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April 13, 2017 - 7:28 pm
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A Mount Vernon mother has been charged in the 2015 death of her 5-year-old daughter, who accidentally shot herself in the face when she picked up a loaded handgun found in the family's apartment. Tantania Manners was arrested Wednesday and charged with endangering the welfare...
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April 12, 2017 - 8:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court judge who was the first African-American woman appointed to New York's highest court has been found dead on the shore of the Hudson River off Manhattan. Police say the body of 65-year-old Sheila Abdus-Salaam was discovered just before 2 p.m. Wednesday along the...
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April 12, 2017 - 7:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists at two recently combined digital news organizations in New York have agreed to unionize. The Writers Guild of America, East announced Wednesday a majority of the 26 reporters and editors at DNAinfo and Gothamist opted to the join the guild. The workers released a joint...
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April 12, 2017 - 6:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists at two recently combined digital news organizations in New York have agreed to unionize. The Writers Guild of America, East announced Wednesday that a majority of the 26 reporters and editors at DNAinfo and Gothamist opted to the join the guild. The workers released a...
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April 12, 2017 - 4:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor says a man with ties to the Bonanno organized crime family and a secret partner in a World Trade Center construction firm has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. Vincent Vertuccio pleaded guilty Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court. Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget Rohde...
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April 12, 2017 - 12:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The sculptor of Wall Street's "Charging Bull" says New York City is violating his legal rights by forcing his bronze beast to face off against the "Fearless Girl." Artist Arturo Di Modica (dee-MOH'-dih-kuh) said Wednesday that the new neighboring statue changes his bull into...
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April 12, 2017 - 12:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sikhs in the United States are launching a million-dollar awareness campaign that seeks to stop violent attacks against followers by explaining more about who they are and what they believe. The "We are Sikhs" campaign set to launch Friday is funded by Sikh leaders who have become...
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April 12, 2017 - 10:42 am
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The death of a pilot who was directed to a closed airport after reporting engine trouble and crashed a quarter-mile from the nonexistent runway has prompted changes at the Federal Aviation Administration. It now performs weekly accuracy checks of its radar video maps. The...
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April 12, 2017 - 8:24 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A member of the New York Army National Guard has been named the U.S. Army's Military Photographer of the Year. National Guard officials say Wednesday that Sgt. Harley Jelis, a New Milford, Connecticut resident, was selected for the honor during the Army's annual Keith L. Ware...
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April 12, 2017 - 7:42 am
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — After nearly six decades and millions of newspapers delivered, Mel Rulison has called it quits. The 87-year-old retired last Sunday as a route driver for The Leader-Herald, a 7,500-circulation daily afternoon paper published in Gloversville, in New York's Mohawk Valley...
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