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Cops: Woman killed boy, falsely reported abduction
BERNE, N.Y. (AP) -- A 19-year-old woman strangled a 5-year-old cousin who had been in her parents' care, then discarded his body along a road before calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home, authorities said Friday....
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NYC police make arrest in officer assault probe
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department has made another arrest in an aggressive manhunt for suspects in an assault on two officers during a protest over the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner....
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Ashanti 'shocked' by prospect of stalker retrial
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ashanti is appalled by the prospect of facing her accused stalker again in court, but the Grammy-winning R&B singer said Friday she's determined to see the case through after a mistrial....
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Lawyer: Child molester won't testify in 1979 case
NEW YORK (AP) -- A convicted child molester who was long suspected in a 1979 missing child case plans to invoke his right against self-incrimination if called to testify in the murder trial of a man now charged with the crime, his lawyer said Friday....
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Jail boss: Restrictive NYC unit will stop violence
NEW YORK (AP) -- Correction officials on Friday encouraged the city's jail watchdog board to approve a proposed rule change to allow for the creation of a 250-bed restrictive housing unit at Rikers Island for the 2.2 percent of inmates they say are responsible for the vast majority of violence....
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Siena poll indicates New York is split on fracking
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New Yorkers remain divided over hydraulic fracturing for natural gas as the state prepares to outlaw the drilling process, according to a Siena College poll released Friday....
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NY requires colleges to report crimes to police
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York is requiring colleges and universities to notify police within 24 hours after a violent felony is reported or someone goes missing from university housing....
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New York mayor caught between protests, police
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected last year after making promises to keep crime low while improving relations between police and the community. As the tensions between those promises continue to mount, Friday showed just how tricky threading that needle has been....
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Home confinement ordered for ex-pharmacy officials
BOSTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday ordered home confinement and GPS monitoring for two former officials with a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened more than 750 others across the country....
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Genovese soldier pleads guilty in port extortion
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A Genovese mob family soldier and two mob associates pleaded guilty Friday in a conspiracy to extort members of the longshoremen's union on the New Jersey waterfront....
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