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Officials: Tappan Zee worker burned while fueling boat
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Federal authorities have opened an investigation after a Tappan Zee Bridge project worker was burned while fueling a crew boat....
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Democrats fail to oust NY Senate's GOP leader after arrest
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The Republican leader of the state Senate survived a largely symbolic effort by Democratic lawmakers to oust him from his position Wednesday following his arrest on federal corruption charges....
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Long Island town denies circus permit, cites cleanup cost
ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- The circus apparently wasn't all fun and games last time it came around for officials in a Long Island town....
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EPA suggests triggers for warning of algae in drinking water
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the first nationwide guidelines Wednesday for determining when algal toxins have reached dangerous levels in public water systems and do-not-drink warnings might be needed....
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Judge denies NFL linebacker's request in revenge porn case
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) -- An NFL linebacker accused of distributing racy photos of a woman in violation of a revenge porn law can't enter a pretrial diversion program that would allow for any conviction to be wiped from his record, a judge ruled Wednesday....
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US officials, Metro-North agree on safety equipment loan
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Federal transportation officials and the Metropolitan Transportation Agency have agreed on a nearly $1 billion federal loan to install technology that could slow trains when necessary on the Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Railroad....
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Wake for NYPD officer shot in the head while on duty
BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) -- Family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers will be mourning a New York Police Department officer at a wake on Long Island....
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Ryan won't 'muzzle' Bills after McCoy questions Chip Kelly
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan has no intention of putting "a muzzle" on his players. And that includes running back LeSean McCoy for questioning the motivations of his former coach, Chip Kelly....
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Activists ticketed for putting Snowden bust on NYC monument
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two activists who put a bust of Edward Snowden on a Revolutionary War memorial were ticketed and got their confiscated sculpture back Wednesday, saying they felt the episode had sparked conversation about freedom....
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Study: Lake Erie would offer plenty of food for Asian carp
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Runaway growth of algae in Lake Erie since the early 2000s has made the shallowest of the Great Lakes even more vulnerable to an invasion by greedy Asian carp, federal scientists said Wednesday....
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