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June 28, 2017 - 1:19 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A special legislative session called by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resolve a stalemate over control of public education is New York City is off to a slow start. No members of the Assembly were present in the chamber at 1 p.m. Wednesday, the time the Democratic governor ordered...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015, file photo, Lin-Manuel Miranda appears at the curtain call following the opening night performance of "Hamilton" at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. Miranda has enlisted celebrities to sing lyrics from the musical and post them to social media in order to raise money for a coalition of non-profits focused on immigration. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
June 28, 2017 - 12:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda has Hollywood singing lyrics from his hit musical, "Hamilton," in order to raise money for a coalition of nonprofits focused on immigration. Celebrity participants in Miranda's #Ham4All challenge include Ben Stiller, Kelly Clarkson and Golden State Warriors star...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, file photo, Kirk Jones of Canton, Mich., the man who survived a plunge over Niagara Falls, talks to reporters after being released from custody in St. Catherines, Ontario. Jones, who died after plunging over Niagara Falls in an apparent stunt with an inflatable ball might have brought a boa constrictor along for the ride, the Niagara Gazette reported Wednesday, June 28, 2017, that police found a website with a photo of Jones and the snake previewing Jones' plans. An unoccupied large plastic ball he apparently planned to ride over the falls was found empty below the falls in April. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
June 28, 2017 - 11:31 am
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A daredevil who died after plunging over Niagara Falls in an apparent stunt with an inflatable ball might have brought a boa constrictor along for the ride. The Niagara Gazette ( http://bit.ly/2smGwI8 ) reports Wednesday that New York State Park Police found a website...
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June 28, 2017 - 11:30 am
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime friends of Robert Durst are fighting in a New York court to avoid being sent to testify in California in pretrial hearing in the millionaire's murder case. The Los Angeles district attorney says Stewart and Emily Altman could provide information about Durst's state of...
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June 28, 2017 - 10:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's independent police review board says civilians are increasingly using video evidence in complaints against New York Police Department officers. The Wall Street Journal reports ( http://on.wsj.com/2t06bIw ) that 794 of the 4,426 complaints closed by the Civilian...
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June 28, 2017 - 10:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The 2018 Grammy Awards will be held in New York City, but the show will return to Los Angeles for four years beginning in 2019. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday it signed a four-year deal with the AEG entertainment company to host the show at the Staples Center. The academy...
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A commuter exits a closed off station after a subway train derailment, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and resulting in a power outage as people were evacuated from trains along the subway line. The Fire Department of New York said a handful of people were treated for minor injuries at around 10 a.m. It said there was smoke but no fire. Delays were reported throughout the subway system. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 28, 2017 - 9:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a subway train derailment in New York City that left more than 30 people injured (all times local): 9:15 a.m. New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority says service has resumed on the four subway lines affected by a derailment in Harlem. However, the MTA noted...
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June 28, 2017 - 8:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's independent police review board says civilians are increasingly using video evidence in complaints against New York Police Department officers. According to The New York Times ( http://on.wsj.com/2t06bIw ), 794 of the 4,426 complaints closed by the Civilian Complaint...
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June 28, 2017 - 8:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island woman is suing a Manhattan restaurant after tearing a knee ligament, claiming she was too drunk to ride the eatery's mechanical bull ride. Thirty-three-year-old West Babylon resident Jocelyn Burmeister says she was at Johnny Utah's for a party in March. The lawsuit...
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June 28, 2017 - 6:00 am
FLANDERS, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island woman is dealing with annoying squatters — a family of ospreys that has nested on top of her Suffolk County home's chimney for the past five years. Dhonna Goodale says the ospreys, also known as fish hawks, roosted on top of her Flanders home the summer before...
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