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NY tweaks medical pot law but still no talk of legalization
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York is loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law but, to the dismay of some pot advocates, there is no sign the state is in any hurry to join eight other states in embracing full legalization....
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State tree lighting is Sunday in Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York state holiday tree lighting is slated for Sunday evening at Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany....
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Federal government offering disaster loans to NY businesses
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The federal Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans to New York businesses hurt by the months-long drought....
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46 claims filed in 2 months to priest abuse victims program
NEW YORK (AP) -- It took 30 years for a former student to be ready to report he'd been sexually abused by a respected Roman Catholic priest on high school trips. But it didn't take long to realize the priest wouldn't be held accountable in court....
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NY offering housing in Finger Lakes to homeless vets, others
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state has opened a supportive housing project in the Finger Lakes region for homeless veterans and individuals suffering from substance abuse....
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3 arrested in assault of 2 men in upstate NY
ROME, N.Y. (AP) -- Police in upstate New York have arrested three suspects for breaking into a parked car and then assaulting the owner and another man who came to his aid....
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Rural hospitals in upstate NY asked to repay federal money
LOWVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Rural hospitals across upstate New York are facing the prospect of having to pay back millions of dollars in federal funds that already have been distributed....
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NY Army National Guard support unit getting new commander
CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York Army National Guard unit that provides military police, transportation and other support elements is getting a new commander....
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Gun-rights backers vow to 'go on offense' during Trump years
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump's campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands....
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Police: Mutilated body of man, 68, found in NYC apartment
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a 68-year-old man has been found dead with his penis severed in a New York City bathroom and that a 32-year-old homeless man has been arrested in connection with his death....
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