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Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast-growing populations of native species such as walleye and lake trout, biologists say. Now the challenge is convincing anglers to take the bait....
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Aretha Franklin slams server's D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T
LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a New York server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn't allowed to eat her takeout inside the restaurant....
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Custody death to mar NYC mayor's return from Italy
ROME (AP) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family are wrapping up a whirlwind vacation in his ancestral homeland of Italy, complete with cheering crowds, paparazzi and, yes, even proof Italians do eat pizza with a knife and fork....
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Cuomo meets foes' criticism with silence
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has responded with silence to political foes clamoring for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a press report that it interfered with a special corruption commission....
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New York suggests summer shutdown for nuke plant
CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's latest proposal to save Hudson River fish from being sucked into the Indian Point nuclear plant calls for shutting down one of the region's largest power producers for up to three months a year - during air-conditioner season....
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Report: Oversight lacking in NYC payroll project
NEW YORK (AP) -- Investigators say poor oversight allowed a New York City payroll-technology project to spiral into a $700 million tangle of contractor fraud, budget overruns and delays....
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Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent
NEW YORK (AP) -- The widow of a man who died in New York City police custody after apparently being placed in a chokehold says he wasn't violent....
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Prison officers block news crew from tourist site
WILTON, N.Y. (AP) -- An upstate New York TV crew was threatened with arrest by corrections officers as they tried to film at a public historic site on the grounds of an empty, soon-to-be-closed state prison, the station said....
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National outdoor art show to hit billboards
NEW YORK (AP) -- Famous artwork is about to hit America's streets and public places....
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US plans wide seismic testing of sea floor
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer....
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