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Mother, baby daughter, die in NY suburban home fire
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities in a New York City suburb say a mother and her baby daughter died in a fire that swept their home in the middle of the night....
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FAA: Plane with 3 aboard crashes at LI airport
WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. (AP) -- Officials say a plane practicing takeoffs and landings at a Long Island airport crashed into a wooded area, killing two people aboard. A third person survived Sunday's accident in Suffolk County....
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Aquarium of Niagara expanding to protect threatened penguins
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- A Niagara Falls aquarium is expanding so it can breed and protect the threatened Humboldt penguin....
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1 dead after car ends up in river
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Authorities say a man was killed and a woman was rescued after their car ended up in a Connecticut river....
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New York ramps up food testing
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state is expanding its testing of food and beverages in an effort to prevent foodborne illnesses....
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NY lawmakers to examine problem of elder abuse
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- State lawmakers in Albany are brainstorming ways to prevent and address elder abuse....
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Report: Median per-pupil spending in NY more than $22,000
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state's comptroller says the median per-pupil spending for school districts was $22,658....
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Former NHL enforcer suspended as youth coach following brawl
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Former NHL enforcer Andrew Peters has been suspended indefinitely as coach of a youth hockey team pending a Buffalo police investigation into his role in an on-ice brawl....
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Report: Metro-North bar carts may be derailed for good
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A published report says Metro-North bar carts that enable commuters to grab a quick beverage may be shut down for good....
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This week from Albany: Budget ramps up, nuke plant deal eyed
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- In New York state government, lawmakers return for the busiest month of the legislative session and a plan to shutter Indian Point nuclear plant goes under the microscope....
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