NYS Court of Appeals

ALBANY (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore to be New York's chief judge, responsible for administering the state court system and presiding at the Court of Appeals, its top court.

DiFiore, Westchester's top prosecutor for nearly a decade, would replace Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman. Now 70, he's required to retire after this year.