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NEW YORK (AP) — An upstate New York woman says in a federal lawsuit that she was sexually harassed by a state employee, and the governor knew and did nothing to stop it.

The governor's office denies the allegations.

Lisa Marie Cater says former Empire State Development Corp. Regional President William "Sam" Hoyt helped her get a job at the department of motor vehicles, and then used that as an excuse to harass and assault her, starting in 2015.

She says he would call, text and email her inappropriately. She says he sent her a nude image and groped her.

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Casey Hayward made two of the Chargers' five interceptions during a horrific first half by Buffalo rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman, and Los Angeles cruised to a 54-24 victory over the slumping Bills on Sunday.


NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says former Democratic President Bill Clinton should have resigned over his sexual affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky 20 years ago.

The New York Democrat made the remark in an interview with The New York Times that was published on its website Thursday after being asked if she believed Clinton should have stepped down at the time.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal recovery aid will be coming to Lake Ontario shoreline communities after President Donald Trump issued a major disaster declaration for spring and summer flooding.

The declaration issued Tuesday includes Niagara, Orleans, Wayne, Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

It omits two lakefront counties, Monroe and Cayuga, but says additional designations could be added later if warranted.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Mark Ingram scored a career-best three touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints won their seventh straight game by plowing through a porous Buffalo Bills defense in a 47-10 rout on Sunday.

Alvin Kamara also had a 3-yard touchdown rushing as the Saints blew the game open by scoring five times on their first six possessions, not including a one-play series to close the first half. Ingram finished with 131 yards rushing by scoring twice from 3 yards , and another on a 1-yard plunge.

The Saints finished with 298 yards rushing and 32 first downs.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana.

The PTSD bill was part of a package of legislation that Cuomo signed Saturday to mark Veterans Day.

The Democratic governor said 19,000 New Yorkers with PTSD could be helped by medical marijuana.

He said the potential beneficiaries include veterans as well as police officers and survivors of domestic violence, crime and accidents.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor says his administration is implementing regulations that require employers to pay workers extra when they're called in at the last minute.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the state Department of Labor's new regulations address the practice of scheduling retail and other workers with short notice.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP)  A local woman has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for fatally beating her boyfriend's 3-year-old daughter and preventing others from seeking medical care for her. 

A judge in Rochester sentenced 25-year-old Erica Bell on Wednesday morning for second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter. Bell didn't speak in court. 

Prosecutors say Bell punched Brook Stagles in the stomach three times last November. The girl later died in the hospital of a systemic infection from a burst intestine. 

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(AP & WXXI News) William Dudley will retire as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York next year. 

The retirement will open the way for new leadership of the system's largest reserve bank. Dudley's term ends in 2019 and he plans the retirement for the middle of 2018 to make sure a successor is in place. 

Dudley is a close ally of Fed Chair Janet Yellen, who is being replaced by Jerome Powell when her term ends in February. 

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Mornings will be slightly lighter after turn the clocks back an hour Sunday.

However, an earlier sunset and darkness can lead to an increase in pedestrians killed or seriously injured by vehicles as daylight savings time ends.

Elizabeth Carey, spokesperson with AAA says  it’s the responsibility of both the driver and pedestrians to keep themselves safe.