Nation Oct 18Is Facebook really ready for the 2020 election?
Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted — repeatedly — that it’s learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter…
Politics Oct 17Scammers seize on US election, but it’s not votes they want
American voters face an especially pivotal, polarized election this year, and scammers here and abroad are taking notice — posing as fundraisers and pollsters, impersonating candidates and campaigns, and launching fake voter registration drives. It’s not votes they’re after, but…
Politics Oct 24WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez questioned Zuckerberg about false political ads. Facebook is now defending its policy
During a hearing Wednesday, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook would "probably" allow candidates to buy ads making false claims about their opponents.
Nation Aug 20New York, 2 other states sue over Trump rule on immigrant benefits
The states join a growing list of entities suing over the rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers.
Nation Aug 14WATCH: Lawsuit filed against Archdiocese of New York over church sex abuse
A flurry of sex abuse lawsuits were filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases that had been blocked by an old statute of limitations.
Nation Aug 11Epstein: How he died and what it means for his accusers
Financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York, officials said Saturday. His death angered some accusers who had hoped to confront him in court and see him serve a long prison sentence.
Politics Jul 08New York law could force disclosure of Trump’s state tax returns
The law New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Monday could give Congress a way around the president's refusal to release his returns.
Nation Jun 14New York ends religious exemption for vaccines amid measles outbreak
The law takes effect immediately but will give unvaccinated students up to 30 days after they enter a school to show they've had the first dose of each required immunization.
Politics May 22New York puts Democrats a step closer to getting Trump’s state tax returns
The legislation would allow the leaders of the House and Senate committees to get access to any New York state tax returns filed by elected officials and top appointed officials.
Nation Apr 17Fashion capital New York considers banning sale of fur
New York City lawmakers are pushing a measure that would ban the sale of all new fur products in the city that was once the mecca of the fur business -- manufacturing up to 80% of the fur coats made…