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Prison employee accused of helping 2 killers escape in court
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York prison worker accused of smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run will face charges in court....
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Principal's suicide, forged tests rock promising NY school
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeanene Worrell-Breeden had what she called a dream job running a public school linked with Columbia University's Teachers College when she killed herself by jumping in front of a subway car this spring....
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New York Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport
NEW YORK (AP) -- A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing congestion by doubling the space available for planes to operate....
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Police: Cigarette likely caused fire in senior complex
ORANGEBURG, N.Y. (AP) -- Investigators say burning mulch ignited by a cigarette likely started a fire that destroyed more than a dozen apartments in suburban New York....
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Jury convicts man in 2013 fatal shooting of girlfriend
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) -- A 27-year-old man has been convicted in the 2013 fatal shooting of his girlfriend inside their upstate New York home....
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Ex-NY police chief pleads guilty to possessing child porn
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- The former police chief of a New York City suburb, who once taught schoolkids how to be alert for sex abuse, wept Monday as he confessed that he had downloaded sexual images of children onto his home computer....
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Hispanics energized by Argentinian pope's first visit to US
NEW YORK (AP) -- Vianel Garcia told family members they could sleep on the floor of her East Harlem hair salon when Pope Francis visits the city in September so they can try to catch a glimpse of him when he makes a stop at a school across from her business....
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NYC mayor: 400,000 people have obtained municipal ID cards
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that about 400,000 people have obtained New York City's municipal ID card since the program was rolled out six months ago - including immigrants lacking legal documentation....
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NY wins $600 million hub for photonics research, development
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Rochester, whose fortunes have risen and fallen with the demand for futuristic technologies from former powerhouses like Xerox and Kodak, is looking for its next big breakthrough in the field of integrated photonics, a light science with the potential to transform communications, medicine and national defense....
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US appeals court rejects apartheid cases against Ford, IBM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in New York because they cannot show that the companies' alleged offending behavior occurred in the United States, a federal appeals court said Monday....
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