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Police custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic
NEW YORK (AP) -- Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street....
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Seniors use roommate-finding agencies to cut costs
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do....
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AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said....
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Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots
When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine....
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Deaf educator and pioneer Robert Panara dies at 94
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Robert Panara, who lost his hearing as a child and became a leading educator of the deaf and a pioneer of studies of deaf culture, has died. He was 94....
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Astorino: Christie won't back me due to scandal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino said Tuesday that he believes New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won't support him because of the ongoing traffic jams scandal in New Jersey....
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Judge nixes lawsuit over Empire State Building IPO
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thousands of onetime investors in the Empire State Building can't sue over claims they were shortchanged by the deal that turned the iconic skyscraper into a public stock, a judge has ruled....
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At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun
BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930....
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NY man charged in 1990s murders of 2 prostitutes
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- The arrest of a suspect in the killings of two prostitutes in the mid-1990s is not believed connected to the unsolved homicides of 10 people, including sex workers, whose bodies have turned up near a beach highway in recent years, authorities said Tuesday....
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Debris from Sandy targeted in Northeast marshes
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy pounded the Northeast, communities in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island are preparing to track down and remove debris from marshland....
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