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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The governor of New York is proposing to prohibit all employers from asking job applicants about their prior salary history.

The measure announced Tuesday by Democrat Andrew Cuomo would apply to the private and public sector.

It's one of the recommendations from a state report on the gap in compensation given to men and women doing the same type of work.

Right now women in New York state make 89 cents for every dollar made by a man in a similar position. Nationally, women make only 80 cents for every $1 made by a man in the same position.

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — The family of a race car driver fatally injured when struck by Tony Stewart's sprint car has apparently reached a settlement in its wrongful death lawsuit against the former NASCAR star.

According to a notice posted in federal court records on Monday, Judge David Hurd set an April 12 settlement hearing in Utica.


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Republican county executive from New York's Hudson Valley is formally kicking off his campaign for governor.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro plans to launch his campaign late Monday morning at the village hall in his hometown of Tivoli. His second campaign stop will be Monday afternoon in downtown Albany.

The 42-year-old father of three was elected county executive in November 2011. A former mayor of Tivoli, he has also served in the Dutchess County Legislature and the state Assembly.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York state passed a $168.3 billion state budget in the early hours Saturday that includes surcharges on taxi, Uber and Lyft rides in Manhattan and a new state sexual harassment policy written following the #MeToo movement.

The massive spending plan also sets out $1 billion in new education spending, investments in New York City subways and upstate water quality, along with new disclosure rules for online political ads.


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Advocates for New Yorkers with mental illness have delivered nearly 25,000 letters to state leaders urging them to find more funding for community housing for those with significant mental health challenges.


Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed an additional $10 million to expand community housing programs for the mentally ill but advocates say much more money is needed. 

DETROIT (AP) — The last team selected for the field of 68 is going to the round of 16.

Tyus Battle had 17 points and Oshae Brissett scored 15, lifting 11th-seeded Syracuse to a 55-53 win over third-seeded Michigan State on Sunday and into the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.

Cassius Winston missed an opportunity to win the game for the Spartans with a shot from about 45 feet just before the buzzer. The Spartans, flummoxed by Syracuse's 2-3 zone, didn't make a basket in the last 5:41.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There's a new state panel investigating how New York's pension system can pull investments in fossil fuel companies.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced the creation of the "Decarbonization Advisory Panel" earlier this month.

Made up of experts form the investment, energy, environmental and legal industries, the panel will advise DiNapoli on ways the state's more than $200 billion pension system can reduce its investments in fossil fuel companies while increasing investments in clean energy.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo was convicted on corruption charges Tuesday at a trial that further exposed the state capital's culture of backroom deal-making.

A federal jury in Manhattan found Joseph Percoco guilty of two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and one count of soliciting bribes after deliberating for parts of three weeks.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Leading the Bills to their first playoff appearance in 18 years wasn't enough for Tyrod Taylor to secure his long-term future in Buffalo.

The Bills are starting over at quarterback after agreeing to trade their three-year starter to the Cleveland Browns on Friday, according to two people with direct knowledge of the trade. Cleveland is sending its first pick in the third round to Buffalo.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State has moved its fall 2018 primary election date back two days so it doesn't interfere with the anniversary of 9/11 or the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that he has signed into law a measure moving the date of the primary election from Tuesday, Sept. 11 to Thursday, Sept. 13.

Lawmakers approved the date change earlier this month.