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NEW YORK (AP)  Calls for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation intensified late Monday after a third woman accused him of offensive behavior, saying he'd touched her face and back and asked to kiss her moments after they met at a wedding reception.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a new statement late Sunday afternoon regarding the allegations of sexual harassment by two former staffers:

"Questions have been raised about some of my past interactions with people in the office," Cuomo stated. "I never intended to offend anyone or cause any harm. I spend most of my life at work and colleagues are often also personal friends.

Several area lawmakers have commented after the news broke Saturday night in the New York Times that a second former aide, Charlotte Bennett, has accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been accused by a second former aide of sexual harassment, prompting both leaders from the state Legislature to support an independent investigation of the incident, with the three-term governor offering up his own review.

In an interview with the New York Times, Charlotte Bennett accused Cuomo of asking her inappropriate questions, in a signal that he wanted the relationship to become physical.

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Gov. Andrew  Cuomo says New York will partner with local health departments to include vaccination sites for the 65+ population across New York state.

These sites will be in partnership with local health departments and, where needed, will provide assistance to New Yorkers with transportation to and from the vaccination facilities and special support for paperwork regarding their vaccination.

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(AP & WXXI News) Hospitalizations are continuing to decline and the rate of New Yorkers testing positive for COVID-19 has fallen to the lowest mark since before Thanksgiving, state officials said Saturday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state's seven-day rolling average positivity rate has fallen 43 straight days, hitting 3.5% on Friday. The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus, meanwhile, fell below 6,000 for the first time since Dec. 14.

The state said 97 New Yorkers died of the coronavirus on Friday, bringing the state's official death total to 37,776.

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(WXXI News & AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that the state will allow people to visit residents in nursing homes in accordance with federal guidelines.

The New York State Department of Health recommends that visitors take a rapid test before entering a facility; the state will provide rapid tests to nursing homes at no cost.

Cuomo says that guidance on visitations will be available on Monday.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced mounting challenges to his leadership on the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday as state lawmakers threatened to strip him of the power to issue emergency orders and federal investigators scrutinized his administration's handling of nursing home data.

The U.S. Justice Department has been examining the governor's coronavirus task force and trying to determine whether the state intentionally manipulated data regarding deaths in nursing homes, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

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New York is set to let amusement parks open in early April and overnight camps open this summer as long as they submit reopening plans to the state.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that arcades and other indoor family entertainment centers can open with 25% capacity starting March 26. Outdoor amusement parks can open with a third of their normal capacity by April 9, while day and overnight camps can start planning for reopening this summer.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is amending his proposal to legalize marijuana for adult, recreational use in New York to allow delivery of cannabis products, reduce criminal penalties for illegal sales, and outline how a portion of tax revenue from the industry would be spent.

The amendments are part of Cuomo’s push for a deal on legalization with the Legislature, which has thrown cold water on his proposal in recent years.

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