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NY Speaker Silver resigns as field to replace him drops to 2
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced his resignation as two lawmakers jockeyed for his position Friday following federal charges that the longtime leader took nearly $4 million in kickbacks....
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FAA investigating after planes nearly collide by NY airport
NEW YORK (AP) -- The FAA is investigating a near-midair collision between two planes by an airport north of New York City....
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US judge: No asylum for Afghan soldier who fled training
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- An immigration judge denied asylum Friday for an Afghan military officer who sneaked away from a U.S. training exercise in Massachusetts to avoid returning to Afghanistan, where he said he had been threatened by the Taliban....
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Murder trial begins 35 years after 6-year-old vanished in NY
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America's children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping....
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Prison for NYC duo accused of abusing partly paralyzed woman
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City couple accused of battering a partially paralyzed woman and controlling her finances for more than a year has been sentenced to over a decade in prison....
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New York wage board suggests $7.50 wage for tipped workers
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Restaurant servers and other tipped workers in New York state would make $7.50 an hour before tips under a proposal recommended by a state wage board Friday...
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NYC to pay $5M to kin of man killed in 'Mafia cops' case
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nicholas Guido was showing off his new car outside his mother's home on Christmas Day 1986 when he was gunned down because he'd been mistaken for a mobster with the same name. The bad information, prosecutors said, came from two decorated police detectives who would later be convicted of moonlighting as hit men for the mob....
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City will pay $3.9M in 2012 NY police shooting of Bronx teen
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City agreed Friday to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012....
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NYPD says counterterror officers will not police protests
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Police Department officials say 300 to 350 officers will receive special training in counterterrorism tactics - but they won't be used to police protests....
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