ALBANY — The state needs more dosages of the COVID-19 vaccine after about 50,000 fewer doses were allocated to New York from the federal government this week, further hindering sluggish allocation to localities and distribution to millions of eligible New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

WASHINGTON — In what could be one of the vice president’s final official duties before leaving office on Wednesday, Vice President Michael R. Pence will visit Fort Drum on Sunday to thank soldiers for their service to the nation.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., renewed their fight to pass federal legislation in the coming weeks to provide funding to states and localities and evade deep cuts to essential services as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.