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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has told labor officials to gather input on the practice of scheduling retail and other workers with short notice. The results could shape potential regulation.

Cuomo said Saturday the Labor Department will hold hearings on what's known as "on-call," ''just-in-time" and "call-in" scheduling. Worker advocates say it can leave employees scrambling for child care and uncertain of their paychecks.

The Democratic governor says four hearings around the state this fall will help craft "sensible protections" for workers.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP & WXXI News)  Some 8 million New Yorkers were affected by the massive cyberattack targeting the credit monitoring company Equifax. 

The figure comes from the office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who on Friday launched an investigation into the massive breach. 

In total, the cyberattack targeting the credit monitoring company exposed data belonging to 143 million Americans including Social Security numbers, birthdates and driver's license numbers. 

Schneiderman says his office aims to ``get to the bottom'' of how the breach occurred. 


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's ban on assisted suicide stands after the state's highest court rejected arguments from terminally ill patients who want the right to seek life-ending drugs from a doctor.

The Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that state lawmakers had a rational reason for passing a ban on assisted suicide and that the ban doesn't violate the state constitution.

The case was brought by patients and advocates who say New Yorkers with a terminal illness shouldn't have to suffer needlessly.


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A coalition of more than 100 nonprofit community service organizations is urging New York's congressional delegation to reject proposed budget cuts to food stamps, Medicaid and other social programs.

The group wrote to the state's federal lawmakers Thursday asking them to fight the cuts, which they said would devastate services for the most vulnerable residents.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A New York lawmaker wants to rechristen a state park named after Donald Trump to honor a woman killed while protesting white nationalists last month.

Democratic Queens Assemblywoman Nily Rozic announced legislation Wednesday that would rename Donald J. Trump State Park the Heather D. Heyer State Park.

Heyer was killed when a car plowed into counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman say New York will sue over President Donald Trump's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children. 

The two Democrats say ending the program allowing hundreds of thousands of immigrants to remain in the United States is cruel and unwarranted. 

BARKER, N.Y. (AP) — Multiple state and federal agencies are assisting in the search for three kayakers who went missing while on Lake Ontario in upstate New York.

The Somerset Police Department says the three men were last seen leaving a boat launch at Golden Hills State Park in Barker Monday afternoon. Police say the men were reported missing around 6 p.m.

The U.S. Coast Guard has deployed three boats and is coordinating with a Canadian rescue team. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is assisting in the search on the shoreline.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  New York State had more jobs last year than at any time since the Great Recession, though upstate regions continue to struggle, according to a new report on employment published Monday by NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. 

The figures, first reported by The Associated Press, show that more than 9.12 million New Yorkers worked a job in 2016, the highest since 2008, when there were 9.14 million people employed in the state. The statewide unemployment rate last year was 4.8 percent, the lowest in nine years. 

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NEW YORK (AP & WXXI News) — John Ashbery, an enigmatic genius of modern poetry whose energy, daring and boundless command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights, died early Sunday at age 90.

Ashbery, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and often mentioned as a Nobel candidate, died at his home in Hudson, New York. His husband, David Kermani, said his death was from natural causes.

Ashbery was a native of the Rochester area, and grew up on a farm in Sodus.


WASHINGTON (AP)  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is raising speculation that Harriet Tubman's future on the $20 bill could be in jeopardy.  Tubman spent many years living in Auburn, NY.