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Justice Department To Expand Internal Inquiry After Top-Level Meeting With Trump

Updated at 7:58 p.m. ET The Justice Department is broadening its internal investigation into the FBI's Russia inquiry after a top-level meeting at the White House on Monday with President Trump. Inspector General Michael Horowitz will be asked to look into "any irregularities" with the "tactics concerning the Trump campaign," said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats met...

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State lawmakers to pick successor to attorney general

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ALBANY — The state Legislature was poised to vote for the temporary successor to fill the attorney general's position Tuesday, two weeks after Erie Schneiderman suddenly resigned amid allegations he physically abused four women he dated.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced that the Democrat-controlled Assembly and Republican-led Senate intend to cast a joint ballot starting at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Under state law, the full Legislature is required to vote on the attorney general's replacement should the job become vacant.

More Xerox news, but this time it's about a new product...a production printing press, that was developed with the help of engineers in Webster.

Plus, a survey on entrepreneurship by Paychex shows growth among small business start-ups, and Genesee Brewery celebrates its 140th birthday with a number of events, including an association with the Rochester Red Wings


The Boil Water Notice is no longer in effect for the Town of Ontario.

The New York State Department of Health has given the all clear for residents to resume their normal water use.

Repairs to the broken water main have been completed and service has been restored, according to the NYDOH.

It states bacteriological samples collected from the public water system on May 20th and 21st do not have coliform or E.coli bacteria present.

What happens when you can't find the book you really need? You write it! That's what one Rochester-native did, and you'll hear her story this week on Need to Know.

First hour: What would cities designed by women look like?

Second hour: Discussing the Reel Mind Theatre and Film Series

Police agencies were investigating a potential threat in the West Irondequoit School District Tuesday morning.

According to the district’s spokeswoman, Carol Crumlish, a student at Rogers Middle School had an online conversation with someone who claimed to be a Webster resident.

That person allegedly made threats against Rogers, and an alert was sent out to parents in the district.

JP Morgan Corporate Challenge

The 28th running of the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge is Tuesday, and for the second year in a row, it will be in downtown Rochester.  For much of its existence, the 3.5  mile road race was held in Highland Park, and then at RIT.

Spokesman Alan Tieueli says this year’s race has a slightly different course compared to last year, to have more of the race run on downtown streets.

The New York State Public Service Commission says that its staff, along with RG&E, NYSEG and other parties have a proposed settlement over the way the two utilities responded to the March 2017 windstorm.

The storm caused power outages to more than 250,000 customers and Governor Andrew Cuomo had ordered the PSC to investigate the way the two utilities had prepared and responded to that storm which left some customers without electricity for days.

Fighting tick-borne illnesses

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The state is stepping up efforts to control the tick population in an attempt to reduce the spread of Lyme disease.

That includes expanding deer treatment feeding stations that automatically apply tick treatment to deer as they eat.

And launching a new information program targeted at high-risk groups such as hunters and hikers.

Head of Infectious Diseases at the Rochester General Hospital, Dr. Edward Walsh says it would be beneficial if that campaign is expanded to include everyone, especially to those who live in areas where deer are present.

Matt Ryan New York Now

The Democrats and the Republicans are holding their events simultaneously, on May 23 and 24, with the Republicans in New York City and the Democrats in Long Island.

On Wednesday, the Republican Party is expected to nominate Marc Molinaro as its candidate for governor. Molinaro, the 42-year-old Dutchess County executive, has been in politics since he was a teenager, becoming the mayor of his hometown of Tivoli when he was 19.


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What The World Needs To Do After Venezuela's Vote

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Ted Piccone is a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution.

In the weeks since the Kilauea volcano began belching lava into Hawaii's residential areas, the fiery flow has destroyed dozens of structures and covered scores of acres on the Big Island. But authorities fear its destructive reach could ravage at least two more cornerstones of the state: its power supply and, a little less tangibly, its all-important tourism industry.

Weeks before President Trump and Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet for a daylong summit, there is growing uncertainty over how the meeting will go — or whether it will even take place.

The meeting was originally scheduled for June 12, but Trump now says it "may not work out" that day. "If it doesn't happen, maybe it will happen later," he said, after a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to discuss strategy.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with European Union Parliament President Antonio Tajani and other leaders on Tuesday, to discuss allegations that personal data of European Facebook users was misused.

The talks with also touch on the potential impact of social media and privacy worries on Europe's elections that are slated for next year.

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From the Inclusion Desk

Marsha King

Familiar sounds and movements can make difficult tasks seem easier because they are comforting. Through those associations, music can connect the mind to the soul.

Take Jason King, for example. “Jason has always been a handful,” said Marsha King about her 16-year-old son. “He was diagnosed with bipolar/ADHD when he was about 9.”

Jason has a 134 IQ and is as mature as a 10-12 year old. When Jason was 15, he was stabilized with medication and diagnosed with high functioning autism.

“One of the biggest issues he experiences is the ability to be flexible and follow direction to do things when he should,” his mother said.

However, Jason moves to the beat of Artists Unlimited. There, Jason can express himself because it gives him the opportunity to perform on stage, just like he does at home.

Andrea Francis

A 24-hour helpline for Rochester-area families with children on the autism spectrum will be place by July 1. It's one of the responses advocates say is needed after the death of Trevyan Rowe.

The 14-year-old, whose family said he had autism, died in the Genesee River after walking away from School 12 in March.

“As the parent of children with autism, that story really hit home hard,” said Andrea Francis of Farmington. “I think the community is still shaken up over it.”


The Arc of Monroe County is accepting applications for its Adult Project SEARCH program, which prepares adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for employment.

Kayt Davidson is director of transition services with Job Path at the Arc of Monroe.

She says the program focuses on employment readiness.


Editor's note: Parents are outraged at the apparent mismanagement of special education in the Rochester City School District. In the second of two stories about the district's special education program, the recent budget proposal aims to address some of parents' concerns, but some worry it doesn't go far enough.

In a lot of ways, this year’s school budget is like any other year. Almost $1 billion spread out across 53 schools and almost 30,000 kids. Positions added, positions cut, a deficit that needs balancing.

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