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NY lawmakers OK budget: more school money, ethics rules
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state lawmakers approved a $142 billion state budget early Wednesday that increases funding for schools, revises teacher evaluations and enacts new legislative disclosure rules intended to address Albany corruption....
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In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect
NEW YORK (AP) -- An enigmatic figure looms over the trial of a man who confessed to killing Etan Patz: the former suspect who some still believe is behind the disappearance of the 6-year-old on May 25, 1979....
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In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect
NEW YORK (AP) -- The longtime suspect in the disappearance of Etan Patz is looming over the murder trial of the man who confessed to killing the 6-year-old boy....
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New York lawmakers OK budget with new teacher evaluations
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York lawmakers approved legislation Tuesday night to overhaul statewide teacher evaluations, which would require firing those found ineffective three years in a row....
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Audit: NY Sandy relief program paid millions for flawed work
NEW YORK (AP) -- A program that was supposed to rebuild homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy paid $6.8 million to contractors for work that was "flawed or incomplete," the city's comptroller said in an audit released Tuesday....
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Federal rail chief says ticketing important to rail safety
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) -- At a troublesome rail crossing on the road to a public high school, the head of the Federal Railroad Administration stumped Tuesday for increased education and enforcement of safety regulations at railway crossings....
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Bill introduced to create NYC civil justice coordinator
NEW YORK (AP) -- The City Council is introducing legislation that would create New York City's first civil justice coordinator....
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New York court: Drilling leases expired despite state ban
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York moratorium on hydraulic fracturing doesn't allow energy companies to extend leases with landowners beyond the expiration dates in their contracts, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday....
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Pedestrian fatality video to be used in cabbie training
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City cab drivers and other city workers will soon be required to watch a video about pedestrians killed by automobiles as part of the city's effort to reduce such fatalities....
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FAA investigates 2 laser incidents by Newark Liberty airport
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Federal officials are looking into more laser-pointing incidents at Newark Liberty International Airport....
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