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Police: Hunter fatally shoots woman walking dogs in NY field

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Authorities say a 43-year-old woman has been accidentally shot to death by a hunter while walking her dogs in a rural field in western New York.

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The Latest: Egypt says death toll in mosque attack up to 200

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Egyptian state news agency MENA reports that 200 people have been killed in a bombing and shooting attack on a mosque in the volatile northern Sinai Peninsula, in what appeared to be the latest attack by the area's local Islamic State affiliate.

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Find a Christmas tree farm in your area

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New York officials are asking state residents to think locally when choosing a Christmas tree.

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Professors condemn school's handling of sexual harassment

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More than 400 professors from dozens of universities across the U.S. have signed a letter condemning the University of Rochester's response to sexual misconduct allegations against a professor. 

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Girl Scouts: Don't force girls to hug anyone

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Amid waves of sexual assault allegations, officials with the Girl Scouts are telling parents not to make their daughters hug anyone they don't want to, not even relatives.

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New allegations against Rose emerge from women at CBS News

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The morning show where Charlie Rose worked until being fired Tuesday is reporting that two women at CBS News claim that Rose grabbed them inappropriately, with one saying he also whispered a sexual innuendo.

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Navy says eight people recovered in plane crash, in good condition

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The U.S. Navy says eight people who were recovered from the crash of a transport aircraft in the Pacific are in good condition and the search continues for three other missing personnel.

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Teen boys charged with raping 14-year-old girl at gunpoint

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Three teen boys have been charged with raping a 14-year-old girl at gunpoint near a Pennsylvania fair.

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NY launches campaign to warn of dangers of fentanyl

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New York state is launching a new effort to inform the public about the dangers of fentanyl.

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US Navy says aircraft with 11 aboard crashed into Pacific

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The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

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Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

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David Cassidy, who came to fame as a '70s teen heartthrob and lead singer on "The Partridge Family," has died, according to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen. He was 67.

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No charges for bus driver who dropped kids at 7-Eleven

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Authorities say a substitute bus driver in Pennsylvania will not face criminal charges after dozens of elementary school students were dropped off at convenience store parking lot.

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CBS, PBS cut ties with Charlie Rose after misconduct claims

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PBS' announcement that it was terminating its relationship with the host came an hour after CBS News announced it was terminating Rose, who hosted "CBS This Morning" and contributed to "60 Minutes."

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David Sweat moved to Buffalo-area prison

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A convicted murderer and prison escapee has moved from one New York state prison to another.

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Probe underway into fatal blasts, fire at cosmetics factory

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State and local authorities are trying to determine what triggered explosions and a fire at a Hudson Valley cosmetics factory, killing one employee and injuring nearly three dozen other workers and firefighters

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Suspect arrested in Pennsylvania police officer shooting

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The man accused of fatally shooting a rookie police officer in western Pennsylvania is in custody.

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Hummus recalled over possible bacterial contamination

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A Virginia company is recalling a hummus product sold in several states because of possible bacterial contamination.

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Pistol permit renewal deadline looms for upstate New Yorkers

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State police are reminding upstate New Yorkers with pistol permits of the upcoming deadline to recertify them.

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CBS suspends Rose, PBS halts his show following allegations

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PBS says it is immediately halting distribution of Charlie Rose's interview program and CBS News suspended him following The Washington Post's report of eight women who accused the veteran newsman of multiple unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate behavior.

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4 missing in senior home inferno, officials not hopeful

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Officials say four residents are still missing following last week's fire at a Pennsylvania senior living community, and they "aren't expecting good news" as investigators survey the building's charred remains.

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Convicted killer: Civil rights violated when dreadlocks cut

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A convicted killer in an Ohio prison claims in a federal lawsuit that his civil rights have been violated by the repeated cutting of his dreadlocks.

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White House briefing twist: Give thanks, then ask questions

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders added a new, holiday-themed prerequisite for reporters wanting to ask a question at the daily briefing.

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University at Buffalo offers amnesty for overdue books

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The University at Buffalo wants its missing library books back. No questions asked.

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Chris Christie getting road named for him in home county

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is getting a legacy in his home county.

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Police: NYC cabbie's thumb severed during attack by 2 teens

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Police say they've charged two teenage boys with assault after they slashed a New York City store owner before cutting off a cabbie's thumb while trying to flee.

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Police: Man has mom as getaway driver during robbery

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Authorities in western New York say a man had his mother serve as his getaway driver while he robbed a fast-food restaurant at gunpoint.

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Macy's Parade balloon inflation hours changing this year

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Police say the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon inflation viewing will end two hours early this year, and anyone attending must be screened.

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Man convicted of killing roommate over stolen beer

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A Pennsylvania man accused of beating his roommate to death over stolen beer has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

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Up to 35 hurt in explosions at cosmetics factory

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Authorities say two explosions and a fire at a cosmetics factory north of New York City have left between 30 and 35 people injured, including seven firefighters caught in the second blast.

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President Trump intends to declare NKorea a state sponsor of terror

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President Donald Trump says he intends to declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror.

