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'Folksong Festival' radio host Oscar Brand dies at 96
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Oscar Brand, a longtime force on the American folk scene whose radio program "Folksong Festival" showcased Woody Guthrie and a young Bob Dylan among music greats and newcomers, has died, his manager said Saturday. He was 96....
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Broker sentenced for role in 5-year insider trading scheme
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say the final defendant involved in a five-year insider trading scheme that yielded more than $5.6 million in net profits has been sentenced....
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This week from Albany: Campaign cash conundrum
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Three top state leaders faced a dilemma over potentially tainted campaign contributions last week, while eight local governments received a disquieting update on their financial health. Meanwhile, efforts to overhaul Penn Station took another step forward and the state stepped in to help New Jersey deal with a deadly train crash....
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NTSB probe of deadly crash focuses on engineer, black box
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- Here's what is known about the investigation into a commuter train crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others Thursday in Hoboken, New Jersey....
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NY grants to help protect Hudson River watershed
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York has awarded more than $440,000 in grants for 10 projects to help communities protect water quality and habitats in the Hudson River watershed....
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Schumer: 911 call centers vulnerable to cyber attacks
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says the federal government must do more to protect 911 call centers from cyberattacks....
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Fallen firefighter remembered as hero, family man
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York City fire battalion chief killed by debris from a house explosion last week was remembered Saturday as a hero and a dedicated family man at his funeral service attended by thousands of firefighters, elected officials, friends and family....
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Advocates plan New York City-Albany walk for school funding
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Education advocates say they're going to walk 150 miles from New York City to Albany to press the state for more school funding....
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State to honor 7 military heroes from New York
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A Civil War hero from Scotland and six New York-born soldiers who died while serving in the military are being honored by the state....
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NY ranks 2nd worst in business tax climate but improving
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York still ranks second worst among states' business tax climates by the Tax Foundation....
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