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Senator Malcolm A. Smith. Photo: New York State Senate
Senator Malcolm A. Smith. Photo: New York State Senate

Untranslated tapes could stall NY corruption trial

NEW YORK (AP) The corruption trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith and two others may be stalled due to 300 untranslated Yiddish recordings. The New York Times says federal prosecutors didn't' turn over the recordings to defense lawyers until the trial was well underway.

They were made or received by Moses Stern, a Rockland County developer turned government informer.  Go to full article
Ubu Ale: an artisan brew from Lake Placid Craft Brewing. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabine01/3875859563/">Tricia G.</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Ubu Ale: an artisan brew from Lake Placid Craft Brewing. Photo: Tricia G., Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY announces boost for hops research, wine tasting

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York is giving sales tax exemptions for winery tastings and funding for hops and malting barley research.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday $350,000 will be dedicated to research on key brewing ingredients to help specialists understand different varieties that work best for the state's agriculture.  Go to full article
A rally to support a bill to label GMO foods in Connecticut last year. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctsenatedems/8777078498/">CT Senate Democrats</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A rally to support a bill to label GMO foods in Connecticut last year. Photo: CT Senate Democrats, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Grocers sue Vermont over GMO food label law

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Grocery Manufacturers Association and other industry groups have challenged a Vermont law that requires the labeling of food made with genetically modified organisms.

The federal lawsuit, filed Thursday in Burlington, had been expected since Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the state's GMO labeling law last month, making Vermont the first in the nation to require the labeling.  Go to full article
Corn field. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/planmygreen/2675568751/">Rastoney</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Corn field. Photo: Rastoney, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

New York is central in genetically modified-food label debate

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Agricultural, food and beverage companies are spending millions of dollars to defeat legislation to require labels on food containing genetically modified crops in New York, highlighting the state's pivotal role in debates about what Americans should know about the products they consume.

Supporters argue people should know if food contains GMO ingredients. Opponents say GMOs are safe and that labels will increase prices while unnecessarily frightening consumers.  Go to full article
NY Capitol. Photo: Trevor Alfred
NY Capitol. Photo: Trevor Alfred

16 arrested for New York state Capitol protest

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State police say they've arrested 16 members of a disability rights advocacy group after they disrupted legislative work in the Assembly and remained in the Capitol after its 7 p.m. closing time.

Protesters from the Center for Disability Rights stormed the chamber Wednesday afternoon to push for action on legislation that would allow a new category of caregiver for the disabled. Advocates say inaction by the Legislature is keeping New York state from getting $350 million in federal funding.  Go to full article
Berkshire blue cheese at New Amsterdam Market. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/susievision/4742362698">Susie Wyshak</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Berkshire blue cheese at New Amsterdam Market. Photo: Susie Wyshak, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

US Senators say FDA cheese rule hurts New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's U.S. senators are urging the Food and Drug Administration to issue better guidance for cheese aging, arguing that New York cheese makers will be hurt if they can't use wooden boards to age their cheese.

Democratic senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday said artisanal cheese makers in upstate New York are affected by the FDA's interpretation of a rule that could require costly changes to production.  Go to full article

NY Assembly OKs yogurt as official state snack

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York is one step closer to making yogurt its official state snack. The state's Assembly endorsed the measure 85-1 on Wednesday. The legislation passed the Senate last month and now goes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for consideration.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/abardwell/82371497/">Andrew Bardwell</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Andrew Bardwell, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY Senate passes tougher drunk driving penalties

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's Senate has passed a measure that would toughen penalties for multiple driving while intoxicated convictions.

Under the measure, a person convicted of three or more DWIs within 15 years would be charged with a Class D felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kelleys/1286694297">Brian Kelley</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Brian Kelley, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY Senate votes to make "revenge porn" illegal

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) It would be illegal in New York to disseminate private, explicit photos of another person without their consent under legislation that's been endorsed by the state's Senate.

The Senate voted Wednesday to outlaw so-called "revenge porn," which is the practice of posting nude photos online without permission, to humiliate or harass the subject.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/intelfreepress/8598246170/">Intel Free Press</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Intel Free Press, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Shumlin to sign ban on cellphones while driving

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is expected to sign a ban on using hand-held cellphones and other electronic devices while driving.  Go to full article

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