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Right-to-die bill clears NY legislative hurdle
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A bill that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from a physician has cleared a hurdle in New York's state Legislature....
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NY lawmakers propose codifying renewable energy goals
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A dozen New York lawmakers have introduced legislation to codify Gov. Andrew Cuomo's goal of eliminating human-produced greenhouse gas emissions statewide by 2050, replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy....
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Homeless, drug-addicted recruited for New York check scheme
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Police in New York are looking for the leaders of an illegal check-cashing operation that recruited homeless people and drug addicts....
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Novelis expecting to create over 200 jobs in upstate NY
SCRIBA, N.Y. (AP) -- Novelis, Inc. says it expects to create 250 jobs over the next four years at its newly expanded aluminum plant on Lake Ontario....
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Move to force vote on sex abuse bill fails in NY Senate
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- An effort to force a vote in the New York Senate on a bill extending the statute of limitations on suing child sex abusers has failed....
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Utility's NY customers get rate freeze through March 2018
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Utility regulators say delivery rates for National Grid's 1.7 million electric and natural gas customers in upstate New York will remain frozen through March 2018....
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Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast
NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before....
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Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US
BOSTON (AP) -- Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors - and their financial aid - to Syrian refugees....
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NY lawmakers want 911 called when disabled abuse suspected
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Several New York lawmakers are pushing legislation that would require caretakers of the disabled, mentally ill and addicted in state programs to report suspected abuse to local police and prosecutors....
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Unnamed 'Oxygen Thief' become self-published success
NEW YORK (AP) -- The fair-skinned man with the hoodie and dark ski cap sits on a bench outside McNally Jackson Books in downtown Manhattan, where neither patrons nor employees seem aware that he's the author of a work so in demand at the store that it's often out of stock....
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