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14 more old convictions identified for review

July 31, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn prosecutors have identified 14 more cases in its exhaustive reexamination of old homicide cases. more »»

Park Slope group files suit over hospital plan

July 31, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A preservation group has filed a lawsuit to block a 485,000-square-foot hospital outpatient center in Brooklyn's Park Slope.

The suit was filed by Preserve Park Slope Inc. more »»

FEMA chief questioned over Sandy claims

July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims. more »»

Man fatally struck by train near NY station

July 31, 2014

CORTLANDT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say man on the tracks was struck and killed by an Amtrak train yards from the Cortlandt station.

It happened at 9:48 p.m. Wednesda. more »»

Saint's remains return to Hawaii permanently

July 31, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) — The remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients have been returned to Hawaii.

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Party's over for New York man who hosted big bash

July 31, 2014

POMPEY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 23-year-old central New York man who hosted a graduation party that got so big and rowdy that authorities called in a helicopter to help break it up. more »»

Fort Drum chapel rededicated after $7M renovation

July 31, 2014

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — The main chapel at Fort Drum in northern New York has a new look after a $7 million renovation projec. more »»

Former New York cop sentenced for insurance fraud

July 31, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A retired Buffalo police officer will avoid jail but must pay back $6,400 after inflating a car insurance claim.

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NY invests $9 million in North Country broadband

July 31, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is investing $9 million to expand broadband access among older adults in the North Country. more »»

Man struck and killed by Amtrak train in NY

July 31, 2014

CORTLANDT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train near the Cortlandt train station. more »»

Veteran TV impresario Robert Halmi Sr. dies at 90

July 31, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Prolific television producer Robert Halmi, Sr., has died.

Spokesman Russ Patrick said Halmi died Wednesday in his New York City home. He was 90. more »»

1 dead, 1 injured in Long Island skydive accident

July 31, 2014

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A skydiving accident on Long Island has killed one man and seriously injured another. more »»

Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

July 31, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A teenage daredevil who sneaked to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower pleaded guilty Wednesday in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest... more »»

Jeter gets presidential farewell in Texas

July 31, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Derek Jeter got a surprise presidential farewell before playing his final game in Texas, when former President George W. more »»

Argentina heads into default as debt talks fail

July 31, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Talks aimed at averting Argentina's second default in 13 years ended with bitter recriminations Wednesday as the South American country said it could not accept a deal with U.S. more »»

Metropolitan Opera wants mediator in labor dispute

July 31, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera wants to bring in a federal mediator to settle a contract dispute that's threatening to lockout workers. more »»

Cinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90

July 31, 2014

Filmmaker Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in "Primary" and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and schooled a generation of... more »»



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