Articles by Michael Gormley

Audit Targets Safety on New York State Railroad Bridges

The New York State’s Department of Transportation lacked records to show adequate and updated safety plans and inspections for many railroad bridges statewide, according to an audit being released by the state comptroller’s office. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli tells The Associated …

New York Stops Tour Bus Operators Following Crashes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, following a recent rash of tour bus crashes, said he will suspend the operating licenses of eight charter and tour bus companies and their 100 buses after repeated failures in safety inspections. “The frequent and …

Senator Looks to Halt Rentals of Recalled Vehicles Over Safety

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said he will introduce a bill to stop car rental agencies from renting automobiles that are under recalls for problems that aren’t yet fixed. The industry this month proposed a two-tiered system in …

Bus, Taxi Drivers Targeted in Ongoing New York Crackdown

The latest and broadest sting in a crackdown on commercial drivers that has ensnared 173 of them since a deadly March tour bus crash has netted nearly four dozen more arrests of drivers of tour buses, New York City buses, …

High Court Sides with New York City Police in 2005 Shootout

New York City police officers were justified in shooting at an armed suspect on a Harlem street in 2005, a shootout that injured a mother and daughter playing nearby, New York’s highest court ruled. The officers had probable cause to …

New York Uses Technology in DMV to Snag Thieves, Hit Man

New York’s face-recognition technology has led to 100 arrests over six months, ranging from people trying to defraud insurance companies to a mob hit man who sought a new identity a day after he was released from prison, Gov. David …

New York Republicans Demand Probe into AIG Campaign Donation

New York’s Republican Party says the Democrat-controlled state government is ignoring calls for an investigation into a $100,000 donation to the state Democratic Party from American International Group days before officials initiated the bailout of the insurance giant. State Republican …

Some See Spitzer Role in AIG Crisis

Lost by many in the week’s financial markets’ nightmare were ghosts of Wall Street past. Some in business and politics are blaming the need for Tuesday’s historic federal bailout for American International Group Inc.’s on the relentless pursuit of AIG …

N.Y. Gov Paterson Praises Insurance Chief Dinallo on AIG Rescue

New York officials helped giant insurer American International Group Inc. strike a historic loan deal with the Federal Reserve on Tuesday night to keep AIG afloat and avoid another fiscal crisis for the state. Gov. David Paterson called it “great …

New York Freezes Malpractice Insurance Rates

Gov. David Paterson is freezing medical malpractice insurance rates for a year as he seeks a broader solution to high business costs doctors claim are driving them out of New York. The freeze heads off a scheduled surcharge due in …