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Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81....
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AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979
NEW YORK (AP) -- The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. On Friday, opening statements are set to be heard in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012. Here's a brief explanation of how Patz's disappearan...
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Price, Pacioretty lift Canadiens to 1-0 win over Rangers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Carey Price had an early feeling that one goal might be enough to settle the latest matchup between his Montreal Canadiens and longtime Original Six foe, the New York Rangers....
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Missing hiker found in Rocky Mountain National Park
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) -- Rangers in Rocky Mountain National Park have found a New York man who disappeared this week while hiking over a closed snow-covered mountain road wearing only tennis shoes, pants and a jacket....
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Another candidate for NY Assembly speaker drops out
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, a longtime legislator from Brooklyn, dropped his candidacy Thursday to become the new leader of the state Assembly, reducing the field to three....
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35 years after boy Etan Patz vanished, murder trial to open
NEW YORK (AP) -- Searching fervently for a missing 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz, police jotted a teenage shop worker's name among those of many people they met, never expecting the clerk would become their suspect more than three decades later....
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Family of man killed by police in stairway plans to sue NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- The family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer in a Brooklyn housing project stairway said Thursday that it intends to file a lawsuit seeking $50 million....
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NYC mayor fights leaks, orders new Gracie Mansion roof
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting a new roof over his head, city officials said Thursday, but he's not moving....
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APNewsBreak: Pot arrests plunge in NYC after policy change
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's pledge to stop making many marijuana arrests is playing out on the streets, where arrests and summonses for small-time pot possession have plummeted since the policy change this fall....
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Blogger helps raise $1 million so NYC kids can visit Harvard
NEW YORK (AP) -- A fundraising campaign inspired by the popular photo blog Humans of New York has raised more than $1 million to send middle-school students from a high-poverty Brooklyn school on field trips to Harvard....
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