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AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

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Senate Republican leaders are ready to release their plan for rolling back much of President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Hearing set on fate of board member who insulted Obamas

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A one-time candidate for governor of New York who publicly insulted former President Barack Obama and his wife may be booted off the Buffalo School Board.

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NY Legislature set to adjourn, with no deal on NYC schools

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New York lawmakers are ready to leave Albany - though they haven't yet agreed to extend Mayor Bill de Blasio's control of New York City schools.

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The Latest: Las Vegas ties record high of 117 degrees

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Las Vegas has tied its record high temperature of 117 degrees (47.2 degrees Celsius) as a weather system continues to bring scorching heat to the Southwest U.S.

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FBI: Gunman acted alone in shooting of congressman

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A gunman acted alone when he shot and wounded a top House Republican and four other people on a northern Virginia baseball field, the FBI said Wednesday. 

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Teen dies after falling down abandoned NY elevator shaft

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Police say a teenager has died after he fell through the roof of an abandoned hospital and down an elevator shaft in New York's Westchester County.

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10 children suffer chemical burns at Indiana water park

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A northwest Indiana water park has been closed indefinitely after an equipment malfunction left 10 children with chemical burns.

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NY settles federal lawsuit over voter registration

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The U.S. Justice Department says it has reached an agreement with New York state to settle a lawsuit over voter registration opportunities through state motor vehicle offices.

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Warmbier's death looms over US-China talks on North Korea

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Otto Warmbier's death after returning from North Korean imprisonment is stoking outrage in Washington and threatening to overshadow high-level U.S.-Chinese talks.
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Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under investor pressure

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Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick has resigned.

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Pennsylvania toughening animal cruelty, neglect laws

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Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will sign legislation strengthening laws against animal cruelty and neglect in Pennsylvania.   

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First lady to join President Trump on July trip to Poland, Germany

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President Donald Trump will have some familiar company on his next foreign trip: his wife, Melania.

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UPDATE: Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

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Soldiers shot a suspect after a small explosion at the central Brussels train station Tuesday night, a spokeswoman for the city prosecutor's office said.

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NY state poised to adopt "buy American" policy on steel

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New York may soon require state construction projects to use American steel. 

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Cuomo: NY to review voting security after hacking reports

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The governor of New York has ordered a review of the cyber security of the state's election system following reports of Russian attempts to hack into American voting systems. 

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Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

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In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history.

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Tiger Woods receiving professional help to manage meds

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Tiger Woods is receiving help to manage his medications.

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Proposal to ban sales of smartphones for children

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Colorado officials have cleared the language of a proposed ballot measure that would establish the nation's first legal limits on buying smartphones for children.   

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Jury deadlocks on murder charges in NYC student's slaying

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A New York man has been found guilty of assaulting a student on an upstate college campus but the jury deadlocked on charges stemming from the fatal stabbing of another student. 

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NY Speaker pours cold water on movie theater alcohol sales

A plan to permit movie theaters in New York to seek a license to serve alcohol appears to be a flop.

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Overnight fire in Syracuse

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Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused a blaze at a suburban Syracuse business where five tractor-trailer trucks went up in flames.

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US student freed by North Korea in a coma has died at 22

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An American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma has died in Ohio. 

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Supreme Court strikes down sex offender social media ban

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The Supreme Court has struck down a North Carolina law that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites. 

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Coroner: Cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher's system

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Carrie Fisher's autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine and other drugs found in her system had on her death.

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US Sen. Charles Schumer pushes for heroin combat teams

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for federal help in the fight against opioid addiction in New York.

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42 arrested as police bust cockfighting ring in central NY

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Authorities say more than three dozen people have been arrested after police busted a cockfighting ring in central New York.

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Police: Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road

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Police say a vehicle struck pedestrians on a road in north London, leaving several casualties and one person has been arrested.

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Japan investigates delay in reporting US Navy ship collision

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Japan's coast guard is investigating why it took nearly an hour for a deadly collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship to be reported.

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Mom's grief spurs NY bill targeting opioid dealers in deaths

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A mother's grief is behind a bill in New York's legislature that would allow prosecutors to charge dealers of heroin and other opioids with homicide when their wares cause an overdose death....

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Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft

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Police are calling it grand theft avocado.  Southern California authorities say three produce company workers have been arrested in the theft of up to $300,000 worth of avocados. 

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Mistrial for mother accused of trying to kill kids, herself

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A Pennsylvania judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a woman accused of having tried to kill herself and her two young children by piping vehicle exhaust into her car.

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35-pound flabby feline at Washington shelter gets new home

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A tubby tabby named Symba needed an adoptive family and probably to lay off the treats.  Happily, he's found a family. 

