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Man shot, drives a half-mile, hits house, dies
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities on Long Island say a man has died after he was shot in the head, drove a half-mile and crashed into a house....
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More ways to gamble with more casinos coming to upstate NY
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Well before dice start tumbling at new upstate casinos, gambling operations in New York are evolving to stay competitive....
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Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest
NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, thwarting Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory....
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Long Island fights gypsy moth invasion
EAST ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- A bumper crop of gypsy moth caterpillars is damaging trees on Long Island....
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Man caught after allegedly hitting trooper at traffic stop
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) -- Police say a man sought for assaulting a state trooper during a traffic stop is in custody after a daylong search....
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Parades, hot dogs, cold beer: America celebrates July 4
Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday. Here were some highlights of Independence Day celebrations:...
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Man gets 10-year sentence for cocaine distribution scheme
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A New York man is headed to prison for his role in a scheme to transport more than 20 kilograms of cocaine from California to New Jersey....
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Prosecutors: Man in wheelchair arrested for robbing NYC bank
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City man in a wheelchair has been arrested two days after he pocketed $1,212 in a daytime bank robbery, authorities announced Friday....
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Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of NYC July 4 hot dog contest
NEW YORK (AP) -- Contestants have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous....
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Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) -- A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan....
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