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New York marks 150th anniversary of Lincoln funeral train
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- One hundred and fifty years ago Saturday, the body of President Abraham Lincoln arrived in Albany during its long trip from Washington to Illinois. The casket was taken to the old state Capitol building where mourners paid their respects through the night....
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Police: NYC airplane cleaner pocketed 1,429 liquor bottles
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say an airplane cleaner has been arrested on charges she pocketed nearly $15,000 worth of contraband from planes grounded in New York City, including nearly 1,500 unopened bottles of liquor....
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Johnson & Wales fraternity pledge sues over alleged hazing
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Johnson & Wales University student is suing a fraternity chapter at the Rhode Island school and several of its members on allegations he was subjected to brutal hazing last fall that included being beaten with wooden paddles and having his skin burned by cigarettes....
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Cleveland Play House wins Regional Theater Tony Award
NEW YORK (AP) -- This year's Regional Theater Tony Award will go to the Cleveland Play House as it embarks on its centennial season....
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15 loose buffaloes that crossed New York highway are killed
COEYMANS, N.Y. (AP) -- Fifteen buffaloes that escaped from a farm were intentionally shot and killed Friday after they dashed past a group of police, crossed a major highway and ended up near some schools, authorities said....
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Thorough sweep of Statue of Liberty turns up no explosives
NEW YORK (AP) -- A bomb threat made by an anonymous 911 caller forced the evacuation of hundreds of tourists Friday from the Statue of Liberty, but a thorough sweep of the landmark by investigators turned up no explosives....
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New York to get nearly $1B loan to make commuter rail safer
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the nation's largest commuter rail network, is on track to receive a nearly $1 billion federal loan for safety improvements meant to avoid a repeat of a 2013 derailment that killed four people, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday....
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Bayonne Bridge to close Saturday
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) -- The Bayonne Bridge is closing as work continues to raise the span that links Bayonne with Staten Island, New York....
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New York begins effort to help startups navigate regulations
NEW YORK (AP) -- Technology startups and New York authorities will get each other's input on dealing with regulations under an initiative the state attorney general and New York City's chief lawyer announced Friday....
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Activist swimmer sets sights on another polluted waterway
NEW YORK (AP) -- The clean-water advocate who took an Earth Day swim in the Gowanus (goh-WAH'-nuhs) Canal is now setting his sights on another highly polluted New York City waterway....
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