NEW YORK (AP) - New York state will receive $800 million of a national $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the bank has agreed to pay the state $300 million in cash and $500 million in the form of direct relief to consumers.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo says he'll push to include gender identity and expression in the state's civil rights law if he's re-elected. In a letter to the Empire State Pride Agenda, Cuomo notes that transgender people face significant discrimination and that the state should outlaw discrimination against them.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Police in Syracuse say a 30-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter after his boyfriend died when the two men got into a fight. First responders say they found 36-year-old Dale Schantz in cardiac arrest Tuesday night. Witnesses told police that David Davis and Dale Schantz had fought, with Schantz collapsing during the altercation. Police say Davis then left the scene.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The New York State Fair is officially under way. Kellie Pickler leads off the fair's entertainment lineup with a free afternoon concert at Chevy Court, followed by the Barenaked Ladies at night. Other acts performing free concerts include Ashanti on Sunday and the Doobie Brothers on Labor Day, September 1st. The fair runs for 12 days in the Syracuse suburb of Geddes (GEH'-dehs).
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