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NYC to review Trump contracts after controversial remarks
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City officials are reviewing the city's contracts with Donald Trump after statements the GOP presidential hopeful made about Mexican immigrants....
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Billy Joel bests Elton John, sets new record at MSG
NEW YORK (AP) -- Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John....
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63-page settlement details reforms at NYC's Rikers Island
NEW YORK (AP) -- Prosecutors on Wednesday filed a detailed, 63-page list of reforms New York City jail officials have agreed to institute to end violence and other problems at the Rikers Island jail complex....
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New warden, security measures after New York prison escape
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month....
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NYC enacts ban on plastic foam containers
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's ban on plastic foam is now in effect....
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Ex-NY senator gets 7 years in prison for mayoral race plot
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Former Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison in a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election....
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New York City officials say major crime is down this year
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City is on pace this year for fewer than 100,000 reported major crimes for the first time in at least two decades, officials said Wednesday....
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Search on for man who fell into manhole during street flood
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say they're searching for a man presumed to have drowned after falling into a manhole while assisting a motorist stranded on a rain-flooded street in Syracuse....
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Public Advocate: NYC funds should divest from Wal-Mart
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City Public Advocate Letitia James is calling for the city's pensions funds to divest from Wal-Mart....
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Former NFL star tackles overgrown field for football camp
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The weeds and wild grass rose well above Reggie McKenzie's knees as the former NFL star walked the field bearing his name in the small Detroit enclave of Highland Park. With two weeks until the start of the youth football camp he's been running for four decades, the city-owned field had yet to be mowed - and something had to be done....
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