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$2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death
NEW YORK (AP) -- The city has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said Friday....
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NYPD's highest ranking black official quits
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NYPD's highest-ranking black official abruptly quit Friday instead of taking a new post, a surprising move that caught city officials off guard at a time when the department is trying to mend relationships with minority communities....
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Kin plan suit on autistic student's choking death
NEW YORK (AP) -- Relatives of an autistic student who died after choking on lunch at school are planning a lawsuit they hope will spur closer supervision of special-needs students, their lawyer said Friday....
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Union appeal denied in NY stop and frisk case
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Friday denied a last-ditch effort by police unions to continue challenging a decision that the New York Police Department violated the civil rights of minorities with its stop and frisk policy, clearing the way for reforms to begin....
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AIG to pay NY $35M to settle licensing allegations
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Insurance company American International Group Inc. has agreed to pay New York state $35 million to settle claims that two former subsidiaries solicited business without licenses and misled regulators about their operations in the state, authorities announced Friday....
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Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday....
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Man found dead aboard sailboat in New Jersey
SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) -- State Police are awaiting autopsy results after a New York man was found dead aboard a sailboat that ran aground on a New Jersey beach....
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Troopers posted at school district due to threats
MONTROSE, N.Y. (AP) -- School officials say state troopers will be posted Friday at a Westchester County school district following threats that forced lockdowns two days in a row....
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1 dead, 2 injured in shooting outside NYC club
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a woman was fatally shot and two other people were wounded overnight outside a club in Queens....
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Survey: NYC homelessness rose in 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new survey shows the number of homeless people in New York City has grown this year in almost every category: individuals, families and the chronically homeless....
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