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2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is renewing his call for the chamber's ethics committee to investigate Sen. Al Franken after a second woman came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment.

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The Latest: Officials say U.S. border agent was killed in attack

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. Ted Cruz have characterized it as an attack that caused the weekend death of a border agent and injuring of a second.

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The Latest: Moore accuser says she wasn't paid to tell story

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The Latest on Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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PA Man burned by exploding chainsaw dies from his injuries

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Authorities say a Pennsylvania man who was seriously burned when his chainsaw exploded has died from his injuries.

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Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

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Cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers killed actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died. He was 83.

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Santa's in town? You need a reservation this year

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Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you'll need a reservation to see him.

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White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

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The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or slightly over half a trillion dollars.

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Aide says Trump 'discomfort' why he's not stumping for Moore

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A White House aide says President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore due to "discomfort" with allegations that the former judge initiated sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.

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Tambor doesn't see how he can return to 'Transparent'

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Actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn't see how he can return to the Amazon series "Transparent" following two allegations of sexual harassment against him.

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Woman says she was harassed by New York state employee

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An upstate New York woman says in a federal lawsuit that she was sexually harassed by a state employee, and the governor knew and did nothing to stop it.

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Trump era sparks fresh debate about nuclear war authority

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It's hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday - the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war.
No detail seems to have been overlooked.

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New mountain biking trails open in Catskills

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New multi-use trails have been established on state-owned forest land in the Catskills. The trails are being promoted as a mountain biking destination.

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Abuse victims: National attention should spur NY reforms

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New York child molestation victims are hoping the national focus on sexual misconduct allegations roiling Hollywood, the media and national politics will convince lawmakers to allow victims to sue for decades-old abuse.

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CAPITOL WATCH: 2018 legislative agenda coming into focus

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New York state lawmakers are predicting the return of several thorny debates in 2018. 

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Former NY teacher sentenced for sexually explicit texts

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A former New York teacher is going to prison for sending sexually explicit text messages to a 12-year-old girl. Scott Schaefer pleaded guilty in August to disseminating indecent material to minors.  

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Hunting season for deer starts across much of NY Saturday

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Hunting season for big game starts across much of New York state this weekend.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy.

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Pentagon: Retweet of call for Trump to resign was accidental

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The Pentagon says an authorized operator of its Twitter page accidentally retweeted a tweet urging President Donald Trump to resign.

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Keystone pipeline leak days before Nebraska expansion ruling

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The Keystone pipeline has leaked 210,000 gallons of oil in rural South Dakota but officials don't believe it has polluted water.

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9 alleged NY drug dealers, California supplier charged

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Authorities say they've charged nine upstate New York drug dealers and their California supplier following an investigation that targeted fake prescription painkillers.

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Thanksgiving fixings cost less this year in NY, says survey

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Here's something to be thankful for: the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is down a bit from last year.

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Gillibrand: Bill Clinton should've resigned over sex affair

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says former Democratic President Bill Clinton should have resigned over his sexual affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky 20 years ago.

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20 injured in fire at Pennsylvania senior living community

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At least 20 people have been injured in a massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylvania.

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Panel approves new rules for transgender student athletes

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Transgender high school athletes in New Jersey no longer have to prove their gender identity.

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8-year-old boy returns lost wallet, $1,700 to mugging victim

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An 8-year-old upstate New York boy is being applauded after finding a crime victim's cash-filled wallet in New York City and returning it to the man.

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Police: Driver being sought by cops found dead on highway

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Authorities say a police vehicle pursuit that started outside Syracuse ended with a 22-year-old man dead after being hit by a tractor-trailer and a 16-year-old boy in custody.

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Ex-volleyball coach admits sexting students

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A former volleyball coach for two Pennsylvania high schools has admitted sexting female students.

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1st woman to hold National Guard's top enlisted post

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A 23-year veteran of the U.S. military now serving as the top enlisted leader of the New York Army and Air National Guard is the first woman to hold the position.

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NY creates new suicide prevention task force

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New York state is creating a suicide prevention task force to study ways to reduce the number of New Yorkers who take their own lives.

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New York council passes bill to make revenge porn a crime

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New York City Council members have passed legislation that would make it a crime to share intimate images of people with an aim to embarrass or hurt them.

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The Latest: White House OKs Senate review of Franken

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Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he doesn't remember a USO Tour skit "in the same way" as a fellow performer who alleges he kissed her against her will. He also says he shouldn't have posed for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept. Los Angeles radio anchor Leeann Tweeden accused Franken on Thursday of improper conduct during ...

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DA: Troopers justified in using deadly force in shooting

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A prosecutor says Pennsylvania state troopers were justified in using deadly force in a roadside confrontation in which a trooper was shot last week. 

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Officials: Man who shot up store sought job before shooting

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Authorities say the man accused of spraying the entrance of a suburban Buffalo retails store with gunfire had requested a job application before he began shooting. 

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Leonardo Da Vinci Christ painting sells for record $450M

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A rare painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci of Christ holding a crystal orb has sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at a New York auction.

