bill design delayed past 2020

    Thursday, May 23 2019 7:22 AM EDT2019-05-23 11:22:42 GMT
    Thursday, May 23 2019 7:26 AM EDT2019-05-23 11:26:12 GMT

    Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says Tubman $20 bill design delayed past 2020.

    Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says Tubman $20 bill design delayed past 2020.

  • New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns

    New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns

    Thursday, May 23 2019 7:13 AM EDT2019-05-23 11:13:28 GMT
    Thursday, May 23 2019 7:15 AM EDT2019-05-23 11:15:59 GMT

    New York state lawmakers have passed legislation that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to Democrats in Congress.

    New York state lawmakers have passed legislation that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to Democrats in Congress.

  • Westchester County executive wants new Playland partner

    Westchester County executive wants new Playland partner

    Wednesday, May 22 2019 7:38 AM EDT2019-05-22 11:38:34 GMT
    George Latimer announced on Tuesday that he will not renew talks on the 30-year contract allowing Standard Amusements to run the county-owned park.George Latimer announced on Tuesday that he will not renew talks on the 30-year contract allowing Standard Amusements to run the county-owned park.
    George Latimer announced on Tuesday that he will not renew talks on the 30-year contract allowing Standard Amusements to run the county-owned park.George Latimer announced on Tuesday that he will not renew talks on the 30-year contract allowing Standard Amusements to run the county-owned park.
    George Latimer announced on Tuesday that he will not renew talks on the 30-year contract allowing Standard Amusements to run the county-owned park.
    George Latimer announced on Tuesday that he will not renew talks on the 30-year contract allowing Standard Amusements to run the county-owned park.
  • 'We won't go back' - Protesters demand to 'Stop the Bans'

    'We won't go back' - Protesters demand to 'Stop the Bans'

    Tuesday, May 21 2019 8:59 PM EDT2019-05-22 00:59:54 GMT
    Activists across the country and in the Hudson Valley taking to the streets to protest the rising wave of abortion restrictions in America.Activists across the country and in the Hudson Valley taking to the streets to protest the rising wave of abortion restrictions in America.
    Activists across the country and in the Hudson Valley taking to the streets to protest the rising wave of abortion restrictions in America.Activists across the country and in the Hudson Valley taking to the streets to protest the rising wave of abortion restrictions in America.
    Activists across the country and in the Hudson Valley taking to the streets to protest the rising wave of abortion restrictions in America.
    Activists across the country and in the Hudson Valley taking to the streets to protest the rising wave of abortion restrictions in America.
  • McGahn to skip hearing as Democrats debate next steps

    McGahn to skip hearing as Democrats debate next steps

    Tuesday, May 21 2019 5:52 AM EDT2019-05-21 09:52:06 GMT
    Tuesday, May 21 2019 6:53 AM EDT2019-05-21 10:53:21 GMT

    Former White House counsel Donald McGahn to skip hearing as Democrats debate next steps.

    Former White House counsel Donald McGahn to skip hearing as Democrats debate next steps.

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces run for president

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces run for president

    Thursday, May 16 2019 6:42 AM EDT2019-05-16 10:42:52 GMT
    Thursday, May 16 2019 10:53 AM EDT2019-05-16 14:53:49 GMT

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on Donald Trump.

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on Donald Trump.

  • Trump to launch new immigration overhaul push

    Trump to launch new immigration overhaul push

    Thursday, May 16 2019 5:49 AM EDT2019-05-16 09:49:34 GMT
    Thursday, May 16 2019 6:42 AM EDT2019-05-16 10:42:13 GMT

    A South Carolina Republican senator wants to make it harder for Central Americans to win asylum in the U.S. and says President Donald Trump should cut an immigration deal with Democrats.

    A South Carolina Republican senator wants to make it harder for Central Americans to win asylum in the U.S. and says President Donald Trump should cut an immigration deal with Democrats.

  • Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

    Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

    Wednesday, May 15 2019 6:42 AM EDT2019-05-15 10:42:03 GMT
    Wednesday, May 15 2019 10:07 PM EDT2019-05-16 02:07:50 GMT

    Alabama lawmakers have passed a near total ban on abortion.

    Alabama lawmakers have passed a near total ban on abortion.

