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(AP & WXXI News) U.S. airlines have already canceled about 4,000 flights Monday and Tuesday as a late-winter storm is expected to dump enough snow to disrupt travel in the Northeast. 

Several flights have also been canceled at the Greater Rochester International Airport.

Tracking service FlightAware.com said late Monday morning that more than 1,100 flights on Monday and more than 2,800 on Tuesday had been canceled. 

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  NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Attorney in Manhattan was not commenting Friday after he was included on a list of prosecutors asked to submit resignation letters as Attorney General Jeff Sessions clears space for prosecutors that can be appointed by President Donald Trump.

It was not immediately clear if Preet Bharara, the top prosecutor in Manhattan, must resign. He met in November with Trump and was asked to stay on after Trump called New York Sen. Charles Schumer and told him he wanted to keep Bharara in the post.

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AUBURN, N.Y. (AP)  The newly designated Harriet Tubman national historic site in central New York has launched a crowdfunding campaign to buy a rare photograph of the 19th century abolitionist. 

Swann Galleries in New York City said earlier this year it would offer the photo for sale at its Manhattan auction house on March 30. Experts say the newly discovered photo of the Maryland-born Underground Railroad hero was taken in Auburn, New York, in the late 1860s. 

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the agency that investigates mistreatment of disabled people in state care refused to hand over thousands of records needed to complete a state audit.

DiNapoli on Monday called the decision by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs "troubling" and said it raises questions about its performance.

DiNapoli's office released a copy of the audit to The Associated Press a day before it is to be released publicly.

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A new report has found that jobs in health care have grown significantly in New York State. Researchers at the University of Albany determined that between 2000 and 2014 health care employment has more than doubled.

The Center for Health Workforce Studies says health care accounts for about 12 percent of total employment in the state and continues to grow faster than all other sectors.

 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of health care providers are asking state authorities for increased support for community-based services to help uninsured patients.

On Monday more than 900 community health care supporters will ask Albany lawmakers to preserve health care in federally qualified health centers , according to Community Health Care Association of New York State.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Victims of child sex abuse in New York say the political power of the Roman Catholic Church and other institutions is preventing lawmakers from passing a law that would relax one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on filing criminal charges and lawsuits.

The bill also would create a one-year window for lawsuits otherwise barred by the statute of limitations. The church says that provision would cause "catastrophic" financial harm to any institution that works with children.

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 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP & WXXI News) — New York's public education advocates were marching together in communities throughout the state Saturday to gain the attention of federal and state authorities.

Marches were held in Rochester, Schenectady, Kingston, New York City, Syracuse, and Wyandanch.

In Rochester, organizers say the march kicked off with a rally at the Liberty Pole, including speeches from students, teachers and community advocates, before continuing several blocks down Main Street to the Rochester City School District Central Office on Broad St. 

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State will soon launch a rebate designed to make electric vehicles more price competitive with traditional cars.

Officials said Friday they'll launch the initiative by April 1. The rebate of up to $2,000 will be available for zero-emission and plug-in electric hybrid vehicles.

The incentive is part of efforts to reduce automotive carbon emissions, the state's largest climate change contributor.

Environmentalists supported the rebate when it was approved last year.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Attorneys general from 18 states have signed onto a brief in support of a transgender teenager who wants to use the boys' bathroom at his Virginia high school.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Friday the friend-of-the-court brief was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday night. It argues that allowing transgender people to use bathrooms matching their gender identity creates no public safety or financial burdens.

The brief supports Gavin Grimm in a lawsuit against the school board in Virginia's Gloucester County.

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