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Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for `Rocky'

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John G. Avildsen, who directed ``Rocky'' and ``The Karate Kid,'' the hugely successful underdog fables that went on to become Hollywood franchises, has died at age 81.   

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NY: 'Sham' cancer charity to close, pay $350,000 after probe

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A breast cancer charity that claimed to raise money for medical care will close and pay $350,000 following an investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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New York OK's family-DNA searches for suspects, amid debate

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New York is becoming the latest U.S. state to let law enforcement hunt for suspects by identifying their relatives through DNA. 

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1 dead, 6 sickened in NYC Legionnaires' cluster

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New York City health officials say one person has died of Legionnaires' disease and six others have been sickened by the bacteria-borne illness in a Manhattan neighborhood. 

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New York OK's family-DNA searches for suspects, amid debate

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New York is becoming the latest U.S. state to let law enforcement hunt for suspects by identifying their relatives through DNA. 

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NY Gov. Cuomo: No deal on NYC school control, sex abuse bill

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's not optimistic that lawmakers will reach a deal to extend Mayor Bill de Blasio's control over New York City schools.

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1 dead, 6 sickened in NYC Legionnaires' cluster

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New York City health officials say one person has died of Legionnaires' disease and six others have been sickened by the bacteria-borne illness in a Manhattan neighborhood.

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Man dies in Niagara Falls after surviving 2003 plunge

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A man who survived a plunge over Niagara Falls without protection in 2003 has died after he went over again, this time inside an inflatable ball.

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NY: 'Sham' cancer charity to close, pay $350,000 after probe

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A breast cancer charity that claimed to raise money for medical care will close and pay $350,000 following an investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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The Latest: Senate panel to probe hacking allegations

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The Latest on the ongoing investigations into allegations of Russia interference in the 2016 election.

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Woman who sent texts urging suicide guilty of manslaughter

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A Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages encouraging him to kill himself has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

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Amazon is buying Whole Foods in $13.7B deal

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Online juggernaut Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, including debt.

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E. coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open

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Health officials say E. coli bacteria have been found in a drinking water station at Erin Hills golf course where the U.S. Open is underway, but there have been no reports of illness. 

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New York lottery marks 50 years

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The New York Lottery is celebrating 50 years of operation.

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The Latest: Officials: Homeowner held inmates at gunpoint

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The Latest on the manhunt for two Georgia inmates accused in the slaying of two prison guards. 

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Lawmaker to unveil bill to expand pedestrian safety barriers

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Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez has announced new legislation aimed at expanding the use of protective barriers on city sidewalks to help stop speeding vehicles from striking pedestrians like the attack in Times Square.
 

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Pennsylvania gas drilling fee revenue falls for third year

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Pennsylvania's counties and municipal governments will see another drop in the annual fee revenue they get from Marcellus Shale gas wells.

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UPDATED: Father and daughter die in crash on George Washington Bridge

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Authorities say a multi-vehicle accident on the George Washington Bridge has left one person dead and another person in critical condition.

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How to watch Thursday's Congressional baseball game

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The annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity will go on as planned Thursday, a day after a shooting that critically wounded several people.

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The Latest: House opens session day after attack on GOP

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The House has returned to business after a gunman fired at a baseball practice, critically injuring a top Republican lawmaker and wounding several others. 

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Blimp operator: Pilot 'OK' after US Open crash

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The Latest on the crash of an advertising blimp at the U.S. Open.

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Valedictorians' days numbered? Schools rethink class ranking

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It's high school graduation season but in an increasing number of schools, there's one less tradition --  that of assigning class rank to graduating seniors. 

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Wallenda hangs by teeth from helicopter over Niagara Falls

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The aerialist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda has successfully hung by her teeth from a helicopter over Niagara Falls.      

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Tennessee man sentenced in plan to attack mosque in Delaware County

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A Tennessee man who was convicted of planning an attack on a New York mosque has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison.

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President Trump denounces reports of widening Russia probe

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President Donald Trump is taking to Twitter denounce reports that the Russia investigation is widening to examine whether he tried to obstruct justice. 

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Police: Blast at China kindergarten; reports of casualties

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Police say an explosion has struck the entrance to a kindergarten in eastern China, with reports saying there have been casualties.  

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The Latest: 17 reported dead in Somalia restaurant attack

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The Latest on a suicide attack outside a restaurant in Somalia's capital.

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Fake architect busted in 'Operation Vandelay Industries'

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A fake architect named Newman has pleaded guilty to fraud after an investigation New York's attorney general dubbed ``Operation Vandelay Industries.''

