Governor Cuomo is due today to announce his choice for the state’s next chief judge. The list of nominees Cuomo will choose from to lead the state’s highest court includes the first African American chief judge of the Court of Appeals, as well as a former US Attorney, who could be the state’s first Hispanic chief judge.
This week ministers from 190 nations are in Paris to hammer out a treaty to cut carbon dioxide emissions. It’s a geo-political gathering aimed at staving off the worst impacts of climate change – including sea level rise. Predictions of how high and how soon oceans will rise keep changing.
A handful of groups are getting together to push for changes to the state's voting laws. The organizations - like Common Cause Pennsylvania, the League of Women Voters, and the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group - say they're asking for modest changes.
Embattled state Attorney General Kathleen Kane's intermittent campaign against pornographic emails on public computers is about to intensify. A spokesman for Kane said she'll announce a team of special prosecutors Tuesday morning in Philadelphia.
Students at Ithaca College concluded a confidence vote on college president Tom Rochon yesterday. Rochon has faced criticism over his handling of recent racial incidents and accusations of top-down leadership.
A crowd of about 100 gathered in a ballroom on campus to hear student body president Dominick Recckio deliver the news.
After months-long investigations by the Secret Service in western New York, the feds have a warning for consumers and businesses about a scheme that uses stolen credit cards to buy reloadable gift cards.
Maple sugar operators, scientists and forest managers have known for years that the sugar maple is very sensitive to acid rain. So when the federal acid rain levels dropped levels dramatically after federal regulation, it could only mean good news for one iconic tree that found living with acid rain difficult -- right? A recent study published by the SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse shows that hypothesis doesn’t hold water.