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New York(NY) named #Wine region of the year

New York(NY) named #Wine region of the year

Updated: Monday, November 3 2014, 12:46 PM EST Mt. Kisco, N.Y. – Move over Sonoma – New York has been declared Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The publication cited the quality of New York wines, the tremendous growth of the industry and improved business climate. New York was selected over cities in France, Italy, Washington State…read more →

#NY license plate data raises privacy concerns

#NY license plate data raises privacy concerns

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Privately owned license-plate imaging systems are popping up around Rochester and upstate New York — in parking lots, shopping malls and, soon, on at least a few parts of the New York state Thruway. Most surprisingly, the digital cameras are mounted on cars and trucks driven by a small army of repo men. Shadowing a practice of U.S….read more →

NY to let teachers give #epinephrine injections

NY to let teachers give #epinephrine injections

Updated: Sunday, November 2 2014, 02:29 PM EST Albany, N.Y. (AP) — New York has created new rules allowing trained teachers to administer epinephrine injections to students facing medical emergencies. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed into law a measure expanded access to devices known as EpiPens commonly used to treat emergency asthma and allergy attacks. The regulations will allow…read more →

Nationally #Firefirghters sue siren makers for hearing #damage

Nationally #Firefirghters sue siren makers for hearing #damage

Updated: Saturday, November 1 2014, 09:57 PM EDT Buffalo, N.Y. (AP) — More than 190 Buffalo firefighters have joined thousands of firefighters across the country in suing siren makers over damage to their hearing. About 20 lawsuits filed in state court were moved to federal court in Buffalo a week ago. In the lawsuits, 193 individuals follow in the footsteps…read more →

#NewYork is imposing tougher penalties on #distracteddrivers

#NewYork is imposing tougher penalties on #distracteddrivers

Updated: Saturday, November 1 2014, 10:57 AM EDT Albany, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is imposing tougher penalties on motorists who use hand-held mobile phones while driving. Beginning Saturday, young and new drivers caught texting or using a cell phone without a hands-free device face a 120-day license suspension. A second offense will lead to a year-long suspension. More…read more →

#VirginGalactic reported #SpaceShipTwo space #tourism rocket has been lost

#VirginGalactic reported #SpaceShipTwo space #tourism rocket has been lost

Updated: Friday, October 31 2014, 06:53 PM EDT MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic reported that its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost in Southern California and the status of the pilots is unclear. The company tweeted Friday: “During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo.” The company founded by British billionaire…read more →

#Syracuse University is commenting on the #NCAA investigation

#Syracuse University is commenting on the #NCAA investigation

Updated: Saturday, November 1 2014, 12:17 AM EDT Syracuse, N.Y. — For the first time, Syracuse University is commenting on the NCAA investigation into its athletic program. Hearings were held Thursday and Friday in Chicago. The NCAA is looking into allegation of academic fraud. In a statement, Syracuse reiterated that the alleged infractions do not involve any current players. A…read more →

#NYC Speed Limit Lowered To 25 MPH

#NYC Speed Limit Lowered To 25 MPH

Updated: Saturday, August 9 2014, 11:25 AM EDT New York (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to lower New York City’s speed limit to 25 mph. Cuomo signed the law in Manhattan on Saturday. He was flanked by two traffic signs that read “Speed Limit 25” — down from the current 30. The new limit goes…read more →

#FDA Lifts Hold On experimental #Ebola #Drug

#FDA Lifts Hold On experimental #Ebola #Drug

Updated: Thursday, August 7 2014, 08:01 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities have eased safety restrictions on an experimental drug to treat Ebola, a move that could clear the way for its use in patients infected with the deadly virus. Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals said the Food and Drug Administration modified a hold recently placed on the company’s…read more →