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Top NY lawmaker's arrest sends session, Senate into disarray
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The arrest of a powerful New York lawmaker on federal corruption charges threw one of America's most powerful statehouses into disarray, destabilizing the state's Senate while complicating an already contentious legislative agenda....
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Special election in New York City for Grimm, Assembly seats
NEW YORK (AP) -- A high-profile congressional seat is up for grabs as voters in Staten Island and certain sections of Brooklyn on Tuesday take part in a special election....
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Cartoon contest organizer known for inflammatory rhetoric
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that exploded in violence over the weekend in Texas was organized by Pamela Geller, a New Yorker who rails against Islam with such ferocity that one of the nation's top civil rights groups lists her in its "extremist files."...
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Wall Street Journal's Gigot to head Pulitzer Prize Board
NEW YORK (AP) -- Paul Gigot of The Wall Street Journal has been elected chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Board....
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NYPD officer with promising career dies from gunshot wound
NEW YORK (AP) -- Officer Brian Moore, the son, nephew and cousin of police officers, had already started carving out a promising career for himself at the New York Police Department, making more than 150 arrests and earning service medals in less than five years on the job....
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3 congregants killed in semi, church van crash identified
WAWARSING, N.Y. (AP) -- State police have identified three congregants of a New York City church who were killed when a tractor-trailer slammed into the van they were riding in after attending a religious retreat....
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Ex-Christie allies plead not guilty in bridge case
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Two former political allies of Gov. Chris Christie pleaded not guilty Monday to charges they were involved in politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge, and the attorney for one vowed to subpoena her former colleagues to prove her innocence....
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NYC harassment case against marathon bombers' sister dropped
NEW YORK (AP) -- Accusations that the Boston Marathon bombers' sister threatened to bomb a perceived romantic rival can't be proved, prosecutors said Monday as they dropped a harassment case against her....
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Special election in New York City for Grimm, Assembly seats
NEW YORK (AP) -- Voters in Staten Island and certain sections of Brooklyn are getting another chance to make their political preferences known as a special election is held Tuesday to fill a vacancy in the state Assembly and another in Congress after a Republican's tax evasion conviction....
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Jury in Etan Patz '79 missing-boy case gets new aid: printer
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jurors in the New York murder trial involving the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY-tahn payts) have asked for dozens of exhibits, legal pads full of notes and a spreadsheet to organize their thoughts. And now they even have a printer to put their spreadsheet on paper....
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