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NY Assembly speaker takes leave of absence from NYC law firm

January 28, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is taking a leave of absence from his law firm as he fights federal corruption charge. more »»

House committee passes ban on plastic beads polluting lakes

January 28, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana House committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban the sale and manufacture of soaps and cosmetics containing tiny plastic particles that environmentalists sa... more »»

Christie's meeting with Israeli president canceled

January 28, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A planned meeting between Gov. Chris Christie and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has been canceled. more »»

Jets hire brother of judge in New Jersey sports betting suit

January 28, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have hired the brother of a judge considering New Jersey's efforts to allow sports betting, but that won't affect the case for now.

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NYC 1st lady announces mental health initiative

January 28, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City is partnering with the Health Department to improve the mental health syste. more »»

Jets' hiring of brother of judge in sports betting suit

January 28, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' hiring of the brother of a judge considering New Jersey's efforts to allow sports betting won't affect the case, for now.

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Port Authority sets new passenger record at airports

January 28, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has broken its airport passenger record for the second straight year. more »»

New Englanders dig out after forecasters get it right

January 28, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Trudging through knee-high snow, New Englanders began digging out from a blizzard Wednesday with grudging respect for the forecasters, who missed the mark in New York but were right... more »»

Mill Mountain Zoo board hires new executive director

January 28, 2015

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Mill Mountain Zoo's board has hired Lucy Cook as the Roanoke attraction's executive director. more »»

Long Island mall to get a $84M shopping center next door

January 28, 2015

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. (AP) — The owner of Long Island's Green Acres Mall plans a $84 million shopping center next door.

The Macerich Co. more »»

Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies

January 28, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation... more »»

Ferry service resumes after high-wind closing

January 28, 2015

CHARLOTTE, Vt. (AP) — The Lake Champlain Transportation Company ferry between Charlotte, Vermont, and Essex, New York, is running again. more »»

NYC exhibition: Tintype portraits of 9/11 Mohawk ironworkers

January 28, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City exhibition is presenting tintype portraits of 30 Mohawk ironworkers who helped in the 9/11 rescue efforts and the construction of One World Trade Center. more »»

Lynch pledges independence if confirmed as attorney general

January 28, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from Republicans, Loretta Lynch promised a fresh relationship with law enforcement and with Congress on Wednesday at confirmation hearings to become the nation's... more »»

New Englanders facing snowy 'big dig' after blizzard

January 28, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out Wednesday, grudgingly praising forecasters who got grief from New Yorkers... more »»

NY adopts regulations for liquefied natural gas facilities

January 28, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has adopted regulations covering fueling and storage facilities for liquefied natural gas. more »»

Expect tiny tuxes but no real puppy love at doggy weddings

January 28, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal "I do" reveal true puppy love. more »»

After killings by police, a debate over grand jury secrecy

January 28, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Grand juries have long held some of the criminal justice system's best-kept secrets. more »»

 
 

 

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