ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York woman who sold a fatal dose of fentanyl has pleaded guilty to causing another woman's death. Monroe County prosecutors say 27-year-old Nikki Phillips will serve four years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to criminally negligent homicide and drug charges. Investigators say Phillips sold a 31-year-old woman fentanyl shortly before the woman died from an opioid overdose in her Irondequoit home in November.
NEW YORK (AP) - Four black firefighters have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the Fire Department of New York after being put on light duty because they can't shave. The Daily News reports that the firefighters suffer from a skin condition caused by shaving and were given a medical accommodation allowing them to have close-cropped stubble as long as their breathing masks fit securely. The accommodation was revoked in May.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has acknowledged he was "inartful" when he said that America "was never that great." The Democrat is running for a third term and is considered a potential candidate for president in 2020. He now says "Of course America is great and of course America has always been great." President Donald Trump ridiculed Cuomo anew Friday, comparing the comment to Hillary Clinton's use of the word "deplorables."
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - State attorneys general are largely silent about any plans to conduct investigations like Pennsylvania's that uncovered widespread child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses, although New York's attorney general is exploring teaming up with local district attorneys. Pennsylvania's grand jury report accused a succession of bishops and other church leaders of helping to keep quiet allegations against 300 "predator priests." The Vatican has expressed "shame and sorrow" over the report.
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