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Views differ of imam accused in terror case
NEW YORK (AP) -- An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor and as a reasonable man who helped authorities in England keep people calm by his defense attorney....
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US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday....
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2 New York men awarded $36M in wrongful conviction
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- Two suburban New York men who spent 18 years in prison for the 1984 rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, only to be exonerated when a DNA test showed that another unknown assailant had committed the crimes, were awarded $18 million each Thursday in a federal civil rights lawsuit....
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NY transit workers reach tentative contract deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Transit officials and the union representing about 34,000 city subway and bus workers reached a tentative contract deal that would include raises and new benefits but require higher health insurance payments, both sides and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday....
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Woman moves stranger's vehicle; key fit 2 cars
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Brooklyn woman says her mother accidentally moved a stranger's car with a key that fit two vehicles....
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More NY first responders carrying opioid antidote
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City officials say more first responders on Staten Island are carrying an overdose antidote in response to the borough's heroin and pain pill addiction problem....
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NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is aiming to start reconstruction by the end of the summer on 500 homes that were wrecked during Superstorm Sandy....
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Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty
NEW YORK (AP) -- A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it....
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New York political leader Basil Paterson dies
NEW YORK (AP) -- Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87....
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NY expanding computerized court records
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- In the transition from paper to computer records, state courts have expanded electronic filing of civil cases to New York City, Long Island and 10 upstate counties with free public access to most information....
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