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Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. But the top three Republicans leading in national polls don't appear to be listening....
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NY authorizes $10 million from Superfund for Hoosick water
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a $10 million state Superfund allocation will be used to plan a possible alternative water supply for a village where a toxic chemical has befouled the drinking water....
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Activists say officer's shooting conviction no bellwether
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police-reform activists, who have come to expect disappointment any time an officer is accused in a killing, expressed surprise Friday over the conviction of a patrolman who shot an unarmed man in a housing project stairwell but said they don't necessarily see the case as a turning point in the national debate over police accountability....
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2 workers hurt in explosion at fire extinguisher factory
WALLKILL, N.Y. (AP) -- State police say two workers from a fire extinguisher factory are hospitalized with severe leg injuries caused by an explosion....
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Cuomo revises plan to keep youths out of NY's adult prisons
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has revised his proposal for keeping juveniles out of New York's adult prisons and jails....
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MILLER PLACE, N.Y. (AP) -- A sex worker who disappeared near a remote stretch of Long Island beach highway that was later revealed to be a suspected serial killer's dumping ground for bodies might have been strangled, according to a new autopsy....
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Feds: Luxury apartments weren't built for disabled people
NEW YORK (AP) -- The first Manhattan high-rise residential rental building constructed after the Sept. 11 attacks is promoted online as offering "well-thought out" luxury one-, two- and three-bedroom units to accommodate a comfortable and sophisticated lifestyle. But federal prosecutors said Friday the real estate development company that created it left out some important details that would exclude some disabled tenants....
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Mediator: More progress in talks to resolve Argentina's debt
NEW YORK (AP) -- A court-appointed mediator reported more progress Friday in efforts by Argentina to resolve a dispute with bondholders who claim they are owed about $10 billion by the financially strapped South American nation....
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Western New York postal carrier admits to role in drug ring
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say a 26-year-old western New York postal carrier has pleaded guilty to her role in a drug distribution ring....
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Notorious Florida burglar arrested again in upstate New York
WILTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say a 69-year-old ex-convict who pulled off hundreds of burglaries in Florida is back behind bars in New York after getting caught stealing from an upstate residence....
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