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Deaf educator and pioneer Robert Panara dies at 94
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Robert Panara, who lost his hearing as a child and became a leading educator of the deaf and a pioneer of studies of deaf culture, has died. He was 94....
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Astorino: Christie won't back me due to scandal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino said Tuesday that he believes New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won't support him because of the ongoing traffic jams scandal in New Jersey....
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Judge nixes lawsuit over Empire State Building IPO
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thousands of onetime investors in the Empire State Building can't sue over claims they were shortchanged by the deal that turned the iconic skyscraper into a public stock, a judge has ruled....
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At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun
BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930....
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NY man charged in 1990s murders of 2 prostitutes
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- The arrest of a suspect in the killings of two prostitutes in the mid-1990s is not believed connected to the unsolved homicides of 10 people, including sex workers, whose bodies have turned up near a beach highway in recent years, authorities said Tuesday....
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Debris from Sandy targeted in Northeast marshes
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy pounded the Northeast, communities in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island are preparing to track down and remove debris from marshland....
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NY panel: Blackout on officials' pre-election PSAs
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's ethics board on Tuesday approved a 90-day pre-election blackout on appearances in public service announcements by statewide officials and legislators who are also running for office this year....
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Police: Woman left 4-year-old on NYC street corner
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police allege an upstate woman left her 4-year-old son on a New York City street corner in the middle of the night....
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Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags with bleached-white ones....
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Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy
HOUSTON (AP) -- A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor a decade ago in Texas is facing a new charge in Houston that accuses him of urinating on candy at a drug store....
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