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100-carat diamond could bring $25M at auction
NEW YORK (AP) -- A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald-cut could fetch between $19 million to $25 million at auction....
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Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts
NEW YORK (AP) -- Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction....
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S. Carolina paper's domestic killings series wins Pulitzer
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a list no state wanted to top. And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The Post and Courier of Charleston set out to explore why....
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TSA adding new security measures for airline, airport staff
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Transportation Security Administration is tightening security rules for airline and airport workers in the wake of a criminal case in which an Atlanta baggage handler was accused of smuggling guns on commercial jets, Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Monday....
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Suburban mayor convicted of taking bribe from fake developer
NEW YORK (AP) -- The former mayor of a suburban New York village was convicted Monday of accepting cash and other bribes from an FBI operative posing as a crooked developer....
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Jockey Chris Antley leads Racing Hall of Fame class
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Chris Antley, the late jockey who twice won the Kentucky Derby, was elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame on Monday with thoroughbreds Lava Man and Xtra Heat and trainer King Leatherbury. They will be inducted Aug. 7....
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New York man who plotted to join terror group gets 25 years
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- A suburban New York man who was thwarted in his attempt to fly to Yemen to join a Middle Eastern terrorist group and then admitted continuing to plot with others to assist them was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison....
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Man arrested in stabbing death of woman due to be arraigned
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- A Long Island man arrested in the stabbing of his former girlfriend faces second-degree murder charges....
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Russian accused of hacking into StubHub pleads not guilty
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Manhattan district attorney's office says the alleged ringleader behind an international scheme has pleaded not guilty to taking over more than 1,000 StubHub accounts to buy tickets to sporting events and concerts....
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NYC issues loom large as NY lawmakers return to Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York City and its mayor have a lot riding on the last two months of the legislative session as lawmakers return to Albany to consider the extension of city rent regulations, mayoral control of schools and a minimum wage hike....
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