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Capitol Watch: A more diverse Legislature, early actions


In New York government news, an increasingly diverse state Legislature is back in Albany for its 2019 session, the first in the state’s history with African-Americans holding the top leadership posts in both the Senate and the Assembly.

Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Yonkers Democrat, formally became Senate majority leader when the Legislature convened this past week. She’s the first woman to hold the post. Carl Heastie, a Bronx Democrat,…

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Capitol Watch: A More Diverse Legislature, Early Actions | New York News


By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York government news, an increasingly diverse state Legislature is back in Albany for its 2019 session, the first in the state’s history with African-Americans holding the top leadership posts in both the Assembly and the Senate.

Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Yonkers Democrat, formally became Senate majority leader when the Legislature convened this past week. She’s the first woman to hold the post. Carl Heastie, a Bronx Democrat, was elected Assembly speaker for the third time.

Women now hold 70 of the Democrat-controlled Legislature’s 213 seats, the most ever.

Meanwhile, lawmakers will be back at the Capitol Monday for their first full session day, with some of the year’s top issues expected to be on the agenda this week. Democratic Gov….

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Caribbean cruise ends early after nearly 500 fall ill



Two hundred more people on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas cruise ship have been sickened by a gastrointestinal illness, bringing the total to …
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277 Royal Caribbean cruise passengers sick with norovirus, trip ending early


Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas will be heading home to Florida one day early, as the number of passengers and crew sick with norovirus has risen to at least 277.

On Jan. 10, WESH reported that the ocean liner will be returning to Port Canaveral on Jan. 12, soon after Royal Caribbean reps confirmed to the Associated Press that 277 passengers had fallen sick with the gastrointestinal bug.

EDM CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS CAUGHT SMUGGLING DRUGS ON BOARD FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

The $1.5 billion, award-winning Oasis of the Seas weighs 226,000 tons, is 1,184 feet long and can carry a maximum of 8,880 people, as per the ship’s official web page.
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“We think the right thing to do is get everyone home early rather than have guests worry about their health,” Ccruise line…

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277 passengers fall ill aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ship with suspected norovirus; trip to end early



277 passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas cruise ship fell ill (Representative image)&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspThinkstock

Florida: In a bizarre incident, 277 passengers and crew members on board the Royal Caribbean cruise ship fell sick with a gastrointestinal illness, forcing the ship to return to port a day earlier than scheduled, the cruise line said in a statement. Due to the passengers’ sickness, the ship is now set to return to Port Canaveral in Florida on Saturday, which is a day prior to its scheduled return on Sunday.

The Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas cruise ship left for a seven-night journey on Sunday, and had scheduled stops in Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico, as per its itinerary. A cruise…

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Norovirus cases double on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas before early arrival



The number of passengers and crewmembers stricken with a norovirus-like illness on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas cruise ship has risen to …
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