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President Barack Obama practices his pitching in the Rose Garden. Official White House Photo: Pete Souza
President Barack Obama practices his pitching in the Rose Garden. Official White House Photo: Pete Souza

Cooperstown preps for visit from President Obama

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Call it a walk-off home run for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

President Barack Obama is traveling to New York on Thursday to stress how tourism can lead to good-paying jobs, and he's delivering his speech inside the baseball mecca in Cooperstown.  Go to full article
STD rates among NY youth. Source: <a href="http://www.health.ny.gov/community/youth/development/docs/2014_nys_youth_sexual_health_plan.pdf">NYS Youth Sexual Health Plan</a>
STD rates among NY youth. Source: NYS Youth Sexual Health Plan

NY health department release youth sex health plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The state's health department is releasing a "Youth Sexual Health Plan" to address HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy prevention.

On Tuesday the health department said the plan is a guide to ensure that age-appropriate, medically accurate and unbiased sexual education programs are available to all youth in the state.  Go to full article
State Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush. Photo: Joanna Richards
State Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush. Photo: Joanna Richards

NY legislator Ken Blankenbush pushes violent offender registry law

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) An upstate New York legislator is calling for passage of Brittany's Law.

The measure, which has passed the state Senate, would create a registry of violent felony offenders similar to the sex offender registry, and it would be available to the public.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo (left) heads into his party convention with a substantial lead over GOP challenger Rob Astorino.
Gov. Cuomo (left) heads into his party convention with a substantial lead over GOP challenger Rob Astorino.

Poll shows big Cuomo lead heading into convention

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A poll released as New York state Democrats kick off their nominating convention shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo retaining a commanding lead over Republican candidate Rob Astorino.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday finds Cuomo with a 57 percent to 28 percent lead over Astorino, the Westchester County executive.  Go to full article

Supporters, opponents mark death law anniversary

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) No one has sped his or her own death by ingesting lethal medication in the first year Vermont's aid-in-dying law has been in effect. Officials say two people have requested and received the medications, but both died of other causes before taking them.

Supporters say the law is serving its purpose by giving people peace of mind and the knowledge that they have a choice in the final weeks of their lives.  Go to full article

Archaeologist pens new book on Fort William Henry

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) The longtime leader of archaeological digs at upstate New York 18th-century military sites has a new book out that details decades of excavations at Lake George.

"The Legacy of Fort William Henry" by David Starbuck was published recently by University Press of New England.  Go to full article

New mobile app helps hunters, anglers in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A free mobile application is now available to provide up-to-date information on fishing, hunting, wildlife watching and other outdoor activities in New York state.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the launch of the "New York Fish and Wildlife" app follows last week's Tourism Summit and coincides with the start of the summer travel season.  Go to full article
Democratic Assembly women held a press conference last June urging the Senate to act on the Women's Equality Act. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Democratic Assembly women held a press conference last June urging the Senate to act on the Women's Equality Act. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Senate Democrats reintroduce women's rights bills

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A series of bills that would protect women's rights is being reintroduced in the Senate after the package was derailed last year over a contentious late term abortion proposal.

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats are reintroducing the Women's Equality Act, a series of 10 bills that covers topics like reproductive rights, pay equity, sexual harassment, human trafficking and tougher order-of-protection laws in addition to other forms of discrimination against women.  Go to full article

Police: Man, boy killed by train were on trestle

KINGSBURY, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say the man and 6-year-old boy fatally struck by a New York City-bound Amtrak train were fishing on a narrow upstate trestle when they were killed.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Paul Wallach of Kingsbury had taken Jordan Catellier fishing Sunday evening on a rail trestle over a creek in their hometown, located 50 miles north of Albany.  Go to full article

Vermont 14-year-old heading to geo bee nationals

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) A Vermont teen is in Washington, D.C. to compete against 53 other middle school students in the 26th annual National Geographic Bee.

Fourteen-year-old Nicholas Norton of Essex earlier this month won the Vermont State Geo Bee in Middlebury and the chance to represent the state at the national competition, which starts Monday.  Go to full article

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