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Senator: New York schools need federal funds to test water
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing new legislation that would help school districts across New York state test their drinking water for potential lead contamination....
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Singers sought for iconic New York folk music venue's video
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- The nation's longest continuously operating coffeehouse is putting together a video featuring Arlo Guthrie and Garrison Keillor to celebrate the folk music venue's impending renovations....
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New York, New Jersey authorities arrest 18 in cocaine ring
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities in New York and New Jersey they've broken up a cocaine distribution ring, arresting 18 people....
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New York celebrates Arbor Day, encourages planting trees
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Friday is Arbor Day in New York state, a day that state environmental officials say is a perfect excuse to plant a tree, clean a park or talk to children about the importance of trees....
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Appeals court upholds conviction of ex-NYC councilman
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City councilman's bribery and fraud conviction and 10-year prison term was upheld Thursday by an appeals court that rejected various arguments, including that the First Amendment protects some bribes....
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NY court says DNA evidence requires analyst trial testimony
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's highest court ruled Thursday that DNA evidence presented by prosecutors must be accompanied at trial by at least one analyst involved in the critical stages of its processing or who independently analyzed the raw data....
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Court: NYC jail guard's conviction in inmate's death is fair
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former Rikers Island jail guard who ignored pleas for help by a dying inmate in 2012 because he didn't believe the prisoner needed assistance received a fair trial, an appeals court said Thursday....
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Wife admits killing New York farmer who was buried in manure
WARSAW, N.Y. (AP) -- The wife of a New York farmer who was hit with a pitchfork, shot in the head and then buried in manure has pleaded guilty to manslaughter....
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Jets select Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee at No. 20
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets addressed their need for speed with a versatile, athletic playmaker....
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Rex Ryan's Clemson connection leads to Bills drafting Lawson
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- With Rex Ryan making regular visits to Clemson to watch his son play, Tigers defensive end Shaq Lawson had already established a friendly rapport with the Buffalo Bills coach....
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