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Over 580,000 customers still without power after Hurricane Ireneupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 14:17:00

Slightly more than 580,000 customers from North Carolina to Maine are still without power as a result of the damage caused by Hurricane Irene, according to estimates released Friday by the U.S. Department of Energy.

DA will not pursue perjury charges against former NY governorupdated: Sun May 22 2011 00:28:00

Prosecutors will not pursue perjury charges against former New York Gov. David A. Paterson, who was accused of lying about accepting free tickets to the 2009 World Series, according to the district attorney.

NYC snow cleanup slowdown?updated: Fri Dec 31 2010 11:16:00

NYC councilman Daniel Halloran tells American Morning that sanitation workers "wanted to send a message to the mayor."

NYC mayor to probe claims that workers delayed snow cleanupupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 11:16:00

Days after a monster blizzard blanketed much of the northeastern U.S., New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he will investigate whether sanitation workers intentionally delayed cleanup efforts over frustrations regarding citywide budget cuts.

Well-known governors prepare to leave officeupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 05:43:00

Beginning Saturday and continuing over the next few weeks, some of the nation's most prominent governors will be leaving office as a new crop of state chief executives are sworn in.

Birthers, the story that won't go awayupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 05:43:00

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie seeks to put to an end the presidential birth skeptic theories.

Governor regrets not informing victim's family before commuting killerupdated: Mon Dec 27 2010 07:15:00

A day after commuting the sentence of a man convicted of killing an unarmed teenager during a racially charged confrontation, New York Gov. David A. Paterson said he regretted not informing the victim's family first.

Paterson speaks with Cicciaro familyupdated: Mon Dec 27 2010 07:15:00

New York's governor says he regrets not informing the victim's family before freeing the man who killed him.

NY governor commutes prison sentence in fatal shootingupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 19:38:00

Gov. David A. Paterson commuted the prison sentence Thursday of a man convicted of killing an unarmed teenage boy during a racially charged confrontation, officials said.

N.Y. governor fined for accepting free World Series ticketsupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 14:38:00

A New York state ethics board has fined Gov. David A. Paterson $62,125 for "soliciting, accepting and receiving" five free World Series tickets from the New York Yankees in 2009.

New York governor pauses 'fracking'updated: Mon Dec 13 2010 12:24:00

New York Gov. David Paterson has signed an executive order halting the controversial natural gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing until July 1. The process --- also known as "fracking" -- has come under scrutiny because of its alleged harmful effects on underground drinking water and the environment -- although industry leaders have insisted it's safe.

'Fracking' yields fear in Northeastupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 12:24:00

Activists in Damascus, Pennsylvania are calling for stricter drilling regulations in Pennsylvania and New York.

New York could be first state to ban controversial drilling practiceupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 14:27:00

New York could be the first state in the country to impose a limited ban on a controversial method of drilling for natural gas.

Protesters rally against, for planned Islamic center in New Yorkupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 10:08:00

With chants and banners, opponents of the planned construction of an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero faced off Sunday with demonstrators in favor of the facility.

Dueling rallies over NYC mosqueupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 10:08:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti covers rallies for and against a proposed mosque and Islamic center near ground zero.

NY Governor: Wounds of 9/11 not healedupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 05:18:00

New York Gov. David Paterson talks about the controversial proposed Islamic center and mosque near ground zero.

Paterson proposes finding compromise site for Islamic centerupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 05:18:00

New York Gov. David Paterson says he'd like to discuss plans for an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero in Manhattan with its developers to see whether a compromise site can be found.

Former Paterson aide charged with assaultupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 10:52:00

A former aide to New York Gov. David Paterson, whose alleged attack on a former girlfriend led to cover-up allegations against the governor, has been charged with assault, authorities said Thursday.

Report concludes NY governor committed no crimeupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 18:08:00

New York Gov. David Paterson should not face charges involving alleged attempts to cover up domestic violence claims against a former aide, a retired judge appointed to investigate Paterson's actions concluded in a report issued Wednesday.

Paterson begins vetoes of New York state budget additionsupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 00:29:00

New York Gov. David Paterson said Monday that he would veto 6,900 budget additions approved earlier in the day by the state legislature.

CNNMoney: Get ready for $11-a-pack cigarettesupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 06:44:00

New York City smokers already pay the highest cigarette taxes in the nation, but a new state law will push those taxes even higher this summer.

Republicans stop feared New York State government shutdownupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 20:51:00

Three Republican New York state senators crossed party lines Monday and voted "yes" for a week long budget extension, stopping the threat of a government shut down in the state.

New York government prepares to shut downupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 21:05:00

After five months of negotiations, ten emergency budget extensions and a threat of a government shutdown, New York lawmakers were still not close to approving a new budget, Gov. David Paterson's office said Friday.

