Battle between NY mayor, Uber heats up

2015-07-23 06:54

The battle between the NY mayor and Uber has heated up on the eve of a vote to limit the ride-hailing company's growth.

New York governor, officials head to Israel

2014-08-11 09:51

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and top state legislators are heading to Israel this week for a two-day visit as a "demonstration of solidarity" with that country in the conflict in Gaza, the Democratic governor has announced.

Probe begins after US train derails

2013-12-02 14:40

A derailed New York City commuter train has swiftly raised questions about whether excessive speed, mechanical problems or human error could have played a role.

Obama to present gun violence proposals

2013-01-15 22:09

President Barack Obama will reveal the details of how the US will address gun violence the White House has said.

Biden, top US gun lobby to meet

2013-01-10 17:02

The US vice president is confronting perhaps his toughest meeting on gun violence policies as he prepares to meet with the country's top gun lobby.

NY state: Thousands need housing

2012-11-04 17:42

Looming colder weather adds urgency to recovery efforts in areas hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.


Lady Gaga teams up with NYC Governor to urge sexual assault law change

2015-06-09 16:00

Lady Gaga has joined forces with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to pen an essay supporting a bill calling for better laws against sexual assault.

New York governor signs health dagga bill

2014-07-07 22:10

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he has signed legislation making New York the 23rd state to allow medical marijuana.

Teens target of cellphone blitz

2013-07-03 11:00

New York has introduced stiff new penalties for teenagers who send text messages while driving. SA roads might be a lot safer if the same law were enforced here.

Guns: Examine your conscience - Obama

2013-01-14 22:29

US President Barack Obama says he expects Congress to set aside politics when deciding on new gun proposals, adding that "members are going to have to examine their own conscience".

New US storm could mean evacuations

2012-11-06 09:07

New York state governor Andrew Cuomo has warned a new storm heading towards his state and neighbouring New Jersey, both still recovering from superstorm Sandy, could lead to new coastal evacuations.

NY subway operating at 80% - governor

2012-11-03 17:30

The New York City subway system is now operating along 80% of its network, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says.

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