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Woman faces sentencing for buying killer his guns
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors are seeking an extra-long sentence for a woman who bought the guns used by her former neighbor to kill two upstate New York firefighters on Christmas Eve....
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Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work - problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle....
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2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled
CHICAGO (AP) -- A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."...
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Man accused of trying to aid Islamic State group
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq....
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NY boater gets prison for fatal Hudson River crash
NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) -- A man who was drunk when he crashed a powerboat into a construction barge, killing a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail....
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Man with history of stabbing women gets 25 years
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades - and has spent half his life in prison as a result - is unlikely to get out again....
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NY court weighs fate of reluctant witness
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's top court is considering the legal fate of a man who got immunity from prosecution by giving grand jury testimony against his brother in a stolen property case and then refused to follow through and testify at trial....
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Clinton urges renewal of 9/11 compensation act
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Congress on Tuesday to reauthorize federal legislation that compensates first responders who got sick working at ground zero in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, saying thousands still need help....
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Natural gas company seeks federal OK for pipeline
BOSTON (AP) -- An energy company is seeking federal approval for a natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local opposition....
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EPA rejects Cuomo's Tappan Zee loan proposal
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday balked at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to use half a billion dollars in federal clean water loans to help finance the cost of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, instead approving only $29 million....
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