More trouble for Gov. Patersonupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 01:40:00

The resignation of David Paterson's communications director is the latest in a string of problems. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

Independent counsel named in investigations of New York governorupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 01:40:00

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has appointed a former chief judge of the State Appellate Court to oversee two investigations of Gov. David Paterson.

N.Y. State Police loses second chief in 2 weeksupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 13:50:00

New York state's top police official announced Wednesday he was quitting, the second acting superintendent to step down in as many weeks.

Intriguing people for March 5, 2010updated: Fri Mar 05 2010 10:43:00

David Paterson: The New York governor's communications director, Peter Kauffman, resigned Thursday.

Paterson faces ethics charges over World Series ticketsupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 20:18:00

New York's Commission on Public Integrity is charging Gov. David Paterson with an ethics violation for accepting free tickets to the first game of last year's World Series, the commission said Wednesday.

Why won't Paterson resign?updated: Wed Mar 03 2010 20:18:00

CNN's Jack Cafferty asks: Why do you suppose New York Governor David Paterson won't just resign?

Embattled New York Gov. Paterson says he won't resignupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 22:02:00

Troubled New York Democratic Gov. David Paterson, who recently abandoned his quest for a full term, said Monday he will not resign his office.

Women's group asks Paterson to resignupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 21:49:00

The National Organization for Women's New York chapter called for embattled Gov. David Paterson's resignation Tuesday after a report alleging that he asked two staff members to call a woman who accused a governor's aide of assault.

Troubled NY governor won't run for full termupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 15:57:00

New York Gov. David Paterson said Friday that he will not seek election to a full term in office.

Paterson rips the pressupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 13:38:00

As rumors of misconduct fly about New York Governor David Paterson, he slams the media's behavior.

Media play fast, loose with Times' Paterson storyupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 13:38:00

"Dewey Defeats Truman," "Kerry's Choice: Dem Picks Gephardt," and, now, "Looming Paterson Scandal Involves Affair with N.Y. Woman" -- if and when The New York Times reports it. Or not.

CNNMoney: 'Cash for Appliances' coming to a state near youupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 13:15:00

A government program that gives consumers rebates on purchases of energy-efficient household appliances is ramping up in states across the country.

'Outrageous rumors,' Gov. saysupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 08:37:00

New York Gov. David Paterson says media reports about a sex scandal and corruption are "rumors."

Gov. Paterson: Somebody is after meupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 08:37:00

Those lurid rumors flying around about New York Gov. David Paterson? "None of this is true. It's a flat-out lie," he said in a wide-ranging interview with CNN's Larry King on Thursday night.

CNNMoney: Budget ax falls on New Yorkupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 17:15:00

New York's governor unveiled a painful budget plan Tuesday that slashes services, raises fees and takes some unusual steps to close a yawning $7.4 billion fiscal gap.

Percy Sutton, trailblazing businessman, dies at 89updated: Sun Dec 27 2009 20:34:00

Civil rights attorney Percy Sutton, who represented Malcolm X and became an influential New York politician and broadcaster, has died at age 89, associates said Sunday.

Same-sex marriage bill voted down in New York Senateupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 08:26:00

Gov. David Paterson pledged to keep fighting for same-sex marriage in New York after the state Senate on Wednesday killed a bill that would have legalized the practice.

New York's Gov. Paterson declares H1N1 state of emergencyupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 21:12:00

Broadening the number of health care professionals who can administer vaccine, New York Gov. David Paterson issued a sweeping executive order Thursday officially declaring a state of emergency due to the increase in H1N1 cases, including 75 H1N1-related deaths in New York state.

New York suspends mandatory flu shotsupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 10:28:00

New York public health workers will no longer be required to be vaccinated against both the seasonal and H1N1 flu virus, state officials announced Thursday, prompted by a vaccine shortage.

Swine flu vs. seasonal fluupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 05:57:00

How much more virulent is the swine flu than the regular seasonal flu? Kitty Pilgrim reports.

New York suspends mandatory flu shots for health workersupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 05:57:00

New York public health workers will no longer be required to be vaccinated against both the seasonal and H1N1 flu virus, state officials announced Thursday, prompted by a vaccine shortage.

New York governor on 2010 bid: 'I'm blind but I'm not oblivious'updated: Sun Sep 27 2009 14:23:00

Embattled New York Gov. David Paterson vowed Sunday he won't give in to White House pressure to drop out of next year's election, insisting, "I am not failing to stand up for my party."

Commentary: Obama's NY week starts shakilyupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 07:48:00

On the international stage, this week is President Obama's most important since taking office.

