ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - Mario Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York and a leading voice of the Democratic Party's liberal wing who turned down several invitations to seek the U.S. presidency, died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 82.
WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - More than 1,600 barrels of crude were ablaze just south of Williston, N.D., on Thursday after storage tanks caught fire while trucks were delivering oil, but no one was injured and officials said they intend to let the blaze die out.
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A judge has ordered a California lawyer to pay four prominent non-profit groups, including Doctors Without Borders, a total of $4.3 million for using "undue influence" in arranging to inherit money a client originally meant to leave for charity.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - A federal judge in north Florida ruled on Thursday that county clerks statewide must issue marriage licenses to all same-sex couples who request them starting Jan. 6, the effective date of his decision to overturn Florida's ban on gay matrimony as unconstitutional.
(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo kicked off his second term on Thursday, saying he is governing in "troubled times" and that education, the economy and rebuilding public trust in law enforcement would top his agenda over the next four years.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roughly 1 million revelers rang in the new year at New York's Times Square under unusually tight security for the nation's biggest New Year's Eve celebration, while at least 29 protesters were arrested in California after violence broke out at a march against police brutality.