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Sloppy weather slows Thanksgiving travelers
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- Rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday as millions of Americans made the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways sloppy along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor....
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Retired Catholic priest gets 10 years in rape case
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) -- A former high-ranking member of a Roman Catholic religious order has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for raping a boy at a Massachusetts summer camp in the 1980s....
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State senate leader seeks new Hudson train tunnel
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Saying the region's transportation network is facing a crisis, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney is calling for a new train tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York....
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Fla. man pleads not guilty in NY double slaying
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- A Florida man has pleaded not guilty to murder charges stemming from the September shooting deaths of two members of a western New York motorcycle club....
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NY reports lower crime rate by ex-offenders
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Fewer than 10 percent of released state inmates are returning to New York prisons for new felonies, according to the latest data from corrections officials....
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At 1 month, US Ebola monitors finding no cases
NEW YORK (AP) -- For three weeks, Dr. John Fankhauser and his family lived in two RVs in a meadow in North Carolina, watching movies, playing cards and huddling around a fire pit - with no other campers around....
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Model-restaurateur B. Smith reported missing in NY
SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) -- Police on New York's Long Island say former model and restaurateur B. Smith has been reported missing....
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School closings or early dismissal due to snow
NEW YORK (AP) -- A majority of schools in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties are closed or plan early dismissals due to forecast of snow....
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NY pension fund slips amid 'challenges' in quarter
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's pension fund for state and local government workers declined to $178.3 billion following a negative return of less than 1 percent in its latest quarter, the state comptroller's office reported Wednesday....
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Native Americans ask Buffalo, NY, to rename island
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Two Native American women have asked the city of Buffalo to rename Squaw Island because they say the term is antiquated and offensive....
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