Bill Clinton: Health care battle not about raceupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 11:46:00

While some criticism targeting President Obama is racially motivated, the fight over health care isn't, former President Clinton told CNN.

LKL: Bill Clintonupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 11:46:00

Larry King talks with President Clinton about a variety of topics including the accusations of racism in Washington.

Federal report details abuse at New York juvenile centersupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 16:13:00

A new federal report says employees at four New York state juvenile residential centers have been responsible for abuse resulting in concussions, broken bones and even one death.

Strip clubs, marijuana eyed during budget crunchupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 16:06:00

With their budgets teetering on bankruptcy, states are digging deep to find creative ways to ease their financial woes.

Rangel seeks federal probe into N.Y. friendly-fire police deathsupdated: Sun Jun 07 2009 10:26:00

Rep. Charles Rangel said he is satisfied with the steps New York police are taking in response to the death of Officer Omar Edwards, but renewed his call for a federal investigation into instances of police friendly fire.

Fortune: The government's new definition of richupdated: Tue May 05 2009 12:09:00

Are you rich? If you make $250,000 a year, President Obama and Gov. David Paterson of New York think you are. The SEC disagrees. It tells financial firms that a high-net-worth individual is someone with at least $750,000 parked at a particular institution or someone the firm "reasonably believes" to have a net worth exceeding $1.5 million.

New York governor to push same-sex marriage billupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 15:57:00

Saying "the time has come," Gov. David Paterson announced Thursday he will introduce a bill in the state legislature to legalize same-sex marriage in New York.

New York governor to propose legalizing same-sex marriageupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 17:19:00

Gov. David Paterson will announce plans Thursday to introduce same-sex marriage legislation in the state Assembly, according to an assemblyman who was asked to be present for the announcement.

CNNMoney: N.Y. governor fires 8,900 state workersupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 18:31:00

New York Governor David Paterson ordered 8,900 state layoffs after employee unions refused concessions.

N.Y. drops proposed taxes on iTunes, haircutsupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 01:39:00

New York has scrapped a proposal that would have raised taxes on items such as sugary soft drinks, iTunes downloads and haircuts, Gov. David Paterson said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: States counting on their slice of $787Bupdated: Mon Feb 16 2009 11:08:00

Though not quite as generous as first envisioned, the federal stimulus package funnels a nice chuck of change to states to help them deal with their yawning budget gaps.

Schneider: Senate appointments highlight messy processupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 10:37:00

Since the election last November, five vacant Senate seats have been filled by appointments. Awkwardly.

Source: Paterson was not going to pick Kennedy for Senate seatupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 23:16:00

Gov. David Paterson had no intention of appointing Caroline Kennedy to fill the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton, a source close to the New York governor told CNN Thursday.

People.com: Caroline Kennedy Drops Out of Bid for Senateupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 11:59:00

Citing "personal reasons," the former first daughter will not seek Hillary Clinton's Senate seat

Caroline Kennedy says she's best for the jobupdated: Mon Dec 29 2008 22:22:00

After weeks of criticism that she was being too elusive, Senate hopeful Caroline Kennedy is now talking about why she believes she is the best person for the job.

Commentary: Caroline Kennedy hasn't earned Senate seatupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 15:35:00

Judging by the screaming newspaper headlines and the steamy ecstasy of the gossip columns, people from other worlds might presume that it has already come to pass: that a woman who happens to be named Caroline Kennedy was pole-vaulted above the crowd and sent with magic wand and golden slippers to the U.S. Senate from New York, in the hope of saving the Empire State and bringing goodness to all its inhabitants.

Caroline Kennedy's public campaign may box in Patersonupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 17:43:00

Caroline Kennedy is on a public campaign for Sen. Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, which may make it difficult for New York Gov. David Paterson not to send President John F. Kennedy's only living child to Washington.

Rep. King vies for senate seatupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 17:43:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to New York Rep. Peter King about why he could beat Caroline Kennedy in an election.

Commentary: Why we need an obesity taxupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 17:09:00

Like many New Yorkers, I remember a time when nearly everyone smoked. In 1950, Collier's reported that more than three-quarters of adult men smoked. This epidemic had a devastating and long-lasting impact on public health.

Paterson's tax-hike proposal draws jeers in New Yorkupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 00:14:00

A budget plan by Gov. David Paterson that would plug budget shortfalls by slashing spending and raising taxes on items from sugary soft drinks to iTunes downloads is drawing criticism in New York.

CNNMoney: Soda tax, tuition hikes: State budget cuts stingupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 22:12:00

An 18% sales tax on non-diet soda. A 14% hike in public college tuition. The elimination of a tax rebate for homeowners.

