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On the wild slide: Lake Placid site offers skeleton rides
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Sledding can be pleasant and pastoral, with big toboggans, snowy hills and rosy cheeks. And then there's skeleton sledding: belly down, head first on a sled the size of a throw rug, hard ice whooshing by your face....
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NYC mayor to tout housing plan to business leaders
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio will bring his message of combating income inequality - and, in particular, his ambitious affordable housing plan - to a group of influential New York City business leaders whose support could prove vital....
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Report: Don't rush to ax test for NYC specialized schools
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's elite specialized high schools have long been praised as bastions of excellence while facing criticism for their lack of diversity....
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Charter advocates, teachers union descend on NY Capitol
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Charter school advocates and teachers unions took their fight to the state Capitol on Wednesday with competing events that attracted thousands on both sides of the escalating clash over New York's education policy....
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Sen. Schumer: Set strict limit on volatility of railcar oil
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Sen. Charles Schumer is asking federal regulators to set a strict standard for the volatility of crude oil shipped by rail to help reduce destruction from accidents like a fiery derailment in West Virginia last month....
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Pakistani man guilty in al-Qaida plot to bomb NYC subway
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Pakistani man was found guilty Wednesday in a failed al-Qaida bomb plot after a New York trial that featured spies in disguise, evidence from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound and the defendant's questioning of an admitted co-conspirator....
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Funeral held for NYPD detective killed in wrong-way crash
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York Police Department detective killed on his way to work by a wrong-way driver was mourned Wednesday by colleagues from the force and childhood friends from his old neighborhood....
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Black NY officer cleared after arrest by 2 white officers
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- A black policewoman who said she was a victim of racial bias in a dispute with two white officers was acquitted Wednesday of harassment and resisting arrest charges....
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NYC survey to review diversity of arts groups' staff
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City plans to conduct a survey to determine the diversity of the boards and staffs of its cultural institutions....
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Vietnamese man pleads not guilty in US terrorism case
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Vietnamese man extradited to the United States from London last week pleaded not guilty Wednesday to supporting al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula in a case built partly on his interactions with two Americans who prosecutors say were once members of the organization....
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