21, Oct 2014 - Albany, NY New York court to hear arguments that chimps are 'persons' with basic rights
ALBANY, N.Y. — A state appeals court will decide in coming weeks whether chimpanzees are entitled to "legal personhood" in a case that could lead to expanded rights for animals such as gorillas, elephants and dolphins, according to the lawyer advocating for a 26-year-old chimp named Tommy.
11, Oct 2014 - Albany, NY Court hears arguments that chimps have rights
Court hears arguments that chimps have rights A New York appeals court will decide in coming weeks whether chimpanzees are entitled to "legal personhood" in a case that could lead to expanded rights for animals such as gorillas, elephants and dolphins, according to the lawyer advocating for a 26-year-old chimp named Tommy. AP Wire albany (N.Y.) Oct 11, 2014 Attorney Steven Wise argued before a ...
11, Oct 2014 - Albany, NY N.Y. state lawmaker accused of abusing travel, campaign funds
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state assemblyman who is running unopposed for his 11th term in a district in the New York City borough of Queens was arrested on Wednesday on charges of stealing campaign funds and abusing the state's travel voucher system, authorities said. Democrat William Scarborough was arraigned hours later in Albany County Supreme Court. He pleaded not guilty to state ...
10, Oct 2014 - Fulton, NY Central NY police sergeant admits assault
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A central New York police sergeant has admitted in federal court that he assaulted a handcuffed man at the police station and filed a false report to cover it up.
09, Oct 2014 - Albany, NY Federal charges for pair in Amish kidnapping case
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York were charged Thursday in federal court with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography.
04, Apr 2014 - Albany, NY NY attorney general says e-book buyers getting settlement credits from publishers this week
ALBANY, N.Y. - Buyers of electronic books will get account credits this week from five publishers who reached settlements after states alleged they colluded to raise prices, New York's attorney general said Tuesday. Buyers who bought certain e-books from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo or Apple will automatically get partial refund credits in their e-book accounts. Notification emails to eligible ...
01, Apr 2014 - Judge approves deal between NY and Oneidas
ALBANY — A federal judge has approved a deal between the Oneida Indian Nation and New York that guarantees the tribe exclusive territory for their central New York casino and guarantees payments to the state of around $50 million annually.