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Man pleads guilty in Alaska flight diversion case
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A 38-year-old man arrested after what was described as unruly behavior that caused a Tokyo to New York flight to be diverted to Anchorage has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew....
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When NY court named for ex-judge, another bristles
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) -- An upstate New York courthouse is being named for a recently retired judge, but another jurist is saying, "Objection!"...
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Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury
NEW YORK (AP) -- About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders....
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US senator: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday....
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Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast
NEW YORK (AP) -- A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast....
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NYPD: Officers should take the stairs in fires
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police officials in New York City have changed the way officers respond to fires following the death of an officer....
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American identifies cleric in US terrorism case
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Seattle man told a jury Friday that an Egyptian cleric on trial on terrorism charges is the "very angry" imam he met in London years ago....
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Mom of 1984 murder victim decries award verdict
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A federal jury's $36 million award to two men who spent 18 years in prison for a 1984 rape and murder that DNA testing later showed they did not commit was decried Friday by the teenage victim's mother....
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Toll violators could face registration suspensions
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Motorists who repeatedly speed through New York state toll booths without paying would see their vehicle registrations suspended under legislation being considered by state lawmakers....
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Former Maine tribal official caught in elver case
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- New York Department of Environmental Conservation officers have arrested a former Passamaquoddy tribal representative to Maine's Legislature and seven other people on charges of illegally harvesting baby eels from a creek on Long Island's East End....
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