Hochul, NY's 1st female governor, vows to end 'distractions'
Kathy Hochul became the first female governor of New York at the stroke of midnight Tuesday, taking control of a state government desperate to get back to business after months of distractions over complaints that her predecessor abused his power and sexually harassed at least 11 women.
Andrew Cuomo accuser speaks with investigators for 4 hours
Andrew Cuomo tried to return to the business of governing Monday, one of his sexual harassment accusers met via Zoom for more than four hours with investigators working for the state attorney general’s office. Bennett, 25, is one of a number of women who have accused Cuomo of workplace harassment. That's a process that normally involves intense negotiations and deal-making between Cuomo and the two top leaders in the Legislature. More than 130 state lawmakers have said Cuomo should resign, including Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. Cuomo, a Democrat, has said he'll “fully cooperate.” His office didn’t immediately comment Monday when asked about Bennett’s interview with investigators.
Hustler publisher Larry Flynt dies at 78
FILE - Larry Flynt Publications Inc. (LFP) Publisher Larry Flynt comments on the resignation of former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in Beverly Hills, Calif. on March 14, 2008. Flynt, who turned "Hustler" magazine into an adult entertainment empire while championing First Amendment rights, has died at age 78. His nephew, Jimmy Flynt Jr., told The Associated Press that Flynt died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, of heart failure at his Hollywood Hills home in Los Angeles. “He suffered decades of health issues and you can imagine it was pretty difficult,” said his nephew Jimmy Flynt Jr. “His doctors had said he should have passed away 30 years ago,” Jimmy Flynt Jr. said Wednesday.
Eliot Spitzer accused of choking woman at NYC hotel
The New York Police Department is investigating a claim that former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer assaulted a woman inside a midtown hotel. A Russian woman says she was choked and pushed by Spitzer, according to police. Spitzer stepped down as governor in 2008 after being part of a prostitution scandal.cbsnews.com
Scalia's replacement, the Grammys, and Eliot Spitzer's latest accusation: #CBSN10 trending stories
President Obama will nominate Antonin Scalia's replacement on the Supreme Court, tonight's Grammys are music's biggest night, and former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is allegedly being investigated for assault. Those stories and more trending on CBSNews.comcbsnews.com