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The Latest: FBI probing Virginia shooter's social media presence

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The FBI says it's investigating the social media presence and motives of the Illinois man suspected in a shooting that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and several others. 

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The Latest: Michigan governor supports 2 charged in Flint

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expressing support for two high-ranking state officials who have been charged in the Flint water investigation.

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Bill Cosby jury deliberates for 3rd day

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Jury deliberations have entered a third day in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial.

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The Latest: UPS says San Francisco shooter was an employee

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A UPS spokesman says four people were injured in a shooting at a package delivery facility in San Francisco and that the shooter was an employee.

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Congressman shot at baseball practice is avid sports fan

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Rep. Steve Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership, is known for his love of baseball and the late-night meals he often serves his colleagues in his office near the Capitol's ornate Statuary Hall.

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Jury deliberates in case of man charged in student's death

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Jury deliberations have begun in the trial of a man charged with fatally stabbing a college student during a brawl at Cornell University last summer. 

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3 bodies found in SUV identified as missing Central NY trio

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State police have confirmed three bodies found in an SUV submerged in a central New York pond are those of two adults and a child reported missing Tuesday. 

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Wallenda discusses hanging by her teeth over Niagara Falls

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The trapeze-artist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda says she'll be tethered to a helicopter when she hangs from the aircraft by her teeth as it flies over Niagara Falls.

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UPDATE: Six reported dead in London fire

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Police commander Stuart Cundy says he can, ``confirm six fatalities at this time but this figure is likely to rise during what will be a complex recovery operation over a number of days.''

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Firefighters battling massive fire in London high-rise

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Firefighters are battling a massive fire in an apartment high-rise in London.

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New York holds first driverless car test

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New York state has hosted its first ever demonstration of a driverless vehicle on public roads.

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Sessions says he long had concerns over Comey

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he never had conversations with FBI Director James Comey about his job performance before Comey's firing. 

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Body found in Ithaca apartment, police say death is 'suspicious'

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Members of the Ithaca Police Department were called Tuesday morning to an apartment in the city following reports of a body found inside. 

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U-S Canadian board to increase Ontario outflow

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The joint U.S.-Canadian board that controls outflow from Lake Ontario through a dam on the St. Lawrence River says it's increasing the releases starting on Wednesday.

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Gov. Christie plan to link lottery to pensions goes to lawmakers

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hopes the lottery will be the ticket to helping solve the state's problems fulfilling pension funds promised to public workers.

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Advocates renew push for recreational marijuana in New York

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With little more than a week left in the legislative session, some state lawmakers and community advocates are renewing the push for legalized recreational marijuana in New York state.

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Uber CEO to take leave, leadership team to run company

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will take a leave of absence for an unspecified period and let his leadership team run the troubled ride-hailing company while he's gone.

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President Trump says new health care law will be 'kind'

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President Donald Trump is having lunch with Republican senators to discuss the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. 

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Meet Emilio, the new Humboldt penguin at Syracuse zoo

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Syracuse's Rosamond Gifford Zoo has a name for its 6-week-old Humboldt penguin chick. Online voters chose the name Emilio. 

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Former NBA player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea

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Former NBA player Dennis Rodman has arrived in North Korea on his first visit since President Donald Trump took office.

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GM says it has made 130 self-driving Bolts

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General Motors says it has built 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric cars at a factory in suburban Detroit.

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Former attorney general pays $400,000 in lawsuit settlement

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Recent documents made public show Pennsylvania's former attorney general has paid $400,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former narcotics agent who claimed he was wrongly fired.

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Father sentenced after allowing teen daughter to drink vodka

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A Pennsylvania father has been sentenced to a maximum of four years in state prison after his daughter was hospitalized after drinking 17 shots of vodka.

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Woman, 55, drowns while swimming in central NY lake

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State police say a 55-year-old central New York woman has drowned while swimming in an Oneida County lake with family members.

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NYC police officer uses lifeguard skills to save 2 people

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A New York city police officer who once worked as a lifeguard put the training from his former career to work, saving two people who were struggling in water off a boardwalk in Queens.

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Bicycle accident marks Citi Bike's first fatality

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A 36-year-old man riding on a Citi Bike in Manhattan was struck and killed by a bus, becoming the first fatality involving the city's four-year bike-share program.

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Woman caught shoplifting said she was studying kleptomania

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A Wyoming college student who told officers she was working on a term paper on kleptomania after she was caught shoplifting faces three felony charges.

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Treasury has 'backup plans' to fund government

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he has ``backup plans'' to fund the government through at least the beginning of September if Congress fails to heed his request to increase the government's borrowing cap before its August break. 

