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Family of NYC man in chokehold death talk to feds

August 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of an unarmed man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a police officer has asked federal prosecutors to investigate the cas. more »»

Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

August 21, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, raising concerns that schools may be overreacting. more »»

NJ man drives wrong way in upstate NY, crashes SUV

August 21, 2014

CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 71-year-old New Jersey man headed to a fishing trip in Canada was drunk when he drove the wrong-way on a central New York highway and crashed. more »»

USS Saratoga carrier heads off to be scrapped

August 21, 2014

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped. more »»

NYC public advocate shows off police body cameras

August 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A top city official is showing off cameras she says could curb police brutality allegations and save the city millions of dollars in legal costs. more »»

US judge readies response to Argentina's threats

August 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. judge frustrated by debt-ridden Argentina's refusal to comply with his orders is being urged to take stronger action against the South American nation. more »»

East Texas city honors native Y.A. Tittle

August 21, 2014

MARSHALL, Texas (AP) — The Marshall school board has voted unanimously to name its high school football field house in honor of hometown sports legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle. more »»

NYC Council bill to make kids' fast food healthier

August 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Happy Meals might soon need to get healthier.

A New York City councilman is introducing legislation that would set stricter nutritional standards for meals served with toys. more »»

168th New York State Fair opens

August 21, 2014

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Fair has kicked off its 12-day run that features national touring acts and a new operator for the rides on the midway.

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New York gets $800M in Bank of America settlement

August 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state is getting $800 million as its share of a national $16. more »»

Cuomo: Outlaw gender identity discrimination

August 21, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. more »»

Rabies vaccine airdrop underway in western NY

August 21, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Public health authorities in western New York are conducting baited vaccine airdrops this week to reduce rabies in the local wildlife population. more »»

Swedish town celebrates link to the Bronx

August 21, 2014

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nearly four centuries after Jonas Bronck set foot in America, his birthplace in southern Sweden is finally recognizing its historical link to the New York borough that bears his... more »»

Person is killed jumping in front of NYC subway

August 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A person is dead after jumping in front of a subway train at New York City's Penn Station.

Transit officials say the unidentified person jumped in front of an uptown No. more »»

Big Apple doctor-in-chief seeks community approach

August 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's new health commissioner isn't interested in being a nanny. Think of her more as a tutor.

Dr. more »»

Ex-guard pleads guilty to running family off road

August 21, 2014

CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — A former jail guard is facing more than 10 years behind bars for running his family off a northern New York during a domestic dispute last fal. more »»

Man sentenced for stealing $717K from employer

August 21, 2014

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A 64-year-old northern New York man has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for stealing more than $700,000 from his longtime employer. more »»

Vandal splashes red substance on NYC museum wall

August 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A vandal has splashed a red substance on a wall at New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art.

The New York Times reports (http://nyti. more »»

Roadkill on menu for zoo's carnivore exhibits

August 21, 2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Roadkill is part of the menu when it's feeding time at a zoo in western New York

The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports (http://on.rocne. more »»



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