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Average US gas price drops 7 cents as refineries bounce back

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The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline fell 7 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.62. 

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New York Gov. Cuomo pledges state aid effort for Puerto Rico

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is launching a state effort to help Puerto Rico.

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Syracuse-area high school locked down after threat

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A high school in suburban Syracuse was placed under lockdown Monday morning after a student threatened to bring a gun into the school. 

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North Korea says Trump has 'declared war' on his country

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North Korea's top diplomat says President Donald Trump's tweet that leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer'' was a declaration of war against his country by the United States. 

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McCain calls brain cancer prognosis 'very poor'

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U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a "very poor prognosis'' as he battles brain cancer. 

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Tennessee church shooting suspect has court date Wednesday

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The man charged with shooting seven people, killing one, in a Tennessee church will have his first court appearance on Wednesday. 

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Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months

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Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that may have cost Hillary Clinton's the presidency.        

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Trooper's widow sues sniper's parents for son's actions

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The widow of a Pennsylvania state trooper has sued the parents of a man convicted in her late husband's killing. 

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Thousands pack Charlottesville stadium for unity concert

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Thousands of people have packed a stadium in Charlottesville for a concert intended to raise money for charity and promote unity in the aftermath of this summer's white nationalist rallies.

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Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some WH messages

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A lawyer for President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, says his client used a personal email account to communicate with colleagues in the White House.

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Trump administration announces new travel ban

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Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday.

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Trump: Objection to protests "has nothing to do with race"

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President Donald Trump says his objection to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality ``has nothing to do with race.'' 

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1 dead, several stabbed in California prison riot

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Authorities say an inmate has been killed and several others were stabbed in a large riot at a prison on California's central coast.  

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The Latest: German election: Merkel vows to form stable govt

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pledging to form a stable government for Germany and is making clear that she doesn't plan to try running a minority government.

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Confederate flags displayed at county fair amid confusion

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Some vendors have been displaying Confederate flags at a Pennsylvania fair amid confusion about the policy in effect.

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New York Gov. Cuomo pledges state aid effort for Puerto Rico

Urban Search & Rescue teams sheltering in safe zone of hotel in Puerto Rico awaiting Hurricane Maria to move through. Urban Search & Rescue teams sheltering in safe zone of hotel in Puerto Rico awaiting Hurricane Maria to move through.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is launching a state effort to help Puerto Rico.

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1 dead, 7 wounded in Tennessee church shooting

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Nashville police say gunman captured after opening fire at church, killing 1 and injuring 7

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New York invites applications for growing, researching hemp

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Applications are open for researchers, farmers and businesses looking to participate in New York's fledgling industrial hemp industry.

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Pennsylvania sheriff says website for gun permits a scam

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A sheriff is warning that a website promising to help Pennsylvania residents apply and pay for concealed-carry gun permits online is a scam.   

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Ghost boat from New York washes ashore in Florida

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Residents and beachgoers in Melbourne Beach, Florida encountered an unusual sight on Tuesday -- a large sailboat on the sand. 

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Reports say Kylie Jenner is pregnant with first child

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Is there going to be another addition to the Jenner-Kardashian clan?   

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$3.2M project starts in Utica for housing homeless veterans

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Ground has been broken on a project aimed at providing housing for homeless veterans in central New York.

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NY taxpayers may pick up deceased ex-lawmaker's legal tab

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New York taxpayers may have to pay more than $700,000 to cover the legal expenses of a state lawmaker whose conviction on charges of lying to the FBI was vacated after his death.

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Uber to lose its license to operate in London

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London's transport authority says it won't renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security.

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Aaron Hernandez's daughter suing NFL, Patriots

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The Latest on deceased NFL star Aaron Hernandez being diagnosed with the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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Hurricane Maria strengthens slightly

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Hurricane Maria has strengthened slightly as it nears the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas.

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Snakes, birds, rats and mice removed from western NY home

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Officials with an animal welfare organization say they're removed hundreds of reptiles, birds, rats and mice from a western New York home.

