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A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online messaging that is spreading quickly through GOP ranks fueled by algorithms that boost extreme content.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The indictment lodging fraud charges against ex-President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon should not be dismissed despite his pardon, prosecutors told a judge Thursday, citing ill effects an indictment can leave on someone even without a conviction.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (FTAI) on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $55.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former aide's allegations that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo subjected her to an unwanted kiss during years of sexual harassment have spurred calls for an investigation — and questions about who might meaningfully conduct one.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury’s decision not to indict officers involved in a fatal encounter with an unarmed Black man illustrates a hard reality for a special unit created to investigate deaths at the hands of police: Few of the probes overseen by New York’s attorney general have led to…

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (AP) — Etsy Inc. (ETSY) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $148.5 million.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania on Thursday used a hearing to ask Gov. Tom Wolf's top health official whether it was a mistake to order COVID-19 patients to be readmitted to nursing homes, although it is not clear the policy led to an outbreak or death.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — These New York lotteries were drawn Thursday:

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NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police commander who kneeled with protesters outraged by the death of George Floyd, but was also an architect of the department's forceful response to the demonstrations, said Thursday that he is retiring after nearly four decades on the force.

MANCHESTER, Vt. (TNS) — Before long, fly fishermen and women will descend on the Battenkill River, which starts near here in the Green Mountains and connects with the Hudson at Schuylerville. These anglers will start their annual compulsive quest to capture brook trout at the end of an artif…

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Gibraltar Industries Inc. (ROCK) on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $8.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ICPT) on Thursday reported a loss of $52.1 million in its fourth quarter.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of New York City middle school students will return to their school buildings on Thursday for the first time since city schools were closed in November amid a surge in coronavirus infections.