Wildfires growing in upstate New York

Two Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters began dropping water on the approximately 150-acre fire in Minnewaska State Park Preserve on Tuesday, according to the governor's office.

New York to analyze COVID policies

New York Governor Kathy Hochul says that an independent team will analyze all the state's COVID-19 policies to determine what went right and what went wrong so that mistakes are not repeated in future emergencies.

New York's chief judge to step down

Judge Janet DiFiore says she will step down after serving six years as the chief judge of the state's highest court. Gov. Kathy Hochul will nominate DiFiore's successor.

NY handgun licensing rule overhaul approved by legislature

New York’s legislature approved a sweeping overhaul Friday of the state’s handgun licensing rules, seeking to preserve some limits on firearms after the Supreme Court ruled that most people have a right to carry a handgun for personal protection.