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Coroner: Mom dies while trying to clean from son's overdose

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Officials say a Pennsylvania woman may have died after coming into contact with drugs while trying to clean up from her son's suspected overdose.

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New York's state-run ski centers in Adirondacks to open

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New York's state-run ski centers in the Adirondacks are ready to open, after a recent cold snap allowed them to make snow around the clock.

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Northern California gunman's wife found dead in home

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Authorities say the wife of a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a Northern California town was found dead inside their home.

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The Latest: Bystander drove car into gunman during Cheektowaga shooting

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The Latest on the shooting at a suburban Buffalo retail store that left one person wounded.

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Elmira police standoff lasts more than 12 hours

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A standoff that began in Elmira Tuesday afternoon has come to an end, according to police.

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Stove Top selling Thanksgiving dinner-friendly pants

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Stove Top says it wants to allow people to "enjoy more of Thanksgiving in comfort and style."

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Tuberculosis case reported in Syracuse school district

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Health officials in central New York say they have identified an active case of tuberculosis in the Syracuse City School District.

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Rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci to be auctioned in New York

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A painting thought by scholars to be one of only a few by Leonardo da Vinci to have survived the half-millennia since the artist's death is set to be auctioned Wednesday in New York.

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Hunting season for deer starts across much of NY Saturday

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Hunting season for big game starts across much of New York state this weekend.

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Police hunt killer after 4th slaying in Tampa neighborhood

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Police and federal agents with rifles checked car trunks, banged on doors and gathered forensic evidence in a Tampa neighborhood Tuesday as they hunted for the killer believed responsible for gunning down four people for no apparent reason in just over a month. 

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President Trump approves disaster aid for Lake Ontario flooding

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Federal recovery aid will be coming to Lake Ontario shoreline communities after President Donald Trump issued a major disaster declaration for spring and summer flooding.

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5 dead in California shootings, including gunman

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Authorities say a series of shootings in rural Northern California left five people dead, including the shooter, and that two children were among the wounded.

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Petition to keep Tappan Zee Bridge name gets 45,000 signers

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A petition to remove the late Gov. Mario Cuomo's name from the new Tappan Zee Bridge has garnered more than 45,000 signatures.

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Mayor Rich David among dozens of New York mayors urging defeat of tax overhaul

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Mayors from Albany, Binghamton and more than four dozen other New York cities and towns are urging members of Congress to reject the Republican tax overhaul.

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Suspect in shooting of trooper discharged from hospital

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A man accused of shooting a state police corporal several times during a traffic stop last week has been discharged from a hospital and is now in prison.

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Pennsylvania budget package hit by $200M lawsuit

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A Pennsylvania state budget that relies heavily on one-time cash infusions is facing a $200 million lawsuit in federal court.

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Video recovered, 10 more charged in Penn State frat death

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Investigators are filing new charges after recovering deleted security camera footage taken in a Penn State fraternity house the night a pledge consumed a dangerous amount of alcohol and suffered fatal injuries.

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Iran's death toll from earthquake rises to more than 400

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An Iranian disaster management official says Iran's death toll from a powerful earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border has risen to 407.

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Monday marks #WorldKindnessDay

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The World Kindness Movement started World Kindness Day in 1998 and has spread to 28 countries

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Deputy sheriff collapses during training run, dies

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An upstate New York police officer has died after collapsing while exercising.

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6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Costa Rica

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A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 has shaken Costa Rica, knocking items from shelves and sending people rushing outside in panic.

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At least 300 dead, thousands injured in 7.3 earthquake

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Iran's state-run news agency says the country's death toll in the powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border has risen to 328 people killed.

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New York politicians rally against tax cut bill

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The Senate's top Democrat called on New York and New Jersey representatives to defeat the tax cut bill, saying solid opposition can defeat it.

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The Latest: At least 30 dead, 200 hurt in Iran-Iraq quake

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An Iranian official says at least 30 people died in Iran when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit near the Iran-Iraq border region. Deputy Gov. Mojtaba Nikkerdar of Iran's Kermanshah province also says more than 200 people suffered injuries.

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Church attack fundraiser raises more than $50K

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Organizers say their fundraiser barbecue has raised more than $50,000 for the families of those killed in a mass shooting at a Texas church.

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Energy assistance program applications open Monday

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Officials in New York are urging low-income families, seniors and individuals to sign up for home heating assistance before the temperatures drop this winter.

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Trump dogged by Russia questions near trip's end

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President Donald Trump's lengthy Asia trip is winding down as it began, with a visit meant to be centered on trade and North Korea shadowed by questions about Russia.

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Police search for woman seen mailing stolen art to museum

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The New York Police Department says it wants to question a woman caught on video mailing stolen art back to the Museum of Modern Art.

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NY governor signs bill to allow medical marijuana for PTSD

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana. 

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Buffalo to be site of monument honoring black veterans

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A new monument planned for Buffalo's waterfront will honor African-American military veterans. 

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Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrives in NYC

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in New York City. The giant Rockefeller Center tree arrived Saturday.

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