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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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Feds 'closely monitoring' NY police custody death
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Justice Department is "closely monitoring" New York City's investigation into the death of a man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer arresting him on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes....
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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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Google to map Liberty and Ellis islands
NEW YORK (AP) -- Google had begun mapping Liberty Island in New York Harbor....
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NY girl, 5, killed in north Fla. crash
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Highway Patrol says a 5-year-old New York girl is dead and her brother is recovering from serious injuries after the car they were riding in was struck by a sports utility vehicle....
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'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bel Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of the American high school, died Friday at age 103....
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