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Man Gets 40 Years-to-Life for Killing 8-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A New York City hardware store clerk who pleaded guilty to kidnapping, killing and dismembering a lost little boy was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years to life in prison.

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Mosquito Spraying Slated for Manhattan

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New York City health officials say ground spraying to reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus will be done in parts of Manhattan.

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Dolan to Offer Prayer at Both DNC, RNC

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cardinal Timothy Dolan says he's now giving the closing prayer at both the Democratic and Republican conventions.

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Empire State Building Shooter's Mom: Police Justified in Killing Him

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The mother of the gunman in the Empire State Building shooting says she doesn't blame police for killing him, but she still thinks of him as kind-hearted and caring.

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GOP Senators Oppose Canada Power Line

Monday, August 27, 2012

More than a dozen New York senators in the Republican majority are opposing a plan to bring hydropower from Quebec to New York City.

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Hispaniola Death Toll from Isaac Climbs to 10

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Haitians began to dig themselves out of the mud on Sunday, one day after Tropical Storm Isaac doused the Caribbean nation and killed eight people here and another two in neighboring Dominican Republic.

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Isaac Forces GOP to Scrap First Day of Convention

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Republican officials abruptly announced plans Saturday evening to scrap the first day of their national convention, bowing to a threat posed by Tropical Storm Isaac, churning toward Florida.

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NY State Senator Says She Expects to be Arrested

Saturday, August 25, 2012

New York state Sen. Shirley Huntley says she expects to be arrested Monday amid a continuing investigation by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman into state grants she provided nonprofit organizations.

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Isaac Drenches Haiti, Cuba, Heads Toward Florida

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac pushed over Cuba on Saturday after sweeping across Haiti's southern peninsula, where it caused flooding and at least four deaths, adding to the misery of a poor nation still trying to recover from the terrible 2010 earthquake.

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NYPD: All Shooting Victims Hit by Police Gunfire

Saturday, August 25, 2012

All nine people wounded during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Empire State Building were struck by bullets fired by the two officers, police said Saturday, citing ballistics evidence.

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Brooklyn Assemblyman Loses Post in Sex Harassment Case

Friday, August 24, 2012

An influential state assemblyman from Brooklyn has lost his committee chairmanship and seniority after the Assembly Committee on Ethics and Guidance found he violated the chamber's sexual harassment policy.

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A Year After Irene, NYC Ponders Sea Barriers

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hurricane Irene didn't prove to be the New York City flooding nightmare forecasters had feared. But a year later, some elected officials and community groups are pressing for an evaluation of whether sea barriers make sense for New York.

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NY Lawyer Seeks to Ease Conditions for WTC Bomber

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A lawyer for the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing has asked a New York appeals court to let him investigate why the government insists his imprisoned client is still a danger to America.

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Six Flags to End Safari Drive-Thrus

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey will be closing its animal sanctuary a month early this season and says in the future it will no longer let visitors drive their own vehicles through the park.

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Human Skeletal Remains Found at LaGuardia Airport

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fragments of a human skeleton have been found in a remote area of New York's LaGuardia Airport.

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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Granted Asylum by Ecuador

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ecuador said Thursday that it was granting asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a decision that thrilled supporters but will do little to defuse the standoff at the Latin American nation's London embassy, where the Australian ex-hacker has been holed up for almost two months.

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VIP Loans for Rep. Ed Towns Excluded from Subpoena

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that a Democratic committee chairman overrode his own subpoena three years ago in an investigation of former subprime mortgage lender Countrywide to exclude records showing that he, other House members and aides got discounted loans from the company.

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Investigators Probe Deadly Long Island House Explosion

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Investigators are sifting through the debris of a house destroyed in an apparent gas-related explosion that killed a toddler and injured 17 others.

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Clinton, Minnelli Among Stars at Hamlisch Funeral

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Friends and admirers of Marvin Hamlisch including Bill Clinton and Ann-Margret gathered Tuesday in New York City to bid farewell to the celebrated songwriter hailed as "the people's composer."

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NY Regulator Says Bank Settles Iran Money Probe

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New York's financial regulator said Tuesday that his agency has reached a $340 million settlement with Standard Chartered Bank to resolve an investigation into whether the British bank schemed with the Iranian government to launder $250 billion from 2001 to 2007.

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