ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The case of two New York City police officers accused of raping a woman in their custody last year is spurring calls to close what some are calling a police sex loophole. While New York law already bars sex between prison guards and inmates, it doesn't apply to officers and those in their custody. Democratic Gov. Andrew Como is pushing to close the loophole with a bill that's based on the idea that people in police custody can't consent to sex because of the power officers hold over them.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family reunification system that has been central to U.S. immigration law for half a century is suddenly facing talk of a complete overhaul thanks to President Donald Trump. The president used his State of the Union speech last month to call for limiting immigrants who become citizens to sponsoring only spouses and minor children to follow them. The current system allows petitions for parents, adult children and siblings, too. But the system can take decades to navigate.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The New York State Fair is running a one-day sale on packages of fair admission, rides, food and games. The "Midway Madness" sale will be offered online Thursday beginning at 6 a.m. via the fair's official online seller, Etix.com. There are two packages, with only 2,500 of each package available.
GREENWICH, N.Y. (AP) - A 30-year-old man has died after crashing a snowmobile into a tree in upstate New York. The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that the crash happened at 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Greenwich. The Washington County sheriff's office says Brandon M. Brown was driving a snowmobile on private property when he struck a tree and was ejected from the vehicle. Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.
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