  • New bill aimed at battling opioid crisis gets mixed reviews from community

    New bill aimed at battling opioid crisis gets mixed reviews from community

    Tuesday, May 14 2019 5:36 PM EDT2019-05-14 21:36:44 GMT
    New bill aimed at battling opioid crisis gets mixed reviews from communityNew bill aimed at battling opioid crisis gets mixed reviews from community
    New bill aimed at battling opioid crisis gets mixed reviews from communityNew bill aimed at battling opioid crisis gets mixed reviews from community
    The New York Senate has approved Stephen's Law, a measure aimed at battling the opioid crisis.
    The New York Senate has approved Stephen's Law, a measure aimed at battling the opioid crisis.
  • Ex-Mount Vernon mayor kicked off primary ballot, vows to fight decision

    Ex-Mount Vernon mayor kicked off primary ballot, vows to fight decision

    Monday, May 13 2019 5:25 PM EDT2019-05-13 21:25:16 GMT
    Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis is one of two candidates recently kicked off the primary ballot, but he insists he'll fight to get back on.
    Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis is one of two candidates recently kicked off the primary ballot, but he insists he'll fight to get back on.
  • Details could delay vote on legal pot

    Details could delay vote on legal pot

    Monday, May 13 2019 7:11 AM EDT2019-05-13 11:11:43 GMT
    Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers had hoped to reach an agreement on a legalization bill before the Legislature adjourns for the year next month.
    Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers had hoped to reach an agreement on a legalization bill before the Legislature adjourns for the year next month.
  • China to hike tariffs on $60 billion in US goods

    China to hike tariffs on $60 billion in US goods

    Monday, May 13 2019 6:36 AM EDT2019-05-13 10:36:33 GMT
    Monday, May 13 2019 9:11 AM EDT2019-05-13 13:11:05 GMT
    Companies await Chinese reaction to higher US tariffs as economists warn growth likely to suffer.Companies await Chinese reaction to higher US tariffs as economists warn growth likely to suffer.
    Companies await Chinese reaction to higher US tariffs as economists warn growth likely to suffer.Companies await Chinese reaction to higher US tariffs as economists warn growth likely to suffer.

    China has announced it is raising tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in retaliation for the latest penalties on its exports announced by the Trump administration.

    China has announced it is raising tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in retaliation for the latest penalties on its exports announced by the Trump administration.

  • 2020 presidential hopeful Klobuchar visits Westchester school

    2020 presidential hopeful Klobuchar visits Westchester school

    Friday, May 10 2019 7:23 PM EDT2019-05-10 23:23:14 GMT
    Students at Gorton High School welcomed Klobuchar into their classrooms.
    Students at Gorton High School welcomed Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar into their classrooms.
  • N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in possible new warning

    N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in possible new warning

    Thursday, May 9 2019 7:07 AM EDT2019-05-09 11:07:56 GMT
    Thursday, May 9 2019 7:13 AM EDT2019-05-09 11:13:12 GMT

    South Korea's military says North Korea has fired at least one unidentified projectile from its western area.

    South Korea's military says North Korea has fired at least one unidentified projectile from its western area.

  • Refusal to hand over Trump's tax returns sets up legal fight

    Refusal to hand over Trump's tax returns sets up legal fight

    Tuesday, May 7 2019 6:19 AM EDT2019-05-07 10:19:52 GMT
    Tuesday, May 7 2019 6:43 AM EDT2019-05-07 10:43:08 GMT
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the administration won't be turning President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the administration won't be turning President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the administration won't be turning President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the administration won't be turning President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the administration won't be turning President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the administration won't be turning President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.

  • North Korea tests new missile and Trump's resolve

    North Korea tests new missile and Trump's resolve

    Monday, May 6 2019 5:43 AM EDT2019-05-06 09:43:43 GMT
    Monday, May 6 2019 7:00 AM EDT2019-05-06 11:00:15 GMT

    North Korea's test of what appears to be short-range ballistic missile wasn't a direct threat to the United States, but experts warn it could be an omen of bigger problems on the horizon.

    North Korea's test of what appears to be short-range ballistic missile wasn't a direct threat to the United States, but experts warn it could be an omen of bigger problems on the horizon.

  • Trump changes position on Mueller testimony

    Trump changes position on Mueller testimony

    Monday, May 6 2019 5:42 AM EDT2019-05-06 09:42:55 GMT
    Monday, May 6 2019 6:58 AM EDT2019-05-06 10:58:20 GMT

    President Donald Trump's turnabout on whether the special counsel should appear before Congress has sparked criticism from Democratic lawmakers.

    President Donald Trump's turnabout on whether the special counsel should appear before Congress has sparked criticism from Democratic lawmakers.

