Eric Schneiderman

Former President Bill Clinton, left, administers the oath of office to New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, right, on the steps of City Hall Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NYC Mayor de Blasio takes formal oath at City Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Bill de Blasio took the oath of office administered by former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday, formally becoming the city’s 109th mayor while pledging to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda. […]

01/01/2014

Crowds pour into the Macy's Herald Square flagship store in New York.  (AP File Photo/John Minchillo)

Stores have free rein to recoup shoplifting losses

NEW YORK (AP) — Outside the view of paying customers, people accused of shoplifting at Macy’s huge flagship store are escorted by security guards to cells in “Room 140,” where they can be held for […]

12/16/2013

The North Korean Arirang smartphone.  (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

Carriers reject kill switch for stolen smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, has proposed installing a built-in anti-theft measure known as a “kill switch” that would render stolen or lost phones inoperable, but the nation’s […]

11/19/2013

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NY to judge: Unseal documents on ’71 Attica riot

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York’s attorney general has asked a state judge to release sealed documents about the 1971 riot and retaking of Attica state prison in an effort to reveal the full history […]

10/27/2013

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5C in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Prosecutors urge use of iPhone anti-theft system

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York and the mayor of London are urging iPhone users to download Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system that includes a feature they believe […]

09/18/2013

Donald Trump (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump calls NY attorney general a ‘political hack’

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump on Monday defended his Trump University as a booming success for student entrepreneurs and blasted New York’s attorney general, who called it a scam. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman shot […]

08/26/2013

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SF, NY officials to meet over cellphone thefts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Top law enforcement officials from San Francisco and New York plan to meet with some of the nation’s largest smartphone makers next week to help thwart the rise in cellphone thefts […]

06/05/2013

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. (AP Photo)

NY AG: 2 banks violated mortgage accord

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general says Wells Fargo and Bank of American have violated the terms of last year’s national mortgage settlement by failing hundreds of times to process refinancing requests promptly. […]

05/06/2013

US senators call on FDA to act on energy drinks

NEW YORK (AP) — Two U.S. senators on Friday again called on federal regulators to close what they say are loopholes that allow energy-drink makers to sell products with additives and high levels of caffeine […]

10/26/2012

NY probes energy drink industry

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York officials are investigating marketing and health claims made by several energy drink makers. A person familiar with the inquiry, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation hasn’t yet […]

08/28/2012

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