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End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded
NEW YORK (AP) -- Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror threats, but said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place....
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Law grad gets life term in woman's torture, death
NEW YORK (AP) -- A University of Florida law school graduate was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday in the torture and death of his girlfriend, who can be heard begging for her life after her cellphone apparently pocket-dialed a friend and recorded her dying words....
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Lindsay Lohan's mom pleads guilty to DWI in NY
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Actress Lindsay Lohan's mother has pleaded guilty in New York to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated....
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Calif. biologist awarded $500K NY medical prize
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A California scientist whose discoveries related to cell biology have led to new treatments for blood cancer and other diseases will receive one of the richest prizes in medical and scientific research next month, officials at Albany Medical Center said Tuesday....
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Woman convicted in case tied to firefighter deaths
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- A woman charged with buying guns for a convicted felon who later used them to kill two volunteer firefighters in an ambush was convicted Tuesday of falsifying business records....
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Yankee great Rivera's son on New Hampshire team
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) -- The son of Mariano Rivera, the retired Yankees legend considered the best relief pitcher in baseball, is playing for a collegiate summer program in New Hampshire....
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Hockey title puts tiny Union on the sports map
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) -- After tiny Union College toppled the heavyweights of hockey for the national title, its president, Stephen Ainlay, couldn't resist a little cheerleading....
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Tenants claim discrimination by Brooklyn landlord
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Brooklyn landlord has engaged in a pattern of ill-treatment to force out minority renters, even failing to cash rent checks in hopes of later evicting them for nonpayment, tenants said Tuesday after filing a federal discrimination lawsuit....
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Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft....
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Cuomo tax return shows $188,000 book advance
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax return shows he made $188,333 last year on an advance for his book that's due out in August....
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