  • AG candidate James: Current laws help sexual abusers stay on the street

    AG candidate James: Current laws help sexual abusers stay on the street

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-10-23 22:26:25 GMT
    Letitia James, the Democratic nominee for state attorney general, was in the Hudson Valley Tuesday to urge lawmakers to pass the Child Victim’s Protection Act.Letitia James, the Democratic nominee for state attorney general, was in the Hudson Valley Tuesday to urge lawmakers to pass the Child Victim’s Protection Act.
    Letitia James, the Democratic nominee for state attorney general, was in the Hudson Valley Tuesday to urge lawmakers to pass the Child Victim’s Protection Act.Letitia James, the Democratic nominee for state attorney general, was in the Hudson Valley Tuesday to urge lawmakers to pass the Child Victim’s Protection Act.

    Letitia James, the Democratic nominee for state attorney general, was in the Hudson Valley Tuesday to urge lawmakers to pass the Child Victim’s Protection Act.

    Letitia James, the Democratic nominee for state attorney general, was in the Hudson Valley Tuesday to urge lawmakers to pass the Child Victim’s Protection Act.

  • Cuomo throws support behind Harckham's state Senate bid

    Cuomo throws support behind Harckham's state Senate bid

    Friday, October 5 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-10-05 22:56:11 GMT
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Peekskill Friday to throw his support behind Peter Harckham in the race for the 40th District seat in the state Senate.Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Peekskill Friday to throw his support behind Peter Harckham in the race for the 40th District seat in the state Senate.
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Peekskill Friday to throw his support behind Peter Harckham in the race for the 40th District seat in the state Senate.Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Peekskill Friday to throw his support behind Peter Harckham in the race for the 40th District seat in the state Senate.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Peekskill Friday to throw his support behind Peter Harckham in the race for the 40th District seat in the state Senate.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Peekskill Friday to throw his support behind Peter Harckham in the race for the 40th District seat in the state Senate.

  • Molinaro says he would undo TZB name change if elected governor

    Molinaro says he would undo TZB name change if elected governor

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:03 PM EDT2018-08-09 01:03:20 GMT
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Marcus Molinaro has added a proposal to rename the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge -- formerly the Tappan Zee Bridge -- to his campaign platform.Republican gubernatorial candidate Marcus Molinaro has added a proposal to rename the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge -- formerly the Tappan Zee Bridge -- to his campaign platform.
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Marcus Molinaro has added a proposal to rename the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge -- formerly the Tappan Zee Bridge -- to his campaign platform.Republican gubernatorial candidate Marcus Molinaro has added a proposal to rename the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge -- formerly the Tappan Zee Bridge -- to his campaign platform.

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Marcus Molinaro has added a proposal to rename the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge -- formerly the Tappan Zee Bridge -- to his campaign platform.

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Marcus Molinaro has added a proposal to rename the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge -- formerly the Tappan Zee Bridge -- to his campaign platform.

  • Rockland County announces first budget surplus since 2006

    Rockland County announces first budget surplus since 2006

    Saturday, June 30 2018 11:14 AM EDT2018-06-30 15:14:21 GMT

    For the first time in over a decade, Rockland County is out of the red.

    For the first time in over a decade, Rockland County is out of the red.

  • Mayer seat not enough for Democrats to control state Senate

    Mayer seat not enough for Democrats to control state Senate

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-04-26 00:27:36 GMT

    While Democrats were happy that Shelley Mayer beat Republican Julie Killian in Tuesday’s special election, it wasn’t enough to gain control of the state Senate.

    While Democrats were happy that Shelley Mayer beat Republican Julie Killian in Tuesday’s special election, it wasn’t enough to gain control of the state Senate.

  • Trump signs budget deal, government reopens

    Trump signs budget deal, government reopens

    Friday, February 9 2018 11:12 AM EST2018-02-09 16:12:35 GMT
    Thursday, March 1 2018 11:14 AM EST2018-03-01 16:14:01 GMT

    Lawmakers were striving in the pre-dawn hours to reopen the federal government, shuttered since midnight.

    Lawmakers were striving in the pre-dawn hours to reopen the federal government, shuttered since midnight.

  • Trump's bipartisan State of the Union talk already long gone

    Trump's bipartisan State of the Union talk already long gone

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 10:46 AM EST2018-02-06 15:46:10 GMT
    Monday, February 26 2018 10:52 AM EST2018-02-26 15:52:08 GMT
    Trump is accusing Democrats of being 'un-American' and maybe even 'treasonous' for failing to cheer him in State of the Union speech.Trump is accusing Democrats of being 'un-American' and maybe even 'treasonous' for failing to cheer him in State of the Union speech.
    Trump is accusing Democrats of being 'un-American' and maybe even 'treasonous' for failing to cheer him in State of the Union speech.Trump is accusing Democrats of being 'un-American' and maybe even 'treasonous' for failing to cheer him in State of the Union speech.

