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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Immigration officials say they've arrested 40 people, many of them convicted criminals, during a four-day enforcement action across New York state.

Among those picked up last week were a Canadian man who'd been convicted of sexual assault and a Mexican national with domestic violence and firearm convictions.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Monday that 35 men and five women from 13 countries were arrested over four days.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators are requiring credit reporting agencies to register with the state in the wake of last year's Equifax security breach that exposed the personal information of about 148 million Americans.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state Department of Financial Services has issued new regulations aimed at protecting the private data of millions of New Yorkers. The Democrat says state financial services regulators now have oversight for the first time over credit reporting agencies operating in New York.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP & WXXI News) — Authorities have released the name of a U.S. Navy pilot who died in the crash of an A-29 jet north of Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.

Navy officials say Navy Lt. Christopher Carey Short of Canandaigua was killed in Friday's crash over the Red Rio Bombing Range.

The range is part of White Sands Missile Range located about 65 miles north of Holloman.

In a statement Sunday, Navy officials say the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is demanding the Trump administration provide information on the estimated 700 immigrant children sent to foster care agencies in the state after being separated from their parents. 

The Democrat told reporters during a teleconference Thursday that he has written to the Health and Human Services secretary requesting information on the children being housed in New York so the state can provide appropriate services. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers wrapped up their 2018 session with most of the year's biggest issues left unresolved.

The Republican-led Senate adjourned early Thursday, a few hours after the Democratic-led Assembly left the Capitol. The session came to a bumpy end after attempts to reach compromise on a number of issues fell flat.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  A New York court has thrown out rules that would have let some charter schools certify their own teachers. 

Acting State Supreme Court Justice Debra Young has ruled that only the state education commissioner and Board of Regents can set teacher qualification standards. 

The ruling voids an alternative certification process approved by the State University of New York Charter Schools Committee last October.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State has launched a plan to help boost awareness of mosquito-borne diseases and how to avoid them this summer.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the goal is to protect New Yorkers against diseases carried by mosquitoes with statewide public education and outreach programs. The governor says the effort will help families stay safe when spending time outdoors during the warm weather.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  New York's governor is calling for a federal investigation into the U.S. government's response to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico. 

Democrat Andrew Cuomo proposed the idea on Thursday. Cuomo has traveled to Puerto Rico three times since Hurricane Maria knocked out power and caused widespread damage on the island. 

He has called the federal response a ``national disgrace'' that led to greater loss of lives. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sean Patrick Maloney, the first openly gay Congress member from New York, says he's running for state attorney general.

The 51-year-old Democrat from the Hudson Valley announced Wednesday that he's seeking election as the state's top legal officer to go after the "crooks" in the White House, Albany and corporate suites.

He's the latest Democrat to announce a campaign for attorney general since two-term incumbent Democrat Eric Schneiderman suddenly resigned last month amid allegations that he physical and verbally abused four women he had dated.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  State auditors are reviewing safety plans for schools across New York state in an effort to ensure local districts are as prepared as possible for a school shooting. 

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced the review on Monday. The Democrat says auditors from his office will check to make sure schools are complying with a 2000 state law requiring them to create plans for violence prevention, student evacuations and emergency communication. 

The auditors are expected to begin their field work this month as the school year winds down. 

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