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Expert: 'Mini tornado' caused fatal LI skydive
CALVERTON, N.Y. (AP) -- A safety expert for a national skydiving association says a "mini tornado" caused the accident that killed a correction officer and injured his instructor during a tandem jump....
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Authorities probe 2nd death at NY nursing home
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the death of a second patient at a suburban nursing home....
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WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York
RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) -- There's still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind....
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US prosecutor warns Cuomo over corruption probe
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A criminal defense attorney said Thursday that he has been retained by the office of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a federal prosecutor threatened to widen an investigation into the governor's handling of an anti-corruption commission....
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New York Air Guardsman pushed down bar stairs dies
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- An Air National Guard member has died more than two months after authorities say he was pushed down a flight of stairs at a bar....
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WTC steel company CEO arrested on fraud charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and a transit center was arrested Thursday on charges he defrauded a program meant to benefit minority- and women-owned businesses....
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Contract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers....
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Suspects in grisly NY murder cases arraigned
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- The cases are separated by two decades, but they share macabre similarities....
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Pilot guilty of using alias to fly news choppers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A man who worked for years as a Northern California helicopter news pilot without a legal pilot's license has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft....
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Russell Simmons, LL Cool J visit youth at NYC jail
NEW YORK (AP) -- A group of young people at a jail complex got some words of encouragement on Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor LL Cool J....
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