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News Minute: Here is the latest New York news from The Associated Press

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state's teacher tenure system is being challenged by a group founded by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown. The Partnership for Educational Justice sued today alleging that job protections violate a student's right to a quality education. The state teachers' union president says the lawsuit is a politically motivated attack on public school teachers.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he properly handled an anti-corruption commission and dismissed reports that his administration interfered with its work. The New York Times reported last week that a top Cuomo aide pressured commissioners to stop subpoenas to a pair of Cuomo-friendly organizations. Cuomo says the commission made its own decisions and that his office only offered suggestions.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has backed the re-election bid of the leader of a breakaway faction of state Senate Democrats following his vow to return to the party fold. Bronx Sen. Jeff Klein said last month his five-member faction would end its power-sharing arrangement with Republicans to create a new coalition with traditional Democrats.

NEW YORK (AP) - A sex-assault suspect is dead after a shootout with law enforcement in Manhattan's West Village. Two federal marshals and a police officer were wounded in the gunfire exchange with Charles Richard Mozdir. Authorities say he was wanted in California. A $1 million bench warrant was issued for Mozdir in June 2012 after he skipped an arraignment in San Diego Superior Court on child sexual assault charges.

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  • New York's microbrew industry growing

    New York's microbrew industry growing

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:39:52 GMT
    Local and small beer brewing companies have something to toast. The Brewers Association says microbrew sales grew in the first half of this year; up 18 percent over the same period last year. This comes at a time when overall domestic beer consumption is flat.Ethan Long, one of the owners of the Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City, started brewing beer two years ago.
    Local and small beer brewing companies have something to toast. The Brewers Association says microbrew sales grew in the first half of this year; up 18 percent over the same period last year. This comes at a time when overall domestic beer consumption is flat.Ethan Long, one of the owners of the Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City, started brewing beer two years ago.
  • 2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:58:41 GMT

    Two deputy U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with a fugitive sexual assault suspect in the West Village in Manhattan, officials said. The shootout happened in smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street.


    Two deputy U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with a fugitive sexual assault suspect in the West Village in Manhattan, officials said. The shootout happened in smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street.


  • Mayor de Blasio, Bratton seek to improve police-community relations

    Mayor de Blasio, Bratton seek to improve police-community relations

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:47:07 GMT
    Back from vacation, Mayor Bill de Blasio is addressing the allegations of police choke holds. Standing next to his police commissioner and standing by him, de Blasio declared police community relations will improve by Bill Bratton's call for retraining of officers. The mayor did say that police choke holds are not acceptable.
    Back from vacation, Mayor Bill de Blasio is addressing the allegations of police choke holds. Standing next to his police commissioner and standing by him, de Blasio declared police community relations will improve by Bill Bratton's call for retraining of officers. The mayor did say that police choke holds are not acceptable.
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