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Gov. Cuomo at DNC: "Soul of America" at stake in election
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo addressed his party's national convention Wednesday night, praising Hillary Clinton, honoring his late father and warning of dire consequences if Donald Trump wins the White House....
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Girl's death spurs efforts to end annual rowdy lake party
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A boating accident that caused the death of a 9-year-old girl has prompted officials to consider scuttling an annual party on Lake George that has become notorious for alcohol, arrests and chicken fights featuring topless women....
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NY approves $39 million in 'Smart School' funding
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 30 schools investment plans totaling $39 million have been approved under the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act approved by voters in 2014....
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NY health records database reaches 9 million patients
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Nearly 9 million New Yorkers now have health records in a growing database accessible to most of the state's hospitals, health centers, long-term care facilities and nearly one-quarter of physician practices....
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NY officers seize undersized lobsters from grocery chain
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) -- State conservation officers have seized more than 1,100 pounds of undersized lobsters from two Price Chopper supermarkets and the company's distribution center....
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Man gets more than 13-year prison term in armed bank robbery
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A federal judge has sentenced a New York man to serve more than 13 years in prison after a jury convicted him of conspiring with others to commit an armed robbery of a Pennsylvania bank in November 2014....
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NY conservation officers seek bear that attacked a steer
BOLTON, N.Y. (AP) -- State conservation officers are trying to trap a bear that attacked a steer on a southeastern Adirondack farm....
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Report: Special unit not serving disabled NY prisoners
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York prisoners with intellectual and developmental disabilities housed in a newly created special unit designed to be more therapeutic have been abused, neglected and deprived of adequate mental health services, according to an advocacy group....
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Farm where teen died in hayride crash auctioned for $1M
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- The property where a teenager died two years ago during a haunted hayride crash has been sold at auction for $1 million....
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Schumer: Port of Albany to receive $17M upgrade
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The Port of Albany will receive $17 million in federal funding to pay for upgrades and an expansion allowing for greater shipment of large cargo....
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