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Man convicted in sex assault of 6 girls gets 30 to 87 years

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A Pennsylvania man convicted of sexually assaulting six girls from the same family, fathering two children with one of them, has been sentenced to 30 to 87 years in prison. 

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North Korea's foreign minister calls Trump's threat 'sound of dog barking'

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North Korea's foreign minister has described as "the sound of a dog barking'' President Donald Trump's threat to destroy his country. 

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President Trump issues disaster declaration in Puerto Rico

Urban Search & Rescue teams sheltering in safe zone of hotel in Puerto Rico awaiting Hurricane Maria to move through. Urban Search & Rescue teams sheltering in safe zone of hotel in Puerto Rico awaiting Hurricane Maria to move through.
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President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria slammed into the U.S. territory.

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Residents file motion to stop Sunoco pipeline project

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A Pennsylvania homeowners' association group has filed a motion to stop work on a pipeline project over environmental concerns. 

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Police: 3 used obits to steal from cars at funeral homes

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Authorities say they've arrested three people who used obituaries to plan out thefts of items left in vehicles parked at western New York funeral homes.

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Black students rally at Cornell amid student beating probe

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A national fraternity says it will close its Cornell University chapter in the wake of an investigation into an attack against a black student by a white student that police say may have been racially motivated.

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Man charged with killing Temple University student denies harming her

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A Pennsylvania man charged with killing a Temple University student is denying the allegation.

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Police: Man with gun, drugs arrested in Elmira

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A man was arrested Tuesday night after police say he had a gun while he chased a woman in Elmira.

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Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

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An independent study finds most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law.

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The Latest: Maria's death toll rises in Caribbean

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An adviser to Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says there have been seven confirmed deaths in the Caribbean country from Hurricane Maria.

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Powerful earthquake kills dozens in central Mexico

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The U.S. Geological Survey says it calculates the earthquake that struck central Mexico as magnitude 7.1   

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Walgreens, Rite Aid revise store purchase deal to $4.38B

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Walgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a combination of the nation's largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past antitrust regulators.

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Attack on black Cornell Univ. student under investigation

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Authorities in Ithaca say they're looking into whether the beating of a black Cornell University student was racially motivated. 

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NY fire department lieutenant charged with selling heroin

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The Horseheads resident was arrested Monday by the county sheriff's office after a 10-month investigation into the sale of heroin in his hometown, located near the Pennsylvania border.

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Firefighters injured while fighting massive fire at auto shop in Oswego County

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Officials say two firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling flames at an auto shop in Fulton, New York. 

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Wolf says time running out on budget deal before downgrade

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Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says Pennsylvania state government has less than two weeks to end a budget stalemate before the state's battered credit rating gets another downgrade and he must delay more payments for lack of cash. 

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Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 reorganization

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Toys R Us says court-supervised proceedings will help restructure its outstanding debt and reorganize for long-term growth.

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The Latest: President Trump makes his debut before UNGA

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The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations.

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NY state prepares Long Island for Hurricane Jose's impact

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New York state officials have deployed members of the National Guard and specialized emergency response units to Long Island to prepare for potentially severe weather caused by Hurricane Jose.

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Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 reorganization

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Toys R Us, the pioneering big box toy retailer, has announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while continuing with normal business operations.

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New area code for eastern New York

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The new 838 area code is taking effect for new phone service in eastern New York.

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Body of NJ man, 28, found in NY's Adirondack Mountains

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State police say the body of a 28-year-old New Jersey man has been found in the Adirondack High Peaks after more than a week of searching by dozens of forest rangers and volunteers.

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Deployment of NY Guardsmen, troopers to Caribbean on hold

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The deployment of more than 100 members of the New York Army National Guard and state police to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help with hurricane recovery efforts is on hold because of another storm approaching the region.

