ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Owners of a wedding venue who were fined $13,000 for violating the state's anti-discrimination law argued Monday that they should be legally allowed to follow their Christian faith.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are wobbling in afternoon trading Monday as the market comes off its biggest weekly gain of the year. Pfizer and Allergan slipped after announcing a deal to combine and create the largest drug company in the world.
Highly visible police officers on horseback who patrol crowded sites like New York's Times Square are an essential part of the city's high alert in the wake of the deadly Paris attack, police officials said on Wednesday. Days after the New York Police Department deployed its new counter terrorism team and flashed a "show of force" to ward off potential attacks, it unveiled a new $30 million hay-filled headquarters for its 52-horse, 100-officer mounted unit on the ground floor of a luxury building on Manhattan's trendy far West Side. Gleaming gold finials atop the same brand of stalls used by the Queen of England and a manure disposal system specially designed by the city Sanitation Department to contain smells are among the features of the 26,000-square foot (2,415-square meter) space, said Inspector Barry Gelbman.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Bill Liblick was shocked to learn that his sister, a disabled woman with the mind of a 1-year-old, had repeatedly been sexually assaulted at a state-run group home. Then, after her death, he was astonished again when he received a $1.6 million bill from the state for the cost of her care.
Providers of temporary housing for North Dakota's oilfield workers are fighting a plan by the state's energy capital to evict their "man camps," fearing it could set an example for others and add to the sector's woes caused by a global commodity slump. Earlier this month, the Williston City Commission voted 3-2 in favor of an ordinance that would deny "man camps" occupancy permit extensions beyond July 2016. Should the ordinance pass in a final vote on Nov. 24, which appears likely, it would mark the first time since the U.S. shale boom began in 2008 that a community has evicted a "man camp," though other communities in Texas and North Dakota have blocked their arrival or expansion.
Philadelphia's district attorney says training in respect and workplace civility has benefited three staff prosecutors who were involved in a circle that exchanged sexually explicit and raunchy emails while working for the state attorney general's office.