ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Proposals to overhaul teacher regulations and add more school zone speed cameras in New York City are on the table as New York state lawmakers enter the final days of the legislative session. The Senate and Assembly hope to adjourn for the year on Wednesday. But they plan to vote on hundreds of bills before they can head home to campaign before the fall elections.
NEW YORK (AP) - A key cooperator for the prosecution in a criminal case that grew from a development project known as the Buffalo Billion could soon testify. Lawyers revealed Tuesday that Kevin Schuler was listed as a likely witness in the federal corruption trial over upstate New York construction projects. Schuler pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy and wire fraud charges and said he helped rig the bidding process so his employer would get a lucrative Buffalo project.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence says he doesn't want to see children taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border but repeated the administration's position that "loopholes" in immigration laws are to blame. A crowd protesting the administration's separation of immigrant children at the border booed and beat drums Tuesday as the vice president's caravan arrived at a fundraiser for Republican Congressman John Katko.
SEATTLE (AP) - A mother says she has been separated from her 8-year-old son since they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border after fleeing violence in El Salvador. Blanca Orantes-Lopez's story is emblematic of the 2,300 instances in which President Donald Trump's administration has separated minors from their migrant parents in an effort to deter illegal immigration. Orantes is being detained in a federal prison near Seattle and is not sure when she will see her son again while she pursues her asylum claim.
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