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Cuomo endorses rival and fellow Democrat de Blasio for mayor

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has endorsed his frequent rival and fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio for a second term as mayor of New York City.

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GOP eyes popular tax breaks to finance overhaul

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Republicans straining to find about $1 trillion to finance sweeping tax cuts are homing in on two popular deductions that are woven into the nation's fiscal fabric.

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NY Gov. Cuomo wants tougher rules for credit reporting firms

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing tougher state regulations for credit reporting agencies such as Equifax in the wake of the massive hacking of the Atlanta-based company's computers.

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3 die as buses collide at New York City intersection

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Police say the crash in Flushing, Queens, killed a pedestrian on the sidewalk, the tour bus driver and a passenger on the city bus.

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Fiscal group gives NY state an 'F' for budget practices

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The Chicago-based group Truth in Accounting gives the state a grade of   "F'' in its new 50-state analysis of government spending and budgeting.

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Baseball HOF getting ready for its annual film festival

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame is getting ready for its annual film festival.

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US student in acid attack in France asks prayers for suspect

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An American college student who was one of four women attacked with acid at a Marseille train station says on Facebook that she's planning to continue her "incredible opportunity'' to study in France.

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Protesters tell police: 'Stop killing us'

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Several hundred protesters observed six minutes of silence in front of the St. Louis Police Department, then chanted "stop killing us" as officers looked on from headquarters windows.

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Top diplomat says closing US Embassy in Cuba 'under review'

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the Trump administration is considering closing down the U.S. Embassy in Havana following unexplained incidents harming the health of American diplomats.

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Tourists hurt in France are students

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The four American tourists who French authorities say were attacked with acid at a train station in the city of Marseille have been identified as students at Boston College in Massachusetts. 

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Sunday's Emmys is about winners, politics, a cheeky Colbert

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The Emmy ceremony is about winners and losers. But expect politics and a cheeky turn by host Stephen Colbert too.

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The Latest: Slayings of 2 black men done in similar way

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Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, say the killings of two black men they believe were racially motivated were carried out in similar ways.

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New York coaches encouraged to teach young drivers safety

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High school coaches in New York are being encouraged to talk to their athletes about safe driving and they could win $3,000 cash for their efforts.

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Key Equifax executives departing after huge data breach

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 Equifax announced late Friday that its chief information officer and chief security officer would leave the company immediately, following the enormous breach of 143 million Americans' personal information. It also presented a litany of security efforts it made after noticing suspicious network traffic in July.

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PHOTOS: Gov. Cuomo visits US Virgin Islands to assess damage

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo headed to the U.S. Virgin Islands Friday to assess damage from Hurricane Irma and see how his state can assist in the recovery.

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President Trump invites 11-year-old boy to mow Rose Garden lawn

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The president got what you might call a grassroots display of support at the White House, welcoming an 11-year-old Virginia boy who offered to help cut the lawn. 

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Mysterious creature washes up on Texas shore after Harvey

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Scientists are struggling to identify a mysterious creature that washed up on a beach in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, according to CNN.

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London subway terror attack

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The Latest on an incident at a subway station in London.

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North Korea fires unidentified missile

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South Korea says North Korea fires unidentified missile from its capital, Pyongyang.

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Pennsylvania dad charged in 4-month-old son's shaking death

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A Pennsylvania man has been jailed in the brain injury death of his 4-month-old son in June.

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O bluetiful: Crayola announces name of new blue hue

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Crayola announced the name of its new blue crayon Thursday. Bluetiful was the top pick of fans during two months of online voting.

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PHOTOS: Fire destroys motel in Thousand Islands

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Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire that destroyed a large section of a northern New York motel in the heart of a popular Thousand Islands tourist destination.

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Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant due to lupus

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Gomez writes in an Instagram post confirmed by her publicist early Thursday that she has been somewhat out of the spotlight this summer because she was recovering from the procedure. 

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Scientists: Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinction

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A scientific group says five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle.

