ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) - A judge in New York has refused to dismiss a drugged-driving case against Kerry Kennedy. In a ruling filed before a Tuesday court session in the case, the judge wrote that Kennedy "cut a wide swath of danger and risk." Kennedy is the daughter of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy and the ex-wife of Governor Andrew Cuomo. She was arrested in July after her Lexus swerved into a tractor-trailer near her home north of New York City.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a deal with St. Regis Mohawk tribal leaders that ensures the Mohawks keep their exclusive casino territory in northern New York while paying the state $30 million in gambling proceeds that have been withheld. The plan calls for the state to remove the eight-county region proposed for placing three new casinos and the tribe to pay 25% of future gaming revenues to the state with shares going to the counties.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Details of a sexual harassment scandal that is hitting powerful Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are leading to more criticism of the investigation that appeared to stop at an already disgraced lawmaker. The state Joint Commission on Public Ethics investigated claims against Assemblyman Vito Lopez and reviewed a $103,000 secret settlement orchestrated by Silver and his stop staff to end the first claims.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The commander of New York's largest military complex tells state lawmakers that they shouldn't take the post for granted with Pentagon budget cuts looming. The Watertown Daily Times reports Major General Stephen Townsend told state senators that Fort Drum's soldiers are still active overseas and likely would continue to be so through next year, despite the continuing draw down of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
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