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Another US appeals court keeps President Trump's travel ban blocked

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Another federal appeals court has upheld a decision blocking President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.

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Police: Rock-throwing teens injure driver, damage 5 vehicles

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State police say they've arrested three teenagers who threw rocks at vehicles traveling on an interstate highway in Albany, injuring a motorist hit by a rock that smashed through a closed sunroof.

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Hearing underway for frat brothers in Penn St pledge's death

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A preliminary hearing is underway in the case of 18 Penn State fraternity brothers accused in the death of a 19-year-old pledge earlier this year.

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New York state to shorten its Common Core tests

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New York state's education policy-makers are expected to shorten the time students spend taking the much-maligned Common Core math and English tests. 

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The Latest: Cosby won't testify at his sexual assault trial

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The defense says it's calling just one witness: the detective who led the 2005 investigation into allegations Cosby drugged and violated Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home.

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Half-staff flags, bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre

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A year after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, residents in Florida were remembering the 49 patrons who were killed at a gay nightclub with three services at the Pulse club and a large evening gathering in the heart of downtown Orlando.

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Moscow police detaining opposition protesters

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Riot police in Moscow have begun detaining demonstrators in an unsanctioned opposition rally in the center of the city.

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Fans celebrate Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup victory, parade planned

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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says there will be a victory parade for the Stanley Cup champion Penguins, but plans for the event are still being developed.

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Melania Trump, son Barron move into the White House

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President Donald Trump's wife, Melania, has made it official. She and their young son have moved into the White House. 

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Bill would let banks freeze accounts to stymie elder scams

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A bill under consideration in New York's legislature would give banks the ability to temporarily freeze the accounts of older adults when they notice activity uncharacteristic of a person's normal spending habits. 

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Survivor says grocery store killer saw her but spared her

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The sole survivor of a shooting by a Pennsylvania grocery store employee who killed three co-workers and then himself says the shooter locked eyes with her but decided to spare her life for some reason. 

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Frozen chicken cutlets being recalled, may contain milk

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A food processing company with plants in New York and Arizona is recalling 294,744 pounds of frozen chicken cutlets because the labels don't say the breading may contain milk.  

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Conviction tossed in Binghamton eatery bathroom shooting

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A man who pleaded guilty to shooting a man in a Binghamton restaurant and having a gun outside it a year later has gotten his conviction overturned because of statements he made at his sentencing.

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International board considers Lake Ontario outflow level

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A joint U.S.-Canadian board is considering options that may allow higher water flow out of Lake Ontario to ease flooding that has plagued shoreline residents and businesses for weeks.

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Popular Adirondack beach closed due to high bacteria level

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A popular state-owned beach in the southeastern Adirondacks that was plagued by sewage contamination last summer is again closed because of bacteria.  

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The Latest: Trump says Comey testimony proved no collusion

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President Donald Trump says fired FBI director James Comey's testimony Thursday proved there was ``no collusion, no obstruction'' and that ``he's a leaker.'' 

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Investigation Latest: Supermarket killer posted video describing plan Video included

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A Pennsylvania supermarket employee who shot and killed three co-workers overnight posted a video online just before the shooting where he describes his plan in detail.

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Jury hears Bill Cosby's apology for 2004 sexual encounter

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Bill Cosby told lawyers in a 2005 civil deposition that he only apologized for giving a woman pills and fondling her because he thought her mother saw him as a ``dirty old man with a young girl.''

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Sen. Gillibrand curses in speech to show frustration with Washington

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New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is using salty language to express her frustration with Washington politics.

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NY judge to stay in jail over missed DWI-related urine test

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A Rochester judge has been sent to jail without bail to await a July 6 court date on a missed urine test related to her previous drunken driving charge.

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NY Senate votes to create new crime to stop 'revenge porn'

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The New York state Senate has voted to create new criminal penalties for "revenge porn."

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Two men charged with plotting terror attacks

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Federal authorities say they've interrupted efforts to identify potential terrorism targets in New York City and Panama by arresting a man Michigan and another in New York.

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New York child marriage ban heads to Cuomo's desk

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The New York Legislature has overturned a state law that allows 14-year-olds to legally wed. 

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Search for woman missing since 1989 centers on home

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Law enforcement used a jackhammer to demolish a wall in a home on North Front Street in Milton Wednesday as they looked for Barbara Miller's remains.

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Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop

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Always Dreaming has won the 143rd Kentucky Derby, pulling away from Lookin at Lee in the slop. 

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How to make a PB & J in space

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, aboard the International Space Station, demonstrated his food preparation skills as he made a space peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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