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The Latest: President Trump praises Irma recovery efforts

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President Donald Trump is praising the recovery efforts in Florida before departing for the state to survey damage from Hurricane Irma.

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Philly DA hopeful Krasner wants addict injection clinics

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Krasner says addicts too often leave behind used syringes where they put children and others at risk. Krasner says the clinics would distribute clean syringes to addicts.

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President Trump denies DACA deal

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President Donald Trump is denying assertions by the two top congressional Democrats that they have an agreement with him that will preserve protections for young immigrants in the U.S. illegally while adding border security without the wall he has coveted.

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Democrats say they have deal with Trump on DACA

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The President and Democrats may have also agreed on a way to move forward on border security.

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Manager of nursing home where 8 died has been charged before

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The manager of a Florida nursing home where eight people died following Hurricane Irma has a history of health-care fraud accusations.   

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NTSB: Engine problems caused copter crash that killed Troy Gentry

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Engine problems caused a helicopter crash in New Jersey last week that killed country music performer Troy Gentry and the pilot.

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The Latest: Lawyer for victim's family: 'No accountability'

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An attorney representing the family of one of the victims of a deadly Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment says he's disappointed, surprised and shocked that a judge dismissed criminal charges against the engineer.

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President Trump on taxes, wants lower corporate tax rate

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The Latest on Congress and Republican efforts to overhaul taxes.

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Other nursing homes checked after Florida deaths

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Authorities are working to check on other assisted living and retirement communities after six patients at a sweltering Florida nursing home died in Irma's aftermath.

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Regulators take step to ban Delaware River gas fracking

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A regulatory commission that oversees water quality in the Delaware River and its tributaries has taken an initial step to permanently ban natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

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1 dead, 3 injured in Washington school shooting

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Fire officials in Washington state say people have been injured and taken to a hospital after a shooting at a high school.     

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Authorities: Customs officers hazing included 'rape table'

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Three U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are accused of using a `rape table' to haze two of their colleagues at Newark Liberty International Airport.

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Man accused of killing his mom in hospital to be arraigned

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A Rhode Island man accused of fatally shooting his mother in the intensive care unit of New Hampshire's largest hospital is set to be arraigned on murder charges. 

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Authorities find pickup truck stolen from Candor Central School District Video included

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According to the Tioga County Sheriffs Office, the pickup truck stolen from the Candor Central School District last Wednesday has been found.

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The Latest: Apple may bring facial recognition to mainstream Video included

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The latest on the Apple event in California. 
 

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Babies born on back-to-back days in restaurant parking lot

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Two women have delivered healthy babies on back-to-back days in the parking lot of the same Burger King restaurant in New Jersey.

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2017 finalists for National Toy Hall of Fame announced

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No-frills toys including the paper airplane, sand and play food are among 12 finalists vying for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame.

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Man on trial for wife's killing in Sayre 17 years ago

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Testimony is underway in a New York courtroom in the murder trial of a man charged with running over his wife with a tractor-trailer in a Pennsylvania parking lot 17 years ago.

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NY hotline can help with voter access issues

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New York has a hotline to troubleshoot voter access issues during the primary election.

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Defense: Broken mind led to 'Slender Man' stabbing in Wisconsin

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The Latest on the mental competency trial of a teen accused of stabbing a classmate to appease a fictional horror character called Slender Man.

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TUESDAY ON WBNG: 'Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief'

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Tuesday night's hurricane relief telethon will begin at 8 p.m. on WBNG-TV. 

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  • The Latest: Neighbor talks about her house being shot up

    The Latest: Neighbor talks about her house being shot up

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:14:49 GMT
    Authorities say a 23-year-old white Baton Rouge man has been arrested and will be charged with murder in the fatal shootings of two black men in attacks that police said may have been racially motivated.
    Authorities say a 23-year-old white Baton Rouge man has been arrested and will be charged with murder in the fatal shootings of two black men in attacks that police said may have been racially motivated.
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