NY governor upset with SNLupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 10:26:00

New York Gov. David Paterson, who is legally blind, is not happy with how SNL portrayed him over the weekend.

People.com: Caroline Kennedy to Seek Clinton's Senate Seatupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 08:20:00

The daughter of Camelot will request the appointment, says New York's governor

Bill Clinton not interested in wife's Senate seatupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 11:02:00

Former President Bill Clinton has no interest in replacing his wife in the U.S. Senate, his spokesman said, adding any speculation that he would be interested is "completely false."

Bill Clinton mentioned for wife's Senate seatupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 18:28:00

After eight years as senator from New York, Hillary Clinton is trading places, moving from Congress to the incoming administration.

Obama cites Clinton's abilitiesupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 18:28:00

President-elect Barack Obama says his selection of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state is a sign to the world.

CNNMoney: Governors disagree on bailoutupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 14:59:00

Governors and mayors disagreed Wednesday on whether the U.S. government should stimulate the economy by bailing out states with battered budgets.

Time.com: WTC Owners Rewrite Expectations at Ground Zeroupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 13:00:00

The owners of the World Trade Center site scaled back designs for a multibillion-dollar transit hub Thursday and delayed several projects by up to two years, but said costs will still be more than $1 billion over budget

World Trade Center won't be rebuilt by 2011, owner saysupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 01:08:00

Reconstruction of the World Trade Center site is over budget and won't be finished by the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that destroyed the twin towers, the owners reported Monday.

Time.com: NY Alters Policy on Gay Marriageupdated: Thu May 29 2008 00:00:00

New York's new governorupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 13:37:00

David Paterson was sworn in Monday as the 55th governor of New York.

Report: New York governor, wife admit to past infidelitiesupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 01:31:00

New York Gov. David Paterson, who took over the state's top job Monday after Eliot Spitzer resigned amid a prostitution scandal, has admitted he and his wife Michelle had affairs during a rough patch in their marriage several years ago, a newspaper reported.

Four die in New York crane collapseupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 16:35:00

Emergency workers on Sunday continued searching for victims or survivors of a crane collapse that killed four construction workers and injured 17 others at a four-story townhouse in Manhattan.

Crane crushes NYC townhouseupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 16:35:00

Four construction workers were killed and many more injured after a crane collapsed in Manhattan. CNN's Stephanie Elam reports.

Paterson sworn in as New York governor updated: Mon Mar 17 2008 15:17:00

David Paterson was sworn in Monday as New York's 55th governor, following Eliot Spitzer's resignation amid his alleged connection to a prostitution ring.

Paterson: 'Very sad few days'updated: Thu Mar 13 2008 17:17:00

New York Lt. Gov. David Paterson discusses his transition into the governor's office.

Paterson: 'It's time to get back to business'updated: Thu Mar 13 2008 17:17:00

Four days before he is slated to take the reins of power as governor of New York, Lt. Gov. David Paterson said Thursday that he wanted to get the government "back on track."

Legislators have high hopes for Spitzer's successorupdated: Thu Mar 13 2008 11:34:00

With New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's resignation, Lt. Gov. David Paterson will become the first African-American governor of the state and the fourth in U.S. history.

Paterson: 'I have a vision'updated: Thu Mar 13 2008 11:34:00

Lt. Gov. David Paterson will become Governor Monday, after scandal forced Gov. Eliot Spitzer from office. Brian Todd reports.

Spitzer successor will be nation's 4th black governorupdated: Thu Mar 13 2008 10:26:00

With New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's resignation, Lt. Gov. David Paterson will become the first African-American governor of the state and the fourth in U.S. history.

Source: Spitzer working on resignation planupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 09:57:00

Aides to New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and the state's lieutenant governor have begun planning for a possible transition after federal prosecutors linked Spitzer to a high-end prostitution ring, a top legislative staffer said Tuesday.

Time.com: The New Face of New Yorkupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 19:40:00

As Spitzer resigns, David Paterson becomes New York's governor and a pioneer. But can he end the state's gridlock?

Is scandal enough to sink Spitzer for good?updated: Tue Mar 11 2008 09:14:00

Before Monday, Eliot Spitzer was a rising star in the Democratic Party -- his squeaky-clean image as a corruption buster led to his being mentioned as a potential vice-presidential candidate and possibly even a future White House contender.

CNNMoney: GM to cut 1,100 jobs in Canadaupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 05:38:00

General Motors of Canada will cut about 1,100 jobs at a truck plant in Ontario amid slumping pickup sales, the company said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Merger in troubled newsprint industryupdated: Mon Jan 29 2007 07:11:00

Two major newsprint suppliers announced a merger of equals early Monday as they try to respond to the troubles in the newspaper industry.

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