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Ellen Conford, popular children's author, dead at 73

March 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen Conford, an award-winning children's writer whose comic tales made her a favorite for at least one generation of readers, has died. more »»

Durst back in court for bond hearing on weapons charges

March 23, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After nearly a week in a prison's mental health unit, millionaire Robert Durst — accused of killing a female friend in California 15 years ago — appeared in court Monday in New... more »»

New York opens bidding process for Southern Tier casino

March 23, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The bidding process is formally underway for those interested in building a Las Vegas-style casino in New York's Southern Tier. more »»

Siblings killed in New York house fire buried in Israel

March 23, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Seven Jewish siblings who died in a devastating New York house fire were laid to rest in Jerusalem on Monday at an emotional ceremony attended by several thousand mourners. more »»

De Blasio, Giuliani team up for mayoral control of schools

March 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Two unlikely allies are joining forces to petition Albany to extend mayoral control over the New York City school system. more »»

Police find vehicle involved in woman's hit-and-run death

March 23, 2015

AMENIA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they've located the vehicle believed to have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident in eastern New York last week. more »»

Selfie spot for 'Mad Men' fans: new Don Draper bench in NYC

March 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — "Mad Men" fans can now take a selfie with Don Draper, thanks to a bench unveiled Monday featuring the fictional adman's silhouette. more »»

2 boys hospitalized after spending frigid night on mountain

March 23, 2015

KEENE, N.Y. (AP) — A woman rescued along with her two young sons after getting lost and spending the night on New York's highest peak says the boys remain hospitalized. more »»

Bond hearing scheduled for millionaire Durst in New Orleans

March 23, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After nearly a week in a prison's mental health unit, millionaire Robert Durst — accused of killing a female friend in California 15 years ago — has a bond hearing scheduled... more »»

New York religious coalition pans Cuomo's education changes

March 23, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A group of clergy and lay people from around New York state is writing to government leaders in Albany asking them to reject Go. more »»

World Trade Center stair climb will benefit wounded veterans

March 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A stair climb benefiting veterans will be held at One World Trade Center on May 1. more »»

ACLU: Chicago police had higher stop-and-frisk rate than NYC

March 23, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officers initiated a higher rate of stop, question and frisk encounters last summer than their New York City counterparts did during their peak summer, which precede... more »»

5 state chief judges to discuss deference, choosing cases

March 23, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The chief judges from five states are gathering at Albany Law School to discuss how they select cases to revie. more »»

Mom, 2 sons rescued after spending frigid night on mountain

March 23, 2015

KEENE, N.Y. (AP) — State officials say a 39-year-old woman and her two sons who got lost and spent a night on New York's highest peak have been treated for cold-related injuries at a hospital. more »»

Domestic dispute preceded car chase, fatal shooting

March 23, 2015

CLARENDON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy he wounded had earlier brandished a gun during a domestic dispute at a western New York home. more »»

Siblings killed in New York fire being buried in Israel

March 23, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — The funeral for seven ultra-Orthodox Jewish siblings who died in a devastating New York house fire over the weekend is underway in Jerusalem. more »»

School mourns death of teenager killed in 2-car crash

March 23, 2015

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Students at a western New York high school are mourning the death of a classmate who was killed in a car crash while returning home from a college visit. more »»

ACLU: Chicago police use stop-and-frisk more than New York

March 23, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois says that Chicago police officers are employing the controversial "stop and frisk" practice more than officers in New York City, wher... more »»

 
 
 

 

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