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Cuomo again defends handling of corruption probe
FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to Long Island on Wednesday to promise help for homeowners after Superstorm Sandy and ended up dealing with a tempest of a different kind: allegations that his office meddled with an anti-corruption commission....
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Cuomo: speed up medical pot for kids with epilepsy
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's governor wants to speed up the implementation of the state's new medical marijuana law to help children with epilepsy get medication more quickly....
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Processing issue delays bar exam submissions
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Law school graduates sweated their way through the second and final day of their bar exams Wednesday, some relieved to see paper and pencil after running into a technical glitch that kept test takers in several states from uploading the first day's answers from their computers....
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Ticket me Elmo: NYC weighs street character law
NEW YORK (AP) -- A summer spike in costumed characters behaving badly in Times Square - most recently a Spider-Man accused of punching a police officer - has turned up the heat on plans to regulate the legions of Elmos, Cookie Monsters and Statues of Liberty who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists....
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Figure in '80s payola probe faces NY gambling case
NEW YORK (AP) -- He's been one of the nation's most influential record promoters, the producer of an Oscar-nominated movie, a defendant who successfully fought racketeering charges in a high-profile payola case, and an admitted loan shark who shook down borrowers in ritzy Beverly Hills....
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Man charged in beating death of 85-year-old woman
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A man is charged with beating an 85-year-old woman to death while stealing copper pipes and brass objects from her home, Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced Wednesday....
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NYC mayor: Too busy to heed state corruption probe
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he has not been following accusations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration interfered with a state anti-corruption commission....
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Police union claims in stop-and-frisk are rejected
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police unions lost their bid Wednesday to challenge a ruling concluding that New York City's stop-and-frisk tactics are sometimes discriminatory, moving the city a step closer toward changing the program, which has drawn criticism for its effect on minorities but won praise for its role in reducing crime....
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NY public defender challenges 1995 kidnap verdict
OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) -- A federal public defender filed papers Wednesday seeking to overturn a man's 1995 kidnapping conviction in connection with the disappearance of a teenage convenience store clerk....
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Drug charges for NY man after festival death
NEW YORK (AP) -- An upstate New York man was arrested Wednesday morning on narcotics charges in connection to the overdose death of another man at a New York City music festival, authorities said....
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