Another Round of Frigid Air Makes an Entrance

Officially Resigns

Speaker Silver Resigns as Field to Replace Him Drops to 2


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the New York state Assembly, has resigned following federal charges that he took nearly $4 million in kickbacks.
 
Asylum Denied

Immigration Judge Denies Asylum for Afghan Soldier


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - An immigration judge has denied asylum for one of three Afghan military officers who fled a U.S. training exercise in Massachusetts to avoid returning to Afghanistan.
 
Pats Penalty?

Goodell: Pats Could Be Penalized Even If No Competitive Edge


PHOENIX (AP) -- Commissioner Roger Goodell says that even if no competitive advantage was gained, the New England Patriots could face increased penalties if the NFL investigation finds they violated rules by deflating footballs in the AFC championship game.

 
Wage Hike

NY Wage Board Suggests $7.50 Wage for Tipped Workers


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A state board has recommended an increase in the hourly wage paid to restaurant servers and other tipped workers in New York.
 
Next Generation

Goodell: Next Generation Stadium Needed for Bills


Phoenix, AZ (WBEN) A future football stadium in Buffalo was one of the questions addressed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at a Super Bowl news conference Friday.
 
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