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Judge: NY must reword redistricting referendum
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York election officials must reword a November ballot question on the creation of a redistricting commission to avoid misleading voters into thinking it would be independent, a state judge ruled Wednesday....
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Police: NYPD officer in Thruway crash was drunk
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York City police officer was heavily drunk - at around 7 a.m. - when he drove the wrong way on the state Thruway last month and crashed head-on into another car, killing himself and the other driver, state police said Wednesday....
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DC leaders propose concealed handgun permits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Residents of the nation's capital will be able to get licenses to carry concealed handguns outside the home, but only after they provide a specific reason for needing one, officials said Wednesday....
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Port Authority adopts new transparency resolution
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The agency at the heart of the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal is changing its rules to open up more access to public records....
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NYPD officer suspended after kick video
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City police officer has been suspended after a video surfaced of a street fair altercation in Brooklyn....
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Search underway for teen missing from NYC school
NEW YORK (AP) -- The family of a teenage girl with special needs and psychological issues said Wednesday the 15-year-old hasn't been seen since she slipped away from her school two days ago, and criticized school officials for not doing more in her disappearance....
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Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor
Schools closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks....
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NYC jazz musicians fear poverty in retirement
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City jazz musicians are worried about retiring in poverty....
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State receives grant to fix Norwalk rail bridge
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut is receiving a $161 million federal grant to help replace the aging Walk Bridge in Norwalk, which malfunctioned this summer causing major disruptions for rail passengers....
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NYC police increase security in Times Square
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police stepped up security in Times Square on Wednesday amid concerns that the mounting hostilities between the United States and the Islamic State group could have repercussions on U.S. soil....
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