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In Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it'll meet goal
NEW YORK (AP) -- A city home-repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, and officials say they're positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence....
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Girl, 3, drowns in pool; brother, 4, is critical
LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) -- A 3-year-old girl has drowned in a backyard swimming pool in New York, and her 4-year-old brother has been rushed to the hospital in critical condition....
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Teen taking Lamborghini test drive dies in crash
MOUNT SINAI, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail....
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NYC union: Cops not to blame for drugged-out death
NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of a New York City police union says officers shouldn't be held responsible for the death of a drugged-out man in custody....
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NYC police investigate tot's death after day care
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police are investigating the death of a 14-month-old girl after she was picked up from day care....
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NY foster agencies settle suit by kids for $17.5M
MIAMI (AP) -- Three private New York foster care agencies will pay $17.5 million to settle a lawsuit by eight people who were fraudulently adopted by a woman and claimed they were repeatedly abused, starved and imprisoned in a "house of horrors," attorneys said....
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NY race shows influence of Asian-American voters
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The two Democratic candidates for New York lieutenant governor are courting the votes of Asian-Americans and highlighting the political influence of the nation's fastest growing minority group....
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Man who killed son now charged in 1st wife's death
WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) -- A man imprisoned in New York for killing his son to collect on his life insurance is now charged with murdering his first wife in 1991 for the same reason....
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After deaths, NYC music festival tightens security
NEW YORK (AP) -- Drug-sniffing dogs, peers watching for people feeling ill, a "cooling tunnel" and shorter days are greeting fans this weekend at an electronic music festival where two people died of drug overdoses last year, organizers said Friday....
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NYC fire academy takes steps to curb MRSA outbreak
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Fire Department of New York is taking steps to prevent infection after more than a dozen probationary firefighters were diagnosed with the drug-resistant staph infection known as MRSA....
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