Global News

Public Advocate Letitia James plans to enter race for attorney general

Public Advocate Letitia James plans to enter race for attorney general

A NY assemblyman has a suggestion on what former state attorney general Eric Schneiderman should do with his campaign funds.

Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood being interviewed for the interim appointment in Albany.

Underwood, speaking to reporters afterward, said she thinks the hundreds of attorneys who work in the AG's office were reassured by her quick assumption of the post of acting attorney general, just one day after the accusations against Schneiderman were made public in the New Yorkermagazine.

Thomas claims former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman conducted an illegal investigation.

Almost every assemblymember and senator on the committee praised Underwood's credentials effusively; Democrat Senator Brad Hoylman called her a "real lawyer's lawyer". "I've argued 20 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, 21 cases before our state's highest court, and 33 cases in the Second Circuit - and I've closely supervised the work of other attorneys on hundreds more. An Acting Attorney General not appointed by the legislature has no authority to take an official action such as seeking an indictment from a grand jury".

"I am not a politician", Underwood said. "There's some truth to that, but I can assure you that is not who I am".




"I'm not suggesting that I'm more qualified, I'm suggesting that I have different qualifications and that other qualification is having served in public office and that I'm aware of the policy issues", Abinanti said. Several candidates who chose not to go through the Legislature's appointment process are expected to compete for their party's nomination to run for attorney general.

Republicans who lead the state Senate favor Underwood, as does Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Republicans believe no one who is planning to run for a full term in November should be considered for the interim position.

On Tuesday, James opened a campaign account for a potential run for attorney general.

"It's time to put people ahead of politics, and ultimately let the voters decide who their next attorney general will be", Flanagan said in a statement.


  • North Carolina: Teachers 'Raleigh' for Salary Increase

    North Carolina: Teachers 'Raleigh' for Salary Increase

    They've had some salary increases in recent years, but when adjusted for inflation, they've lost 9.4% in pay since 2009. But teachers say it's time the state increases per-pupil funding to the national average and raises teacher pay.
    Date Of Starting Of Ramadan Confirmed By Saudi Arabia

    Date Of Starting Of Ramadan Confirmed By Saudi Arabia

    The objective of the fast is to remind the suffering of the less fortunate people and to bring the followers closer to God. Those with medical conditions or women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or menstruating are exempt from fasting .
    Liverpool vs Real Madrid to be shown online for FREE

    Liverpool vs Real Madrid to be shown online for FREE

    From next season, the Champions League group stage format will change with 6pm and 8pm games on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. A spokeswoman for TV3 declined to comment on how the extra matches will be shown.
  • Gas prices continue to rise after U.S.  pulls out of Iran deal

    Gas prices continue to rise after U.S. pulls out of Iran deal

    Nationally, 36 states are seeing gas prices that are a nickel or more expensive than the previous week. As a result, AAA says 36 states have seen at least a five cents per gallon rise in the price of fuel.
    Samsung launches red, gold Galaxy S9 smartphones in South Korea

    Samsung launches red, gold Galaxy S9 smartphones in South Korea

    Its sophisticated look is targeted at consumers who want a stylistic touch of high fashion on their mobile device. It has restrained gloss for added density and its appearance is a mixture of contemporary and traditional.
    OnePlus CEO Pete Lau shares OnePlus 6 camera samples ahead of launch

    OnePlus CEO Pete Lau shares OnePlus 6 camera samples ahead of launch

    It's D-day for OnePlus , the Chinese smartphone maker, as it prepares to unveil its latest flagship of 2018- the OnePlus 6 . OnePlus is also giving 12 months of accidental damage insurance by Servify and Amazon Prime video card worth Rs 250.
  • Research says Multiverse may not be a non-supporter of life

    Research says Multiverse may not be a non-supporter of life

    The findings will be published across two papers in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society . One of the questions posed by this hypothesis is whether other Universes could harbour life.
    STALKER 2 is coming in 2021, apparently

    STALKER 2 is coming in 2021, apparently

    A similar message appeared in the official group of the game " Cossacks 3 ", which also deals with the Studio GSC Game World . A website cropped up (http://stalker2.com) and the official GSC Game World website states that the game is now in the works.
    WOW Air Is Launching $199 Flights From the U.S.  to India

    WOW Air Is Launching $199 Flights From the U.S. to India

    For price conscious Indian travellers, global air travel is becoming more affordable. To purchase a flight or for more information on WOW air, please visit www.wowair.us .
  • #MeToo is here to stay: 'Game Of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke

    #MeToo is here to stay: 'Game Of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke

    The 31-year-old wowed wearing an off-the-shoulder dress which skimmed the floor at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story .
    The funeral of Alfie Evans in pictures

    The funeral of Alfie Evans in pictures

    Hundreds of people have lined the streets of Liverpool to pay their respects to toddler Alfie Evans on the day of his funeral. The little boy, from Bootle in Merseyside, died last month after a very public battle against a degenerative brain condition.
    Ubisoft teases new Villa map and hologram-based operator, Alibi

    Ubisoft teases new Villa map and hologram-based operator, Alibi

    Players also got their first look at the upcoming Villa map, a attractive three story house based in the Italian hills. Ubisoft is also modifying the speed of certain operators, slowing certain ones down while speeding certain ones up.