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NYCLU: New data show holes in legal aid for poor
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York Civil Liberties Union says data on public defenders in five counties highlights the state's ongoing failure to provide adequate criminal defense to the poor....
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Judge: NY must reword redistricting referendum
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A state judge has ruled that a New York referendum on the creation of a new redistricting commission must be reworded to delete language describing the proposed panel as "independent" because it would be misleading to voters....
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Lake Champlain ferry paying $100k EPA penalty
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The company that runs most of the ferries between Vermont and New York on Lake Champlain is going to pay a $100,000 penalty to the Environmental Protection Agency to resolve claims it violated Clear Air Act rules....
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Puppy clings to life; NYC woman arrested
NEW YORK (AP) -- Veterinarians say a badly injured puppy left in a plastic shopping bag has started to respond to voices. But her condition is still critical....
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5 bank tellers charged with identity theft
NEW YORK (AP) -- Five bank tellers are accused of running an identity theft ring that targeted bank customers in the Bronx and surrounding counties....
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Woman faces sentencing for buying killer his guns
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors are seeking an extra-long sentence for a woman who bought the guns used by her former neighbor to kill two upstate New York firefighters on Christmas Eve....
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Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work - problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle....
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APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction
NEW YORK (AP) -- The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale....
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Trial underway in New York double homicide case
LYONS, N.Y. (AP) -- Testimony is underway in the double murder trial of a Rochester man charged with stabbing a mother and daughter to death during a break-in last year....
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Barcelona, Spain, tops innovative cities contest
NEW YORK (AP) -- Barcelona, Spain, captured the grand prize in a competition that spurs cities to develop novel approaches to improve urban life, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Wednesday....
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