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Bernie Goetz headed for trial in NYC pot-sale case
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bernie Goetz (GEHTS) is headed toward a trial in his New York marijuana case after rebuffing a plea offer involving 10 days of community service....
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22 upstate casino proposals submitted in NY
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Groups hoping to secure the rights to open a casino in upstate New York include hometown business owners as well as gambling giants like Caesars, Genting Group and Foxwoods, state gambling officials announced Thursday....
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Criminal probe into NYC heiress' life is over
NEW YORK (AP) -- During a years-long court fight over an idiosyncratic copper heiress' $300 million estate, a New York criminal investigation quietly examined how she and her finances were being looked after, though no one was ever charged....
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Judge allows partial release of Attica riot papers
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York judge on Thursday approved a request to allow a fuller history of the nation's bloodiest prison riot to be revealed, including a look into whether there was any cover-up by authorities....
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$1.4 million in grants to land trusts in New York
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Conservation officials announced Thursday they have awarded $1.4 million in grants to 50 nonprofit land trusts around the state....
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Postal workers unions protest Staples program
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees....
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Gaga over gorillas? 2 babies arrive at Bronx Zoo
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City zoo is celebrating the arrivals of two baby western lowland gorillas....
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Sharpton may protest Astorino's NY campaign
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Republican candidate Rob Astorino's campaign for governor may soon be dogged with protests about his housing desegregation dispute with the federal government....
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New Yorker who faked drowning gets 7-year sentence
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A man who enlisted his son to falsely report that his father had drowned at Jones Beach as part of an insurance fraud scam - and who was later convicted of unrelated charges that he posed as a police officer to accost a woman on a suburban street - was sentenced Thursday to up to seven years in prison....
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NY judge adds year to sentence for philanthropist
NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge in New York has boosted the prison sentence for an opera-loving philanthropist convicted in a multimillion-dollar fraud....
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