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Calls for ouster of NY Assembly speaker increase
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was fighting to keep his grip on power Monday amid widening calls for his resignation in the wake of federal corruption charges....
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Cuomo: Storm-related travel ban on roads, subway shut down
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a storm-related travel ban will go into effect on all roads in 13 counties including New York City and Long Island at 11 p.m., along with a shutdown of the city's subway system and commuter rails....
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Weather not fit for man or beast: NYC zoos are closed
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Wildlife Conservation Society says its New York City zoos and aquarium will be closed on Tuesday....
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Courts in NYC area will be closed Tuesday for snowstorm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The snowstorm pummeling the New York City metropolitan area is shuttering a swath of state courts....
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Body found in New York in 1979 identified as Florida girl
GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) -- A girl found shot to death in a western New York cornfield 35 years ago has been identified as a missing Florida teenager....
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LI correction officer charged with reporting false incident
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A correction officer has been arrested on charges he reported a false incident that prompted the lockdown of a Long Island hospital and a major police response....
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Cuomo, de Blasio have scheduling snafu before NYC blizzard
NEW YORK (AP) -- As a blizzard bore down on New York City on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to carefully coordinate the state and city's efforts to safeguard the region from the storm - but initially stumbled on how, exactly, to deliver that message to residents....
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US announces charges in New York Russian spy ring case
NEW YORK (AP) -- Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed information concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said....
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Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much about the journalist who published the leaks as it was the accused leaker....
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NYC increases homeless outreach due to snowstorm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York City Department of Homeless Services is increasing its outreach to ensure that unsheltered individuals are safe from the storm....
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