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Rule Changes

Assembly Considers Rewriting Rules After Speaker's Arrest


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Reformers in the New York Assembly want to rewrite the rules to limit background dealing and to disperse power after helping force one of the state's most influential politicians to relinquish authority.
 
Marshawn Lynch
Few Words

Lynch's Next Scripted Answer: 'You Know Why I'm Here'


PHOENIX (AP) - A day after giving the same one-sentence response at Super Bowl Media Day, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had another scripted answer to any questions.

Lynch said "you know why I'm here" to every question except one. He stayed for five minutes. He came out to a podium instead of his original assigned spot on Wednesday.
  
The only time he
Go Daddy

As Animal Rescue Groups Weigh In, GoDaddy.com Pulls Puppy Super Bowl Ad



 GoDaddy.com unveiled and then pulled a planned Super Bowl ad that drew fire from animal rescue groups.  Contrived Controversy Or Concerned Company?

VIDEO: SEE THE AD INSIDE
Food Bank

"Tackling Hunger" with Big Donation to Local Food Banks


Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Wednesday morning at the Food Bank of Western New York, officials from local food banks were joined by Tops Markets... and a whole lot of soup.
Bill de Blasio
No Apologies

Governor and Mayor Defend Strict Pre-Storm Restrictions


NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse. Streets across the nation's largest city were empty, the only movement the changing traffic lights signaling to cars that weren't there.   As was the case in the Buffalo area two times this winter season, this could be the new norm.
Media Circus

Super Bowl Media Day: Marshawn Lynch, Stuffed Animals & A Guy Wearing a Barrel?




How crazy is Super Bowl Media Day?  There were questions answered on stuffed animals and on hit-men-for hire, but perhaps the biggest news was what Marshawn Lynch didn't say.

"I'm here so I don't get fined,' Lynch said 29 times
Gas Prices

Why are Gas Prices Higher in Erie County? A Petroleum Analyst Weighs In




Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- From Sen. Charles Schumer to the state Attorney General's Office, officials are trying to figure out why gas prices in New York State and especially Buffalo are so high -- and what to do about it.
MMA

Is This the Year for MMA in New York?


Albany, NY (WBEN) - Why did the arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have fight fans cheering last week?
Silver Out

Sheldon Silver to Vacate Post


ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, will relinquish the position he has held for 21 years in the wake of federal corruption charges, a top lawmaker announced Tuesday.
Dow Dips

US Company Outlooks Worry Investors, Sending Stocks Lower


U.S. stocks are closing lower after disappointing outlooks from Caterpillar and Microsoft raised worries about future profit growth at companies.

 
Poll
Will Sheldon Silver's ouster lead to meaningful changes in how Albany operates?
  Yes and it's about time!
  Maybe a little but it's a start!
  No
 
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