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Catskills hang hopes of revival on new casino
THOMPSON, N.Y. (AP) -- Residents of this faded corner of the New York's Catskills Mountains fist-pumped, cheered and hugged as they closed in on landing a casino. Finally....
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AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as officials fail to protect
BUTTE, Montana (AP) -- At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities - many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found....
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New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits....
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Reaction to NY decision on hydro-fracturing ban
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Reaction to New York's plan to prohibit hydraulic fracturing, or fracking:...
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Indiana officer asked to stop selling `divisive' shirts
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Some officials in the Indiana city of South Bend have called on a police officer to stop selling T-shirts that make light of the "I can't breathe" refrain used in recent protests of the police killing of a New York City man....
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Afghan soldier who fled US training sent to Canada
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- One of three Afghan military officers detained after fleeing a U.S. training exercise to avoid returning to Afghanistan has been allowed to make a refugee claim in Canada, his attorney said Wednesday....
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Win and hope: Bills focus solely on facing Raiders
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Running back Fred Jackson doesn't have the time or patience to figure out the various scenarios that ensure the Buffalo Bills staying alive in the AFC playoff picture for one more week....
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New York panel recommends 3 upstate resort casinos
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Three economically distressed counties in upstate New York have been selected as sites for casinos, a panel announced Wednesday, bringing an end to a fierce competition among developers and job-hungry communities....
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Recommended and rejected New York casino proposals
A New York board has recommended three sites for upstate casinos but rejected 13 others. Here's a look at the proposals:...
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$300 million Great Lakes bill stalls in Senate
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- A bill that would have continued a Great Lakes environmental cleanup program for five more years has stalled in Congress....
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