    Trump is accusing Democrats of being 'un-American' and maybe even 'treasonous' for failing to cheer him in State of the Union speech.

    Trump is accusing Democrats of being 'un-American' and maybe even 'treasonous' for failing to cheer him in State of the Union speech.

  • Gov. Cuomo announces anti-discrimination initiatives

    Gov. Cuomo announces anti-discrimination initiatives

    Sunday, February 25 2018 5:34 PM EST2018-02-25 22:34:07 GMT

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order that bans all New York state agencies and authorities from conducting business with companies that tolerate or promote discrimination. 

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order that bans all New York state agencies and authorities from conducting business with companies that tolerate or promote discrimination. 

  • Edgemont could become village in March 13 vote

    Edgemont could become village in March 13 vote

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:51 PM EST2018-02-22 22:51:05 GMT
    Residents of the Edgemont hamlet in Greenburgh are one step closer to forming their own village.Residents of the Edgemont hamlet in Greenburgh are one step closer to forming their own village.
    Residents of the Edgemont hamlet in Greenburgh are one step closer to forming their own village.Residents of the Edgemont hamlet in Greenburgh are one step closer to forming their own village.

    Residents of the Edgemont hamlet in Greenburgh are one step closer to forming their own village. 

    Residents of the Edgemont hamlet in Greenburgh are one step closer to forming their own village. 

  • President delivers 1st State of the Union, WC residents wait for action

    President delivers 1st State of the Union, WC residents wait for action

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:23 PM EST2018-02-20 22:23:11 GMT
    President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, stirring mixed reactions among Westchester residents who tuned in.President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, stirring mixed reactions among Westchester residents who tuned in.

    President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, stirring mixed reactions among Westchester residents who tuned in.

    President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday night, stirring mixed reactions among Westchester residents who tuned in.

  • Date set for state Senate seat special election

    Date set for state Senate seat special election

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 11:20 AM EST2018-02-20 16:20:02 GMT
    A date is now set for a special election to fill Westchester County Executive George Latimer's old state Senate seat.A date is now set for a special election to fill Westchester County Executive George Latimer's old state Senate seat.

    A date is now set for a special election to fill Westchester County Executive George Latimer's old state Senate seat.

    A date is now set for a special election to fill Westchester County Executive George Latimer's old state Senate seat.

  • Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

    Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 5:38 AM EST2018-01-31 10:38:24 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:05 AM EST2018-02-20 12:05:05 GMT
    President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep open the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay.President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep open the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay.
    President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep open the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay.President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep open the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

    Trump orders U.S. military prison at Cuba's Guantanamo Bay to remain open and ready to accept enemy combatants.

    Trump orders U.S. military prison at Cuba's Guantanamo Bay to remain open and ready to accept enemy combatants.

  • Trump calls for optimism in spite of warnings of danger

    Trump calls for optimism in spite of warnings of danger

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 5:25 AM EST2018-01-31 10:25:56 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:26 AM EST2018-02-20 11:26:07 GMT
    Trump's State of the Union address mixes optimism amid a growing economy with warnings of danger from within and without.Trump's State of the Union address mixes optimism amid a growing economy with warnings of danger from within and without.

    Trump's State of the Union address mixes optimism amid a growing economy with warnings of danger from within and without.

    Trump's State of the Union address mixes optimism amid a growing economy with warnings of danger from within and without.

  • Republicans vote to release classified memo on Russia probe

    Republicans vote to release classified memo on Russia probe

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 6:52 AM EST2018-01-30 11:52:37 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 7:44 AM EST2018-02-19 12:44:04 GMT
    Brushing aside opposition from the Justice Department, Republicans on the House intelligence committee voted to release a classified memo that purports to show improper use of surveillance by the FBI and the Justice Department in the Russia investigation.Brushing aside opposition from the Justice Department, Republicans on the House intelligence committee voted to release a classified memo that purports to show improper use of surveillance by the FBI and the Justice Department in the Russia investigation.

    Republicans on the House intelligence committee have voted to release a four-page classified memo related to the Russia election meddling probe.

    Republicans on the House intelligence committee have voted to release a four-page classified memo related to the Russia election meddling probe.

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