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Police: Construction crooner found dead in apparent suicide
NEW YORK (AP) -- A karaoke-loving ironworker who briefly became a New York sensation for his serenades from a subway construction site has been found dead in an apparent suicide, a month after he disappeared from his Queens neighborhood, police said Friday....
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After 3 decades, NYPD's top hostage negotiator retires
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department's top hostage negotiator, who for more than three decades on the force preached an empathetic approach to law enforcement as he talked barricaded suspects out of apartments and suicidal people off of bridges and buildings, retired Friday in a tearful ceremony....
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Stunt plane crashes ahead of NY air show, killing pilot
NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) -- A pilot died when his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley, state police said Friday....
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After 3 decades, NYPD's top hostage negotiator retires
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department's top hostage negotiator has retired after more than three decades on the force....
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Police: Woman dies in crash after losing control of car
HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman has died in a single car crash after she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a wooded area....
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University defends mattress-carrying project against lawsuit
NEW YORK (AP) -- Citing the importance of the First Amendment, Columbia University asked a judge Friday to reject a student's lawsuit alleging the school failed to protect him after a onetime friend called him a "serial rapist" and carried a mattress around campus to protest sexual abuse....
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Ballerina Misty Copeland calls Broadway debut 'incredible'
NEW YORK (AP) -- The stage lights have been hard to get used to and she worried about limited rehearsal time, but ballerina Misty Copeland has put aside her nervousness and is finding her feet on Broadway....
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Firefighter shot in NYC issues a thank you
NEW YORK (AP) -- An FDNY lieutenant who was shot while responding to a Staten Island fire is thanking his colleagues, family and the people of New York City....
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Designated driver faces prison for DWI; 3 passengers hurt
CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) -- A man who agreed to serve as a designated driver is going to prison for a drunken-driving crash that hurt three passengers, including one who suffered a traumatic brain injury....
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Oily spill closes popular beach at New York's Lake George
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) -- A popular beach at New York's Lake George is closed after an oily substance was spilled into the water....
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