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November 19, 2019 - 4:30 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — One top national security aide who listened to President Donald Trump’s July call with Ukraine’s president called it “improper.” Another said it was “unusual.” The two testified Tuesday at House impeachment hearings as the inquiry reached deeper into the White House. HEAR:...
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November 07, 2019 - 10:45 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — State Republicans announced legislation and decried an overhaul to New York's bail law on Thursday, deepening a political battle as widespread changes to the state's criminal justice system go into effect at the beginning of next year. The bail law, passed by lawmakers...
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November 06, 2019 - 12:40 am
Mayville, N.Y. (WBEN) - Republican Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello has won a state Senate seat in western New York in a special election. Borrello will fill the District 57 seat left vacant by Republican Cathy Young. She resigned for a job at Cornell University. The 52-year-old Borrello...
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November 05, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Scroll down for up to the minute results in our key races. Here are race-specific results pages for key races we're watching: Erie County Executive | NYS 57 Special Election | NYS Supreme Court District 8 | Buffalo City Comptroller Following are links to the county election results for various...
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November 05, 2019 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York is unlikely to approve statewide mobile sports betting anytime soon. Despite a push from lawmakers who favor letting people bet on their phones or laptops, sports betting remains restricted to in-person wagers at upstate casinos. At the Sports Betting USA conference...
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November 05, 2019 - 5:56 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — A relatively quiet, but still groundbreaking election season in New York reaches its conclusion Tuesday, as voters across the state cast their ballots in county and municipal races. CHECK: Your Sample Ballots BEFORE You Vote With no federal or statewide contests on the ballot,...
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November 04, 2019 - 3:44 pm
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November 04, 2019 - 3:40 pm
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November 04, 2019 - 3:36 pm
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November 04, 2019 - 11:36 am
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