Letitia James

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New York can try to sue gun manufacturers over harm caused by their products under legislation that Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Tuesday.

The new law comes at a time when New York City in particular is facing a rise in shootings. Overall, violence is well short of the historic highs of the 1990s, or even in the New York of the early 2000s.

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By joining forces in a newly combined criminal probe of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s finances, the New York attorney general and the Manhattan district attorney have opened new avenues to sharing critical information that could speed indictments in the sprawling investigation.

Investigators for both Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and New York Attorney General Letitia James have been focused on some of the same questions: whether Trump or his representatives committed fraud by improperly manipulating the values on some of the Trump Organization’s signature properties, pushing them up to secure loans from banks, and writing them down to reduce his property taxes.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing a possible investigation into whether or not he used state resources to write a memoir about his handling of the COVID-19 crisis.

In an April 13 letter, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli authorized State Attorney General Letitia James investigate what role state employees played in drafting and editing Cuomo's book, American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic, which was released last fall.