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Police arrest suburban NY man in arson case
CENTRAL ISLIP, New York (AP) -- Suffolk County police have arrested a 35-year-old Long Island man and charged him with attempted arson for allegedly trying to set vehicles on fire in a parking lot....
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Bloomberg offers grants to help cities innovate
NEW YORK (AP) -- American cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charitable foundation....
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In 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed....
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NYC's Met opera still negotiating with 10 unions
NEW YORK (AP) -- Contract negotiations are continuing between New York's Metropolitan Opera and 10 of its unions to avert a lockout....
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Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square....
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Group challenges New York redistricting plan
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A government watchdog group is challenging the wording of a New York ballot question on redistricting, saying it is deceptive and should be replaced with more neutral language....
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Astorino unveils jobs plan in NY governor race
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino unveiled a plan to boost New York's economy Tuesday that calls for lower taxes, less red tape, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and incentives for high-tech industries and agriculture....
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NY regulators sanction Standard Chartered Bank
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Standard Chartered Bank reached an agreement with New York regulators to pay a $300 million penalty and suspend dollar exchanges through its New York branch for high-risk retail business clients at its SCB Hong Kong subsidiary....
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Islanders announce sale of minority stake of club
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York Islanders are selling a minority stake of the team, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years....
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Wrongfully convicted NYC man settles suit for $10M
NEW YORK (AP) -- The city will pay a $10 million settlement to a Brooklyn man who spent 15 years in prison for killing a rabbi, a wrongful murder conviction built on fabricated testimony and hidden evidence that possibly could have cleared him, the man's lawyer said Tuesday....
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